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Kooba Tercu
Proto Tekno

Presenting a face of resolve when looking at the frightening realities of the future, Proto Tekno is less an album and more of a manifesto. Kooba Tercu have taken the long-established ‘repetition, repetition, repetition’ formula of countercultural music of years gone by and turned it into an all-out assault on the senses. 
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II

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Sex Swing
Type II

Gifted in the art of turning rage and volume into emotional catharsis in musical form, Sex Swing return with a second studio album. Again forged with the help of members of underground stars from Bonnacons of Doom to Dethscalator, Type II transcends the pitfalls often associated with the ‘supergroup’. 
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Goat
Requiem

Colourful Scandinavian psychedelic crew Goat are back with their third album 'Requiem' which the be-robed psych-sters claim is going to be their 'folk' opus. We'll wait to see on that but in an age of internet transparency, Goat manage to keep a cloaked mystery to their movements which of course makes them way more fascinating than the Twitter twiddlers that pass for many modern rock groups.   
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The Utopia Strong
The Utopia Strong

If anyone was going to release the debut album by the Utopia Strong it was going to be Rocket. Steve Davis (of having an opinion about women snooker players' fame) and Kavus Torabi have maintained a solid DJing relationship for a while now. Together, with Michael J. York, they make music that sounds like Emeralds jamming with Cluster. 

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Viscerals

Viscerals by Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, or Pigs x 7 if you prefer, is the band’s third album, following 2018’s King Of Cowards and their 2017 debut Feed The Rats. The album sees the heavy psych-rockers really hitting their stride. A leaner, more direct sound with catchy songs built on rocking riffs. Viscerals is an apt title.
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DJINN
DJINN

A ‘supergroup’ project formed by members of the amazingly talented Swedish groups GOAT and Hills, DJINN releases its self-titled debut album on Rocket Recordings. Exploring jazz more thoroughly than either band has ever done before, DJINN promises to be a journey to the inner reaches of the psyche. 
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Petbrick
I

If I'm being honest, the best way to get my attention about a record is to put the word "gabba" in the press release. Petbrick is the project from Wayne Adams and Iggor Cavalera. On 'I' they also bring in their experiences making punk, breakcore and metal to create something completely off the wall.
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Julie's Haircut
In The Silence Electric

As I started writing this my girlfriend Julie was fretting about her hair. Weird huh? Well this Julie's Haircut are an Italy-based cosmic psych-rock band with an interest in the metaphysical and all that sort of palaver. This, their second album blends the religious preaching of Spiritualized (they mention the lord at one point) with the drone churn of Suicide plus all sorts of jazz-flecked experimentation. A record for altered states and higher consciousness. Long may they drone on. 
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Bonnacons of Doom
Bonnacons of Doom

Whoever it is that’s behind Bonnacons of Doom - members of Forest Swords, Mugstar, Youth Movies and more have all been known to contribute - they clearly know what they’re doing. The band’s debut LP claims acid house as a starting point, but really the record leans more on the fried psych/noise/Krautrock of bands like Hookworms. No surprise, then, to find out that Bonnacons of Doom was recorded at Hookworms singer MJ’s Suburban Home Studios.
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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.

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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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.

Centrum
För Meditation

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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.
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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.
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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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Gnoomes
MU!

Third studio album from Russian psychedelic pop outfit Gnoomes, a newly expanded quartet thanks to the addition of Masha Piankova on synths. Trailed by wonderful lead single ‘Sword In The Stone’, MU! aims to capture the pulsating sonic assaults of the group’s live shows, following the huge success of their recent European tours. 
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Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation
Sacred Dreams

Psychedelic stalwarts Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation used to call beautiful Stockholm their home but now they've relocated to stinking London and developed round them a gang of London hotshots. It will be interesting to hear how this has affected their sound  - Josefin herself goes rambling all over the place trying to explain what is at the hub of the record. I'm still no clearer - safe to say though that we'll hear plenty of deep space rock vibes and vintage electronic pulses.  
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Gum Takes Tooth
Arrow

Utter monster released by the ever essential Rocket Recordings - home to Gnod, Goat, and Teeth of the Sea. ‘Arrow’ by London duo Gum Takes Tooth is epic in the true sense, with seismic jams blasted straight from the cosmos. This, however, should not imply their sound is airy or escapist, as Gum Takes Tooth are tuned into the turmoil of the present and their maximal sound is a reflection of that.

Teeth Of The Sea
Wraith

New one from genre-manglers Teeth of The Sea, ‘Wraith’ is the long awaited follow up to 2015’s brilliant ‘Highly Deadly Black Tarantula’. If first cut ‘Hireath’ is anything to go by, then the group are on stellar form, fusing battle-ready dub bass with stuttering drums and horns that blare wildly in opposition with each other. 
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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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Shit & Shine
Bad Vibes

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Goat
Let It Burn

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Goatman
Rhythms

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
King of Cowards

Not again! Rocket Recordings left the sty gate open and now as many as seven Pigses are off trotting about the place. Aye, that’s seven pigs, a theme of the seven deadly sins, six riffing, Nu Manchu bangers and one city, Newcastle, where this style is currently enjoying quite a revival. Trivia: the album was mostly written in a barn in Italy, close to actual pigs.
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Goat
Goatfuzz / Goatfizz

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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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Goat
Commune

The second album from the mysterious masked troupe Goat shows us their darker side. Here on 'Commune' they display heavier riffing than their debut, pairing the darker tones with their signature Eastern mysticism, hypnotic Afro rhythms, and cyclic kraut-funk.   
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VED
DDTT

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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.

Goat
Double Date

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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. 
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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. 
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Goat
Fuzzed In Europe

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Shit & Shine
That’s Enough

It’s easy to consider Austin's Shit & Shine as spiritual descendants of near neighbours Butthole Surfers, but it’s a valid comparison in the best possible sense, capturing their unpredictability, abrasiveness, and a giddy humour undercut by subtle malevolence. This indie-only 12”, limited to 300 copies, takes 39 minutes to get through three cuts. The title track launches from a Fast Show sketch into a lengthy repetitive groove somewhere between Conrad Schnitzler and Suicide. The other pieces explore other shades of fuzzed-over beats, insistent but twitchily unstable.
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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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Hey Colossus
Radio Static High

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Housewives
FF061116

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Hey Colossus
The Guillotine

Some bands begin to edge out of the shadows, allowing the brightness of accessible production and relatable lyricism to evolve their work, while others sink deeper into darker and insular innovation. Hey Colossus are a group that are doing the latter, as proven by immersive and razor-sharp The Guillotine.
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Goat
I Sing in Silence

The frenzied Scandinavian crew who go by the name of Goat are getting just a little less frenzied with their new material, chiefly by moving mostly to acoustic instruments. I Sing In Silence is awash with flutes and wooden percussion, all tethered to a lovely vocal melody. This is laid-back psychedelic music of a high order. 7” single on Rocket.
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Flowers Must Die
Kompost

Flowers Must Die unveil their debut full-length album Kompost! This record finds the Swedish group delving deep into the psychedelic heritage of their homeland, melding it with an improvised approach towards sweet groove. It’s a dense but bright sound, full of colour and flair. Kompost is released by Rocket.
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Hills
Alive at Roadburn

Hills are alive with the sound of psych rock. With four songs they have sung for many years.  Hills may fill your heart with primal hypnotic rhythms. They'll make you want to sing every song you hear. Their songs beat with the rhythm of the Byrds. Playing 'Eight Miles High' forever up in the trees. 
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Gnoomes
Ngan!

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Gnoomes
Tschak!

Russian psych rockers Gnoomes had access to a bank of presumably indestructible vintage Russian synths when making this record. Experimenting with these beasts has allowed them to marry their stargazing pulsating kraut rock with the sort of brave new world synth exploration found in the back tunnels of the War records back catalogue.   
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GNOD
Infinity Machines

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Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Feed The Rats

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are the extra-dense grouping of members of such heavy North-East bands as Khunnt and Blown Out. They play sludged-up psych-rock that just hammers and hammers away at the listener with noisy riffs until you fall over. Feed The Rats is a full-length album with just three tracks, allowing the jams to expand to vast proportions. On Rocket Recordings.

Goat
Live Ballroom Ritual

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Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation
Mirage

Mirage, the second full-length from Josefin Öhrn and her group The Liberation, is a psychedelic record that is more interesting and unusual than a whole lot of psychedelic records. Öhrn’s cool vocals and melodic craft bring a Broadcasty touch that is very welcome. Both CD and vinyl editions come dressed in a holographic sleeve! On Rocket.
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Kuro
Kuro

Kuro are a duo made up of Lyon-based Agathe Max, and Bristol-based Gareth Turner. Both of whom have more than enough extensive musical knowledge to create the progressive and intuitive record also called Kuro- a dark and deep mix of ambient and psychedelic sounds. This record is available on Vinyl LP and CD.

Flowers Must Die
Sista Valsen EP

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Teeth of The Sea
Highly Deadly Black Tarantula

Following on from their third album, 2014’s Master, Teeth Of The Sea return with Highly Deadly Black Tarantula - a pummelling workout that’s as aggressive as it is groovy. Equal parts post-rock scope and heavy metal ferocity, it’s the kind of album at which Teeth Of The Sea excel. Out on CD and vinyl LP from Rocket.

Lay Llamas
Ostro

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H.U.M
Trinity Way

H.U.M. is a deeply psychedelic project sprung from the minds and souls of Gnod associate Mark Wagner and Zamzamrec label chieftains Olmo and Heloise. If you know these space-cats from their other work, you’ll know to expect a deep trip from Trinity Way, and this LP in no way disappoints. Released by Rocket Recordings.
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Necro Deathmort
The Capsule

Hold up, Necro Deathmort? Yeah, that’s three different words for death… Though they may not sound how you imagine, on this record at least. Following in a darker vein to band mates Teeth of the Sea, but mixing rock (or in these guys’ case extreme metal) with electronic experiments brings a huge range of influences to the table. As heavy as Neurosis, but as meticulous as Autechre.

Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation / Gnoomes
Repetitions EP

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GNOD
Mirror

More new music from the ever-adventurous Gnod, in the form of 3 stretched-out tracks. Politically-generated rage was the key to the creation of the tracks on Mirror, and the ferocious momentum and bruised anger they carry will prove infectious. Both vinyl and CD versions are packed in mirrorboard sleeves, and the CD / download code includes a Raikes Parade remix.
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Capra Informis
Womb of the Wild

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Mamuthones
Symphony for the Devil

Mamuthones kick off their cover version of The Rolling Stones’ classic ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ with a distinctly LCD Soundsystem-esque drum machine / synth combo. It’s certainly a new direction for the hardy old tune, but in fact it works rather well, especially when it settles into a choir of ‘woo-woos’ over komische drift. Plus remixes from Howling Owl and Giant Swan.
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Hey Colossus
In Black And Gold

Hey Colossus and Rocket Recordings seem like such a natural fit, I was surprised to see this was their first release together. Hey Colossus’ furious in-the-red psych-noise-rock has been going down well for years, and In Black And Gold contains plenty of that sound, but it also has a few tracks that aren’t caked in amplified mud. Interesting...

Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation
Horse Dance

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Hills
Frid

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Goat
It's Time For Fun

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GNOD
Chaudelande

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Hills
Master Sleeps

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Anthroprophh
Outside the Circle

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Gnod / White Hills
Gnod Drop Out With White Hills II

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Teeth of The Sea
A Field in England: Re-imagined

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Goat
World Music

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Teeth of The Sea
Orphaned By The Ocean

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Anthroprophh
Anthroprophh

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Gnod / Shit & Shine
Collisions 03

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GNOD
Ingnodwetrust

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Teeth of The Sea
Your Mercury

Teeth Of The Sea - TOTS, if you will - bring their ambitious and heavy brand of psych-rock back for a second round. Your Mercury follows on from 2009 debut Orphaned By The Ocean by taking everything that made that record good and pushing it even further. The textures here are more widescreen, the melodies more potent, and the interplay of bass, kit, guitar and electronics even more accomplished. You’re looking at Emeralds and Gnod for Your Mercury’s closest relatives.

White Hills / The Heads
Collision V. 1

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The Notorious Hi-Fi Killers
Which Side Are You On?

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Fuzz Against Junk
Trenchfoot

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