Archive for the Psych Category
‘Haw’ is an album of eleven songs about family, faith, and an ill-prophesied future, an artifact almost as archaic, lovely and seldom heard today as directional commands for beasts of burden. Lyrically and musically multifarious and freshly urgent, Haw represents Hiss Golden Messenger’s most ambitious and challenging work yet. For […]
Coven Was the First Band to Introduce Occult and Satanic Themes into Rock Music. Formed in the mid-‘60s by then-teenaged vocalist “Jinx” Dawson, drummer Steve Ross, and the aforementioned Mr. Osborne in the mid-‘60s, Coven began attracting attention while opening for bands like Alice Cooper, the MC5, and The Yardbirds […]
M.C. Taylor recorded this spiritually devastating, austere antecedent to the widely celebrated Hiss Golden Messenger albums Haw (2013) and Poor Moon (2011) direct to a portable cassette recorder at the kitchen table of his pine-entwined home in rural Piedmont North Carolina in 2010. It was the dead of winter and […]
13 tracks of skewed, country-soul greatness from Hiss Golden Messenger— Composed and arranged by Head Messenger M.C. Taylor at his home in the rural Piedmont mill town of Pittsboro and recorded with longtime collaborator Scott Hirsch in New York, California and North Carolina, Poor Moon offers a moving culmination of […]
Dutch multi-instrumentalist JACCO GARDNER’s third full-length album, Somnium, sees the psych pop champion diving deeper into otherworldly adventures. Gardner deliberately abandons the use of vocals altogether, and instead forces the listener to experience the album as one whole entity. The album is a psychedelic escape, crafted to take you out […]
50th anniversary reissue of the psychedelic rock rarity featuring a pre-Allman Brothers Band Butch Trucks. This Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive is cut from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180g vinyl at MRP, and housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on jacket.
The Churchill’s were formed in 1965, at Tel Aviv in Israel, and they got disbanded in 1971 at London This 1968 S/T album was the only album this psych rock band from Israel made under the name Churchill’s. After this album they changed their name to Jericho Jones and moved […]
Hot Wax is an assured KPM masterclass from a dream team line-up of Brian Bennett, Alan Hawkshaw and John Fiddy. Here we’re treated to what happens when all three decide to explore “the latest trends in production music”. The latest as of 1976, of course. John Fiddy’s numbers are sumptuous, string-led and […]
Hot Mule & Secousse presents a reissue of N’Draman Blintch’s Cosmic Sounds, originally issued in 1980. Tired of reading the words ‘classic’, ‘masterpiece’, ‘missing link’, ‘cult’, in every press release? Just trust Hot Mule & Secousse on this one; there is no choice but to use those words and urge you to […]
I Saw You is the distillation of Right Belief and Right Action, heretofore unknown, privately issue cassettes from 1986 and 1987 by Peter Thomas Kardas. A student of guitar craft and accredited member of The League of Crafty Guitarists, Kardas drew inspiration from Robert Fripp ‘sloop-based Frippertronics, but the expansive, introspective washes of synths and repeated phrases […]
San Francisco based band Monophonics’ album “In Your Brain” sits on the fuzzy psych side of soul and funk. Paying homage to innovators such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton, the 6 piece outfit displays their ability to put a moody stamp on each composition. Touching on […]
‘… Periscope What the first album released by the current lineup of Color Haze.David Gilmour with the purple expressiveness of Hendrix. If you have enjoyed your most recent albums, you need to get a hold of this one. ‘
12 Bar Bruise is the debut full-length album by KG&TLW, originally released in 2012 and limited to 500 hand numbered copies. The reissue includes new artwork reimagined by Jason Galea and comes on doublemint green colored vinyl.
Eyes Like The Sky is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s second full-length album. It was released in 2013 and originally limited to 500 copies. A cult western audio book, the album tells a story of the American Frontier. The reissue features new artwork re-imagined by Jason Galea and comes on […]
Float Along – Fill Your Lungs is King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s third full-length LP. The album was released in 2013 and includes the psychedelic fan favorite “Head/On-Pill”. The 2018 reissue features a double-sided fold out poster and comes on Easter-yellow colored vinyl.
Oddments is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s fourth studio album released in 2014. It features a collection of “odd” songs recorded between 2007-2014 and was originally limited to 500 copies. The 2018 reissue features a re-designed gatefold of original artwork by Jason Galea, and comes on grimace purple coloured vinyl.
Everybody’s favorite source for the hard stuff is back in business, with ten more lethal doses of rare hard rock, heavy psych and proto-metal! Hard to believe it’s seven Trips in and they haven’t lost any steam. As usual, these obscure tracks have all been licensed, the bands have been […]
LP version on 180 gram clear vinyl. This is the second full-length album from Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe. The self-titled album contains 9 tracks. “Right On” is the only track that has been released before on the eponymous EP released earlier in 2018. All tracks were recorded at Cobra […]
Hyper Super Mega, an album that represents the culmination of everything they’ve learned in their years as a band. If Hyper Super Mega feels like a classic pop record, that’s because Sepúlveda and Parra spent much of the recording process thinking about the classic pop records of the ’60s and […]
Swiss group Klaus Johann Grobe have been at it since 2012, and as they prepare to release their third album “Du Bist So Symmetrisch” (and third on Trouble In Mind), the group continues to defy description & blur thelines between electronic pop, dance music, synthesis & kosmische. “Du Bist So […]
Melodic Energy Commission is a Canadian gem and an interesting branch of the Hawkwind family tree (featuring Del Delmar on electronics.) Hailing from British Columbia, their unique blend of space rock, progressive and hippie psychedelia began in 1977 as a recording-only project titled “The Melodic Energy Commission of Collected Artists.”
Vinilisssimo present a reissue of Vainica Doble’s self-titled debut album, originally released in 1971. It can be argued that Serge Gainsbourg was a typically French artist, although his music was so personal that it would be difficult to find another similar artist in France at the time. The same could […]
Acclaimed UK out-rock trio, Beak>, return with their first album in six years. The aptly-titled >>> will be released on September 21, 2018 on Temporary Residence Ltd./Invada Records. Written over the last year and, for the most part, written and recorded live at Invada Studios, the band continue to forge […]