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V.A. Twist Dream (Suntrip Rec) - relesased Jan 07

IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Feb 2, 2007 02:44
A fresh new kind of uplifting sound which actually is a Goa Trance compilation with a very modern touch. For those who experienced the Goa era it will be a huge surprise to see this kind of sound still thrilling in 2007. It is energetic, vibrational, tripping, melodic, beautiful in a way very different from modern psy.

1. Cosmic Silence, Psy Spirit: the opener of this album is fully loaded with that energy that make some people shiver with happiness, with a very swinging Goan bassline and at around 4:00 the melodies just take over beautifully.

2. Aerosis, Contorsion: a beautiful Goa track, with a very ´07 kick over ´96 melodies and bassline. Return To The Source anyone ?

3. Red Gravity, Momentary 29: a very energetic track, with a strong melody construction. Again, strong Goa basslines and multi-layer keyboard melodies.

4. Talpa, Till We Meet Again: The melodies are the highpoint in this track, with a beautiful vocal distortion that reminds the Hindu influence on trance, but this time with a modern touch.

5.Merrow, Utopian Society: Full of energy track! Merrow created a superb track with all the good elements that trance became famous for: tripping bassline, beautiful riffs, and some touch of 303, perhaps? From the middle on, the track becomes a spiralling hurricane that takes everything around with it. Superb!

6. Khetzal, Trancefusion: Strong kick that will sound like a cannon blast on open air events. Khetzal keeps doing good with his stylish tracks.

7. Filteria feat. KOBS, Weight of Oblivion feat Klara Steiner: Filteria is another Goa producer that has gotten a very well deserved fame for this unique tracks. This track is in the same line as those in Heliopolis, Filteria´s ´06 album. Strong kick, spelling vocal and melodies will sure put you in a trance.

8. Afgin, Dimensional: Afing constructed a hypnotizing track which will sure make hippies finally come out to dance floors again. Like Filteria´s track, it somehow is located between 90 and 96, with a 2007 touch.

9. Ra, Gates of Tiphareth: Ra is another producer who is famous for his 90-school sounds. a melodic ambient track, and surely everybody will remember Blue Room Relesead classin ambient tracks. Ra has made it!

IMHO: a must-have album for all those who think trance is more than music. All the tracks are multi-layered, maximalist, strong, melodic and more to the point, very danceable. Perhaps the new generation of trancers will not understand these tracks very well, but for those who knew trance before the full-on explosion it is very meaningful, with a beautiful message hidden in in.

My Favorite Tracks: 1!!!, 2!!!, 3, 5, 7, 9!!!

My Judegment: 10 out 10!!! Superb album!!

Congratulations Suntrip Records and all the artists involved.

Peace and Love

Wizack Twizack
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Posted : Feb 2, 2007 03:06
my favourists on this is talpa, kob & ra! really nice wicked melodies!!

exellent compilation!

nr 7 its Kob (filteria side project) not feat: kob..
totaly diffrent project!

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Posted : Feb 2, 2007 08:26
Im really looking forward to the Talpa track as well

Kudos to Sun trip recds

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Posted : Feb 2, 2007 22:58
really great cd for goa lovers... this is a good year for goa trance... altho the KOB track disappointed me after filteria's heliopolis... i like the filteria sound better
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Posted : Feb 3, 2007 12:25
Some corrections in my review:

1. Cosmic Silence, 140 bpm
2. Aerosis, 146 bpm
3. Red Gravity, 143 bpm
4. Talpa, 145 bpm
5. Merrow, 146 bpm
6. Khetzal, 143 bpm
7. KOB, 144 bpm. KOB is Jannis Tzikas side project, and this track was recorded at Filteria Studios, Sweden. So, actually it´s not a Filteria track.
8. Afgin, 135 bpm
9. Ra, 112 bpm

And the beautiful art cover/inlay is a work of Margot Schaefer and Fabien Mars.

Not to mention that this CD was mastered by Tim Schuldt. Wow!

Peace and Love.

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Posted : Feb 3, 2007 16:43
at this time i can listen only the last track and thats wonderful track of Ra , sounds exactly as they album To Sirius , a pure goadelica           " And as the gods have given us , so we return the gift " - Bill Cosmosis " Gift of the Gods "
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Posted : Feb 3, 2007 22:05
Nice goa compilation,but track from Talpa is very special!

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Posted : Feb 3, 2007 22:44
wow...wuz waiting for a fusionistic realease like this.took me bak to the 90's pure goa with the new millenium energy.wunderful album with full open air melodies and juicy soundscapes.....well done guyz
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Posted : Feb 4, 2007 08:43
V/A – Twist Dreams

Cover: +

Artist: Various
Title: Twist Dreams
Format: CD (jewel case)
Label: Suntrip Records (France/Belgium)
Cat. #: SUNCD06
Distribution: Arabesque
Date: 26 January 2007

Track listing:

01. 08’01” Cosmic Silence – Psy Spirit
02. 09’04” Aerosis - Contorsion
03. 07’28” Red Gravity – Momentary 29
04. 07’52” Talpa – Till We Meet Again
05. 07’54” Merr0w – Utopian Society
06. 08’32” Khetzal - Trancefuzion
07. 07’08” K.O.B. feat. Klara Steiner – Weight Of Oblivion
08. 08’48” Afgin - Dimensional
09. 06’04” Ra – Gates Of Triphareth

.m3u-playlist: (all tracks!)


Celebrating the marriage of the moon with the sun…

Twist Dreams is the 6th release by spawned nu-school goa trance label Suntrip Records. Operated from Ghent, Belgium (Anoebis) and Paris, France (Mars) this dedicated label has graced us with magnificent albums by Filteria, Ka-Sol and Khetzal. This is the second compilation, following the lush Apsara from 2005. Once again the guys have scoured the underground goa trance communities in their quest to bring high quality trance to the masses. Let’s find out what they hand-picked for us this time…

Let me take you thru the tracks…

#01: Cosmic Silence – Psy Spirit [140 BPM]
First up is a track up from upcoming German producer Michael Nadj. In essence, this is melodic morning trance in the shape of deeply melodic and progressive goa trance… Cascading synth melodies fused with galloping arpeggios and floating, atmospheric pads… The sheer magnitude, the tempo and the lush rhythm section steers the track clear of the most obvious cheese-pitfalls – and without being revolutionary in any way, this track accomplishes exactly what it set out to do: Delivers a psychedelic spirit. The build-up/break part is pure bliss and I’m totally digging the layered melodies + the subtle vox. Great.

#02: Aerosis – Contorsion [146 BPM]
The Aerosis outfit is the goa trance moniker of young Americans Bobby Ognyanov (Synogen) and Jeremy Green (Tempestuous G). These guys have been causing quite a stir on the internet with their infectious sound. Suntrip acted on that – and here is their first commercial release. This is fast-paced, complex-melodic, multi-layered goa trance with a frantic feel to it… Rich in pounding SST-like basslines and flaring, twirling melodies… Maybe a tad too fast for home listening, but for the floor this is pure napalm… I can’t help shake the feeling though, that this track lacks something that I can’t quite put my finger on. It’s nice for sure – it even grabs me, but it doesn’t catapult me nearly as much as I could have wished for.

#03: Red Gravity – Momentary 29 [143 BPM]
Remember the Speech Module track off Filteria’s second album Heliopolis? On that track Jannis was joined by Leo Petrus aka. Red Gravity. This track is very similar and immediately sends your mind wandering back to epic goa trance moments by the likes of Transwave, Prana and Astral Projection… Hugely melodic, hard-hitting and totally psychedelic trance with tons and tons of layering, flaring 303s and of course the ever-important acid-lines… All that + much more is present in this amazing track which is literally a walk down memory lane for a nostalgic old trancer as me… Amazing track!

#04: Talpa – Till We Meet Again [145 BPM]
After Serbian producer Goran Juric released his brilliant debut album The Art Of Being Non (Sundance Records/2004) we have only heard a couple of scattered tracks from his hand. But what he lacks in release frequency, he makes up for in sheer production talent. Everything he touches turns into gold and he has yet to disappoint me with his hypnotic style. This new track is no exception. What we get here is über well-produced psychedelic trance which crosses over into both spugeadelic and full-on… The violins and the high-pitched synth explorations fit each other perfectly and help Goran paint a very lovely sound picture… Very different from everything else here, but equally entrancing… Go go Goran!

#05: Merr0w – Utopian Society [146 BPM]
Merr0w is Brice Fruyt from France – another talented upcoming producer. Once again, we’re galloping away at an incredible pace, but unlike the previous 146 BPM track this one really hits the spot… This is mesmerizing, pulverizing, mind-expanding, Mad Hatter goa trance… Constantly spiralling melodies seasoned with tons of trippy twists, turns and quirks… I’m very impressed by the energy level which never seems to fade – as well as the progression which is up to par with some of the legendary goa trance tracks of the past… Stellar track!

#06: Khetzal – Trancefuzion [143 BPM]
“Our next guest has been called Uncle Tim, the guru of psychedelic utopia!” French old-school producer Matthieu Chamoux released his debut album Corolle on Suntrip in 2005. A very uplifting and highly Eastern-influenced morning trance album. This track has some of the same uplifting qualities, though it has enough edge to stand out from the crowd. That’s right, Chamoux’ sound has evolved into something even better than what he gave us on the album… This is a tightly-knitted, refined piece of dancefloor-friendly goa trance… I totally love the squelching sounds and the advanced melodies… This track has soul and it’s one of the best Khetzal tracks I’ve heard thus far. Brilliant.

#07: K.O.B. feat. Klara Steiner – Weight Of Oblivion [144 BPM]
KOB is an alias for Greek-born, Sweden-based producer Jannis Tzakis. Under his Filteria moniker he has released the amazing and genre-defining nu-school goa trance albums Sky Input (2004) and Heliopolis (2006). Both albums spearheaded and helped define the sound of Suntrip Records in at the time of their release. K.O.B. is different from Filteria in several ways. This is more psychedelic, less in-your-face climactic… This is full-on psytrance bordering on goa trance. Don’t get me wrong, this is still miles beyond your usual formulated neo full-on. This is super-ripe, bursting with energy, twirling stuff… Spiralling synths, analogue pads and some real funky percussion thrown in for good measure. Very Hallucinogen-like really – oh yes! The angelic voice of Klara Steiner fits nicely and all in all, this is a very lush piece of melodic psytrance.

#08: Afgin – Dimensional [135 BPM]
Elad Afgin from Israel had his first commercial release on the digital Pyramidal Trancendence (Metapsychic Records 2006) release… His Israeli roots does not go by unnoticed on this epic goa trance track which has evident similarities to those amazing Israeli morning trance tracks echoing in the past… What we get here is 100% pure, unfiltered morning trance from the Holy Land not unlike California Sunshine, Indoor or MFG… Add some 2007 know-how and studio trickery and you’ve got a pretty good idea how this track sounds… Totally danceable, despite a couple of somewhat fluffy passages. But all in all, this is tasty stuff!

#09: Ra – Gates Of Triphareth [112 BPM]
The final track marks the biggest surprise on the compilation. I’ll be damned if Suntrip didn’t manage to dig up and dust off legendary goa trance act Ra. Christer Borge-Lunde of Dimension 5 fame has resurrected the old project and is joined by Christian V. Arvesen. This is a trippy downbeat track lingering somewhere in between melodic morning goa trance and atmospheric ambient. Floating, epic stuff which instantly sends your mind wandering off… Dreamy, lush and totally trippy. What a great way to end another fine Suntrip journey.

Once again the Suntrippers have outdone themselves. This is a fantastic compilation – even better than the already classic Apsara released in 2005. There are no bad tracks here, and with the exception of one single track, I was taken in by every single track… It’s one sure-fit blast after another - which is getting rarer nowadays. Hats off to Mars and Anoebis for their never-ending, arduous task of bringing high-quality goa trance to the hungry masses… This is a lush, plush and totally twisted dream come true.

The dot-paint art by Margot Schaefer (Anoebis’ mother) is breath-taking and everything about this release just reeks quality. A very important release in the resurrection of goa trance – and an essential purchase for any dedicated follower of melodic trance. Go get it and a prepare yourself to be blown away… Enjoy!

Favourites: 1, 3(!!), 4(!), 5(!!), 6(!), 7, 8, 9


External links:
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Posted : Feb 6, 2007 16:20
Goa has returned !!
great music!
i'll save you from a review.. after those two outstanding ones..           Follow u'r Spirit without hesitation.
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Posted : Feb 6, 2007 18:56
Loving it!

Great release!

Goa remains!           .
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Posted : Feb 6, 2007 21:19
omg.. finally we're on the right track.. SunTrip is 1 of the most importent labels nowdays, and the music.. pffft..

10/10 without a doubt
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Posted : Feb 8, 2007 09:41
~suntrip records~

Va - Twist Dreams (2007)

1. Psy Spirit

2. Contorsion

3. Momentary 29

4. Till we meet again

5. Utopian Society

6. Trancefuzion

7. Weight of Oblivion (feat. Klara Steiner)

8. Dimensional

9. Gates of Tipharet

1. baseline is very tiny, kick nothing special, a not overloaded concept of melodies, the crystal clearness off the sounds is amazing, humble waves appear in the advancement, compared to other new skool tracks we experienced the last two years this not layer after fat layer but more khetzal style… the atmosphere is very spiritual and the variety is perfect, certain melodies reminding me of the track jaïa & (forgot) – rebirth that crosses my mind, perfect speaking melodies stronger then any other, unicorn releases (specially goasia) use this formula all the time but here it’s only subtle used, very nice track, playing with the sounds, pure traveling…
heads off

2. lot’s of detail in the intro, nice done, this baseline is more motivating, harder and the kick get’s more direction cosmosis – synergy 1998 style… Advancement reminds me of that same cosmosis too, this is intelligent goatrance, it keeps you busy and it’s not just aiming for the most melodic but good waves coming from everywhere and all proportions… Very psychedelic to be honest, totally not “new skool” for me but crystal clear old skool goatrance,
very nice, love it, it’s has a typical dimension 5 – second phase subtle euphoria atmosphere, a continue… The end climax is pure euphoria , big waves speaking fast like we experience in fullon but it’s still totally goatrance… nice work 

3. enters with that unicorn crackling sounds I described before, again the baseline is doff and like the above tracks we don’t experience a drive like in fullon what many new skoolers do use but than old skool tinted… I like the pumping motivating baseline with the double kick to look forward to and set up another story of pure goa sounds, the advancement is a combination of some slight acid waves who transform in goatrance speaking sounds… Red gravity uses some new sounds but the main is that it’s gets more euphorically and more layers with the same sounds he begins with, then again those sounds are fabulous and perfectly detailed and caress in the ear wanting for more…

4. Freaky atmospheric beginning but the most psychedelic part imo until know, this bassline is more like new psychedelic trance, the kick is brighter and has a tiny walk in the woods baseline atmosphere. Very original and marvelous advancement, this track scores high and even just got started. Talpa uses here again the more typical goasia sound and does a perfect job. It seems to be goatrance has found a new breath and oh no is not dead, but we already now that but it has entered a new stage of evolution… Tracks like shakta lepton head (deedrah rmx) who had those typical crying, breaking your bones melodies are totally back here, and those are the ones I love the most , thanx talpa…

5. this is like more psychedelic trance, first time a present drive within the baseline is present, the flying bird in the advancement going left to my right speakers, very amusing, very entertaining and well produced. In the middle of the track merrow plays with one wave like a pianist, were almost getting to the advancement of the last track of world of goatrance 2 (1998) cd 2, remember that one, insanity in all it’s forms…

6. khetzal needs no introduction, this track is amazing, we all heard his debut album, I reviewed it, it’s on myspace and posted on psynews and isratrance. Still the kick is more dark compared to other tracks made by him, the slight 303 khetzal sound in the advancement is good. The climaxes are bit overloaded for me but all the parts between using his khetzal sounds are pure bless.

7. this is psychedelic trance, the sounds used are off course direction goatrance but the concept is obvious psychedelic trance checking the main marks of the song, but very good, a but a luminus kick and drive (some tracks of luminus) so this means very motivating, it’s keeps you busy and has a space traveling atmosphere. It’s a perfect continue of psychedelality (doesn’t exist that word I guess, well I invent it )

8. Afgin start with some very emotional classic goatrance sounds and a very present and doof baseline… Off course those goatrance artist can never act normal (kidding), so in a very short period waves are sliding liquid  above the baseline, fading away and exploding,
The afgin album is free to download, I’ve hosted it, just check on my space (see signature) and browse blog / free download albums…
or just click this link

9. last track is an ambient track, don’t spend much writing about those mostly but then again this is RA, the one and only, good track, nice morning tunes like “gods of the sun”,


Like nature finds it’s way so did goatrance and it’s proven today 
this is an absolute must for old skool fans who want to sniff some fresh goa sounds but also for other genre lovers who like quality trance, cause this is intelligent, detailed quality garaunteed,

Nice work jos & fabien
And the artist off course,

Keep up the good work 

grtz koen

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Posted : Feb 9, 2007 01:56
Boom release. I agree Suntrip has gone the extra mile and outdone themselves. Their best release until now. The whole album is really good and track after track you get the goa grooves and melodies liftin you higher and higher and the last track by Ra leaves you floatin over clouds.

This is how compilations used to be in the old daze, not just a track or two that was blastin and others mediocre at best. All of them were blasters, as is this album.

This is not to be missed by the nostalgic goa headz. Make way now newbies, good old goa comin thru
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Posted : Feb 15, 2007 17:13
I strongly love this album, and the whole label.

Red Gravity track is too much
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