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Par Avion – "Surf The Friendly Skies/Nashville Surfline" – [Self Released]

Cousin Mary   7/13/2019   A Library, CD

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!

Young Barons, The – "Bitchin'" – [Self Released]

Cousin Mary   7/13/2019   A Library, CD

The Young Barons are aptly named – a teenage surf music trio from Rockaway Beach (Pacifica). These covers of surf classics are well played and arranged, great energy overall. Authentic and yes, indeed, bitchin’!!

Pengo – File Under WTF

carsonstreet   7/12/2019   A Library, CD

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.

Alias – Fever Dream- [Anticon]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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.

Moe – 3 – [Fysick Format]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Noise rock from Norway. Loud , sludgey and just plain creepy. A trio that takes a minimal approach in experimental directions. Spooky as hell.

Acid Mothers / Guru Guru – Psychedelic Navigator- [Important Records]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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

Neanderthals, The – In Space- [Spinout Records]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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 -Safety Copy – [Jealous Butcher Records]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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.

Korekyojinn – Tundra – [Skin Graft Records]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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”.

Mammatus – Mammatus – [Holy Mountain]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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.

My Disco – Little Joy – [Temporary Residence Ltd.]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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.

Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!) – Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!) – [K. Ultrax]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

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.

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