‘Temple of Trance' - An Interview with cultural anthropologist Graham St John about Psytrance
Psytrance is a type of electronic dance music very generally characterized by fractal hypnotic rhythm and melodies, creative sampling and rolling basslines. A wide international culture has emerged alongside the music. The parties are often multi-sensory environments with spiritual and psychedelic art visuals, lazer shows and decorations to enhance your psychedelic drug experience and festivals transform outdoor sites into eco-conscious, pulsing, colourful alienesque discos with healing areas, fashion stalls, visionary art galleries, healthy food and healing/therapy areas. Psytrance covers a wide spectrum of subgenres to facilitate different journeys through your imagination such as Full-On, Dark, Forest, Progressive, Psydub/chill/breaks and so on.
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