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Alien Grays and Limpid Days: Rolling Stoner/Psych/Retro/Space Rock Thread 2017

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Don't ask me where that phrase came from. Anyway, wanted to kick it off with my latest piece for Bandcamp, because it was a profile of the Active Listener's great but now in-lower-gear blog:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/01/18/the-active-listener-bog-psych-interview/

As well as an excuse to talk about his stellar Bandcamp page with all the samplers:

https://theactivelistener.bandcamp.com/music

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah dug that excited to check out those samplers

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

Some really great stuff throughout, and so much of it too -- he did a fantastic job these past few years.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed the Rats

The inarguable proof is Feed The Rats, the overwhelming first album the band have created for Rocket Recordings - equal parts righteous repetition, bludgeoning brute force and Sabbathian squalor, its alchemical charge has the power to transform bleary-eyed abandon into small-hours revelation. This three-track, forty-minute monument of chaotic catharsis captures the everything-on-eleven spirit of the band’s live manifestation whilst adding a level of finesse and texture often less easily accessible in a dangerous haze of flying hair, discarded clothes and spilt premium lager. Channeling the grimy trip hazards of Monster Magnet’s ‘Spine Of God’ through a prism of kraut-derived repetition and Part Chimp style bloodymindedness, the resulting hallucinatory vortex appears constantly on the realm of breaking point.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 21:52 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ooooooohhhhhh

Drugs A. Money, Thursday, 26 January 2017 07:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh man that Pigs⁷ sounds good.

Has Here Lies Man been discussed? Obviously we're living in a post-Goat world now. Guitarist is a dude from Antibalas.

http://hereliesman.bandcamp.com/album/here-lies-man

And there's another song on Youtube worth checking out, "That Much Closer to Nothing."

Anthology of Literature's Finest Penis Descriptions (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 27 January 2017 09:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

nice

Dinsdale, Friday, 27 January 2017 14:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

This is absolutely not from 2017, but thought it might be of interest here.

From the description on Youtube:

"The earliest known case of musicians recording while under the effect of LSD from Los Angeles 1966. A pioneering aural kaleidoscope of shifting moods and complex atmospheres unlike anything done before and hardly since. Recorded at a time when psychedelic music did not yet exist as a genre. “LSD Underground 12” should rank as one of the greatest psychedelic music discoveries of the past 20 years. A pioneering acidhead sound unlike anything that came before it and hardly anything since...

Before there was psychedelic music, there was LSD Underground 12. Recorded under mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles in the Summer of 1966, this mind-blowing musical journey represents the earliest known case of musicians recording while under the effect of LSD. The result is a pioneering aural kaleidoscope of shifting moods and complex atmospheres unlike anything done before and hardly since. Recorded at a time when psychedelic music did not yet exist as a genre, it is not surprising that the music flows freely across genres, from eerie Middle Eastern desert moods and nocturnal west-coast jazz grooves into full-blown acid-rock guitar soloing, while the hallucinogenic tension is sustained and released through outbursts of piercing Avant Garde, Fluxic chaos and minimalist stasis. Sold briefly via mail-order, the 1966 record was only rumored to exist until Lysergia's recent research verified its existence. In view of its pioneering historical status and outstanding musical quality, "LSD Underground 12" should rank as one of the greatest psychedelic music discoveries of the past 20 years. A pioneering acidhead sound unlike anything that came before it and hardly anything since... a musical riddle rising from the psychedelic catacombs.

‘LSD Underground 12’ is a vinyl LP collection of rare lysergic tracks that were recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 1966. A Precursor to the psychedelic movement, ‘LSD Underground 12’ documents the earliest case of music being recorded by people under the kaleidoscopic effect of LSD, and it’s predictably mind-bending. It's ventured deeper into obscurity since its brief initial release, but with the help of Lysergia’s extensive research, it is now getting the deluxe treatment it deserves. With its pioneering historical status, ‘LSD Underground 12’ s a must-have for any psychedelia fanatic."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz5zZPWHqKg

I would compare it to very early Kraftwerk / Organisation and The White Noise, but with some guitars with heavy reverb there in the mix too. Very hard to verify anything about it, it may be a hoax, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Saturday, 28 January 2017 23:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Trailer for the new Elder album Reflections of a Floating World (out in June)

https://youtu.be/YZ-UhptGOa8

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

Last year but... why isn't everyone talking about these weirdos?

http://thenetherlands1.bandcamp.com/album/audubon

Sounds like early Shudder To Think playing doom. Super weird vocals, bass replaced with seethingly distorted synthbass.

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thanks to Ned for getting this started. Psyched to see a release date for Elder. Something to look forward to.

I think if at least one person would have mentioned Audubon, more would have done so, it's awesome.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 23 February 2017 03:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

It is. I need more mutated stoner/doom, I think.

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 23 February 2017 06:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Friday was a pretty big day for releases:

Spidergawd - IV: Norwegian hard rock/heavy psych with connections to Motorpsycho. The vinyl (w/ CD) package is pricey, so I just bought the FLAC from 7digital.
John Hoyles - Night Flight: Former guitarist for Witchcraft and Troubled Horse, currently in Spiders, this one is a bit different, more like British post-pub power pop circa 1976-78, including a Larry Wallis (Pink Fairies) cover from when he was house producer at Stiff records.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana: Aussie garage psych freakster bros supposedly have four more albums coming this year. Bring 'em!
Eat Lights Become Lights - Nature Reserve: New electro kosmische from UK group, check out if you like Moon Duo.
Sundays & Cybele - Chaos & Systems: Japanese psych prog and space rock.
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War: Quickly evolving from their jammy heavy blues psych roots into unknown territory.
Shadow Band - Wilderness Of Love: Debut album of folky psych noir.
My Sleeping Karma - Mela Ananda - Live: Nice live set from Austrian heavy psych explorers
Kingnomad - Mapping The Inner Void: Swedish stoner/psych/doom.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 26 February 2017 17:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

I sampled a couple of those and the one I really like is Sundays & Cybele. Nice mellow psych stuff.

jmm, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 16:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Yes, excellent band for sure. The newest wave of Japanese psych has been top notch.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 17:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

Anything you would recommend? I'm enjoying Kikagaku Moyo too. Not sure what else is part of the newest wave.

jmm, Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

They're the cream of the crop for sure -- basically explore anything in their label family trees/bands they play with. Some of the newer players involved with the Silence have separate acts too.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 2 March 2017 22:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

Digging the John Hoyles record. Definitely only fits in this thread under the "Retro" heading, but I love that transitional pub/punk sound.

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 5 March 2017 02:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

new ELDER!

i think i said it over in the metal thread but i'll say it any time i can: the show i saw of theirs last fall was absolutely fucking JAW-DROPPING...

alpine static, Sunday, 5 March 2017 07:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

basically explore anything in their label family trees/bands they play with.

Thanks for this. I am finding some very interesting stuff on Guruguru Brain. The motorik band Minami Deutsch is especially great.

jmm, Sunday, 5 March 2017 16:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

I heard this today through the Active Listener blog. It's really great. Gentle Swedish psych with lovely vocal harmonies and a beautiful warm sound.

The Greek Theatre - Broken Circle
https://thegreektheatre1.bandcamp.com/album/broken-circle

jmm, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

New Kikagaku Moyo EP announced:

https://gurugurubrain.bandcamp.com/album/stone-garden

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 18:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

That first track "In a Coil" is pretty cool.

jmm, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 18:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

Coming soon:

Troubled Horse - Revolution On Repeat (Rise Above) Mar 31
Dead Sea Apes - Sixth Side Of The Pentagon (Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz) Apr 3
https://skylanternrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sixth-side-of-the-pentagon
10,000 Russos - Distress Distress (Fuzz Club) Apr 7
Ecstatic Vision - Raw Rock Fury (Relapse) Apr 7
https://ecstaticvision.bandcamp.com/album/raw-rock-fury
Royal Thunder - Wick (Spinefarm) Apr 7
Elkhorn - The Black River (Debacle) Apr 14
The Janitors - Horn Ur Marken (Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz) Apr 24
https://skylanternrecords.bandcamp.com/album/horn-ur-marken
Mt. Mountain - Dust (Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz) Apr 24
https://skylanternrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dust

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Was going to post about Mt. Mountain -- went ahead and got their entire discography. (It's quite cheap on Bandcamp!)

https://mtmountain.bandcamp.com/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:17 (six months ago) Permalink

Coming not-so-soon:

UFOMAMMUT ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "8" INCOMING SEPTEMBER 22ND VIA NEUROT

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 19:24 (six months ago) Permalink

It's been noted above, but the new All Them Witches is beyond great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTl_Pn6OqWw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58BsI4PC1Lg

van smack, Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:57 (six months ago) Permalink

I forgot to mention this but ST 37 just put out a best of. You can buy it on bandcamp.

https://st37.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-you-you-rule-st-37s-greatest-hits

the rockists' red glare (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:54 (six months ago) Permalink

Yup, great stuff -- handy way to get to know their work.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Quick note that English guitar guy Mike Vest, of Haikai No Ku and a slew of other projects, has made something like 51 albums available for the equivalent of $30:

https://visualvolume-mikevest.bandcamp.com/

If you need a starting point, try this album:

https://visualvolume-mikevest.bandcamp.com/album/superior-venus

Both the full long cuts there give you an idea of what's up -- loud, great, heavy as hell psych/drone hooks. And you can buy the full discography from there.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 April 2017 13:33 (six months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, metal/drone crossover here but Northumbria are quite good, and I interviewed/wrote about 'em

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/northumbria-translate-the-harshness-of-the-canadian-arctic-into-instrumental-bliss

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 April 2017 16:07 (six months ago) Permalink

that is some serious "Cos You Got Green Hair" shit

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Thursday, 20 April 2017 01:05 (six months ago) Permalink

oh wow i just happened to find out this is coming out tomorrow, and also just realized tomorrow is 4/20: https://follakzoid.bandcamp.com/album/london-sessions

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Thursday, 20 April 2017 01:13 (six months ago) Permalink

Listening to a stream of the Elder album, LuRVE...

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 24 April 2017 20:00 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Not enough people checking out this single by Brussels group Phoenician Drive AFAICT.

https://phoeniciandrive.bandcamp.com/album/two-coins

Noel Emits, Saturday, 17 June 2017 09:04 (four months ago) Permalink

That's pretty cool stuff.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 18 June 2017 09:22 (four months ago) Permalink

Just found out that Monster Magnet's Superjudge, Dopes to Infinity, Powertrip and God Says No were all reissued last year as 2CD sets full of B-sides, live tracks, BBC sessions, etc. I immediately bought all four on eBay for under $50, with free shipping. I haven't thought about MM in a while, but Wyndorf is one of American rock's most underrated lyricists, and those albums (Superjudge and Dopes in particular) are all-time.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:56 (four months ago) Permalink

Damn, I'll have to keep an eye out for those.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:58 (four months ago) Permalink

They're UK imports on Spinefarm.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:05 (four months ago) Permalink

After being a fan of Wo Fat for over a decade, they are finally playing Chicago tomorrow.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 19 June 2017 05:16 (four months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Some albums from my second quarter rundown:

Amplifier – Trippin’ With Dr. Faustus (Rockosmos)
Amplifier are a Manchester psych prog band formed in 2002 who flew under my radar until over a decade into their career, after their fourth album, Echo Street (2013). I went back to the sprawling double The Octopus (2011), and then had to get everything, including the underrated The Astronaut Dismantles HAL EP (2015). They revisit that kind of ambition on their sixth album, which loosely adheres to a story that updates Faust for the 21st century. The Devil makes an appearance as “Big Daddy” as does the Egyptian god of the dead, “Anubis.” True to the tradition started by The Who, the narrative is a bit of a mess (rainbow machines! supernovas!), but makes for some damn fun rock ‘n’ roll lyrics. Amplifier are a little hard to pin down, because their influences are all over the place, ranging from classic stuff like The Who, Pink Floyd, Sabbath, some 90s grunge, Porcupine Tree, Muse, and Crack The Sky era Mastodon. While this might negatively affect the band’s marketability, it makes for each listening session feel like a treasure hunt, with every listen a chance to unearth some gold. An early standout for me is “Horse,” on which Sel Balamir layers his voice into a Yes-like harmony over a cascading guitar riff, accented by a floor-shaking bass lick. While the sounds and textures are as diverse as ever, including guest vocalist Beth Zeppelin on “Big Daddy,” acoustic guitars on “Anubis,” and banjo on “Old Blue Eyes,” which escalates into a massive wall of squalling feedback. The album is overall the band’s heaviest since their debut, which they waste no time announcing on the slamming opener “Rainbow Machine.” Whacky concepts, space freakouts, big fat riffs and thunderous low-end bass tones, what more can one want? On second thought, shouldn’t Amplifier be ruling the earth, occasionally plopping down on stadiums and festivals to snack on the adoration of millions?

Avatarium – Hurricanes And Halos (Nuclear Blast)
When Leif Edling (Candlemass) formed this supergroup with members of Soen, Evergrey, Tiamat and Jupiter Society, they could be grouped with occult psych noir bands inspired by The Devil’s Blood, but with a foot still anchored in doom. Since then their roots of dug deeper into seventies prog and hard rock. On their third full-length, only one song, “A Kiss (From The End Of The World)” really deals with much doom. The first two numbers are hook-laden rockers featuring Jennie-Ann Smith’s soaring vocals. “Into the Fire / Into the Storm” has a Deep Purple/Rainbow vibe thanks to the Hammond organ. The opening guitar riff on “The Starless Sleep” sounds remarkably like an inverted version of Troubled Horse’s “One Step Closer To My Grave,” complete with guitar tone. It quickly morphs into a psychedelic stadium rocker with a catchy chorus. “Road To Jerusalem” mixes acoustic guitars with Middle Eastern melodies. While this is not an uncommon theme ever since Led Zeppelin III, the band is successful at fleshing it out into one of the more interesting songs with some epic storytelling and progressive textures. The sprawling “Medusa Child” gets a little creepy with the use of children’s voices in early choruses and a ghostly bridge in the middle. The second half is all instrumental, moving perhaps a bit too languidly, but close listening can gain more appreciation for the intricate guitar jams. “The Sky At The Bottom Of The Sea” is a standout, with frenetic keyboards that mix a prog pop arrangement with a couple nastier, distorted garage psych guitar solos. The smoky blues noir torch ballad “When Breath Turns To Air” showcases Smith’s vocal abilities in full bloom. The album closes with the experimental instrumental soundscapes of the title track. It feels like it should be a segue in the middle of a longer album, but this is all we get. Not that we didn’t get plenty. At just under 45 minutes, it’s not super short, just enough to leave one wanting more rather than exhausted.

Circle – Terminal (Southern Lord)
Formed in 1991, this band from Pori, Finland can be hard to figure out. From a cursory glimpse at their massive (52 albums and counting) catalog, they seem to be pretty serious avant rock experimentalists. And while they do have an adventurous, diverse palate that ranges from trance-inducing but speedy Kosmische and psychedelic rock and prog, they also wear ridiculous spandex outfits on stage with antics that result in simulated severed limbs. They have also toyed with 80s era heavy metal and moonlight as AOR rockers Falcon. and NWOBHM in Pharaoh Overlord and Aktor with Chris “Professor” Black (Dawnbringer, High Spirits) on vocals. But despite their humor, their music is no joke. Terminal is a particularly heavy trip, kicked off by the longest track, thirteen minute “Rakkauta Al Dente” which features vocalist/keyboardist Mika Rättö at his most feral and unfettered before settling into a scintillating psych prog instrumental groove that gets nearly ethereal with acoustic strumming and bells. Near the end the vocals and distortion return to close it out. The title track is a driving space rocker that outdoes Hawkwind at their own specialty. “Saxo” also features a fairly simple, repetitive riff, augmented with an eerie wordless vocal chorus, as if some mad monks were calling upon the apocalypse. “Imperiumi” and “Kill City” (Judas Priest meet Stooges) are both loud, intense rockers, and the album ends with another highlight, the driving “Sick Child,” a menacing slice of psych rock. It’s really, really hard to say which is Circle’s best album, but you could do far worse than starting with Terminal.

Galley Beggar – Heathen Hymns (Rise Above)
When Lee Dorian signed this fairly traditional folk band to his label, he must have heard something special brewing. They already had an album, Reformation House (2010) that established they were following in the footsteps of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Pentangle, but live shows may have indicated a tendency to explore their progressive psych tendencies more along the lines of Trees. Their third albums sees this vision in fruition, with plenty of haunting, dark vibes that start to drift into the psych noir territory of labelmates Blood Ceremony. For example, “Four Birds” features some foreboding, throbbing bass and some menacingly trippy psych guitar lines.

Beastmaker – Inside The Skull (Rise Above)
On my flight last year to Roadburn Festival, I listened to tracks from a bunch of bands playing at the festival I wasn’t familiar with. To be honest, Beastmaker were fairly low on my list, as the recently released Lusus Naturae (2016) hit the Sabbath and Uncle Acid buttons, but did not wow me with standout songs. I’m glad I caught their set, however, as they certainly have talent, bringing to mind the loose, garagey doom of the defunct Green & Wood, and rising stars Magic Circle. The promise was fulfilled just over a year later with their second album, which is much more satisfying. The sound is still ragged, but they manage to graduate from just riffs and occult atmospherics to some real tunes. It keeps growing on me, like flesh-eating bacteria.

Dope Smoker – Legalize It (Dope Smoker) | Bandcamp
The Janitors – Horn Ur Marken (Sky Lantern/Cardinal Fuzz) | Bandcamp
10 000 Russos – Distress Distress (Fuzz Club) | Bandcamp
Oxbow – The Thin Black Duke (Hydra Head) | Bandcamp
All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War (New West) | Bandcamp
Krokofant – Krokofant II (Rune Grammofon) | Bandcamp
Siena Root – A Dream Of Lasting Peace (Made In Germany)
Kill West – Gush (Stolen Body) | Bandcamp
Doublestone – Devil’s Own/Djaevlens Egn (Doublestone) | Bandcamp
Medusa1975 – Rising From The Ashes (Medusa1975) | Bandcamp
The Wicked Ones – The Wicked Ones (Wicked Ones) | Bandcamp
Devil's Witches – Velvet Magic (Devil’s Witches) | Bandcamp
The Gluts – Estasi (Fuzz Club) | Bandcamp
Samsara Blues Experiment – One With The Universe (Electric Magic/World In Sound) | Bandcamp
Nuvem Leopardo – Quintesséncia (Nuvem Leopardo) | Bandcamp

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 7 July 2017 12:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I think that Circle is the best thing they've done in a while. but then again I haven't really followed them obsessively.

Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 8 July 2017 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

https://doomcharts.com/2017/07/10/junedoom/

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 10 July 2017 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Big_Blood/The_Daughters_Union/3_Thank_You_For_The_Path

Put this in the stoner songs thread, but I think it deserves one here, I'm diggin it. Psych music in the subgenre "stared at the sun for too long."

carpet_kaiser, Thursday, 13 July 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

More garage psych from Melbourne's The Murlocs is out today!

https://themurlocs.bandcamp.com/album/old-locomotive

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 28 July 2017 20:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Brant Bjork has a live album, Europe '16, coming out 9/22 on Napalm.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 28 July 2017 20:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I reviewed a record that some people here might find a thing or two to like... Austin all-female trio whose drummer played with Roky Erickson...

Suspirians - Ti Bon Ange (Super Secret Records)
Bandcamp / Spotify

In Voodoo belief, the soul is made of two parts. The ti bon ange, literally “little good angel,” is the part of the soul that contains the individual qualities of a person. The Suspirians’ sophomore release lives up to that title by showcasing how distinct individual influences can merge into one coherent, and at times, stunningly good album. (The Agit Reader)

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:06 (two months ago) Permalink

That drummer is Lisa Cameron! ie the longtime drummer for ST 37!

the underground is pass-agg (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 30 July 2017 01:22 (two months ago) Permalink

spotify playlist is updated for the half year mark

ILM's Rolling Psych Rock Thread 2017 Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 31 July 2017 16:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I flippin love Nocturne and Moonwave off that Suspirians album, can't wait to fully absorb.

popcorn michael awaits trumptweet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 01:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Postpunky squall of Fortune Spider, proto-metal (into more squall of Black Holes). This is def an accessible favorite of mine right now.

popcorn michael awaits trumptweet (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 1 August 2017 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

I highly recommend Comets ov Cupid

https://cometsovcupid.bandcamp.com/album/scythian-ep

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:19 (two months ago) Permalink

this is my fave drift supergroup. clark and wednesday from Pigeons, Anthony Pasquarosa, and P.G. Six. set adrift....bring your own air mattress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTFWhWBNKk

scott seward, Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

great day yesterday in new salem. opened at noon with weeping bong band and ended at midnight with sunburned hand of the man. so much great stuff. p.g. solo and willie lane and ryley walker and lots more in a big old church meetinghouse with light show/projections. great sound too.

scott seward, Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

some shows are just in the right space at the right time...

https://scontent.fbed1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20953853_1881065871919868_6502277254903300785_n.jpg?oh=f2465c9ecd6aa10a1387449cb4ba4953&oe=5A1B96F1

scott seward, Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

8 is Ufomammut’s 8th album, comprised of 8 tracks that flow into each other without interruption. This flow can also be seen when you tip 8 horizontally, thus it morphs into the leniscate from algebraic geometry – ∞ – a plane curve that meets at central point – or more commonly known as the infinity symbol. A continuous stream of movement reflective of the uninterrupted nature of the album but also the continued togetherness of the essential elements of the band – Urlo, Poia and Vita – since the beginning of the band’s history in 1999. ∞ tipped vertically sees us return to the number 8.

It must be stressed there is no singular pronunciation of the title, 8 is to be spoken in every language e.g. “eight” in Engish, “otto” in Italian, “acht” in German, huit in french and so on. 8 is a continuous flux of music, a singular entity, which can be defined in micro measurements by its 8 satellite songs. Each track expands upon the preceding song, unfolding into an exceedingly dense and malevolent journey, resulting in this being Ufomammut’s most extreme venture yet, with no permittance for breathing space in the 48 minutes. ∞8∞

https://ufomammut.bandcamp.com/album/8-2

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 22 September 2017 05:05 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I think the excellent new Motorpsycho album should also be mentioned here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDYII20YbXQ

sonderpop, Friday, 22 September 2017 08:45 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Indeed! I guess I forgot to post my review a couple weeks ago. I was posting in the Motorpsycho thread. I've been inspired to obsessively revisit their whole catalog.

http://fastnbulbous.com/motorpsycho-the-tower/

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 22 September 2017 12:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Also out today is With The Dead. I didn't warm up very quickly to the first album, as I wasn't quite into Lee Dorrian's tuneless vocals. However live at Roadburn last year they were the perfect amount of nasty.

With The Dead – Love From With The Dead (Rise Above)

Also coming:
Monolord – Rust (RidingEasy) 29-Sep | Bandcamp
Spirit Adrift – Curse Of Conception (20 Buck Spin) 6-Oct
Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) 20-Oct
Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm) 10-Nov

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 22 September 2017 13:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzHLbZ81oso

This is a nice one

carpet_kaiser, Thursday, 5 October 2017 15:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No discussion of the recent Pontiak album, Dialectic of Ignorance in here yet? They've heavied up their sound with a kind of Om-ish, stonery rhythmic thing blending with their normal more psych-rock sound. It's really good.

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 7 October 2017 21:58 (one week ago) Permalink

will listen

calstars, Saturday, 7 October 2017 23:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds neat. I think I ended up sleeping on the last Pontiak album...

the underground is pass-agg (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 8 October 2017 06:27 (one week ago) Permalink

i appreciate carpet_kaiser's Doug Tuttle mention, as Doug is on an incredible roll ... each of his last three albums are just endlessly lovely + top 10 of their given year-worthy, and he deserves every ear/break he can get

he also has this new album out w/ dude from Herbcraft:
https://lajoietuttle.bandcamp.com/album/american-primate

alpine static, Sunday, 8 October 2017 22:06 (one week ago) Permalink

I gave the pontiak a chance but I'd rather just listen to elder. ymmv obv

calstars, Sunday, 8 October 2017 22:53 (one week ago) Permalink

I re-listened to the Pontiak. Not bad, but realistically will barely scrape into my top 200.

I really love the Spirit Adrift - http://fastnbulbous.com/spirit-adrift-curse-of-conception/

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 9 October 2017 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh well I tried.

I like it a lot, seems like a hybrid of styles I haven't heard a lot and I really like the vocals. Any recommendations for similar stuff?

The Fortnightly Intruder (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 09:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I empathize. You imagine a particular sound, texture or guitar tone and a band comes along and nails it, and you wonder why everyone else isn't as excited about it. I'll have to listen more to think of some compatible comparisons. Perhaps a few track by Oneida?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:20 (one week ago) Permalink

The Dials - That Was The Future
UK garage psych band, were pretty ordinary before, but this is a big step forward. On Spotify today.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 13 October 2017 14:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd posted these on the prog thread:

The Quartet Of Woah! - Second album from Portuguese band, graduated from stoner rock to psych prog.
https://thequartetofwoah.bandcamp.com/album/the-quartet-of-woah

Himmellegeme - Myth Of Earth - On Karisma label with Wobbler and Tusmørke. Smooth, Norwegian Floydian psych prog.
https://himmellegeme.bandcamp.com/releases

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 13 October 2017 14:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Appreciate your recommendations fast

calstars, Friday, 13 October 2017 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink

While I enjoy pretty much everything by Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, I think Vol 1 (2010) is still their second best album. It's been remastered and officially released by Rise Above last week, highly recommended!

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 16 October 2017 22:11 (four days ago) Permalink

My Dials review - http://fastnbulbous.com/the-dials-that-was-the-future/

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:39 (yesterday) Permalink


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