Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

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Tobias Petersson
Amon Duul II and the Birth of Krautrock 1968-1972

If you’re a fan of Krautrock you no doubt can wax lyrical about its heavy germanic electronic brilliance. Amon Düül II were at the forefront of the movement, and this book from Tobias Peterson contains everything you need to know about the band and the sound that could only have been birthed in a German still divided by Cold War tension and misery. Hardcover book, 160 pages.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Various
(The Microcosm): Visionary Music of Continental Europe, 1970-1986

Acting as a sequel to Light in the Attic’s I Am The Center, The Microcosm delves further into experimental new age electronic compositions from the 70s and 80s. Mapping a peaceful yet strange world between prog, psych and ambient electronica. With pieces from Vangelis, Roedelius, Ash Ra Tempel, Popol Vuh, Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys.

Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention
Burnt Weeny Sandwich

Often closer to idiot than genius on the genius/idiot spectrum, Frank Zappa nonetheless had both an incredible moustache and a career which spanned all kinds of styles and mediums. This 1970 album has been lovingly restored by the Zappa family trust who are slowly re-issuing his large and sprawling back catalogue. At the time of release the album was actually a posthumous Mothers of Invention record after Zappa dissolved the band and is comprised of studio and live elements.  
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Cavern of Anti-Matter
Hormone Lemonade

Tim Gane's Cavern Of Anti-Matter return with their third studio album continuing their journey into the bowels of kraut rock by way of modular synths and homemade drum machines. Hormone Lemonade still has the loose improvised feel that will be familiar to those in awe of their previous offerings. 

Here Lies Man
You Will Know Nothing

Antibalas offshoot Here Lies Man follow up 2017’s well-received debut LP. You Will Know Nothing sees the group going just as deep on their Black Sabbath-meets-Fela Kuti thing. On a lot of the songs - lead single ‘Fighting’ for example - traditional rock instrumental roles are reversed. While the thick riffs keep steady away, a mixture of kit drums and tuned percussion are free to invent as they please. It’s a stirring psychedelic mix.

Günter Schickert
Labyrinth

Günter Schickert is a livelong traveller in cosmic experimental music, having woven entrancing soundscapes out of echo-laden guitars, synthesizers and filters, and masses else over the years. Labyrinth is a collection of pieces from across the years, from 1996 to the present day, offering a brilliant summation of what Schickert has achieved. LP release from Marmo Music.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Lay Llamas
Thuban

Rocket darlings Lay Llamas continue to travel the planets in search of the grooviest freaksters baby. Thuban is a little more grounded, finding earthly rhythms from all over to celebrate and experiment with, doing the usual psychedelic hypnosis with a spoken word feature from the Pop Group's Mark Stewart. Well this is really living, eh?
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

E.L. Heath
Smiling Leaf

The first album in five years for rural sound practitioner E.L. Heath who is now resident and Wales and inspired by the hills and things it has. 'Smiling Leaf' is the result of having escaped from one life to another, a psychedelic exploration of rural life. Guest appearances by members of fellow travellers Epic 45. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Evil Blizzard
The Worst Show On Earth

Just look at that cover. Bloody terrifying isn’t it. One of the late Mark E. Smith’s favourite bands - he apparently paid for Evil Blizzard to record their debut LP out of his own pocket - the group are in particularly malevolent form on The Worst Show On Earth. A group with four bass players was never going to go quietly, and given that Evil Blizzard seem to have about ten other members they make another unholy racket on these seven tracks (eight on the CD). It’s like … what’s it like … Marilyn Manson … and … Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs … and … Richard Dawson? It’s good, anyway. Don’t buy it for your kids.

Gabriella Cohen
Pink Is The Colour of Unconditional Love

Captured Tracks have gone and captured themselves another bunch of tracks from Australian songsmith Gabriella Cohen. The follow-up to her 2015 debut LP sees Cohen honing her craft and turning in some well-heeled indie-pop in the vein of labelmates Mac Demarco and Craft Spells. With songwriting this good, Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love could well prove to be a big record for 2018.

Desert Mountain Tribe
Om Parvat Mystery

Desert Mountain Tribe are not a tribe based in a desert or a mountain: you’ll have to go elsewhere for that. Rather, they are an indie rock band from London, UK. Om Parvat Mystery does at least have a feat. from a ‘world music artist’ though, in the form of Najma Akhtar. Recorded in the Faroe Islands but looking out all over the world. CD and LP release on Membram.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

ANMLPLNET
Fall Asleep

One of only a few bands this spring to sing about the tricky business of sex with clouds. ANMLPLNET is the duo of Leah Wellbaum and Mickey Vershbow, and Fall Asleep is what they managed to create while living on opposite coasts of the US. With its dream-diary lyrics, warm texture and emotive crescendos, the record falls somewhere between Americana, indie and dream pop.

The Third Sound
All Tomorrow’s Shadows

You’ve heard of All Tomorrow’s Parties. How about some of All Tomorrow’s Shadows? It’s the fourth album of The Third Sound, aka Hákon Aðalsteinsson, who is known from Singapore Sling and as a live member of Brian Jonestown Massacre. This LP has a bit of a vintage psych sound, with confident vocals and some strong kraut leanings to boot.
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Temple Ov BBV
Temple Ov BBV

Temple Ov BBV, named for a Dutch psychedelic scientist who drilled a hole in his own skull (BBV stands for ‘Brain Blood Volume’), is the matching up of the ferocious Gnod with Holland’s Radar Men From The Moon. These four intricate suites of psych-strangeness are the results of a four day session. LP release on Rocket.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Warmduscher
Whale City

Warmduscher is various London people hanging out and recording something they feel is Really Important no doubt aided and abetted by a truckload of cocaine. They contain members of the Fat White Family and Insecure Men and this debut full length has been described as a rock opera that could send you into outer space. For fans of S.M.A.S.H etc. 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Something Else

Something Else is the first of two full-length albums promised to us by The Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2018. After dabbling in experimentation - using Brazilian and Middle Eastern Music along with shoegaze as inspiration for a couple of albums, Anton Newcombe returns to the sound his fans know and love. 180g white vinyl LP and CD on ’a’ Recordings.

Julian Cope
Skellington 3

Skellington 3 by Julian Cope continues in the tradition of its two predecessors (1989’s Skellington 1 and 1993’s Skellington 2, in case you were wondering) by containing a bunch of songs that were recorded very quickly in loose, rock ‘n’ roll kinda way. Also, like the two previous albums in the series, the cover features a photo of the arch drude looking suitably fried. CD on Head Heritage.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Rickard Jäverling
Album 3

Rickard Jäverling is a Swedish musician working in and around psych, prog, and Swedish folk. Album 3 is... wait for it.. his third solo album and released on Höga Nord. The album is more of a compilation than a conventional album, each track containing its own beginning, middle and end, making for a particularly rich listen. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Vibracathedral Orchestra
Live At Total Inertia

Vibracathedral Orchestra are a wild, shamanic collective who recently reformed to continue their path of improvised psychedelic noise bursts. This limited white vinyl  10" captures them live at one of their favourite haunts, Wharf Chambers in Leeds and perfectly encapsulates the experience of their intense and raw live shows. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Fuzztones
Braindrops


  • Vinyl LP (EARS091LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Franco Battiato
Clic

Franco Battiato’s 1974 album Clic is back in print thanks to the efforts of Superior Viaduct: check it out. Clic is a work for VCS3 synthesiser and piano, with some assistance from Gianni Mocchetti’s guitar and Gianfranco D’Adda’s percussion. Spacey, dramatic and explorative, including an amazing shortwave radio collage at the end of the record. LP reissue in a reproduction gatefold sleeve with booklet.

Limb
Saboteurs Of The Sun

Londoners Limb are back with this snazzy orange/green vinyl, their third album on New Heavy Sounds, a driving record packed with heavy fuzz, sludgy doom and bubbling synthesisers. Throw in some screaming organs and reverential choruses and you've got yourself a swampy, intergalactic party. A groove-filled listen. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Wooden Shjips
V

In which the Shjips, according to the press release at least, trade in some of their trademark hypno-guitar drone for a more laid-back sound. Born out of contemplative takes on the various political and ecological madnesses of last summer, 'V' is intended as an antidote to current travails, "a respite from the insanity". Get in early enough and said respite can even be had on a limited white vinyl version (while stocks last, yada yada).
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Wand
Perfume

Although it runs to over half an hour, this thing from LA psych-pop luvvies Wand is technically an EP rather than an LP. Either way, Perfume is a substantial new release from a band who only dropped their Plum full-length last autumn. There are some cracking songs on here - ‘The Gift’ sounds like Atlas Sound’s ‘Modern Aquatic Nightsongs’ as re-imagined by My Bloody Valentine. Elsewhere the likes of ‘Pure Romance’ demonstrate a good mastery of the loud-quiet-loud formula.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Perth County Conspiracy
The Perth County Conspiracy

The Perth County Conspiracy were a psychedelic folk group from the 1970s whose records now fetch big bucks. If you don’t have big bucks, then the people at Flashback have conveniently reissued their eponymous 1970 LP at an affordable price. Despite coming only a few weeks after their Columbia debut, the band agreed to do this album exclusively for Canadian Radio. They penned original material as well as arranging covers of Bob Dylan, Donovan and Smokey Robinson for the broadcast. It’s all wrapped up in a neat little package for this release.

Our Solar System
Origins

'Origins' is the third album from Swedish collective Our Solar System, a beautifully revealing and transparent record that effortlessly weaves together the band's animalistic power and more serene, compelling vibes. This is an intense and mysterious album that riffs on psychedelia and jazzy experimentalism.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Klaus Schulze
La Vie Electronique Volume 1.1

Klaus Schulze - he of Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel and … Klaus Schulze fame - has set to work putting his affairs in order in the past decade. La Vie Electronique Volume 1.1 is in fact the second volume in the LVE series, a run that brings together Schulze’s rarities in chronological order. Focussing on the fruitful period between 1970 and 1972, these studies, ditties and exercises prefigure so many of the great genre upheavals of the subsequent decade, particularly the advents of ambient, electroacoustic and New Age musics. This release is the first time that these tracks have made it to vinyl.

Stephen Bailey
Silo

The Australian public’s insatiable thirst for psychedelia has spawned a solo LP by Mt. Mountain frontman Stephen Bailey. Silo is full of pretty, melodic, well-crafted psych-pop. Tame Impala, Galaxie 500, that sort of thing. The people have spoken. Out via Cardinal Fuzz (The Left Outsides, The Cosmic Dead).
  • Vinyl LP (CF0108)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Trad, Gras och Stenar
Mors Mors

Mors Mors is part of Anthology Recordings major Trad, Gras och Stenar reissue series and was released originally in 1972, at the the Swedish prog group’s most ferocious. The label have done justice to this obscure counterculture group with new material and a beautiful double vinyl LP. Now you can experience the psychedelic jams properly.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Shimshon Miel
Amsterdam To Nueiba

Fortuna Records have unearthed another gem here. Tel Aviv-born hippie Shimshon Miel self-released his only LP in 1977. It was a strange experiment in psychedelia, full of drum circle percussion and floating chemtrails of guitar. Fortuna have repackaged two of the album’s cuts here as Amsterdam to Nueiba. They’ve also roped in Kalbata to soup up ‘Amsterdam Experience’ with a more DJ-friendly edit.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Mark McDowell and Friends
Dark Weave

Mark McDowell and Friends are a bunch of psychedelic folkers. Dark Weave combines ‘60s psych folk, drone and haunting ballads played on acoustic guitars, analogue synths and sitars. The globetrotting troupe recorded their fifth album in San Francisco, Bristol and Wales. Limited edition green vinyl LP on Friend Of The Fish.
  • Vinyl LP (Friends of the fish24)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Malena Zavala
Aliso

Slow, warm and bittersweet dream pop ditties are the stuff of Argentina-born, Britain-raised Malena Zavala’s debut album, and she writes, performs and produces them very well. There’s a very gentle mix of roots rock, Latin and singer-songwriter styles at work here, rendered in fuzzy, lo-fi production

Pink Floyd
Pulse

Weighty quadruple vinyl reissue of Floyd’s 1995 live set. You don’t get the blinking LED that graced the original CD, but that aspect of the release might prove to be less mind-bending 23 years on. You do get two and a half hours of competent, Waters-free renditions of the classics (including the entirety of Dark Side), and later non-classics.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Jonas Munk
Absorb / Fabric / Cascade

From one of Causa Sui’s finest, another solo release - Absorb / Fabric / Cascade is a three song 37-minute exploration into the world between drone and rock. Jonas Munk’s previous solo releases have proven this man’s capabilities, and we are eager to find out what his next step will be. There’s only 500 going around, so get your hands on your own quick!
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Dreamweapon
SOL

Portuguese krautadelia band Dreamweapon (a single reference to Spacemen 3’s double-reference to Angus “Velvet Underground” MacLise and La Monte Young) return with SOL, a four-stage zone-out blowout recorded in a single take. You’ve got your phaser/delay combo on the guitar, your rattling, droning bass, huge reverb and, somewhere in the distance far below, a devoted drum kit tapping away.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Sugar Candy Mountain
Do Right

Oakland psych-poppers Sugar Candy Mountain drop their fourth LP via (Jeffrey Lewis, Karl Blau). Do Right features ten more of the woozy, 60s-flavoured jams which the group have shown a knack for crafting across their previous records. George Harrison’s solo material comes to mind, albeit rendered with a widescreen vision that is more akin to The Beach Boys.
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Klaus Schulze
La Vie Electronique Volume 1.2

A further archival dose of synthesizer sound from Klaus Schulze, the hyper-productive German maestro. La Vie Electronique Volume 1.2 is a double LP set of rare (and even unreleased) material from Schulze’s early 70’s period, showcasing that beautiful organic Moog-work style. 2LP on One Way Static.

From Beyond
The Band From Beyond

From Beyond trace their supernatural origin back to Houston, Texas. The spooky forest and neon text on the album’s cover art has an eerie, Twin Peaks-y atmosphere to it, while the early 90s hard rock style of the music also pulls off a sinister vibe with John Carpenter-esque keyboards and a lot of reverb on the lead vocals.

The Dwarfs of East Agouza
Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers

Don't they? Do we have proof of this? This remarkably titled album is the second album by this remarkably titled group which is a collaboration between Sir Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi. Recorded in Cairo it blends wild guitar parts, crazed beats and the warm sound of acoustic bass. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Gershon Kingsley & The Moog
Pop Corn


  • Vinyl 12" (AF45151)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Mild High Club
Skiptracing

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Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band
Hyper Rituals

A new one from the Leeds-local cosmic experience known as the Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band. If that's too many words, here's a few more: this psychedelic churn church make weird, sleazy drone pop sermons that think up and then actualise free jazz, noise and rhythm hypnosis. This is their first LP proper and we have Sheffield's Evil Hoodoo Records to thank for its fleshrealm existence.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Various
Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip

A mind-blowing, limited-edition, green vinyl compilation of obscure hard rock, psych and proto-metal from the 60s and 70s from the folks over at RidingEasy records. Dive into 10 deep cuts from bands across America and Canada, including Truth & Janey, Travis, Johnny Barnes and Zendik. A rare and totally badass collection. 

The Common Cold
Shut Up! Yo Liberals!

Rooted in the North-West’s musical tradition, The Common Cold take their influences from The Fall, Neu!, British psychedelic rock band Kaleidoscope, their US contemporaries Quicksilver Messenger Service and the literary work of William Burroughs and Hubert Selby Jr. The band are fronted by former Dandelion Adventure members Ajay Saggar and Mark Wareing and backed up by a pair of drummers. Shut Up! Yo Liberals! is available on LP and CD on Action Records.

Jackie-O Motherfucker
Bloom

Tom Greenwood and Michael Whitaker, the constant that Jackie-O Mothetfucker revolves around take their time over things these days. Both living in rural corners of California, the pair made their first album in seven years, Bloom slowly. It took three years to record, with Greenwood and Whitaker assembling a cast of new musicians to work on the project. The reverb drenched, delicately structured songs reflect the time taken and the locations the band mates now call home. LP and CD on Textile.

JOHN 3:16
עשר

Philippe Gerber of Heat From A Deadstar and Eyryx has been concentrating on his John 3:16 solo output since, as well as collaborating with the likes of Eisenlager, Anthony Donovan, and Pas Musiqiue. עשר which is Hebrew for Ten continues his path down darkly ambient shoegaze rock with growing ominous swells. Comes with download code for 17 bonus tracks.
  • CD (ALRN066)
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  • Limited edition

Jessica Risker
I See You Among The Stars

Missouri-born, Chicago-dwelling Jessica Risker has signed to the fab Western Vinyl label for the latest chapter in her lo-fi, psych-folk, DIY crusade. I See You Among The Stars is a beautiful record that takes in the influences of Nick Drake, Sibylle Baier and Broadcast at their most gentle. LP and CD on Western Vinyl.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Gumboot Soup

Clogging up pressing plants everywhere once again are King Gizzard. Their last one came on so many formats that we almost had a nervous breakdown so we are pleased that this comes on just two. Orange vinyl or CD. Simples. Expect more enthusiastically diverse psych rock from the band who never know when to stop. 
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP156C)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

GNOD
Chapel Perilous

Working out in Eindhoven, shapeshifting Salford racket warriors Gnod had time and space to construct two pulverising tracks that they had already been playing on the road, plus sculpted further material more abstract in nature. The result is an invigorating album of furious riffs and bleak dubbed out soundscapes. 

Landing
Bells In New Towns

Landing have been at it for twenty years but 'Bells in New Towns' proves that they are still as strong as ever. They play a textured form of post rock, motorik kraut and blissed out shoegaze that is lush and shimmering bringing to mind other long running US outfits such as Yo La Tengo and Bardo Pond.  

Grave Lines
Fed Into The Nihilist Engine

Grumpy and full of existential humdingers, heavy riffers Grave Lines made these hard-edged doom tunes to explore the deep web of the human psyche. A band that loves to cross the bridge between dissonance and melody, Fed Into the Nihilist Engine is one of those metal albums constantly usurping its dynamics. Agh. Yes.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Holograma
Waves

This bright collection of electronic textures -- sustained in the background, restless and ever-moving in the foreground -- comes from Fancisco Borjra, known proudly as Holograma on his newest release. A one man band (but with electronics rather than percussion and a harmonica), Borja sets ambient soundscapes in the back and then lets his melodies run loose, incorporating tinny drum machines to keep a forward-thinking rhythm going. This is euphoric electronica that recalls the celebratory collages of Pop Winds.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Andreas Grosser
Venite Visum

Venite Visum is a compilation of recordings made by East German instrument inventor Andreas Grosser between 1976 and 1980. Originally only released on cassette, this is the first time these proper kosmiche ambient compositions will be released on vinyl and CD. Also features the previously unreleased track 'The Quantum Jump'.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Møtrik
Safety Copy

Jealous Butcher have previously released records by The Decemberists, but we’ll forgive them for that if they keep dropping stuff as a good as this. Møtrik are a krautrock four-piece from Portland who stick to the genre’s principles. Motorik grooves, harmonically ambiguous synths, curious snippets of vocal, not much else. Opener ‘Impossible/OK’ sounds like that War On Drugs song that got played to death a couple of years ago, except this time it’s good. Simple stuff done very well, seven times over - that’s Safety Copy.

Las Cobras
Temporal

The Uruguayan  duo of Las Cobras release their debut LP in the shape of Temporal. This nine track LP is the band's first release since their formation in the Summer of 2016. Temporal is a psychic movement, sure to draw the attention of any psyche-heads looking for a new album. The album is influenced by many different roots, taking inspiration from many psychic greats like BJM, but also keeps to its South American roots. Throughout the LP, you can expect enthralling musical psychedelia mixed with classical Latin rooted beats, all mixed in an eclectic LP or the ages.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti

Reissues afoot of two Frank Zappa albums on Universal. Sheik Yerbouti is mostly a live album, though Zappa added in some studio wizardry to round things out. Features all the typical Zappa-isms, with lots of highly technical guitar and rhythm lines and a bit of ‘wackiness’. Double LP reissue.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Dark Buddha Rising
II

For the latest LP from Finnish doom-metal crew Dark Buddha Rising, guitarist V. Ajomo states that the band “have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision". Quite. Anyway, II is sludgy, loping doom par excellence. Just one track per side, but so overwhelming are the two editions of ‘Mahathgata’ that you'd probably need a sit down if II had any more music on it. The second side was recorded at their underground practice space of Wastement, aka “the asylum of eternal feedback”.

Goblin
Squadro Antigangsters

Yet another reissue of the Roman hucksters Goblin here (they who did the soundtrack for the original Dawn Of The Dead film). This one is of some music  they came up with for a 1979 flick entitled Squadra Antigangsters - which, if the press release is to be believed, is kind of like an Italian version of The Naked Gun. The score is a predictably wacky affair, with several American musical styles - Country & Western, rockabilly - screwballed through a foreign lens.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Magic Castles
Starflower

Magic Castles are a Minneapolis group well-versed in the ways of blissfully floating psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Gentle harmonies float above winding streams of twanging guitar and organ clouds. Starflower, their third album, is released by ‘a’ Recordings as a CD or as a lilac-coloured vinyl LP.

Dr John
In The Right Place

I once literally bumped into Dr. John in a corridor at Manchester University. He won't remember. This is a 2LP re-press of this 1973 album which turned out to be the biggest selling of his career. Cut from the original analogue masters, you'll hear Top 20 hits like 'Right Place, Wrong Time' sounding the way they are supposed to. 
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Minami Deutsch
With Dim Light

Here’s some spirited post-punkish, 60s psych-rock from Japan. Kyotaro Muila spearheaded Minami Deutsch in Tokyo in 2014, drawing together a bunch of minimal techno enthusiasts for the remaining instruments. This keenness for repetitive beats clearly informs the indulgent sections of these billowing tunes, but the songwriting is more elaborate and composed. The knitter’s nightmare of ‘Tangled Yarn’ is, unlike its title may suggest, deliriously relaxed and happy.
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Various
Psych-Funk 101 (1968-1975)

The World Psychedelic Funk Classics label promise what they say on the tin by curating this double LP jam packed with fuzzed-up classics from places such as Nigeria, Iran, Turkey, Russia, South Korean. All are of a 1960s and 1970s vintage and showcase bands influenced by the popular psychedelic bands of the day. Comes with informative 36 page book.  
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The Great Electric
The Great Electric

The Great Electric are an indie supergroup who have turned their hand to making music influenced by ‘70s German electronic and prog rock bands. They feature Darren Hayman (Hefner), Pete Gofton (Kenickie), Malcolm Doherty and Rob Hyde. The music is delivered with a slice of indie-pop melody and a twist of Stereolab and Quickspace. White coloured vinyl LP, limited to 300 copies.
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Expo '70
Kinetic Tones

Kinetic Tones from Expo '70 is a continuation of the distinctive sound Justin Wright has pioneered across a decade long career. Minimal guitar drones are combined with feedback hum to create something both ambient and psychedelic. This record also has a unique feel because it was recorded without overdubs to analogue tape. Oaken Palace has pressed 500 of these on very limited bronze vinyl.
  • Vinyl LP (OAK-008)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Syd Barrett
Barrett

‘Barrett’ was the eponymous Pink Floyd frontman's second and last solo record, produced by his fellow bandmembers Rick Wright and David Gilmour. It's a collection of blues jams and psych rock that recalls artists such as the Byrds. The record has been reissued courtesy of Rhino Records.    Tracks: Baby Lemonade Love Song Dominoes It Is Obvious Rats Maisie Gigolo Aunt Waving My Arms in the Air I Never Lied to You Wined and Dined Wolfpack Effervescing Elephant

MIEN
MIEN

Rocket Recordings (Goat, Gnod) present the debut LP from psych super-group MIEN. Featuring the most least-talented member of The Horrors (Tom Furse) as well as men from Elephant Stone, The Black Angels and The Earlies, MIEN was always going to be a fuzzy affair. The stoner-Kraut stomp of lead single ‘Black Habit’ bodes well for the rest of the thing.
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  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Nest Egg
Nothingness Is Not A Curse

Boy howdy that name is a lot huh? Nothing Is Not A Curse is the new album from a trio of North Carolinian nihilists who go by Nest Egg. They groove hard to a motorik beat and a brick house bass line leaving the top end to turn the psychedelia up as high as you'd expect from anything on the Fuzz Club label. 
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Hendrix
Band Of Gypsys

The last full-length recording by the obscure and unpopular Jimi Hendrix. This was Hendrix's first recording without The Experience giving him the chance to test his genius in a different context. Don't worry, his guitar playing is as searing as always. Worth it if only to hear Hendrix wish you a Happy New Year 1970. 

Michael Raven & Joan Mills
Death And The Lady

Death And The Lady by Michael Raven and Joan Mills is a much sought after and rare folk album. It has never, until now, been reissued on vinyl, and upon its original release in 1974, only 250 were made. For Record Store Day, another 500 are being pressed. Fans on Fairport Convention will no doubt love this as it possesses guitar virtuosity and a great female voice.

The Lucid Dream
SX1000

Not since Paul Weller created 'Modernism: A New Decade' as there been such a stylistic shift as this. Previously the Lucid Dream were Carlisle's biggest psych rock export but here have soaked up 80s UK acid house and produced an unlikely dancefloor-ready track at odds perhaps with previous work but showing a genre-defying ambition unseen elsewhere.      

FACS
Negative Houses

Formed from the ashes of Disappears, Chicago group FACS come through with their debut LP for Trouble In Mind Records (Ultimate Painting, Negative Scanner). The trio create an almighty racket on Negative Houses. Sky-scraping reverbs recall golden-era My Bloody Valentine, but the lumbering post-punk grooves and screes of guitar invoke This Heat and PiL.

Anthroprophh
Omegaville

The latest racket from Paul Allen (the Heads) and cohorts, this is his third release under this barely pronounceable name for Rocket. Omegaville is described as chaotic riffage taking in music concrete, sci-fi noise pop, balls out rock and psych chaos. A place where rock, prog and art can safely meet. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Mind Over Mirrors
Bellowing Sun

An incredibly ambitions album/installation from synthetisist Jaime Fennelly. The piece was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where it will be performed under a large spinning version of its artwork. It's a textural and rhythmic of the organic, and is every bit as psychedelic as that would imply.

Entourage
Ceremony of Dreams: Studio Sessions & Outtakes, 1972-77

Experimental ambient trio The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble released only two LPs during their active years of 190 and 1983. Tompkins Square have managed to collect 30 unreleased tracks that include alternate takes and early versions, alongside notes from the last surviving member Wall Matthews. Stunningly serene stuff that’ll just wash right over you.

Kensington Gore
Hexagon

Stephen Wood and Scott Gubbels make up Kensington Gore, a duo who dabble in driving electronics, spacey soundscapes and motorik propulsion. Hexagon is dark and has an oppressive terror brought about by stabbing synth work, however, this is matched by a lightness of touch, production-wise, and a certain melodic nouse. Thurston Moore is among their celebrity fans. LP only on More Than Human.
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Green Seagull
Scarlet Fever

Green Seagull take their influences from ‘60s bands such as The Left Banke, The Association and The Kinks, forming part of the growing neo-psych scene in London. Their authentic take on freakbeat and baroque pop makes Scarlet Fever one of the more interesting releases to look forward to in 2018. LP and CD on Mega Dodo.

Alfa 9
My Sweet Movida

Alfa 9 hail from Newcastle, which is looking a little parched on the cover art for their new album My Sweet Movida. Indeed, there’s quite a country vibe here, rendered by the quartet with high-as-a-kite psych leanings. Between the genre mixing, singing styles, melodies and production, it’s a pan-decade, transatlantic rock haze.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Bruxa Maria / Casual Nun
Split

The criminally underrated Hominid Sounds (Cattle, Sly & The Family Drone) bring forth this collaborative release from hardcore brutalists Bruxa Maria and stoner-metal group Casual Nun. Bruxa Maria handle the first three, with ‘It’s All In The DNA’ a particularly brutal assault. Casual Nun handle the second half and play things looser and more languidly - but no less impressively - than their Bruxa brethren. Only 250 copies.

Dead Meadow
The Nothing They Need

Dead Meadow have been fusing Black Sabbath-style riffs with whirling, melodic, psych-fuzz for the best part of 20 years now and have seven studio albums, including three for legendary US label Matador, and two live albums under their belts. What this all means is that they’re pretty good at what they do. The Nothing They Need is their latest stoner masterpiece. LP and CD on Xemu Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Holy Wave
Adult Fear

Introducing Holy Wave’s third LP, Adult Fear. Gurgling out the retro-rock psychedelic-pop befitting of a band based in sun soaked Austin Texas, their forthcoming album is released by The Reverberation Appreciation Society. The title track ‘Adult Fear’ is an otherworldly journey through sounds harking from Goat, Psychic Ills and The Kinks. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

The No Sorrows
The No Sorrows

Take a lazy afternoon journey filled with rich harmonies, soaring playful violins and wistful charm. London’s noisiest Folk-Rock band The No Sorrows make music that takes you back to 1972 when the sun was always shining with Fairport Convention in tow, but with a bit more balls. The summer of love with a bit more scrumpy.

Various
The Reverb Conspiracy Volume 5

Those of you who still want to join the Fuzz Club get another chance with their fifth edition of Riffslemania, aka The Reverb Conspiracy Volume Five. Like the previous four, this is full of blown-up, fuzzed-up, bunged-up, backed-up, f*cked-up psych/garage/kraut riffery. The vinyl are a nice colour. One for the freaks x
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Gloria
Oidophon Echorama

Gloria's sound really is glorious—three women vocalising in perfect harmony, underpinned by seamless, sun-soaked instrumentation with a deliciously Gallic twist. Think The Shangri Las, if they were Parisian upstarts with a penchant for Serge Gainsbourg and Gauloises. A modern, fresh mini-EP, perfect for summer. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Datashock
Kräuter der Provinz

In 2003 eight musicians started playing together and somehow have managed to stay in touch for one and a half decades to produce this, Kräuter der Provinz. This collectivist krautrock congregation comes from Datashock, and is being released by reliable psychedelic label Bureau B. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Brother JT
Tornado Juice

Brother JT, aka John Terlesky has been exploring psychedelic music for years by way of ace underground labels like Siltbreeze and Drag City. He's still at it though and this latest opus on Thrill Jockey continues melting his love for classic songwriting with a more out there approach to garagey psych.  

Jakob Skott
Taurus Rising

"Pleiades" sounds kind of like Sweet Child Of Mine played on a krutrocker's synth, which is a nice way of summing up the music of Jakob Skøtt, who makes exciting and silly electronic prog with synths and bombastic drum work (Skøtt's tenure in Causa Sui is evident here). It sounds like if the Nice wore sunglasses and took drugs after the show rather than before making music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Heldon
Electronique Guerilla

Heldon’s very first album, from 1974, reissued on CD and vinyl for your spaced-out listening pleasure. Electronique Guerilla lays out the magical Heldon sound straight away, with Richard Pinhas and friends making magic with (mostly) an EMS Synthi and a guitar. Among the guests are, astonishingly, the actual continental philosophy supremo Gilles Deleuze himself, reciting some Nietzsche! That’s got to be reason enough to snap up this reissue right?
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Hawthonn
Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing)

With Coil's Jhonn Balance as a conducting force, it's never a wonder that the themes contained in Hawthonn's music tread into the esoteric, hypnagogic and ritualistic. The albums sits somewhere between electronic and doom, with a significant prowess for composition and form, for vistas of shadows and light.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog

Gordon Raphael
Sleep On The Radio

Now that Gordon Raphael is done with finding new acts and producing them - The Strokes, Regina Spektor or  producing established acts, Damon Albarn, Ian Brown, Ian Astbury, he has decided to return his first love - writing and playing songs. With a voice akin to Peter Perrett or Syd Barrett, music that takes its cues from Mick Ronson, Sparks and Frank Zappa, and a collection of songs whittled down from 1000 to 12, his debut solo album, Sleep On The Radio promises to be quite a thing. LP on Zero Hours.
  • Genre(s):
  • Psyche / Space / Kraut / Prog