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Xamanist – Initiation

Free Music | Full-On, Goa, Twilight | January 30, 2009 | Released by Ektoplazm | Posted by Basilisk

Xamanist – Initiation
01 :: Machu Picchu (145 BPM)
02 :: Dancing Samadhi (145 BPM)
03 :: Truth And Beauty (140 BPM)
04 :: Across The Universe (145 BPM)
05 :: This Is A Warning (150 BPM)
06 :: Intergalactic (150 BPM)
07 :: I'm Just Amazed (147 BPM)
08 :: White Magik (145 BPM)
09 :: Atlantis (145 BPM)

Ektoplazm is proud to present Initiation, the mind-melting debut of Xamanist (Sérgio Ribeiro), a Portuguese psytrance producer. Xamanist aims to blend the old with the new, balancing darkness with light and melody with rhythm. Expect to hear classic Goa trance influences mixed with progressive arrangements and full-on energy, creative flow and storytelling, and a high degree of psychedelism! Embark on a dazzling journey into the mysteries of consciousness and the wonders of the universe with this imaginative album designed to stimulate the senses and ignite the dance floor. Initiation is mastered by Akhentek @ Ilum Studios, Elphinstone, B.C., Canada, and features original artwork by Adam Scott Miller.

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Released under a Creative Commons licence for noncommercial usage. You are encouraged to share, copy, broadcast, and perform this release! Be sure to visit the Ektoplazm discography for more high-quality free downloads.


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  • Ektofreak says:

    Downloading now!
    planning on making a comment later on when i have had a chance to listen.

    BTW thank you Ektoplazm for Awesome free music! Keep on the good work!

  • Nefig says:

    Xander, thanks again for all this awesomeness you bring upon us!

  • draeke says:

    Excellent material, lovely music, pure oldschool feeling and great use of sounds.
    Very well mastered and lovely artwork.
    Well done!

  • I says:

    Incredible and awesome! Great sound and material. The best of goa and psy in one album. Thank you very much for this great free release.

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks for the nice comments!
    Special thanks to Alexander for all the effort, passion and interest!
    This tracks have grown through the years, collecting influences and reaching balance… enjoy the album!


  • Richard says:

    Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your work at it’s best quality by offering lossless downloads as well as mp3 – you’ve very obviously put a lot of yourself into the album so we owe it to you to hear it as you intended it to be heard.

    That’s one hell of a mature debut… quite some journey, and it’s going to be good to see you develop your ideas still further from such a promising start.

    As you’re obviously enjoying it just as much as us, I hope you can make the living you deserve from your hard work.


  • a3k says:

    i got curious on this protuguese project :)
    will have a listen

  • sfuck says:

    goa trance remake its not my style,but i have to admit that i see good intensions from xamanist,cool

  • psy Ned says:

    Whooooo ! this is wot im loving ! intergalactic journey across the universe , im just amazed

  • Taral says:

    Machu Picchu is really something special and unique
    I just love it
    Good Job !

  • Psyentifica says:

    some nice use of samples to get into theme, but doesn’t deliver much melody. nice artwork and good effort on the mastering from Akhentek.

  • Ahcor says:

    I just find it great

  • Mohebius says:

    Machu Picchu is still out there…
    Greate to see things progessing.
    Within every evolution lies a revolution.

  • ME says:

    So what are “progressive arrangements”? Is it the opposite of old-skool goa arrangements?

  • Xamanist says:

    For me “progressive arrangements” are musical stories made by layers, in which we have the feeling of reaching higher, step by step… till the climax in the end.
    I don’t think it is the opposite of goa arrangements, as I think old goa uses this kind of arrangements also…
    An opposite of it would be fullonish structure, with all its breaks and the feeling of being always high, lacking the flow/trip feeling of oldschool arrangements.
    Hope it helps! Boom

  • Hexfire says:

    interesting album for sure.
    Going to give it some careful listens… be back soon.

    Keep up!

  • enderfin says:

    спасибо | Thanks

  • Aquilpra says:

    Great album! I want more…

  • mechanoid says:

    Xamanist – you are GREAT!!!!!very very much thanx you men for you work!!!! it’s a …. JUST AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love you music!!!!! and thanx again!!!!

  • Projekt23 says:

    Very good stuf. Serious relaxatoin “) THX from CZE

  • PsYcHoTiK says:

    Shit man!!!!!

    fuckin intense psychedelism!!!

    will buy the cd for shure!!!!

    just wow!!!

  • PsYcHoTiK says:

    And again…

    The 2 “space” song there are pure masterpieces!!!
    (i listened “Across The Universe” like 25x today…)

    Thanks alot!!!

  • Xamanist says:

    Thank you very much for you nice vibes and comments!
    I’m very glad people understand and like my music ;)

    Big Boom to all

  • jonsta says:

    Grande sentimento que está aqui, sim senhor! Gostei da maneira que exploraste com pouca melodia, sombria e progressivamente esta viagem. Parabéns.

  • Akhentek says:

    Foi um prazer trabalhar neste projeto com Sérgio e ver todos gostarem :)

  • geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetder.dr

  • Oufofcontrol says:

    This album is just epic. I am so impressed with this material. Thanks for sharing this!

  • DJ Shoom says:


    Stay true to the sound.

  • Ahcor says:

    I just go the album here in Portugal and I must way its worth it every bit of it.

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks for your nice comments!
    I’m very glad that this album is being so apreciated!
    Soon I’ll release a live-act to show how my guitar and synths work live


  • moxy says:

    I was very happy to have Basilisk bring a copy of this release to my last gig @ BLA Wednesday’s in Toronto, January 28th. I was able to slide a track in during the middle of my set and really enjoyed the sound on the club system! Seriously awesome production and great flow, thanks Xamanist!

  • Xamanist says:

    thanks Moxy! I always love to hear that people are DJing one of my tracks :) Which one was it? (curious)
    Big Boom to you

  • monkQ says:


    i love this one..

  • the critic? says:

    hey man, i really like this release, very nice song structures and rhythms.. . my only concern is the highs in this release are not very crisp or clear? i mean its not very bright… i love the track this is a warning. well done

  • connor says:

    thank you this is wicked. your music helps me study for school.

  • Kristian says:

    I love it!

  • subliminal aura says:

    doownloading now, can’t wait. thanx

  • Xantus says:

    wow, surprising and good! this is what I am looking for. learning from the beginnings of GOA, but with a more modern production. and most importantly not banging you in the face with hi-hat! Basslines that are emotive, don’t sound like they’re droning on and on. can’t wait to play this out :D

  • Xamanist says:

    Thank you very much for all comments!
    Every comment is important for me, and I’m very glad people are undestanding and liking my music :)

    Big Boom!

  • Lysn For Sound says:

    Beautiful album, I’m in complete adoration. Thank you for the lovely gift.

  • Moxy says:

    Across The Universe :)

  • Lemozz says:

    What a great achievement !

    Original, deep and tripping.

  • tiago says:

    what about partys? here in portugal? i cannot see u anywhere! u just give sound 2 your friends hein?
    not bad… for those who can see u

  • Xamanist says:

    @tiago: Will you book me to play? :) I’ve contacted almost every party promoter in Portugal. Some are interested in my liveact for the near future, others don’t bother with a project that’s not fullon :p

    I have my liveact ready and my guitar is on my back :) see you soon on the dancefloor!

  • Dra(ula's Secrets says:

    Wonderful work
    U have the spark of the professional in this.
    I really enjoy it.

  • VenusHalley says:

    Amazing! Incredible!!!

    this is exactly the music i need for dark, lonely and sleepless nights… it takes one to dimensions previously unknown.

    thank you muchly for this.

  • krinklyfig says:

    Excellent. Definitely old school with goa influences, but not at all derivative, and there’s a lot of depth. I really want to hear some of these tracks outside in the middle of the night. Very heady and intricate, but also great dance music, because the trance in the music is allowed to develop for a long time and isn’t interrupted by too many breakdowns. Very nice pulsating bass. Rolling basslines are overrated. So are breakdowns every eight bars. Very glad to hear someone making new music which really lives up to the genre. Hope you make it to the US sometime.

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks for the nice comments! That’s what keeps me going, aside with true love for music and its creation.

  • psycrazy says:

    killer stuff dude
    keep up d gud wrk cheersss

    all the best
    love vandy (india)

  • Xamanist says:

    thanks Vandy! Glad you liked


  • harshyc says:

    very very creative
    goa pyschedelism influence at its best
    feels too good to be connected with ur influences
    thanks for this ,will wait for more from you Xamanist


  • Xamanist says:

    thanks harshyc!
    Stay tuned, soon I’ll release the full Xamanist liveact, filled with live guitars, here at Ektoplazm!


  • Excellent !

    Dark side of Goa ?

  • d2kx says:

    The sample sounds very good, will get the lossless now! Thank you Xamanist & Ektoplazm Crew (Basilisk)!

  • Elenina says:

    this is amazing!!
    we dream of music like this in Italy!!!
    (sorry for my English)
    really fantastic!

  • GTXVortEX says:

    Dude this is epic.

  • hapek says:

    Fantastic masterpiece ;)

  • PinPinKula says:

    Great, just great.. Whats that sample 48 sec into Machu Picchu about reality and, where is it taken from?.. I cant gather one of the words to make a sensible translation.. is it Terence McKenna quote?

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks people, your feedback means a lot to me!
    The sample is indeed Terence McKenna, taken from a conference (can’t remember which) as is more or less like this:
    “Reality is a very thinly sp… cultural fiction and as long as you stay on mainstream it all holds together pretty well”
    The sp.. word I don’t know exactly but take the meaning of “web sowed very thinly and tight”

  • 3dl says:

    awesome stuff! :)

  • Domas says:

    sample is really great… downloading now!

  • ls says:

    Wonderful work thanks :)

  • Phrozencorn says:

    Great site and music! Thanks.

  • Noah says:

    The WAV file is defective…

  • ponce says:

    Incredible ! Like goa but with a more digital sound (and not in a bad way).

  • Yegi says:

    Fantastic music! So impressive! Just can’t get enough..
    Small question. When more tunes came out? or where can i hear them)

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks to all for the nice comments
    One new Xamanist track is just about to be released on a new Ektoplazm VA, stay tuned
    More music is coming to life in my lab, so expect new tunes this year (not sure yet in what format to release)

  • Superfluid says:

    “You do it in darkness, and in silence, and in reverence. You do it on an empty stomach, free from distraction, with attention to breath….Reality is a very thinly spun cultural fiction, and as long as you stay on Main Street it all holds together pretty well.”

    Excellent sounds. Great creativity. Great mastering. 5/5

  • Ravindra says:

    Thanks. Awesome Album, I love the goa tribal sounds. :) awesome..be well, with metta kindness

  • Great fusion of dark and light sounds. Such a blend results in a perfect psychedelic experience. This inspires me to make a trippy video for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uuhknuzvd8 morphing and changing like these sounds.
    Keep on stomping

  • ty. says:

    eh this one was epic, I’m going back to it :)

  • KC says:

    Wow I really enjoy the hints of old-skool mixed with hints of the new.. the vibe is outstanding! Thank you for this release.

  • Xamanist says:

    Thank you all for your comments! Working on a new album :)

  • Mat says:

    I’ve just got around to listening to this and wow! What a magical album, sharing everywhere I can and playing loud, thanks for these awesome tunes!

  • Xamanist says:

    Thanks a lot Mat!

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