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Looking back to008

Posted in My Brand of Music, Reminiscing with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by Nickolaus

A big part of my musical experience 2008 was def a lot of electronic/psytrance/darkpsy.  A few of my favorites from 2008 would have to be…

probably #1….

AKD “Progressing”

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AKD is a 3 man project based in Israel, and this is their 2nd release (only 5 years after their first).  I absolutely love this album. In my mind…. this has got to be pure progressive trance music. Very atmospheric… just very very good.

Tracklist:

1 ) Archaic Myth

2 ) Alliance of Love

3 ) Evolving Spirits 

4 ) Crystal Storm Breath 

5 ) Purifying release 

6 ) Freedom From Reincarnation

7 ) Tender Elevation 

8 )New Style Trance

(My I-tunes strategy for good playlists is to mark the tracks that i really like and think are the best on the album with 5 stars (*****))   

My 5 Star tracks for this album are most def. “Alliance of Love”, “Evolving Spirits”, and “New Style Trance”

Other Albums toward the top of this list:

Gorump Peyya “Mystery Of Nitzzy”

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I’m sure a lot of fans out there are most familliar with Gorump Peyya (Metodi Kocev) in his collaboration of “Isentropic” with Jigar Shah (Silent Horror).

Kocev is based in Macedonia, and i really hope he keeps his trend in the output of tracks in the coming years. I think Kocev and Shah are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to darkpsy (along with a few others of course).

PTX  “Color Your Ears”

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PTX (Patrick Chen) is really takin shit head on. I would describe PTX… if i had to… as pretty much full on trance, but with a decent dose of psychedelics. My favorite tracks on this album would mos def be “Visionary”. I would give this track consideration for the best track of 2008. Absolutely beautiful.

 

Tutankhamon 9000 “Lost in Luxor”

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Tutankhamon 9000 is a darkpsy duo from Finland. I’m in love with this disc… everything about it….. it’s very dark, energetic, psychedelic, shit you can move and groove to. …. not to mention the album artwork is some of my favorite ever!

I think i’ll have to leave this one at 4 picks…. they are all def way up there. I think that most of my trance favorites have come out in 2007 or 2008. I’ll have to do other styles of music sometime here soon for you.

anyways… I’ll be around.

2009 time bit-ches!

Posted in Reminiscing with tags on January 19, 2009 by Nickolaus

oh yeah… i pretty much forgot about this blog… sorry for the late post…

Alas… year 2009 has finally fallen upon us.     … what to say..???….. yeah 2008 was def a blast… one of the best years i’ve had in a while despite the few random occasions. Tons of fun times, shitloads of incredible new music, millions of new stories…..

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i’ve still been thinking a lot about writing a book… something just about ordinary life…. (2008 would have a dece chunk….. new years, eviction mayhem party, new appt happenings, thanksgiving beerfest to just name a few..) 

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anyhow… my artwork is still comin along. slower than ever, but when i find time to kill it… shit really goes down. For 2009 i really wanna get the art website updated and smooth as fuck. ( i still have to hit up RBeaster about that)

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anyways… so far in 2009 i’ve really been listening to a lot of older classics… like the very first compact disc i ever got…. “No Way Out” by Puff Daddy and the Family…….

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anyways I’ll try to keep this current… sometime soon i’d like to get up a best of 2008 albums and tracks list ( i still need more listens to truly determine… and with a couple of ‘best of’ discs from Ms. Kay ‘Miggity’ Mazza… i should be able to put together a very accurate representation.

anyways…. i’ll be around