Aug 31, 2013

RhoDeo 1334 Beats

Hello, didn't post a prepared Goldy Rhox only noticed earlier today, go figure. I was distracted with 3 requests for re-uploading-which i did and forgot the reason i logged in.. duh. So tonight the Supercup went to Bayern, Mourinho thought Chelsea was better, well they defended ok and scored from 2 sharp counters but if the only man with a home game Peter Chech (game was in Prague) hadn't proven his great skills once more, and if the ball had bounced in favor of the Bayern in the penalty area earlier like it did deservedly in the very last minute, then it would have proven the Germans were better, even if clearly not in top form. In all a very entertaining game.

As many as 68,000 people are enjoying a week of partying, debauchery and excess at Burning Man 2013, the largest outdoor arts festival in North America. The annual art, music and everything-else festival takes place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada and attracts visitors from around the world to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world, that said mobiles that didn't work previously could be used this year to the dismay of the organizers. Ah yes telecom power doesn't allow for black holes for customers with money to burn as well. Well I guess all that could see visitor numbers explode in years to come.

The coming months Frenchies rule the beats and they have plenty to offer even though not that much reaches the world as  the music scene is rather dominated by the Anglo - American industry. Meanwhile the French enjoyed themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today another branch of the French beats scene Trance, first up the somewhat intellektual approach naming oneself after psychic detectives from books of Anne Rice and Lestat the main character of The Vampire Chronicles but its about Goa/psytrance not everybody's cup of tea yet it has become a truly global phenomena ....... N'joy

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Talamasca (or Talamaska) is a psytrance project based in Paris, France. This project is the solo project of Cedric Dassulle, also known as DJ Lestat. Lestat promotes the music of Talamasca at parties on his journeys as a DJ all around the world. He played piano for over 13 years and started his career as DJ in 1992. In 1995/96 he was resident DJ in a prestigious Rex Club in Paris. In that same time he was influenced by Trance music that he played during parties and wanted to create his own. In 1996 he met the other cofounders Steve Eli and Xavier de Galloy that were at that time House producers and had their own music studio. Together they decided to cooperate on a trance project and founded Talamasca. Steve and Javier gave all the possible advices to Cedric, that after six tracks he could fly by his own, and made from then over 100 released tracks on the most prestigious labels.

Talamasca in Latin means "animal mask", and it is also name of the secret society of psychic detectives that were described in the books of Anne Rice. DJ Lestat read these books and decided to call the group by this name. He also called himself Lestat, which was the name of the main character of The Vampire Chronicles. In these books, the Talamasca includes some people who have mind powers, and that's why the Talamasca new label is called Mind Control.

Cedric Dassulle (Lestat) 2002
"I made Musica Divinorum only with a computer.......well , it is quite true...if you forget the mixer and the speakers. I use mostly programs...Cubase , Sound Forge , and Reaktor , and it s enough for me to work and to make a track like "come on!"i use of course a lot of samples cds...but most of my sequencies are made with "Reaktor" , it's a program who have a full studio in it , with a lot of virtual synths , effects , and combine with cubase , you have really enough to make good quality is not a problem anymore, before it was so expensive to have a studio!"

Lestat is very energetic, travels all around the world and has many friends amongst other Psy-trance artists. He often cooperates with many of them in various projects. Lestat produced many tracks with artists like Nomad, Oforia, Space Cat, and Xerox. The group also participated in founding the Psychedelic Trance Label 3D Vision together with Christof Drouillet, DJ Mael and Javier Galloy. Recently DJ Lestat started up his own label called Mind Control.

One of Talamasca's albums, Zodiac, was released in 2003 and gained great popularity among Psychedelic Trance fans. The album consists of 12 tracks, each of them named after a different Zodiac sign. Then he made his 4th album "Made in Trance", a collaboration with other French artists. In 2004, Talamasca created a new label "Mind Control Records", based in Paris.

Talamasca released a double album in 2007, “OBSESSIVE DREAM”, and after the BIG success of this album, he made " One" a collaboration album with Jean-Marc Segondy and Barthélémy Bayona better known as XSI. This album was released april 2009 In 2011 they released "Make Some Noise". ‎"Psychedelic Trance" has been their latest album released earlier this year.

Nowadays, Talamasca is one of the most requested live acts in all big festivals such as full-moon festival, Samothraki or the boom festival in Europe, Eclipse, the biggest electronic festival of Canada, in the Chemical sound festival in Rio, in the Goa sound festival in Mexico, in summer arcade Fuji festival in Japan, and of course many more.

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This debut album is somewhere between minimal and melodic is right on. The sound is definately in a happy medium between the two. Songs often start out with a minimal beat/bassline and then the melody comes in 3 to 4 mins. into the track. Lots of twisted fx and samples are used. Some of the songs here manage to overdo it. Still, I definately dig the overall vibe in this one. The tracks are all pretty dark, but the melodies are always there to balance things out. I personally love You are the Machines and The Hunted becomes the Hunter. Everybody here seems to like the female voice sample on Telepathic Atmospheres. This is a great album that manages to incorporate the best elements of both minimal and melodic trance. Despite the fact that the song structures are all mostly the same, this is still a quality piece of work.

Talamasca - Beyond The Mask ( flac 443mb)

01 The Hunted Becomes The Hunter 8:06
02 The Flow (Rmx) 7:42
03 Wake Up ! 7:58
04 Drops Of Madness (Rmx) 8:40
05 Strangers 7:38
06 Telepathic Atmospheres 8:08
07 You Are The Machines 8:30
08 Halloween 7:44
09 Beyond The Mask 8:33

Talamasca - Beyond The Mask (ogg 180mb)

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What sets Talamasca apart from the crowd is his ability to sound like the crowd when the crowd sounds best, and then being able to make up his own personality. Dark and sinister, personality, that is. Stealing the high pitch sounds, themes and melodies of post 2000 psytrance while having a firm grasp of the bass of mid nineties goatrance. When it's best, this is the new generation.

Musica Divinorum is not anywhere near as dark, surreal in sound, and chaotic as "Beyond The Mask" was. This album seems to have more tracks geared toward the dance floor (which is cool), but they mentally take you less places. It is an argument to say that Musica Divinorum is better then Talamasca's last masterpiece. Some tracks are too minimal and go on for too long,  before the whole flow of sound changes into something better. Outstanding is track 9, (Joint O Clock) which is very well done. It is a
 very floating, powerful dub song that really leaves a good lasting impression on an album that deserves it. The same Talamasca feel is alive and well, but the dark power, insane energy, and mind-pumping rhythm that their last album had just isn't here.

Talamasca - Musica Divinorum (flac 502mb)

01 Psychedelic Knights 7:51
02 Magnetic Fields 8:08
03 Insanity 7:37
04 The Racer 8:27
05 Musica Divinorum 9:23
06 The Old School 7:39
07 Time Simulation 7:56
08 Why Not 8:10
09 Joint O'Clock 8:28

Talamasca - Musica Divinorum (ogg 196mb)

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If you like psy-trance, this is a must-have. The melodies, the beats, the bass... It put's a chill down my spine, it's that good. It very nice to hear how different the songs get depending on which artist he works with. At first, all the sonds were quite similar, but veru good. After listaning a few times you found ll the good bits in each song, and learned to really apreciate it. Great production, masssive bass lines and cool samples. Recommended even if you dont like the more anthemic side of trance. Takes Lestat to the top of the tree in the scene.

Talamasca - Made in Trance ( flac 523mb)

01 The Awakening 9:00
02 Unknown 8:10
03 Hypnotic Control 8:33
04 Action!!!  7:52
05 Kung-Fu Lesson 8:12
06 A Frenchman In Cape Town 7:56
07 Lestat Sound Development 7:58
08 Time Hunter 8:51
09 The Messenger 8:46

Talamasca - Made in Trance  (ogg 188mb)

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