Feeling overwhelmed with all the free music available from Ektoplazm? I don’t blame you; the last few months have been rather hectic around here! Below I have compiled a list of ten personal favourites assembled in a somewhat sensible progression from dark progressive and forest music through to techno and chill out. Track titles link back to the original release; use the streaming audio player to hear them all at once (Flash required):
Onionbrain – Wormhole [Uroboros Records]
An immaculate set of moody and mysterious progressive grooves from Brazil.
Synthetic Forest – Min Egen Lilla Värld [Scared Evil Records]
An unusual experiment in dark psychedelic trance: forest music pitched down to 138 BPM.
Farebi Jalebi – Anasazi [Liquid Frequency]
Parvati-style gelatinous bass and sneaky effects combine to make this Indian darkpsy tune a sleeper hit.
Cybernetika – Molecular Probe [Ektoplazm]
What can I say? Cybernetika’s album is the very definition of epic–and this track features the last big climax before the album plunges into denouement.
Re-Horakhty – Dungeon Keeper [Forest Freaks]
Some of the finest full power forest music I’ve heard all year. Just wait for the countdown!
PharaOm – Cellar Door [Neogoa]
Smooth, melodic new school Goa trance with some trippy samples from one of my favourite movies, Donnie Darko.
Excizen – Renesans 63 [Ektoplazm]
Grimy industrial techtrance with exotic melodies and an incredibly powerful drive. Massive!
Mammal Footwork – Wallop (Odium Remix) [Diggarama]
No nonsense progressive techno with a killer groove.
Deto & Gleam – 511 keV (Album Load) [Digital Diamonds]
Sink deep into this sublime soundtrack to a far future science fiction epic. The entire album is a dream; this is but one of the highlights!
Hello Mellow – Cavedwellers [Gliese 581C]
Deep and delicious psychedelic dub showing strong influences of Ott and the Twisted Records sound.
Photo: mossy tree.