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Goa is India's second smallest state. It is located on the west coast of India, in the region known as the Konkan. The Arabian Sea bounds it to the west.

Portuguese merchants first landed in Goa in the 15th century, and annexed it soon after. The Portuguese colony existed for about 450 years, until it was taken over by India in 1961.

Internationally renowned for its beaches, Goa is visited by hundreds of thousands of foreign and domestic tourists each year, and has become one of the most popular holiday destinations for European travellers, particularly in the Northern hemisphere winter.

Besides beaches, Goa is also known for its world heritage architecture including the Bom Jesus Basilica. Goa also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which are classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

The name Goa came to European languages brought by the Portuguese colonisers, but its precise origin is unclear. 'Gopakapuri' or 'Gapakapattana' were used in some ancient Sanskrit texts, and these names were also mentioned in other sacred Hindu texts such as the Harivansa and the Skanda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goa
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Uploaded: Dec 19, 2006 - 03:17:18 AM
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2006 - 04:00:22 AM Last Played: Jul 18, 2019 - 06:11:08 AM
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SecaMode said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Lovely
The voice really adds a nice texture to this already great piece. I love the beats you've got going here. This is such a warm, colorful soundscape. A pleasure to listen.
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Electric Lobster said 4627 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Thank you very much for your comment Sergio !
I'm glad you enjoyed this tune :)

(Hope to hear some more of your tunes in the future - maybe with some voices like this too ;) )

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fishboisfo said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Very cool.
this is very nice. I like it. a lot. I would love to see this accompan a short film about the dichotomy of india and it's creep towards the west at record pace. The beat you gives the perfect opportunity to mive frame rates through at 1 every 2-4 sec
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Electric Lobster said 4627 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Thank you very much for listening Donald !
Hopefully some people find my tune and think it is entertaining too.
Maybe it is used for a film some day ;)

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said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Maybe the bass
sounds is 2 low for my ears...But almost all the time I listen on your great tune....I like it.....And like SecaMode says "The voice really adds a nice texture to this already great piece"
Thanks for sharing.

Electric Lobster said 4627 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Thank you very much Kent !
Thank you for your kind words and thanks for listening.
Some bass is in there - might have been more - but I think I wont work on this tune anymore :)

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said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
I Like This
Reminds me of the mellow sonic travels of some of Bill Laswell's productions (particularly, the recent Asana series).
BTW, Goa is also where the opening section of the Bourne Supremacy takes place.
Electric Lobster said 4627 days ago (December 21st, 2006)
Thank you so much for your comment Bill !
Did you mention Asana by Bill Laswell ?!
What a nice compliment :)

Om Shanti !

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frankexchange said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Goa!
I don't know what it is you have goin on for Goa, lobster - but I like it! Love you're laid back style and crisp, echoing beats. I could just sink into that warm Arabian Sea right now!

Keep it coming!

Warm and fuzzy - really enjoyed listening - thanks!
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Electric Lobster said 4623 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Thank you very much for listening !
I'm glad you enjoyed the musical journey to the west coast of India ;)
Not the worst place to be around at this time (.. the Northern hemisphere winter ..)

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borisluxx said 4629 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Smooth beats...
And great vocal addition. I enjoyed the first incarnation of this that you sent me, but this is more polished. I like the various elements and hip beats. As everyone else has mentioned above, the vocal addition is really a nice touch and lends well to this track. Good work E. L. !


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Electric Lobster said 4623 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Thanks a lot Richard !
Yeah I'm working on this quite a while now ...
... and it 's getting worse and worse :D

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moorlandt said 4628 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
clash of emotions
Rob, I told you before that I like the 'Goa' song very much. But unlike the previous commentors, I'm not sure if the voice really adds here. Well, don't get me wrong: no complaints about the 'vocaliser' (nice german accent by the way), but in my opinion there is a bit a clash of emotions. To my ears it just seems that the 'informational' lyrics don't fit the 'ambient' athmosphere of the song. But I'm sure this is exactly the effect you were looking for. Well, I know, this is very personal, but I would have preferred some more poetic lyrics, perhaps even in the native tongue of Goa (Indian?). But again, this is just a one man's (very personal) opinion... And I know you can take this little critique from me :-)

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Electric Lobster said 4624 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
Thank you very much for your comment Walter !
I tried to add some vocals to this but I had no Indian woman around unfortunately ..)
So I took a Text-to-Speach voice (Indian English by the way) he name is Anjali :)
The text is not very poetic - but informative so why not sit back, relax, listen and learn ?-)

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jiguma said 4628 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
Robbster rules!
Some great beats Rob - I like the voiceover. It adds another layer to what the music is doing and makes it more ibteresting.
Have a great New Year Rob!!
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Electric Lobster said 4623 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Thank you Neil !
You are always a little ahead in time there down under - a happy new year to you too !

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Willywagga said 4628 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Great Mix
The last time I heard Goa mentioned in a song was "Aint goin to Goa" by Alabama 3. This is a very cool piece, majestic.
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Electric Lobster said 4623 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Thank you very much for listening William !
And thanks for the kind words - unfortunately I don't know the song you mention there.

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SmokeyVW said 4627 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
Goa?
i've heard of "Goa Trance" ?
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Electric Lobster said 4623 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Goa Trance
Yes Smokey - there is a style of electronic music called Goa or Psychedelic trance.
I 've been to some of these parties in the nineties :)
One of the beats I used here is called Goa Head Space Beat :D

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SmokeyVW said 4627 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
nice
i like the voice over a lot
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onesweetworld said 4627 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
ohhh
very cool addition to this track. She has a pretty voice and accent. You've made a good song great :-)
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Electric Lobster said 4625 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
Thanks a lot Linda !
The accent should be Indian English.
I made it with Text-to-Speech :)
Thank you for your kind words.

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Andronis said 4625 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
Neat
I don't know much about Trip Hop, but I came in expecting to not like anything in the genre at all, but you have completely surprised me. I really enjoyed listening to this--strangely relaxing.

(And I get the feeling that if I left this on loop and got too relaxed, I'd wake up an expert on Goa.)

Neat stuff!
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Electric Lobster said 4625 days ago (December 22nd, 2006)
Thank you very much for listening Sam !
Comments by people like you are always appreciated - because you listen to anther style of music normally - and of course you do create much more demanding stuff than me :)

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Andronis said 4624 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Glad to listen
Well thanks for the compliment and the Christmas wishes! I'm always happy to listen to well crafted music such as yours whatever the genre.

Merry Christmas to you too!
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apb said 4624 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
There's a mix of opinion ..
.. on the vocal addition- it will ultimately come down to personal taste. Since I'm fairly familiar
with this one of yours - I found the vocal addition
quite pleasing and soothing (if a little verbose
like me ..lol)- as it creates this foreground/background separation for me .. so I don't focus 'so much' attention on
the quite intricate details of the background .. it just becomes more merged, ambient and relaxing... and
interesting effect.

Perhaps this was part of the idea in adding the educational vocals? (which are definitely
posh English with an Indian accent). Nice use of the
text to speech idea.

If you were to look at this again - I'd go for something half way .. more sections were the music goes
to foreground then subsides to let the vocal take the
front.

It's still fantastic piece of work. Merry kudos.
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Electric Lobster said 4618 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Thank you very much for listening again Alan !
I don't know if I will work on this again :)
But I thank you very very much for your time you took listening and commenting on this.
The voice is added in two different ways with "Ambient Vocals" (Auto Panning) and "Female Basic" - the first part is containing both and the end is made with the Ambient Vox only.

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said 4624 days ago (December 23rd, 2006)
great beat
THe beat keep revolving a nice feel. I like the vocals but would like it more if it was random. but thats just my opinion besides that you have done it again
Electric Lobster said 4618 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Thank you very much for your comment Tim !
I don't know what you think of when you say "random" - but I 'll ask you when I see you online the next time.
I worked a lot on the beat - glad you like it :)

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said 4619 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Yikes!
Your artwork blew my mind! I thought I was having a flashback! LOL! Now...about the tuneage...EXCELLENT! Very nice mix of ambient and ethnic sounds. Very upbeat this! One of your finest pieces Rob.

Be well!


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Electric Lobster said 4618 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
Thank you for your kind words Mike !
Yes the artwork is kind of psychedelic - glad you like it - I wanted to add something Indian like a little Mandala.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala

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peacepiano said 4618 days ago (December 30th, 2006)
Nice Soundscape
Takes you to far away places. Very smart drum mix.
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Electric Lobster said 4616 days ago (December 31st, 2006)
Thank you for listening Bill !
Far away places ... I guess that 's what it 's made for :)
I'm glad you enjoyed it !

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boxman6 said 4608 days ago (January 8th, 2007)
relaaaaxxx
Loved this track the voice as most has said adds a certain depth...deep beat very appropiate ..well done EL...thats another added to my playlist....cheers
thought this was more ambient than trip hop but we learn something everyday huh?...

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Electric Lobster said 4601 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Thank you for listening boxman !
Glad you like my tune - but I stay with Trip Hop because it is developed out of two beats (on was Trop Hop) an ambient track does not have so many beats (IMHO).

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falzaabi said 4607 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
hahahah
nice man , the music are the best, i love this kind of music,
hay lates go to Goa and shot Video clip ha will be cool


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Electric Lobster said 4601 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Thank you for listening Faisal !
Yeah it's getting cold over here "in the Northern hemisphere winter" Goa would be a good place to be now ..)


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LightTronics said 4601 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
very relaxing...
I love this song! I will listen to this when i am doing homework.
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Electric Lobster said 4601 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Thank you very much for listening !
I hope this is helping you to finish you homework easily - so you can do more sounds :)

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***itiswotitis*** said 4572 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
nice
a guided tour of lobster....oops i meant GOA... ver y nice atmosphere...
love the beats..just cool tune i am gonna check some more of your stuff

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Shimky said 4572 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
Very very good
This is perfect. Very relaxing. I'm listening in bed. :)
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perceptualvortex said 4391 days ago (August 14th, 2007)
Smoov
I'm sitting here working in Photoshop, and your tune is perfect for it. Very relaxing, trancy, sounds to float away to. Very cool.
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