"As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes."

-Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.37
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posted a review of Various - Distance To Trance. over 12 years ago
Okay, back to serious business : this compilation is bloody great ! Although I got it quite recently, I know I would have loved it and cherished to death back in the days. Everything sounds familiar yet well preserved : fortunately, very few of those... See full review
posted a review of Zhi Vago* - Dreamer. over 12 years ago
Yes, this was part of the dream trance movement. Yes, nowadays this sounds terribly cheesy to the untrained ears. But you now what ? I don't care !

This single is a classic I've been listening so much when I was 10 or 11, it simply defined my ears... See full review
posted a review of Transwave - Helium. over 12 years ago
One of the finest albums ever ! Transwave have always been one of my favourite acts, mainly because of their "Ulysses part II" which I have been listening way before being able to put a genre on it, but with 'Helium' they just went one step... See full review
posted a comment on Mark Allen - Deck Wizards - Psychedelic Trance Mix. over 12 years ago
I hate and love this one.

I love it because it may be the best goa trance mix I ever heard. It's just ridiculously outstanding, powerful, immersive. The mixing is perfect and smooth, the balance between goa and more psy tracks (Rhythmystec) is very... See full review
posted a comment on Various - 21st Century Trance. over 12 years ago
I bought this one on sale, and I think I understand why. Although it's worth your attention, it contains way too much filler tracks. It also has this distinctive 99-00's sound production which sounds nowadays sperficial and artificial. But if you... See full review
posted a comment on California Sunshine - Imperia. over 12 years ago

Sometimes the artwork says it all...
posted a review of Dimension 5 - Transdimensional. over 12 years ago
An old classic, fortunately repressed thanks to Suntrip Records.

What defines a classic goa record ?

1) Simplicity over complexity

Take that, new-schoolers. Hear how simple the dreamy and uplifting "Deep Space 5D" is. Learn how to use space and... See full review
posted a comment on Electric Universe - One Love. over 12 years ago
The title track is one hell of a ride : two leading melodies that never cease to spiral up and down just as the male and female principle's everlasting fight for equilibrium. Just when it starts to get very repetitive comes another blast of acid... See full review
posted a review of Man With No Name - Moment Of Truth. over 12 years ago
In my humble opinion, Man With No Name suffers from the same disease as Astral Projection : it sounds just like bubblegum. Although I prefer MWNN to the latter, it still makes me wonder how can people not realize how chubby and childish the melodies... See full review
posted a review of Randy Greif - Alice In Wonderland. over 12 years ago
Randy Greif's twist on Alice in Wonderland is ridiculously misknown and underrated.

It's like the Residents, Nod, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Pierre Henry, Illusion of Safety and Deutsch Nepal having fun collapsing Lewis Carroll's tale with new dimensions.... See full review
posted a review of El Sueño De Hyparco - IF. over 12 years ago
A truly underrated album.

It's just as if Atomine Elektrine had ideas to put on its sound, add Lilith's extremely sharp production and there you have it : an experimental album made of crystal and ice, huge reverb and Schulze-like electronic... See full review