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V/A - Helicon In Trance [Helicon Sound System]

d1m1tr1
Dark Elf

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Posted : Oct 1, 2007 05:35
Quote:

On 2007-09-26 17:34, d1m1tr1 wrote:

i heard something is coming soon !!!

the HELICON II,

Patience !!!




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DJSarasin
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Posted : Oct 12, 2007 20:58
Still waiting for my copies!



Great review....and i can;t wait!

I been listening to a few tracks on the Myspace....but its not the same ....is it?




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Fuzulu
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Posted : Oct 13, 2007 05:10
eassily the best cd i hav herd in a while ... wat fine work oh my god !!!
CRX(HSS Records)
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Posted : Oct 15, 2007 15:49
thanks to all Ppl that supported the underground
and trusted the label
hope u liked the tracks
we did
new things are on the way
music technology and repetitive loops towards mystical experience!
respect


          Helicon Sounds Music
www.hssr.gr
a3k
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Posted : Oct 16, 2007 14:44
^^ nice to hear things are moving Crx           ...
Ormion
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Posted : Jan 6, 2008 18:29
HELICON IN TRANCE
THE UNDERGROUND SOUNDS OF ATHENS

TRACKLIST:
Mind Antivirus - Setup.Exe
N.O.M. - Helicon
Phovos And Deimos - Crisp Meadow
Double Trouble - Dance Upper Pressure
Dark Elf - X
Cymazz - Mind Control Room
Narcosis - The Doll Master
Septagram - Gone Fishin'
5ips1s - Pall Bearer


Style: Dark Psy
Artwork: Sugahtank
Mastering: The Chief
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/956335
Samples: http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display...ase.asp?id=7020

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This is the first release of the Greek label Helicon Sound System, focusing directly into dark psychedelic.
All the artists of this compilation are Greek and most of them have been appeared in several Moonsun records releases.

MIND ANTIVIRUS-Setup.exe
Just when you think that a compilation like that would open with a dark blaster, this track surprises you with its fresh style. Itís basically a downtempo track that flirts with the dark genre, but also has some dub and IDM elements. The intro is funky and warms your heart, while the rest of it sounds like a broken experimental track. It has some repepetive melodies and a bass kind of annoying, but works great with all the abnormality of this track. Itís difficult to categorize it and it works great as the opening tune, but itís not my cup of tea. 5/10

N.O.M.-Helicon
Now we enter the real dark territory with N.O.M. aka Nature Of Mind. The bass hits you right in the face, although I would call it more hypnotic than powerful. Itís loud and almost covers the whole track and being basically a 1-note baslsine doesnít help.
But after a while something happens. The bass keeps the same, but some beautiful fairie sounds make you smile and keep you interested before the melodies hit you. Melodies? Oh yes, melodies! I would easily call it a dark melodic track. Donít expect complex uplifiting stuff. No, after all the track never misses its dark purpose. Itís hypnotic and trippy, not powerful, not in your face psychedelia. And guess what. At the end the bassline seems to work. It flows smoothly with the track. This is a great track, different and unique. 9/10

PHOVOS AND DEIMOS-CRISP MEADOW
This is a project of Narcosis and N.O.M. They have collaborated before in the Narcosis album with a very good tune. From the first seconds it's obviously that it's much more powerful and intense than the first two tracks, but still keeps a hypnotic tempo. If you canít stand the 1-note bassline this one wonít work for you. The sound is crystal clear and the creepy effects are trippy enough to satisfy you for the lack of big surprises. I would call it typical. 6/10

DOUBLE TROUBLE-Dance Upper Pressure
Double Trouble is a project of Dark Elf and Apnea. Ok, the time has come for the first stomper. Straight to 150 bpm this track is not really different from the n-th dark psy track ou there, but still has its moments. There are some forest melodies scattered around and many Ďout of your headphonesí effects. If you like intense dark psychedelia this one is made for you and you will forgive it its flaws. Nice. 7/10

DARK ELF-X
This is an artist that all his tracks for some unknown synaesthetic reason Ďsoundí purple in my ears. Dark purple actually. This one is a real atmospheric track and has a great forest feeling. From the Ďairyí first part to the last part with an incomplete melody, this one is tasty. You can hear the work of this artist. No randomness, everything sounds in place. Very good. 7.5/10

CYMAZZ-Mind Control Room
This guy goes straight to the top of the Ďbraincells killingí artists. Itís not that he uses as many in-your-face psychedelia he can, but the acidness of his sounds. Acidness in its true meaning. Noises that really enter your brain and fry your cells. Acid drops in your mind. Itís a great piece of the art of psychedelia. Sounds Russian, but even more crazy. We need more like this. 8.5/10

NARCOSIS-The Doll Master
Here we have one talented artist with already an album released in Moonsun records. (Check it out, itís really good). Narcosis is known for his reverb-dark-acid noises that uses in his track. This track couldnít be different, but he never crosses the line. Unfortunately. The last minutes are great with a great dose of noisy paranoia, but many tracks in his album offer more. Itís not revolutionary, but works. Forest feeling in it too. 7.5/10

SEPTAGRAM-Gone FishiníSeptagram are Dark Elf and Darkshire. This is dark! For sure! Pads and reverb effects always work, check this track if you donít believe me. But thatís not enough. So they add a spooky melody for the second part. Itís haunted and works great with the rest of the track, giving to it a dreamy effect. I like this track. It has almost all that you need from this kind of music. It lacks pure inspiration, but it pays you back with some good chills. 8/10

5IPS1S-Pall Bearer
Before anything, go listen the 5ips1s track in the Narcosis album. You havenít heard before more brain frying music! 5ips1s is the creation of two strange minds. Narcosis and Cymazz, This is badass energetic psychedelia. Itís fast, maybe too fast for many listeners, but certainly not ridiculously gabba-style. This one is also the most dance-y track of the compilation. While the rest of the tracks are based in hypnotic rhytmns and atmospheric patterns this is straight to the bone psy. Call me crazy, but I will call this track as the new Rave. Ok, Rave On Acid! Not for the lighthearted! 9.5/10

OVERALL
This compilation is really good. Simple as that. Many tracks are miles away from the stereotypical dark psy madness and the few that sound like that are certainly above the average. Judging by some previous tracks you can definitely see a great leap forward to more mature and professional producing for these artists. They have mastered their techniques and they are messing with our minds more. Oh, and we need a 5ips1s album. Recommended. 7.55/10

Why purchase: Not the typical dark psy. N.O.M. and 5ips1s are fantastic!

Why skip: You donít like anything that starts with dark and ends with psy.
CRX(HSS Records)
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Posted : Jan 6, 2008 19:37
Thanks for the excellent review Ormion !
Hopefully the 5ips1s album will happen this year
!
Good to see people like what we do
Samples can be also heard at
http://www.beatspace.com/dettagli/dettaglio.asp?id=3920


Respect,
CRX,HSS           Helicon Sounds Music
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CRX(HSS Records)
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Posted : Jan 8, 2008 21:34
Also available on Saikosounds:
http://www.saikosounds.com/english/display_release.asp?id=7020

          Helicon Sounds Music
www.hssr.gr
Zman
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jan 8, 2008 21:46
Quite an ordinary low budget CD imo.. Didn't find anything too impressive. Production is nice, ideas are strange.

The next CD however has a Ghreg on Earth track which i can tell you is completely smashing hehe Cant wait

Keep it up brother Costas

BooM
Zman
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jan 8, 2008 22:37
ps - Septagram is the best track for sure : )
King Salmon
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Posted : Jan 10, 2008 12:46
I checked this out for the Dark Elf tracks. Overall, pretty good, production quality a little low, tracks a little boring (too hypnotic).

NOM: Interesting euphoric melody paired with the dark bassline. But the bassline is so overwhelming and muffled. Production is very muddy.

Double Trouble: Best track on the album. Nice power, but overall is a little repetitive. High hat sounds really harsh, not good. I like the mystery-movie melody that goes throughout.

Dark Elf: Terrible voice sample at the beginning, but you can skip over it. Don't like the glitched out part towards the end -- sounds like Cosmo.

Septagram: Don't like the mystery-movie melody in this one, too cheesy.

Sipsis: Dynamic and not so hypnotic as the others. Don't like the glitch.           Kent
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N.O.M
N.O.M

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Posted : Jan 20, 2008 21:07
big thanks to ormion.i respect and appreciate his critical andto king salmon.i say that i have the opinion that the establishment in all types of music must be broke>>make the different>>>the va is good the secont will be more good and my album come soon> to all and keep dance>>>           https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOM/152691168115321
PSYCHEDELICA-X


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Posted : Jan 21, 2008 14:26
SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i like it very much!!!!!           ****PSYCHEDELICA-X****
THE Flying AGARIC

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DJSarasin
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Posted : Mar 20, 2008 20:52
GOT MINE!



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3ctick


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Posted : Mar 25, 2008 16:52
amazing va.-, phobos, dark elf, septagram, and double trouble are my favorites!! xD

BOOM!!
          -With the intoned tone of the splendor īīī


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