About me
From my collection you will notice I am a big fan of midnineties goa trance, but I enjoy many types of psychedelic electronica, including, but not limited to, melodic goa trance, dark goa trance, new skool goa trance, old skool progressive psychedelic trance, mainstream progressive trance, tech trance, forest trance, contemporary dark psychedelic trance, old skool psychedelic beatless and beat ambient, contemporary psychedelic beatless ambient, psychedelic dub, mainstream psychedelic ambient, old skool, new skool, new old skool, full-on, night full-on and 2-4pm full on. I try not to bother about genres.

But let’s not waste any more words. Below I give you my very own

Wall Of Fame – Albums you can’t go wrong of



Do I sell/trade?
Well, there’s my sales list. Some of that I would be very happy to practically give or trade away in bunches. The prices are just if you only purchase one item. Feel free to contact me!

Some items, of course, may be harder to reduce in price but I’m generally a reasonable fellow.

As for my wantlist, some items have been graded. These refers to my interest in hearing/owning the items. That may be the case for both new shelf items or old OOP items, so a rating says nothing about how much I am willing to pay ... -_-

Reviewing policy
I decided long ago only to review albums I own and only place the review on album versions I own or have owned.

Ratingsystem
In a continous effort to make my ratings more guideful for my readers, I downgraded most of my records by 1 star in May 2006. This stricter grading policy has in turn given more space to differentiate between the albums I really appreciate. After all, they do account for a large parcel of my collection.

Accordingly, rating 3 in my book is a good album, a "safe purchase", that I am most likely not trading or selling. Rating 2 is practically my default setting and rating 1 something I could be happy to part with. Rating 4 is freaking good and rating 5 a classic in my book.

1. frisbee-time and / or forgettable
2. well ...
3. safe purchase
4. highly recommended purchase
5. essential

Hency my current average of about 2.8 which I consider reasonable.

The ogger community
Some discogs acquintances and friends I have dealt with and can recommend:

Canada
niobium aka Mike
dustoff

Denmark
deathposture aka Martin
Drosophila aka Henrik
MichaelSplint
psymas aka mad crazy goa lover Thomas

France
Villars aka Manu Chaman
InFecTeD_gOa aka Grossel Christophe

Germany
kalex aka Alexander

Holland
Istvan aka Lukas. Doublecheck his descriptions of cds and artwork!!

Israel
jooloos aka David
psygoatdelic aka Moti

Italy
draeke aka Federico

Norway
MattMan aka Matti from Oslo. Fast, reliable trader!
PKS aka labelowner Per

Poland
antic, aka Artur. Biggest psy freak in Poland ;o)

Russia
lobnor aka Alex. Be sure to agree on details, and everything should be fine :o)

South Africa
Hitechhippy aka namebrother Michael

Spain
303 aka Daniel H. from Madrid

Sweden
Blindman aka Mats
Subwax aka Jimi Disko

U.K.
Senobyte aka Soren

U.S.
devious aka Aaron. The man sold his entire psy collection! The horror ...


One of the designers, Line, of SM at work in a European basement somewhere ...

Some miscellaneous stuff ...

Psychedelic links
Psynews
Psychedelic Mind Expander psy info site
Ektoplazm from Basilisk
Ektoplazm’s Free downloads
Smokeres of the world unite and take over



"I believe with the advent of acid, we discovered new ways to think and it had to do with piecing together new thoughts of mind. Why is it that people think it's so evil? What is it about it that scares people so deeply? Because they're afraid that there's more to reality than they have confronted. That there are doors that they're afraid to go in and they don't want us to go in there either because if we go in we might learn something that they don't know. And that makes us a little out of their control."
Ken Kesey, 'The Beyond Within: The Rise and Fall of LSD', BBC documentary, 1987.
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