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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.

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

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.

Kim Doo Soo – “10 Days Butterfly” – [PSF]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Korean, acid folk, soothing acoustic guitar accented by an unusual voice vibrato. Mellow sad songs about the human condition. Kim Doo Soo sings in his native language, rounded out by cello, trumpet, synthesizer and piano and piano. Very folky and peaceful.

Kellar – “Fulminant” – [Foolproof Projects]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

This is the third release from duo Dan Cross on guitar and effects and Andy Pyne on drums. Fourteen tracks of noise art improv. Thundering drums and primal jamming to prog-punk guitar attacks. Elements of doom and psych. reminiscent of Acid Mothers Temple.

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