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Once & Future Band
Brain

Oakland based four-piece Once & Future Band originally released their Brain EP in 2014. After their debut full length they are back to writing, and in the meantime they have rereleased Brain to keep your appetite for the poppiest prog you will ever hear. They bring you the 70’s with a glorious pop shimmer.

Carlton Melton
Mind Minerals

These psych freaks are named like a solo artist but make their noise as a bunch of plural. In 2015 they released arguably their most expansive record yet, a noodling monolith of tight rhythms and paths less travelled. They follow it up with Mind Minerals, an attempt at upgrading artistic impressions of futurism that's proudly labelled "3001: A Space Odyssey". We're told the drums are really good; we kinda knew that already.
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Octopus
Supernatural Alliance

Octopus are a heavy psych rock band from Detroit and are not to be confused with several other bands from the annals of musical history with the same name. They are helmed by former Electric Six guitarist J Frezzato. Their intention is not just to peek inside the doors of perception, but to blow them wide open and start a psych rock revolution. They aim to do this with their new album, Supernatural Alliance. LP and CD on Rise Above, LP is limited to 300 copies.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Jimi Hendrix
Both Sides Of The Sky

Excuse me while I listen to this guy! Both Sides of the Sky is a baker’s dozen of recordings that ol’ Jimi Hendrix cut between 1968 and 1970. The majority have never previously seen the light of day. This album the trio of deep-cuts LPs that also includes Valleys of Neptune and People, Hell & Angels. Stephen Stills appears on ‘$20 Fine’ and ‘Woodstock’. 

Whyte Horses
Empty Words

Here come enigmatic Manchester psychedelicists Whyte Horses with their second album (not counting the thing they did with a children's choir). They are led by crate digger Dom Thomas who also finds time amongst digging those crates to helm Finders Keepers. Noel Gallagher described their last record as 'great' so hopes are even higher for this.  

Holy Motors
Slow Sundown

Are there enough dreamgaze bands with warped vocals to guide you through an everlasting half-sleep? Quoting Estonian reverb-junkies Holy Motors: never! Their debut album Slow Sundown is packed with dizzying guitars and gentle infinite soundscapes. It features their three singles, which have been zooming across the hip and first-to-know blogs for the past months.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Majeure
Timespan Redux

Oh the things you can do with an armful of analogue synths and a drum kit... ZOMBI's A.E. Paterra comes at us with an epic, relentless journey through the cosmos. And a very groovy cosmos it is. Psychedelic in intention, kraut in execution, deep space soundtrack in spirit, and all the better for it.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Demian Castellanos
The KYVU Tapes Volume II

Cardinal Fuzz front this selection of exploratory ambiences by The Oscillation driving-force Demian Castellanos. The KYVU Tapes Volume II collects tracks Castellanos put to tape in the 90s and sees him setting aside the formal constraints of his main group. Entries like ‘Shimmer’ and ‘Transparent Landscape’ are forceful and hypnotic drones. Only 200 copies.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Monster Magnet
Mindfucker

New Jersey rockers Monster Magnet are back in demure form as ever, with their family-friendly tenth album 'Mindfucker'. Jokes, obvs. This record is as savage and raw as you'd expect from the stoner-rock five-piece, with seductive splices of proto-punk, neckbreaking guitar riffs and psych-laced solos.

Elephant9
Greatest Show On Earth

'Greatest' as in 'worst' but only if you don't like prog/jazz explorations with lashings of Keith Emerson style organ playing.  Elephant 9 certainly have 'chops'. They have been voted one of the best live acts in Norway and transcend jazz and rock with their wild improvisational playing. RIYL people playing instruments crazily to a very high standard.   

Mamuthones
Fear On The Corner

According to chief Mamuthone Mr Alessio Gastaldello, new album Fear On The Corner’s title bears the roots of its sound: Talking Heads’ Fear Of Music and Miles Davis’ On The Corner. Two very good jumping-off points eh? Indeed, the grooves are rich and rigorous on this one, underpinning the disco / krautrock fun-pulse that have made Mamuthones so well-regarded. Out from Rocket.
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Nope
Walker


  • Vinyl LP (LOT012 / AUD028)
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Control Of The Going
I Love You But It’s Going To Rain

Looks nice and good and appropriate for this month of valentine -- but their rock music is apparently one of sound walls. Tinged with the psych rock beloved by so many, I Love You But It's Going to Rain is the first record by Control of the Going and offers an emotively pronounced session of restructured jams.  

Various
Hexadic III

Six Organs of Admittance guitarist Ben Chasny has this compositional method called ‘The Hexadic System’. He’s done talks on it and written a book about it and, after two records composed by Chasny adhering to its principles, it’s now starting to be adopted by other artists. These other artists include Richard Youngs and Moon Duo and Stephen O’Malley, and their attempts at the form appear on Hexadic III. Tape and LP.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Richard Pinhas
Rhizosphere

Interest in modular synthesisers is at an all-time high, so it’s as good a time as can be for reissues of early standard-setting works. Reenter Richard Pinhas, who bought himself some Moog racks and released Rhizosphere in 1977. Looking for all-new sounds and timbres on each of the five pieces, Pinhas’ results range from sci-fi soundscapes and warm sequences to quite abstract sound design.
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Spindrift
The West

If you were wondering which 'The West',  Spindrift's album title is referring to, it's the wild one. The band take the aesthetic of Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the guitar twangs, the stumbling drums, the whole atmosphere, and form it into songs. Newly remastered and pressed on vinyl for the first time. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Dr. John
The Sun, Moon & Herbs

Recorded in London but with a New Orleans spirit, “The Sun, Moon & Herbs” arrived towards the end of Dr. John’s voodoo-inspired period, its heavy, foggy atmosphere and nods to Cajun folklore capturing the magic and spirit of the city even from afar. Hypnotic percussion, invigorating choruses, and creepy-cum-beautiful snapshots of The Big Easy.  

The Exorcist GBG
II

Swedish dark funk trio return to Höga Nord Rekords for their second full length album, aptly named II. Take yur favourite funk licks and add in a bit of OvO madness, some John Carpenter and David Lynch darkness and some metal heaviness and you get these guess. Weird and unique take on funk, and yes it is funky, just not how you would normally find it.
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The Brian Jonestown Massacre
+ - EP

Shoegazer and sour psych rocker Anton Newcombe brings more songs to the table for his Brian Jonestown Massacre project here, offering up three songs recorded in that classic songwriter timeframe: on tour, between shows. The tunes on the '+ -' EP share the typical conventions of his band's sound but are also influenced by Eastern sounds. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Sula Bassana
Dark Days

Sula Bassana is the recording moniker of multi-instrumentalist Dave Schmidt. Schmidt is mostly known for Electric Moon but has also been involved with Zone Six, Krautzone, Liquid Visions, Psychedelic Monsterjam, Weltraumstaunen and Suedstern44. His long-awaited Sula Bassana album, Dark Days, is an embracing psychedelic soup of fuzz guitars, organ, synth and insistent rhythms. CD on Sulatron.
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Bardo Pond
Volume 8

America's most stretched out jam band are back with another set of space rock drone anthems that are totally unafraid in 2018 to contain lashings of flute. Tune in, drop out and chop up as the grizzled rockers lead you towards a sort of drone rock nirvana where everything is waaay psychedelic and ever so wobbly. 
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Sir Richard Bishop / Ava Mendoza
Ivory Tower (Hanuman)

On this limited vinyl split LP, Sun City Girls icon Sir Richard Bishop plays alongside another avant-garde guitarist, Ava Mendoza. Mendoza is a committed improvisor, rooted in wild and noisy punk experimentation and Bishop is the scene statesman who hasn’t forgotten how to freak out. They take a side each and the results, as recorded on Ivory Tower (Hanuman), are rich, abrasive and strange solo guitar playing.  

Montero
Performer

This new LP from Australian ditty-spinner Montero was recorded with Tame Impala’s Jay Watson and Riccardo Damian, a man who has worked on records for Drake and Sampha. As one might expect from that cast list, Performer fronts cut after cut of expensive-sounding, vaguely psychedelic soft-rock. Tracks like ‘Vibrations’ sound like a lost collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Ariel Pink. Lush.

Last of the Easy Riders
Unto The Earth

Hm, not too sure how I feel about 'psych-infused country-rock', doesn't seem right to me. But, if psych-infused country-rock is your thing, then Unto The Earth by Last of the Easy Riders may be the perfect thing for your ears. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on Agitated. It's worth noting that the LP, is red, limited to 500 copies and includes a poster. 

The Double
Dawn Of The Double

The Double (a duo featuring Emmett Kelly of Cairo Gang and Jim White of Dirty Three!) have identified Dawn Of The Double as a kind of twist to Rhys Chatham’s noisy minimal classic ‘Guitar Trio’: guitar and drums perpetually accelerating into amplified bliss. Except here, you can (and should) dance to it as well as lose your mind. LP on In The Red

Early Mammal
Take A Lover

Early Mammal are a psychedelic blues four-piece from South London. Their influences range from classic acts such as Captain Beefheart and Aphrodite’s Child to more recent weirdness like White Hills. Take A Lover is the band’s third album and was recorded live. It sees the band reinvigorated and indulging in extended jams.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Fu Manchu
Clone Of The Universe

Did you miss Fu Manchu? Well here they are, back again with their twelfth album after four years away. Clone Of The Universe is a fuzzed-up epic, particularly when it comes to the eighteen-minute goliath of a track that takes up all of side two. That track features none other than Alex Lifeson of Rush(!) as a very special guest. Very nice. Released by At The Dojo.

Hookworms
Microshift

Leeds stalwarts Hookworms’ third studio album, available on CD and vinyl via Domino. After the banks of the River Aire broke in late 2015, the band’s studio was devastated. The repairs that took place over the course of the next year were only made possible by altruistic voluntary work and online donations. That community effort displayed in the face of tragedy is no doubt the source of a pertinent blend of euphoria and tension present on the record. A more synth heavy affair than previous efforts, MJ’s modular features much more prominently, and collaboration with local synth nut Richard Formby guarantee an interesting listen!!
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Papernut Cambridge
Mellotron Phase: Volume 1

Following on from 2016’s instrumental version of their Love The Things Your Lover Loves album, Papernut Cambridge’s Ian Button has teamed up with electronic music library Ravenwood Music to produce an album of instrumentals made (almost) exclusively using sounds from original Mellotron, Chamberlin, Optigan etc tape banks.  Inspired in equal measure by King Crimson, The Herd, Brian Auger, and Keith Mansfield TV themes, Mellotron Phase: Vol 1 is being released digitally as a set of media music tracks, and as a 10” vinyl LP via Gare Du Nord Records that comes with a DL code on a reproduction vintage Mellotronics calling card.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Imajinary Friends
Imajinary Friends

Concise, krautish art rock from San Fran trio The Imajinary Friends, also featuring many actual extant friends. There are plenty of positive vibes coming off this one, their first release in over a decade. Groovy, clambering basslines, jangly guitar and various synths make up the tone of most of these; the lot culminates in a dreamy, spacious twelve-minute finale.
  • Vinyl LP (DOS-005)
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  • Limited edition

Tom Carter
Long Time Underground

Tom Carter has played in all sorts of combinations over the years, most notably his veteran duo Charalambides. But Long Time Underground finds Carter recording alone for the first time in his career. Recorded live in the studio, these pieces for his powerfully mournful guitar style are stunning in their atmospheric weight. Double LP on Three Lobed Recordings.

Khruangbin
Con Todo El Mundo

Khruangbin are a band inspired by non-Western music of many stripes, taking what they like from all sorts of cultures. Second album Con Todo El Mundo hones in on Iran and the Mediterranean in particular, whipping up some soulful funky storms as they do so. Con Todo El Mundo is released by Night Time Stories.

Jakob Skott
All The Colours Of The Dust

Jakob Skott drums in the Danish group Causa Sui, but also has a solo concern where he sets his drums off against his synthesiser collection. All The Colours Of The Dust is his third record of this, and is real nice and groovy, the drums and synths darting in and out of one another for a technicolour experience. On El Paraiso Records.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

German Oak
Down In The Bunker

Reissue of a notoriously misunderstood and misrepresented album and band. German Oak’s Down In The Bunker was literally recording in a bunker, and is a looming, dark, psychedelic prog/kraut rock album which got matched up to WWII imagery and references without the band’s input. Presented for the first time on vinyl with their consent the package includes extra previously unreleased tracks and images.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Dommengang
Love Jail

An album as breezy as the artwork suggests, Love Jail sees Thrill Jockey’s Dommengang bang out ten pieces of timeless Americana. The trio produce a powerful but pleasant noise, with fuzzy guitars cosying up to a tight and groovy rhythm section. Tracks like ‘Color Out Of Space’ will be soundtracking printer commercials before 2018 is out.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels
Stairgazing

Matt Edible & The Obtuse Angels play a sort of swirling psychedelic rock balladry, guitars and organ tones jostling with leaping vocals to occupy the forefront of the mix. Rhythms trundle on like obedient old dogs and chords drift lazily into one another, each song seeming never to touch the floor.
  • Vinyl LP (CROP004LP)
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  • Last copy
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Various
I Said, She Said, Ah Cid: The Exploito Psych World Of Alshire Records 1967-71

Very fine archival compilation on the Alshire label, whose business model involved getting crack LA session musicians to record sweet sweet sessions which were then released under a variety of different aliases and contexts. The music is just fabulous though, and there are three full discs of it here on I Said, She Said, Ah Cid, as well as an informative booklet. From Grapefruit.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Holger Czukay
Movie!

Holger Czukay, the bass player in goddamn Can in case you weren’t aware, released solo album Movie in 1979. It isn’t a soundtrack album, but Holger does pull in samples from whatever was on the TV that day, building up colourful and lively sound-worlds around them. Groovy and texturally interesting all the way through. Reissued on Gronland.

Pretty Lightning
The Rhythm Of Ooze

Some may call it psych, some may call it rock, some may call it drone. I would call it all three. The Rhythm of Ooze is the ten-track release from Pretty Lightning and is a cracking addition to most - if not all - collections of any of the above mentioned genres. Available on vinyl LP and released on Fuzz Club. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Nicklas Sørensen
Solo 2

Nicklas Sørensen is the guitarist of band Papir, but there’s plenty more to him than that. He also produces solo work, and guess what? Solo 2 contains just that. Sørensen has plugged his guitar into the lineage of gorgeous melodic minimal kosmische music, using electronics and effects to expand his guitar into a luscious creator of sound environments. Solo 2 is released by El Paraiso Records.
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Various
Kollektion 04: Bureau B By Richard Fearless - Part 2

Richard Fearless, of Death In Vegas, boldly embarks on a very comprehensive compilation of the Bureau B archives, selecting electronic wonders from 200 releases to be pressed to the 2CD or Triple LP collection. This is part two of the series of records, containing the likes of Moebius Plank Neumeier and Thomas Dinger.
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Various
Sweet & Sour Psych

Run out of trip tapes? Need some more sound for the ol' vinyl vortex? Well Suspect have got your back, pulling together the many faces of the modern psych scene, including the all-too-familiar features of Novella, The Oscillation and The Soundcarriers, but also groups with such titles as 'Dave's Doors of Perception'. Almost worth it just for that.
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The Galileo 7
Tear Your Minds Wide Open!

Allan Crockford shows off his songwriting chops on Kent band The Galileo 7's fifth album, a rollicking psych-pop record packed to the rafters with stormy guitars, body-rocking bass and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Recorded live to tape, you can hear just how tight the foursome’s harmonies are, unfettered by production wizardry.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Flying Microtonal Banana

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have already pretty much mastered that pulsing garage rocky sound, but they are still aiming to release five (yep, five) albums in 2017. With that in mind, it makes sense to try something a little new right? Flying Microtonal Banana finds them playing around with modified microtonal instruments for a slightly tweaked-out sound. Released by Heavenly.
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Seven That Spells
The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: OMEGA

From the prog-vintage style sleeve art to the band and album titles, it's fair to say that Seven That Spells new album The Death And Resurrection of Krautrock: OMEGA (the final part of a trilogy) is a grandiose project. And sure enough, the big bold tracks of OMEGA will take you on a trip all around the cosmos, with krautrock pulsations as your guide. On Sulatron.
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Polygondwanaland

They're at it again. The Melbourne-based seven piece have released five records this year...a work rate that makes Robert Pollard look like Kevin Shields. Lots of music, then, but is it any good? Of course it is. An album of jazz and groove laden gems to finish off perfectly a very busy year for this increasingly popular band.
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Sekel
Sekel

The key words when needing to describe this band are 'punk' and 'Sweden', so you can pretty much come to your own conclusions about the nature of this record. This ten-track release is a cracking addition to most - if not all - punk/kraut music collections and is available on vinyl LP and released on Fuzz Club. 

RMFTM
Subversive III: Spelende De Mens

RMFTM (that’s Radar Men From The Moon for names-in-full fans) close out their trilogy of Subversive albums with De Splende Mens, perhaps the most potent entry in the series. The Eindhoven group pull all manner of dark and experimental sound styles into their orbit, chewing them up and spitting out a frenzied power-pulse of punk-industrial-krautrock-technoid sounds. Double LP on Fuzz Club.
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Prettiest Eyes
Pools

Latest LP Pools from Los Angeles based three-piece Prettiest Eyes. Their psych-rock sound is a little more menacing than their name suggests, packing a punch with elements of noise and industrial thrown in. These guys come recommended by John Dwyer of Oh Sees. Pools is out on LP or CD on Castle Face.

MAGMA
Retrospektïẁ

In the world of Zeuhl gods Magma, things tend to occur on a large scale, and that’s certainly the case with this remastered Southern Lord boxset. The three volumes of Retrospektïẁ captured a trio of 1980 concerts at the Olympia in Paris. We begin with the debut appearance of Theusz Hamtaahk, the first part of a similarly-titled trilogy. The third part is Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh, released as a studio album in its own right, and featured in even more explosive form here. The three-LP set is rounded out with a version of Hhai and two more previously unrecorded tracks. A hefty testament to the unique vision of Christian Vander and the fine musicians and vocalists who helped bring that vision to life.
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The Kitchen Cinq
When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-68

The Kitchen Cinq are very much an in-the-known band, beloved by those that know, but generally lurking in the shadows, including behind frontman Lee Hazlewood’s solo career. When The Rainbow Disappears: An Anthology 1965-1968 collects the whole lot of their sparky garage-rock’n’roll, including very early, very rare stuff. On Light In The Attic.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

The psych rock well is running dry at this point so there's only a limited amount of names albums in the genre can have: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have opted to just add the word "fuzz" to the end of any sentence -- their newest effort, I'm In Your Mind Fuzz', might cause a squiggly green line in Microsoft Word, but is actually another joyous excursion into distortion and cosmic envelopments, made out of wah pedals, obscured vocals and trusty riffs that circle back through songs proudly. King Gizzard continue to make extra worlds to step into. Fuzz.
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Curanderos
Curanderos

Bardo Pond always keep themselves busy and continually seek the other limits of the music they play. Curanderos is the supergroup formed by Bardo plus the ensemble Kohoutek, who help push things into extra avant territory. Two side-long pieces of sweet experimental jamming make up Curanderos, which is released on vinyl by Fire.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sun Ship

Well the good news is that there's a new the Brian Jonestown Massacre album due in October but while we wait for “Third World Pyramid” to land we must be grateful for these two taster tracks released on honey coloured vinyl (how delightful). If it beats the incredible 'Revelation' I'll eat a horse but it's always nice to hear new material from this long running psych collective. 
  • Vinyl 10" (AUK035-10)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Sendelica
Cromlech II

The Welsh psych crew return to the megalithic tomb where they recorded the Cromlech Chronicles album. This pair of side-long tracks mix a wide array of acoustic instruments with subtle electronics. The  drifting, shifting, droning pieces reflect their interest in the likes of Taj Mahal Travellers and Amon Düül, while also exploring similar territory to Fovea Hex and United Bible Studies. Gatefold sleeve with artwork by Robert Steven Connett.
  • Vinyl LP (strange fish ten)
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Various
Looking At The Pictures In The Sky - The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1968

You know it’s gonna be a good psychedelic album when the soundclip makes your computer freeze from its layers of fuzzy guitar and echoed vocals. Looking At The Pictures In The Sky - The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1968 is an epic tome; a 3CD boxset with a 44-page booklet detailing the psychedelic scene over one year in Britain (and Ireland!). Tracks from The Factory, Fleur de Lys, The Barrier and Boeing Duveen give an idea of just how woozy we’re going here.
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The Pretty Things
Greatest Hits

The Pretty Things have evolved through several genres of music since the British R&B of their early ‘60s releases. This even included a stab at New Wave in the early ‘80s. Their most notable foray was into psychedelic rock, however, with the 1968 psych-rock opera SF Sorrow. The band featured guitarist Dick Taylor, who played bass in an early incarnation of The Rolling Stones. Although this new Greatest Hits anthology only contains a few actual chart hits, the set documents the music of one of the UK’s greatest ever rock bands. LP, 2CD with extra disc ‘Live at The 100 Club’ and CD.

Dungen
Skit I Allt Instrumental Mixes

A luxury treat for Dungen fans: this release features instrumental versions of every last track from the Swedish psychedelic crew’s Skit I Allt album (translation: ‘Screw It All’), split across five 7” vinyl records and all packed in a box along with a small poster. Strictly limited edition of 500 on Subliminal Sounds.
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James Holden & The Animal Spirits
The Animal Spirits

Electronics expert James Holden has expanded his Animal Spirits for a bold set of synth led folk opuses that fuse bits of psychedelia, kraut-rock, world jazz to create a genre blending opus that is also accessible. Sax, cornet, recorder and percussion have been introduced to the sonic maelstrom with Holden acting as band leader on an album that is sure to be highly anticipated. 

Slomatics
A Hocht

Reissue of the third album from the justly acclaimed Belfast sludge/doom band, originally released in 2012. It boasts a mighty kraken on the cover and eight tracks (as the title suggests, if you know your Gaeilge). Slomatics are eyebrow-raisingly heavy despite eschewing a bassist, and display more idiosyncracy and character than most downtuners. If you’re into Melvins, High On Fire, Sleep, Conan, Yob and similar, and have missed this, rectify that sorry situation!

Serpent Power
Electric Looneyland

Electric Looneyland is the second album by Liverpool duo Serpent Power. Ian Skelly, previously of The Coral, along with Paul Malloy, previously of The Zutons and The Coral, have created their own world of psych-rock, horror and weird spaciness on Electric Looneyland, all stemming from them finding some old keyboards in a skip.

Sula Bassana
Shipwrecked

On Shipwrecked, Sula Bassana uses an impressive selection of vintage gear to produce a singular take on deutsche elektronische musik. For this CD on Sulatron he references the past with an eye on the future. Mastered by krautrock icon Eroc, this is heady stuff. The artwork’s epic science-fiction vista should be enough to let you know what you’re in for.  

Psychic TV
Fishscales Falling : A Smorgasbord ov Delights - Mixtape Vol 2

Take another glimpse into the unique world of Genesis P-Orridge’s Psychic TV with Fishscales Falling: A Smorgasbord ov Delights, the second volume of a mixtape series that plucks out all sorts of treats from the archives, mostly unreleased. Remixes, demos and live tracks are all swirled up into a nutritious collection of strange. 12” on Sweet Nothing.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Early Years
II

Krautrock-influenced London band The Early Years formed in 2004 and were signed to Beggars Banquet after airplay from Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens. After their debut album received rave reviews, the band embarked on the usual round of tours and festivals before deciding to take a break in 2008. Now, 10 years after their first album, here is their second. It's taken a while, but at least it's a double. 

Psychic TV
Fishscales Falling : A Smorgasbord Ov Delights – Mixtape Volume 1

To commemorate the entire Psychic TV discography being made available digitally for the first time we get this vinyl edition of some of the many demos, live tracks, outtakes and band favourites from Genesis P.Orridge's shapeshifting outfit.  Comes on white and transparent yellow vinyl. Originally an RSD16 edition but still some copies available. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Entrance Band
Fuzz Club Session

Power trio The Entrance Band headed up by Guy Blakeslee features members of Pixies, A Perfect Circle, QOTSA. They take the stoner come psychedelic route that Kyuss roamed and go further down that path. Part of Fuzz Club’s Sessions, it was recorded straight onto tape and features two improvised jams and a cover of Can’t Seem To Make You Mine by The Seeds
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Dead Rabbits
Everything Is A Lie

Southampton shoegazers Dead Rabbits (that's Dead Rabbits UK, not to be confused with the metal band from Arizona) release this throwback effort, more than slightly reminiscent of Loop, Spacemen 3, etc. The band themselves describe it as "...the only honest thing you’ll hear in a world full of lies and hate." So probably worth investing in a vinyl copy then.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Underground Youth
Haunted

The Underground Youth a.k.a Craig Dyer presents another psychedelic record from the industrial bowels of Manchester. There’s a sense of 90’s reverence on display without cosying up to outright nostalgia. Mesmerising and texturally rich, Haunted is just that. Out on CD and limited Coke Bottle colour vinyl LP from Fuzz Club.

Fuzz
Live In San Francisco

Just imagine seeing Ty Segall's rock three piece Fuzz live in San Francisco? Well imagine no more as here is a recording of the rock behemoths in action on what was also Ty Segall's birthday. It perfectly captures their raw and ready hard rock sound with nods to Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Hawkwind full of elongated jams, guitar riffery and wild drumming and a great time was seemingly had by all.    
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

F/i
Space Mantra

Vintage weirdo space rock from 1988! Space Mantra is perhaps the greatest record by F/I, a band who started out as underground electronic noise-tape dudes and then developed into a ‘proper’ rock band Except of course they retained their wilder edges, making Space Mantra a thrilling, tripped-out listen. First vinyl reissue! From Sorcerer.
  • Artist(s):
  • F/I
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Trad, Gras och Stenar
Tack For Kaffet

This is a particularly special record for Swedish underground legends Trad, Gras och Stenar, as it features their last ever jams with two band members who have since passed away. Tack For Kaffet, presented as a tribute to those members, is nevertheless full of improvisational life, with some moments of pure gorgeousness. CD and double LP editions on Subliminal Sounds.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Henrik Rylander
Från En Obestämd Plats I Rummet

Från en obestämd plats i rummet (unofficially translated by the Norman Records Department of Swedish as ‘From an undetermined part of the room’) was first released in 1997. A bit of an electro-shoegaze juggernaut, this one. It sounds its age really only in the noisy guitar and Loveless-esque drum machines. Judging from the meaty production, Henrik Rylander could as well have made it yesterday.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Sky Music
A Tribute To Terje Rypdal Vol. 2

If you enjoyed the recent Tribute To Terje Rypdal, by supergroup Sky Music (featuring Henry Kaiser and members of The Thing, Bushman’s Revenge and Supersilent), you really ought to dial this into your life. Volume 2 contains two lengthy pieces that were squeezed off the first volume for reasons of space: hear them fully expand here. On Rune Grammofon
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Popol Vuh
For You And Me

Now 28 years old, For You and Me was the 17th LP from Popol Vuh, the German legends who helped define a sound in the ‘70s and worked closely with the director Werner Herzog on many of his films. This LP is from their New Age and Ambient phase; with strong influences from traditional music from Ireland, Greece and the Himalayas. Out of print since 1991, One Way Static deliver a deluxe vinyl edition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

J Rider
No Longer Anonymous

West coast rockers with a penchant for twangy riffs, sweet-voiced harmonizing and drum fill showboating, J Rider originally went by the name Anonymous, but switched it up after their 1976 release 'Inside the Shadow' -- opting to be, you know, 'No Longer Anonymous'. In an attempt at making their brand of well-mapped rock more hard-edged and raw, the record employs more forceful guitars and fuller sounding instrumentation -- and breaks down for the odd ecstatic solo. This reissue comes with a bunch of bonus tracks taken from a recording session that is only now seeing the light of day.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Robert Sotelo
Cusp

Andrew Doig makes his full length album debut as Robert Sotelo. Cusp showcase twelve tracks of delightful and sincere psyche-pop. It verges on lo-fi, but it’s more just charming. Drawing influence from the likes of Paul McCartney, it’s a slice of post 30 life. Limited LP on Upset The Rhythm.

The Master Musicians of Dyffryn Moor
Cerddoriaeth Ddefodol Gogledd Sir Benfro (Ritual Music of North Pembrokeshire)

The traditions of 'beating the bounds' and what was eventually coined 'rough music' hold more significance than simply people hitting objects. This concept is well presented on this superb release which presents the trance inducing, ritualistic rhythms carved out one night in a rain soaked cottage in West Wales.
  • Vinyl Double LP (llwch001)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Papir
Live at Roadburn

‘Live At Roadburn’ is Papir’s fifth full length album and first ever live album. Known and loved for their awe inspiring live performances and intense live studio albums, it makes perfect sense for these cosmic, Danish stoner rockers to produce a live album that captures their explosive blend of post rock drone, pounding bass lines, intricate math rock drumming and uplifting, effects-heavy guitar wailing.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Vuelveteloca
Sonora

As a life long fan of Bolivian psych-rock, I was naturally sceptical of Vuelveteloca, the supposed legends of Chilean psych-rock. Yet here they are, on Fuzz Club Records with their fifth album Sonora, smashing the doomiest, most stoned rock together with the hyper connectivity of a heavy metal Kraftwerk operating suicidal seventies super-computers. And their last album was called Pantera. Cool!
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Elder
Elder

Elder’s debut album Elder took the psych stoner rock world by storm in 2007. Now, not only has Elder been remastered for your pleasure for its tenth anniversary - it also includes a reputedly rougher and heavier album Elder recorded prior to Elder, before they were even called Elder. A solid 180g coloured vinyl edition for the fans. Elder.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Various
Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock And Electronic Music 1971-81

The third in Soul Jazz Records’ series of compilations exploring multifarious delights in the fertile world of 70s and early 80s German experimental rock, pop and electronic music. Several familiar names here - Popul Vuh, Cluster, Roedelius, Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Harmonia, and Agitation Free. However this volume delves even further than before into the outer reaches of Krautrock and Kosmische related activity with tracks from A.r. & Machines, Michael Bundt,  Achim Reichel, Pyrolator and many more. Triple LP or double CD. Klasse!

Bitchin Bajas
Bajas Fresh

Bitchin Bajas centre around guitarist and organist Cooper Crain, also of Chicago Psych/drone band Cave. In the 4 years since their last album, they have released collaborative efforts with Natural Information Society, Olivia Wyatt and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Bajas Fresh is their fifth full album and droning soundscapes are the order of the day. Half-speed mastered double LP and double cassette on Drag City.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Klaus Johann Grobe
Spagat der Liebe

High quality Deutsche-language grooves from Klaus Johann Grobe, a band who specialise in summer-night dance pop. Spagat der Liebe, their second album, shimmers and shakes even more than the first one did, while simultaneously showing off its links to the komische-synth tradition. Released by Trouble In Mind.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Boris
Attention Please

'Attention Please' is the seventeenth studio album from Japanese musical chameleons Boris. The trio are widely known for their constantly shape-shifting style, covering genres as far afield as psychedelia, shoegaze, post-metal, drone and stoner metal often within the same song. Released on the same day as their second 'Heavy Rocks' album, 'Attention Please' is more in the vein of 'New Album' with it's shimmering noise pop and shoegaze stylings than the raw stoner rock of 'Heavy Rocks'. The album is the only Boris record to feature vocals exclusively from lead guitarist Wata.

Bremen
Eclipsed

Bremen are a duo from Sweden. Despite releasing on Blackest Ever Black, they aren’t techno boys: wow! Instead, they play a blackened form of minimal psychedelia, forging a direct link to some foresty nether regions of the mind. Eclipsed is their second for the label, and stretches out over 2 LPs.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Electric Eye
From The Poisonous Tree

Electric Eye are moving fast, with From The Poisonous Tree being their third substantial release in just over a year. Clearly, the eternally forward-driving energy of the Rock is in them. This album is as psychedelic and juicy as ever, though the band also find time to play with some varied rhythms too. Released by Jansen Plateproduksjon.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Joel Gion
Joel Gion

The Brian Jonestown Massacre tambourine batterer Joel Gion returns with another solo album where he marshals a troupe of his talented musician pals to concoct an album of calm and collected psych vibes. Expect sun-glassed and laid back sounds from this master of studied cool. Enormous sideburns essential. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man

A double-vinyl re-issue of Take It From The Man!, the third studio album from veteran psychedelic/garage rockers The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Originally released in 1996 on Bomp! - the first of three albums that year alone - and now re-packaged on their current ‘a’ label, the group’s charismatic leader Anton Newcombe has long cited this era as one of his favourites from his band’s lengthy and much-storied history. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (AUK005LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

VONO
Dinner Fur 2

Anyone with the slightest interest in 1980s synthwave ought to be acquainted with Vono, a pair of German brothers active in the late seventies and early eighties. Their weapons of choice: dark, danceable beats, simple bass sequences, metallic synth textures and yelped lyrics. Immaculately stylish for their time, and perhaps rather provocative too. One for your 'Best Reissues of 2017 Part 2' list!

Art Zoyd
44 1/2: Live & Unreleased Works

A frankly ludicrous amount of material from French avant-garde outfit Art Zoyd. Eight CDs worth of live recordings between 1972-2004, four CDs worth of studio recordings, their full birthday performance filmed in RIO on DVD, plus another filled with TV performances… all in a single 12xCD+2XDVD+52 page booklet behemoth package, released on Cuneiform Records. Phew. I dare you to tackle the whole thing in one go.

Faust
Just Us

Faust are back to scare the living shit out of us and follow up on the most pressing questions of their career -- like "Why don't you eat carrots?" - with a brand new record. The seasoned krautrock crew plotted, designed, built and tore down three new tracks for j U s t (also known as Just Us, in a confusing court ruling worthy of only this band). This will be weird, I should say.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog