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Microcosm – Higher Levels

Free Music | Classic, Goa | October 27, 2011 | Posted by Basilisk

Microcosm – Higher Levels
01 - Ultraphoric Spacevibes (142 BPM)
02 - Eternal Circle (143 BPM)
03 - Beautiful Hallucinations (142 BPM)
04 - Ignition (141 BPM)
05 - When We All Come Together (142 BPM)
06 - Ultimatum (145 BPM)
07 - Perpetual Sunrise (144 BPM)
08 - Spacey Kebab (138 BPM)
09 - Destination Paradise (129 BPM)

Microcosm was an old school Goa trance project formed by Norwegian musicians Fredrik Larsen and Georg Simonsen in the late 1990s. Their debut album, Higher Levels, was never meant to be released, but thanks to the efforts of a close friend, it is now possible to experience the wondrous majesty of these lost classics. Microcosm’s sound embraces the original conception of “full-on”, combining layered melodies, acid-drenched, cosmic atmospheres, and peak-time energy. Behind the music, there is also a cautionary tale of dreams, obsession, and excess, all in the pursuit of accessing the higher levels of trance for which this album is named. Engineered by Karlsen and mastered by Jay (Southwild) @ Trailer Park Studios, Toronto.

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Released under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. Please note that the sound quality of this release is very rough at times, with noise clearly audible on some songs. Due to the circumstances under which the project ended it was not possible to obtain better source material for mastering. Also available: a Youtube video for When We All Come Together by a close friend of the group.

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50 Comments

  • Reaper says:

    Wow….you can definitely notice the 90′s vibe in this release. A definite Goa Trance classic! Thanks for reviving this from its once eternal grave!

  • jura says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh… muito do caralho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jaja says:

    nice nice nice : )

  • Somazoid says:

    Wow, great party music, I didn’t know such project existed! Many-many thanks for this, awesome from beginning till the end!

  • Great to see this released. It’s good to know that music like this is not forgotten and left to die on an old hard drive somewhere.

  • Senol says:

    ….~!
    100%
    thx

  • Kras says:

    Why? WHY for the Mother of Earth, it wasn’t going to be released? One of premium albums of old days released so late!

    It’s really one of the best! In the league of Dimension 5!

  • PsyRaver says:

    Вот это подарок!!! Спасибо большое!!!!! ;)

    thank u so much for this amasing gift!!!

    greetings from Russia

    keep on Psy ॐ

  • Ukrainian Shaman says:

    “Perpetual Sunrise” is very beautiful track))

  • Mar Schiavon says:

    YEAH! Awesome Release!

  • david joyner says:

    Great music! If there are clipping/noise problems I didn’t notice them. Thanks for posting this and for using by-nc-sa.

  • Frank Top says:

    Wow.. this is an AMAZING album! Thank you thank you ‘close friend’!:D This should never have been hidden away!!

  • spork says:

    This is a true gem; it’s as simple as that. Is there any more detailed info on this project? What does “late nineties” mean, for instance? And why on earth was it never intended to be released? I don’t know why, but there’s just something about this that sounds so much more genuine than neo Goa; I had the same experience with the recent “Mind Rewind” release: a trip through time. I absolutely adore this album. =D

  • GoaMech says:

    wow! what a bliss!
    respect!

    O_O

  • alien says:

    download count: 1.303 lol ok.. this must be a signal! :D

  • Egodram says:

    it’s fckng great!! thanx!!!

  • Psychowave says:

    Awesome music…I love that style…remembers Green Nuns, Slinky Wizard…different production, but same style…
    Great to see something like that produced nowadays….

    Very trippy and energetic…love the pulsing leads presents in all tracks…

    By reading the info, seens like that release is a old work, that just know are release, its correct Basilik? You know when??

  • Marsh says:

    Fantastic. Thanks so much for working to get this one out there, Bas! :)

  • flik-flak says:

    Good old times…. Respect….

  • kluane says:

    Incredible !!!!! this is one of the best vibes for this year, respect and thx !!!!

  • LittleRave says:

    Holy mother of god, this whole release is incredibly brilliant! It even beats most of the stuff back then I’ve heard. I wonder why it has never been released.
    Such a shame the last track is messed up with those clipping noise errors :(

  • mush-mushi says:

    Very beautifull!!! Fantastic!

  • Marko says:

    That´s a very special one. I loved after the first 2 minutes of the first song and falled deeper in love by enjoying all the other tracks.

    Many thanks to the “Friend”! Besides, great words in the Info file!

    Thanks again for this “Treasure”

  • Actinid says:

    very beautiful goa !!! like this type of trance, this project should be realeased on a record. I want to mix it wih other oldies goe/psytrance !!

  • Amazing album! Thanks so much for this, J

  • LeMozz says:

    No words to describe it…it’s to good ! Merci mille fois !

  • Shivoham says:

    Oh man I am specheless

  • Tremari0 says:

    very glad this was released!! :)

  • Tandava says:

    Very very very special love to the track “Spacey Kebab3 <3 <3

    So funny and exotic, the best one

  • Goavillas says:

    What a release…one of the best ever… .sound with essence and history…GOAFOREVER

  • DigitalStorm says:

    Here is an unexpected surprise!
    is a must republish
    on the cd. tell me what year were
    written these songs? I do not believe that this
    written in our days. here the spirit of Goa
    90-s. Respect and obeisance!

  • goarichard says:

    million thanks this is why I fell in love with goa truly fantastic!!!

  • andre nautoy says:

    First of all it’s wrong that this wasn’t meant for official release, it’s just Fredrik who had a strong view of what label he wanted it to be released on. He dreamt of 3D Vision but also claimed he sent the material to Spirit Zone amongst others. Fredrik was a drug addict and the drugs is probably the reason why his music almost ended up in the grave with him.

    Most of these tracks were written 97-99
    I got to know Fredrik from 99 until his death. I miss him and hope he found his peace finally..

  • DigitalStorm says:

    andre nautoy,
    thanks for the info about the musician.
    I very sad to hear that man
    no longer alive. I was looking for it in the network is not
    knowing it. sorry I could not tell him
    Thank you for such a treasure.

  • RoDMINUS- says:

    thanks for sharing this album.music from the soul.full of positive vibes. boom !!

  • JTT says:

    It’s now some two months since this came out, 5000 downloads, most incredible. It made it all worthwhile. It IS a brilliant release, but I would say that anyways, wouldn’t I?

    The music was created from 1993 towards 2000, there were some later attempts, but it did not work out. The base of the music started as early as 1985. Fred did try to get the music out, we sending mails and letters to most of the labels out there, but no reaction. No one ever did answer. This is why it states “was never meant to be released”.

    It was not a matter of a strong personal taste for a label, more like, it hit the wrong side of a wave. As the times changed, full on Goa become history. Like it us for us now, a small handful of people who feel it(thank god?).

    I am very happy it finally got out there,for us few all, now. If you like this very small genre, I hope you see the brilliance going into this.A thousand trips indeed, paying the personal price every single step of the way

  • wissenwill says:

    wow, nice!

  • Shaman Flux says:

    This is some of the most beautiful Goa trance I have ever heard. I wish I could hear more music like this.

  • Cyborg says:

    Nastawiłem sobie kręgosłup przy tej muzie!!!

  • Zak Blayde says:

    I loved it !

  • a3k says:

    amazing amazing!no words to describe such a brilliant album..indeed a piece of history almost not being recognized by the psychedelic crowd.many thx for this release seing daylight!

  • nomad moon says:

    i dont remeber listening to a Goatrance album like this, ever, it tingles my melodic brain, and this is really a full-on album, not the gender, but in the true meaning of the word :)
    Thanx to a3k for sharin it at isratrance, i probably would have missed it.

  • Dimitri says:

    Am I the only one who’s been around long enough to remember the compilation put out by members of the 604 mailing list in 1997? It was called “Unknown Object in 604″. Ultraphoric Spacevibes and Eternal Circle were both on it. EC also happened to be IMO the best track on that comp.

  • amunan says:

    I downloaded this just as it was released here (same time I discovered the site) and I just wanna say that this album is glorious in every way. I have been searching for something like this all my life.

    Long live Goa.

  • ludotronik says:

    i love goa, Beautiful Hallucinations it’s amazing song :)

  • Perfect old school style. Trippy sounds, powerful beats but without becoming hectic or funny. Eternal!
    Thanx for sharing this.

  • Baraness says:

    Wow this is really amazing !!!!

  • goa says:

    just like 90′s goa trance!! thank you very much for this album

  • Hexagon says:

    Great album, amazing tracks! Few times while listening this album I got the feeling, that it was written and produced by Dimension 5. That’s a good sign obviously, mark of excellence. Musthave for every goahead ^^

  • Speedglasses says:

    Thanx for all the Music and Friendship.


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