August 14, 2015 12:26 AM

What we're up to

Back safe from ZNA or another festival of your choice? Good :)
 
 
Back in January we'd promised the excellent Celestial Intelligence, the Prana Remixes and the reissue of the legendary Asia 2001's Psykadelia.

  

This commitment is now fulfilled and we've even had the time to release a very nice compilation: Aurora Sidera, which I'm not sure all of you had the time to check out before the summer, so I'll briefly talk about it again:

With this new compilation, we present something different. More psychedelic, acidic and crazy as usual, but of course, with a blissful melodic ending! 

We open the compilation with a pure groovy TB303 stormer by Skizologic. Skizologic is very active and respected on the Israeli scene, and close to the Zion604 label. We're very happy , he can show his wondrous skills here.
 
He' followed by another acidic tune, both fast and floating, by Nebula Meltdown who keeps having super ideas.
 
After that we get 2 Suntrip-newcomers (Dragon Twins & Morphic Resonance) who have already released excellent EPs on Ektoplazm and who present us here smashing psychedelic "Flying Rhino"-like 90s acid-trance!
 
E-Mantra's remix of Artifact303 is next with powerful smashing goa-trance! Just go and listen to it, you won't regret it :)
 
The second part of the compilation is more melodic.
First comes Crossing Mind in his specific twisted style. This is the kind track that might appear in his next album (2016?)
 
He's followed by 2 amazing spiraling morning trance tracks by Mindsphere and Celestial Intelligence. Now we're in the morning part of the compilation with two of the most devastating tracks we'v'e heard this year. These did make people burst in tears on the dancefloor! Listen to the break in the Mindpshere track, listen to the final surprise in the Celestial Intelligence track...you'll understant what we mean!!!
 
The final track is a collaboration by French classic acts Denshi-Danshi and The Amtinaous, who are back for a first release since the 90s! This track is pure trance, melodic, acidic & beautiful.
 
This compilation is evidence Goa-trance keeps on evolving!

 

 

 

Back on the roadmap now: recently I was scrolling through our ongoing project list and I saw we'd assigned SUNCD46 whereas we'd just released SUNCD37. Clearly it was time to disclose our plans for the rest of the year...

 

Starting September 15th, we're going to release a digital EP (well, maybe a CDM too) from Night Hex called "Viziuni Nocturne" (Romanian for "Night Visions"). Night Hex is actually another moniker of Emanuel Carpus aka E-Mantra for his slower tracks. He's already released one track on "Echoes from the Void".

 Not really downtempo, just what you need to dance under the sun without struggling after a sleepless night :) The mastering is done, we're waiting for the cover.

 

Just after is going to be a retro album by a fantastic oldschool group: Denshi Danshi. One of the most talented duos of the POF era, the French authors of the unforgettable "Feed the Mugwumps" are back! And guess what? They haven't just dusted their old DAT tapes. They actually rebuilt their studio (they had everything in boxes for 15+ years) and together with The Amtinaous and the guys of Jelly Headz , they restarted making music. "Fluid Dynamics" will comprise  6 oldschool tracks, 1 remix, 1 rework, and 3 completely new tracks! First we wanted to make it a limited edition and we're happy it's going to be released broadly! The mastering of this one is done and artwork almost finished.

 

Back in January we were really unsure about RA. Christer had already produced a big part of this new album, but life had gone in the way...and it took (much) longer than expected. And two weeks ago we received a downtempo track and a VS with Menkalian/cosmic Dimension. As of today, I can write with certainty that the closing album of the trilogy is going to be released in 2015 and that there'll be a pyramid on the cover! As usual with RA you can expect superb shaped tracks with sun-in-your-heart melodies and climaxes.

That leaves us 3 months to figure out what to do with the 7.5 hours of fantastic music Mindsphere sent us !!!! 7,5, can you imagine? There's tracks...oh...you woudln't believe...We don't know if it will be in 2015 or 2016, but those of you who like high-end exhilarating climactic goatrance are in for a serious musical orgasm in the very next months.

Now Crossing Mind has settled in a village in the nature at the top of a mountain, he's also finished 3 hours of music and he's now giving the final touches on some of the tracks. It could well be a double album with an uptempo and a downtempo side. Also from Crossing Mind, we have the recording of a crazy live-act he did at our 10-years party. Will we release it as a digital-only teaser? We aren't sure of the formula yet.

 

Now, there's more WIP targetting 2016 :)

Morphic Resonance is working on an album and those who've seen him on stage have witnessed how skilled he is and how far his music is propelling the dancefloor! This one may well be our fer-de-lance release of 2016 !

We're in the talks with a famous oldschool French artist (with a name in T) to release his best/unreleased tracks. More on that soon.

Filteria is still working on his "secret project". Not sure how much I can disclose but those who saw him this summer may have heard hints :)

EtherealImba and Merr0w are also gearing up for their respective albums. They're at various stages of production, all pretty much advanced anyway.

And there's a couple of still secret things we won't be discussing today for various reasons.

 

As you can see, there's enough on our plate for one year! See you in a few days for the first extracts of Night Hex.

Posted by: Fabien Mars
Comments: 1
From:Mdk on Aug 15, 2015
What a wonderful post full of fantastic news. Long live Suntrip!
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