Posts Tagged ‘psychedelica’
Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Beardrock: Lift off the needle. Is there an unearthly amount of dust on there? A thought then occurs, of course – it’s the new Mainliner album. For the uninitiated, Mainliner are most certainly one of the seminal Japanese underground psych pioneers of the 1990’s. I think Trading Standards are still on the lookout for them after releasing their debut album Mellow Out in 1996.
A tremendous amount of red light clipping Germanium fuzz, industrial strength compression and Amon Duul style astral wailing put paid to any notion of ‘mellowing out’. They furrowed along the fiercely inventive, extreme Japanese psych lines that bands such as Les Rallizes Denudes laid out – only taking it further and further out there with a (in their own words) ‘Psychedelic Solid Free Attack Group’ sound.
So, after 12 years Kawabata Makoto (perhaps better known nowadays as the wizardly guitar dervish in the wonderful Acid Mothers Temple, and their countless derivations) has decided to reconvene Mainliner without any explanation to the extended layoff, or indeed the unexpected return.
Without the other underground stalwart and original member Asahito Nanjo (member of High Rise and millions of other bands) in tow, Makoto has taken Mainliner (with new recruit Kawabe Taigen) to his mysterious mountain -top retrea t /studio, presumably as its closer to the stratospheric reaches where this music belongs, to cook up or summon down this new and beguiling album.
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Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In an industrial area 40 minutes north of Amsterdam lives a 24-year-old multi-instrumentalist with a Brian Jones haircut. Jacco Gardner‘s home is called the Shadow Shoppe Studio, and there, he creates music that hearkens back to the studio wizards of the 1960s: Brian Wilson, Van Dyke ...read more
Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013
Praise for The Holydrug Couple‘s Noctuary from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Once again, these two Chilean psych bands, Föllakzoid and The Holydrug Couple, each sharing a member with the other, release their records at the same time, giving us a glimpse of two sides of a similar sonic personality. Elsewhere on the ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The 405: With five songs over the course of 45 minutes and a title like II you could suspect Föllakzoid to be paying homage to prog-rock bands of the 70s. Musically however, Föllakzoid are pitched somewhere between krautrock, kosmische trance and the bleak yet mesmerising psych-rock of ...read more
Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Get Bent!: You might want to go back and rewrite your year end best of lists once you’ve heard the new album from Mmoss, entitled Only Children. In a year filled to the brim with creative and unique psych LPs, Trouble in Mind pressed up one of ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Praise for Puffy Areolas‘ 1982: Dishonorable Discharge from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: This is the latest blast of blown out heavy psych guitar grime from this oddly named Ohio outfit. And like the records before it, this is some gloriously filthy in the red noise rock crush, equal parts Stooges-y sludge, ...read more
Posted on Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Lovingly pinched from theMusic.com.au: It seemed for a time that psych rock had become extinct in the Brisbane music scene, pushed further and further to the corners until it became a distant memory. Someone forgot to tell Dreamtime, a trio that unabashedly mine the depths of drone psychedelia that acolytes ...read more
Posted on Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Soundblab: Mugstar have released some fine music over the last couple of years including a split record with Oneida and this year’s atmospheric OST album Ad Marginem. Yet for many, Axis may be the first you’ve heard of Mugstar since 2010s well-received Lime album. Now I’ll cut-to-the-chase: ...read more
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: After eight full-length albums, the psych-rock troupe known as Bardo Pond delivers another great befuddled head feast of a (mini) album for you to ponder, grin, panic and dribble over. This three-track release is part of Southern imprint’s Latitudes, which only releases recordings made ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Praise for Eternal Tapestry‘s A World Out Of Time from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We may have mentioned it before, but it seems like Thrill Jockey is quickly establishing itself as an indie powerhouse. Not that they weren’t already, but recently, they’ve been taking on band after amazing band, loads of ...read more