Noah D Richardson
"psytrance" producer/ indie psy/goa/tech-trance-PSYCHEDELIC/GOA

attempting to raise the level of psyconsciousness higher than expected.

i mainly am interested in vinyl.

when available for trading and buying or contacting


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Recent Activity
posted a review of Pleiadians - I.F.O. (Identified Flying Object). over 5 years ago
Does anyone else have a label misprint copy? Mine has all four labels on the wrong sides.
posted a comment on Shpongle - Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland. over 8 years ago
This is the fourth Shpongle album, and it's just as every bit as fresh as the last three. I am just so satisfied with the progression of their own distinct musical language. I saw Simon play a DJ set in Portland, OR and the music was as powerful for me ... See full review
posted a review of Brothomstates - Qtio. over 10 years ago
Quite possibly better in terms of less-is-more when it comes to an IDM listener's sonic appetite.
I heard thus after ingesting Claro, and I must say the range of sounds here engulf a breadth of experience I hadn't yet come across. The title track is ... See full review
posted a review of System Busters* - Godzilla / Mental Floss. over 10 years ago
As this 12" is absolutely bizzare and almost too mayhemic to listen to, it stands alone as a direction Tip Records could have rocketed to as they were nearing the end of the cheesy/ classic Goa era. This is probably a very good example of the earlier ... See full review
posted a review of Various - TIP Singles 3. over 10 years ago
Overall good release from Tip Records. All the tracks here are solid 1998 psychedelic sounds moving further away from the hi-energy psy/goa sound Tip Records and others previously corked out. These are all more in the stranger vein, crunchier and less ... See full review
posted a review of Transwave - Helium. over 10 years ago
I wouldn't call this "Goa Trance" at first listen; nor at second or third listening. This is really more like hypnotic shamanic trance with Goa elements interspersed about the tracks. From beginning to end is a pulsating 'journey into the outerspace'. ... See full review
posted a review of Madonna - Bedtime Story. over 10 years ago
IMHO this is one of Madonna's more ethereal and honest tracks, even if it was written by Bjork. I personally don't think Madonna could write a song as good as Bedtime Story.
The tracks are mainly Junior Vasquez remixes, all very club house/ pop ... See full review
posted a review of Odds - Odds E.P.. over 11 years ago
Absolutely freaky, hard and twisted psytrance here. There are so many layers that the vinyl pressing probably wouldn't do justice to a digital version on cd. This was some of the hardest old-school goa made back in the day. I know Odds are Kris Kylven ... See full review
posted a review of LSG* - Netherworld. over 11 years ago
The reason to get this is for the Jules Verne remix. What starts out as a catchy, dancey rockin' intro build effortlessly turns into an absolute explosion of that Oliver Lieb-signature melody into a pounding, building crescendo of beautiful trance music ... See full review
posted a review of Hux Flux vs. Palombini Power - Reflux / Java Junkies. over 11 years ago
Pretty good record here. The Hux Flux track is typical HF style, and is good one to have since it didn't show up on any other pressings. Nice to have- quirky and cool. The Palombini Power track is a powerhouse acid goa track. It took a while to grow ... See full review
posted a review of Kopfuss Resonator - Spect-® Module. over 11 years ago
Not your typical psy-tech trance, nor is it full-on hard trance. This record sort of goes in both places, with groovy sounds, the occasional acid line and some pounding rhythms. Some of these tracks completely corssover to prog-hard trance, while ... See full review
posted a review of Total Eclipse - Pulsar Glitch / Free Lemonade (Psychaos Remix). over 11 years ago
The reason to get this is for the Psychaos remix of T.E's track "Free Lemonade", a truly strange and uncommon journey for Total Eclipse. Psychaos remixed it into this gritty, hard thing, and it worked out very well. Typically, their music sounded much ... See full review
posted a review of The Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities. over 11 years ago
The strangest prediction of a dystpoian world will emanate from your stereo when you play this. Textures undulating with Orwellian- painted moon-lit soundscapes leave you staring down at the wreckage of your spaceship that was your perception of ambient ... See full review
posted a review of Orbital - Rest & Play. over 11 years ago
The best reason to get this record is for the David Gray remix: the beckoning lyrics and music beg the orbital production and the two compliment each other very well. It almost sounds like old Orbital.
The mixes of Frenetic are house, something the P&P ... See full review
posted a review of DJ Swingsett & J. Warrin - ISM.01. over 11 years ago
Kooky, weird downtempo. Some of it sounds a very lo-fi and some of it sounds more hi-fi. Strange stuff that will probably cross over genres from the weirder dub trance heads to the breaks and d'n'b heads, too. The tracks start off with strange, looped ... See full review
posted a review of Slinky Wizard - Witch Juice E.P.. over 11 years ago
This release is an excellent representation of top-produced psytrance from this time. The Slick Witch track really has zero flaws, and is just a great powerhouse Goa track. The Hallucinogen track owns, too- quite odd and full- on. Not as full-bodied ... See full review
posted a review of Sandman (2) - Cyber Zoo / STP. over 11 years ago
The two tracks not on the vinyl release of
Psycho Toons". Very deep, trippy Sandman style but more polished. Both tracks are a little scary at times, which is typical Sandman, but there are elements of beauty and charm present. Also nice progression ... See full review
posted a review of Metalspark* - The Iron Maiden / Sonicfeet. over 11 years ago
Great, breaky tech-trance 12" from the Metal Spark guys. Sonic Feet is full-on electro tech-trance. Lots of sparky, lasery sounds and big bass. The flip side is The Iron Maiden, a nice tech-breaks track. Both tracks have lots of percussion sounds, ... See full review
posted a review of Pleiadians - Headspin / Universe 13. over 11 years ago
Every time I played Headspin at a party it always blows up, beckoning wallflowers to come onto the dancefloor. These here are two tracks from their second album, which is not as deep as their first album, but let's be serious- this is no longer 1997. ... See full review
posted a review of Nervasystem - Zones / Initiation. over 11 years ago
'Zones' is great. It's one of those tracks that I can play in both full-on and non- full-on sets. The hi-hats really get the bubbles going. And 'Initiation' is this weird, acid- squeltch thing. A good one to find if you can.
posted a review of Dharma (2) - Transway / Seleau. over 12 years ago
Take the two names: Transeau and Selway and mix them up and you have the names of the tracks. Transway freaked me out in high school- beautiful, squelchy but NICE pretty trance. Parts are so tweaked out they really should be screaming but somehow they ... See full review
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posted a review of MFG - New Kind Of World. over 12 years ago
This album is definetely up there with the rest of the best of the mid- nineties Psytrance. Every track here is good. No fodder, no cheesy samples and no boring moments. I could listen to this over and over. Few others compare to this one and it ... See full review
posted a review of Eraser vs. Yöjalka - Round 1. over 12 years ago
Yeah- this is some really crazy shit. A guy in a strawberry suit running around in the forest. I had to listen to it. This is somewhere inbetween neo-Goa, pushing gabber trance and psytrance together. Give it that analog sound, and you'd have an acid ... See full review
posted a review of Green Nuns Of The Revolution - Green Nunions EP. over 12 years ago
The remix of Ring of Fire really is gnarly and weird. Green Nunions is uncommon breaks and beats for GNOTR. My copy of this 12" looks like they originally wrote AFR 023, then scratched out a 4, then scrathced out a 3, then etched in a 3.
posted a review of 1200 Micrograms* - 1200 Micrograms. over 12 years ago
I tend to agree. The samples do serve their purpose in terms of a sort of Goa heyday reminder in a not- so Goa time during its release. Indeed, it is an LP about drugs, and yes they are silly. It's not unlike remaking a classic movie in this day and ... See full review
posted a review of Mindfield & Baraka (2) - V.D. Massacre. over 12 years ago
Really weird stuff. The original mix is good but lacks a little- I think it's not bad but not top notch Mindfield/ Baraka. Although their stuff is structured well but always seems to need a little more sugar. However, the Manmademan remix on side B ... See full review
posted a review of Cosma Shiva - In Memory Of Terence Mc Kenna. over 12 years ago
Great deep, spacey techno. I would not consider this psytrance because, simply put, it's deep techno. Both tracks give a very specific feel: light, deep and calming. Also it is interesting that the Cosma Shiva track, dedicated to the late Terrence ... See full review
posted a review of OOOD* - Free Range. over 12 years ago
Great new CD from the OOOD guys! They combine their blend of humorous samples and elegant yet cohesive semi-proggy but not overtly clubby-catchy track structures to make this psytrancy- stuff that you just don't seem to hear anymore. Great stuff. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Signs Of Life Sampler. over 12 years ago
Cool, kooky release from BR. Thanks to the nice little paper insert I knew what the hell these tracks were. The Robert Leiner Dub mix of Juno is really great- very deep and still has some of those recognizable Magnetic sounds which made it familiar. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Return To The Source - 4 Track EP. over 12 years ago
Not an outstanding mini- comp by any means, but probably has selling power with heavy- hitters like Doof and Hallucinogen. Their respective tracks here aren't very strong- Hallucinogen's track squeaks by with the Doof track as its weak-Goa predecessor. ... See full review
posted a review of Double Dragon - Tin Drum / Stylophone. over 12 years ago
Very polished, very well- done Double Dragon sound. Mr. Good has honed his style to excellence here, and we can only expect him to make tracks such as these. Very deep, hypnotic and transcendental psy-tech. Deep spacey soundscapes with his trademark ... See full review
posted a review of Shpongle - Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost. over 13 years ago
What we have here is the postmodern emergence of the Shpongle sound, encapsulating at once classic Shpongle traits and new, different directions in psychedelic-tribal-ambient-trance.
The total composition of each track flows into one another flawlessly, ... See full review
posted a review of Blue Planet Corporation - Cyclothymic / Crystal. over 13 years ago
This is one of the most sought- after 12"s FR put out, probably because it's one of the most beautiful trance 12" ever made. Both tracks have the signature BPC sound- layered, deep synths and driving bass and kicks- very superbly not overdone and well- ... See full review
posted a review of Various - First Flight. over 13 years ago
very hard- to find compilation which was the first from the infamous Flying Rhino label.
Mostly a pretty well- rounded comp with a few gems on it that stand out fronm the rest of the tracks. Ceratinly the Slinky Wizard track Funkus Munkus is truly one ... See full review
posted a review of Hallucinogen - The Lone Deranger. over 13 years ago
The long- awaited second LP from 'the guvnor of psytrance'.
All tracks on this LP deserve serious attention to their structure, complexity, if not the uncanny twisted sound of Simon's handiwork. Very distinctive and quite unparalleled, such as ... See full review
posted a review of Acid Rockers - Weird World / Messages From Jupiter. over 13 years ago
I love this Ep. Two great tracks from Acid Rockers. Weird World is a thumping minimally melodic stomper with clever breakbeats. Messages From Jupiter is more acid- techno- breaky- trance for the likes of those who enjoy Metal Spark- that seemingly ... See full review
posted a review of Quirk - Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica. over 13 years ago
This is a great psy techno CD. Wonderfully funny at times with comedic samples and really unique sound. Quirk did this well. Some parts are super psychedelic and weird and overall it's pretty indicative of the time it was released. The tracks aren't ... See full review
posted a review of Breach Of Space / Pleiadians - Accidental Occidentalism. over 13 years ago
Old skool will never die. I got a hold of this just for the Pleiadians track. It's a good solid track but it really sounds more like the Etnica sound they were purveying around that time. Not so alien and that deep, deep psychedelic like the IFO ... See full review
posted a review of L.S.G. - Hidden Sun Of Venus. over 13 years ago
Not a very outstanding release from LSG but it is pretty and nice. Pretty much what you'd expect from both Platipus and LSG. The Oliver Lieb remix is a little deeper than the 12" version- but not very different from each other. i would rate it as not ... See full review
posted a review of D.P.O.D. - Panza EP. over 13 years ago
Very deep, repetetive and weird tracks from DPOD, which means "Drug Peddlers On Dope".
The tracks are suprisingly simplistic but so deep and pounding that it gives you a very full feeling even thought this is a 'less- is more' endeavor.
The Red Thing ... See full review
posted a review of Alienated - FF. over 13 years ago
I do believe that the "FF" could stand for Fluff Factory. Yes I do agree this is what the good techy- fat and spacey psytrance ought to sound like. Alienated put out several 12"s but never a full- length until this. Many on different labels, too. ... See full review
posted a review of Various - Phosphorescent. over 13 years ago
Probably the deepest and best compilations TIP put out, and with a sweet glow in the dark cover!
About half the tracks presented were previously available in simgles from TIP (Psychopod, Gamma Goblins, Panic In Paradise and Sunrise). The rest of it is ... See full review
posted a review of Doof - Angelina / Weird Karma. over 13 years ago
Probably one of the best 12"s from Doof. This single seems to 'work out' a little more than what Doof usually cranks out. Angelina is very acidic- he put in some very screeeching distorted 303 in it, which up 'till now he didn't really ever get this ... See full review
posted a review of Process (2) - One Drop Or Two?. over 13 years ago
To what otherwise could have been an even more anticipated release, if about half of the tracks on One Drop or Two weren't released, this is still a sweet CD. The best tracks were all released on 12 inchers. The remaining tracks are good Process-y ... See full review
posted a review of Plaid - Double Figure. over 13 years ago
This was the first Plaid I ever heard- instantly it reminded me of "Insides"- era Orbital, but gone a little further into the glitchy sound of things.
I love this LP. It will probably never get old with me. Mostly glitchy, pretty not- quite ... See full review
posted a review of Sandman (2) - Natural Born Killer / Starfinder. over 13 years ago
When I heard this I soiled myself. This was the first Sandman I ever heard and one of the first things that solidified my passion for dark psytrance.
I always thought that Natural Born Killer had this completely different psy trance sound- more like ... See full review
posted a review of Astral Projection - Time Began With The Universe E.P.. over 13 years ago
This was the first Goa record I ever bought. It's deeper and harder than their usual releases, and probably the best out of all the remixes from its parent Astral Files LP. The remixes are hard and fast, not very melodic but more driving and rough, ... See full review
posted a review of P. Cok - Low Tea Drum Add / Traktor. over 13 years ago
This is probably the wierdest record ever. It's such a head trip that's crammed full of mayhem and craziness- very much going above the waist up past the head and into the stratosphere. There are some funky elements in it spaced out between charades of ... See full review
posted a review of Haldolium - Deagua. over 13 years ago
This is a really great excursion into well- thought out tech trance. It's not terribly psychedelic but if you relax and just listen it's certainly a head trip. Some of it sounds like Spicelab meets Phony Orphants.