The Infinity Project
Mystical Experiences


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by Raja Ram USER (4 Reviews)
January 8th, 2012 | 13 replies | 2,863 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Freedom from the Flesh

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

The year is 1995 and The Infinity Project, composed of Raja Ram (who would later form Shpongle) and two other dudes whose names aren't as prolific, drop Mystical Experiences to the masses. Simultaneously revolutionizing the genre of Goa Trance and blowing minds across the world, T.I.P. set the bar pretty damn high for electronic music of its time. Describing Mystical Experiences is a task in itself and really cannot be considered anything less than a musical journey. Synthesizers stretch and bend through time as Raja Ram lays down some crazy flute melodies. The album has a very ethnic feel to it and definitely has some Indian / Arabic influences. Most of the songs on here consist of a driving trance beat or melody serving as the backbone of the song while sequencers and flutes are layered on top. T.I.P. start a groove, build upon that idea, strip away all of its elements before reassembling them in a new way once more. They hold your mind in their hands, destroy it, and build it back up from scratch. Like most psy/trance/ambient/dub-whatever, there are trippy spoken word samples, usually tampered with or drenched in reverb. Most notable of which is Carl Sagan's clip in "The Answer" (cause who doesn't love that guy). Long story short, Raja Ram & Co. drop some LSD soaked grooves and help pioneer the ever-growing Goa Trance scene. Sit back, inhale, exhale, and let the psychedelic jams float on by.

After reading that you're obviously gonna want to check this out, so here you are.
Mystical Experiences - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Seo9QPlcJM


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Ovrot
January 8th 2012



10490 Comments


what a mobius trip man

fulgrim
January 8th 2012



1542 Comments


This sounds pretty nice, will check out.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 8th 2012



15889 Comments


Synthesizers stretch and bend through time as Raja Ram lays down some crazy flute melodies.

I need to hear this.

Digging: Maybeshewill - Fair Youth

scissorlocked
January 8th 2012



3509 Comments


this is probably good

i haven't checked it, but raja ram has contributed to amazing albums

Mystery of the yeti is worth checking out also- specially the first one

Digging: Leon Vynehall - Music For The Uninvited

pizzamachine
January 8th 2012



12571 Comments


For a quick write up, this is pretty descriptive. Pos! This site can always use more trance reviews.

Psilocyanide
January 8th 2012



1823 Comments


6756. You're welcome.

foxblood
February 10th 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

not enough people listen to goa and psy outside of shpongle

foxblood
March 3rd 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, true. i always rec goa and psy to people i know and they always love it though. hm haven't heard of entheogenic or shulman, i'll check 'em out.
well if you haven't listened to The Lone Deranger by Hallucinogen I really recommend it, I think it's actually better than twisted. prob my favorite trance album. other psy you haven't rated:
Doof - Lets Turn On
Pleiadians - I.F.O.
Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite
Space Tribe - The Ultraviolet Catastrophe
Infected Mushroom - Classical Mushroom

foxblood
March 3rd 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think it's funny that you and I are the only ones that rated both this and The Mystery of the Yeti. Like holy shit that album is so good

foxblood
April 8th 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ha pretty much

foxblood
October 23rd 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

trance foreverr. man, never saw that link you posted, never heard of celtic cross. that was pretty good

foxblood
October 23rd 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah house is awesome. got any recs?

foxblood
November 30th 2012



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sup chambers bumpin thread so we can talk about psytrance. have you listened to Hallucinogens' second
album (The Lone Deranger)? it's like my fav psy album everr but it isn't nearly as popular as the
first album for some reason



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