Saturday, December 31, 2011

Papir


"Papir is a krautrock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. Band correctly eschews the traditional pigeonholes of krautrock, prog rock, space rock and stoner rock, while admitting to retaining elements of all these nebulous and intersecting genres. Influences cited by the band include Can and electric Miles Davis (Stundum is semi-improvised, with a few extra layers of guitar and percussion overdubbed onto the frenzied three-piece jams), as well as German guitar legends Manuel Gottsching (specifically the two extended freakouts on the first Ash Ra Tempel album) and Michael Rother (as heard on the crushing and thoroughly atypical early Kraftwerk bootleg K2)." - Last.fm

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ektroverde - Ukkossalama (2003)


"Ektroverde is an offshoot of Circle, the musicians change as constantly as the ideas expressed musically in this band. An eclectic combination of krautrock, post-rock, space rock and free-form jazz, Ektroverde is marked by it’s long, hypnotic jams and it’s use of homemade electronica - the UFOX air humidifier theremin, vacuum cleaner synth, breadbox guitar amp, and a collection of modular oscillators and such. Think of The Young Gods mingling with the Lotus Eaters, Hawkwind, Los Natas, Colour Haze and the Velvet Underground with a bit of Bootsy Collins bass here and there for good measure. A highly recommended listening experience." - Last.fm

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tsurubami - Gekkyukekkaichi (2003)


"Tsurubami is yet another side project by the prolific Acid Mothers Temple guitarist Makoto Kawabata, with Temple bassist Hiroshi Higashi and drummer Emi Nobuko... Here are squalling guitars, over-driven basses, feedback, and cacophonous noise. In the maelstrom, which is utter and total, shifting overtones and subtleties are rained on the listener with alarming frequency -- and they are heard whether the volume is high or low -- creating another layer of density to an already impossible textured quilt of color and amplitude..." - AllMusic

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dark Sun - A Journey Through Space (2004-2005)


Lo-fi studio jams by Finnish psychedelic space rock band Dark Sun. Recommended for astral travellers.

Alien Planetscapes - Life on Earth (1997)


"ALIEN PLANETSCAPES was the brainchild of space rock veteran Doug Walker who unfortunately died of a heart attack in April 2006. The New York based musician has been a prolific keyboarder with a jazz background showing interest in using an experimental instrumentation consisting of synthesizer and other electronics... ALIEN PLANETSCAPES was founded in 1981 then based on an experimental approach with elements of improvisational rock, free jazz and the Berlin School electronic music represented by Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel..." - Last.fm

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Karmic Society - Journey (2007)


"Founded 2005 in Heidelberg/Germany KARMIC SOCIETY has developed a significant handmade style in the meantime combining elements of westcoast psych/jam bands, kraut and jazz rock... Recommended to sophisticated psych/fusion/jam listeners..." - Last.fm

Monday, December 26, 2011

Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce - Hotel Wrecking City Traders & Gary Arce (2011)


"It’s a cross-continental collision of sounds. Gary Arce is considered one of the founding figures of desert rock. His laid back, airy tone and improvisatory will have been a key inspiration for bands literally all over the world, and when it comes to jams, there are few guitarists out there who can add as much personality to a piece of music as he can. Apart from working instrumentally, they seem to be driven by completely different musical ideals. The two-song, 20-minute release combines the disparate elements at work in the total three players involved for a double-guitar brew that’s based as much on improvisational noodling as it is on noisy crunch." - Last.fm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Twin Tail


"Twin Tail is a three piece improvisational, instrumental band. Made up of drums, bass and violin, they bring something of a unique sound to the table. Violinist Yuji Katsui uses the same set of floating, delayed and syrupy effects as sgt's Mikiko Narui. The sound is so similar as to make one wonder if there isn't some sort of conspiracy going on amongst post-rock instrumental bands in Japan. It's obvious from the start that Twin Tail is all about improv and jamming out thorough extended passages. Their songs build (very) slowly, with tempos stretching and breathing along with the intensity of the music. There are really no "songs" or hooks per se. Yuji plays his violin like a screaming, psychedelic guitar more like a blissed-out solo from Jimi Hendrix than any sort of classical piece, while drummer Tatsuya Nakamura and bassist Toshiyuki Terui pound out a trance-like tribal backdrop." - Last.fm

Coil


Groovy jams from land of the rising sun. Japanese intensity and craziness mixed with 70's psychedelic blues.

Elephant9


"Elephant9 is a Norwegian jazz/prog rock band. Their music sounds like a modern take on 70's prog and hard rock, with clear influences from Miles Davis. Their live shows are said to be stunning. Classic Hammond driven prog fusion and great big real deal analogue instrumental pieces on a direct line from somewhere in 1974. Flowing jazz flavoured progressive rock pieces that feel like well considered structured focused jams. Well focused is a relative term, they’re not afraid of a long piece (or two) of healthy prog rock self indulgence, a self assured style, tight accomplished musicians who just let it all naturally flow rather then feeling any kind of need to show off how good they are. Thrilling ride through the glories of organ driven 70’s sounding jazzy prog rock, bits of funk, Deep Purple sounding hard rock jams, and more notes that you can reasonable expect to be coming at you none stop in such a gloriously good way..." - Last.fm

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hellbender


Amazing band that combines mind-melting psychedelic jams with loud stoner riffs. Think if Earthless went doomy and started producing OM-like meditations.

Husky


"Based in Charlotte, NC, Husky is made up of Mark Hadden (bass), Phil Strickland (guitar), and Nate Wilkinson (drums)... In the past nine years, the instrumental trio has grown from spinning improvised epic rock jams to firing off focused, intelligent yet simple tunes. Ranging from thick, head nodding Southern grit-rock to echoing bluesy twang and swirling psychedelia to ambient soundscapes, Husky’s masculine punch has been embraced by fans of blues and classic rock to modern and stoner rock aficionados to fans of sweeping melodic post-rock. Their improv skills often come into play during live shows, and they rarely play the same show twice..." - Last.fm


Sphinx Tush - Live (1970)


Sphinx Tush is a live band in true sense of the word. This is probably the only track that was saved til' this day. It's recording of their improvising on some German festival. What we have here is destructive symphony of fast, head-banging heavy rock jam only 5 minute long - but that's how rock 'n' roll music should be... short, raw and fast.

Edgar Broughton Band - Untitled Freak Out (1969)


Untitled jam of legendary British band recorded at Abbey Road in 1969. Brain-melting audio experience with overload of acidic wah-wah guitar, distorted fuzz bass, wall of feedback noise... psychedelic freak out at its best!

Paul Chain


Italian doom legend with moniker "The Improvisor" during his improved space rock period.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Whirlings - The Whirlings (2011)


Laid back psychedelic jams for meditation by Italian band The Whirlings.

The Hedgehogs - Depths (2011)


"The Hedgehogs is a young garage-psych quartet of Aalborg, Denmark, combining garage and psychedelic rock virtues, with heavy inspiration from the Austin, Texas-psych scene of the 60’s and 70’s." - Last.fm

Max Headroom - Stonerman's Friend (2011)


"Max Headroom is a power trio that plays entirely improvised stoner rock jams. The band was formed in late 2010 by three musicians that come from Plutonium Nyborg (doom), Fal-Tor-Voh (stoner rock), Fresh & Frozen (grunge), Musical Chairs Collective (improvised) and now guarantee a diverse set of psychedelic desert rock so that every rocker will automatically headbang!" - Last.fm

Dire Wolves


"Dire Wolves, currently based in Pittsburgh PA, has a loose membership which often includes Jeffrey Alexander (Black Forest/Black Sea,Avarus, Secret Eye Records), Matt McDowell (Sagas, Dark Yoga, ArcoFlute Foundation), Ian Bonnet, Jennifer Myers, Dan Letson, Davide Manbeard Lifrieri, Joshua Kretzmann and Kenny "K-Doh" Donut. Dudes are on an endless trip of burned-out guitar riffs, stoned basslines, wasted vocals howling at the moon…fuck, I wanna jam! In the back-wash of Fennario, the black and bloody mire/the dire wolf collects his due while the boys sing round the fire." - Last.fm

Fjodor - Live at Loppen (2010)


"Fjodor is an instrumental psychedelic/progressive band influenced by lots of different music genres (Balkan & Oriental roots music, Krautrock, Jazz, Noiz, electronic, contemporary and classical music)..." - Last.fm

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sleestak - The Fall of Altrusia (2009)


30 minute jam recorded live and edited by Entheogen. Manner of improvising out there in space resembles minimalist experiments of guitarist Manuel Göttsching who played in legendary krautrock bands Ash Ra Tempel and The Cosmic Jokers. Band is loosing in mind-altering psychedelic bliss. This is how euphoria inducing music sounds.

Gärden Sound - Black Summit (2010)


"When it comes to blown-out psychedelia, the first current band I want to hear is Eternal Tapestry. When it comes to desolate desert blues, that band is Barn Owl... “Black Summit” is their first charcoal-lined foray into the deep and if you can’t get lost in this haze, there’s not much hope. Desolation takes hold as the molasses drones take shape and form themselves into an unpassable mountain of debris. It’s mind-bending and cathartic; a sonic temple crushed to ash so it can rise again. Gärden Sound prove worthy opponents, ably standing on their own and stomping out their own trail toward the stars..." - Last.fm

Friday, October 14, 2011

Zen Guerilla - Plasmic Tears and the Invisible City (2002)


Psychedelic jam session for soundtrack to some movie about visuals of LSD trip so now you know what kind of music expect to hear.

Asteroid - Bigger then Asterix (2011)


Improvised jam by swedish stoner rock legends Asteroid.

Boogie Witch - Boogie Witch (2002)


Imagine jam session of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison or freakouts of JPT Scare Band played in trashy punk style of Birds of Maya and you'll get this... noisiest brutal blues jams recorded live at Philadelphia's Silk City.

The Heavy Friends - Supernova (2010)


"The Heavy Friends is Japanese musician Takashi. Formed in 2010, Takashi continues to thrash out great psychedelic noise rock. A little bit Boris, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr., this music is best listened to at the loudest setting." - Last.fm

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Expo '70


"Expo 70 is an impressively transcendant rockin' electronic project formed by sound manipulator and guitarist Justin Wright. All albums provide extended minimal soundscapes dominated by slow moving fuzzed out guitars, loops and electronic treatments. The aesthetism of the band is at the cross section of Phill Niblock's deep monotonous dronescapes, kraut-rockin's austere-meditative tones (German Oak, GAM, Zweisten) and Robert Fripp / Richard Pinhas propulsive atonal guitar leads. Gorgeous tripped out stuff. Hybrid-fusional rockin experience." - Prog Archives

Fungal Abyss - Bardo Abgrund Temple (2011)


"Fungal Abyss is the psychedelic sister project of Seattle stoner metal heavyweights Lesbian. Fungal Abyss captures the band’s free-flowing improvisations under the influence of the sacred Teónanácatl mushroom, prized for centuries by Mesoamerican shamans for its perception-altering spiritual properties." - Last.fm

Liquid Sound Company - Acid Music for Acid People (2011)


"Totally disregarding any trends in psychedelic or other forms of music, the band stretches out and produces a soothing and at times intense mind altering stew fit for cosmic travels and massive mind meandering... Texas band keeping it simple with little or no overdubs, wrenching out a pure and raw connection to the psychedelic properties of the music. Sit back, fire up the lava lamps, pop those tabs and get ready to transport..." - Last.fm

Sadhu Sadhu - Live at the Hideout (2009)


Heavy psych trio from Chicago with lots of repetitive groovy fuzz bass and wah-wah guitar. Think if Les Rallizes Dénudés mixed with Jimi Hendrix. Raw psychedelic freakout jams recorded live.

Burnt Hills - The Moon of the Sky (2008)


"This is the sound of burnt hills, the smell of burnt hair, the black musical smoke from a burning methlab in an abandoned trailer park, a glorious blown out, burnt out, drug addled freak rock free for all. Imagine the Dead C if they had grown up in Modesto, skipping school and doing lots of speed in the 7-11 parking lot, or if they had spent their formative years in Texas in the early eighties smoking pot and huffing glue. Or imagine a Hawkwind practice space jam session moments after each band member received a partial frontal lobotomy. How about a playground fight between Liquorball and Faxed Head, the ‘Ball armed with flaming wadded up balls of black aluminum foil and the ‘Head flinging guitar picks dipped in lighter fluid and an rusty guitar strings. Weird and wonderfully fucked up. Fans of freaked out psychedelic punch ups, dizzying clattery outsider free rock and getting super high and diving head first into a huge pile of drums and guitars will feel right at home." - Last.fm

Bakerloo - Bakerloo (1969)


"Bakerloo (previously The Bakerloo Blues Line) was an English heavy blues-rock trio, established by Staffordshire guitarist David "Clem" Clempson, Terry Poole and others in the late 1960s, at the high point of the influence of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream. Although the group was prominent only for around a year (1968-9) and released only one album it played an important part in the history of the genre, especially in view of its members' subsequent involvement with Colosseum, Humble Pie, May Blitz, Graham Bond, Vinegar Joe, Judas Priest and Uriah Heep..." - Wikipedia

Dom - Dom / Devil's Grandma (1972)


Improvised set from obscure german group with lots of wah-wah and fuzz.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Residual Echoes


"The Residual Echoes were formed by Adam Payne after he moved to Santa Cruz and met the encouraging forces of Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance). They have blossomed into one of that city’s finest groups. Their sound is a vibrant collage of everything that has ever happened in music, all deftly manipulated and manicured by Mr. Payne into some of the most farfreaking-out jams ever heard..." - Last.fm

Skullflower


"Led by guitarist Matthew Bower, the highly prolific Skullflower boasted the largest cult following of the bunch, with a sound based on sludgy, Black Sabbath-style riffs overlaid with feedback, fuzzed-out guitar noise, and throttling rhythms, all played at an ungodly volume. Always an improvisational outfit, their textured noise freak-outs grew increasingly free-form over the course of their career, moving farther and farther away from even loose definitions of "rock." Skullflower claimed a broad range of influences in addition to the aforementioned Sabbath: heavy psychedelia (Blue Cheer, et al.), Krautrock, classical avant-gardists (John Cage, Steve Reich, Terry Riley), early industrial music (Throbbing Gristle, Einstürzende Neubauten, Whitehouse), and noise rockers from the American indie world (Sonic Youth, Big Black, the Butthole Surfers)..." - AllMusic

Temples


Slow improvised stoner doom played by finnish group. Think if Sons of Otis made jamming central part of their music. Massive heavy riffs flavored with psychedelic solos.

Cary Grace


"Cary Grace composes, produces and performs music, which is strongly related to the classic British psychedelic progressive rock sound... On her records she sings, and plays both guitar and vintage synthesizers. With her collaborators she creates moody music with strong composed melodies and lyrics, and also providing space for free cosmic jammings. The melodic side of her music could be compared to early 1970's Pink Floyd, and the sound of analogue synthesizers in the improvisational sequences has little similar feeling as some of the Hawkwind records have..." - Prog Archives

Drahk von Trip


"DRAHK VON TRIP is a six piece band from Malmö, Sweden, performing progressive psychedelic acid rock. This is strongly influenced by 70’s prog and spacerock with female vocals, featuring ethnic sounds, blended with expressive lyrics. The music and lyrics create various moods and a suggestive feeling, often built up through a soft and floating shape into an intensely wild and chaotic state. The process of creating the music together starts with free form jams..." - Last.fm

Mighty Baby - Live in the Attic (1971)


"UK act MIGHTY BABY was formed in 1968, featuring several members of the newly disbanded outfit The Action... In later years archival concert recordings have surfaced from time to time, capturing a band keen on improvisation while performing live..." - Prog Archives

Strange - Raw Power (1976)


"Strange is a psychedelic rock band from the 1960s from Orlando, Florida led by Terry R. Brooks. Terry is one of those guitarists who have made the solo his life goal, just like Randy Holden, Jimi Hendrix, Wilburn Burnchette, but not out of narcissism or anything like it just because the instinct of guitar genius allows them, when the muse strikes to improvise and create incredibly personal and unrepeatable weaving of sounds..." - Last.fm

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rävjunk - The Freaky Guitar Album (1976-1979)


I can't believe this Sweden band from 70s. They started as proggy proto-punk and later switched to space acid jamming reminiscent of Earthless. Overall sound beyond any words and so much ahead of that time. Amazing psychedelic improvisational journey to outer space.

Thirsty Moon - I'll Be Back (1975)


Bootleg of 1975 concert recorded in Bremen. Unlike studio albums band decided to play chillin' psych kraut jams with jazz flavour.


Pärson Sound - Pärson Sound (1968)


"Before to become TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR, this late 60's Swedish musical collective were first known under the name PÄRSON SOUND and then as INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER. They only published one album with the original formation. This band can easily define the Sweden's krautrock sound. Not so far from ÄLGARNAS TRÄDGÅRD and CHARLIE & ESDSOR... A brilliant psych album with buzzing drone-ragas and cavernous free rock improvisations." - Prog Archives

Kickbit Information - Bitkicks (1975)


"Pure krautrock gravy from the loins of some of its finest architects, the hairy jazz rock blowout herein being choice enough to even overlook the gristly and distorted warts-and-all recording quality of these never-intended-for-release rehearsal room recordings. Led by Ex-Guru Guru and future Spacebox bassist Uli Trepte, this briefly assembled outfit (which also featured Frumpy’s Carsten Bohn and Thirsty Moon’s Willi Pape) churn out three slabs of classic kraut fusion here in the rawboned and hectic style that Trepte would soon carry forward with Spacebox." - Last.fm

Group 1850


"This Dutch group was one of the earliest Continental European progressive rock bands... Acid rock elements are clearly present in their first albums from the end of 1960's, and PINK FLOYD's "Saucerful of Secrets" album has surely been an innovator for them, like to so many other spaced out groups. Their music isn't an exact copy of their innovator's sound though, as there is a wide spectrum of different styles merged to the band's music in custom of psychedelia's artistic freedom. The overall feeling of the band's early music is nonrelaxed but not very aggressive, probably pleasing the fans of music describings a cosmic journey within one's mind... Their mostly instrumental music grew to a larger scope containing strong musical elements..." - Prog Archives

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Radar Men from the Moon


"RMFTM is an instrumental space/post/stoner rock band from the Netherlands. Hailling from the ashes of their former stoner rock band Boners Inc., they use mindblowing guitar riffs and grooving rhythm sections to explore the unknown boundries of space." - Last.fm

Summer Bacchanalia - Volume II (2011)


Modern stoner with lo-fi qualily sound that let me think about lost record of some heavy psychedelic band from 70's jamming in garage. Retro psych worshippers will certainly like this.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Octopus - LSDemon (2010)


"Travellin’ down the long, open road of musical open-ness, Red Octopus freely structures their tunes with an inter-ordinary mold of electric, near-drowning bass and guitar, framed around lead-filled, powerfull drumming. The trio currently are uniquely stamping their trade as a surly band of psych-cultivators, while carousing carelessly in the new up-coming underground psychedelic-rock scene. Early Sabbath is surely a no-miss influence amongst Spencer(dr), Bill(b) and Gabe(gtr), however 70’s kraut rock outfit, Can, is guaranteed a taste Red Octopus uses to fancy their heavy-psych palette. They sound as if warlord legends, Hawkwind were spiritually lending inspiration, while UK kings, Budgie tends to fight through the riffs to aid in ear-splitting shredliness. Having opened for like-minded bands, Earthless and Astra, Red Octopus is genuinely a band who wants nothing other than to perform live and nothing short of slowing down." - Last.fm

E.X.P. - Tricocereus Peruvianis Sessions (2005)


"E.X.P. formed in 1997. The band received considerable critical acclaim on the heavy psych scene throughout Europe, USA and Latin America. The sound of the band is characterised by raw compositions, the typically r’n’r explosive potential of which is taken to an extreme before being blasted apart by heavy doses of electricity (fuzzzzz!) and analogical electronics (synthesisers, theremin, etc.). The sound wall produced by the incredible volume of the amplifiers and the impact of Luca Tanzini’s video work which pulsates behind the band during performances, make the concerts by E.X.P. a truly on the edge experience for all those who still believe that r’n’r is simply a question of stereotypes." - Last.fm

Two Suns - Dead Sea (2010)


"Two Suns is a band of purists – our music is not just a collection of rhythms, beats and melodies, but is an extension of our inner selves. Our chosen instruments are more than objects compiled of the elements – they are our tools of expression used in a manner to create an image not necessarily seen by the eyes, but an image projected into the mind by the sound of Two Suns..." - Last.fm

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