Goa Trance – Best Tracks and Albums

Best Goa Trance albums:

75 thoughts on “Goa Trance – Best Tracks and Albums

  1. Q. Not sure if anyone can help, this is abit vauge… I’m looking for an album from around 1999-2001. Starts of light ocean sounds with a dolphin coming in. Then a trance backing comes up and progresses through to heavy trance/dance. Kinda feels rainforesty. The cd was completly yellow and may have been slinky…

  2. Fhma on

    Great intro. Hopefully more people will be imspired and learn to appreciate Goa. I was “caught” in the early nineties.. Been hooked ever since.

    • Karan on

      Thanks! Yes, I hope more people discover the music and it doesn’t fade away.

  3. Oh my brotha you missed some seriously good goa albums not many know about. If you heard them you would easily cry tears of joy

  4. Tony Wright on

    where can I buy tracks by Pleiadeans and Filteria?I am having a lot of difficulty getting them and I don’t have iTunes

    • Karan on

      I have the following tracks by Prana on the list. Anything I’m missing? I have heard the albums Cyclone and Geomantik but didn’t think they were good enough to include in their entirety.

      Prana – Voyager III (Voodoo Remix)
      Prana – Message for Eastedge
      Prana – Boundless
      Prana & Athena – Future Space Travellers

  5. You should check out ektoplazm.com they have hundreds of albums all free & legal to download on MP3, FLAC & WAV formats including all CD artwork. They have all tastes of Psychedelic/Goa trance all in studio quality. If you can’t find anything on this site you like, you must be completely deaf. Enjoy

  6. Nice job, I’m going to checkout all, I love so much this genre since a few years ago, sometimes is just hard to find good stuff without being distracted by psyshit.

    (Btw Amas is in my top 5 of all time)

  7. Search on

    This blog is perfect…..have been listening to and collecting goa trance since ’95….started off with audio cassettes to MD to DAT for a short bit then to CD and then finally mp3. Thought i was part of a dying/dead breed….the recommendations on this blog are great…..

  8. Search on

    there’s an old goa track that started off with a guy saying ‘we must be in heaven man’ and later ‘there’s always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area’ from woodstock….dunno what that track is called but to me it captured the scene mid to late 90’s….almost like an anthem….

    • Googling reveals the track is Total Eclipse – A Little Bit of Heaven :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOyPLehg5k Thanks for the rec — I’m going to give this one a few listens. Glad you liked you liked the recommendations. I don’t think goa will die — at least I hope not! My guess is that it’ll always have a small but dedicated fan base.

  9. Search on

    Thanks for the link….tried a sound match but found no matches….feel stupid for not trying google to begin with….

  10. Swaroop on

    Hey Karan,
    Love the list , but you seemed to miss on Midi Miliz- Non Standards, kinda leans on a more hardeer trance , but then again. Peace :)

  11. Swaroop on

    Been hooked onto Goan Trance for quite sometime and gotta admit,its the best , feels a lot that Trance was at its peak and enjoyed its best years during the 90’s. By the way, BPC is so way ahead of its time, has to be the stone layer for Prog Trance.

  12. psy D on

    very good and informational article can you suggest some sites where i can find some very good
    Goa trance

    • Karan on

      Ektoplazm.com has a lot of good, free goa and psytrance. You can get newskool goa and some older releases from labels like Suntrip.

  13. Swaroop on

    Hey Karan, Goa still has me in its cuckold I suppose :) , no matter which genre I meander to i always end up coming back to it. By the way, I don’t suppose Chi A.D(what an artist!!) is underrated, I found him rather easily that too brimming with rave reviews in forum, but OOOD( gem of a find.) I think these guys are the most underrated artist in Goa/PsyTrance . Their full-on songs are so intelligent that they put even our present artist to shame.

  14. Sludge on

    Great list. Found some good stuff I hadn’t heard before, cheers! but you forgot to mention Hux Flux, i’m sure ;) (especially their earlier stuff from 1998 or so to 2003).

  15. kasheq on

    Thx for this list. I’ve started in the 90’s from Astral Projection and Doof. Then Transwave and Etnica. Do you listen this one? Z To A ‎– Next Stop Oblivion

    • Karan on

      Those artists are great. Astral Projection and Etnica especially have produced so much quality music. I did listen to Next Stop Oblivion but it didn’t make the list.

      • Swaroop on

        What do you think of the artist, Human Blue? Try giving a listen to the song “Travelling”.

  16. Benjamin Geerinck on

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I couldn’t remember the artist and title of one of my favorite songs ever, Subcouds – on red.
    To bad spotify only has the phlatline rmx :)

    Still i’m looking for one more song. I can only describe it as a women screaming at the end, and then the song explodes with these screams. Anyone?

    • Karan on

      Nothing like finding the track you were looking for. The Subcouds – On Red track is pretty great. I will give the Pergamon track some listens.

  17. Sludge on

    Yeah, keep ’em coming ;) I remembered another two who deserve to be on this list. Pretty much every track on these two albums is an absolute pleasure to listen to IMO.
    Power Source – Cosmic Wave – 1999 &
    Deviant Electronics – Brainwashing Is Childs Play – 1997 (his other two full-length albums, Green Room and Blunt Instruments are equally amazing! Whereas Green Room is a bit more mellow than Brainwashing but still firmly within the goa trance genre, Blunt Instruments is more ambient / downtempo drum&bass / breakbeats).

      • Karan on

        I assume the albums to listen to are “The Holographic Paradigm” and “The Inner Shift”? I will listen to them. Thank you for the recommendation.

      • Karan on

        I listened to some Crossing Mind but could not find anything that should be included. Psy Crise and Hypnotropic came closest.

  18. Swaroop on

    What do you think of the artist, Human Blue? For starters try giving “Travelling” a listen.

  19. Dude5722 on

    Thank you for this awesome, insightful site! I have just discovered Goa and Trance and I can’t get enough. I’m hooked! I have started off with Ra and am now onto Astral Projection and haven’t found a bad song yet! My goal is to hear all the recommended songs you mention. Keep up the awesome site my friend!

    • Yes, there’s so much good music. Astral Projection had a lot of really great output, such as Mahadeva, and Kabalah. Keep listening!

  20. I have loved goa trance for many years, but it takes so long to learn about it. Now this post opens a new dimension to me, you have it all in here bro! There is a huge work involved in making this extraordinary post! I couldn’t be more grateful. Muchas gracias amigo mio :)

    • Karan on

      The thanks is to all the people who recommended good goa trance to me, and to forums like psynews.org :) Also, it looks like you’ve traveled a lot. I’ve been to Bagan, Angkor, and India. That part of the world is great to experience. Good travels!

  21. Wim on

    Hi Everyone,

    First of all, nice blog! Really, i’ve found a lost track thx to you!
    I’m just like most ppl here a huge fan of goatrance music,
    and i’ve got this one song with a thunder/lightning strike as intro…
    Is there anyone who might know wich song i’m talking about?

    • Karan on

      Thanks! Is it California Sunshine – Rain?



      Nothing like finding lost tracks :)

      • Wim VH on

        thx for the fast reply,
        But no its not california sunshine..the sound in the intro is more like what you hear in this vid
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6p86Kp6tDE
        And yes, nothing like finding lost tracks, that feeling is awesome.
        I will keep searching for it, somewhere i’ve got the track on cd, and i i find it, I’ll let u know here.
        but my cd collection… is a mess :)

  22. Great contribution. I hope you guys can help me with some album I’m looking for ages. It must have been around 2000, I’d say ’97-2001. I clearly remember the overall tone of the release, it was not a very fast one. I’d reckon below 130bmp and very organic, almost tribal sort of. There were a lot of jungle sounds, birds, apes, sound of rivers – very naturalistic and organic goa music. The beat was all the way through very hypnotic and instrumental mostly. The cover was of drawn nature..possibly edited digitally, but very much looking like a drawing. It had an aztech/mayan flair with different ornamentals and depictions oriented square-wise. That’s about it..ah yes I picked that record up in some swiss music store and lost it at sonmme point. Would be freaking amazing if someone could help me with this xD

      • Lu ki on

        Hey Karan, thanks 4 reply! Shpongle is a good waypoint..alltough I’m certain, that it was smth different. The track that is closest to what I’m searching is probably “Divine moments of truth”..
        I’m excited if we can find out more. Is there any repository where I could browse particular ambient goa..discogs?

        • Swaroop on

          Is it Boris Blenn-Paradise Connection? Album cover is one of my favourites, people forming a circle around Psilocybe taken from the Mayan culture

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  24. Taylor on

    Ive been searching for a trance dance CD and I got at a random venue at a music festival in Sacramento, CA around 2001. I was young and I just can’t remember. It was the first “techno” music I had ever heard and it blew me away haha…
    Blue CD in color and I could have swore it had the words voyage or journey in the title. I remember high pitched female vocals.. Any ideas? Please help me, Ive been hunting for years

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  26. borut on

    i have been listening to goatrance since 90s and never been on any party. For me this music refers to sitting,precise listening and meditating.I actually like every kind of mind altering things(also psychedelics) and i do not need to move to achive that effect. So I found goa trance exclusively as very mind triping genre, not as dance genre-this may sound weird, but it is like it is. I listen to a lot of different psychedelic music, but goa has a special place in my heart. What about artist called Three state logic? It had two amazing tracks, Secret not for a long and Chromium Dioxide. New school goa has two very perspective artist-Cosmic Dimension, and Celestial Intelligence.Haven`t heard such a mind altering goa for a long time.

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