lunes, 30 de enero de 2012



Nodal is a generative software
application for composing music. It
uses a novel method for the notation
and playing of MIDI based music. This
method is based around the concept of
a user-defined graph. The graph
consists of nodes (musical events) and
edges (connections between events).
You interactively define the graph,
which is then traversed by any number
of players who play the musical events
as they encounter them on the graph.
The time taken to travel from one
node to another is based on the length
of the edges that connect the nodes.
Nodal is free software available for
Mac OS X based computers.

Nodal is based on an original concept by
Jon McCormack. The Nodal development team is:
Alan Dorin,
Aidan Lane,
Jon McCormack
and Peter McIlwain.
The original funding for Nodal research and
development was provided by an Arts/IT small
grant from Monash University.

Nodal software was written by Aidan Lane.


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viernes, 27 de enero de 2012

Music Piracy - Articles Various

Here you have a list of articles about Music Piracy, Underground Fame,
Megaupload and file hosting.

Warez publicity almost halted my music Publication!

Pauk McGuinnes On Music Piracy (

Online Music Piracy and the Efficiency of Internet Distribution (E-Marketing)

Music Piracy Sucks (Now I’m Fluttering-Blog)

Opinion: Has Megaupload ruined file hosting for everyone else? (

MediaFire CEO: Unlike Megaupload, our business model isn’t built on piracy (

MegaFallout: Shutdown of MegaUpload Spooks Other Services (

Megaupload Back Online With New Website? (

15 file-sharing sites like Megaupload that the Feds may target next (

FileSonic stops file sharing after Megaupload case (

Common Errors about Music Piracy (

FileSonic Shuts Down All File Sharing (

Upload To Multiple File Hosts The Easy Way With The Open-Source Project, Neembuu Uploader [Cross-Platform] (

FileSonic File-Sharing Service Next Domino to Fall After Megaupload Bust (

More File Sharing Websites Call It a Day in Response to Megaupload Raid (

Megaupload’s DMCA Shell Games (

Extracted List of Articles from ::

Many thanks to Qubenzis

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Digital Nimbus


KUCI essentially started as a pirate radio station in 1969, because even back then, there were people sick of commercial radio. There are currently no independently owned commercial radio stations in the greater Los Angeles area. This is the reason that if you call up a commercial station and request a song, you won't hear it if it's not the flavor of the week. Public affairs shows are not immune to this, either. There are almost no people who are willing to express a non-politically correct opinion, because they are deathly afraid of losing sponsorship.

We are the last bastion against crappy, sound-alike radio in Orange County. We are the voice of freedom for all the independent music that gets snubbed by the major labels. We are the defenders of the faith for those who choose to express a different opinion. We are Corporate Rock's worst nightmare. We are KUCI.
Learn more about Digital::Nimbus and KUCI here...

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808 Drum Samples (Free)

808 Tape serves up over 300 drum samples from the classic TR-808 drum machine.

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Previously only available to early adopters of our Syncussion Drums library,

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808 Tape is now available as a free download to all!

All drums have been recorded directly to 1/4" analogue tape via a Studer A80 Mk1
tape machine with each sound boasting multiple saturation settings.

viernes, 20 de enero de 2012

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Alien Face Lift 2012 - Free Download

Alien Face Lift 2012 is an epic story. A one hour musical journey into a world of well produced, original, mind blowing, intelligent psychedelic Trance. Free download - MP3 192 kbps You have to Register (it's free) and / or Login for the downloads to function. Enjoy QUBENZIS SITE FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

Meth in The Boating - 140 bpm

Meth in The Boating by CyborgMusic

Manifiesto Cyborg (Español)

“Ciencia, Tecnología y Feminismo Socialista Finales del S.XX” (§)

::: Donna Haraway

El sueño irónico de un lenguaje común para las mujeres en el circuito integrado.

Las páginas que siguen son un esfuerzo blasfematorio destinado a construir un
irónico mito político fiel al feminismo, al socialismo y al materialismo.
La blasfemia requiere que una se tome las cosas muy en serio y, para mí, es el
mejor referente que puedo adoptar desde las seculares tradiciones religiosas y
evangélicas de la política norteamericana -incluido el feminismo socialista-.
Por eso, este trabajo es mucho más auténtico que si surgiese como mito e
identificación. La blasfemia nos protege de la mayoría moral interna y,
al mismo tiempo, insiste en la necesidad comunitaria.
La blasfemia no es apostasía. La ironía se ocupa de las contradicciones que,
incluso dialécticamente, no dan lugar a totalidades mayores, y que surgen de
la tensión inherente a mantener juntas cosas incompatibles, consideradas
necesarias y verdaderas. La ironía trata del humor y de la seriedad.
Es también una estrategia retórica y un método político para el que yo pido
más respeto dentro del feminismo socialista. En el centro de mi irónica fe,
mi blasfemia es la imagen del cyborg.

Extraido del "Manifiesto Cyborg" por Donna Haraway

Manifiesto Completo aqui :::

Electronic and Computer Music by Peter Manning

Book Description
This updated and expanded third edition of Peter Manning's classic text,
Electronic and Computer Music, deals with the development of the medium
from its birth to the 21st century. The first section of the book,
which remains essentially unchanged in this edition, covers electroacoustic
music from its beginning at the turn of the century to 1945, the development
of post-1945 'classical' studios, development of voltage-controlled technology,
and its commercial exploitation in tape works, live electronic music,
and the early use of electronics in rock and pop music. Section two,
Computer Music, is heavily revised and significantly expanded and treats
the digital revolution from the early experiments during the late 1950s
and early 1960s to the advanced systems of today. Emphasizing the functional
characteristics of emerging digital technologies and their influence on the
creative development of the medium, Manning covers key developments in both
commercial and the non-commercial sectors.

1. The Background, to 1945 Developments from 1945 to 1960:
2. Paris and Musique Concrete
3. Cologne and Electronische Musik
4. Milan and Elsewhere in Europe
5. America New Horizons in Electronic Design:
6. The Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer
7. Works for Tape
8. Live Electronic Music
9. Rock and Pop Electronic Music The Digital Revolution to 1980:
10. The Foundations of Computer Music
11. From Computer Technology to Musical Creativity
 i. Software Synthesis and Computer-Assisted Composition
ii. Hybrid Synthesis
12. The Microprocessor Revolution Fundamentals of Digital Audio and Control:
13. The Characteristics of Digital Audio MIDI:
14. The Development of the MIDI Communications Protocol
15. From Analog to Digital: The Evolution of MIDI Hardware
 i. The Pioneering Phase, to 1983
ii. The Development of the MIDI Sampler
iii. New Directions in Synthesizer Architectures
iv. Beyond the Keyboard: Alternative Performance Controllers
v. Other MIDI-Related Hardware
16. From Microcomputer to Music Computer: The MIDI Dimension
17. New Horizons for MIDI-based Technologies Desktop Synthesis and Signal Processing:
18. Personal Computers and Sound Processing
19. Music Workstations and Related Computing Architectures The Expanding Perspective:
20. Performance Controllers
21. New Horizons in Synthesis and Signal Processing Software
22. Conclusion Note: Bibliography:

Discography: Index:

Encyclopedia of Electronic Music

The Encyclopedia of Electronic Music was created to help people
get acquainted with the world of Electronic Music.
It represents a database that keeps growing.
 The Encyclopedia of Electronic Music is the first and by far
only source of information about serious non-academic Electronic
Music artists on the web. This means that you will find here
information about artists working in the domain of Electronic Prog:
 Classic Electronic, Cosmic, Berlin School, Rhythmic, Melodic, Ambient,
Space and Experimental music.

jueves, 12 de enero de 2012


Audacity: A Free, Cross-Platform Digital Audio Editor

Download here:::


LADSPA_plugins-win is a project to port Steve Harris's LADSPA plugins
to Windows OS as DLLs.

LADSPA_plugins-win is a part of Audacity

The primary goal is to port these plugins for use in the
 Windows version of Audacity, but the plugins should work in
any LADSPA host on Windows (if there are any others).

miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

Psychedelic Trance Loops

Psychedelic Trance Loops
These are loops in WAV audio suitable for beat looping and electronic dance music production.
The style is psychedelic trance influenced. Note that you must register with (free)
and login before it's possible to download. Most samples are equalized but not compressed,
perfect for use in any sequencer program. Enjoy.
There are many, many more samples available for free on this page:

143bpm, Banana Earth Basic

143bpm Sirius A Full On

143bpm Sirius A Basic

142bpm Elves Step psy Loop

142bpm. Our Little Friends

Effect Sounds

FX loops: Punk Arpeggio, Bass Arpeggio Loop

FX Sample: Nord FX Sample, Astral Traffic Jam

FX Sample: Clavia Nord, Melodic Drone

viernes, 6 de enero de 2012

Dov Lederberg & Cyborg Music - Pure Art

Elektrostudio - Analog Pack Free

10 Vsti Analog Pack

Elektrostudio 2009

Cristal - VSTi

Crystal is not only a fabulous VSTi for free,
its a pretty complicated monster to boot.

In light of this, may we suggest that you head on over to Greenoaks website,
where you'll find detailed instructions on how Crystal operates.

Oh yes, shes a beauty! Enjoy!

Masterizacion - Tecnicas Avanzadas (Español)

Tecnicas Avanzadas de Masterizacion, interesante articulo
en Hispasonic :::

Masterizacion - Fundamentos (Español)

Interesante thread (dos paginas) sobre Masterizacion

Masterizacion - Conceptos Basicos (Español)

Link a Desarrollo

jueves, 5 de enero de 2012

Synth 1

Synth1 is a software synthesizer for computer music use.
It is both VSTi and DX compatible.

Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2 Red Synth;
with the following characteristics:

2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation,sync,modulation envelope

4 types of filters, distortion

2LFO (synchronized with host)

Arpeggiator (synchronized with host)

Tempo delay (synchronized with host), stereo chorus/flanger

Legato mode, portamento

16 notes polyphony

128 presets

Thoroughly optimized for light CPU load using SSE instructions etc.
It is quite possible to run 10 simultaneous instances on a
Celeron 1.4 GHz system.
Automation (only in VSTi mode)

Support information

The latest info will be available on the following home page.

Please make a visit:

Qubenzis Psy Audio - Alien Face Lift 2012

Alien Face Lift 2012

Alien Face Lift 2012 album cover art

Play tracks

Name: Alien Face Lift 2012
Artist: Qubenzis Psy Audio
Length: 59:35 min, 7 tracks
Style: Psychedelic, Full On, Melodic
Copyright: QPA (c) 2012
Label: Qubetech net

Track list

01 - 9:10 - Synchronicity By Design
02 - 7:45 - Breakfast on Sirius A
03 - 9:18 - Ark of the Covenant
04 - 9:23 - Twisted History
05 - 8:19 - Banana Republic Earth
06 - 8:43 - The Ant People
07 - 7:06 - Liquid Impressions

QPA Download Store
Qubenzis Bandcamp

Alien Face Lift 2012 is an epic story. A one hour musical journey into a world of well produced, original, mind blowing, intelligent psychedelic Trance.

QPA clearly define the Alien presence in the music by blending mind teasing sound samples with melodic, bubbling synthesizers and psy-kicks. A clear "wake up" call to all you guys who still doubt that 2012 (and onward) is an extremely crucial time period for the evolution & development of humanity..

miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012



DSK line


Alieno (SM)

Anna (SM)

ASynth Taurus




Creakboys w/Badboys Extension






Farbruasch V2


Free Alpha 3

Genesis/Genesis CM

Hahaha CS-33


Intro (VS-1,Meddle)



Lallapalloza Lite

Minogue VA



Oatmeal w/Limeflavor Skin





Proteus VX

Purple, Six, Double Six


Rez (Motion,Texture,ST, EoS)

S3K (Cignus and others)





Superwave PS

Syncaine TM 200X

Synth 1


TAL UNO 60/62, Elek7ro

Triangle II w/nBeat Skin

Square I, SFZ+

Triple Cheese

Ultrasonique (EVM Synths)

Unifyer 3 (Angular Momentum Stuff)

Uniretro (SM)

Invector (SM)

Universal UVI Player


ANN banks

LimeFlavor Skin


Xhip (LimeFlavor Skin)


Roland Mc- 303

Roland Mc- 303

Here's a quickstart manual

or click here::

There is also some information on

Masterizacion (español)

"La masterización es el arte del compromiso; saber qué es lo posible y lo imposible, y tomar decisiones sobre lo que es más importante en la música"
Bob Katz

 Visiten esta pagina :::

Links to Music Communities,Information, Resources on Music Production


Links to Music Communities,Information, Resources on Music Production

View "ARTICLES" -> there's a large database for TECHNIQUE
(Sound Workshops) online. Covering workshops on

* Effects/Processing
* Recording/Mixing
* Composing/Arranging
* Mastering
* Synthesis includes the ever-popular 'Synth Secrets' series
* Sampling

and many more.

martes, 3 de enero de 2012

Psychedelic Trance


Psychedelic trance or psytrance is a form of electronic music
characterized by hypnotic arrangements of synthetic rhythms and
complex layered melodies created by high tempo riffs.
It first broke out into the mainstream in 1995 as the UK music
press began to report on the exploding trend of Goa trance.
Since then the genre has diversified immensely and now offers
considerable variety in terms of mood, tempo, and style.
Some examples include melodic, full on, dark, progressive,
suomi, psybreaks and psybient.

The original Goa trance (or "old school") was often made with
popular Modular synthesizers and hardware samplers, but modern
psychedelic trance is typically made with VST and AU software
sampler applications. The use of analog synthesizers for sound
synthesis has given way to digital "virtual analog" instruments
like the Nord Lead, Access Virus, Korg MS-2000, Roland JP-8000
and computer VST and AU plugins like Native Instruments Reaktor.
These are usually controlled by MIDI sequencers within Digital
Audio Workstation (DAW) applications. Emphasis is placed on
purely synthesized timbres for programming and lead melodies.
Tempos range across the spectrum depending on the style and
approach of the individual producer although speeds between
140 and 150 BPM are most common.


The first hippies that arrived in Goa, India in the mid 60’s
were drawn there for many reasons, including the beautiful
beaches, the low cost of living, the friendly locals,
the Indian religious and spiritual practices and the readily
available Indian hashish, which until the mid 70’s was legal.

One of the first to arrive was a hippy known as
Eight Finger Eddie and it was he and his friends who started
the first ‘Goa parties.’ At the time, the parties consisted
only of a group of friends sitting around a campfire on the
beach playing various acoustic instruments and dancing on

During the 70’s the first Goa DJs were generally playing
psychedelic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead,
Pink Floyd and The Doors. In ‘79 the beginnings of electro music
could occasionally be heard in Goa in the form of tracks by
Kraftwerk but it wasn’t until ’83 that djs Laurent and
Fred Disko, closely followed by Goa Gil, began switching the
Goa style over to electro which was now flooding out of Europe
in the shape of New Order, Frontline Assembly, Front 242,
and various other bands.

The tracks were remixed, removing the lyrics, looping the
melodies and beats and generally manipulating the sounds in
all manner of ways before the tracks were finally presented
to the dancers as 100% Goa-style mixes.By ’85 all Goa music
was electronic and people were constantly searching for new
music to remix into the new Goa-style.
It was impossible to buy this type of music in stores;
even today most psytrance sales take place over the net
rather than in physical shops. Arguably the first commercially
released Goa trance tune came in ’88 and is accredited to
the KLF with What Time Is Love. However, at the same time
Goa music was being created by pioneers like The Orb,
Juno Reactor, Eat Static and also by The Infinity Project.

By ’92 the Goa trance scene had a pulse of its own, though
the term 'Goa trance' didn’t actually become the name tag of
the genre until around ’94. New artists were springing up
from all over the world and it was in this year that the
first Goa trance festivals began, including the Gaia Festival
in France and the now world famous and still running
VooV festival in Germany.

In ’93 the first 100% Goa trance album was released,
Project 2 Trance, featuring tracks by Man With No Name and
Hallucinogen to name just two.
Goa trance enjoyed its commercial peak between ’96 and ’97 with
a fair bit of media attention and some huge names in the
DJ scene joining the movement. This hype did not last long
and once the attention had died down so did the music sales,
resulting in the downfall of record labels, promotion networks
and also some artists. This ‘commercial death of Goa trance’
was marked musically by Matsuri Productions in ’97 with the
release of the compilation Let it RIP.

Israel also played a part in this development.
Until ’88 India’s borders were closed to Israelis. When they
were eventually opened many Israelis travelled to India after
completion of their mandatory military service looking for a
cheap, fun place to unwind. When they returned to Israel they
took music and drugs back with them and in ’90 the first
psychedelic ‘full moon gatherings’ on Nizanim’s beaches began.
The music was not as dark as modern darkpsy but different from
what was already available.

The quantity of Goa music coming into Israel and being
played in the clubs provided a lot of inspiration to the
younger generations of Israelis and soon new top quality
producers were popping up on the scene, the most famous of
which is Infected Mushroom. Other well known artists include
Intense Sanity, Astral Projection (group), IMIX, Elec3,
Alchemix, and 1200 Micrograms.

However, the police clamped down hard on these psychedelic
gatherings and with such a likely possibility of police
intervention it seemed that a new formula was needed,
one that would allow trancers to get maximum enjoyment from
the party before it was shut down.
This new formula became Nitzhonot, meaning victorious trance.
This formula was basic, fast, and cheesy, with short intense
sets; this allowed party goers to have a consistently intense
experience from the beginning of the party until it was stopped.

In ’96 the music had changed so much from its Goa beginnings
that the term Goa trance no longer seemed suitable and the new
term of psychedelic trance, or psytrance for short, was coined
to refer to this new style of music. The multi-layered melodies
of Goa trance were stripped away and a darker and more
repetitive form of music concentrated on rhythm and groove
appeared. A landmark album of this change would be ‘98’s album
Radio by X-Dream.

In ’02 however melodies became popular again, heralding the
beginning of full-on psytrance.

Currently, there are many sub-genres within the psytrance
scene, including minimal/progressive psy, morning psy,
full-on psy, and dark psy. There has also recently been a
movement attempting to ‘return to the source’ and bring back
the original Goa trance sound, such as Metapsychic Records and
Suntrip Records, which are dedicated to reviving the roots of
the scene and promoting artists trying to recapture the
original feeling of the music.


Psychedelic trance has a distinctive, speedy sound
(generally between 140 and 150 BPM) that tends to be faster
than other forms of trance or techno music.
Psychedelic trance uses prominent bass beats that pound
constantly throughout the song, and overlays the bass with
varying rhythms drawn from funk music, techno, electro,
Middle Eastern music, and trance using drums and other
synthesized instruments. The different leads, rhythms and beats
generally change every 32 beats.Layering is used to great
effect in psychedelic trance, with new musical ideas being
added at regular intervals, often every 4 to 8 bars.
New layers will continue to be added until a climax is reached,
and then the song will break down and start a new rhythmic
pattern over the constant bass line. Psychedelic trance
tracks tend to be 6–10 minutes long.
Psychedelic trance also makes heavy use of the cutoff frequency
control of the modulating filter on the synthesizer.
Reverb is also used heavily, with large, open sounding
reverb present on most of the lead synthesizers in the track.



Psybreaks or psychedelic breakbeat is a form of psychedelic
trance originating in the mid 2000s, splicing breakbeat
basslines and rhythms into otherwise heavily psytrance-influenced

Full on

Full on or melodic psytrance (also referred to as morning trance,
club psytrance and Isra-trance) is a form of psychedelic trance
that originated in Israel during the late 90's. Melodic psytrance
draws its main influences from more radio-friendly genres such as
uplifting trance (Nitzhonot and vocal trance) and electro house,
futuristic melodies, occasional electric guitar performances and
usage of vocals. The expression “full on” is taken from the first
out of a seven compilation albums series, and the first album ever
to be released under Hom-mega Productions in 1998, titled Full On.
Some other sources say it comes from the Fullmoon festival's name,
whilst others argue that it is derived from a phrase widely used
to describe particularly high-energy music ("That tune is really

The most easily recognizable element of full-on psy-trance is
the so called "rolling" bassline, which crams two or three short
bass notes in between each hit of the 4/4 drum.


Dark psytrance (killer psytrance, dark psy, horror trance,
horror psy, freak trance, trauma trance) is a darker, faster
and more distorted form of psychedelic trance music, with tempo
ranges usually from 145 to 180 BPM. Originating in Russia and
Germany, the style has recently expanded to other countries


With a slower BPM range of about 125 to 145, Progressive
Psytrance has a cleaner, crisper sound than other sub genres
and is better known for well constructed percussion underlying
a compliated series or evolution of musically rooted melodies.
At times up lifting Progressive Psy has made a home for itself
during the morning and day time sets of many outdoor dance
Particularlly the Australian Doof's. Labels such as Iboga;
releasing music from artists such as Ace Ventura,
Behind Blue Eyes and Sun Control Species as well as the
Australian music label Zenon; releasing music from artists
such as Sensient, Tetrameth and Shadow FX are but two reputable
sources of this sub Genre.

Suomisaundi or Freeform Psytrance

This is the "freeform" variation of psytrance where artist has
almost no limits but still bear a specific "Finnish" style
(which is also produced in other countries but the originating
Suomi designation is in wide use).

Psychedelic trance

Stylistic origins :   
Goa trance - Trance - Space rock - Industrial - Acid house

Cultural origins :   
Mid-1990s, subcontinent India/Goa, Israel, South Africa, UK

Typical instruments :   
Synthesizer - Drum machine - Sequencer - Sampler, Electric guitar

Mainstream popularity :
high in Europe, Brazil, Mexico & Israel

Derivative forms :
Uplifting trance - Underground trance - Suomisaundi -
Dark psytrance

Subgenres :
Melodic psytrance - Uplifting psytrance - Full-on psytrance -
Progressive psytrance

Fusion genres
Psybient - Psybreaks

Regional scenes
Finland - South Africa

Notable artists
Infected Mushroom - Astral Projection - X-dream - GMS -
Sesto Sento - Shpongle - 1200 Micrograms - Talamasca


    Ektoplazm - Free music portal and psytrance netlabel.

    Psyreviews - Unbiased bullsh1t-free reviews since 2001

    Psynews - Major online community based around psytrance.

    PsyDB - Psytrance release database.

    Shoutcast - List of Goa & Psychedelic trance internet radio stations

    Psyentifica - Free music downloads and Canadian psytrance artist.


Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Goa Trance


From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Goa Trance (Goa, 604) is a form of electronic music that
originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India.


The music has its roots in the popularity of the Goa state
in India in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a hippie capital,
and although musical developments were incorporating elements
of industrial music and EBM with the spiritual culture in India
throughout the 1980s,
the actual Goa Trance style did not officially appear until
the early 1990s. As the hippie tourist influx tapered off in
the 1970s and 1980s, a core group remained in Goa, concentrating
on developments in music along with other pursuits such as
yoga and recreational drug use.
The music that would eventually be known as Goa Trance did not
evolve from one single genre, but was inspired mainly by EBM
like Front Line Assembly and A Split-Second, acid house, techno
(The KLF's "What time is love?" in particular), and psychedelic
rock like Ozric Tentacles, Steve Hillage and Ash Ra Tempel.
In addition to those, oriental tribal/ethnic music also became
a source of inspiration. A very early example (1974) of the
relation between psy-rock and the music that would eventually
be known as Goa Trance is The Cosmic Jokers (a collaboration
between Ash Ra Tempel and Klaus Schulze) highly experimental and
psychedelic album "Galactic Supermarket", which features
occasional 4/4 rhythms intertwined with elements from psy-rock,
analog synthesizers and occasionally tribal-esque drum patterns.

The introduction of techno and its techniques to Goa led to what
eventually became the Goa Trance style; early pioneers included
DJs Fred Disko, Laurent, Goa Gil, and Amsterdam Joey.
Many "parties" (generally similar to raves but with a more mystic
flavour, at least in early 1990s) in Goa revolve entirely around
this genre of music. In other countries, Goa is also often played
at raves, festivals and parties in conjunction with other styles
of trance and techno.

Today, Goa Trance has a significant following in Israel,
brought to that country by former soldiers returning from
recreational "post-army trips" to Goa in the early 1990s.
A great deal of Goa Trance (or now, more accurately, psytrance)
is now produced in Israel, but its production and consumption is
a global phenomenon. New "hot-spots" today include Brazil, Japan,
Serbia and South Africa. One particular underground genre that
branched off from Psy Trance is called suomisaundi (Finnish sound),
which originated in Finland. One of its trademark features is
reference to early\mid-1990s classic Goa Trance music,
and this genre is often exhibited in Finland's forest party scene.
At these parties, mostly Goa Trance and Suomi-style psytrance
can be heard.

The sound

Goa Trance is essentially "dance-trance" music (it was referred
to as "Trance Dance" in its formative years), the original goal
being to assist the dancers in experiencing a collective state
of bodily transcendence, similar to that of ancient shamanic
dancing rituals, through hypnotic, pulsing melodies and rhythms.
As such it has an energetic beat, almost always in common time
(4/4) meaning 4 quarter note pulses per bar.
Time is marked with kicks (bass drum beats) on each quarter-note
pulse, a snare or clap on the second and fourth pulse of the bar,
with an open hi-hat sound every second eighth note. A typical
track will generally build up to a much more energetic movement
in the second half then taper off fairly quickly toward the end.
The BPM typically lies in the 130 - 150 range, although some tracks
may have BPMs as low as 110 or as high as 160. Generally 8-12
minutes long, Goa Trance tracks tend to focus on steadily building
energy throughout, using changes in percussion patterns and more
intricate and layered synth parts as the music progresses in order
to build a hypnotic and intense feel.

The kick drum often is a low, thick sound with prominent sub-bass
frequencies. The music very often incorporates many audio effects
that are often created through experimentation with synthesisers.
A well-known sound that originated with Goa Trance and became much
more prevalent through its successor, psytrance, is the organic
"squelchy" sound (usually a saw-wave which is run through a resonant
band-pass or high-pass filter).

Other music technology used in Goa Trance includes popular analogue
synthesizers such as the Roland TB-303, Roland Juno-60/106,
Novation Bass-Station, Korg MS-10, and notably the Roland SH-101.
Hardware samplers manufactured by Akai, Yamaha and Ensoniq were
also popular for sample storage and manipulation.

A popular element of Goa Trance is the use of samples, often from
sci-fi movies. Those samples mostly contain references to drugs,
parapsychology, extraterrestrials, existentialism, OBEs, dreams,
science, spirituality and other things that could be deemed as
"mysterious" and "unconventional".


Goa Trance parties began in the late 1980s in the state of Goa,
India and they can take place in locations such as on a beach or
in the middle of the forest, although it is not uncommon for them
to be held in clubs. There have been attempts to formalize parties,
such as those held at Bamboo Forest, into commercial events,
which was initially met with much resistance.
The need to pay the local police baksheesh means that they're now
generally staged around a bar, even though this may only be a
temporary fixture in the forest or beach.

The parties around the New Year tend to be the most chaotic with
bus loads of people coming in from all places such as Mumbai, Delhi,
Bangalore, Hyderabad and the world over. Travelers, beggars and
sadhus from all over India pass by to join in.

However, with the proliferation of Goa Trance music across the
globe, parties are now being held at locations all over the world.
Among the most notable of these parties are the Full Moon Party
held monthly at Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand and several events held in
Byron Bay, Australia as well as Israel, Japan, South Africa and

Goa parties have a definitive visual aspect - the use of "fluoro"
(fluorescent paint) is common on clothing and on decorations such as
tapestries. The graphics on these decorations are usually associated
with topics such as aliens, Hinduism, other religious
(especially eastern) images, mushrooms (and other psychedelic art),
shamanism and technology. Shrines in front of the DJ stands
featuring religious items are also common decorations.

In popular culture

For a short period in the mid-1990s Goa Trance enjoyed significant
commercial success with support from DJs such as Paul Oakenfold,
who later went on to assist in developing a much more mainstream
style of trance outside Goa. Only a few artists came close to
being Goa Trance "stars", enjoying worldwide fame.
Among the most notable are Astral Projection, Etnica, Dimension 5,
Doof, Hallucinogen, Man With No Name and Transwave.
Several artists initially started producing goa trance music and
went on to produce psytrance instead, perhaps most notably
Electric Universe who pioneered goa trance with 2 albums in 1995.
Contrary to popular belief, Infected Mushroom had little
involvement in Goa trance. Only their first album qualifies as
Goa trance and it came in 1999 when the style of music was being
replaced by psytrance.
Experimental Goa and psytrance group Juno Reactor had their music
featured in many Hollywood movies like Mortal Kombat, The Matrix
and even Once Upon a Time in Mexico. However most of their music
featured is regarded as trance or psytrance and of a very
experimental nature. Koxbox from Denmark have Goa Trance tracks
on the sound track of the movie Pusher most notably the track
Fuel On. ESPN has featured ~30 second clips of Goa during the
scoring recaps for both college and professional games.

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GOA TRANCE (Español)

GOA TRANCE (Español)

El goa trance o goa no es un subgénero musical derivado del trance,
en realidad este nace en la india entre 1988 y 1990. Debe su nombre
al estado indio de Goa, de donde surgió, siendo el estado con mayor
establecimiento de hippies en los años 70 y 80.

El Goa trance es un género muy cercano al Psytrance. En la cultura
popular, la distinción entre los dos géneros sigue siendo básicamente
una cuestión de opinión (algunos los consideran sinónimos; otros
creen que el Psytrance es más "metálico", mientras que el Goa trance
es más "orgánico"). Existen también variantes mas suaves como el goa
chill y otras mas progresivas.

La musica goa se caracteriza principalmente por tres aspectos:
normalmente empieza con uno o pocos instrumentos a los que se van
añadiendo otros progresivamente, suele ir aumentando la velocidad
según progresa, puede cambiar drásticamente la melodía a mitad de un

La musica goa tuvo un gran auge en Israel y en México, lugares donde
todavía se celebran algunas de las concentraciones más importantes
del mundo en cuanto a musica goa se refiere.
Algunos de los precursores de la musica goa fueron Astral Projection,
MFG,Man With No Name,Transwave,The Infinity Project,Hallucinogen,
entre otros.

Fiestas de Goa Trance

En el estado de Goa, las fiestas de Goa trance pueden llevarse a cabo
en lugares bastante inusuales, como por ejemplo en playas, en el
desierto o en el medio de la jungla, aunque también es común que se
realicen en clubes. Hoy en día, tienen que pagar el baksheesh a la
policía local. Una vez que éste fue pagado, los participantes de la
fiesta son libres de llevar charas (drogas cultivadas a mano en la
región), sin que la policía los arreste.

Las fiestas cercanas a Año Nuevo tienden a ser caóticas, con cientos
de personas viniendo de lugares como Mumbai (ex Bombay), Delhi, y el
resto del mundo. Los viajeros, mendigos y fakires también se unen a
las fiestas.

Las fiestas de Goa trance también tienen un carácter visual diferente.
Se usa pintura fluorescente en la ropa y en las decoraciones.
Los gráficos de éstas decoraciones están usualmente relacionadas con
cosas como extraterrestres, hinduismo, imágenes religiosas, hongos
(y otras imágenes psicodélicas), shamanismo y tecnología.
Urnas y otros ítems religiosos frente al DJ son también decoraciones

Goa trance

Orígenes musicales:    
Música clásica hindú, Industrial/EBM, Acid house, Música psicodélica

Orígenes culturales:    
Finales de 1980 hasta finales de 1990, Goa, Europa, Israel
(influenciada por la cultura hippie)

Instrumentos comunes:    
TB-303, TR-909, SH-101, Secuenciador, JUNO-106

Europa, Israel, Japón, Brasil, México entre mediados a fines de 1990

Psychedelic trance

Psybient, Nitzhonot

Categoría: Música electrónica


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