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posted a comment on Delerium - Semantic Spaces. about 12 hours ago
"This one's strictly for soundtracking New Age apothecaries and middle aged yoga sessions."

That's some funny sh*t right there. I love FLA and the early albums from Delerium were moody and atmospheric. But this just doesn't connect. It's poppy and... See full review
posted a review of Various - Shameless Squad - Vol. 2. about 21 hours ago
Was hoping for a peek back into the glory days (2004-2010) of South African psytrance, but aside from some pretty splat tacular acid in places, this is stop and start full on with cringe worthy samples. The ever reliable veteran sHift was the best... See full review
posted a comment on BEEL - Acid Time. 3 days ago
Sooooooo boring. I love the acid bits, but you hear the song in the first 20 seconds then what the hell do you need the other 6 or 7 minutes for?
posted a comment on Astral Projection - One. 4 days ago
Spot on Ivan. One is a really good track from the guys who brought us a f*ckton of good tracks. It's a shame the remixes are all limp-dick efforts that sound like the generic full-on machine got stuck. The last minimal effort fails because,... See full review
posted a review of Paul Oakenfold - Tranceport. 5 days ago
Not a bad mix Cd even though his mixing isn't that impressive. Much of the music is decent with several anthems. I felt Purple and Someone went on way too long with the latter cringeworthy in its cheese. The sample in the middle of El Nino has me... See full review
posted a comment on Radical Distortion - Psychedelic Dreams. 12 days ago
11 years later I find this still holds up. Uptempo, melodic goa music that doesn't pretend to be anything else. Sure it sounds like Transwave or MFG, but with their updated production it's like a fresh coat of paint. I continually find myself bouncing... See full review
posted a comment on Ovnimoon - Heart Of Goa V5. 16 days ago
This is some woefully average, unremarkable music. Just because you can release music, doesn't mean you should.
posted a comment on Astral Projection Vs. Trilithon Feat. Special K (3) - Burning Up. 22 days ago
Catchy and cheesy with breathless homage to having an STD and obligatory piano riff. This ain't your daddy's Astral. It is what it is, but you can almost feel the cash grab.
posted a comment on SwaraTrip - Carnatic. 29 days ago
Interesting mix of foresty type psytrance and some goa melodies. Favorite track was Madhyama. He just released an album on Neogoa records so I'm looking forward to see how his sound has grown.
posted a comment on Jacid - Selected Worx 2018. 29 days ago
The first track was great then it's like he lost the desire to be creative. Meh.
posted a comment on Maiia303 - Levels Of Imagination. 29 days ago
Another solid album of psytrance with strong goa flavor. Nice listen.
posted a comment on Atmosphere (2) - Mi Vida Local. 30 days ago
Very laid back album. Decent and perhaps more mature Slug, but there wasn't a single track that I had to have on repeat.
posted a comment on Prānā* - Remixes 2015. about 1 month ago
Sure it's only three tracks remixed, but there is some solid goa trance to be found here. The remixes are great because they sound different from the original with each project putting their personal spin on some classic music. Nervasystem tkaes the... See full review
posted a review of Various - The World Of Goa Trance. 2 months ago
This was the first disc that plunged me down the rabbit hole of goa trance. It indeed has high nostalgia value for me and I believe it to be a great introduction to goa. That melody in Camaro Kanitou during the break? Other worldly and so exotic... See full review
posted a review of K.U.R.O. & Charm (2) - Japanese Vibrations. 2 months ago
We are very blessed as a small community to have a label that releases music that from a bygone era. It's a lot of work recovering the past and putting it all together in a release today. This is a 3-disc compendium of older goa trance sometimes... See full review
posted a comment on Various - ZNA Gathering Retro-Futuristic Compilation II. 3 months ago
The first time I heard this I wasn't impressed, but further listens have really endeared it to me. Densely old-school and entrancing.
posted a comment on Eskimo (3) - Take A Look Out There. 4 months ago
Excruciating to listen to these days. Some things just don't hold up well.
posted a comment on Tim Schuldt - Single Collection. 5 months ago
This is a varied collection from a guy that refused to be pigeon holed into any one category. Tim was always known for his left of center industrial slant on psytrance and that is well incorporated here. Tracks like Om Shiva sound dark and brooding... See full review
posted a comment on Cybernetika - Promo #1 2006. 5 months ago
This very early release in the career of Lars Goosens revealed a roadmap of where he would eventually travel. Sure it has its fill of galloping bass lines that saturated psytrance in the mid 2000's, but it also has the heavy science fiction vibe that... See full review
posted a comment on Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth. 9 months ago
This album bored the absolute sh*t outta me. Focus Lupe, focus!
posted a comment on Lifesavas - Spirit In Stone. 9 months ago
Tough to make it through this album, but HelloHiHey is an absolute clever classic.
posted a comment on Funkygong* - Through The Past Trip. 10 months ago
Decent effort, but not going to blow the doors off your Toyota.
posted a comment on Cosmic Tone - Resources. 10 months ago
He did this album already back in 2006. It was called Singularity. I mean seriously how is it possible to make the same track 9 times in a row?
posted a comment on Tranquility Base Project - Mindshift. 10 months ago
I can't say that I particularly enjoyed this one. An hour of music stuffed into just 5 tracks doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room. With tracks that long the mind is in danger of wandering and mine certainly did. It's decent, but doesn't do anything... See full review
posted a review of Dan Scott (9) - The Universe Within. 10 months ago
Anyone hoping that this would be a return to the glory days of Nexus Media will be disappointed. Back in the mid 2000's they were known for darker, night-time fullon that always had sinister melodies. Was constantly building towards something. ... See full review
posted a comment on Chi-A.D. - Anno Domini. 10 months ago
Love this album. Some great, varied tunes that all have an epic presence.
posted a comment on 01-N - Freak Frequency. 12 months ago
Another effort where the artist fails to attain the power and quality of his Acid Experiments release from 2015. This is again, too full-on based and lacking in soul. I would call it a goa trance shell. Sorry to be harsh, but there is better goa... See full review
posted a comment on 01-N - Quintessence. 12 months ago
If I could give it a true rating it would be more along the 3.5 stars rather than 4. A bit too full-oney for me. But Panic Disorder is a great track.
posted a comment on Ominus - Psychic Race / Saucer Dip. 12 months ago
Yeah, not the best offering from this project. Calling this goa trance I feel is a bit of a stretch.
posted a comment on Subcouds - Greenflow / I Can Feel You....Birds. 12 months ago
I Can Feel You...Birds is a bruising track full of power and bubbly leads. Fantastic.
posted a comment on Chi-a.d. - Virtual Spirit. about 1 year ago
The shine has come off this diamond for me. As music tastes change (speaking for myself) I like layers, reverb, and delay without the overuse of samples. While still a good album, it's not one that I constantly reach for.
posted a comment on Jay:Z* - 4:44. about 1 year ago
Dude, we get it. You're rich and married to the hottest chick in the game. How many subpar albums does he want to release? Do you remember what a beat was? I don't wish misfortune on anyone, but it sounds like a little hardship needs to come your... See full review
posted a comment on Blueprint - The Weightroom. about 1 year ago
This first effort is not good, but rest easy because he gets better on subsequent albums.
posted a comment on Pharcyde* - Plain Rap. about 1 year ago
Sigh. What happened to the Bizzare Ride Pharcyde? There is no question these guys still had the rapping skills, but their beats took a nap. Excitement level: Zzzzzz....
posted a comment on The Pharcyde - Sold My Soul (The Remix & Rarity Collection). about 1 year ago
This is a 2-CD set of remixes that are mostly vastly inferior to the originals.
posted a comment on Proxeeus - Celephaïs. about 1 year ago
Funky drummer downtempo goa trance with some dubby bass. Sometimes it goes on too long, but overall an enjoyable listen. Serannian is truly delectable.
posted a comment on DJ Nick (5) - Goa Times - Now And Then. about 1 year ago
Yeah, we gonna agree to disagree here. But, hey, musical tastes!
posted a comment on Artifact303 - Back To Space. about 1 year ago
A stunning showcase of cosmic space goa with acidic spirals and deep layers. Can't believe it's been 8 years.
posted a comment on Asia 2001 - Râ. about 1 year ago
This hasn't held up very well. The detail is lacking and I don't feel any emotion behind the music. Certainly not this artist's strongest effort.
posted a comment on Koxbox - Insect / Insect Bite. about 1 year ago
The ominous way that lead sneaks into an otherwise unremarkable track gives one goosebumps!
posted a comment on Mic Geronimo - The Natural. about 1 year ago
Maybe not every song and I easily could've done without the nonsense at the end of each track but it certainly has that gritty east coast feel. Boom bap style. His best album by far.
posted a comment on Mic Geronimo - Vendetta. about 1 year ago
Bit of a snooze. The last track is the best on the album.
posted a comment on Cosmosis - Cosmology. about 1 year ago
An almost perfect goa trance release that hits all the sweet spots.
posted a comment on Various - Natural Elements. about 1 year ago
A whole lot of mediocrity to be found here. None of it memorable.
posted a review of Mahiane - Oxycanta III. about 1 year ago
I don't believe this to be one of their greatest releases, but that's more because they have produced some of the greatest chill-out ever. This is still good, very slow moving relaxing music that hovers pretty close to the drone side of ambient while... See full review
posted a comment on Various - Peace Therapy. about 1 year ago
I agree with the previous review. It's not chill and not psy, but somewhere nestled within that annoying limbo in between. Certainly cannot hold up with the passage of time.
posted a comment on The Hood Internet Vs Tobacco (3) Vs Felt (2) - The Hood Internet X Tobacco X Felt. about 1 year ago
I would've liked this better had the music not been so loud and annoying.
posted a comment on Xerxes The Dark - Astral Code Connection. about 1 year ago
Unfortunately this didn't appeal to me. It sounds like experimental tinkering without the dark vibes.
posted a comment on Dj Adept - The Mystery Of Crystal Worlds. about 1 year ago
Recently came back to this and it is just stunning. Track after track of brilliance.
posted a comment on Various - Trip Through Sound 2. about 1 year ago
Holy sh*t is this boring. Comparing this 2nd version with the first is like comparing Taco Bell with Ruth Chris Steakhouse. Sure it's mainly psytrance this time around, but it's not really good psytrance.