So if you are into ever-changing beats, strange melodies, mind boggling sounds and high tempo riffs; this article is for you. It strikes a deep-rooted longing to experience the abnormal. Find out for yourself the top ten psychedelic music listed.
1. Tristan- Lord of Fives
Tristan gave us a darker sound that no one expected. As Psytrance picked up with happy psychedelic sounds, Tristan dove into the darker side of our minds.Perhaps a proto release of Dark Psytrance, Audiodrome, has all the warm feeling of raw analogue sound but with a touch of anger.
Out of all that is listed on my top 10 Psytrance list, Talamasca is the only one that I have begun to grow old of but find their older albums more and more amazing.The original releases of Talamasca breathed a new life into the Psytrance genre. Unfortunately, their later offerings have begun to dry up the old school sound.
Is it possible that Pleiadians is the greatest Psytrance artist to grace the genre? It quite possibly is so.Crossing the line between GOA and Psytrance, Pleiadians is the quintessential example that labels do not dictate your sound. Whatever you want to label Pleiadian’s music as, it’s one thing: perfection.
4. Man with no name
Man with No Name has become a legend with the Psytrance genre. If you were to talk to any Psytrance junkie, Man with No Name will definitely spill from their lips.Man with No Name came into the scene with force and quietly walked away with a memorable taste in our mouths. You can’t call yourself a true Psytrance fan if you don’t know the classic tune: Teleport.
5. Electric Universe
Electric Universe makes this list for their combination of increasing perfection in each release and the dedication to their sound. I’m a sucker for acid bass lines; Electric Universe takes the cake. That squelch from each sound coming from the 303 is such a great compliment to the psychedelic sound.
Koxbox brings to us release after release of pounding Psytrance tracks. No short of amazing, Koxbox is another classic example of Psytrance done right. Put on any of Koxbox’s albums to hear why it made my top 10 Psytrance list.
7. Eat Static
If you thought Astral Projection was the only one to make the list with a long history of producing Psytrance, Eat Static has basically been around since the beginning. The release of Implant gained them a special place on this list. Implant is a classic Psytrance album that perfectly sums up the sound during the early nineties.
8. Astral Projection
A heavy contender in the Psytrance community, Astral Projection has been around for ages. Although it can be debated that Astral Projection has more of a GOA sound, their influence over Psytrance cannot be omitted.
With nearly a dozen releases, Astral Projection has cemented their place in the Psytrance genre with amazing releases one after another.
Not to give Hallucinogen all the light on this list, Doof holds a special place on my list as one of the best artist the Psytrance genre has seen. Doof’s raw sound crafts two amazing albums: Let’s Turn On and It’s About Time.
The squelching acid bass lines combined with mind blowing psychedelic sounds perfectly create everything that Doof has to offer.
At the top of my list, and probably for many people that love Psytrance, is Simon Posford’s Hallucinogen. Hallucinogen has become the classic sound of Psytrance and it’s no contest due to the phenomenal releases through the years.
Hallucinogen brings the most unique and powerful sound to the Psytrance genre. Since the release of Twisted in 1995, all other albums have been shadowed by the release.