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Reflection – The Forest Riddle

Free Music | Darkpsy, Forest, Twilight | January 28, 2016 | Released by  | Posted by Basilisk

Reflection – The Forest Riddle
01 - Circus Train (148 BPM)
02 - Demon Cave (149 BPM)
03 - Tree Grave (150 BPM)
04 - The Sirens Are Coming (151 BPM)
05 - Dark Souls (Part 1) (152 BPM)
06 - Chaotic Dimension (Part 2) (153 BPM)
07 - Raining Trees (Part 3) (154 BPM)

Reflection returns once again with his unique form of night-time psychedelic music, breaking the rules to push the boundaries of the psytrance scene. The Forest Riddle is a story about a lost soul trying to find it’s way through a chaotic world to find the answer to a riddle which has been kept from us for centuries. Can you figure out the riddle?

Is sound only sound if a person hears it? The most immediate philosophical topic that the riddle introduces involves the existence of the tree (and the sound it produces) outside of human perception. If no one is around to see, hear, touch, or smell the tree, how could it be said to exist? What is it to say that it exists when such an existence is unknown?

Mastered by Gibb Tartaris (Reflection). Artwork by Otkun.

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34 Comments

  • Excellent album!! Half-way through the album and every single track is a bomb!

  • Tchud Trance says:

    Thumping hard like a persistent second heartbeat, The Forest Riddle rocks and twists through 7 of the most amazing tracks I have ever heard! Great work!!

  • S. Tremblay says:

    Unfortunately, I am very disappointed with this album, too repetitive and without much originality. I’m sorry but I can not listen to a whole room full. Reflection is capable and has produced albums REALLY MUCH BETTER.

  • PuffPuffMobilus says:

    i think someone’s a fan of meshuggah

  • Beau says:

    Chaotic Dimensions is just beast.

  • Reflection says:

    @ S. Tremblay. This album came out on ekto yesterday and if very detailed so how can you say its repetitive after one listen? Its psytrance is supposed to be like that. I dont write psytrance for people to listen to at home but for the live experience. Its why i write downtempo so people can listen to actual decent music at home rather than a repetitive bassline like all psytrance has. Maybe you should listen to it a few more times to see how detailed and how each song is completely different to the other with sound design and even structures. I even made the tempos keys and basslines all different because i couldnt handle the repetitive typical dugga dugga bass which people prefer live. Played this music when I toured europe and it smashed the dancefloors. Its dance music not i come home from work to chill. People need to be patient when it comes to music and carefully listen to it instead of judging it with one listen. This is not normal music.

  • Sammy says:

    Guitar and psy should be kept as far away from each other as possible in my opinion, but that is a matter of taste.
    This guy has potential, but I think his output is too hurried and it shows, maybe take your time a bit more, you don’t need to release an album a month to be cool. Your production is tight but your ideas are messy.
    And it’s advisable to not taunt your critics. It never works in an artists favor. You’ve done it a few times now. Take critisim with some dignity brother.

  • Sammy says:

    The guitar comment is in reference to some of your other stuff by the way, this release is thankfully free of djent.

  • Reflection says:

    There are no guitars in this album and im not taunting anyone id rather get a better answer after people listen to this once. Im not fussed if people dont like it and i dont rush music. I wrote this a while a go and have got some really nice feedback from people. I dont try to be cool by releasing music its just how it happens. I respect peoples opinions but this album is different and lets see how it goes :)

  • Lysergicdan says:

    Excellent tunes I must say..
    I’m not the biggest fan of guitar & psy integration either, but for the record, I think you pull it off quite well in your other releases.
    As for this forest album – I have always highly rated these tunes since first hearing them.
    Especially a producer rising from within Australia – you’re fucking killing it.
    Take the negative criticism and use it as a tool to make yourself even better.. But don’t let the critics put you off your game… Keep following the path you are on because I have seen you live quite a few times and I’m telling you, I have always been nothing short of FUCKING impressed :)
    This is some good shit. Your darkpsy gear is even better!
    I’m keen to see where you take this project in the future man. Right now you’re killing it.
    \m/

  • Tchud Trance says:

    @Reflection: in reality, certain people like to troll on any given album, no matter how good it is. You have produced a massive work of art, and it is unique in its delivery. Keep it going!

  • Talking about technical things is utter rubbish. Is the music talking to you? that’s what is more important to me. Trippy Gibb. The music is talking to me. Cheers

  • @Reflection: the album is just a beast, not least than that. By far not every Forest/Darkpsy release is as musical and diverse as this one. Don’t take trolls seriously. Keep doing.

  • Omnichrome says:

    I think the gap between the live experience of a powerful pa and home stereo listening can be a problem for all electronic genres. myself, I tend to play heavy minimal dub and bass music, and I have realized that people often just don’t get it because they are listening on computer speakers. So, do we all start playing stuff that sounds good on a cell phone? I hope not. Dancefloor music is meant for large systems. To all the DJs reading this, stay strong and just play the music that you love.

  • Sionnach says:

    Nice work. filthy basslines and tasty atmospheres. Track 1 and 7 are the standouts for me! Looking forward to more

  • gregman says:

    @sammy: Why should guitar and psy be kept apart? Is it because it’s a more traditional instrument and not synthesized or computer generated? I mean, I get what you’re saying but it’s as stupid as saying the same thing about the drums, percussion, keys and vocals too. They’re all traditional instruments, why aren’t you bagging those instruments as well?
    Anyway, you’re intitled to your opinions. But saying them out loud probably won’t change anything. Do you think Reflection has just had an epiphany about the direction of his music based on what you just said? I highly doubt it. No real point trolling is there?

    On a more positive note. I think this album is massive and when this plays at 3am on the 3rd night of a festival. I won’t be saying this is repetitive. I’ve been listening to doof doof for 3 days straight! It’s kind of the point.

    @ Reflection: I’m always impressed with your intricate, subtle and cleaver musicality. You’re clearly a muso who writes for people who take the time to enjoy it :) Keep up the good work!

  • Psyforest United says:

    Favorite Track: Chaotic Dimension

  • Argaï says:

    Le succès est déjà là sur place avec ce flot de commentaire et de telechargement massif.Moi j’adores ce que fait Reflection.J’en suis fan de leur production depuis FOREST MACHINE :)

  • Dêâthbêâm says:

    Sick stuff. well done.

  • trancer says:

    Some quite creative sounds, but for me the beat is a bit too loud and overpowers everything else which kind of ruins the whole experience for me… otherwise great stuff

  • Antonic says:

    Nice bro I saw you at SimSalaBoom last and was nex level. This music is mega live and people should remember that listening at home is different to live experience. Other forest music sounds flat and muddy and has no power (not all) this has a real punch to it and trippy. Keep up the work bro and don’t listen to trolls lots of people like this music it’s different which is what the psytrance people need. Hope to see you again in Europe if you come back again. Danke

  • Beau says:

    Yeah to the people who don’t like this album?
    Reflection live is just fully fucked. I hear a lot of psy live nowadays and his sets in Aussie bush are just amazingly perfect.

    Tribal warrior psy. Man, anyone who hears you live, Reflection, if they have any taste in psytrance, will shit and piss themselves at the same time in pure enjoyment. haha

  • Very nice album, most tracks should be dancefloor blasters!
    Reflection is one of most productive and interesting artists for me in last year. Thank you for inspiration and keep up the vibe!

  • Swedra says:

    Things exist even if there is not a mind there to see it….probably.

  • S. Tremblay says:

    @REFLECTION: I have all your albums. This one I’ve had in August 2015,(BUY on Bandcamp) so I took the time to listen. It is possible that, at a show, this fast music is appreciated. I do not go to festivals and some shows, I am a lover of music and also audiofile. At age 50 I prefer the comfort of my living room and the quality of my audio chain..I simply was expressing that you have composed several albums that bear squarely in my opinion much better. (The Masked Craftsman , Exit Time, Box Of Chocolates , Box Of Chocolates, mirror-stories-we-are-the-destroyers-pt-1 and 2) I love these albums and thank you for your excellent music.

  • Reflection says:

    Thanks for the feedback guys :) Sometimes people have to understand that this style of music is better on a big rig in a live environment. I write all types of music to suit the home life and live life but have to have a balance between both so people get a good live show and a good listen at home. I have to mix these songs with my other tracks so when its played live it has a better feel rather than listening to it at home.

    @S. Tremblay : I completely understand what your talking about but you have to remember that this style isn’t like my downtempo or prog but more for the dance floor live experience. It wont make much sense unless you see it live. I guess you like the really musical songs I write thats really good for listening to at home. Those albums are my older stuff so the production isn’t at good as what it is today and dont really play much of it live. Thanks for listening to what Ive done, Im sure I will have more musical stuff you will like in the future. I cant keep everyone happy with all the different styles I write but whatever ones you like are the ones for you, and more dance floor music like this so everyone gets a hit of what I have to offer :)

  • Ception says:

    NIce job! original stuffs!5/5 :-)

  • YakshAvyakta says:

    @ REflection : Nah, sorry mate. From the way you seem to have a go at people who pass on some feedback,like you seem to rate yourself as some gnarly forest artist that goes around smashin’ trancefloors the world over. Your ” live forest” is nothin’ but your prog sped up to 148-150. Anybody who has the faintest idea about music production would be able to tell that. And you might like to think that there’s a whole lotta variety to the stuff you write..That;s fair..You clearly haven’t seem some real next-level, quality production, if that’s the case. Half of the people in Australia haven’t really seen quality psy acts live, and lets be honest…proper, good, driving psy-trance isn’t as popular as that techno-sounding ” bush prog” that goes around in Australia. Fair play to your for makin’ tunes man, and I’ve seen you play live a fair few time; and its pretty evident that you don’t really seem to enjoy the psychedelic vibes much as you seem to enjoy your metal and stuff, even when you’re playin’……Not havin’ a go man, but its not really nice when ya take shots at people passin’ on friendly criticism and when you try to sound like some musical genius. You’ve got talent dude, otherwise you wouldn’t be writing music….maybe a humble suggestion would be to listen to some quality acts from russia, europe and india and see what else is happenin’ out there. Hope you take this as friendly criticism man. Its all about peace, love , good tunes and more importantly, good vibes!

  • Gnokk says:

    Shame you get so many trolls on your releases here… Solid release 4/5!

  • dji says:

    If this is just your prog sped up, then keep doing it because it’s awesome haha great release!

  • Tbpsy says:

    this guy has his own style and that what make him stand out in the psytrance scene. some of the advice these trolls give are just plain stupid and dont understand that different parts of the world have different views on psychedelic music. i know many people that love the reflection sound and hope he keeps on doing what he does best. if it not psychedelic to you it will be for others. great work as usual dont listen to the trolls you will always get them as your music get bigger

  • Matluna says:

    Tasty, crisp and clean, I’m liking the lower frequencies of this release, very “click-y” and deep.

  • Erik says:

    great album mister Reflection, it is very original, please do not listen to the people who don’t like it, i think they only wanna hear the same and the same and the same over and over and over again…..much love from me, Erik, The Hague, Holland…………..

  • Erik says:

    and uhm for me this album is not specific dancefloor, on my headphones or maybe in the car or on the couch it is doing very well , okay much love (and yea i know everybody has a right on his opinion) ;-)


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