Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Psicomagia - Psicomagia (2013)


"Landing in the era of 1968-1970 when Soft Machine, Magma, The Miles Davis Group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tony Williams Lifetime and many other were innovating the foundational basis to the 70′s rich fusion movements, Psicomagia bleeds with heart wrenching layers of amplified progressive psychedelia... Psicomagia in easily one of the best progressive rock albums to come out in years, if not decades and we are really astonished at how much better the album gets with every new listen. Progressive rock music has always remained vibrant in rock culture and Psicomagia has really taken the sub genre to new heights with their debut album..." - Sound Colour Vibration

Monomyth - Monomyth (2013)


"Do you like music that pulls you out of your arm chair and takes you on a ride across the desert or possibly even through space? Yes? Well I have some great news, here’s another album which is going to do just that. Monomyth are a five piece instrumental band from the Netherlands, a land that we all know has a certain herb in abundance which has no doubt helped these chaps create a splendid self-titled little record... If you are a fan of bands like Colour Haze, Monkey3 and latter day Ancestors then you are going to love this album..." - Echoes and Dust

Domadora - Tibetan Monk (2013)


"Formed about two years ago, DOMADORA is a burning Parisian trio into Psychedelic Heavy/Stoner Rock who (self) released "Tibetan Monk" a couple of months back. This debut album contains 7 songs including two of them who can be considered as intro and outro, considering their relative short length and different structures compared to an overall who's basically very much based on long jams and psyched-out stonerish vibes... DOMADORA is not the kind of band you're used to listen from the generally rigorous french scene, a band with an emphasis on jams and obviously a very LIVE approach, this is already a very distinctive caracter and if it's coupled with tightness and heaviness in fairly above the average measures, you're then right to think that DOMADORA is a wild and vaporous entity that deserves immediate attention...." - Temple of Perdition

Insider - Vibrations From the Tapes (2012)


"The album features five fully improvised instrumental songs, which have been recorded live with two microphones on analog tape deck in the band's rehearsel room. Hence it comes as no surprise that the song length varies mostly between 12 and almost 28 minutes. The tunes are dominated by extensive, excessive guitar jams, which will allow listeners to immerse themselves in psychedelic worlds. There is still the Hawkwind vibe, but INSIDER make also use of elements which we know from bands like Can or Guru Guru..." - Cosmic Lava

Fleetwood Mac - Jams (1968-1970)


Selection of jams by legendary British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac.

John McLaughlin - Devotion (1970)


"This recording date grew out of sessions Alan Douglas put together, featuring McLaughlin and Larry Young jamming with Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles (Billy Rich was the bass player). McLaughlin sounded timid next to Hendrix (none of the material with Hendrix has been officially released), but really comes to life on Devotion. This is arguably one of the finest acid rock albums of all time. McLaughlin is on fire, using fuzzboxes and phasers, over Larry Young's swirling Hammond B-3, with Billy Rich and Buddy Miles as the rock-solid rhythm section. If you think that McLaughlin's solo at the end of "Right Off" (from A Tribute to Jack Johnson) is one of the high points of his career, then this is the album for you...'' - AllMusic

Dennis - Hyperthalamus (1975)


"Carsten Bohn was a pilllar of the first wave of German Rock bands. He drummed for the 'City Preachers' (1969) , then for 'Frumpy' (1970-1972) before creating in 1973, the band 'Dennis', named after his son, with 'Frumpy' bandmate Thomas Kretschmer. The band's headquarters was an old village school outside of Hamburg, where the band lived and rehearsed with often-changing line-ups including Manfred Rürup ('Tommorrow's Gift') and Michael Kops on keyboards, Thomas Kretschmer (Ex-Frumpy) on guitar, Klaus Briest ('Xhol') and Hans Hartmann on bass, Willi Pape ('Thirsty Moon') on sax and flute, Olaf Cassalich ('Ougenweide') on percussion and Carsten Bohn on drums & percussion. The music itself was based on collective improvisation, with either a rockier edge or a jazzier feeling, depending on the musicians, recalling 'Thirsty Moon' or 'Tommorrow's Gift'... The record is highly recommended..." - Prog Archives

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic - The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (2013)


"Hard Rocking, 70's inspired, instrumental Stoner Rock. Featuring psychedelic guitar from Ed Mundell, (Monster Magnet, The Atomic Bitchwax)." - Bandcamp

Ampacity - Encounter One (2013)


"Ampacity is a musical collective, dedicated to exploring the regions of regressive rock, with stoner and space vibes... The project was formed as a one-time act, supposed to perform songs from the golden age of space rock, on Spacefest festival. However, this formula was quickly abandoned, and Ampacity started to operate as a regular band. Intensive work on their own material resulted in compositions, which rediscover sounds from early Hawkwind or Pink Floyd albums, mixing them with post and stoner rock influences. Shorter, song-like arrangements give way to monumental, rich forms, which do not lack space for free improvisation..." - Nasiono Records

Flowers Must Die


"These elevating sonic adventures could be compared to the sonic idioms of groups MY BROTHER THE WIND and maybe more rustic incarnations of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA and THE SPACIOUS MIND, but the diversity and imagination utilized on the explorations within the frame of neo-classic psych music straits allow them their own identifiable sound, setting the group out of the conventional clone bands. This Swedish underground acid rock also certainly expand the impressionistic boundaries of musical expression from conventional sound structures to the heights of hallucinogenic progressive territories and reaching escape velocity for the planes of Space Rock and beyond..." - Prog Archives

Paul Gilbert - The Jam (1997)


20 minute mind-melting jam by master of shred guitar Paul Gilbert.

Message - From Books and Dreams (1973)


"Originally born as a German-British band, the music of MESSAGE oscillates between a substantial heavy rock and a nice folk rock articulated around a range of keyboards arrangements. Their first album was recorded under the direction of the famous musical engineer Dieter Dierks. The result sounds remarkably as British progressive rock of the moment. Very melodic, with a ravishing and an accomplished lyrical sense of composition. Their following album is as great as the previous one, delivering impressive, extended, mainly instrumental heavy/ space rock tracks which can be compared (in some parts) to NEKTAR's first effort..." - Prog Archives

Mountain - Jams (1970-1974)


Selection of jams by US heavy blues rock band Mountain.

Claude Engel - Jams (1972)


Selection of jams by guitarist and pioneer of French psychedelic music Claude Engel.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Black Gnod - Innerspace Broadcasts Volume 3 (2012)


"What happens when you put Manchester’s shapechanging Gnod and Barcelos’s fine space-rocking Black Bombaim on the same stage? You get Black Gnod! The Cardinal managed to record this momentous event for posterity, and is now available as one long superjam as part of the Innerspace Broadcast series. Great flipback CD with 3 double sided colour inserts and enough intense sike power contained within to make you see stars!" - Last.fm

Atomic Simao - Nōdo (2013)


Spontaneous adventures into space by Ukraine band Atomic Simao.

Blackfeather - Mango's Theme (1971)


Intense psychedelic jam with mystic eastern vibe by Australian rockers Blackfeather.

Camel - Gods of Light (1973-1975)


Loose psychedelic jams by legendary British progressive rock band Camel taken from various live perfomances.

The Viola Crayola - Music Breathing of Statues (1974)


"You know, there are great guitar trio albums and then there's San Antonio's Viola Crayola. This jazzy psych freakout jam album is just remarkable and sounds about 15 years ahead of its time in technique. And fortunately it IS of its era sound-wise. This thing just rips and shreds and wah-wah's until you collapse from exhaustion. The last 2 minute goofball track allows us to see Viola's mentor - Mr. Zappa. If these guys released this in 1991, there would be a monthly feature in Guitar Player for him. Unfortunately, Tony Viola died tragically later in 1974. Album is only about 29 minutes long. A bootleg exists." - CD Reissue Wish List

El Amor - En Vivo (1971)

En Vivo (1971)

"Rock band formed in the late 60’s, first as “Los Pajaros”, and led by Miguel Cardenas. The band was originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and participated the Youth Festival which was conducted the March 13, 1970 in that city, after receiving outstanding reviews from critics, they decided to try their luck in Mexico City, where they recorded their first LP, which included covers of popular songs at that time.The group renamed as “El Amor” in August 1971 and appear in the popular in a TV show on Sunday in which it was not common invite rock bands. “El Vivo” is their second album, released 1971. The band really crank it up here, with loads of wigged-out fuzz guitar heavily featured on six lengthy tracks of high energy acid rock." - Last.fm

Siglo Cero - Latinoamerica (1970)


"After The Speakers split in 1969, Humberto Monroy co-founded Siglo cero with Jaime Rodriguez, Mario Renee, Ferdie Fernández and Speaker’s drummer Roberto Fiorilli. Siglo cero was a progressive rock outfit, with major jazz influences. In 1970 they released Festival de la Vida, which was recorded live the 27th of June of the same year at a performance in Bogotá’s Parque Nacional, before 10,000 people." - Last.fm

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