Personally, I'd say classic; but then I'm not the
best person to ask. I love the stuff... that, and
I run the psychedelic trance board here on Lusenet.
(plug alert! ;) But then, I live in the US, where
critics haven't had a chance to accept - then
reject - it as a fad. So, what do you Brits think?
― Snow Dog, Tuesday, 23 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
On the other hand, in many ways I think Goa trance is a style of
diminishing returns. The first time I heard a really good track (say
by Hallucinogen or Astral Projection or Cosmosis etc. etc.) the
complexity is quite stunning and I thought "Wow, how do they do
that?" But after a while it just seems run-of-the-mill no matter
how accomplished it is.
― Tim, Tuesday, 23 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
― Omar, Tuesday, 23 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
Anyway my playing habits speak for themselves. I have one Goa
compilation, from 96 or 97 - it had some huge simurg creature on the
front. It all sounded quite pretty and took up walkman space for a
few weeks and then I got a bit bored of it - interestingly at the
time I was mad for the Basic Channel stuff so maybe these two styles
are simply incompatible to the human brain. I'd like to hear some
more but unless I can sort out an FTP on my speedy work connection it
― Tom, Tuesday, 23 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
True Tom, although don't underestimate the way trance is used outside
the club-context, esp. as a soundtrack to driving a car, programming,
going to the supermarket. I like the incompatibility theory re.
trance/B.C. Must be true ;)
― Omar, Wednesday, 24 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
When I think about basic channel I think about the claim you often
find mathematicians making, of the abstract beauty they find in the
patterns and solutions of their work, a kind of beauty separate from
the elicitation or exercise of 'emotions', though it may cause
extreme emotional states.
― Tom, Wednesday, 24 January 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link
oh yeah, i was going to say how heavy rythmic long lasting beats from
trance music with escalating climbs and breaks fits with human nature
and it just feels good listening to something so primal, then our
brain is intrigued how something so technological can be something so
or am i overthinking it and you guys just think trance is a new type
of music like acid rock circa 1985.
― Zel, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 17 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link
also, ive found J-Pop has the same sort of euphoric thing, its
basically dance music so it has some of the same sounds, but the fact
that you have NO IDEA at all what they are even trying to say makes
it more trancey, you jsut get the sound of a happy persons voice
without thinking about the incredibly lame and cliche things she
could be saying, heh im jsut being lame and inadvertantly changing
the topic repeatedly.
ill find some basic channel
― Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link
(btw on The Wire site there is a brilliant article on Basic Channel
in the archives. Essential reading)
― Omar, Wednesday, 18 July 2001 00:00 (twenty-one years ago) link
― MrMagoo, Wednesday, 5 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-one years ago) link
bump cuz of other recent "Maligned Genres" thread
post good goa trance trax here plz
― broken breakbeat (sleeve), Saturday, 20 May 2023 19:39 (one week ago) link