<Psytrance> DJ Pogo is no stranger to these shores and he is no stranger to the world of psychedelia as is clearly evident on this 9 track banger called Life Changing Experiences. Joining forces with Zephirus Kane, who is somewhat of a sound guru I believe, the duo get right into it from the get go on opener Overtones as they charge their way through some serious twisted UK psytrance. Forget the pleasantries, forget the angelic uplifting melodies and definitely don’t go looking for any fluff here. These guys make music for big outdoor rigs with massive expansive sounds that morph in and out at will, yet maintain a strong theme and consistency throughout. Although not a dark album, Master Blasters do produce rather twisted and banging psytrance just the way Saffa dancefloors like it. Whilst most albums these days feel like a collection of individual tracks compiled for DJs to play, Life Changing Experiences is actually very listenable from beginning to end, probably due to the consistency of their signature sound, which by the way, does not suggest any two tunes sound the same, they don’t; it’s a well varied album which takes one through a true psychedelic set from start to finish. Hopefully Nano brings these guys out for Origin ‘cos they’ll smoke the place!
Review: Dave Mac