Posts Tagged ‘psychedelica’

Gothenburg Psych-Collective Hills To Lull Roadburn 2016 Into A Trance-Like State

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Channeling their beloved forefathers Pärson Sound and Träd, Gräs & Stenar, Sweden’s Hills have been heavily on our radar since the release of the superlative Master Sleeps back in 2011.

For the past four years, we have been trying to get Hills to Roadburn and we’re beyond excited to announce that the band will finally propel the 2016 festival into an intense, psychedelic experience on Friday, April 15 at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Influenced by the early experimentation of John Coltrane, via the proto-motorik of Velvet Undergroud, and the repetitiveness of Krautrock – or even World Music – through the ritualistic grimness of early black and death metal; albums such as Master Sleeps, and the recently released Frid, gained Hills a sizable cult proposition.

The band’s slow burning tracks – clearly in thrall to inescapable, all-encompassing grooves – strongly depend on improvisation, and will never let you go. Hills will take Roadburn to the heart of a psychedelic / ritualistic experience never to be forgotten. It will definitely worth the wait!

Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 2, 2015.

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Album of the Day: The Heads – Everyone Knows That We Got Nowhere

Posted on Monday, August 18th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: I shit you not, you goggle-eyed loons, but Bristol’s legendary (yet strangely unsung) psych-heroes The Heads are possibly the definitive uber-cult stoner-psych band of the late 20th/ early 21st century. I have a hunch that possibly the majority of people reading this review have […]

Album of the Day: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Chambers

Posted on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Praise for Lorelle Meets The Obsolete‘s Chambers from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The return of this aQ beloved Mexican fuzzed out, druggy, dreamy garage rock duo, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, made up of, if you hadn’t guessed already, Lorelle, who plays guitar, organ and sings, and her partner The Obsolete, […]

Album of the Day: Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Spectrum Culture: Too many neo-psychedelic bands mistake freeform anarchy for true psychedelia, thinking that a confused and disoriented listener is functionally equivalent to one who’s been transported. Others assume that they can alchemically transform formulaic progressions into gold if they wrap them in enough distortion and echo. […]

Album of the Day: The Cosmic Dead – EasterFaust

Posted on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The first time I ever saw The Cosmic Dead live, they were playing a double set at Mono, a vegan cafe / awesome record store nestled in a remote corner of Glasgow’s Merchant City. As I was walking to the venue, I heard a […]

Album of the Day: The Warlocks – Skull Worship

Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: People always remark at the frequency of the word ‘legend’ in modern conversation. A legend is a mate that held down more pints than you at the Brew Dog. A legend is a mate that throws himself around like a rag doll at a […]

Album of the Day: Yuri Gagarin – S/T

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Yuri Gagarin, according to all non-Biblical, non-religious sources, was the first human to enter space. He died in 1968. Now if you take 1968 as a year in music, you have iconic releases by Silver Apples & The Velvet Underground, two releases apiece by […]

Album of the Day: Kikagaku Moyo – Kikagaku Moyo

Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013

Praise for Kikagaku Moyo‘ S/T from Norman Records UK: Here’s some proper old school psychedelic rock from Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo. I had this and the new Seven That Spells LP to choose from – that one has a nude lady on the front, this one says “FUCK RACISM!” on the […]

Album of the Day: Mammatus – Heady Mental

Posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Praise for Mammatus‘ Heady Mental from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Heavy Santa Cruz psychonauts Mammatus have always been big faves here at aQ. But good grief, has it really been six years since their previous platter The Coast Explodes?? Well we guess time flies (or, actually, doesn’t) when you’re way […]

Hypnotic Space-Psych-Funk Cosmonauts Lumerians To Steer Roadburn 2014 Afterburner Into Unknown Galaxies

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

It makes perfect sense that San Francisco’s spaced-out, hypno-dirge, psych-funk rockers Lumerians will appear at Roadburn 2014 Afterburner on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Originally starting out as a more straight ahead psychrock band, Lumerians evolved to combine the motorik, kraut-psych punch of Hawkwind […]