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PsychoCell (Disco Valley Records)

Wizard Lizard
Wizard Lizard

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Posted : Dec 6, 2004 04:00
I Think This Is a Great Compilation
killer dark cd ....
quality tracks and great selection of tracks from disco .... keep up the good work
for Evil Doctor - Dont Speek Bad about ppl
if u dont have anything good to say ...
dont say at all
about azax .... i think the other way around ...if regev prrovs us he can be creative and make sevral of styles ..thats only shows... the controll for his creations
i see only good in this side
IsraTrance Junior Member
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Posted : Dec 6, 2004 10:10
Great v/a from Disco Valley......Teo knows what Psychedelic is about !

IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Dec 7, 2004 23:22
Excellent night-time psy. If you like it darker and gritty, get this. You won't be disappointed. Keep up the good work Disco Valley           "Subconscious unravels at the point of death, and all time it has known erupts into a moment. As death extinguishes us, so we become it."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Dec 13, 2004 05:44
brain ....cells....f.rying.....! ...amazing comp...! kudos ...teo....dats why sudan ..evrytime ..u start the musik onn..! hehe..!           Anche Bamba.....Heroes don cume easy......!
dhamma walker

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Posted : Dec 13, 2004 09:01
another feather in the cap of Theo and Yuki ... super selection ... always count on you to make it special.

          Love n Light

Foot Stompin Records
CRX(HSS Records)
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Dec 14, 2004 18:11
by faaaaaaaaaaaar the best collection 4 year 2004!thank you Mr Teo

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Posted : Feb 16, 2005 10:26
Got this release a couple of weeks ago... Just had to say... really awesome compilation & I enjoy all tracks.
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Posted : Jun 7, 2005 19:10
V/A - Psycho Cell [Discovalley 2004] CD

Operated by DJ Teo, Discovalley is a label releasing night-time psychedelic trance. Perhaps surprisingly, this outfit is one of the very first to actually be based in Goa, India. The cover design is appealing, although there are some errors in the printing of the digipak case (most notably: the backside is upside down). With 67 minutes of music, this is a quality release - their third - covering the hardest and darkest side of psychedelic trance.

Azax Syndrom opens the compilation with another cracking number, this one entitled Shinjitzu. Keeping close to his usual style, the track sounds very familiar to the work on the Voices of Madness CD on Parvati. Screams and sirens provide distinct atmospheres amidst all the curling dark atmospheres that permeate the first few minutes. Near the middle we hear the "now's the fucking time!" speech from Kill Bill. Hereafter, the dark melodies begin! The big breakdown in the latter third introduces some rough processed guitar riffs that fit well with the style. I do see where people are coming from when they refer to the Chemical Crew influence on this one - it gets somewhat messy and not so psychedelic in the end. This track doesn't break any new ground, and isn't the best from Azax, but it remains a solid dancefloor thriller.

Kindzadza is another big name in the field, and he drops in for the first of two submissions with the track Na Ostrov. I'm not usually a fan of this artist's work, but here is a dark night-time pounder that retains a very psychedelic feel throughout. Tension is built with skill, and the track has some tight pacing - not kicking it into overdrive too early, which is a common deficiency in this style. What pushes this one over the threshold from decent to excellent is the myriad textured sounds used in this song - from a deranged circus-like atmosphere to all manner of digital beeps and sweeps, there is a great variety of tripped out noises in use. One of the best from this artist, and an early highlight on the compilation, sure to cause some mayhem deep in the night.

Seroxat's Tahoo Vavohoo is more typical of the style, wasting no time on an intro. The beat starts to kick and soon one of those throbbing low-end bass lines curdles up from the abyss. For several minutes the squelchy bubbling noises proliferate across the stereo field while a variety of creepy samples play through. After a while it gets to sound like a Penta track that lacks that artist's skill with distinct melodies - especially considering the samples usage here, also known from In The Night, In The Dark. Essentially this is some standard horror trance, pumping and relentless, without enough character to make it stand out.

Para Halu drop in with 60659: The End of Time, a rather ominous name for a track. This is certainly driving further into the black realms of horror sounds and evil atmospheres. The beat is another low-end rumbler, coated in dripping effects and noisy vertiginous melodies. A great sample beginning with "realities are starting to collapse into one space" lets the energy out in the last third, as a brooding feeling moves over the track for a moment. With a sinister slowness, all the harsh and distorted acidic elements make their return in layered forays through the stereo field, coagulating in a loose array of twisted sound for one last rush. It's strange how the climax is almost something of a let down after all the busy activity in the middle, but this could be useful as a mixing tool to drop the energy state smoothly. Overall, a fairly good song for the style.

One of Kemic-al's early compilation appearances can be found here next: Abusing the System. While he has become well-regarded in the dark trance world after his debut album was recently released, I never have found a song by him I really enjoy. They all seem so messy, with amateur production, questionable arrangement, and admittedly - a few interesting ideas here and there. It's the same story with this one - can't say I like the track at all, but there is that feeling of potential about his work.

Kindzadza raises the quality levels yet again with Coming Soon, a huge ripping track full of mysterious atmospheres. The rocking beat is a pumping affair that undergoes numerous tweaks and shifts as the track progresses. Some of the sounds in use are highly characterized, entirely distinct from anything else one may have heard in the field (except perhaps, again, in Penta's work). A morose sample about an asteroid - a "global killer" - provides the impetus to re-ignite the energy levels later on, sending the storyline barrelling off on a phrenetic tangent that seldom lets up for the rest of this dancefloor bomb. Another excellent offering from the Russian maestro!

Brain Waves, a project from Ibiza of all places, deliver Black Cat as the next offering. Though it begins with a terribly hackneyed sample from the Matrix, we can forgive them (as long as it never happens again). The sound here is so sickly synthetic and dark, I barely hear anything resembling conventional percussion. It's all dripping psychedelic sounds and haunting atmospheres laced with thick tangled cords of trippy effects. While there doesn't seem to be any distinct melodies, there's no question that this music evokes a powerful emotional reaction. Plenty of this is due to the timing of the breaks and the sweeping psychedelic sounds that come surging up from the depths to cavort past the ear with a hallucinogenic fervor. This is a stunning night-time epic that is one of the more insanely psychedelic tracks I've heard in a long time.

Seroxat follow up on that madness with The End of the World, another track title that seems particularly threatening. Unfortunatly it can't really compete with the darker atmospheres exploited by some of the other producers here. This is a decent enough track in the Israeli dark style, somewhat derivative of both Azax Syndrom and Psychotic Micro. The beat is a snappy mid-range sort of thing, chugging along with deeper bass lines at time. The percussion is very audible, strangely reminding me of the drive from GMS back in their Chaos Laboratory days. Haunting high-end atmospheres shimmer and sweep by the background at times, nicely ratcheting up the mood in key moments. I must admit, Sandman still owns this track title. An above average tune from Seroxat, but I'm still waiting for something exceptional from this new group.

Psychotic Micro close the compilation with Via Del Dolor, a typical track full of howls and screams and samples about graveyards, and all sorts of cheeky evil stuff like that. The beat has more punch than the material I'm used to from this artist, which is an improvement. The atmosphere doesn't quite develop beyond moderately unsettling - the main feature is the combination of chugging kick and snare, with some attention paid towards drifting sweeps and effects. In the end, it fails to make a strong impression, but isn't bad in any specific way.

For a compilation of this style, Psycho Cell is remarkably well put together. From a relatively easy initial opening, the flow of the CD dives deeper into darkness, and then sort of loses the plot in the last half. No matter - there are still some blindingly great tunes loaded in that latter half. Kindzadza really shines on this release, as do the newcomers Brain Waves. The rest mainly provide good or above average night-time slammers, with only one track not meeting my standards. This subgenre of psytrance perpetually suffers from serious quality differences on compilations, so that makes this one quite remarkable - almost all of the tunes here are good, and several are excellent. For that reason I can easily pronounce Psycho Cell one of the better dark psychedelic releases out there right now. Horror trance lovers, be sure to check this one out! Everyone else, I hope you know what you're getting into... this music is quite intense!

Faves: 2(!), 4, 6(!), 7(!), 8
Rating: 7/10
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Mar 26, 2008 07:13
This is one of the best VA's ever released... takes you back to the deepest regions of 604 forestss...

para halu

this is not 2 much, its 3-4 haha

Viva la chapora

IsraTrance Team

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Posted : Mar 26, 2008 15:49
this has some nice pearls in here
kdd vibe back in this days was just great

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Posted : Mar 28, 2008 12:30
Just heard it yesterday, Pure Nostalgia.

Takes us back to the Good Ol' Days...           "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu

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Posted : Mar 31, 2008 02:23


Black Cat
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Posted : Apr 13, 2008 16:25
This kind of music can NEVER die...!!!!

Bom Bom 
DVRcd003PsychoCell*DVRcd004HastaLasPastillas*DVRcd005Dark Side of GOA
DVRcd006CHApoRAS Tribal Dance*DVRcd007 1001 Nights*DVRcd008 Triton OUT!
Safe Way

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Posted : Apr 13, 2008 17:45
I agree with ZMan !
one of the best VA's ever released...

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Posted : Apr 21, 2008 19:05
man this compilation is perfect!! full of twisted sounds, we need more compilations like this           UGLY BEFORE!
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