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Sun Dial’s new album is here, and it's a collection of material composed for various “Space Themed” film soundtracks over the last two decades. Science Fiction: A Compendium of Space Soundtrax is suitably heavy on the electronics, and traces out a long-term cosmic vision over its tracklisting, despite the varied years of provenance. CD on the Sulatron label.
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UFO Över Lappland is a somewhat more literal name than it first appear to be (emphasis on the 'somewhat', mind). This group are actually from Lappland, and we understand how witnessing the majesty of the Aurora Borealis day in, day out might lead one to wonder every now and then if they were the work of some extraterrestrial beings. As for the music of this, their debut LP? With a name like that it was always going to be stoner rock.
Blissed-out Sherpa return to psych label Sulatron with Tigris & Euphrates. The Italian band’s second album slows down the pace of their triptastic, Krauty, East-gazing style. Though the melodic style is in a different tradition, they texturally almost come across like slowcore post-rock (Zelienople or Labradford) in the quietest sections.
Sula Bassana is the recording moniker of multi-instrumentalist Dave Schmidt. Schmidt is mostly known for Electric Moon but has also been involved with Zone Six, Krautzone, Liquid Visions, Psychedelic Monsterjam, Weltraumstaunen and Suedstern44. His long-awaited Sula Bassana album, Dark Days, is an embracing psychedelic soup of fuzz guitars, organ, synth and insistent rhythms. CD on Sulatron.
From the prog-vintage style sleeve art to the band and album titles, it's fair to say that Seven That Spells new album The Death And Resurrection of Krautrock: OMEGA (the final part of a trilogy) is a grandiose project. And sure enough, the big bold tracks of OMEGA will take you on a trip all around the cosmos, with krautrock pulsations as your guide. On Sulatron.
On Shipwrecked, Sula Bassana uses an impressive selection of vintage gear to produce a singular take on deutsche elektronische musik. For this CD on Sulatron he references the past with an eye on the future. Mastered by krautrock icon Eroc, this is heady stuff. The artwork’s epic science-fiction vista should be enough to let you know what you’re in for.
Zone Six’s very first album, self-titled and released in miniature quantities in the late 90’s, here receives a reissue! From the start, Zone Six were all about electronically-enhanced spacerock and the improvisation thereof, and this session reaches some seriously deep and heavy places. This is the rarer first version of Zone Six, without vocals. Reissued by Sulatron.
Active from 1990 to 2001, Hertfordshire based band Strobe were renowned as one of the best space/psych rock bands ever. Here we have a previously unreleased album that was recorded in 1994 (around the same time as their 3rd album), recorded in a single session with no overdubs, so as close to “live” and raw as you get.
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New Sulatron / Cardinal Fuzz doings for you tenacious psychlords to dig into: Arizona's Cobra Family Picnic have been hanging around with all the best and brightest and most stoned contemporary psych bands, and now they follow up their EP with a full-grown album. It's noisy and turgid and ever-so weird, going in for the long, hypnotic squalor of bands like Suicide and Les Rallizes Denudes. Garage messiness shrouded in a smoky fire.
Bangs, whirrs and everything else on display here. The decade-deep Krautrocker conjures John Carpenter, Neu!, Massive Attack and the rest on this set of slow burners. ‘Nebelschwaden’ sounds a bit like Vangelis.
CD edition on Sulatron comes in a 100% recycled sleeve and features tracks from the previously-vinyl-only Disappear.
The wax is splatter vinyl pressed in an edition of 500 copies on Deep Distance.
Dave Schmidt of Electric Moon and Interkosmos runs Sulatron Records and brings Neo-Psych to the forefront, the latest offering is the UK’s Gary Ramon fronted project Sun Dial returning with a follow up to their 2012 album Mind Control. They’ve been travelling through psych-space for 26 years, so are your perfect guides.
Sula Bassana’s accompaniment to the sci-fi film The Ape Regards His Tail matches the movie’s rich minimalism with a suitably spacey suite of music scored for Mellotron, Organ, various synthesisers and various other instruments that allow Sula to weave the kind of deep sounds that the film’s monochrome desert requires. Released by Sulatron.
Electric Moon’s Stardust Rituals has reportedly been brewing for a long while now, with one track dating back to 2014. But it sounds like the extra time taken has just allowed the music to infuse the psychedelic spirit of the cosmos that bit deeper: this music really does feel like a trip to somewhere special. CD release on Sulatron,
Beware: krautrock is on its way back. And this time, it’s coming from Japan. None-to-subtly indicating their inclinations in their nomenclature, Minami Deutsch combine Japanese thoroughness with German thoroughness. The result is a hypnotically straightforward debut, with tireless drum(computer)s carrying distorted vocals and wavy bass lines.
Swans and Om take mescaline and go on a kraut-rock inner journey through the desert..maaaan.. Droning and heavy, and it goes on and on, building to incredibly intense peaks, psychedelic wig outs on fuzzed-to-hell guitars. Tracks averaging at about 15 minutes a piece, you might get lost. Question is will you come back.
Near regressive psych from Astral Son, a solo project by Dutch artist Leonardo. Sticking firmly to early Gong and the full blown 70s psych sound roots, no fancy schmancy new age production or instrumentation here, just a goooood and looooong trip. A purist’s delight. CD released on Sulatron Records.
Sherpa are an Italian band who manage to be a damn sight more genuinely ‘psychedelic’ than a lot of bands who use the term. That’s probably because they don’t just lean hard on the fuzz pedals: they have eerily soft passages and touches of traditional Eastern musics as well, all impressively combined. Debut album Tanzlinde is out on Sulatron.
Interkosmos are a band who dearly long to be in outer space: specifically, space as conceptualised by 1960’s sci-fi films. How to get there? Through acid and psychedelic guitars of course! This album has been circulated online for some years, but this is the first proper (non-CDr) release, adding a bonus track for good measure. 500 CD copies on Sulatron.
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Astral Son’s album Silver Moon is, obviously, a psychedelic rock album (only metal has clearer genre signifiers). It’s a pretty premium one though, with the 60’s variety of psych evidently preferred: lots of dreamy vocals and shiny, colourful textures. Perfect for dropping out on a summer afternoon. CD release on Sulatron.
Yuri Gagarin dive headfirst into the deep pool of psychedelic space-rock, blasting upwards and outwards in the direction of the kind of über-landscapes seen depicted on the album cover. Hawkwind fans will be happy with all these jams, which are centred by big riffs and boosted by cosmic effects. On Sulatron.
Sun Dial here reissue their 2012 album Mind Control, considering that it’s psychedelic strength is too mighty to waste on just one release. Fair enough, it is a pretty wild trip, your usual rock set-up being complemented with violin, mellotron, melodica etc. Two bonus tracks as well! CD on Sulatron.
Electric Moon present four live tracks that stretch out almost to the full duration of the CD: yes ladies and gentlemen, we are dealing with space-rock here! Travel deep into the inner cosmos people! Flaming Lake was first released a few years ago as a highly-limited CDr, but is now fully available as a pro-duped CD on Sulatron.
Otrovna Kristina are a Croatian hard-rock group, landing their debut full-length album on the Sulatron label after a digital self-release earlier in 2015. They certainly have the rock thing down, the Led Zeppelin-grade drums pounding out a bedrock for the riffs (and occasional scorching solos) to roam upon. CD on Sulatron.
Do you want to take a guess at what kind of music Krautzone might make? That's right folks, psychedelic Krautrock action all round! The Complete Works compiles the group's two albums to date, which equals seven lengthy tracks. A Complete Works with only seven tracks is pretty good going no? On Sulatron.
Bring the psychedelics, because Electric Moon have a total trip of a record to present to you. Theory Of Mind’s four tracks all hover around the fifteen minute mark, during which the group slowly ascend to those third eye peaks. Magic eye painting on the cover too apparently, for full effect! CD release on Sulatron.
Two psychedelic forces meet and push against each other until they realise it's hopeless, and start jamming instead. Papir are a Danish psych 'n' kraut trio with surprisingly clean haircuts, and their friendship with established acid legends Electric Moon led to a live collaboration in which two tracks were playing, seemingly endlessly, to a crowd willing to suspend time itself and be hypnotised by the guitars. A classic story, relived on The Papermoon Sessions.
Relentless and never-ending psych grooves are what Electric Moon are about, making a sound as heavy and repetitive as the greatest doom metal, but brighter and more colourful. 'Mind Explosion' offers up some long-winded tunes from their live show in Feldkirch, Austria, trying to show off the raw and primal energy the band produce when they're up on stage.
German psychedelic rockers Electric Moon present an official CD release of their 2011 album (previously available on CD-R and LP) which takes the listener on a journey through the mind’s eye and deep into the heart of the universe. Engagingly loose and spacious, ‘Inferno’ evokes the sounds and atmospheres of early Pink Floyd and Amon Duul II.
It's been 25 years since the Wall fell, but the capitalists will never take this away from us: Yuri Gagarin was the first human in outer space. And he is also a Swedish spacerock band, bringing you a newly mixed rerelease of their sold-out debut. Printed on 180 grams, clear/blue marbled, 500 copy-limited vinyl.
New double-cd version of long-form psych-rockers’ first album. After the blazing recent Great Pop Supplement 12”, here’s a chance to track-back and rock-out. Electric Moon initially released these as two separate LPs and they're here for the first time in one place. On Sulatron Records with a new sleeve.
Born from acid trips and seances within the deserts of Austin, evoking a mass of psychedelic influences from Spacemen 3 to The 13th Floor Elevators, ‘Through The Haze’ is Austin’s psychedelic, space-travelers Deep Space’s debut album. It is a radioactive journey through endless and distant alien landscapes, emotional metaphorical black holes and exploding suns.