Ingest All Deliriants at the Door: Rolling Stoner/Psych/Retro/Space Rock Thread 2016

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Haven't listened to any new albums yet but this thread is probably long overdue.

This seems really cool; love the line-up

i;m the worst poster e9er (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 March 2016 12:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Obv the real psych action is happening in rolling metal w discussions of Oranssi Pazuzu, Aluk Todolo, and even Mesarthim, but there's def some new albums I'm looking forward to hearing: Lola Colt, Sula Basanna, Sendelica, pinkshinyultrablast...

i;m the worst poster e9er (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 March 2016 12:29 (two years ago) Permalink

I have nothing to add to this thread except a bookmark

bernard snowy, Friday, 4 March 2016 16:10 (two years ago) Permalink


calstars, Saturday, 5 March 2016 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

psychedelic rock from Singapore band, The Obsevaratory

the guitar playing is dynamic, atmospheric, powerful, energetic, fluid - there want be many better psychedelic tracks in 2016 than this - a benchmark has been set high

The Obsevaratory - A Ghost to You

from this album:
by The Observatory


Fernando Benitez So a gathering of well-dressed, well-trimmed and well-behaved radiohead fans somehow manages to get lost in the desert. months later, totally disheveled, they have been transformed by peyote (their only means of sustenance) into a wise and truly beautiful Singaporean tribe that derives transcendent dark'n'roll visions from the sounds of Voivod, Bauhaus, Bowie, Swans, Floyd and lots of off-the-wall krautrock...
wow, and i thought 'oscilla' (a previous album) couldn't be topped! A must-have.

djmartian, Monday, 14 March 2016 21:31 (two years ago) Permalink

instrumentation is straight In Rainbows and the vocal makes me appreciate how much Yorke's voice brings to the table

calstars, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 00:38 (two years ago) Permalink

maybe even a little Crimson-y syncopation happening

calstars, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 00:41 (two years ago) Permalink

dude, hottest show tonight. sunburned and magik markers KILLED IT. at an old man bar in town. and i got to play tucky buzzard and status quo and chicken shack records. dredd foole on vocals and j on electric sitar with sunburned. so great. i can't even tell you. even murph and lou were there. magik markers were like serious late-60's acid-drenched jam rockers. so much fun.

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:43 (two years ago) Permalink

jealous - that looks awesome!

BlackIronPrison, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

what did the old men think of it

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:28 (two years ago) Permalink

That sounds amazing!

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:46 (two years ago) Permalink

the old men mostly took off. there were some regular patrons there though. they seemed to dig it okay. when sunburned was on i overheard one regular outside: "this is what bar rock bands should sound like. i just wish they would introduce themselves at the beginning so that people know who is playing."

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

did i post the same thing twice? eh, whatever. both the sunburned and magik markers set are up in there. you miss the depth and loudness but still pretty good footage.

scott seward, Thursday, 24 March 2016 12:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks for kicking this off, Drugs!

I've been quiet, but have been listening. I haven't been especially inspired by a lot yet, but these are worth noting:

Blood Ceremony - Lord Of Misrule
Out tomorrow, I'm enjoying this more on first listens than their other albums, with more of a garage psych influence from the likes of Uncle Acid.

Witchcraft - Nucleus
One of my favorite bands, though for the first time I'm less enthusiastic about some of their longer cuts, despite liking the idea of a more psych prog direction in theory.

Motorpsycho - Here Be Monsters
My favorite Norwegian psych proggers haven't gone wrong in their last half dozen albums.

Psychic Lemon - Psychic Lemon
Excellent new psych band from Cambridge with some kosmische and prog bits:

Electric Eye - Different Sun
Norwegian psych/kosmische/space rock, highly recommended:

Spidergawd - III
From the Motorpsycho camp, but more rockin' hard psych along the lines of Monster Magnet. All three albums available in a box set.

Mondo Drag - The Occultation Of Light
Their self-titled was out just last year but was recorded a couple years earlier before half the band joined The Blues Pills. This is a good progression with the current touring band:

Doug Tuttle - It Calls On Me
Former Mmoss man's psych pop can be pretty light, airy and jangly at times, but live his guitar solos have amazing Television-like guitar tones.

Others worth hearing - Mountain Witch, Greenleaf, The KVB, Mars Red Sky, Sunflower Bean, Quilt. Coming up, The Golden Grass, Suuns, Messenger, Valley Of The Sun, Purson, Electric Citizen, The Myrrors, Goatess and Wo Fat. No release dates but coming, Lola Colt, Spirits of the Dead, Syd Arthur, Troubled Horse, Wolf People.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 24 March 2016 17:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Did anyone make it to the Cosmosis fest? It had more bands I'm interested in than the entire Roadburn lineup, which I'll be going to next month.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 24 March 2016 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Right on, fastnbulbous! I haven't been able to curate this thread like I'd hoped, but I did check out the new Sula Bassana album, Shipwrecked. It's ok, different from Dark Days , which I liked quite a bit. It's still spacerock, with expanded song lengths, but this is more synth-driven kismiche, with nary a guitar in sight. But...I only kind of like it. It did remind me of last year's great Ozric Tentacles album, but it's way more linear, and so isn't as weirdly over-stimulating. It's also nowhere near as interested in 90s Pure Moods-style New Age-y faux-world music. But it does bring a lot of vintage instruments, and a lot I f soacey ambience, so it was worth the listen.

Album streaming here, if you want to hear for yourself:

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 25 March 2016 12:30 (two years ago) Permalink

*a lot of spacey ambience, that shd read...

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 25 March 2016 12:31 (two years ago) Permalink

I built a playlist (90% of which is fastnbulbous tbh) and here it is

ILM'S Rolling Stoner-Psych Thread 2016

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Forks what gives you the right? J/K :)

calstars, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 18:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Mars Red Sky - Apex III
Third LP from this French band, some really cool riffs in there (like on Alien Grounds / Apex III and Under the Hood)

A track from the deluxe edition: Shot in Providence

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:39 (two years ago) Permalink

oops, didn't see that it had been mentioned above

anyway, it's good

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Wednesday, 30 March 2016 20:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Listening to new Hexvessel right now--When We Are Death--and it's surprisingly in debt to classic rock influences. A lit of good people repped for their first two albums, but even though I gave them both shots, I remember very little about either. This seems, I think, a bit more dynamic. The song posted here is pretty representative of the album; the temptation arises to crack that it's like an Interpol fixated upon the Doors instead of Joy Division, but that's imprecise, if only because the singer sounds more like a goth Gary Puckett than Jim Morrison, at least to me...

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 9 April 2016 22:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Release date for new Lola Colt has been announced. Not sure what to think about the brief snippets of mysic featured therein

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 10 April 2016 12:52 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm going to Roadburn on Thursday but not really acquainted with any of the acts playing there - anyone by any chance know a good podcast that might introduce me to the program? (don't have smartphone so can't use the Spotify list is no good when I'm travelling..)

niels, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Also, if any ilxors are there might be fun to meet up! Today I'll be working at the Hi-Fi Klubben stand talking about turntables. I go by my dn.

niels, Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:44 (two years ago) Permalink

Bummer, I totally didn't see this, I was at Roadburn, and I did make a mix of some of the bands I was getting acquainted with.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Cool piece

calstars, Thursday, 28 April 2016 01:07 (two years ago) Permalink

xp lol! maybe next year

cool piece

niels, Friday, 29 April 2016 11:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Loving it:

January 7th 2015

1. "Opening Medley"
Last Train Home -> (Pat Metheny)
Live At L'Esco --> (Sugar Boys)
Dad Beating Up Dudes Downtown (Orlando, 1992)
Black Sea
2. Tio Minuter --> (Pärson Sound)

1. May The Circle Be Unbroken --> (Spacemen 3)
1953 Blue Boogie Children --> (Sonny Sharrock & The Savages)
Miks & Lomix
Reva Pop
2. Yo A.J.J.Hess
3. Rodas 1916
4. Skyline --> (Pharaoh Overlord)
Olde Feelings
5. Hymn Our Garden
Midnite Cobras
Welsh Souper
6. "Encore"
Portobello Road
My Favorite Things
A Whale of A Tale

Recorded by Andy White
January 7th 2015
at Dux Live
Christchurch, New Zealand

Hadrian VIII, Friday, 29 April 2016 11:17 (two years ago) Permalink

i forgot about those guys. i'll have to check that out

dynamicinterface, Friday, 29 April 2016 12:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Playlist updated for April.

ILM'S Rolling Stoner-Psych Thread 2016

ulysses, Saturday, 30 April 2016 18:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Hey fastnbulbous, you listen ti the Heron Oblivion album yet? Ex-members of Comets on Fire getting together with Meg Baird, whose band Espers I'm not very familiar with, but whose voice has a little bit of a Sandy Denny lilt to it. Anyways, they join forces to make what sounds to me like a witchier Bardo Pond. Probably one of my favorite things I've heard this year so far...

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 2 May 2016 15:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Full album youtube here

Stoner Gabbneb & the Cocoon of Cluelessness (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 2 May 2016 15:59 (two years ago) Permalink

I did listen to the Heron Oblivion when it came out and it should push all the right buttons, but for some reason it sank down in my playlist. I will revisit! Bright Curse - Before The Shore is kind of meat n potatoes stoner psych, but a few tracks are grabbing me. I'm kind of fatigued by the massive output of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard but am listening to new one now. I'm going to work on writing something about the Purson and Electric Citizen albums soon.

Boogarins are a Brazilian psych band, a bit of a chill Tame Impala vibe with touches of prog. They're opening up for Dungen on current tour, I'm thinking of seeing them on the 15th.

A fun older discovery, Chilean surf/blues psych band The Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane from 2010:

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 5 May 2016 13:41 (two years ago) Permalink

The Boogarins are enjoyable. Can hear a bit of Unknown Mortal Orchestra guitar tones and even chording.

calstars, Monday, 9 May 2016 00:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I can hear that. Looking forward to seeing Boogarins and Dungen on Sunday. The Radiohead album could almost fit in this thread with some of its psych folk leanings!

Kikagaku Moyo - House In The Tall Grass - Out on Friday. At first I felt the mellow psych folk was a bit slight, but it's grown on me. The longer tracks ("Green Sugar," "Silver Owl," "Trad") offer some guitar freakouts eventually.

Causa Sui - Return To Sky - There's always a danger of my getting bored with instrumental jams, but Causa Sui always offers gorgeous tones, lush textures and subtle jazz/prog complexity. This might be my favorite of their sizeable discography. Destined to be an underdog as usual.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity - The neverending album loop concept is gimmicky, but I love the furious garage punk energy they bring to this in comparison with other recent albums. There's also a bit of a Mahavishnu Orchestra feel to it.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 17:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Mythic Sunship - Ouroboros - New labelmates on Causa Sui's Danish El Paraiso label, also out Friday. I haven't heard all of it yet, but comparisons to Amon Düül II, Earthless, Guru Guru, Travellin’ Flower Band are promising. For some reason only LP is available on Forced Exposure site, no CD.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Lol this stuff is looking great

nintenderizer (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 21:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Kawabata Makoto & Baisong Wu - "Base Chamber"

ejemplo (crüt), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

the pickup at the beginning sounds like Nick Drake – "Which Will"

ejemplo (crüt), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

That's nice!

calstars, Saturday, 21 May 2016 10:06 (two years ago) Permalink

I like the new Cosmic Dead album, Rainbowhead . Alternates between their trademark hard-drving cosmic highway music and more weird synth-y passages that almost remind me of the last Kemialliset Ystavat album

nintenderizer (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 22 May 2016 01:23 (two years ago) Permalink

saw Kikagaku Moyo live saturday and they were stellar, highly recommend catching a show if possible, very joyous, lots of smiling in the audience

cd also v good

niels, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:34 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Boogarins were a blast live, highly recommend seeing them.

JoeStork, Friday, 17 June 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Cavern of Antimatter can hardly be considered 'rock' but their album has a p great kraut edge and wouldve fit in with a lot of the psych & prog stuff that I loved from last year

gate crimes legislation (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 18 June 2016 02:29 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Comet Control are BACK!

imago, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

And they're sounding awesome :D

imago, Tuesday, 5 July 2016 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Whoa, just read that Sun Dial have a new record out! Didn't realize they were still around. Only saw this minutes ago but if I were the list-making type I'd want to hear it before making one.

Only clip I've found so far:

early rejecter, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 05:06 (one year ago) Permalink

playlist is updated.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Sunday, 4 December 2016 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

You might want to update that playlist one more time, lots of stuff to discover here from my man Simon Delic (though half aren't on Spotify):

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 5 December 2016 16:53 (one year ago) Permalink

25 Essential Psych Albums 2016 (presented here in no order or preference)

Stockholm Maraton by Kungens Män (Adansonia Records)
Helios Rising by Moths and Locusts (NoiseAgonyMayhem Records/ Sunmask Records)
The Hermit by Surya Kris Peters (Electric Magic Records)
Soy Dios by Dead Sea Apes (Cardinal Fuzz/ Sky Lantern Records)
Lost Chants/ Last Chance by Kandodo/ McBain (Rooster Rock Records)
Black Hill Transmitter by Black Hill Transmitter (FSOL)
House In The Tall Grass by Kikagaku Moyo (GuruGuru Brain Records)
Heron Oblivion by Heron Oblivion (Sub Pop Records)
In God’s Creation by Nudity (Cardinal Fuzz)
Karma Suture by Fungal Abyss (Adansonia Records)
KURO by KURO (Rocket Recordings)
Phantom of Liberty by Camera (Bureau B)
Ouroboros by Mythic Sunship (El Paraiso Records)
Zement: Werk by Zement (Sunhair Records)
Phantamonium by Hotel Wrecking City Traders (Evil Hoodoo)
Magnetic North by Vert:x/ Dead Sea Apes/ Blown Out/ Earthling Society (Drone Rock Records)
Monographic by The Oscillation (All Time Low Records/ Hands in the Dark Records)
Moral Machine by Colonel Petrov’s Good Judgement (Moral Machine Records)
Magnetic Seasons by Mugstar (Rock Action Records)
JuJu by JuJu (Sunrise Ocean Bender)
Mantra Music by Megaritual (White Dwarf Rock)
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol Box Set (Birdman Sound Records/ Cardinal Fuzz)
Body Cults by Narcosatanicos (Bad Afro Records)
Entranced Earth by Myrrors (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Strange Pleasures by Dreamtime (Cardinal Fuzz/ Sky Lantern Records/ TYM Guitars)

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 5 December 2016 16:55 (one year ago) Permalink

will come back to all this in the end o' year round up!

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Monday, 5 December 2016 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

New Gulp single (Guto Pryce from SFA and Lindsey Leven) produced by Luke Abbott.

afriendlypioneer, Sunday, 11 December 2016 17:58 (one year ago) Permalink


Fastnbulbous, Monday, 12 December 2016 16:09 (one year ago) Permalink

The last I heard of Arthur Brown, around the turn of the century, he was a music therapist in Austin. Reportedly, he wrote songs with clients.

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN Announces First US Tour In Nearly Five Decades

After a highlight performance at Psycho Las Vegas 2016, hugely influential UK heavy psychedelic progressive eccentrics THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN announces their 2017 Zim Zam Zim tour marking their first run of live performances since 1969.

The God Of Hellfire himself, Arthur Brown, will be celebrating fifty years since releasing the debut single "Devil's Grip," which helped shape the British and worldwide psychedelic movement. Pushing theatrics to their dystopian hellscape limits would earn Brown acolytes in everyone from David Bowie and Alice Cooper to Kiss, Marilyn Manson, and Lady Gaga to the entire genre of black metal, and his influence continues to spread today.

"The last time I toured the US with THE CRAZY WORLD was early 1969," Brown confirms. "It was our third tour there. At the time, the band had been headlining massive festivals, alongside Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jefferson Airplane, and other top attractions of the time. Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper were still only mildly famous, somewhere down the bill."

Zim Zam Zim takes its name from THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN's latest album, released in 2014. They'll be joined on this landmark trip by Ohio rockers Electric Citizen, and shows will feature generational sonic offspring like White Hills, Acid King, Pallbearer, Danava, and Jex Thoth.

Psycho Entertainment Presents:
2/15/2017 Regent Theater - Los Angeles, CA [tickets] w/ White Hills
2/16/2017 Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Las Vegas, NV [tickets] w/ White Hills
2/17/2017 Slims - San Francisco, CA [tickets] w/ Acid King
2/18/2017 Star Theater - Portland, OR [tickets] w/ Danava
2/21/2017 Reggie's - Chicago, IL [tickets]
2/23/2017 Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY [tickets]
2/24/2017 Barracuda - Austin, TX [tickets] w/ Pallbearer
2/25/2017 Barracuda - Austin, TX [tickets] w/ Acid King, Jex Thoth

dow, Monday, 12 December 2016 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

fnb: five of your top six records in the "Desert/Fuzz/Stoner Rock" contain roman numerals. is this just an inherent quality of the genre?

seriously though i did really like that psychic lemon record. so much so that i don't even mind there's goddamn flute all over it.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Monday, 12 December 2016 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

They must all be paying tribute to Chicago ;)

Looking forward to that Arthur Brown show at Reggie's! With Khemmis and Truckfighters in January, it's going to be a good winter for shows just a mile down the street from me.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 13 December 2016 05:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Here's the Stoner Hive slow roll so far. Yes, with the ties, 13 should be next, but Stoner Hive universe runs on it's own logic ;)

20 The Re-Stoned – Reptiles Return
19 Komatsu – Recipe For Murder One
18 Baroness – Purple
17 Mos Generator – Abyssinia
16 Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)
16 Baby Woodrose – Freedom


15 Gojira - Magma
15 Black Rainbows – Stellar Prophecy

After the amazing Baby Woodrose and stunning Mars Red Sky albums featured on Number 16 we once again find two bands on Number 15. One of which was definitely not expected! So, let’s start with that one first. For we definitely recognized its glory and merit, it’s just that this kind of metal isn’t featured a lot on the HiVe. Sure, one could always claim this French band to be a weird kind of lovechild of bands such as Meshuggah, Neurosis and Mastodon. And that the band has been drifting ever forward towards its own sound. A strange amalgam of prog, death and math metal. And all of that, in a very open and hopeful way. And listening to this record again, while writing this, it immediately proves why all you freaks out there voted for it. It is universally good and an album that transcends boundaries. The Italians however, who received the same amount of points for the 2016 Top 20 Countdown are ofcourse definitely meant to be on it. Expected even, probably. Right? For every one of us heavy rock lovers dug their former album. The one released last year and which ended on Number 5 of the Top 20. This time around the trio aim their fuzzy electric blues for the stars and riff out a new prophecy for themselves. Much more esoteric and grandiose and less meant to this earth or this time. This is meant for the ages and to live on forever!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 19 December 2016 14:17 (one year ago) Permalink

14 Truckfighters – V
14 Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree

We jumped a few points here and there the past positions to reach Number 15 featuring Gojira and Black Rainbows. But now we jump another ten points to reach place Number 14 which is, once again, occupied by two bands. Swedes and Brits. One of them delivering their debut (full-sized) album this year while the other one came out swinging with their fifth. Everyone loves those Swedes and seeing them live will only make you love them more. Their stage antics and wild shows are always highly entertaining. You can count on them to show you a good time. With their fifth album they even managed to outdo their former album that reached Number 8 back in 2014. And they managed to outdo themselves, turning their wild no nonsense stoner rock into something much more adventurous. Which took quite a few fans to take slowly to their new album. But once the coin dropped, they were ofcourse once again victorious! The Brits rode high on the Doom Charts for four months straight. And rightfully so, their debut album is so chuck full of swing and groove, so densely packed with melodies and songwriting skill, you almost forget about the high intensity desert rock and blues roots that fuels it all. Riff upon riff and hymn upon hymn…

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 19 December 2016 23:33 (one year ago) Permalink

13 Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil

Will Number 14 which featured Truckfighters and Elephant Tree be the last position with two bands? Or can we count on more albums getting the exact amount of votes? Well, on Number 13 we find just one. And one alone. Well, ofcourse the man did receive some help from some weird punky friends. But, the man has been reaching the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown with each album he has released in the years the Countdown has been running. So, since 2009 that is. Reaching Number 7 in 2010 and Number 3 in 2014. O’ and let’s not forget about the band he was a part of back in 2013, which reached all the way to Number 1 thanks to 61 of you voters out there. He was ofcourse also part of the band that started everything and is without a doubt the one master and guru of the laidback desert scene. The new record just proves it all over again. It contains universal truths and sundried tones, raw and edgy on some moments, funky and soulful on others and always warm, windswept and dusty. And above all much more bluesy and with an intense groove. The Tao cannot be articulated with mere words. But the man has found the right amount of music to do it with…

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 20 December 2016 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

A couple newer discoveries.

The Early Years - II (Sonic Cathedral) - Ten years after their debut, shoegaze evolves into gleaming Kosmische and post-punk/post-rock minimalism.

The Urges – Time Will Pass (Mersol) - Dublin garage psych band, also takes nearly a decade to follow up their debut, this one evolving from raw Sonics style garage to something influenced by Love/Zombies/Pretty Things. On "Echoes Softly" they even measure up to one of my favorites, Hidden Masters. Not on Spotify or Bandcamp, I ordered the CD.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 06:10 (one year ago) Permalink

12 Holy Serpent – Temples
12 Curse The Son – Isolator

Of course Mr. Bjork always makes this list. Responsible for so much, and we’ve just been loving so much of the music he has been putting out over the years. And Tao Of The Devil on Number 13 was no exception! But we do jump a lot of points again to head over to Number 12. Where we, yes, find once again, two bands! Two albums that have been riding high on the Doom Charts. Lysergic rock soundscapes are pouring out of the majestic fuzz viscera’s of this album with sluggish fury and so they stun the senses, numb the body and intoxicate the brain with their abysmal doom aura and thanks to the rich talents of this trio, who sprinkle their grandiose heavy sound with hazy sludge touches and almost imperceptibly grunge hues and funk timbres that accentuate their muggy stoner aesthetics, we are offered an extremely heavy and almost irresistible album of high stoner/doom quality. Yes, that’s what Lyk from Phantasmagoria wrote back in April for our Doom Chart. And Clint from Hand Of Doom wrote this: In scenes, reminiscent of the progression between the first and second albums from Elder you will bear witness to a band raising the stakes in crafting their own sound – heavy and oozing with melody, unexpected twists and surging riffs, searing wah soaked solos and that mile-thick guitar tone has so much bite, incredible… The album seems to slow down and get heavier with each track… And both were right on the money! So, let’s curse the serpent and isolate our temples!

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

not to derail at all but i think this might be the thread for this, late contender for a top 10 of 2016- described as bardo pond playing live/dead... i love it

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 22 December 2016 02:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Oooh Ive been meaning to check out the new Desmadradoes

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 22 December 2016 04:18 (one year ago) Permalink

what else would you recommend? this is my first listen

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 22 December 2016 04:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I was kind of into Interpenetrating Dimensional Express . It fit right in with a lot of other stuff I was listening to in 2014

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 22 December 2016 06:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Not derailing, everyone please post. If all anyone really wants here are Grateful Dead style space jams, someone should make a list! I did a Space Rock list that touches on it -

Space Rock
01. Eye – Vision & Ageless Light (Lasers Edge) | Bandcamp
02. Moths & Locusts – Helios Rising (Noiseagonymayhem ) | Bandcamp
03. Saturnia – The Real High (Elekrohasch) | Buy
04. Black Rainbows – Stellar Prophecy (Heavy Psych) | Bandcamp
05. Nudity – Nudity Is God’s Creation (Cardinal Fuzz) | Bandcamp
06. Mugstar – Magnetic Sessions (Rock Action)
07. The Myrrors – Entranced Earth (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond) | Bandcamp
08. The Spacelords – Liquid Sun (Tonzonen) | Bandcamp
09. The Cosmic Dead – Rainbowhead (Paradigm) | Bandcamp
10. Mythic Sunship – Ouroboros (El Paraiso)
11. Hotel Wrecking City Traders – Phantamonium (Evil Hoodoo) | Bandcamp
12. Tranquonauts – Tranquonauts (La Bare)
13. Electric Eye – Different Sun (Jansen Plateproduksjon) | Bandcamp

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 23 December 2016 16:28 (one year ago) Permalink

11 Wretch - Wretch

A band that names itself after the first album of the band that started everything has some gigantic balls. Yes, we just assume they did that. Of course it also means miserable and unhappy. And we know it might also be because of the background of loss. But hey, let's assume for a moment that is was because of the godfather band, okay? And then naming your debut album after it as well, well, you’d better prove you are worth it. And they do. Beating the bands on Number 12 with a handful of points they received votes from many of you freaks out there. Doom metal, stoner rock and the gravity of loss. There is so much drama hidden in this record it seeps out with every riff and every guitar color. Born out of the demise of The Gates Of Slumber and born out of the loss of a close friend, the new power trio moves through seven tracks that memorize all the goodness of doom, heavy rock and the world of fuzz. Raw, heavy and emotional. Once again, we must state with a heavy heart that so much great stuff has to be born out of loss and good things coming to an end…

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 23 December 2016 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

10 Sinister Haze – Laid Low in the Dust of Death
10 Geezer – Geezer

And now, entering the Top 10, we once again find two bands occupying that same spot. I guess there were just too many albums released in 2016 that were so freaking good! And yes, once again only a few points above Number 11 and both very different animals. One of them delivering one of the best cosmic stoner blues albums of the year and the other high octane psychedelic heaviness. Yet also very alike. Both of them lead the Doom Charts at one point and both of them have this outlaw quality to their music. You know, the soundtrack to a marauding herd speeding down the middle of the highway, tense for action, long hair in the wind, beards and bandanas flapping. Riffs that shine like filthy chrome and vocalists that run flat out through the eye of a beer can and up your daughter’s leg with no quarter asked and none given. Indeed, two bands that are here to show the squares some class and give’m a whiff of those kicks they’ll never know…

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 23 December 2016 19:39 (one year ago) Permalink

great lists! really enjoying the lucid dreams right now and looking forward to checking out more stuff

global tetrahedron, Friday, 23 December 2016 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

1. SubRosa, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages
2. Mars Red Sky, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul)
3. Gozu, Revival
4. Asteroid, III
5. Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil
6. Greenleaf, Rise Above the Meadow
7. Wight, Love is Not Only What You Know
8. King Buffalo, Orion
9. Wo Fat, Midnight Cometh
10. Slomatics, Future Echo Returns
11. Mos Generator, Abyssinia
12. Elephant Tree, Elephant Tree
13. Zun, Burial Sunrise
14. Hexvessel, When We are Death
15. Fatso Jetson, Idle Hands
16. EYE, Vision and the Ageless Light
17. Geezer, Geezer
18. Baby Woodrose, Freedom
19. Conan, Revengeance
20. Neurosis, Fires Within Fires
21. Curse the Son, Isolator
22. The Golden Grass, Coming Back Again
23. Borracho, Atacama
24. Black Rainbows, Stellar Prophecy
25. 1000mods, Repeated Exposure To…
25a. Egypt, Endless Flight
26. Foghound, The World Unseen
27. Beelzefuzz, The Righteous Bloom
28. Droids Attack, Sci-Fi or Die
29. Comet Control, Center of the Maze
30. Talmud Beach, Chief
31. Blaak Heat, Shifting Mirrors
32. Truckfighters, V
33. West, Space & Love, Vol. II
34. Seedy Jeezus with Isaiah Mitchell, Tranquonauts
35. Yawning Man, Historical Graffiti
36. Causa Sui, Return to Sky
37. Vokonis, Olde One Ascending
38. Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Phantomonium
39. The Wounded Kings, Visions in Bone
40. It’s Not Night: It’s Space, Our Birth is but a Sleep and a Forgetting
41. Beastwars, The Death of all Things
42. Naxatras, II
43. Holy Grove, Holy Grove
44. Worshipper, Shadow Hymns
45. Wretch, Wretch
46. Colour Haze, Live Vol. I: Europa Tournee 2015
47. Zaum, Eidolon
48. Bellringer, Jettison
49. Young Hunter, Young Hunter
50. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Y Proffwyd Dwyll

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 24 December 2016 07:18 (one year ago) Permalink

9 Dunsmuir – Dunsmuir

We pass Geezer and Sinister Haze on Number 10 with five points to reach the band on Number 9. An album, I must confess, that only pulled me in after the new listening sessions started when I saw the votes come in. Man, how could this have passed me by when it was released back in July. Seventies inspired hard rock with heavy metal colors and stoner trucking. And yes, it surely reminds of The Company Band and even Clutch. But then we know why, don’t we? Just as it has some Fu Manchu takes here and there and faster paced Sabbath song rhythms. And there’s a simple reason for that as well. Yes. If ever there was a supergroup, it is this. I just can’t fathom why the album did not grab me right away back then. Cause it did now. But then again, this also happened with Graveyard’s Hisingen Blues back in 2011, which became my favorite album of the year very fast after that. And these cats are now doing the very same thing! It should have been higher on the list! Or did this happen to a lot of you freaks out there? It should have been higher! But that’s just my opinion… My late to the party opinion…

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 24 December 2016 15:10 (one year ago) Permalink

01. Geezer – Geezer
02. Cough – Still They Prey
03. Truckfighters – V
04. Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree
05. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil
06. Haast's Eagled – II: For Mankind
07. Slomatics –Future Echo Returns
08. Slow Green Thing – II
09. Slabdragger – Rise Of The Dawncrusher
10. Kvelertak – Nattesferd
11. Holy Serpent – Temples
12. House Of Lightning – House Of Lightning
13. Comacozer – Astra Planeta
14. Demonauta – Tierra Del Fuego
15. Year Of The Cobra – In The Shadows Below
16. Conan – Revengeance
17. Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)
18. Vokonis – Olde One Ascending
19. High Fighter – Scars & Crosses
20. Domkraft - The End Of Electricity
21. Greenleaf – Meadow
22. Borracho – Atacama
23. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
24. Sourvein – Aquatic Occult
25. Megatherium – Superbeast

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 24 December 2016 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

8 Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh

Dunsmuir on Number 9, has been on repeat ever since our renewed acquaintance. And with a definite moment of pain we move on to the next band. But only for a moment ofcourse. For the cats on Number 8 have been riding high on the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown with many of their earlier releases, and it was only logical this one would make it as well. Number 1 in 2014. Number 13 in 2012. Number 8 in 2009 and now once again in 2016. Swampedelic as ever, it is their blues rock based heavy psychedelic doom and stoner metal sounds that we simply can’t live without. It is heavier, darker and doomier than ever before. But just as epic and just as grand. There is absolutely nothing wrong with his album or out of place. Or perhaps, perhaps, track two should have opened the record. Cause it shines through like a true mission statement. ‘We live by the old ways, we know what came before. Build ourselves a purple haze. We are the Riffborn’. Right on! It’s all happening man. It’s all happening!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 26 December 2016 18:26 (one year ago) Permalink

7 Witchcraft - Nucleus

The fat ass Wo Fat album Midnight Cometh made it to Number 8 of the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown of 2016. We have already passed so many good albums. What hell is still to come? Well, on Number 7 we find an album released early this year. An album by a band that made the Number One spot before and has always inspired controversy among fans. Sixteen points above Wo Fat we find a band that has been doing so since their inception sixteen years ago. Wow, how’s that for poetic justice. Well, new members a plenty and with only the man responsible for forming the band back in 2000 as the only member of old around, they continue the sound of their 2012 album. But everyone must be pleased with its more organic take on that sound and the darker and doomier approach. And judging from the amount of votes, the solos, the furious backbeats, the stoner breakdowns, the psychedelic minimalism, the doomed march, the long winded stretch and all else that surrounds and whirls around the core of this album has struck a chord with everyone out there. And, if this album has not really turned you on, maybe their next will, cause they don’t go around repeating themselves…

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 05:23 (one year ago) Permalink

6 Egypt – Endless Flight
6 Wasted Theory – Defenders Of The Riff

And there we find two bands, one was released on my birthday in December 2015 and the other at the end of October 2016. Oh, yes, another band from December making the list and this high even! But then again, it was to be expected, cause the album soar high in the beginning of 2016. It lead the Doom Charts in fact and the other band this as well towards the end of the year. So, it’s definitely logical to find these two cracking our flights or riffs together. Smooth, warming blues metal, hard rock and swampy doom-tinged psychedelic vistas that enchant with their majestic jams! And that’s just the first album we mentioned. The second one is different creature but big on riffs for sure. In fact, they make a statement about being guardians of the guitar magic and they surely are. Stoner metal trucking that just keeps unloading riff upon riff, getting fatter and heftier as you drive along. Infusing their love for the riffs with your heart and soul, becoming like them protectors of that charm as well. Standing with them, flag in hand, on that hill, fighting off all oncomers to defend what we all hold so dear…

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 06:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Cough - Still They Pray

Egypt and Wasted Theory, two great bands with seriously amazing albums occupying the Number 6 position. But at Number 5 we find only one and one alone. For after Number 6 come the serious jumps. Before this spot, every position we moved up was with one point, five points, a few more or even twenty five. But now, we make a gigantic leap of a hundred and fifteen points. That’s right, everyone in the top five was voted miles ahead of the rest of the field by 76 sent in lists. 76 of you lovely freaks out there thought the 21 albums we already visited were the finest of the fine. But all of you, who voted, reckoned the following were even better! So... Six years had passed since their former album. This one being a meticulous deconstruction of their feedback driven melodies. No hope on the horizon, just an endless barrage of pessimistic riffs and tortured grooves. Yes, mostly low tempo, high distortion terrorism. Drugged out thrash and warbled blues odes. Bone chilling, hair raising and blood curdling. And even if there is no hope left and no green light on the horizon… Still, they pray…

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 22:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Call moonship journey to baja; Egypt placed

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

4 Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management

As mentioned when we showed Cough on Number 5, every one of the bands we now encounter got way more votes than the rest below. So we jump another fifty points to reach the next cats. A band I saw live this year in a setting you would not quite believe. Okay, so it was right after Roadburn. That might explain part of it. Okay, it was in my birth town, a dusty hell hole in the south of the Netherlands. But still… Well, besides their own friends, relatives and crew, there were about five to ten people in the audience. Incredible. We pulled up barstools and set tables in front of the stage and settled down for a night filled with a truckload of beer and a band that was allowed to do whatever they wanted. And they did. With a vocalist suffering from some throat issues, they still managed to enchant and make those few freaks sitting on their stools go crazy. With their heavy nodding to Sabbath, their version of doom metal, doom rock and occult sounding heavy rock and stoner curveballs they made the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown before. Number 16 back in 2013. But this one is so much better than that debut effort, we can surely say the Devil visited Sweden again to gather up a few new souls. And we can pretty much state with conviction that he is now the new manager of this heavy quartet!

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 29 December 2016 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

3 Asteroid – III

We enter the Top 3 by jumping twenty six points from Goatess on Number 4. The bronze medal so to speak. And ofcourse, the album title also hints at the third position, so it is, once again, a fine example of poetic justice. It is also a fine example of a highly natural take on a space rock adventure that has only a tiny amount of cosmic radiation glowing over all that psychedelic goodness, stoner trucking and seventies fuzz extraordinaire. In fact, that voidian sounds could also be attributed to the progressive nature of all the compositions. Or as Tony Van Dorston of Fast N Bulbous stated on the Doom Charts, where they were a definite fixture for a couple of months straight: “They revel in the natural sounds of their instruments, letting the bass and drum interplay flow with a virtuosic groove that has more in common with the most accomplished classic rock than scruffy underground fuzz heads. They sparingly unleash the fuzz effects, most notably on ‘Wolf & Snake,’ giving me a fond flashback to Sungrazer. The album ends with a bang with “Mr. Strange,” chock full of changes from guitar harmonies to space jams and “whoa whoa” vocals. The record should seal the trio’s spot in the top tier of heavy rock bands, not just in Sweden, but the world.” And we simply could not agree more. A definite spot among the top tier in the world and a definite spot among the best records in my house. So, on the Third Spot on The Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown of 2016 we find…

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 30 December 2016 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

free In Gowan Ring release ( I think it's a sampler?)

sleeve, Friday, 30 December 2016 22:14 (one year ago) Permalink

I know its way late in the game, and this album came out in Jan. but holy ctap this Haikai No Ku album is the business! On some kind of Loop-meets-Goslings tip!

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 31 December 2016 02:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Ok lol it's not streaming there

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 31 December 2016 02:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Doom Charts Best of 2016

“There is not much mental distance between a feeling of having been screwed and the ethic of total retaliation, or at least the kind of random revenge that comes with outraging the public decency.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

A snide dig at the current state of the world. But that is all you will get from us here. For you have come to the right place, acolytes of the Apocalypse. This is Doom Charts, a global collective of bloggers, journalists, album reviewers, podcasters and radio show hosts with their fingers on the pulse of the heavy underground. Each month, our fellow heavy rock fiends submit their picks for the best new doom, sludge, metal, stoner and psychedelic rock albums. The results are compiled and tabulated into a chart. This month however they’ve sent their top picks of the entire doomed year of 2016. Yes, the Doom Charts have a final say about all those great albums released in the twelve past months…

First off we thank all the bands for releasing all that great music we find on the list and we say thanks for the ones that delivered equally impressive music that unfortunately just fell short of making this final Doom Chart list. Secondly, a thanks goes out to everyone working on the chart and everyone out there keeping the underground scene so vibrant. That means you, you silly bugger reading this. For everyone buying the records, cd’s, downloads, shirts, visiting the festivals and concerts, and wanting more of that good stuff over and over makes sure this thing we’ve got here can grow and continue to blossom into the most beautiful monster it can be…

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2016 14:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2016 14:51 (one year ago) Permalink

2 1000Mods – Repeated Exposure To...

nd now we jump another forty-seven points for the Silver Medal on Number 2. Indeed, forty-seven points to reach they sun bleached tones and dried out fuzz. A band that made the 13th position of the Stoner HiVe Top 20 Countdown of 2011 with their soundtrack to a super vacation. This one exposes your over and over to a truckload of fantastic riffs, fine arcs, vistas and unquestionable good hooks. Every one of the eight tracks on this record are filled to the brim with those amazing riffs and hooks, interspersed here and there with some psychedelic freak outs, bluesy solos or droning guitars. Add to this the wild bass work and intense drumming and we have a legendary album in the making. And if that isn’t enough to fulfill that prophecy we have vocal lines that are exactly, smack dab, in the middle of the mix and precisely right. Some might claim that continuous, repetitive contact with music and message could be viewed as brainwashing and mind control. Well, I don’t believe that. I do believe in this quartet. Completely and utterly! “We are the Gods, the kings of nowhere…” They are Gods alright. Greek gods, and we will worship them as they rightfully should be. By everyone!

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 31 December 2016 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

(Hey thx fnb for finding that link)

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 31 December 2016 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink

1 Greenleaf – Rise Above The Meadow

There can be only one. A 1000Mods stood firm on Second Place. But to reach our Gold Medalist, the Numero Uno, the one true legendary album of 2016, we almost have to double the amount of points of the 1000Mods album Repeated Exposure To… Incredible! And something I had not expected. Not because of some form of doubt about this album or this band. Cause they were ofcourse also present on the Countdown before, on Number 9 back in 2014 and Number 14 in 2012. But because there were so many great albums released this year. I reckoned the field would have been much closer together. I, have to say, to some shame perhaps, that I had not recognized the status and amazing beauty of this album. In former years I knew, as everyone probably did, that Elder would win. Or Wo Fat or even Electric Wizard. But while I kept listening to this album over and over and enjoying every freaking riff and moment of it. I had not recognized it’s true quality. I do now. And it will continue to be pure energy for me from this moment on. Righteous fuel. And I need fuel. I am a serious consumer. And I am a firm believer, that on some nights, when the moon is full, and the animals are on the prowl, a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles with the right kind of music very loud on the radio… And yes, this album will make it run even faster and even further…

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 1 January 2017 14:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Stoner Hive

1. Greenleaf - Rise Above The Meadow
2. 1000mods – Repeated Exposure To…
3. Asteroid – III
4. Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management
5. COUGH – Still They Pray
6. Egypt - Doom – Endless Flight & Wasted Theory – Defenders Of The Riff
7. Witchcraft – Nucleus
8. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
9. DUNSMUIR – Dunsmuir
10. Sinister Haze – Laid Low in the Dust of Death & Geezer – Geezer
11. Wretch – Wretch
12. Holy Serpent – Temples & Curse the Son – Isolator
13. Brant Bjork – Tao Of The Devil
14. Truckfighters– V & Elephant Tree – Elephant Tree
15. Gojira – Magma & BLACK RAINBOWS – Stellar Prophecy
16. Baby Woodrose – Freedom & Mars Red Sky – Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)
17. Mos Generator – Abyssinia
18. Baroness – Purple
19. Komatsu – Recipe For Murder One
20. The Re-Stoned – Reptiles Return

Doom Charts

31. MARS RED SKY – APEX III (Praise for the Burning Soul)

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Obelisk Readers

1. Wo Fat, Midnight Cometh (375 points)
2. Greenleaf, Rise Above the Meadow (368)
3. Elephant Tree, Elephant Tree (324)
4. Asteroid, III (302)
5. Brant Bjork, Tao of the Devil (295)
6. Gozu, Revival (274)
7. Neurosis, Fires Within Fires (253)
8. King Buffalo, Orion (244)
9. Mars Red Sky, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) (238)
10. Conan, Revengeance (232)
11. Cough, Still They Pray (228)
12. Holy Grove, Holy Grove (218)
13. SubRosa, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages (213)
14. Truckfighters, V (206)
15. Blood Ceremony, Lord of Misrule (200)
16. Khemmis, Hunted (192)
16. Red Fang, Only Ghosts (192)
17. Inter Arma, Paradise Gallows (181)
18. Witchcraft, Nucleus (174)
19. Opeth, Sorceress (173)
20. Church of Misery, And then there Were None (159)

Honorable mention to:
Causa Sui, Return to Sky (157)
Goatess, II: Purgatory Under New Management (157)
Black Mountain, IV (148)
Mos Generator, Abyssinia (144)
Wretch, Wretch (140)

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 1 January 2017 15:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Man I need to listen to this Greenleaf album. I still really love this song of theirs from 2012.

U2 (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 1 January 2017 21:40 (one year ago) Permalink

11 Wretch - Wretch

A band that names itself after the first album of the band that started everything has some gigantic balls. Yes, we just assume they did that.

I assumed it was because the last GoS album was called The Wretch.

𝐌𝐀𝐁-BAM-O BAM A – 𝐔𝐒-H US SEIN-U.S.-UNITED STATES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Playlist is finalized; added several of those playlists though not all. Lots to listen to tho!

ILM'S Rolling Stoner-Psych Thread 2016 Spotify Playlist

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

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