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KhetzaL – Aramean Dreams

The nineties was the era of the emerging electronic music, and that was the time when french artist, Matthieu Chamoux a.k.a. KhetzaL discovered and explored it along with trance, goa and ambient.

Studying music for twelve years, KhetzaL’s music is deeply influenced from the beginning in 1998 by violins and rudiments of music, granting him the ability to add layers of melodic phrases and arpeggios in almost every track he creates.

Every track invites us to an imaginary trip in countries where one can meet traditional instruments with deep and enchanting resonance, along with a lot of sound appearances of Nature, all this blended in an evocative form.

In his songs, rhythms are very straight, with acoustic tones blended with electronic sounds, most of the time the beats are binary. Most of the synth sounds are created by hardware synthesizers, fifty analog, fifty digital. On top of that are added samples of voices, animals, acoustic instruments and strange noises. There are a lot of very melodic lead synths layers, playing arpeggios or positive melodies, in superimposed or successive way.
KhetzaL’s first album Corolle has been released in 2005 (by Suntrip Records). Since then he has started a new musical project with his friend DJ Chaï. This project, called Avigmati, is the combination between melodic trance and full-on energy, psy sounds and a lot of funny samples from everywhere. The two musicians later launched the trance music label Avigmati Records.
Check out KhetzaL’s Facebook page.

Astral Projection – Kabalah

Turn on! Tune in! Drop out! It’s saturday!

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California Sunshine – Summer 89

Do you remember the summer of 1989? Well, I’m not really cause I was a year old.. but it was probably a very nice phase of madness…

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Goa Gil – Acid Boom

Gil (Gilber Levey) was born in 1951 and grew up in San Francisco, California. He witnessed the birth of thehippie movement and acid rock, and was involved with the freak collectives Family Dog and Sons of Champlin. Feeling that the San Francisco musical scene was falling apart, he took off in 1969, going first to Amsterdam and then to India, settling in Goa. Here he discovered the sadhus, wandering holy men living off the forest, covering themselves with ash, and drinking the “elixir of the gods.” Soon, Gil himself became a Sadhu, Baba Mangalanand, in the order of the Juna Akhara, under the Guru, Mahant Nirmalanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj.

During the early 1980s, many Goa hippies were becoming increasingly fascinated with early electronic music such as Kraftwerk. Gil and his friends soon gathered some equipment and started DJing and playing live music all night long on the Goa beaches. The mix of outdoor electronic dance parties with Eastern mystical and spiritual overtones came to define the aesthetic of the psytrance movement. For Gil, dance is an active form of meditation and the use of trance music is a way to “redefine the ancient tribal ritual for the 21st century”. During the 1990s, the aesthetic of the Goa trance movement spread by way of European andIsraeli backpackers who attended parties in India.

He was interviewed for the 2001 documentary Last Hippie Standing which explored the scene in Goa.

In January 2006 Goa Gil DJ’ed the all-night closing party of the three-day LSD-symposium at Basel, Switzerland, in honor of LSD-inventor Albert Hofmann’s 100-years birthday January 11th 2006, after Hofmann himself had delivered the closing speech of the symposium.

Goa Gil the Godfather of Psytrance

Man With no Name – Lunar Cycle

A common purely lunar calendar is the Islamic calendar or Hijri Qamari calendar. A feature of the Islamic calendar is that a year is always 12 months, so the months are not linked with the seasons and drift each solar year by 11 to 12 days. It comes back to the position it had in relation to the solar year approximately every 33 Islamic years. It is used mainly for religious purposes, and in Saudi Arabia it is the official calendar. In other systems, a lunar calendar may include extra months added that synchronize it with the solar calendar.

Lunar Cycle

Mindsphere – Painful Stories

Mindsphere is a melodic psychedelic trance music project from Istanbul, Turkey. Although his roots are firmly placed in Goa trance, he draws inspiration from many different musical influences such as ambient, jazz and classical music.

Ali Akgun

http://mindsphere-project.com/

 

Astral Projection – In-Novation

Astral projection refers to an out-of-body-experience (OBE) during which the soul leaves the physical body and travels to the astral plane, which is said to be an intermediate world between heaven and earth. People often experience this state during illness or when involved in a near death experience, but it is also possible to practice astral projection at will. This article contains instructions on how to get started.

1. Start in the morning. Rather than practicing astral projection at night, right before you go to sleep, start in the early morning hours when you’re still drowsy. Some say that it’s easier to reach the necessary state of relaxation and heightened awareness around dawn.

2. Create the right atmosphere. Astral projection requires a state of deep relaxation, so it should be performed in a part of your home where you’re completely comfortable. Lie on your bed or sofa and relax your body.

  • It’s easier to perform astral projection alone than it is with someone else in the room. If you usually sleep with a partner, choose a room other than the bedroom to practice astral projection.
  • Draw the shades or curtains and rid the room of distracting noises. Any type of interruption could disrupt the state of relaxation you need to achieve.

3. Lie down and relax. Position yourself on your back in your chosen room. Close your eyes and try to clear your mind of distracting thoughts. Concentrate on your body and how it feels. The goal is to achieve a state of complete mind and body relaxation.

  • Flex your muscles and then loosen them. Start with your toes and work your way up your body, gradually making your way to your head. Make sure every muscle is completely relaxed when you are through.
  • Breathe deeply and exhale completely. Don’t hold tension in your chest and shoulders.
  • Focus your mind on your breathing. Don’t get carried away with thoughts of outside worries, and don’t get preoccupied yet with the idea of your soul projecting from your body. Just let yourself sink into relaxation.

More techniques here!

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