Three piece surf music band from Southern California headed up by guitarist Bernard Yin (who has been in many bands including Brazil 2001), his wife bassist Rebecca Ramirez, and Derek O’Brien on drums (Social Distortion, Agent Orange). Excellent playing on these tracks, with some Latin, spaghetti Western and country tinges. Good twang and reverb and I hear that these guys actually surf!
The album title says it all. Different genres and parts of genres on every track. Pengo has been around for over ten years and used to be known as “heavy psychedelic” but now can’t be categorized. On File Under WTF Pengo has created its own strange time-space universe. First two tracks noisy, scratchy and spacey. Best tracks 4, 6 & 7. Worst track 5 – long spoken orgasm about a train engine – zzzzzz.
Brendon Whitney, also known as Alias, is one of the founders of the Anticon Label. Fever Dream is 42 minutes of mostly instrumental electronic hip hop beats. Atmospheric landscapes that are tripped out and lush. More on the side of indie electronic music but rooted in early hip hop. A dash of R and B and psychedelia for good measure.
Noise rock with feed back and odd time signatures. Deranged and disturbing vocals. Sludgey and punishing. Angry quartet from Portland. Hardcore.
David Kilgour , founding member of The Clean applies his signature guitar twang to care free tunes. Songs recorded between 2004 to 2006 at the Tin shed and studio one. Out of New Zealand. A hint of country, David Kilgour’s influences are Bob Dylan and Lou Reed. Flows nicely.
Mental Insect is a trio from Chicago. They have an appealing , dark sound. Mental Insect seem to have a preoccupation with the darker side of life and make a lot of noise for a trio. Only 500 copies of this EP were produced.
A collaboration between Mani Neumeier of Guru, as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama of Acid Mothers Temple. Improvisational jazz mingled with psychedelia. Two generations coming together for a jazz/ psychedelic free for all. Mesmerizing chants, exceptional flute playing and a dose of throat singing make a compelling release from this super star trio
Ann Arbor producer Tadd Mullinix fuses abstract beats with classically inspired melodies. Lap top doodling and glitchy electronia, technically sophisticated meanderings accented by piano, harpsichord and syntheizer.
16 space themed songs from some guys who dress up like the Flintstones. Band members include Eddie Angel and Pete Curry from Los Straight Jackets. Also, Johnny Rabb on vocals. Primitive garage surf that rocks. David Bowie, John Lennon, Sheb Wooley covers.
Motrik is a four piece band from Portland, Oregon. Droney, repetitive and colorful extended jams, accented by Motriks. A motrik is a beat in 4/4 time punctuated with cymbal crashes at the beginning bar of a chrous or verse. Motrik takes on a vibe simulator to Kraftwerk, Faust, Neu! and other kraut rock bands.
Koreykojinn is a power trio.The drummer is Yoshida Tatuya, leader of the Ruins. The guitarist is Kido Natsuki and the bass player is Nasuno Mitsuru. This is prog rock meets prog jazz. Their sound is reminiscent of the band “yes”. Koreykojinn translates to “This Giant”.
There are four tracks on this album. Jams that seem to go on forever with swirling guitars, lots of twists and turns. A very busy production. If you’re a fan of F/I, Marble Sheep or White Heaven then you’re in for a treat. The tracks are lengthy and very cool sounding. Outstanding production work.
Samara Lubelski composed this release of psychedelic pop with an array of analog instruments. Beautifully performed compositions that are cathy and poppy. Layers of sound that have depth.
Psychedelic, garage, psych prog and a little bit of soul. Night beats deliver a vintage sound with lots of fuzz and reverb. This Seattle Washington based trio are veterans of the Austin Psych festival. This is their second album, recorded in a warehouse.
Formed in Melbourne Australia in 2003. My disco is a collaboration between Liam Andrews (bass), Ben Andrews (guitar), Rohan Rebeiro (drums). The emphasis is on minimalism and alternating guitar chords, hypnotic drums. Their music has been classified as minimalist, indie rock.
Spoken word over music chronicling The Koolaid Acid test, the novel written by Tom Wolfe, the counter culture, the summer of love, the meaning of life and the Viet Nam war. A sample storm featuring Allen Ginsberg, Ralph Malph, Art Linkletter and Doctor Leary. Hypnotic and mesmerizing beats. Awesome surf sitars.
Minus story is an indie pop band that is not afraid to take chances. Their sound is in the same vein as Black Ice or The Starvations. Dark catchy songs that are intriguing and clever. Full of punk rock sensibilities .
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