Monday, January 31, 2011

Sungod


"FIRST MATTER represents Sungod's first recorded excursions into the vastness of the inner space. The sonic forms move from driving 70's psychedelia to desolate western soundscapes and create a cerebral amalgam of heavy riffs, hypnotic drones, and pulsing rhythms. Captured to analog tape, the nature of the sound is organic, warm and intimate. This quality of the recording, combined with the exploratory nature of the music, make the two-piece's cosmic collection of improvisations and compositions an ideal soundtrack for the altered mind..." - Bandcamp

My Brother the Wind


"My Brother The Wind is a psychedelic rock oriented project formed in Åmål, Sweden in 2009. The band consists of Nicklas Barker (Anekdoten) on guitar, Mathias Danielsson (Makajodama, and formerly of Gösta Berlings Saga) also on guitar, Ronny Eriksson (Magnolia) on bass and Tomas Eriksson on drums. The idea is to record albums out of the blue, totally improvised and with no previous rehearsals..." - Last.fm

Buddha Sentenza - Mode 0909 (2009)


"After a seemingly random sonic collision over the city of Heidelberg in later 2008, the constellation of *Buddha Sentenza* began to form during the darkest hours of that cold and silent winter. Deep under the earth, in the hidden bowels of the Klonlabor tunnel complex, the searing strings and pounding drums condensed rapidly to form a nebulous cloud of loosely jammed, spaced-out, rocking riffs. Rotating freely around some of the most ancient soundscapes – from the astral end of the Pink Floyd to the depths of galaxies such as Black Sabbath – Buddha Sentenza has continued to expand, drawing energy from contemporary constellations as well. Thus, its elements follow the trail of early rock psychonauts and modern riffrockers alike, fusing droning riffs, screaming solos and cosmic harmonies into an instrumental sound experience that defies any strict genre boundaries. The result is a texture that combines the raw massiveness of rock with the infinite possibilities of outer space." - Last.fm

Sunday, January 30, 2011

El Páramo - El Páramo (2008)


"EL PÁRAMO got independent of an elderly Spanish rock band SOU EDIPO in the beginning of 2005. As a four-piece instrumental rock outfit much influenced by stoner rock, heavy metal, and progressive rock, the founding members - Santi (drums), Macón (guitars), Santi Ventreri (bass), and Jorge (guitars) - could make a great success of their first concert in the end of August 2005 under the slogan of inquiry into Stoner Progressive Rock world, obviously different from ADRIFT, Macón and Jorge's metal band. In September 2008 EL PÁRAMO finally released their eponymous debut album on Alone Records." - Prog Archives

Samsara Blues Experiment - Long Distance Trip (2010)


"SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT are a Berlin based band, founded in Summer 2007 by leadguitarist/singer Christian Peters... As the band name implies three elemental aspects are to notice - the blues as the fundament where it all comes from, the inclusion of spiritual influences accompanied by Indian/raga music and the experimental approach to mix up varied elements in a convincing manner. The band's songs are dominated by a playful dual guitar work as well as a passionate blend of heavy psych, stoner and space rock. This is provided with several nuances and transitions in between - quite retro styled, jamming, even sometimes worked out with a repetitive hypnotic touch in the tradition of krautrock... - Prog Archives

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Vocokesh


"VOCOKESH arrived on the scene in 1989/90 when Wisconsin/US situated Richard Franecki (guitar, bass, electronics) decided to leave his main project F/i along with Jan Schober (drums) and Steve Zimmerman (electronics)... Similiar to F/i, but more guitar and less electronics dominated, the band covers a variety of styles. The sound can be treated as an avantgarde blend of psychedelic and space. This is often based on blues themes and spiked with kraut rock portions here and there... spacey jams with weird experimental parts..." - Prog Archives

Monday, January 24, 2011

La Ira de Dios


"The band was founded in 2001 by guitarist Chino Burga. Hailing from Lima/Peru they started as a trio first including bass player Alí and Tito Renteros (drums). Based on a psych/space origin LA IRA DE DIOS developed to a jam band with a heavy, raw and sometimes even violent attitude adding stoner, punk and krautrock elements to their sound..." - Prog Archives

Pharaoh Overlord


"Finland’s Pharaoh Overlord take huge rock songs and turn them into minimal trance-inducing drones. Drawing influence from 70’s drug rock like Pink Floyd, Hawkwind and krautrock ala Can and Neu!, their 2nd full length sees them venturing further into the void of repetition and psychedelia. Pharaoh Overlord features members of Circle." - Last.fm

Acid Mothers Guru Guru


"Kawabata Makoto (guitar) and Tsuyama Atsushi (bass, vox) of Acid Mothers Temple got together with Guru Guru drummer/vocalist Mani Neumeier to form the psych supergroup Acid Mothers Guru Guru. They toured and released Psychedelic Navigator, an album of improvised live material, in 2007." - Last.fm

Neumeier - Genrich - Schmidt - Psychedelic Monsterjam (2004)


"Live recordings from June/August 2003 by the trio of Mani Neumeier (drums, percussion), Ax Genrich (guitar), both from 70's German improv/space rock outfit Guru Guru, and Dave Schmidt (bass) known from Liquid Vision, Zone Six, Sula Bassana & Weltraumstaunen. They jam in the tradition of early Guru Guru and rock out extended instrumental tracks of spontaneously improvised psychedelic spacerock including versions of Guru Guru classics (Stone in, Electric Junk, Next time see you at the Dalai Lhama)." - Last.fm

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Guru Guru


"Guru Guru is one of the most notable German Krautrock bands, existing from the late 1960s to the present. The band has had many incarnations over nearly 4 decades. Drummer Mani Neumeier has remained as the only original member. Mani and bassist Uli Trepte came from playing free jazz in the mid 1960’s with pianist Irene Schweizer and the appear on an obscure out of print album under her name shortly before forming Guru Guru in the late 1960’s. They were joined by ex-Agitation Free guitarist Ax Geinrich as a “power trio” that was clearly influenced by Hendrix, Zappa and LSD and perhaps Karlheinz Stockhausen... Guru Guru were looser, more improvisational and noisy than most of the Krautrock bands of that time..." - Last.fm

The Cosmic Jokers


"The COSMIC JOKERS is an extreme musical trip, a unique adventure throw time and space. The music is for a large part improvised with proto-electronic gadgets combined to bluesy & spacey musical sentences built around the talented Manuel Gottsching's electric guitar style (always spacey and bluesy). This is real German acid music, a 'music of paradise', transcending music, breaking of the materialistic world, a protest against the reality..." - Prog Archives

Ash Ra Tempel


"One of the most formidable of the German Krautrock groups, ASH RA TEMPEL were a powerful force led by guitarist Manuel GÖTTSCHING, and also included former TANGERINE DREAM drummer Klaus SCHULZE at various points. Their music is very spacy and psychedelic, in the manner popularized by early HAWKWIND and AMON DÜÜL II. The early albums all had basically one track a side, one more powerful and dramatic, the other of a more atmospheric nature. Their albums are all classics; those with Klaus SCHULZE ("Ash Ra Tempel" and "Join Inn") are the best. ASH RA TEMPEL's first release is a classic of the space/cosmic genre..." - Prog Archives

Monday, January 17, 2011

German Oak


"In the strange Olympic summer of 1972, the Düsseldorf instrumental group (community of 5 hippies / open mind artists) German Oak entered the Luftschutzbunker (or Air Raid Shelter), in order to record their eponymous first self-titled LP. The purpose of recording in a bunker was to recreate the feelings experienced by German soldiers during the Allied invasion of 1944. The strange acoustic conditions in the bunker made the music, which was a series of long, spacious guitar jams, sound distant and filled with echo... By consequence German Oak’s music is very tortured, dark and weird, dominated by heavy, “distorted” guitar solos & rhythms. The background creates “painful” & “ambient” sequences thanks to delay echoes, electronic “fuzzy” noises & repetitive bass lines..." - Last.fm

Baby Grandmothers


"The band can be treated as ahead of time with a progressive experimental orientation playing long, mainly improvised songs oriented at Cream and Jimi Hendrix. Some of them were placed on a compilation which was released in 2007 by the swedish Subliminal label. They were recorded at the legendary 'Filips' club, a breeding ground for new experimental bands at that time. BABY GRANDMOTHERS also jammed with Mothers Of Invention and supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their Scandinavian tour at the turn of the year 1967/68..." - Prog Archives

JPT Scare Band - Sleeping Sickness (1973-1976)


"JPT Scare Band has been blazing psychedelic trails for quite some time now. Over the years and decades they have managed to progress from totally unknown to painfully obscure. In spite of all that… they are still together, with the original lineup intact. Still making meaningful music in the 21st century, this veteran group of jammers is also proud of their vast legacy of classic twisted insanity recorded back in olden analogue times..."- Last.fm

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Seven That Spells


"Seven That Spells was formed by Niko Potočnjak in 2003. The beginnings of the band were rooted in the power trio format but have since then – and after more than 50 musicians passing through the band – evolved to a more modern and aggressive psychedelic sound incorporating polymetrics and occasional viking funeral rites... STS will continue to blow minds and play live shows as frequently as possible. All of the current members reside in Zagreb, Croatia..." - Last.fm

Mugstar


"Mugstar are the sound of 10,000 suns exploding, pulsing with repetitive beauty, pounding like a supersonic mantra with shades of Sonic Youth, Neu!, Oneida and Pink Floyd..." - Last.fm

Friday, January 14, 2011

Melting Euphoria - Upon the Solar Winds (1995)


"It's less known about this band although MELTING EUPHORIA is often considered as one of the space rock flagships. Formed in San Francisco by keyboardist Don Falcone, England-native Anthony 'Forti' Budziszewski (bass) and Mychael Merrill (drums) they started with the album 'Through The Strands Of Time' (1994) - avant-garde oriented, forced by spacey synthesizer and tribal drumming... MELTING EUPHORIA moved on with guitarist DeFM and new keyboard/synthesizer collaborators evolving the psych/space fundament. At an interval of one year they released album for album and improved their significant style based on a melodic cosmic trippy sound enriched with a lot of synthesizer goodies..." - Prog Archives

Ahkmed


"As a three-piece outfit by John-Paul 'Popey' Caligiuri (drums, voices), Carlo Iacovino (guitars), and Dan McNamara (bass), AHKMED were born in Melbourne, Australia in 1998. With the special mission to spread their fuzzy and swirling space rock over the world, they got influenced by diverse heavy-psych styles and bands - Space Rock (Hawkwind), Heavy/Stoner Metal (Kyuss, Black Sabbath), Post Rock (Mogwai), Garage Punk (The Stooges, Hellacopters), Alternative Rock (Fu Manchu), etc. - and tried to push their original mellow and ambient soundscapes in front of the foundation. Exploring their capabilities through releasing 3 EPs and a compilation, they at last came into bloom with the debut album 'Distance' in 2009." - Prog Archives

35007 - Liquid (2002)


"Going by the enigmatic code name 35007 (“loose” spelled upside down), Dutch musicians Mark Sponselee (guitar, bass, drums, synths, effects), Bertus Fridael (guitar), Michel Boekhoudt (bass), and Sander Evers (drums) perform ambient trance-groove music of a predominantly instrumental design. Secretive by nature, the group rarely performs live, and when it does, it’s usually with the help of a visual specialist to provide a truly multimedia and multi-sensory experience..." - Last.fm

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Secret Saucer


"SECRET SAUCER is an idea to bring like minded musicians together to play improvised space rock in a studio setting. The band is build up by members of several US psych/space groups like QUARKSPACE, STAR NATION and SUN MACHINE. Steve Taylor and Steve Hayes had already toured with Nik Turner and Daevid Allen... Even though it sounds like well thought-out song compositions the music is purely improvised coupled with some slight krautrock leanings. SECRET SAUCER surely appeals to fans who prefer the psychedelic phase of Porcupine Tree or like to listen to bands with hypnotic moves like Hawkwind, Gong, Man, Oresund Space Collective and Ozric Tentacles..." - Prog Archives

My Sleeping Karma


"Hailing from the Aschaffenburg region in Germany MY SLEEPING KARMA started in 2005 as a side-project of the stoner rock band 'The Great Escape'. Some day Seppi (guitar), Steffen (drums) and Matte (bass) started to jam together. In order to style their music more psychedelic keyboarder Norman joined at the end of the year and the line-up was completed thereafter. Soon they had worked out some songs based on the idea to create something which chills and rocks at once... blend of psychedelic, space, stoner and post-rock... MY SLEEPING KARMA are recommended because representing a relatively new and unique facet of the psych/space prog genre..." - Prog Archives

Spaceship Landing - Spaceship Landing (2005)


"Named after a Kyuss song, Spaceship Landing is a german stoner/psychedelic/70’s inspired rock band. Their 2005 self-titled and self-financed LP is truly impressive. The instrumental sounds just huge, dominating the vocals. On some songs the sound is completed by keyboards/organs and spacecraft beeps." - Last.fm

Causa Sui


"This is free music – all written, shaped, played and produced by the band during 9 months of isolation. Imagine the furious haze of manic Hendrix and Blue Cheer jamming with a young Iggy Pop, recorded and seamlessly layered by krautrockers Can. It’s untamed music picked up from the late 60s, not looking back at zeitgeists and other limitations, picking up different trails on the way, wrapped in a complex, but soundwise warm and simple jacket..." - Last.fm

Pewt'r JJJJJ - Byens Lys 061217 (2007)


"Live collaboration of the members of Causa Sui and Coal Hook. Byens Lys 061217 is an imposing mixture of mind-altering, trippy, instrumental, psych, space rock, freakout, fuzz guitar mayhem. A Hawkwind circa ‘brainstorm’ groove with avant-garde overlayering á la early Sunburned Hand turned into an Amon Düül II/Can krautrock kinda feel." - Last.fm

Sea of Tombs - Sea of Tombs (2001)


"...Sea Of Tombs features Earthless drummer Mario Rubalcaba (also of Clikatat Ikatowi and Rocket From The Crypt) and delivers a similiar but more primitive version of heavy, sludgy acid-rock... Raw, murky blues-based heavy rock mutated into a rumbling hypno-trance, glazed with unreal amounts of bass and murky fuzz, usually locked into a plodding propulsive dirge that never speeds up all that much and which contributes to the hypnotic brain-haze that these cats administer. Check this out if yer into the heavy, sludgy psych-drug dirges of Earthless, Mammatus, Dead Meadow, and Ahkmed..." - Last.fm

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Psychic Paramount


"The Psychic Paramount is Ben Armstrong (bass), Jeff Conaway (drums) and Drew St. Ivany (guitar), three lead instruments individually and together. They make impact a state of being rather than a discrete event. As single-minded as the music may seem at first strike, it exists at higher elevations — of decibel, intensity, motion, color, temperature — and spills freely over the walls of genre, magma into new land. It is punk in its fury, noise in its rash extremity, and progressive in form: small-p pro-gress as a verb, progress progress progress, move move move, forward onward upward. An unceasing coiling in and exploding out. The Psychic Paramount is always moving, and you will feel the wind in the hair between your whitening knuckles..." - Last.fm

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Electric Moon


"ELECTRIC MOON came into existence in 2009 - a new project with cosmic traveller Sula Bassana as the driving force. Bassist Komet Lulu, illustrator on top of that and responsible for corporate design and artwork is aboard as well as Pablo Carneval (drums). In 2010 they worked out their debut 'Lunatics', released on German Nasoni label and consisting of long spacey trips in the vein of earlier output with Sula Bassana involved, energetic and hypnotic as is well known, however this time with the focus on a more groovy and acid approach." - Prog Archives

THTX - The Flickering Sky (2009)


"Partially inviting other musicians THTX is a duo project basically formed by guitarist Matthew Smith and percussionist Kerry Gluckman - a jam band with roots in psychedelic and space rock. Both are interested in other genres too which is noticeable here and there. They first met in 2001 at a party in Detroit, soon started to jam together and subsequently recorded a series of eight CDR's. Their sessions were starting without any preconditions - it is said that even no discussions about the musical direction are allowed. The result manifests in space jams predominantly - but there are avantgarde styled songs too with free jazz leanings where multi-instrumentalist Matthew Smith also plays trumpet, organ and bass... THTX is recommended to fans of rough unpolished spaced out jam music..." - Prog Archives

Serpentina Satélite


"The band was formed by the end of 2003 in Lima/Peru by Aldo Castillejos (drums), Felix Dextre (bass) plus guitarists Dolmo and Renato Gomez. SERPENTINA SATELITE stands for a krautrock influenced sound oscillating among improvised space rock jams and wild, raw psychedelic elements similar to their fellow countrymen LA IRA DE DIOS. The music is instrumental predominantly, even though Flavio Castillejos joined. He is responsible for poetry and voice whereas his contributions are more like recitative... SERPENTINA SATELITE shouldn't be missed by space respectively kraut fans but is also interesting for lovers of heavy psych and even stoner rock..." - Prog Archives

Südstern 44 - The Dampfwalze (2006)


"This is a 70-minute-long, psychedelic jam session featuring members of Zone Six and Weltraumstaunen. This CD-R really has only one, really long track of improvised music played with two guitars, bass and drums recorded in 2004. The track begins with a really psychedelic, laid-back and bubbling delay guitar that soon changes into heavy psych/acid guitar jam feast. The musicians jam very tightly without any sing of getting tired or bored and the end result sounds at times like a cross-breeding of Bevis Frond and Marble Sheep… The atmosphere is rather 70’s styled..." - Last.fm

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sesiones Ácidas - Espacio Negativo (2008)


"We are a collective and independent non profit record label. Our only goal is to shake consciences with sonic artifacts of psychedelic nature. Our releases will be the result of the collaboration between musicians in the one and only moment: a musical blast. Our first release is “Sesiones Ácidas – Espacio Negativo”. This time the musicians who got together are members of such recognized outfits like ORTHODOX, VIAJE A 800 and MATER DRONIC: Marco (Orthodox) on bass, both David (Viaje A 800) and Borja (Orthodox) on the double drumset and J.C. Sisto (Mater Dronic) on guitar. The outcome is almost sixty minutes of improvised sonic mayhem in the best heavy psych tradition." - MySpace

Manthra Dei - Manthra Dei (2010)


Manthra Dei are an Italian band. These guys love to jam, mix up Allman Brothers Band with Black Sabbath and you get a feel for what “Der Waldgung” is about. “The Mute Machine” is a far-out psychedelic tribute to Jimi Hendrix, with his influences explored throughout the song with the Band Of Gypsys‘ “Machine Gun” used as the song’s theme. No vocals whatsoever, just pure guitar-driven rock with different textures and tempos every two minutes. Everything is aligned just right, guitar solos communicate with each other as the bass and drums lock things down. Light up the lava lamp and the prime weekend week, and soak up the sounds.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Domo - Domo (2010)


"Domo is formed in January of 2010 after the dissolution of other projects and with the purpose of killing the thirst for experimentation and to liberate the dosage of adrenaline of its band members. Practising psycodelic and electrifying rock Domo builts its foundations on experimentation and psycodelia using the clasic structures of the 70's Hard Rock as a starting point... Domo brought out their first homonymous album in August of 2010, an album full of lysergic sounds and a large dosage of experimentation, and are right now emmerged in the creation of new songs for a future album, which we hope, will see the light of day in a near future..." - MySpace

The :Egocentrics


"The music is an intense, heavy epic build-up of spacey structures and timbre explorations with a solid back-bone, slightly "metallic". In order to balance this side of the music, a dynamic quality coming from tendencies towards improvisation, ambient and jazz provides relief and flavour. A lot of genres tags can be invoked, such as stoner rock, psychedelic rock, post-metal and jam band, but the best way to describe the range of influences and similarities of the superb and eclectic musical bouquet would be to quote the bands confessed interest in MOTORPSYCHO, CAUSA SUI, COLOUR HAZE, BRANT BJORK, JIMI HENDRIX, 35007, MONKEY3, CAPTAIN BEYOND, CAMEL, KING CRIMSON or NEUROSIS..." - Prog Archives

The Machine


"In September 2006, a three-piece ensemble with heavy enthusiasm for stoner coloured psychedelic rock necessarily came from Netherland - called The MACHINE. Their soundscape are much influenced by various artists - from 60s psychedelic jam bands or early 70s rock pioneers like Jimi Hendrix Experience, Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd or Black Sabbath, to recent stoner-psychedelic developer like Kyuss, Sleep or Colour Haze..." - Prog Archives

Tia Carrera


"... music that takes the listener on a major drug trip. The opiate daze in the guitar lines, the sedative drift of the drum rolls, and the tranquilizing haze of the bass wells all ring with stoner rock keys and a flying kite-like carpet ride. The band has been compared to Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath but they have a Southern rock intonation in their chord ruminations more aligned with the Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, and Widespread Panic..." - Last.fm

Titan


"TITAN are a quartet from New York. They started out as an improvised stoner rock band, but years later they got interested and influenced by 70's progressive rock... Their sound is like a time machine into the 70's filled with jams, freak outs, bombastic organs, motorik bass lines and fuzzed guitars... The band draws influences from many 70's prog acts unlike most stoner rock or retro bands that focus more on the hard rock bands from that era. Bands like HAWKWIND, MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, ASH RA TEMPLE, CAN, COMUS, NEU!, PINK FLOYD, IRON BUTTERFLY, RUSH, BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE and BLUE CHEER are some of their biggest influences..." - Prog Archives

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Magic Lantern


"Magic Lantern is a psychedelic/kraut/space rock band from Long Beach, California who play droney, long-form music in the vein of bands like Amon Düül II, Hawkwind, and Loop..." - Last.fm

Carlton Melton


"Finally, a psychedelic band that successfully crosses generations, appealing equally to old school bong-bubblers, kinky krautrockers and the new school of psychedelic stooges. Can-style jams, trance-inducing drones and Ummagumma-era Pink Floyd ambiance may be the foundation here but these improv jams easily break from the tether of their influences and soar righteously through the stratosphere. Freak out..." - Last.fm

Smoking Spore - Conversations in D-Minor (2009)


"The album contains the entire second jam session of Texas-based Smoking Spore, recorded live-in-studio... The four-piece instrumental band blends seventies-inspired psychedelia with modern ambience, Southern stoner grooves, and a healthy buffet of bizarre guitar effects... Smoking Spore skips, jumps, waddles, and trips their way through completely improvised psychedelic epics..." - Last.fm

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Black Bombaim


"Turn on, tune in, drop out… Where the next step can be an Earthless-like elliptic drone; or a guitar rip Atomic Bitchwax style; or even an atmospheric guitar wandering on a celestial space of Comets on Fire, where there’s chaos and explosion effects that are yet to happen..." - Last.fm

Earthless


"The psychedelic sound of EARTHLESS from California, San Diego, has two faces: a free improvisational trio in style of early ASH RA TEMPEL and live jammings of CREAM, and a heavy stoner riffings is style of BLACK SABBATH and BUDGIE. This sound is borne from efforts of guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, bass player Mike Eginton and drummer Mario Rubalcaba. In their free improvisations the rhythm section keeps the time and marks changes of modal themes for the fuzzy guitar doing both cosmic explorations and heavy stoner riff construction works. If you like vintage psychedelia or heavy stoner rock, preferrably both, this group blends these elements in a professional manner..." - Prog Archives

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