Archive for the Psych Category
The sole psychedelic ’67 testament by the LSD-inspired L.A. band is a frenzy of double drumming, serpentine acid guitar, crunchy fuzz bass, and carnival-clatter keyboards. Featuring the heavy-on-the-paranoia “Mr. Blue,” as well as a bonus track not included on the original LP, and pressed on clear vinyl! The sole psychedelic […]
“If you get confused, listen to the music play,” counsels Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia on Blues for Allah. Surely, better advice has never been given. The band’s only release during a self-imposed hiatus that lasted nearly 20 months, and the effort that witnessed the welcome return of percussionist Mickey […]
Welcome, friend. You’ve just checked into the Mars Hotel. The Wall of Sound, the greatest PA system ever constructed, is freshly built and ready to go. Phil Lesh is busy experimenting with a low-frequency concept known as “Earthquake Bass.” Jerry Garcia is smiling, fresh from blaring a tongue-in-cheek anthem titled […]
Released in March 1968, and included here, “I Can’t Let Maggie Go” became the third Honeybus single and the one which would ensure their place in the history books. The single hit number 8 in the UK and became a huge hit worldwide. And still Honeybus remain a unique group […]
“Magma’s newest album Zess is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zess had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its […]
This is the second single release from L’Épée, taken from the seminal album, Diabolique. This three-track single contains an exclusive track to the release, “Shiny Shiny”. Artwork by Frank Kozik. The band are Emmaunelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Lionel & Marie Liminana […]
Listening today to the music produced by Sensations’ Fix, a project founded and directed by Franco Falsini in ‘70s, can’t just leave anyone indifferent. Already in the mid-‘60s, Falsini was full-time involved in musical activities: a tireless traveler and experimenter, an artist with uncommon curiosity and intuition, after having lived […]
AKASHA is a Norwegian quintet who recorded one strange and fascinating album back in 1977. They are: Kjell Evensen on drums; Arild Andreasson on bass; Jens-Ivar Andreassen on guitar, mellotron, synths, piano and organ; Tor Johnny Hansen is credited for lyrics on one particular track; and Sverre Svendsen handles the […]
Originally released in 1971, a fine progressive album featuring former members of Welsh psychedelic band Eyes Of Blue sees a deserved reissue on 140-GRAM BLACK VINYL, including an insert.
Repress. Black Cat Bones were a typical British blues rock band playing late 60’s raw progressive blues in the same vein as Chicken Shack and Ten Years After. Two of its original members, guitarist Paul Kossoff and drummer Simon Kirke, would later form their own band (Free). When they felt […]
The Common People ”Of The People / By The People / For The People From The Common People” (Magic Box)
A highly regarded US psychedelic album, originally released by Capitol in 1969, gets reissued on 140-GRAM BLACK VINYL. The Common People had a very unique style, which was mellow, moody and intense (or even heavy, in a way) at the same time. The LP was produced by Tim Hudson (a.o. […]
This collection from the hard-hitting, bluesy biker-rock outfit led by legendary front man Nicky Moore (Tiger, Samson, Mammoth) contains the band’s earliest recordings, roughly dating from the period 1969-’71, and including the previously unreleased heavy psych classic ‘Warrior And The Mermaid’. Hackensack was a killer live band and ‘Give It […]
Reissue of their second album from 1975, re-titled as ‘Hittit Sun’ when released in France on Sunbar Records. Founders of Anadolu pop. This band was actually a combination of two bands, Siluetler and Selcuk Alagoz Orchestra.
Long Hair proudly presents one of the most sought after German albums of the early seventies, now for the first time officially re-released on LP: Tortilla Flat’s ‘Für Ein 3/4 Stündchen’, originally recorded in winter 1974 and released in early 1975 as a private pressing. The instrumental album is very […]
Long Hair is not only proud to present Tortilla Flat’s legendary sole album ‘Für Ein 3/4 Stündchen’ (on vinyl, LHC 230 and on CD with 2 bonus tracks, LHC 229), but also the group’s lot more legendary broadcast sessions for Germany’s leading underground and krautrock program on radio SWF (look […]
Originally released on Halleluja in 1972, Tomorrow Blue is Toad’s absolute masterpiece. Musically, their songs are still well rooted in Rock-Blues, but the structure is more close to the classic progressive suites. Imagine a mix of Led Zeppelin and High Tide, and you’ll get the point!
Repress on gold vinyl. Formed in 1968, Wigwam recorded ‘Tombstone Valentine’ in 1970 at Finnvox studios, Helsinki. The album was produced by the infamous Kim Fowley and was a wonderful collection of highly original material such as the album title track and compositions like ‘Wishful Thinker’, ‘1936 Lost In The […]
TENEBRE is the 1982 Giallo masterpiece from Director Dario Argento. Although his frequent musical collaborators Goblin had disbanded while he was filming, Argento managed to convince three members of the group to reform and record the score to TENEBRE. Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli & Massimo Morante re-assembled in their studio […]
From These Shores is the otherworldly sound of softly psychedelic, cosmic folk and psych from Hawaii. Hazy, lazy, steeped in sunshine; these 13 tracks are gathered here thanks to Aloha Got Soul curators Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin. Spanning the 1960s throughout the 1980s, From These Shores offers curious finds […]
Plant, Beck, Waits, Skip! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Modern Harmonic presents the first ever vinyl edition of More Oar‘ A Tribute To The Skip Spence Album. In addition to the full album’which features covers from Robert Plant, Beck, Mudhoney, Tom Waits, and others this edition features the wild skeletal recording […]
“Seiche formed in Chicago as a recording project to show off the skills of the musicians and the engineer. The resulting record: Seiche – Demo Press LP was a hard psych prog record released in 1981, that sounded like it came straight out of 1973, but was mostly unavailable, due […]
Out-Sider present a reissue of Stone Harbour’s Emerges, originally released in 1974. The absolute king of lo-fi basement psychedelia, originally released as a private pressing in 1974 by this duo from Ohio. From dreamy melancholic tracks to insane fuzzed-out heavy psych ones. Remastered sound; Insert with photos and liner notes […]