Monday, January 6, 2014

SOAK UP THE ORANGE SUNSHINE!


“A nice, warm vibraty feeling all through your guttiwuts”.

Drone Pop EP
Artist: The Orange Drop
Title: Drone Pop
Label: Not On Label
Catalog #: N/A
Format: CD, MP3,  EP
Country: US
Released: 06 January 2014
Genre: Psychedelic Pop

Track Listing 
1. She Will Get You (High)
2. Electric Sitar Beat
3. J’Admets
4. Hey Man
5. Near Alpha
6. Get Into Heaven
7. Haven’t You Realized?

Catharsis
Artist: The Orange Drop
Title: Catharsis
Label: Not On Label
Catalog #: N/A
Format: CD, MP3,  LP
Country: US
Released: 08 August 2011
Genre: Psychedelic Pop

Track Listing
1. Qui es-tu?
2. Soul Damage
3. More Fire
4. Soul Cleanser
5. Ginger Girl
6. Shotgun Alley w. Lara Allen
7. California Dreams
8. Marshmallow Fluff
9. Mind Honey
10. Hidden Song

The Orange Album
Artist:
The Orange Drop
Title: The Orange Album
Label: Quixodelic Records
Catalog #: N/A
Format: CD, MP3,  LP
Country: US
Released: 2008
Genre: Psychedelic Pop

Track Listing 
1. El Intro Del
2. Retrogenerica
3. Alive (The Ken Song)
4. Masculin Feminin
5. The Myth of Sisphus
6. DMT Overdrive
7. Highs and Lows and Heavenly Blows
8. Alright
9. Children’s Garden
10. My Girlfriend Needs an Exorcism
11. Brown Love
12. Holding the Sun

Thursday, January 2, 2014

THE 13TH BREATH OF THE ANCIENT ZODIAC

Jess

I may have initially raised an eyebrow in the past, but to Jess and the Ancient Ones I now raise a fist. –Matt Longo, Lastrit.es

E Initialxploring the dark magical realms beyond the mundane, this seven-headed entity was given life by Thomas Corpse and Thomas Fiend in early 2010 in Kuopio, Finland. 

With the talented female singer Jess as their front figure, the music of Jess and The Ancient Ones is inspired by rock and heavy metal from the 70’s and 80’s. 

The music combined with lyrics based upon the personal occult experiences of the writers creates a mystical and powerful atmosphere, and a live show definitely worth witnessing.


13th Breath Of The Zodiac
Artist: Jess and The Ancient Ones
Title: 13th Breath of the Zodiac
Label: Svart Records
Catalog #: SVR0079
Format: Vinyl, 7”, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, 2011 Reissue
Country: Finland
Released: 02 January 2014
Genre: Occult Psychedelic

Track Listing 
Side-A
1. 13th Breath of the Zodiac

Side-B 
1. White Witch of Rose Hall

Jess And The Ancient Ones
Artist:
Jess and The Ancient Ones
Title: Jess and The Ancient Ones
Label: Svart Records
Catalog #: SVR 127
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, 2012 Reissue
Country: Finland
Released: January 2014
Genre: Occult Psychedelic

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Prayer for Death and Fire
2. Twilight Witchcraft
3. Sulfer Giants (Red King)

Side-B 
1. Ghost Riders

13th Breath of the Zodiac [*] [CD Bonus Track] 

2. The Devil (in G Minor) 
3. Come Crimson Death

Astral Sabbat
Artist:
Jess and The Ancient Ones
Title: Astral Sabbat
Label: Svart Records
Catalog #: SVR0183
Format: Vinyl, 12”, EP, Limited Edition
Country: Finland
Released: 22 February 2013
Genre: Occult Psychedelic

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Astral Sabbat
2. Lone and Lonesome Road

Side-B 
1. More Than Living

The Deepest Sea-Into Starlit Chambers
Artist:
Deadmask; Jess and The Ancient Ones
Title: The Deepest Sea/Into Starlit Chambers
Label: Doomentia Records
Catalog #: DOOM055
Format: Vinyl, 7”, 33 RPM, EP
Country: Czech Republic
Released: 20 October 2012
Genre: Occult Psychedelic/Doom

Track Listing 
Side-A
1. Deadmask – The Deepest Sea

Side-B 
2. Jess and The Ancient Ones – Into Starlit Chambers

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

THE MYRRORS EXPLODE!


"...Definitely place this up there with Passover and Direction To See A Ghost by The Black Angels. A true classic that will stand as a pole for years to come. " –Fuzz Club Records
The desert lives! And within it, so do a few wild creatures, and some of them are rock-musicians! And it just so happens to work out geographically with the Phoenix, AZ based outfit The Myrrors. And the desert with it’s supernatural, magical atmosphere was a huge influence on the four voyagers along with all kinds of psychedelic rock, Arabian, Latin American, Turkish and Indian folk music and mind bending Space-Jazz. Therefore the music sounds like a journey into the deep solitude of the desert in peace with oneself but still boiling and simmering hot, engrossedly floating fraught with visions and ghostly hallucinations from a strange distant world. Even sometimes like taking a stroll in the garden of Eden eons ago.

The stereoscopic, vivid and sometimes washy sound brings a trance like mood. Desert sounds like a cricket’s chirping and spiritual chants, as to be found in the long track "Mother of all living" intensify the hypnotic effect further on. The band formed by high school friends in 2005 recorded it’s only album in 2008 with rather elementary equipment and prepared the privately released CDr not long before falling apart due to the usual reasons such as work and studies. The incredible success of their peace anthem “Warpainting” as a YouTube clip came after the break and post-humously brought the band their well deserved publicity and appreciation. Music for all fans of psychedelic/desert/space rock and smooths the way for a reissue in an adequate sound carrier format.

Also keep an eye out for the Fuzz Club Records deluxe volume, available soon!

Burning Circles in the Sky
Artist: The Myrrors
Title: Burning Circles In The Sky
Label: Rewolfed Gloom Records
Catalog #: RGR001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, 2008 Reissue
Country: Europe
Released: 01 January 2014
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Track Listing
Side-A
1. The Mind’s Eye
2. Plateau Skull
3. Burning Circles In The Sky
4. Warpainting

Side-B
1. Mother Of All Living

Solar Collector
Artist: The Myrrors
Title: Solar Collector
Label: Strange Design Records
Catalog #: SDR003
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 24 August 2013
Genre: Experimental

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Solar Collector
2. AscensiĆ³n

Side-B
1. Whirling Mountian Blues

Ramona Parra-Nobody's Children 
Artist: The Myrrors
Title: Romona Parra/Nobody’s Children
Label: Strange Design Records
Catalog #: SDR004
Format: Vinyl, 7”, Single
Country: US
Released: 24 August 2013
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Romona Parra

Side-B
1. Nobody's Children

Pyramid
Artist: The Myrrors
Title: Pyramid
Label: Not On label
Catalog #: N/A
Format: MP3, Single
Country: US
Released:2009
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Track Listing
1. Pyramid
2. Improvisation [Excerpt]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Date Palms - The Dusted Sessions

Artist: Date Palms
Title: The Dusted Sessions
Format: LP/CD
Label: Thrill Jockey Records
Catalog #: Thrill 366
Country: US
Released: 11 June 2013
Genre: Experimental
Notes:  DL

"Date Palms revolves around the core duo of Gregg Kowalsky (keyboards, electronics) and Marielle Jakobsons (violin, flute, electronics). They employ traditional rock instrumentation to create music informed by Indian classical music, country, minimalism, and spiritual jazz, arriving at a style that is wholly their own. On their third album, The Dusted Sessions, the duo expanded the line-up to include Ben Bracken on electric bass, Michael Elrod on tanpura, and Noah Philips on electric guitar (a first for the band). Kowalsky and Jakobsons are both accomplished solo musicians in their own right: Kowalsky has released ambient albums on Kranky as well as a collaborative release with Josef Van Wissem on Amish, and Jakobsons has released music on the Digitalis and Students of Decay labels. Date Palms uses the sound an imagery of the dustbowl and the American West to express something truly cosmic and unique within the already highly individualistic Bay Area underground."

"Inspired by a sojourn to the Yuba River, “Yuba Source” opens The Dusted Sessions like sunrise over the desert. The soft tones of Kowalsky’s Rhodes blend seamlessly with the rhythmic drones of Elrod’s tanpura while Jakobsons’ yearning violin strokes the heavens. The influence of Henry Flynt can be heard in the blown out sound of the amplified violin. As the ideas and spirit of the Yuba River are recalled and reprised throughout the first side, the band inverts the themes of the opener as melancholic and then reflective. “Yuba Reprise” ends with a sense of peace and tranquility, an ending without a goodbye. "

"The second side of The Dusted Sessions presents a darker vision, heavier in tone and mood. “Dusted Down,” was inspired by the Eureka Dunes, where the Kowalsky and Jakobsons watched dust devils form and slowly traverse the sands. The counterpoint formed by violin and bass mirrors that steady, slow roll of wind across the desert. The final track, “Exodus Due West,” is a hyper-minimal improvised piece consisting of flute, tanpura, and bass, with touches of Semblance analog synthesizer. It offers a feeling of departure and arrival suspended, and The Dusted Sessions fades like twilight cooling expansive stretches of dry wilderness. "

"The Dusted Sessions was recorded by Phil Manley at LCR in San Francisco, including a session during the annular solar eclipse of May 21st, 2012. The group will be performing throughout the US and Europe as a quintet."

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Yuba Source Part I
2. Six Hands To The Light
3. Yuba Source Part II
4. Yuba Reprise

Side-B
1. Night Riding The Skyline
2. Dusted Down
3. Exodus Due West

Wall of Death - Main Obsession

Artist: Wall of Death
Title: Main Obsession
Format: LP/CD
Label: The Reverberation Appreciation Society
Catalog #: RVRB-012
Country: US
Released: 11 June 2013 (Reissue)
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Notes: DL

At long last, Parisian trio Wall of Death will release their debut LP Main Obsession on June 11th, Main Obsession was produced and mastered by Brett Orrison, and featuring guest spots from The Black Angels' Christian Bland and Alex Maas. The band just finished a North American tour with The Black Angels, which kicked off with a performance at Austin Psych Fest 2013.

With roots extending from America to old-world European culture, Wall of Death creates a sound that is powerful, heavy, haunting and visionary.

The LP is pressed on 180g white vinyl, and packaged in a black sleeve and screen-printed jacket. Vinyl is hand numbered, limited edition of 500.

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Away
2. Believe Me or Not
3. Thunder Sky
4. Tears of Rainbow
Backing Vocals – Alex Maas
Rhythm Guitar – Christian Bland
5. Darker Than Black

Side-B
1. Marble Blue
2. Main Obsession
3. In Your Arms
4. Heaven by the Sun
Vocals – Alex Maas
5. From Hell with Love

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Goat - Stonegoat

Artist: Goat
Title: Stonegoat
Format: 7"/CD
Label: Rocket Recordings
Catalog #: LAUNCH058
Country: UK
Released: 8 June 2013
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Notes:  DL

"Goat became one of the most talked about bands in 2012 due to the success of their extraordinary debut album World Music. 

Goat hail from the historical but little known about Northern Swedish village of Korpolombolo , where these two new tracks were written and recorded. And like many of the tracks off World Music, the resonance of the villages voodoo past can be heard throughout these grooves. 

The ‘A’ side entitled Stonegoat continues right where World Music left off with fuzzy wah guitars, relentless djembi rhythms and banshee screams. The track under 3 minute track climaxes with some seriously heavy fuzz that consumes the whole track. 

The ‘AA’ side see’s Goat broaden their palette with the track Dreambuilding. On the surface it is business as usual, infectious tribal grooves, fuzz and dual vocals. But after a couple of listens the true beauty of the tracks deep funk groove is released and reveals an even more structured side to Goat’s loose way of making amazing music. "

Track Listing
Side-A
1. Stonegoat
2. Dreambuilding


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tales of Murder and Dust - Skeleton Flowers

Artist: Tales of Murder and Dust
Title: Skeleton FLowers
Format: CD/Mp3
Label: Across the Floor Records
Catalog #: N/A
Country: NL
Released: 6 June 2013
Genre: Shoegaze
Notes:  DL

"Danish sextet, Tales Of Murder And Dust, was formed in 2007 with the desire to play noisy and cool rock music. Drawing on inspirations from especially surf music and film scores from classic Spaghetti Westerns, the band quickly gained the attention of the Danish press. When the band released their first EP in 2009, called Peyote, Tales Of Murder And Dust was critically praised for their slow and dreamy soundscapes with attention to folk-like details. 

Tales Of Murder And Dust have spend the years following Peyote honing its musical expression even further, approaching a much more shoegazing sound, while supporting artists such as The Black Angels, Crystal Stilts, Wooden Shjips, and The Blue Angel Lounge. 

On the 20th of March 2012 Tales Of Murder And Dust finally released their long awaited debut album: Hallucination of Beauty is an awesome thought-through record in the name of noise rock and shoegaze, yet with an increasingly obvious psychedelic touch, not least in the instrumentation, which often focuses on strings, percussion and sitar.

Today June, 6th 2013 they released their second EP Skeleton Flowers."

Track Listing
1. Tremblin' 
2. Laid Bare 
3. In Apathy 
4. Like Young Gentle Beasts