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Elegy

There are at least four artists with the name Elegy: 1. Elegy are a / band from the Netherlands. They formed in 1986. 2. Elegy were a supposedly German Krautrock Band which were actually from Britain but were pretty much based full-time in Austria. They released the single "No Direction / Pain" in early 1971 which was recorded at the studios of Peter Mueller, Vienna. The A-Side "No Direction" was compiled on "Kraut! Demons! Kraut! Vol. 1 German Psychedelic Underground 1968-1974".

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The Commercial Hippies

The Commercial Hippies , (Anton Raubenheimer and Gareth Tacon), started their musical history together, DJing breakbeat at various parties, in and around Cape Town South Africa. After a couple years of DJing, the two (garethT & Anton) decided to try their hand at producing and soon after the concept of The Commercial Hippies was born. Their first track Where Dreams Come From received a great response from trance lovers around the world and instantly caught the attention of many a psy-trance ear.

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Terrafractyl

Felix Greenlees aka Terrafractyl has been playing and writing music for as long as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of Classical, Opera and Jazz he eventually went on to play Bassoon in several professional orchestras around Australia.
He has also played piano for most of his life, and was over the moon when he discovered a genre of music into which he could incorporate all the different types of music he had grown to love.
It was called Goa-trance.
Since then Felix never looked back, and he is now one of the most prominent and sought after psytrance performers in Australia.

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Cortex

Four (or more) artists have gone by the name Cortex: a French jazz-funk group from the 70s, a Swedish punk band, a Spanish metalcore band and a experimental Belgian project by Alain Neffe. 1. A French jazz funk group from the seventies.
Key members were Alain Mion (Piano) and Alain Gandolfi (drums, percussion). Cortex recorded several albums and singles for the Sonodisc label. 2 albums got re-issued: 'Troupeau Bleu' (on 'Dare-Dare') and 'Volume 2' (on 'Follow Me'). 2. A Swedish punk or post-punk band from Gothenburg.

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Maelstrom

There Are Multiple Artists Named Maelstrom. Maelstrom (DJ) is a progressive trance producer and DJ from Denmark. Maelstrom (band) are a 5-piece metal band from Glasgow. 1) Maelstrom is Mikael Dahlgaard (Emok of Phoney Orphants fame), a progressive trance producer and DJ from Denmark. The new self titled album by Maelstrom, consists of collaborations with artists including Liquid Soul, Nyquist, Hydrophonic from South Africas Nano records and NDSA aka Ticon, which has taken place over the spring and summer 2007.

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Ethereal

There are seven different bands that go by the name "Ethereal":
1) A Metal band from Portugal
2) A psychadelic duo from Sweden.
3) A black metal band from Colombia.
4) A Melodic Death Metal band from the Netherlands.
5) A decent powerpop/rock band from Central Coast, Australia.
6) A black metal band from Colorado, USA.
7) A black metal band from Liverpool, UK. 1)
In the year of 1997, Ethereal is assembled in Setubal (Portugal), by the vocalist/lyricist Hugo Soares.

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Sub6

"Vintage vocoders,out of tune synths,and lame quality samples, That's what usually driving brothers golan and ohad aharony to bravely assemble another one of their "mellowdramatic alternative rave songs"as they claim with a big smile,, Carley made to satisfy audiophiles, critical listeners, and those who were looking for more content, Sub6 took a leading part of pushing the psytrance out of deep acidi forests to the masses around the globe...

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Spectra

There is more than one artist with this name. 1) Spectra, pseudonym of Claudio Maioli, is an Italian musician, famous for his song "Ken il guerriero", Italian opening theme for Fist of the North Star. 2) Spectra is an electronic music group from Portugal. Their sound is specific, original and at times experimental and can be described as melodic morning trance.
With climatic melodies, dynamic bass lines and an overriding positive atmosphere Spectra display the talents they posses. They can be described in two words, 'Beyond Belief'.

Read more about Spectra on Last.fm.

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Omsphere

Omsphere (Jay OM / Journey / Crocodile Rangers / Star~Trip) is the progressive solo project of, Milan born but now London based, Giampiero 'Jay' Mastino, label manager of Free-Spirit Records. Jay forged his earliest psychedelic-rock influences playing guitar in local bars in Milan. His romance with the decks began in the late 80's whilst working for a local radio station where he was given the opportunity to spin his first record. This love firmly in place the move to London followed in 1998.

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