Time for another monthly round-up of top tunes released through the Ektoplazm free music portal! Even though we hit a rough spot in September (a subject for another post) there is an incredible amount of quality music flowing through the site these days. I’d like to draw your attention to ten of the best recently posted songs (according to my taste, anyhow). Each and every song listed below can be downloaded for free in CD quality direct from Ektoplazm; just click the track title to be taken to the original release. You can also preview these songs with the streaming audio player to hear them all at once; simply use the little arrows to skip ahead or go back (Flash required):
Gorm – Grumble [Silent Existence]
Filthy Scandinavian forest music with groovy bass lines and heaps of atmosphere.
Cenotes – Smektachius [Forest Freaks]
A pure psychedelic delight from Lithuania. Cenotes is a collaboration between P.Tale and DoHm, another one of my favourite producers.
Paraklang – Second Mind Desaster [Independent]
Ripping twilight-style full-on psytrance with catchy riffs and an excellent sample.
Wirrareka & Chors – Horizon [Timeflux Records]
Full-on psychedelic morning trance faintly reminiscent of Mr. Peculiar. Strikes a nice balance between smooth and snarly.
Vishudda – All You Need Is Love [Panzar Produktionz]
Pumping progressive psytrance with an irresistible drive and a fantastic melodic finish.
Faradize – Forgotten Psy [Ektoplazm]
Exotic melodies and classical atmospheres merge in this curious fusion of styles.
Sephira – Destiny [MerKaBa Records]
Deep and mysterious progressive psytrance. The entire album is a gem; don’t miss it!
Astropilot – Yasmin (2011 Rework) [Neogoa]
Luscious tribal downtempo and deep trance. Pure relaxation and entrancement.
SeaMoon – A Deep Breath [Psyderweb Records]
Enchanting downtempo trance from Germany. SeaMoon made a big splash with his debut, A Twisted Downbeat Adventure, and I have been looking forward to hearing new work ever since. This delivers.
Photo: Parc Royal.