Sunday, August 28, 2011

GOA – 20 Years of Psychedelic Trance

By Tom Rom/Pascal Querner

This unique book about the Goatrance movement is an anthology of the international Goa and Psytrance generation. It is the first book that describes the scene as a whole. The articles are written by 41 insiders of the international Psytrance scene from five continents. The pictures originate from some of the best photographers globally. The book highlights the evolution of the scene in the last 20 years and looks ahead to the future. The book comes along with a DVD and a poster, together as deluxe version, and both book and DVD will also be available separately. Both products are contemporary documents of a generation and photographic and filmic masterpieces.

For the newcomer in the Psytrance scene, this easy-to-read book is a ticket to an world of music, mind, feeling and love in a unique common psy-universe. For the long-term Goa-trancer it will be a revelation of backgrounds of the scene, a diary of the personal evolution and a heart-moving must to complete und re-feel the individual history.


The book will be published in English and German first, then also a Portugese and a Japanese edition is planned. Together with the book there will be published a DVD by Psynema/El Geko and a poster.

The editors gathered many renowned musicians, deco artists, painters, VJs and makers of the scene together to form a most comprehensive picture about the scene world-wide: Ananto, Artur da Silva, Brad Olsen, Charles de Ledesma, Christian Rätsch, Eyal Yankovich, Goa Gil, Gregory Sams, Gui Lotus, Hans Cousto, Kai Mathesdorf, Katarina Bartovicova, Kei Fujishiro, Kranti Pessoa, Lui Raptor, Marc Brouard (Phoenix Firedancers), Martina Hoffmann, Omananda, Pascal Querner, Peter Ziegelmeier, Psynema, Rober Hannah Cleaver, Roger Liggenstorfer, Sam Chaishop, Scotty, Tom Rom, William Miller/Fish, Wolfgang Sterneck and some more.

The contents and articles cover a wide range of topics in the Psytrance scene: history and evolution, culture, spirituality and drugs, music, art, trance-dance and performances and scenes from all over the world as well as critical thoughts and previews to the future of Psytrance. Other important chapters are dedicated to the Cosmic Octave, shamanism, ecology and social codes unique to this scene. The book also provides glimpses to history, making and backgrounds of several festival such as the Boom, Voov/Vuuv, Burning Man, Solipse and the national scenes of Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan, UK and many other regions of the world.

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