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its just something i've been noticing recently...

an awful lot of compilations released at the moment are complete bollocks apart from one or two tunes... why do they do this? is it just to pander to as many people as possible? is it because they are all mates releasing each others tunes as a favour??

one anonymous example i bought last week (proberly should have known better, it has a cheesy title) has 2 PASSABLE tunes out of... well, that would give a clue to its identity, but a lot more than usual! :no: and it was claiming to represent the best of psy trance

i know one can listen to samples before buying, but thats not like a record shop where you can listen to the whole cd. 30 seconds is not enough to judge the quality, just gain an inkling of a tune. (this is not a rant against chaos/psy-shop who do an excellent job!)

its so fucking annoying having to buy three or four cds in order to get something decent to listen to and mix. record labels take heed of the advice give by psy-reviews... SHITE MUSIC IS NOT THE WAY TO GO! :grandad:

fortunately my faith has been restored by neourobiotics, thank you!
 

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This is the reason I have almost stopped buying trance cds unless I have actually been anticipating them.

Face it Hamish, most people put on cds you and I call utter shit and bounce around in a blissful oblivion...

Psytrance has once again taken the downward slope... Generic uninspired crap is on the forefront of record shops being promoted as the best thing you are EVER likely to hear.

Explore progressive and chillout is my opinion until things quiet down a bit.
 
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recently? aw bambino dis was always the case dont buy compilations boy!!!!

dont ya also just luvvit when chaos use an entirley ambient 50secs of a tune for a sample?! WELL DONE

annoying that to find the odd bomb it's needed to buy some random comps full'o'shyte

one to avoid - crystal matrix records - high tech pleasures gets awarded good track listing worst tracks ever comp of the year!! :lol1:
the new ones the same good artists but me not touchee wiv barge pole
 

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Blender Bender said:
Psytrance has once again taken the downward slope... Generic uninspired crap is on the forefront of record shops being promoted as the best thing you are EVER likely to hear.
:no:

Blender Bender said:
Explore progressive and chillout is my opinion until things quiet down a bit.

no! i will not put my toys back in the pram! :mad: passive observence is not the way to go. we need to grab hold of... something, shake 'it' around and... hope it gets better? :huh:

ok... i don't know what to do, but we must do something...



we need to keep the :bananada: alive!
 

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what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
if there was a download site where you could get .wav format copies of JUST the tracks you wanted, would you go for that?
 

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what in tintern abbey are you talking about?
the advantage would be you only pay for the good tunes (by my reckoning the latest alchemy compilation would set you back three quid instead of ten)

the bad side is that people might end up just buying tracks by ppl they know -- would emerging artists lose out?
 

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damion said:
the bad side is that people might end up just buying tracks by ppl they know -- would emerging artists lose out?

as long as there were decent samples for the tracks and good info about artists and whats happening in the scene + lots of top 10/20s by people with good taste for each style i reckon it might work quite nicely!
im up for it! :Smile3:
 

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Quality control has disappeared due to the recent rise in popularity of psytrance.

Like Hamish said it is "because they are all mates releasing each others tunes" but not as a favour, it more has to do with having 1 or 2 "good" tracks and then needing several "releasable" ones to fill up the cd!

Progressive and chillout DO NOT imply passive observence! May I remind you that the only ALBUMS that saved 2004 were FREq and Andromeda. If you're looking for music that will take you on a journey albums like these can do it a great deal better than any of the generic crap I had the rant about just before..

Damion and Chris, that is a capital idea that would actually enforce quality control, which is the exact reason this won't go ahead, not for a very long time anyway...

Don't worry though, like many things, trance tends to go in circles... If history repeats itself progressive/minimal will once again give birth to a new breed of psytrance...

Afterall it's those bloody melodies that destroy most of the tunes.. It only takes skill to create an arrangement, but on the other hand it takes TALENT to create a good melody..
 

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Classic Frank Quote said:
May I remind you that the only ALBUMS that saved 2004 were FREq and Andromeda.

:wo^thy:

Fragiscos strikes again.... :lol1:
 
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spell it right please chrispopper :spank:
:whip:


on a lighter note today's exert(?) from porgie's working day:


:offtopic:
today i went to loo and found a but of charas stuck to my right buttock :ph34r:
and i had a bath at 7am this morning :o
must have been on de sofa when i dried me hair ?! :unsure:
 

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damion said:
the advantage would be you only pay for the good tunes (by my reckoning the latest alchemy compilation would set you back three quid instead of ten)


Well, its not quite the latest alchemy compilation, but perhaps a step in the right direction.
http://www.trackitdown.net/recordlabel/147.html?pos=0&limit=25&totalRows=61

Nothing particularly new here, the samples here are short, but at least you can buy one track at a time and with a bigger stock and being able to do what you can't do with most internet shopping, which is get the product immediately. This may not be great for the album industry, but can only be good for the singles industry.

:smokingr:
 

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canyouhearthegoblins said:
today i went to loo and found a but of charas stuck to my right buttock :ph34r:

why do i never have this kind of luck... *checks testicles quickly*

the last alchemy compilation wasn't bad in any sense. the tunes on that were pandering to a wider audience. phase 2 for example had some shhhiiiittt on it - like that one with the alton towers riff - and 2/3 awesome tunes (wrecked machines, brain xl..)
 

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damion said:
£1.50 for a 192kbps mp3 file eh?

step in the right direction, agreed...

but seeing as MP3s make all the bass frequencies in Mono by default it's not the solution :¬)



I think something like this is a good idea - from my point of view, there are loads of comps ive heard where i really love one track on them but the rest I don't care for. I'm generally against copying and try to buy as much as I can but buying one cd for just one or two tracks on it is just too much for me :Sad: I'd love to be able to get individual tracks.
 

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canyouhearthegoblins said:
one to avoid - crystal matrix records - high tech pleasures gets awarded good track listing worst tracks ever comp of the year!! :lol1:
the new ones the same good artists but me not touchee wiv barge pole

completely true, that compilation is crap... I think I got reeled in by some new tikal and sirius isness, but it is all shockingly bad. Its like the bad tunes they didn't want to put on their albums cause it would make them look rubbish, so they sold them off cheap to crystal matrix. Thing is they still make them look rubbish and also make them look like they are money grabbers for selling them.

I do buy compilations for just 1 or 2 trax, which is well bad value for money, but sometimes the only way of getting the right track for a set or mix. But looking at my CD Collection I need to become more selective, as I have so many CDs that I only like 1 track on.

Personally I would never pay for a mp3, what is the point of having amazing studios and cutting edge high quality sound production... and then compressing the fuck out of it b4 I get to hear it. mp3s not the way forward for me. Perhaps CD singles!! so you can just buy good trax at a cheap price, and leave all the rubbish alone.
 
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