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Motorpsycho
Begynnelser

Motorpsycho composed this music for use in a play: imagine going to the theatre and seeing Motorpsycho play alongside the drama! Lovely. However, this audio release of Begynnelser has been designed specifically for listening, meaning that it contains material and sequencing different to the actual performed play. Begynnelser is presented as a double 10” and CD, plus a DVD with a full filmed performance of the play! On Rune Grammofon.
  • Vinyl Double 10" (RLP2193)
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Oneida
Positions

Yes that’s right, what we have here is an EP on which Brooklyn’s endlessly thrilling Oneida cover This Heat, one of the most remarkable bands yet seen. Incredible scenes. As well as their take on ‘S.P.Q.R’, they also cover Chrome over the course of 16 minutes, and round things off with a droney original. Positions is on Rocket Recordings, limited to 300 vinyl copies.

Cosmonauts
Star 69

Los Angeles’ garage-rock act Cosmonauts are close to becoming veterans at this point, now on their fifth studio album of sun-scorched, fuzzed-up psych-rock. This is the European pressing of Star 69, arriving just in time for the band’s limited run of European live dates and festival appearances. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC116V12)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

The Pink Floyd vinyl reissuing machine rolls around to two of the group’s latter day albums, thus completing the roster. The Final Cut is their 1983 twelfth album, and their last one with Roger Waters. It features lots of Waters’ Falklands-related anti-war anger, giving a bitter bite to many of the songs here. It has been remastered, and is available on vinyl for the first time in decades on Pink Floyd Records.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Jack Ellister
When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease / Supernaut

Jack Ellister plays whatever songs he damn likes, as evidenced by this great covers pairing on a 7”. Black Sabbath’s classic heavy cruncher Supernaut on the one side, and Roy Harper’s wistful When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease on the other. Both get a very nice reinterpretation from Ellister: turns out they can share vinyl after all. On Fruits de Mer.
  • Vinyl 7" (crustacean 90 )
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Total Rejection
Everybody Knows What You Don't Know

Everybody Knows What You Don’t Know is the second studio album from the Total Rejection, completing the vision for revitalising their mod and ‘60s pop influences that had informed their debut album Wrapping Yourself In Silver Foil Won’t Save You From The Blast. So sincere that they completely pull it off.
  • Vinyl LP (RAVE 20193)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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Icarus Peel’s Acid Reign
The Window On The Side Of Your Head

Icarus Peel’s Acid Reign take their cues from classic rock trios such as Cream, The Groundhogs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Taste. Icarus Peel himself felt that a different home was needed, away from his band The Honey Pot and his collaboration with Crystal Jacqueline, for new material to thrive. The Window On The Side Of Your Head is the new album and as the album cover may suggest, this man likes a guitar solo. Limited edition 180g yellow vinyl LP on Mega Dodo.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Zeitkratzer
Performs Songs from the Albums 'Kraftwerk' and 'Kraftwerk 2'

Led by Reinhold Friedl, Zeitkratzer are an ensemble of musicians who work with and reinterpret compositions by an ever reaching range of avant-garde and fringe artists. Their list of works include Lou Reed, Whitehouse, Throbbing Gristle, Stockhausen, John Cage. Now they turn their mad orchestra’s gaze upon the early works of Kraftwerk, specifically their first two albums.

The Quiet Temple
The Quiet Temple

Who do we find inside The Quiet Temple? Well, primarily Rich Machin and Duke Garwood, joined by a rotating selection of musicians with past experience with Stereolab, Spiritualized/Coil (Thighpaulsandra) (among others). Together, this gang have created this self-titled debut album, a groovy, jazzy, live-feeling album that covers lots of tasty sonic ground.

The Myrrors
Curved Entrances

Has there ever been a more psych-rock artefact than an album entitled Curved Entrances, made by a group called The Myrrors and released through a label that goes by the name of Cardinal Fuzz? If there has, we’ve not come across it. This record features two side-long jams that, as well as the obvious influence, also take in stoner metal, doom and a wee bit of Krautrock. Trippy, man.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Carlton Melton / Kandodo 3
Split

Get spacey with the latest release from Carlton Melton, those well-regarded purveyors of stretched-out psych-rock jams. They take three tracks of this 12” split: the other side belongs to kandodo 3, a spin-off from The Heads, taking an even more spaced approach to music than the mother-band do. On Creepy Crawl.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Islandman
Rest In Space

The press release is eager to get the names of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray in there as a comparison to the sound of fellow Turk, Islandman. I feel that may be underselling Rest in Space slightly. Yes, there is a mix of Turkish folk with Western instrumentation here, but other than that, Islandman forges his own path, making an intoxicating mix of experimental electronics punctuated by distinctly Turkish instrumentation.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Abdou El Omari
Nuits D' Ete Avec Naima Samih

Radio Martiko kicked things off with a reissue of Moroccan organ-composer Abdou El Omari’s 1976 LP Nuits D' Ete. With their second release they’re going one better - Nuits D' Ete Avec Naima Samih, a previously-unreleased collection of El Omari stuff. Some of this LP was made alongside the singer Naima Samih. Psychedelic north African Farfisa magic.

Bongzilla
Stash

Weed-obsessed stoner rock band, Bongzilla, originally released their debut album, Stash, in 1999. On its 20th anniversary, a reissue seems quite appropriate. The album contains all the downtuned riffage you could want plus lyrics about smoking weed, bongs and weed in general. Don’t do drugs, kids, but you can listen to Bongzilla.

Bongzilla
Gateway

Muleboy, Spanky and the gang, AKA, Bongzilla, released their third album, Gateway, in 2002. The stoner rock/ heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin, had a vested interest in all things weed related. The title, Gateway, is reference to the ol’ Mary Jo being a gateway to harder drugs and not a reference to the now defunct supermarket chain. 

Bongzilla
Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes

Bongzilla are a stoner rock/heavy metal band from Madison, Wisconsin. They formed in the mid-90s and are now back together following a 6 year break. Methods For Attaining Extreme Altitudes was their debut EP, originally released in 1998. The EP's three tracks clock in at an impressive total of 25 minutes. Rock on!

The Bevis Frond
North Circular

North Circular is an album that especially embodies The Bevis Frond’s twin tendencies towards the epic and the intimate. On the one hand, this is a twenty-four track, triple LP album with huge melodies and power-stance guitar playing. On the other, it’s themed around a ring road that goes from Woolwich to Chiswick, and was made with highly-personal record collector passion. In any case, it's a great album, happily now reissued by Fire Archive.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FIRELP451)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Monkees
Head

Head was an experimental freaky trip of a film released in late 1968. It starred The Monkees, who also recorded the soundtrack, and was directed by Bob Rafelson. It was written by Raffelson along with Jack Nicholson and featured cameo appearances from Frank Zappa and Terri Garr. The soundtrack, features such songs as Porpoise Song and Circle Sky.
  • Vinyl LP (0603497851119)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
Mothermania: The Best Of The Mothers

A curious compilation released in 1969 by Frank Zappa’s backing band The Mothers of Invention, Mothermania contained unique mixes of songs already on Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only In It For The Money. Created mainly in response to unsanctioned compilations then being released by his old record company, Zappa disowned it soon afterwards, but now it gets a 50th anniversary overhaul from the original tapes. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Major Stars
Roots of Confusion Seeds of Joy

Arriving much quicker than normal between your average Major Stars albums, Roots of Confusion Seeds of Joy finds the Massachusetts sextet in fertile creative form. New vocalist Noell Dorsey adds harmonic elements to the mix, while their typical formation of three guitars up-front in the mix remains. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Who Killed Sgt Pepper?

At last! A re-issue of The Brian Jonestown Massacre LP which prompted the spat between our very own Phil Leigh and Brian Jonestown Massacre leader Anton Newcombe which culminated in the latter very accurately labelling the former a 'grumpy little tit'. Re-live that moment whilst listening to the album Phil described rather inaccurately "a bit like every period of Primal Scream on one album".   

The Mattson 2
Paradise

There’s two of ‘em and they’re both called Mattson. The Mattson 2 are twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson. They are known as a jazz duo, reinterpreting John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme being one of their projects, but on their 8th album, Paradise, they create a warm psych/jazz/pop fusion which is melodic and blissful. This is the first time they’ve sung on any of their records, too. LP and CD on Company Records.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Prettiest Eyes
Vol. 3

Prettiest Eyes with what I can only imagine is their third album. This pair make completely gleeful noise rock, that churns away without any concerns. Apparently they make an even bigger stir live, and it's easy to hear why. The throbbing machines and idiot-savant vocals make for quite the potent combination.

Twink and the Technicolour Dream
Sympathy for the Beast

Ozzy Osbourne, Bowie, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate - they've all written songs about notorious occultist Aleister Crowley. Now, Twink and the Technicolour Dream take the reins with 'Sympathy for the Beast', an intense psychedelic journey which uses original poems to accompany the kaleidoscopic sounds.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Paisiel
Paisiel

Paisiel’s eponymous debut LP has been a slow-burn success since it came out in 2018. The manner in which the duo’s ambitious sound blends drone, psych-rock, free jazz could be described as Krautrock, but there is nothing particularly Motorik about anything here. Rather, the manner in which driving rhythms backbone sonic experimentation have more in keeping with acts like Goat and Cattle. In short, this is a very cool record. Originally released via Lovers & Lollypops, Paisiel has now been issued in the UK by Rocket Recordings.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Donovan
The Hurdy Gurdy Man

Donovan’s ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ is one of those songs that you had to be there for. While it was probably quite profound upon release in 1968, to modern ears Donovan’s glottal-stopped ‘hurdie-gurdies’ make a period piece of this beatific jangle. Good thing, then, that the LP holds up better than its title-track. Donovan had gone out with The Beatles on their famous trip to India, and there’s a transcendental flavour to Hurdy Gurdy Man’s 60’s pop-rock that is similar to what the Fab Four did when they returned from their jaunt.

I Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral
I Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral

TFW you Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral. This dramatically-named outfit belongs to Faust guitarist Amaury Cambuzat. The vibe for debut release I Feel Like A Bombed Cathedral is high-intensity mega-drone, with deeply-treated guitar activity conjuring up fifty-minutes of soundscaping over just two tracks. Released by Dirter.

Keith Emerson & Goblin
The Church

In which the fairly proggy Italian group Goblin team up with the extremely proggy Keith Emerson to soundtrack a Dario Argento horror flick. Dating from 1989, Emerson takes the film’s title La Chiesa (The Church) literally, by sticking mostly to a huge-sounding church organ. 
  • Vinyl LP (DW138)
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Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 1

Roadwork Vol. 1 is the first installment of four live compilation albums by Norwegian psych/prog band Motorpsycho. Roadwork Vol. 1 was recorded during the 1998 Trust US European Tour. Eight tracks have been picked from over forty hours of music to give you, the listener, the cream of the crop. 180g red coloured vinyl LP or CD on Rune Gramafon. Limited to 500 copies.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Jowe Head
Widdershins

Jowe Head (of Swell Maps and Television Personalities) strikes out with a unique album of experimentally-tinged pop-rock-psych-folk. Widdershins genre-defying tracklisting includes covers of Einsturzende Neubauten and Fairport Convention, as well as a song collected by Shirley Collins, all thoroughly reinvisioned as Jowe music. Released by Easy Action.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Khruangbin
Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo in Dub)

After 2018's Con Todo El Mundo blew everyone's collective mind, Khruangbin have turned to legendary dub producer Scientist to freeze that album's tracks in time. Doing this has enabled the band to find the spaces in their music, and make them wide screen. Hasta El Cielo offers a different perspective on the band's psych sound.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
12 Bar Bruise

12 Bar Bruise was the first full-length album by Australian psychedelic rockers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Originally released in 2012, it followed on from a pair of EPs and recorded using iPhones strategically placed around the room. This reissue comes pressed on vinyl that is specifically the same colour as Wrigley’s Doublemint along with reimagined artwork.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Various
Cambodian Nuggets

Documenting an amazingly rich music scene before the ascent of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in 1975, Cambodian Nuggets collects a dozen incredible cuts to have emerged from the South-East Asian state, spanning French and Latin influences and styles ranging from surf-rock and psychedelia to melodic soul. 

Soft Hearted Scientists
Take Time To Wonder In A Whirling World

Some bug-eyed psych-folk from Wales here. Originally released in 2007, Soft Hearted Scientists’s Take Time To Wonder In A Whirling World gets a timely reissue by You Are The Cosmos. The recent rise of Richard Dawson may owe something to this album, though SHS’s brand of British folk is far more day-glo and bushy-tailed. Sort of sounds like an LP Oliver Postgate might have made if he was into that sort of thing.

Soft Hearted Scientists
The Slow Cyclone


Soft Hearted Scientists
Golden Omens

Welsh psychedelics Soft Hearted Scientists present their seventh album, a four-part, double-CD suite of all-engulfing sonic drift: plenty of hovering electronics buoy up the blissfully-blasted acoustic songcraft, and the results are authentically tripped-out. Golden Omens is released by a label called The Hip Replacement.

Purple Eternal
What Things Did You See?

Described in Leeds Other Paper in a review of their first gig in 1988 as having “blatantly copied the Birthday Party, J & MC, Sonic Youth, and Speed-Metal Bands … they produced a thunderous enjoyable happy row”, and proclaimed in Sounds a week later, following a second gig: “if Purple Eternal came from New York instead of Leeds, they would be destined for stardom.” Now 30 years later you can enjoy Leeds psyche noise garage punk legends remastered and re-blasted. Relive the heady days you can’t really remember.
  • Vinyl LP
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  • Limited edition

The Janitors
15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl

Is there a rule that fuzz related musics needed to draw attention to it? Cardinal Fuzz are releasing 15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl by fuzz rockers The Janitors. These Swedes have stretched fuzz as far as it will go, so it's fascinating to here how the band has changed over the decade and a half it's existed. That they got through several bands worth of band members too probably helps.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Janitors
Fuzz Club Session

Creepy, freaky, droney, Swedish psych-rockers The Janitors recorded a session for Fuzz Club in London in September 2018 when on tour. The resulting four track recording features cuts from their LPs Drone Head and Horn Ur Marken and another from their EP Evil Doings Of An Evil Kind. 180g vinyl LP, limited to 400 copies, on Fuzz Club.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
Yn Ol I Annwyn

Reaching at least the top 5 of our annual “Doom Metal Band Name” ranking, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard releases have always been a sure bet for fat riffs iced over huge, sluggish beats, with a few synthesizers added for flavor. Yn Ol I Annwyn is Welsh for Return to the Underworld, which is exactly what the record invites you to do.

Richard Pinhas
Iceland

First time vinyl reissue of the first album by Richard Pinhas released after the end of Heldon. Alone he takes a more restrained approach than that of his band, with Iceland being a subtle journey reflecting the cold and awe of the country from which it takes its name. Also features 'Wintermusic' a 25 minute long bonus track from 1983 also released on vinyl for the first time.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Futuropaco
Futuropaco

One man bands aren't what they used to be. Futuropaco is Justin Pinkerton, previously of Thrill Jockey psych-rockers Golden Void, and it's only him you'll hear on this debut. Pinkerton is also a composer of library and commercial music, so you can think of Futuropaco as him bringing his two sides together.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Soft Walls
Not as Bad as It Seems

Not As Bad As It Seems is the third album by Soft Walls. It was recorded to tape on a trusty 8-track recorder. The guitar-based, drum machine-backed songs trawl through rock, punk, raga, and lo-fi ballads. Thematically it mixes self-critical lyrics with self-help positivity. Apparently, everything is "cranked".

Dire Wolves
Grow Towards The Light

Dire Wolves are led by Jeffrey Alexander, who, among other projects has been a member of Jackie-O Motherfucker and run the label, Secret Eye Records. Dire Wolves have a slew of releases behind them, although, Grow toward The Light, is only their 4th full-length album. Expect spacey jams for the laid back.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog
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GNOD
Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

The mighty Mancunian GNOD juggernaut rolls ever onwards with a fierce five-strack statement, potently titled Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine. The music bites as hard as the righteous title, with repeato-riffs pushing the dense psych monoliths along. It’s out on Rocket Recordings.

Prairie WWWW
Wu Hai

Prairie WWWW are a Taiwanese band with bold instincts and an experimental approach to folk sounds. Their Wu Hai EP slinks around musical spaces that often lapse into ambient, but might also evolve into poetry, flute / synth tunes, or percussive marching. Well worth turning an ear to this group, they are doing interesting things. Issued by Guruguru Brain.

Nawksh
Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II

Wild action from Pakistan, courtesy of Nawksh, who produces video games as well as music. Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II is a super-powerful brew-up of pretty much everything Nawksh enjoys, with new age sounds, messed-up LA-style beats and general abstract sonic explosions all involved. The results are heady. LP release on Guruguru Brain.

Red Kite
Red Kite

Technically gifted Norwegian four-piece, Red Kite, ply their trade blending prog, psych, heavy rock and free-jazz. Somewhat of a supergroup, their members have served time in Norwegian prog bands such as Elephant9, Grand General, Bushman’s Revenge and Shining. Their self-titled debut album is a complex and challenging beast, ideal for those who like their music complicated and loud.

The Heads
Rkt!

The Heads fans rejoice as some of their more hard to find releases from the early 2000s are now compiled on one 3LP collection. Comprising of the first 3 releases The Heads put out on the Rocket label, this finds the band at their most freeform, a psychedelic sprawling mass of grooves and noise rock fun.      
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

75 Dollar Bill
I Was Real

Third album from 75 Dollar Bill. Their sound is something like ambient blues? The guitar sound is there, but it's sparse and often left to ring out. Bluesy riffs are looped while percussion grooves along behind it. This all makes I Was Real surprisingly dancey and fun. An incredibly moving album that offers a moving alternative to what minimalism can be. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Sordid Sound System & Sutja Gutiérrez
Bend Your Standards EP

The new Global Warming imprint’s very first split record, Bend Your Standards sees two artists take a brace of tracks on either side of a 12” EP. Scottish artist Sordid Sound System gets futuristic and psychedelic on side one, while Sutja Gutiérrez spins a nightmarish web of sounds on the reverse. 
  • Vinyl 12" (GW006)
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Julian Cope
Autogeddon

25th anniversary re-mastered re-issue of Autogeddon, the 11th solo album from former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope. One of the musical and cultural auteur’s most intriguing and unfairly overlooked works. Both editions include the album itself, the Paranormal In The West Country EP and rare tracks ‘Conspiracy Blues’ and ‘Highway Blues’.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Money For Rope
Picture Us

Melbourne's guitar music scene has really been on one of late producing the likes of Courtney Barnett and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard among others. Add to that list Money for Rope whose second album Picture Us is a charming slice of sun soaked psych-rock that is unafraid to tackle the political issues facing Australia in 2019. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Causa Sui
Live in Copenhagen

Oh how I bet our Ian wishes he could have been there. Two performances from the approaching legendary Euro-kraut group Causa Sui at release parties for albums in 2013 and 2016. As they rarely play live this is the opportunity to catch them in their element, stretching and twisting their songs out of all recognition. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Prana Crafter
Bodhi Cheetah's Choice

Bodhi Cheetah’s Choice by Prana Crafter is an album that intends to evoke the feeling of a woodland walk via the medium of acid folk. William Sol, the man behind the music, often tramps through the woods in his native Washington State. Fans of Six Organs of Admittance, Popol Vuh, late ‘60s John Fahey and Grateful Dead’s early ‘70s bootlegs will happily lose themselves in this.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

1976: Goodbye Peter Gabriel, step forward Mr. Phil Collins! A Trick Of The Tail was the album where Phil Collins left his drum stool and stepped up to the mic, or just got a mic shoved in front of his mouth while he sat at the drums. He replaced Peter Gabriel on vocals anyway as Gabriel left to embark on a solo career. A more song-orientated, less theatrical version of Genesis was born.

Diagram
Transmission Response

Diagram is the solo recording moniker of Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who normally fronts neo-psych outfit The Third Sound and plays guitar in The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Transmission Response, his first album by himself, is 12 tracks of synth-inflected post-punk and dream-pop. 
  • Vinyl LP (FC114V12)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Genesis
Foxtrot

The fourth album in the Genesis cannon was 1972’s Foxtrot. According to critics at the time, this is the one where their blend of prog, creativity and musical nous were combined perfectly. Foxtrot was notable for its ambitious closing track, Supper’s Ready, a complex construction which clocked in at 27 minutes. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Yawning Man
Macedonian Lines

Yawning Man are band rooted in desert rock and stoner rock. They have been together since 1986 but only released their first album in 2005. Since then, they have released a glut of EPs and two further albums. 2018’s The Revolt Against Tired Noises saw a progression in their sound which continues on their latest long-player Macedonian Lines.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Elder
The Gold & Silver Sessions

One of the most eyebrow-raising musical evolutions in recent times, it’s incredible to think that the expansive, krautrock wig-outs of The Gold & Silver Sessions are the product of Elder, the same band that released the straightforwardly stoner-rock Reflections of a Floating World just two years back. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Doug Tuttle
Dream Road

Doug Tuttle was one half of the duo MMoss with his then girlfriend, Rachel Neveu. When their relationship, and band, broke up, he set off for Massachusetts where he’s been making solo albums ever since. Dream Road, his fourth album, is another collection of songs that recall classic ‘60s & ‘70s American pop and rock with more than a touch of country and psych.

Rob Burger
The Grid

An understudy and collaborator with jazz and avant-garde legends going as far back as Max Roach and Laurie Anderson, and then immersing himself in session and soundtrack work, Rob Burger is one of the most consistently undervalued figures in music over the last quarter of a century. The Grid is his latest solo album. 

The Galileo 7
There Is Only Now

Psychedelically tinged garage-rock for fans of King Gizzard and Thee Oh Sees, There Is Only Now is the sixth studio album from psych-beat outfit The Galileo 7. Shamelessly retro it may be, but there’s always been total joy and conviction in the group’s output to date, and this should be no different. 

Air
Air

A jazz/soul/prog-rock classic from 1971, Air’s self-titled album is something of a rarity. Thankfully, Be With Records are highly skilled at their reissues, and Air is no exception. They’ve recreated the exact original release, including beautiful artwork - but with remastered tracks. All on 180 gram vinyl. Not to be confused with French electro duo Air!

Hawkeyes
Last Light Of Future Failure

The second full-length album from Hawkeyes arrives with fire in its belly. Last Light Of Future Failure strays from the path of fully-blasted doom in order to add in further heavy and psychedelic aspects, so that this album’s sound, achieved with a full four guitarists, is more varied and more richly textured than before. On Cardinal Fuzz.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

White Manna
Ape On Sunday

When the fuzz was come who will you stand with? Cardinal Fuzz or Fuzz Club? White Manna have sided with the former.. for now. Ape On Sunday sees the band making almost unbearably brooding kosmische, the sort of music that would have me constantly looking over my shoulder on a nighttime walk through the park. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Tengger
Spiritual 2

Pan-Asian travelling family band Tengger return with Spiritual 2. This time, the visual and musical focus seems to be the Japanese mountain of Ishizuchi, and that one is nothing if not steeped in spirituality. Joyous new age drones, krauty beats and wordless female vocals accompanied by harmonium and toy instruments.

Some Became Hollow Tubes
Keep It In The Ground

Some Became Hollow Tubes is a collaboration between Eric Quach of Thisquietarmy and Aidan Girt of the legendary Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The LP contains six improvised drone pieces, heavy on the pedals and the loops,  that follow the quiet/loud dynamic as drums appear and subside. Surely one for Normanites to get excited about!
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Les Big Byrd
Stockholm Death Star

Following support slots with Goat and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Les Big Byrd commit their Scandinavian space rock to tape with Stockholm Death Star. Fuzzy and full of modern-psych overtones it’s also packed with a distinctly Swedish knack for pop hooks. Out on vinyl 12” from ‘a’ Recordings.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Black Bombaim
Zone Of Resident Bodies

Portugese space/psych rockers Black Bombaim have teamed up with three electronic composers to create their new album Zone Of Resident Bodies. Composers Jonathan Saldanha, Luís Fernandes, Pedro Augusto worked with the band in different locations from an old auditorium, a cavernous space in a post office building and a reverberation room at an engineering university. This removed the band’s reliance on the safety of a studio, with interesting results. On Cardinal Fuzz.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Dean McPhee
Four Stones

Return for the third (full-length) time to the world of Dean McPhee, and sit in the centre of his elegant swirling electric guitar pieces. Four Stones combines tracks from rare editions of Folklore Tapes cassettes with two excellent new pieces, adding up to a good-sized portion of McPhee in all his melodically instrumental glory. Vinyl release from Hood Faire.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Michael Rother
Sterntaler

Grönland are currently in the middle of a Michael Rother reissue programme. 1978’s Sterntaler, the second solo LP released by the Neu!/Harmonia hombre, is one of those that has made the cut. As you might expect this is classique Motorik Krautrock, full of rumbling basslines and chirruping synthesisers.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Michael Rother
Fernwärme

Michael Rother’s 1982 LP Fernwärme stands out in the Neu!/Harmonia fellow’s catalogue for a couple of reasons - it was the first album Rother recorded without the aid of Conny Plank, and also saw Rother basing his compositions around the drumming of Can’s Jaki Liebezeit for the first time in several years. Despite having these new elements in play, the sound of Fernwärme doesn’t differ too much from Rother’s contemporaneous output. Think Jean-Michel Jarre with a Motorik beat.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Michael Rother
Katzenmusik

Katzenmusik, the third solo LP from Michael Rother, is proggy Krautrock par excellence. I mean, you’d expect nothing less from someone who was a founding member of both Neu! and Harmonia, would you? There are some nice Americana/country influences mixed in here too. Katzenmusik is also notable for being the last record Rother made with long-time collaborator Conny Plank as producer.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Genesis
Duke

Duke by Genesis was originally released in 1980. It was their second album as the classic three-piece of Collins, Rutherford and Banks that men in ironed jeans and brogues would love throughout the ‘80s. All signs of their prog experimentation were gone and they started to write hits. Contains the No.8 hit, Turn It On Again. Reissue 180g vinyl LP on Virgin/EMI.

Carlton Melton
Hidden Lights

San Franciscan psychedelic trippy guys Carlton Melton unleash the first fruits of their new jams with this 25 minute three track EP. This is the first offering since Out To Sea and should showcase further cosmic journeys this time augmented by Phil Manley (Fucking Champs etc) in the production chair. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Sand Pebbles
Ghost Transmissions

The Sand Pebbles are a rock band from Melbourne whose sound is at the flowery end of the the psych rock scale, and if that sounds wrong to you, then think again. Their classic album, Ghost Transmissions, is being pressed on vinyl for the first time. It adds an updated freshness to the sound of 1967. Heavyweight vinyl with download featuring the album plus 9 bonus tracks on Cardinal Fuzz, limited to 350 copies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Bremen
Enter Silence

Bremen return with arguably their most arresting LP to date. After three sprawling albums - one for Skrammel, two for Blackest Ever Black - the Uppsala group’s new record Enter Silence is a relatively concise affair by comparison. However, this leaner approach suits the band - these ten post-rock numbers bring together instrumental rock, Krautrock, electronica and psych in a manner reminiscent of Desertshore and Acid Mothers Temple.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis
To The Mother Of Gods

Anatolian Weapons - the project of Athens-based artist Aggelos Baltas (Dream Weapons, Fantastikoi Hxoi) - has teamed up with the Greek folk composer Seirios Savvaidis for new LP To The Mother Of The Gods. The Anatolian Weapons style leans on the beatific psych and Krautrock of groups like The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Can, and when combined with Savvaidis ear for native Greek styles the results are potent. To The Mother Of The Gods is out via Beats In Space.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

JJ Whitefield
Brother All Alone

Having been a part of a bewildering number of projects over the last twenty years, German underground musician and bandleader JJ Whitefield strikes out under his own name for this first time with solo album Brother All Alone. Recorded between Germany and Kenya, this new collection immerses you in Whitefield’s passions - namely, weird funk, neo-jazz and krautrock. 

The Quiet Temple
The Last Opium Den (On Earth)

Lead single from The Quiet Temple’s forthcoming debut album. Duke Garwood and Soulsavers’ Richard Machin’s merry band of players, made up of an ever-changing collection of musicians like Julian Cope, Spiritualized and Stereolab, prioritise improvisation to synthesise the underground sleaze of the world’s last opium den.

Kutiman
Sakla Beni (featuring Melike Sahin)

Kutiman’s new single ‘Sakla Beni’ is a collaboration with Turkish singer Melike Şahin. This track is a righteous bit of psychedelic neo-soul, one that mixes together a thick fuzz-funk bassline, slow stomp of a groove and Anatolian rock production. The end result is not unlike those Khruangbin fellows everyone gets so excited about. The ‘Sakla Beni’ 7” comes backed with the ‘karaoke’ version.

Gong
Rejoice! I'm Dead!

28 albums. 28 albums! Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 28th album from that there prog rock institution Gong. The album was first released in 2016, and was their first after the passing of co-founder Daevid Allen. The band, formed of new and old members, did justice to their friend's legacy with an album as assuredly Gong as the 27 others.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Servants Of The Sun

Following the break-up of The Black Crowes, singer Chris Robinson, formed blues rock band, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band have now clocked up 6 albums in 8 years and are on track to be way more prolific than the band he is best known for. Servants of the Sun is their latest long player. On Megaforce.

Goat
World Music (Picture Disc)

The debut record by insane Swedish rockers Goat, highly recommended for everybody who loves squealing guitars, screaming ladies, and catchy afrobeat grooves. Combining psychedelic rock with lots of ethnic rhythms, World Music scored highly in many of 2012’s end-of-the-year lists. Great volumes of tribal distortion on this one.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

White Hills / GNOD
Aquarian Downer

Cast your mind back to when both these storied acts were a somewhat different proposition. Aquarian Downer is from 2008, when White Hills and GNOD collaborated together for this tour-specific limited CDr, and it is an extremely deep psychedelic listen, thick with intense drones and gnarly guitars. Aquarian Downer: it's really one for the heads. 2018 reissue.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Mamuthones / Evil Blizzard
Collisions Vol.4

The fourth LP in Rocket Recordings’ Collisions series of split releases finds Italy’s occult psych monsters Mamuthones going head to head with demented UK sprawlers Evil Blizzard. The former incorporate fresh elements of VU-style drone rock and Byrne/Eno rhythmic clatter on four new tracks while the latter offer up the thunderous circular intensity of "Sacrifice", calling on kindred spirits Teeth Of The Sea for some suitably unhinged remix action.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Untied Knot
Falling Off the Evolutionary Ladder

The Untied Knot blend a number of influences and sounds to make their latest album, Falling Off The Evolutionary Ladder. The tracks are put together by picking out the tastiest bits of improvisations - the same process used by Can and Miles Davis - and musical nods to both artists are apparent. The duo of Nigel Bryant and Matt Donovan have played with the likes of This Heat’s Charles Hayward, Gong’s Daevid Allen and Henry Cow’s Chris Cutler, consolidating their underground experimental chops.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Der Blutharsch / Skullflower
Angel of Darkness

Fresh from their recent controversy, UK noise mongers Skullflower hook up with Austrian kraut-rockers Der Blutharsch for a joint album of dark psychedelia. Originally released on a quickly sold out cassette tape, this is an eyeball melting sunburst yellow and red coloured vinyl edition on Dead Seed Productions.    

Fu Manchu
Gigantoid

Stoner rock mainstays Fu Manchu are approaching their quarter-century anniversary, but they've still got some new riffs in them. 'Gigantoid' is their latest full-length, continuing their fuzzy, pummelling legacy of neanderthal repetitive desert-rock riffing, scorched-earth guitar solos and monotone drawled vocals.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Motorpsycho
Roadwork Vol. 2

The second part of Motorpsycho’s live compilation series, Roadwork Vol. 2, captures the band live at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in 1995. An odd place for them to play, perhaps. However, they accepted the invitation of fellow Norwegians, The Source, a free Jazz combo who clearly felt that Motorpsycho’s psych/prog explorations would suit some far out augmentation. 180g blue coloured vinyl LP or CD on Rune Gramafon. Limited to 500 copies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Wovoka Gentle
Start Clanging Cymbals

Wovoko Gentle are an odd proposition, meshing rustic twang with wildly manipulating electronics, both clashed against one another with a sly and comical type of political critique. It’s an odd sound to get your head around, fusing approached which on paper seem entirely incompatible. ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’ comes to us via the Nude label.

HOO
Centipede Wisdom

HOO (standing for Holton’s Opulent Oog) is an intriguing collaboration between Nick Holton, songwriter with Black Hearted Brother, and former Slowdive member Ian McCutcheon. Their first album Centipede Wisdom offers droning guitars and swirling synth textures framed in fluid, freeform structures. 

You Said Strange
Fuzz Club Session

Psych/shoegaze band, You Said Strange, had tunneled around the French underground before coming up to the surface, before embarking on a tour with The Dandy Warhols, and subsequently having their debut album, Salvation Prayer, produced by Warhols multi-instrumentalist, Peter Holmstrom. Now they’ve added their name to an increasingly impressive roster of artists recording Fuzz Club Sessions, recording at Lovebuzz studios in London.

FARIDA
Shoot / Last Waltz

FARIDA is the solo project of Jenny Faridas who is releasing their first 12", 'Last Waltz/Shoot'. Their past releases have combined spoken word vocals and droning instrumentation to create a sound that's both dark and intense. This new single looks to have upgraded this sound to include 'jagged guitars' and 'hypnotic' drums; what a treat. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
And Now For The Whatchamacallit

As you can possibly imagine, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are from Australia and play exuberant psychedelic rock. They've been wowing audiences everywhere for the past year or so and now it's time for the debut album proper extravaganza. Expect manic psych thrills and raucous off kilter rock explosions. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Various
Lullabies For Catatonics: A Journey Through The British Avant-Pop/Art Rock Scene 1967-74

Presented over three CDs in a special ‘clamshell’ box set, the Grapefruit imprint’s latest exploration of the various off-shoots of British psychedelia turns to the avant-garde pop / art-rock scene of 1967 to 1974. Lullabies For Catatonics spans everything from early Bowie to the so-called Canterbury Scene, and includes three previously unreleased tracks.