Psygone

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Psygone (real name Michael Kjeldgaard) is a psychedelic trance artist from Denmark. The project was active from 1995 to 1999. Its music was in the typical goa/trance genre and was inspired by Astral Projection, X-dream, Miranda, and Man With No Name.

History[edit]

The project was founded in 1994 by Michael Kjeldgaard and Robert Christensen. In the beginning, their sound was heavily inspired by the German trance scene and their goal was to produce vibrating music, a hybrid between melodic trance and acid. The guys performed at different venues around Denmark but couldn't get a record deal, so in 1995, Christensen left Psygone and Kjeldgaard began working on a new and much improved sound, which landed him his first record deal on Hypnotic Records.

In 1996, Jan Bachmann joined Psygone.

Their first album Optimystique was released in 1997.[1] The following year, a follow-up, Organique, was ready for release but was never released as an album, but several tracks did appear on various compilations.

Psygone has performed at festivals and goa events in Denmark alongside artists such as Pascal F.E.O.S., Der Dritte Raum, Armitage Shanks and Tom Wax, among others.

In 2008, Psygone planned a comeback with new releases.

Discography[edit]

  • 1997: Optimystique (Hypnotic Records)
  • 1998: Organique (unreleased)
  • 2008: The Second Breath

Several Psygone songs and remixes appear in the following compilations:

  • Goa Box (Hypnotic Records, 1996)
  • Lithium Dreams (Starchild Records, 1998)
  • The World of Goa Trance (ZYX Music, 1998)
  • The World of Goa Trance, Volume 2 (ZYX Music, 1999)
  • The World of Goa Trance, Volume 3 (ZYX Music, 2000)
  • This is Goa Trance (Hypnotic Records, 2000)
  • The Power of Goa Trance (ZYX Music, 2001)
  • The World of Goa Trance, Volume 4 (ZYX Music, 2001)
  • Clubbers Guide to Goa Trance (Electronic Dance Essentials, 2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Review Optimystique". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 

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