Psy-trance freak since 1998.

Favourites: old-school british trance from TIP, Transient, Twisted, Flying Rhino, Dragonfly, Phantasm, Symbiosis etc.
Recent Activity
posted a review of Ajja - Spira Mirabilis. about 1 year ago
Looking at Ajja S. F. Leu’s release history under his ‘Ajja’ moniker, one could easily be fooled into expecting this new album to be a high-tempo, banging and atonal screech-fest like “Psychogenica” and “Tulpa” released in 2007 and 2012 respectively were ... See full review
posted a review of Hypnoxock - Eurythmia. about 1 year ago
Music is a lot like love, I find. When we are young we place out affections in the most popular, most look-at-me girls (or boys, whatever you prefer) because they seem to be the ideal everyone else look up to. But in the end we find the true love in ... See full review
submitted Chris Rich (7) - Quantum Soup. about 1 year ago
submitted Braincell (3) - Connecting Multiverses. over 2 years ago
submitted Pogo (2) - Rock Your Soul. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Martian Arts (2) - Giant Locusts. over 2 years ago
Full-on music has always been there within the wider psychedelic trance genre, as a bridge between the “lighter” styles of prog, morning and goa; and the “darker” ones: forest, hi-tech, darkpsy. Over the years that sub-genre took a lot of shapes and ... See full review
submitted Martian Arts (2) - Giant Locusts. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Artha - Dream Telepathy. over 2 years ago
I just love how old-school this album sounds and how Artha took the Hallucinogen (and its "derivatives") sound as an inspiration and made it his own, with those signature swirly synths, heavy bass lines and lots of swooshy, noisy FX. It's also ... See full review
posted a review of Module Virus - Xochipilli - The Seven Flowers. over 2 years ago
I’ve no clue how to connect the Xochipilli, the Aztec god of art, games, beauty, dance and flowers (and apparently a patron of both homosexuals and male prostitutes?!) to psychedelic trance scene, but if that was an excuse to put his statue on the front ... See full review
submitted Module Virus - Xochipilli - The Seven Flowers. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Virtuart - Virtuart & Friends. over 2 years ago
This has been a great surprise for me because 1) I didn't really liked the EP released on DAT Rec. earlier, and 2) I'm usually cautious of double CDs, because lot of them end up filled with ...filler material. Not so in this case, though! This is from ... See full review
posted a review of Imba (2) - First Encounter. over 2 years ago
I planned to start this by saying that I'm disappointed with the release, but actually that's not entirely correct...

To be completely honest I knew this will be underwhelming (definitely the weakest Suntrip Rec. release in 2016 even if I wasn't very ... See full review
posted a review of Crossing Mind - Beyond Duality. over 2 years ago
Although scientific studies have proven that the link between exceptional creativity and psychosis is weak, a brief look at the history of art: music, literature, painting, etc. suggests time and again that there’s something to it - from extreme unsocial ... See full review
posted a review of Tripswitch - Vagabond. over 2 years ago
Nick Brennan - a.k.a. Tripswitch - got his 15 minutes of fame with 2005’s release of “Circuit Breaker” on Youth’s L.S.D. label. The album was widely praised and critically acclaimed because it successfully merged electronic music with tribal & ethnic ... See full review
posted a review of Hedonix (2) - Guerilla Ontology. over 2 years ago
One of the - greatly overlooked - pinnacles of 2013 and in contrast to their debut album it avoids some cringe-worthy tracks & melodic progressions, while in terms of style is getting closer to the sound of Logic Bomb in their Headware / Sonic Algebra ... See full review
posted a review of Astrix - He.art. over 2 years ago
Wasn't really grabbed by the samples but some reviews I've read and several weeks in top spot on Psyshop's TOP100 list convinced me to purchase it... Should've trusted my instincts, though :(

I mean it's fine, prog-influenced full-on with jumpy & swing ... See full review
posted a review of Ra - Earthcall. over 2 years ago
I found the album pleasing - just like other Ra's releases.

It's this kind of floating, dreamy, ethereal goa, that's best taken in while doing nothing ...because otherwise it will pass along unnoticed. It's not overly energetic and what it lacks IMO is ... See full review
posted a review of Psychowave - Dancefloor Metadata. over 2 years ago
As it often happens, I stumbled upon this by pure chance (on Soundcloud, I think) because the cover art was so striking: boldly coloured, drawing inspiration from the old-school fractal collages, stylishly merging the spiritual, earthly and futuristic. ... See full review
posted a review of Ultimate Xperience* - Lazarus Rising. over 2 years ago
Ultimate Xperience is Kris Kylven's solo project and an evolution of the legendary UX (Kris + Pete Martin), but he was also recording as Cyberkrist, Element Over Nature or Syb Unity Nettwerk and was actively contributing to the music of Juno Reactor, ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Beardy Weirdy* - Digital Music Therapy. over 2 years ago
2007 was a pretty busy year for Wildthings Records crew. Not only were they excessively touring the globe to promote their UK-brewed brand of psychedelic trance music, but they've also managed to release two artist albums – incredible Error Corrective's ... See full review
posted a review of Kri Samadhi - Konx Om Pax. over 2 years ago
While the actual origin and precise meaning of the phrase “Konx Om Pax” is elusive - links are drawn to the ancient cultures of Egypt, India and Mayans and even to the mythical Atlantis - it’s usually thought to be connected with mysterious, spiritual ... See full review
posted a review of Squid Inc. - Indelible. over 2 years ago
Squid Inc. is a collaboration project of two very prominent artists of early 2000’s: Ady Conor and Santos de Castro. Their music was never ‘goa’ and gravitated strongly towards more ‘psychedelic’ venues, with Ady’s Scorb project prefering more varied, ... See full review
submitted Squid Inc. - Indelible. over 2 years ago
posted a review of RealityGrid* - Reality Check. over 2 years ago
Back in 2005 the then-unknown UK label WildThings Records released their debut V/A "Wild Rumpus". Just few listens of the samples in internet shops made me realise that this is the sound I was looking for, the sound I thought we'll never hear again, the ... See full review
posted a review of Nervasystem - Brainradio. over 2 years ago
It struck me one day while looking at the cover for Nervasystem’s “Brainradio” that it’s author - inadvertently, or perhaps not? - provided me with an apt description of his music. In mathematics, physics and optics there’s this phenomenon of Moire ... See full review
submitted Nervasystem - Brainradio. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Loud (6) - 5 Billion Stars. over 2 years ago
Well, this one’s a head-scratcher... Considering the feedback I saw to the samples of “5 Billion Stars” before its release, your stance on it will largely depend on how familiar you are with Loud’s discography, as over the years their music changed a ... See full review
submitted Loud (6) - 5 Billion Stars. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Lectro Spektral Daze - Full Fractal Vision. over 2 years ago
I had to look up Lectro Spektral Daze (short for "LSD" :)) because the name wasn't familiar to me, while the beautiful - what looks like - hand-painted cover drew my attention. Turns out Danny Marshal already released two albums on Timewarp Rec. - a ... See full review
posted a review of JBC Arkadii - White Tiger's Empire. over 3 years ago
Hado Records always sat on the borderline of the scene, being mostly known for re-releasing Zirrex' seminal "Lost In Time" in a 3CD package. Since then there was a so-so follow-up to that album, a chill-out and two trance compilations. One of the ... See full review
posted a review of Globular (2) - Holobiont. over 3 years ago
If I wanted to sound cheeky, I’d say that Morison Bennett’s double-t in his last name is a rip-off of Ott’s name, just like his music is... which wouldn’t be neither fair or accurate. It’s not accurate, because his sound is clearly influenced not only by ... See full review
posted a comment on Anjuna Records. over 3 years ago
A twist in the story: https://www.psynews.org/forums/topic/71579-ux-audissey-live-beyond-anjuna-records/ <- turs out the UX album is printed and available, but somehow not through Anjuna Rec....
posted a review of PsiloCybian - Godhead. over 3 years ago
PsiloCybian is a Croatian artist Saša Dukić, who’s active on the scene only from 2010 but – just like his countrymen – is incredibly prolific and managed to release 5 full-length albums already, including a down-tempo one. My collection so far included ... See full review
posted a review of Hypnocoustics - Transformational Structures. over 3 years ago
I vaguely remember to have stumbled upon Hypnocoustics name few years back, due to them being in collaboration with someone more 'famous' but never really bothered to investigate further. I thought "WTF does that name even mean? Hypno-a-coustics ... See full review
submitted Mad Tribe - Spaced Out. over 3 years ago
submitted Hypnocoustics - Transformational Structures. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Pantomiman - Amphe Theatre. over 3 years ago
The name - Pantomiman - meant nothing to me really, but the crazy cover immediately drew my attention and then I remembered a track of his being on V/A Careful Round Us which I very much liked. Turns out this is George Agaronov’s 2nd album and I need to ... See full review
submitted Pantomiman - Amphe Theatre. over 3 years ago
submitted Psymmetrix - Decade Of Decadence. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Nervasystem - Nervasystem4. over 3 years ago
I was very surprised when I first played the album, because it was nothing like the “old” Nervasystem – it was slower, more funky, much more organic as opposed to the very cybernetic, raw sound of e.g. “Time Travel”. It is very rich in detail, never gets ... See full review
posted a comment on Tipper - Forward Escape. over 4 years ago
Best place is most likely https://tipper.bandcamp.com/album/forward-escape.

Once you purchase it, you can stream it for free from that site and iOS/Android apps as well as d/l the files in any format: mp3, flac, ogg, aac

Bandcamp is general an awesome ... See full review
posted a review of KiloWatts - Acceptitude. over 4 years ago
My God! This album is sooooo great! After "Ground State", which was more upbeat and glitch / dub-step influenced, this goes back to - slightly - more laid back atmospheres, but still with an aggressive edge here and there. I love how there are traces of ... See full review
posted a review of Nervasystem - Time Travel. over 4 years ago
I love it! The sound is so raw, so primal, even bare-bones at times, but yet it doesn't feel old like some of the CDs released at that time. It's got this tribal, very techno-like attitude, very clean and sharp sounds but at the same time it's varied ... See full review
posted a review of Tristan - Way Of Life. over 4 years ago
Pretty generic Nano Rec.'s release, though probably better than 90% of their output in the last few years. Still, very formulaic, by-the-numbers stuff which probably works great on the dancefloor, but for repeated headphone listening there's simply not ... See full review
submitted Tristan - Way Of Life. over 4 years ago
submitted Module Virus - Infectious. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Deviant Electronics - Green Room. over 4 years ago
Deviant Electronics is Ciaran Walsh, a UK-based producer that in 1997 released a classic and to this day very sought-after goa-trance album "Brainwashing Is Child's Play", followed 3 years later by a more controversial but still great chill / drum'n'bass ... See full review
posted a review of Shpongle - Museum Of Consciousness. over 4 years ago
Unbeknownst to anyone, Twisted just released Shpongle’s 5th full-length album „Museum of Consciousness”. Their website was last updated in May ’13, they barely reply any posts on the official forum, no newsletter update was sent and the album is only ... See full review
posted a review of Cosmic Dimension - In A Special Kind Of Space. over 5 years ago
In terms of sound, one could argue that this is a typical neo-goa release, with generic 'sunshin-y' atmosphere, floating melodies, fullon-ish bassline, spiralling acid lines, straight 4/4 beat, etc. - and I'd have to agree! We've all heard this sound on ... See full review
posted a review of Ott & The All-Seeing I - Live At Terminal West. over 5 years ago
For everyone familiar with Ott's last 3 full albums (Blumenkraft, Skylon & Mir) this release will not bring anything new except for the "Joyful Wonder" track, but ...damn, it's so great to see Ott on the stage, with Chris, Matt & Nick adding so much to ... See full review