<Progressive Psytrance> Carrots & Stick Vol.2 compiled by Cubixx (aka Matthias Sperlich – founder of Iono) is a yummy double album from Iono. These progressive psytrance tunes are from some of the cream of the prog producers in the world (e.g. Perfect Stranger, Sonic Sense, E-Clip, Ace Ventura, Osher, Static Movement and Mindwave amongst others). The album starts with a wonderful track by Perfect Stranger which was remixed by Motion Drive. Moonsight by E-Clip has a really eerie night time sound, which I prefer, and CD1 seems to be more geared towards this type of music. The E-Clip remixed Ace Ventura track, Dark Matter is also on CD1 and sounds like it wants to break free and let loose on a big rig. This is followed by the banging track, Voices In My Head by Side Effects. The epic Midnight Blue, a perfect creation by Timeless, took me on a journey to the heavens. CD2 seems to be aimed at the day time sound with its light hearted dance orientated tracks and First Light by Sonic Entity confidently lightens the mood. Strangers in Paradise by Impact is also a very good example of this. Recommended.