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posted a review of Various - One Dub. over 9 years ago
The aim of One Dub is to deliver the largest offer possible as Dub's representation in all his splendour, btw be careful don't expect the famous psydub from Hallucinogen or Ott alike artists but more Reggae-Dub , roots or warm Dub productions here ... See full review
posted a review of Snyper - Bulletproof. over 9 years ago
Bulletproof =>

1=> We've got a big round & deaf bass with hacked brass lead the whole rocked in an hypnotic technoish background with some electrified metallic tones. It's not fully dance floor yet, rather sort of musical "aperitif" of what's coming ... See full review
posted a review of Chamar - Chamaring Vol.1. over 9 years ago
Pray :It's about something is being filled mysterious atmosphere , it's like if you penetrate a chemistry laboratory with nobody inside, only you contemplating strange noisy, coloured liquids physics reactions

Dochacky : an hypnotic psycho-groovy tune ... See full review
posted a review of Troll Scientists - Sir Eel. over 9 years ago
From the start we've got a good idea from what to expect all along the album, as it begins heavily in few seconds. Actually, after a very swift intro that could let you imagine you gonna have some chill... then Bing Badabooum !
Some exotic flute are ... See full review
posted a review of Matenda - Natural Development. over 9 years ago
If we count all the album released by Denis Matenda under his projects Matenda & Chilling Matenda, Natural Development is his fifth album.

This new opus keeps going with the summer sunny sounds & cloudy, floating harmonies which were the trademarks of ... See full review
posted a review of Polyploid - Grow Your Own. over 9 years ago
1 Some mental ambient-break beat, trouble atmosphere , could remind some old industrial ambient from the mid 90's.

2 Still on the brekbeat's veine whereas the techno side let place to Dub tones here & even some Goa influences appears on the ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Take Over. over 9 years ago
2 tracks constitutes the climax of this v/a:

The Skeletone - Roots is particurlarly amazing, there's this special old school flavour a la 'Pigs In Space' (an old boisterous & energic Oforia project).

In a totally different style, the Skallstars - ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Binary Sequence. over 9 years ago
1. Noble Savage (Marko Yliluoma) - Angelic Visitations

In a Darkpsy style, it's a quite common stuff not especially attractive, neither bad nor good, just one more piece in the immensity of the whole darkpsy production which is quite productive...

... See full review
posted a review of Life Extension - Side Effects. over 9 years ago

1> It was a long time since i last listened to a Protoculture (Nathaniel Raubenheimer)'s production, so i didn't know what to expect here. The style is still morning full on, but it has gained in smashing & heaviness. From 4'32, the tune evolves ... See full review
posted a review of Lost Buddha - Regeneration EP. over 9 years ago
Embryo => Will surely reminds many good memories to all old schoolers due to its identifiable Transwave influence. Especially the Helium album period ; indeed it's kinda alchemy of My Dear Medical Assurance, Zero Density& Hypnorhythm with other fresh ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Chiller Vol. 1. over 9 years ago
1> If you listened to his album 'A Cup Of Tea', you already know what kind of production you can expect from this French artist Kick Bong as Pure Love is in the following. The atmosphere is cloudy, ethereal, hypnotic.

2> Kuba delivers some exotic dub ... See full review
posted a review of Mindsphere - Inner Cyclone. over 9 years ago

For their real last release, i will pass on the reasons of the death of this net label (check Metapsychic site or myspace page for further infos), Octodur & Cosmogenesis/Vasilis from Metapsychic have decided to let for free to the people this nice ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Future Memories. over 9 years ago

Eat Static (Merv Pepler and Joie Hinton) - Sands of Time, contains a majority of sharp tones with a bucolic forest walk's feeling riding a horse at a walking pace ; it's something very calm, peaceful, bracing or yet climatic.

2. ... See full review
posted a review of Haltya - Book Of Nature. over 9 years ago
Track 1 is just a quick spoken intro of the album, the music really starts with next track.

2 => We've got typical Funkadelik music here : bouncy, bracing with some funny sounds embellishing the whole & a nice deep purring bassline. The rhythmic is ... See full review
posted a review of Eat Static - Back To Earth. over 9 years ago

Tuned Mass Damper => Twisted techno/ambient experimental production with unpolished tones & weird, mad samples as you could expect from Eat Static, cold nightish feeling here.

Pharaoh => Is about a very Oriental tune nicely ... See full review
posted a review of Kuba (3) - How The Future Sounded. over 9 years ago
It's the tenth Chillcode's release, so it's somehow an event in the label history. In order to celebrate it, the German label comes back with a second Kuba's album. Quite shared on first Laurence Harvey's productions released on the label, i wasn't ... See full review
posted a review of Abakus - The Jaguar EP. over 9 years ago
Indeed this album is close in a way in its concept to the
Gringolocomotion one from Ian Ion, i mean a non-stop concept album
mixing different styles. At the exception here , the sound is punchier
& more eclectic, psychedelic also. By the way, the ... See full review
posted a review of Mauxuam - Viceversa. over 9 years ago
I had to try a listen through different moments of the day in order to find when Mauxua's ( Maurizio Liguori ) music is the more effective on my mood. My opinion is Viceversa fits much better for a night listening or more exactly when the outdoor context ... See full review
posted a review of Kaya Project - ...And So It Goes. over 9 years ago
An acoustic ethno-chill album with vocals, on the paper the concept didn't amaze me that much.
soon i understood the form it took through the use of bassoon in several
tracks or warm, muffled & soft African vocals or country-folk
influences; i ... See full review
posted a review of Noisy Pipes - Out Of Sync With This World. over 9 years ago
Crawling, Seeking opens the cd with an evident EBM influence in a mid-tempo & freestyle mode. The fat electric guitar, kindly noisy, saturated, reminds me a bit of Tim Schuldt's style. This opening, at the image of the album is quite eclectic in his ... See full review
posted a review of Liquid Stranger - The Invisible Conquest. over 9 years ago
Now, let's take some time for decrypting some of the songs in The Invisible Conquest.

2 Liquid Stranger On The Run (2007) (5:56)

The opening is especially interesting, it puts you nicely in an expectation feeling. There's immediately coming in my ... See full review
posted a review of Ozmali - Forest Fusion. over 9 years ago
Forest Fusion , what kind of musical trip ? =>

Night Travelling, We've got an happy & bouncing tune in guise of opening for the album. There's some soft tones typical for rocking babies (this kinda of "carillon" also appears on track 8. Quite ... See full review
posted a review of Electric Universe - Unify. over 13 years ago
A very nice album which major singularity resides in the use of warm & springlike tones.

The king of Harmony Boris Blenn delivers with Unify a splendid old goa trance album with some energic (6,7), others floating (1,4)and chill out (9,10) stuffs but ... See full review
posted a review of Slum (2) - Make Rainbow In Your Slum. over 13 years ago
Slum's sound is very close to Phi's one, at the little difference the tones are less polished, more twisted. You almost always find a funky bass & frequently electric riffs. Now here are some specifities in each track:

1> Welcome, welcome seems to ... See full review
posted a review of Dissociactive - Blockout. over 13 years ago
In Blockout you will find melodies, metallic sounds, high energy, night boisterous silly envoronment, pumping beats plus electrising riffs; some nice voice samples are present too on several tracks.
Moosya In space could remind you some of the old ... See full review
posted a review of Procs - Stuck In The Oven With Me. over 13 years ago
Procs produces mental & fine darkpsy with a techno groove which a good thing changing from the ultra dominant smashing heavy darkpsy beat.
It's easy to listen & furthermore the album receal a smooth flow.In another hand, while progressing the listen, ... See full review
posted a review of James Reipas - Uwaga. over 13 years ago
James Reipas's sound is unique, why? Because it's a mix of live acoustic instruments & hardware synths with Midi system, furthermore musically the tracks are electic in a bald, even strongly bald style which is truely atypic for the psytrance scene. By ... See full review
posted a review of Chilling Matenda - Chilling Matenda. over 13 years ago
Denis Matenda posseses a rare power, the one of make you believe that you’re always spending your time through sunny, trippy & floating hollidays whereas you’re only listening to his chill productions & the weather is indeed, probably tourmented.
posted a review of Entheogenic - Dialogue Of The Speakers. over 13 years ago
Helmut Glavar & Piers Oak-Rhind are names not easy to remember. Entheogenic is, at contrary, a name which is henceforth very popular through the psytrance & chill scenes.
So, Dialogue Of The Speakers is the opportunity of checking the evolution of ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Ziki - Tokyo ►► Tel-Aviv. over 13 years ago
Another Israeli melodic full on compilation among the numerous released ones, but here for once nothing too much commercial, cheesy or fluffy; nothing revolutionnary or new (artists or compositions) but pleasant, effective tunes.

- 1 Here ... See full review
posted a review of Etic - Feedback. over 13 years ago
I find that Etic has really improved his production skills since Touch Ups.
The sound has evolved to more groovy-full on (like some Com.pact & moonstone stuffs) instead of pure groove.
The cover too has benefited from a decent cover compared to his ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Buckle Up Vol. 2 - The Trancelucent Garage. over 13 years ago
The artwork is the most awful thing i ever see in the psytrance scene, more vulgar isn't possible.

Concerning the music, it's globally not my cup of tea (cheessy,fluffy comercial clubtrance).

Excepting the Misted Muppet , even if Dagan remains ... See full review
posted a review of Goa Gil - Karmageddon. over 13 years ago

Don't expect master dj skills showcase from old trance guru Goa Gil meanwhile be sure his track selection rocks: only pure dark psytrance without compromises with high bpm, the artists name are relativly underground from the mass.

The Nommos is the ... See full review
posted a review of Chilling Matenda - Mediteran. over 13 years ago
Mediteran from Denis Matenda ?

In summertime, it’s end of afternoon, the beach, the sea, the sun and you. The sun isn’t burning anymore, his beams are just tickling your body. Little by little the beach results deserted and the sand is now lukewarm ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Peace Therapy. over 14 years ago
I guess this compilation pretends to provide chill out tunes. Indeed taking each track one by one, results musically mediocrely average ; but if considering the 9 tracks as a global flow sounds much better. The main problem is the level production that ... See full review
posted a review of Kick Bong - A Cup Of Tea?. over 14 years ago
I would like trying to draw your attention on 'A cup of tea?' the debut album of Kick Bong (Franck Jousselin), a french artist that you may remember due to some tracks released on chill Out Spirit Zone compilations like tracks Vaporum or Chill's.

Kick ... See full review
posted a review of Lish - Free Fall. over 14 years ago
Second album from Lish (Lior Maimon & Shay Taib), first to be released on Com.pact (beware first hours fans, here they're not providing their debut style made of night minimal prog like in their first album).

I don't feel the need to provide a track ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Lightbeams : Melodic Psytrance. over 14 years ago
The track from Plexus is an extract of their album, one of their best tune. All the rest of the comp are unreleased tracks. Very good work comes from Domi, Yahel+Jorg (i don't agree with Deathposture , this track contains nice harmony fill in with ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Intra Muros. over 14 years ago
Tetraktys delivers 2 tracks : ‘Ptah’ & ‘Mechanical Unit’. These 2 ones are good with his usual worked sounds. For example, the killer Mechanical Unit uses the sample of modem’s chant (you know when this machine is dialing to connect you on internet), ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Travel Pack. over 14 years ago
The cover art is very singular. About the music you’ve got 7 tracks (maybe one more would have be better). 2 comes from Luna Spice ‘Cosmik Aum ‘ & ‘Texture’, my preference goes for the first as the second fits a bit long (if more concentrated it would ... See full review
posted a review of Taruna - World Fusion. over 14 years ago
It's the first album of Taruna (Jürgen Eppinger) recorded and poduced at Bali. The title of the album says it all :World Fusion is an ambient-world album. If you're open minded and like asian sounds,worldbeats and cool music , listen to it. This album ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Antaro - Sola Sonorum. over 14 years ago
First, i think honestly that's the best compilation i've heard from Spirit Zone. Bamboo's track got warm tones, little samba influenced rythmic, nice one. Biotonic delivers their personnal psytrance style, the title "Dynamic Bounces" says it all, very ... See full review
posted a review of Various - U.F.S 3 - Unidentified Forms Of Sound. over 14 years ago
The 5 first tracks are either very good or awezome. very good stuff are (3,4,5),nice energic worked sounds. Doremifas from Infected Mushroom isn't really a "doremifa melody" but a kinda melody which reminds some circus one. Awesome tracks are from Eat ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Generations. over 14 years ago
This best-of compilation was selected by Dj Eyal Yankovich. After, Spirit Zone, Phonokol or 3D Vision now comes as you notice, a joint best-of between cd1:Yoyo (1995)& cd2:Hom Mega (1997).
Ideal for all newcomers to Trance or for collectors, you may ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Amalgamated Amalgamation. over 14 years ago
This compilation done by Shahar from Isratrance, is composed of one half with israeli stufs and the other with swedish ones (except famous german X Dream). The Style evolves between psytrance & minimal trance with some cream top artists from both ... See full review
posted a review of Gabriel Le Mar - Hear And Now. over 14 years ago
This album is a cocktail composed of 1 /3 of Trance,1 /3 of World and 1 /3 of Chill out.

It oscillates between 86 and 141 BPM begining with the fastest tracks in a more Trance style (tracks 1,2,3,4,5) and evolving progresively with slowest ones into ... See full review
posted a review of Element - Full Moon. over 14 years ago
Element represents for me the best thing that happened to Trance in 1999. So, may be i won’t be very objective in my reaction coz Element is still my actual favorite trance band since i dicovered them.

At first, i was a bit frightened by the presence ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Force. over 14 years ago
T1 : Honest track without more, with some funny,weird &crazy samples & sounds.
T2 : Good one,very much skazi sounding i like particurlarly the dark deaf sound like a an elephant trumpetting.
T3 :Essentially Skazi sounding , i don’t have discerned the ... See full review
posted a review of Juno Reactor - Labyrinth. over 14 years ago
1- Conquistador 1
2- Conquistador 2

Both track, what a surprise, are connected & mixed without break, indeed let’s say that part 1 is the intro of part 2 (the core dancefloor).

So the 1st one is very calm, in addition of the vibraphone, the ... See full review
posted a review of Quantum (2) - Flangerized. over 14 years ago
Even if it’s not revolutionnary sound speaking, i’m quite fan of this unpolish dark flavoured & slighlty psychedelic sound with catching & funny melody for me in Flangerized. Which is after all is not that much usual from israelian artist (it reminds me ... See full review