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submitted Igor Swamp - Akrabadabra. 7 months ago
posted a review of Various - Tod Aquarium. 7 months ago
This seems to actually be a Chamar album; almost all of the tracks are credited to Kazuhide Toda, with only Toxic Sequence unaccounted for. Regardless of its VA status, it's a fine compilation of Japanese Goa, from a time when psy-trance came in many ... See full review
submitted Renegade 8 - Dark City. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - Island Of Misfit Grooves. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Island Of Misfit Grooves. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Juno Reactor - The Golden Sun Of The Great East. over 6 years ago
Not what I look for in electronic music. The synth parts are washed-out and nondescript, usually serving as wallpaper to overly front-and-center acoustic instruments and vocalists. When keyboards are brought to the forefront, it's largely as dull grey ... See full review
submitted Earwall Productions* - The Raygun Years. over 6 years ago
posted a review of Prānā* - Cyclone. over 7 years ago
Proper tribal trance, where the drumming is an integral part of the music and not just its accompaniment. Out of the entire mid-nineties Goa era, I find Cyclone uniquely funky, uniquely non-Western in its emphasis on percussion and cross-rhythm. The ... See full review
posted a review of Disco Volanté* - Disco Volanté. over 7 years ago
The A-side is a fairly unique combination of a progressive house groove and goa trance synthwork. Dramatic yet reserved, carried by an insistent psychedelic riff, it has a ritual feeling, like a lot of goa from its period.

B1 is more straightforward, ... See full review
posted a review of Deviant Electronics - Brainwashing Is Childs Play. over 10 years ago
Not your typical goa! Rather than going over the top with big riffs, Ciaran Walsh composes real trance music, with the emphasis on hypnotic patterns. Like the Blue Room Released material, this album has a futuristic sound, but with an unprecedented ... See full review