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

Haunted Leather - Desert Spells (2011)

If you're looking for Mammatus like stoner vibe you should check out these guys. These jams will put your mind in deep, hypnotic weed trance and won't let it until last track.

The Re-Stoned

"The Moscow-based instrumental power-trio THE RE-STONED is usually associated with the local “stoner rock” scene, not because their music can only be appreciated by inveterate weedeaters but because of its heavily fuzzed sound and reliance on muscular riffing in golden 70’s style. Ilya Lipkin (guitars), Vladimir Nikulin (bass) and Andrei Pankratov (drums) leans on a combination of bluesy guitar-drenched textures and spacy, almost psychedelic jam-meandering trips, but the most important thing is their great skill at creating melodies so that you get really caught without any vocal hooks. This one is a great thing, whether you are “stoned”, “re-stoned” or not. Riffing is the essential of each song, but the band are not shredders of the simple boogie rock power of raw. Classic rock, blues-rock, traditional doom and stoner enthusiasts, and everyone else who appreciates original and challenging hard-rock music will like THE RE-STONED..." - Last.fm

Brian Ellis Group

"Brian Ellis is a multi-instrumentalist from San Diego, CA, best known for his work as lead guitarist in the psych/prog band ASTRA. Having very little time for a proper rehearsal, the decision was made to play completely improvised sets, heavily influenced by early 70s fusion from Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams, Soft Machine and Magma, the afro beat rhythms of Nigerian legends Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, as well as the intensity of heavy modern jam bands like Earthless and Acid Mothers Tempel. The result is a unique, forward-thinking blending of sounds that is virtually unheard of from modern bands, paying homage to it’s influences while never being derivative." - Last.fm

Tasha-Yar - Tasha-Yar (2011)

"From within the ancient time of sound and space we arrive... TASHA-YAR are an outfit from North Carolina, weaving a sound of psychedelic nostalgia and magic. We have arrived, and we will remain..." - MySpace

Slow Ride Home - The Great Southern Supercluster (2010)

Ukraine instrumental band that play 70's psychedelic blues on modern fuzz way. Mellow smoke jams that shouldn't be missed by hippies and stoners.

Nechayevschina - Nechayevschina (2009)

Mystic psychedelic trips through eastern influenced improvisational music.

Magical Unicellular Music

"Magical Unicellular Music Of Solntsetsvety appeared as a result of a successful experiment, during which Solntsetsvety (transcontinental artistic group) decided to try and transfer the qualities of the mechanical beat to the entire band. Turned out that music, thus devoid of structure and theme attains special expressiveness. Because of the ever-changing perception of the musicians and the audience this outwardly monotonous music has an inward development. The band is formed by bass-guitar, guitar, drums, radiotuner, sometimes keyboard synthesizer is added. The foundation of the V.O.M. sound is the resonance that appears in the course of interaction of intensified sound of guitars and special method of playing drums." - Last.fm

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coloured Balls - Summer Jam (1973)

Lobby Loyde, "godfather of heavy rock in Australia", with guests Thorpe and Leo de Castro jamming at the Sunbury Pop Festival.

Ayahuasca Travellers - Ill Violato Fuzz (2011)

"Ayahuasca Travellers peddle heavy, mystical psych-rock jams for people who ingest substances that are discussed in fascinating detail on Erowid.org. Through both direct and circuitous routes, their music turns your third eye pink..." - Last.fm

Psychedelic Guru

"Non-stop psychedelic guitar solos. 2 different improvised solos play simultaneously, panned left and right. Unedited and uncut for your aural psychedelia. Recommended if you like: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Frusciante, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, and LONG guitar solos. For stoners and hippies. Light up, sit back, relax, and enjoy the meditation..." - Bandcamp

Lighted - Queendom (2011)

"A strange poisonous gas has been leaking steadily into the basement, and it seems to have created a new toxic variety of mold that makes the hippies get violent. Hailing from Minneapolis MN, Lighted lay down aggressive synth squelch and circular diatonic guitar-scuzz over dead solid trap-kit booms and trance inducing zoner fuzz. Grimy biker-rock moves (ala Hawkwind sans fantasy gouda) combine with slamming rhythms and epic kraut-drones to create killer tracks of contemporary white knuckle psychedelia. When the smoke clears, the fingerboard is splintered and the power strip is shooting sparks. Their releases capture live improvisations. Heavily psychedelic and totally groovy." - Last.fm

Ghost Box Orchestra - Spring Tour (2011)

Soundtrack to slow mind dissolving. Jams recorded live on SCATV.

Pink Fairies - Finland Freakout (1971)

"The first European excursion for The Pink Fairies saw them blowing amps, money and minds at the three-day Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Northern Finland in 1971. Recorded by the state radio station, the three-piece, now without Twink, consisted of Russell Hunter on drums, Paul Rudolph on guitar and vocals, and Duncan Sanderson on bass. Unleashing heavy, acid-drenched jams on the audience, beginning with a blistering attack on The Beatles’ psych classic Tomorrow Never Knows, the Fairies must have blown away the opposition – Juicy Lucy, Jeff Beck, Canned Heat and Fairport Convention – with sheer force..." - Last.fm

Birth Control - Live (1974)

"Birth Control's straightforward progressive rock sound is perfectly demonstrated on Birth Control Live, recorded in June 1974... The best example of their early-'70s sound can be found on the 15 minutes of "Back from Hell" and on the even longer "Gamma Ray" combining an entertaining mix of improvised guitar and keyboard interplay that wonderfully stretches itself out..." - AllMusic

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tetragon - Stretch (1971)

Unbelievably good spontaneous duel jams between Hammond organ and wah-wah guitar.

Space Debris

"Space Debris are a German band whose music will transport you back 30 years to the pioneering days of Krautrock and Progressive influenced Psychedelia. Lots of lengthy stretch out guitar jams and an old time organ sound that will make you swoon. Influences range from Amon Düül and Can on the one hand to a psychedelicious take on the Santana, Allman Brothers, and early Deep Purple stylings. If you like early 70’s styled jamming hard prog-psych you’ll love this..." -  Last.fm

Moon Unit

"Absolutely mind-blowing band from Glasgow, Scotland featuring members of Lanterns and Nackt Insecten. Bombast, monumental droning psychedelic rock jams with a touch of free improv and space rock. The guitar work and the freestyle drumming in vein of Flower-Corsano Duo. An absolute must have for every fan of the outer limits of psychedelia!" - Last.fm


Band that takes inspiration from 70's heavy psych underground and even made few covers on Human Instinct and Bent Wind and constantly switching to lo-fi fuzz wah jam.


"Sonic attack trio. Music that rises from spontaneous collective energy and heavy-fuzz blown out rock and roll." - Last.fm

Liquorball - Evolutionary Squalor (2009)

Trippy couph syrup freakout jams recorded live that will transcend you right on 5th plateau.

Eidetic Seeing - Eidetic Seeing (2010)

"Eidetic Seeing are serious about psyching you out. Eidetic Seeing is a record that draws you near with its opening spacey drone and sucks you into a vortex, blowing some serious mind chunks in the process, leaving the mind and the body discombobulated on separate planes... Eidetic Seeing don't fuck around; the record was recorded live in one take, so there is no studio trickery involved... reminiscent of Sabbath's first record abounds throughout; this is heavy stuff, not for the weak at heart... Eidetic Seeing is not meant to be taken song for song, but to be listened to from beginning to end. Strap in, psych out, and leave no mind behind!" - Last.fm

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