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Various - Fourth Flight - Velocity Mp3

  • Performer: Various
  • Album: Fourth Flight - Velocity
  • Label: Flying Rhino Records
  • Catalog #: AFR CD 16
  • MP3: 2991 mb | FLAC: 1112 mb
  • Released: Mar 1999
  • Country: UK
  • Style: Trance, Techno, Psy-Trance, Progressive Trance
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 563
  • Category: Electronic
Various - Fourth Flight - Velocity Mp3


1Bumbling LoonsOnhcet
Producer [Additional] – G.TillWritten-By, Producer – R.Trevor, J.Monro
2Venom vs. BusBugged
Written-By, Producer – A.Danet, A. Le-Tan, G.Till
3Stoop & FidgetHardware
Written-By, Producer – G.Till, J.Monro
4Slinky WizardHit And Run
Written-By, Producer – G.Till
5AstronomikxAfter Life
Written-By, Producer – H. Kanellopoulos, S. Elcox
Written-By, Producer – T. Kurosaki
7AtmosBad 2 The Bone
Written-By, Producer – T.Balicki
8SleeperSevere Clear
Written-By, Producer – Sleeper
Written-By, Producer – G.Till


  • Compiled ByJames Monro
  • GraphicsMarcus Sprigens
  • Mastered ByThe Extremely Hairy One


Sleeve made in Psiberia 1999

(P) & (C) 1999 Flying Rhino Records Ltd.

Total playing time: 78:46

Last track had a mixer failure on mastering and therefore only a channel is present in this mix. Consequently it sounds flat.


  • Barcode: 5032198000550


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Flying Rhino Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Flying Rhino Records Ltd.


A compilation which I never liked straight from the first listening! Despite being on Flying Rhino in my opinion this compilation is very bad. Suffice to say that there are tracks which definitely do not fall in the Psy-Goa genre being either Techno or Progressive tracks. Release starts with “Sleeper”, a very laid back Progressive trance track AND NOT the kind of Progressive Goa that appeared in 1999. It’s just a simple, progressive tune without any psychedelic influence and honestly don’t know why it was put here. Next comes another exclusive track by Atmos. Once again this is progressive but it’s that wicked stuff for which Atmos became famous in 1999. Not bad if you ask me, but if you want to taste the true Atmos sound of 1999 then listen to his track “Drums Don’t Stop” available elsewhere. Legendary act Slinky Wizard are responsible for track 3. “Hit And Run” is another Progressive-Goa track which has had some remixes on some other compilations. I don’t like this original, I much prefer the version which appeared on the CD “Behind The Scenes” on Atomic Records in 2001. Stoop & Fidget provide us another nine-minute long progressive cut sampling a phone’s answering machine. Again, “Hardware” is a track which goes nowhere. Tracks 5, 6 and 7 are the worst part of this compilation. “Onhcet” (rumoured to be Techno in reverse) is in fact a Techno track. A long, dark, repetitive track which I never digested. Similarly track 7 despite being from K.U.R.O. has nothing to do with Goa – it’s again a long boring, repetitive and minimal Techno track. Track 7, “Bugged” is another Techno influenced track with some heavy fat bass and rather unclean sound. The only track I ever liked form this release is “Astronomikx”. A dark, mid-tempo psychedelic cut with a minimal melody haunting it occasionally. To my luck this track appears also on the compilation “Goa-Head 8” so I was quite happy to trade off “Velocity” one day =) Compilation rounds-off with the eclectic producer “Bus”. Here is another minimal-progressive-psychedelic track, the typical style for which this artist became famous in 1999, kinda similar to Atmos’. Sorry, but even after allowing for the fact that this release came out when the true Goa era was over it’s still too bad. In 1999 the Goa scene was undergoing a big change with Progressive-psychedelic taking over but there are loads of much better compilations which are still progressive influenced from the same time! Just try the fifth part of this series and compare!
Most of the tracks here are pretty boring and in an uneasy and forced way "progressive", the haunting hype term of the time, which makes them sound stiff and sterilized. The only track presenting a lively pulse is track one "Severe Clear", which is a dreamy Trancer.
Sleeper is a great tune. Bullet is possibly one of gus tills best. Builds lovely with lots of atmosphere and a groove to die for. Despite the fact the version on this cd differs to the vinyl release because they forgot to unmute one of the channels. Apparently. While this album has some standout tracks overall it doesn't reach the heights of slipstream which for me was the best of the flight series. To be fair it's a hard task to improve on mudless, klein Aber doctor, confusional state and micromega...
Where i live people are still gaga over "Progressive" everything. It's getting tiresome. :/
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