Indoor - Israel

When speaking of Goa trance in general, or Israeli psytrance in particular, the name Indoor naturally comes up. This mythological and legendary band had an important and significant role in shaping the future of Psychedelic Goa Trance.

Indoor are Avi Algranati, Ofer Dikovski and Marko Goren. The three have met back in 1994, when they shared a studio and rehearsal room in south Tel Aviv (OMA). They were renting it to different artists, as well as using it for their own use. Back in the 90s, the band has performed in some wild parties, and their appearance together on stage has been described as groundbreaking...!

They have come a long way since. As Indoor or as offspring's from Indoor, the guys have an impressive and rich record behind them. As Indoor, they have released several singles and tracks on compilations in Israel and Europe. They have also operated and released material under the names: Inscape, Phreaky (with Dino Psaras) and Sound Pollution. Their album Progressive Trance is considered to be one of the first psychedelic Goa trance albums ever released. Eventually, it was the only album the band ever recorded as Indoor. The band has split in the peak of their carrier. Avi Algranati has started his DNA and Space Cat projects, while Ofer Dikovski was focused in Oforia and Pigs in Space. Marko Goren had a mutual project with Ofer under the name Tandu.

They have come a long way since. As Indoor or as offspring's from Indoor, the guys have an impressive and rich record behind them. As Indoor, they have released several singles and tracks on compilations in Israel and Europe. They have also operated and released material under the names: Inscape, Phreaky (with Dino Psaras) and Sound Pollution. Their album Progressive Trance is considered to be one of the first psychedelic Goa trance albums ever released. Eventually, it was the only album the band ever recorded as Indoor. The band has split in the peak of their carrier. Avi Algranati has started his DNA and Space Cat projects, while Ofer Dikovski was focused in Oforia and Pigs in Space. Marko Goren had a mutual project with Ofer under the name Tandu.

Today we can clearly point out that Progressive Trance was a solid tool that had helped to shape the face of Goa Trance forever. This album is the most treasured evidence of this legendary collaboration between Avi, Ofer and Marco.
Till this day, when people discover Goa trance, they go back to this album and are blown away by its magic. This rerelease on Avatar / Pro File was remastered by Avi Algranati himself.

Here is a review by Mike A. we found on Isratrance:

This album is considered to be one of the first psychedelic goa trance albums ever released. Originally released in 1995, I was too young to grow with it since I was only 10 years old back then. I discovered it much later, but I think the magic is still there. Indoor are 3 people - Avi Algranati (Space Cat), Ofer Dikovsky (Oforia) and Marko Goren (Tandu). They managed to produce a magical album, covering many styles and pioneering the way for Israeli goa trance. The welcomed reissue from Avatar Records is a good chance to give it another listen from a modern perspective. Almost each and every track on this album is a classic. This is true goa trance - layered synths merging with each other and evolving organically to become emotional melodic lines. This is what Israeli trance is about - not really psychedelic like most of the European trance of that time (and today actually) but still giving some twist to the music. The main focus is on melodies and emotion.
The album begins with Vertigo which was one of my favorite goa tracks and I only realized it was Indoor not so long ago. One of the best here. Another track worth mentioning is Naxus(T4) - sounds like early work by Yaniv Haviv actually - this is where it all started! One of the best tracks on this album is Sweet Coming Home - this is powerful emotional melodic music. The psychedelic part of the album starts with Sid (T6), takes a powerful peak with The Key(T7) and ends with Camel(8) - probably the most psychedelic track on this album. Closing the journey is Shiva - probably the most famous Indoor track. This one is building up slowly slowly towards a colossal break finishing it up with one of the most powerful endings written in trance history.
Recomendation: Must have for any trance lover who appreciates himself. The music is very good and sometimes even far better than anything released today. The remastering done by Avi Algranati helps the sound production of this album a bit although it still sounds bad compared to today's productions. But to be honest, with this kind of music the production really doesn't matter. Get this album, close your eyes and fly.
Favorites: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9.
Favorite tracks: ALL !

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