Mandala was inspired by the sounds of Australia when he recorded the Australia EP back in 1994. Aboriginal styled percussion selection and drums are used on songs such as He mixed electronic music and world music on this EP. People say the best electronic music comes from Germany. Noom Records puts out the best in German trance music. The 90s was a truly fantastic era for trance.
Astralia is said to be one of the best rave tunes in German music. The song uses a fast tempo of 160 BPM. Mandala arranged the synths in a melodic fashion. Listen to the song during the 3:18 mark. Notice how this song uses some killer acid lines. This song is one of the best songs from this recording.
Meltburn uses an Aboriginal styled percussion selection over a set of electronic beats. The bass lines fit in perfectly in sync with the synths. Aboriginal styled percussion follow the beats which follow a trance rhythm. Meltburn is a very fast trance song which uses a tempo of 140 BPM.
Acidney is an acid house/trance tribute to the city of Sydney, Australia. Mandala himself wanted to pay respect and tribute to the city by recording an acid house/trance song Acidney. You have ‘acid’ and Sydney. Take away the ’Syd’ from “Sydney”, add “Acid” next to ney, and the result is Acidney. Mandala is a genius when it comes to composing and producing trance music. Acidney uses 909 beats over RZ-1 machine. A bit of techno is used also. Acidney is similar to a song from apex twin.
Astralia (Remix) is acool remix of one of the best rave tunes ever! Mandala arranged the synths in a melodic fashion. Listen to the song during the 3:18 mark. The song uses a fast tempo of 160 BPM. Now the remix is different from the original version because there are no acid lines present and this remix leans more towards a trance sound.
I rate this EP 5/5*****!!