HOMEMADE LOFI PSYCH --- WHERE TO START?





"There is so much groovy music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!


I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post new stuff.

Sorry!

IMPRESSUM: see here!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Psychedelischer Science-Fiction-Roman "PSYCHONAUT – Kampf um Neu-Berlin" veröffentlicht



Endlich ist es so weit!
"PSYCHONAUT – Kampf um Neu-Berlin", mein psychedelischer Social-/Science-Fiction-Roman und zugleich mein Erstlingsroman ist endlich bei AMAZON als E-Book erschienen.


http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00NB2JNW0?*


Und wird höchstwahrscheinlich aufgrund mangelnder Werbung und Präsentation gleich wieder in der Versenkung verschwinden ...

Mir ist durchaus bewusst, dass ich mit meinem "psychedelischen" Ansatz ein hohes Risiko eingehe, da diese Art der Science-Fiction heutzutage fast ausgestorben ist, und die meisten Leser bei dem Wort "Science-Fiction" nicht an Bewusstseinserweiterung, spirituelle Erfahrungen und dergleichen denken, sondern an sogenannte "Hard Science-Fiction", also an Raumschiffe, Weltraumschlachten, komplizierte neue Technologien und so weiter. Alles Dinge, die mich eher rudimentär interessieren.
Ich hoffe, dass ich in meiner Kurzbeschreibung bereits alle genug abgeschreckt habe, die an PSYCHONAUT falsche Erwartungen haben könnten, so dass es nicht zu einer Enttäuschung bei diesen Lesern kommt. Habe allerdings keine Ahnung, ob sich die Leute die Mühe machen, eine Kurzbeschreibung überhaupt komplett zu lesen ...
Und ich hoffe, dass Fans von PHILIP K. DICK und JEFF NOON einen Blick – zumindest in die Leseprobe – werfen.

Für alle englischsprachige Leser: Ich hoffe, dass ich irgendwann einmal in der Lage sein werde, einen Übersetzter zu bezahlen, so dass mein Roman auch einmal auf Englisch erscheinen wird.

INFORMATION FOR ALL ENGLISH-SPEAKING READERS:
I hope that in the near future I'll be able to pay a native speaking british/american translator to translate my psychedelic science-fiction novel into English ... Anyone?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

UND JETZT MAL WAS GANZ ANDERES – FÜR MEINE DEUTSCHSPRECHENDEN LESER

Hallo!

Heute mal in Deutsch für alle Deutsch sprechenden/verstehenden Leser meines Blogs.

Juhu,
ich habe meine erste literarische Veröffentlichung – wenn auch nur als E-book, bei Amazon erhältlich!

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00M851590?

Es handelt sich um eine Kurzgeschichten-Sammlung diverser Storys bzw. von kurzen fragmentarischen Episoden, die über Jahre, wenn nicht Jahrzehnte hinweg quasi so nebenbei entstanden sind. Mal heiter, mal traurig, mal surreal, mal psychedelisch ...




Hier eine Kurzbeschreibung bzw. Titelangabe:

Mein Credo lautet: Keine Zensur im eigenen Kopf! 

Kurzgeschichten sind für den Autor eine Spielwiese, und es macht Spaß, alles Mögliche und Unmögliche auszuprobieren! 

Jedes Genre, jeder Stil, jede Erzählperspektive, jedes Thema ist erlaubt. Denn nichts ist für einen Autor langweiliger, als immer wieder dasselbe zu schreiben oder, aufgrund irgendwelcher echten oder vermeintlichen Zwänge, schreiben zu müssen. 

Und so finden sich hier in dieser Sammlung heitere, satirische oder melancholische Alltagsgeschichten aus Berlin („Ein Loch im Zaun“, „Begegnung“) genauso wie abgedrehte psychedelische Science-Fiction-Storys („Tetos Trip“, „Tausend explodierende Sonnen“) oder eine beängstigende Bewusstseinsstrom-Geschichte aus der Sicht eines jugendlichen paranoiden Totschlägers („Der Blick“). 


INHALT: 

GESCHICHTEN AUS BERLIN – aber: 
KEINE BERLINER GESCHICHTEN! 
Ich bin nicht Herr Wettermann! 
Alles nur Vorurteile – Oder: Warum wir jetzt doch nicht nach Brandenburg ziehen 
Ein Loch im Zaun 
Mein Vermieter und ich 

GEDANKENSPLITTER 
Begegnung 
Rock-Musiker (noch klein!) 

WARUM SCHAUST DU MICH SO AN? – DIE „IRGENDWIE ABGEDREHTEN“ GESCHICHTEN 
Geschichte von einem Zimmer 
Der Jogger 
Der Blick 

ABGESPACET! – PSYCHEDELISCHE SCIENCE-FICTION-STORYS 
Tausend explodierende Sonnen 
Tetos Trip (Auszug aus dem Science-Fiction-Roman „Psychonaut“) 

SKURRILE WEIHNACHTEN! 
Das erste Opfer des diesjährigen Weihnachtsfestes 
Alle Jahre wieder (Ein weiteres tolles Weihnachtsfest) 

Meine kurzen Geschichten sollen natürlich unterhalten, aber eben auch durch unerwartete Wendungen überraschen und zum Nachdenken anregen. Sie sollen Bilder im Kopf des Lesers entstehen lassen und zugleich vergessene oder bislang verborgene Gefühlswelten hervorrufen. 
Ich hoffe, dass mir das – zumindest im Ansatz – gelungen ist. 


Bei Interesse einfach mal die Leseprobe anschauen. Über Resonanz freue ich mich!

Mike

Monday, May 12, 2014

REPOST by Request: POET ZERO (Orange, Ephemerol...) - Vanille Club, Radio X (GER. 2002)

POET ZERO (aka MAXIM ENGL) of EPHEMEROL fame doing a solo acoustic radio concert, broadcast 09-17-2002 on "VANILLE CLUB", RADIO X, Frankfurt a. M., Germany, performing songs from his solo repertoire as well as his former bands/projects THE JANITORS OF LUNACYORANGESPACE TRUCKINand PAN AMP.
This is an edited version of the broadcast, because some cover versions of songs by TIM BUCKLEY, NICK DRAKE and BLACK SABBATH, that POET ZERO 
also performed on that day, had to be left out for copyright reasons...

The highlights probably "Stanley Kubrick's Diaries" (compare to the electric version by the JANITORS OF LUNACY here) and "Magic Spell" (also performed many times live by ORANGE). At the end of "Magic Spell" you can hear a quote from "Neil's Elevator", which fits in here perfectly...
Enjoy!

POET ZERO - Vanille Club, Radio X 09-17-2002
(mp3 zip, 12 tracks, 50 min, 70 MB)
1. Girl X - 2.50
2. Sun - 3.17
3. Magic Spell - 3.09
4. Dinosaurs - 2.58
5. Distant Smile - 4.24
6. Cathedral in Hell - 4.15
7. Stagnation - 4.15
8. Five - 6.44
9. Compenser - 3.53
10. Stanley Kubrick's Diaries - 4.16
11. Yeah - 3.01
12. Bush Has Gotta Die (edit) - 2.49
GET IT here or here.
(new link May 2014)

POET ZERO will be playing  a live gig in the WAGGON, Offenbach, Germany, on May, 15th.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mt. Mountain - she runs (Single via bandcamp) (USA 2014)


"We are Mt. Mountain a psych band from Perth, WA.
Just spreading the word that this week we released the first single "She Runs" from our forthcoming self-titled EP which is scheduled for release in the coming months.
If you want to check it out the single its available for streaming/download here..."

http://mtmountain.bandcamp.com/track/she-runs-single

Great song, well worth checking out!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Re-Up by request: Mr. Dean - il Grande (IT 2009)



"this is my last "solo-mad-lonely at home with EXTREMELY low budget-album" but although his hundreds of thousends of flaws, i think it sounds pretty nice. -- i'm a semi-professional (whatever means) musician playing alternative and tradional rock with my band in italy, but from time to time i can't help trying to find other ways to approach music/sound. -- by myself, i've always recorded improvisations. every single track and every word of this record are improvisations. -- instruments: acoustic guitar, 10euros and 10 years old and half broken audio equipment, mac. -- the album is, of course, in italian. i'm afraid it loses a lot of meaning if you don't understand it, but, who cares about meaning anyway."
(Mr. Dean, 2009)


I sadly don't speak Italian - so I've got no idea what MR. DEAN is singing about, but maybe that's not really that important (B.t.w.: Of course the artists featured on HLFP alone are responsible for lyrical and musical content of their work posted here!). Anyway: What surely comes through, is that this is very intense music - and that is pretty cool, if you want my opinion. Most of the songs are rather simple regarding the arrangements: mostly only one or two guitars - acoustic or electric - and a voice singing or screaming or moaning or whispering... But often there is something slightly weird going on, an unexpected twist or some unusual tuning or whatever - something that make those songs a little ... hmm, weird. Some kind of experimental lofi approach, and I really love that. Enjoy!

Favourite tracks: 'Spettri' and 'Bisonte'


Mr. Dean - il Grande (IT 2009)
(mp3-zip, 12 tracks, 45 min, 60,9 MB, front cover incl.)
Get it here (new link)!

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Japanese Girl - A Tea With Twiggy Kasumi (Portugal)




A recently founded band with the aim of establishing relations between distinct psychic states and their sound perceptions. Among the many kaleidoscopic influences are included genres such as Psych, Baroque Pop, Garage, Krautrock and Experimental Music.

Birth Date: December 2013
Personnel: Bruno Sousa (vocals, guitars), Corinna Sousa (keyboards, drones) and Emanuel Cunha (guitars, percussion) and they all work with tapes, effects and sound manipulation.
Live: soon to be announced
Label: none
Free-download Edition: January 2014
Recorded during the last days of December with vintage & lo-fi equipment.

Amplify Your Mind!            


Thursday, May 30, 2013

The end of HLFP? Well, maybe ...


Homemade Lofi Psych

IS ...


... FROZEN!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

RE-UP: some INTERPRETACE (Czech)




A new video by INTERPRETACE Recorded at Basement studio, Pavlovice, Liberec 16th May 2014.

RE-UP by request: some old INTERPRETACE music from the 80ies posted earlier.



Avantgarde improvised industrial no wave sounds, that will blow your mind!

1: INTERPRETACE - MC (198?), see original post here.
Get it here or here or here!
2: INTERPRETACE - GARAZ (1981), see original post here.
Get it here or here or here!
3: INTERPRETACE - HANNIBAAL (lost & found tapes from the eighties 1).
See original post here!
Get it here or here or here!


4: INTERPRETACE - CHAPEL live 198?(lost & found tapes from the eighties 2).
See original post here.
Get it here or here or here!
Enjoy!

Thanks again to Richard Charvat for making all this great music available.


More INTERPRETACE here.







Wednesday, January 30, 2013

RE-UP: Rangers - Homemade Cassette Collages III (USA 2009)



Homemade cassette collage: "For the lack of a better title I entitled this track: 'Concorde breakfast - Audio decadence for enlightened jetsetters'" (Rangers)
Enjoy!


RANGERS - Homemade 
Cassette Collages III (USA 2009)
(1 mp3 track, 28 min, 24,8 MB)
Concorde breakfast - Audio decadence for enlightened jetsetters (27.20)
Get it here or here or here!

RE-UP: The Holydrug Couple - Psychedelic Laboratory EP (CHI 2009)



THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE are from Santiago de Chile.
Excellent psychedelic rock band that you really should check out!

The Couple is
Ives Sepulveda : Guitars, voice, keyboard
Manuel Parra: Drums and percussion.

"These songs were recorded on Friday 21 of August. We recorded and mixed and mastered on the same rainy day. We did it with a compaq notebook, with two condenser mics, a couple of guitar amps and lots of reverb and delay and phasers. A drummer friend, from another friend band, did the recording stuff. Manuel recorded the drum first and I (Ives) recorded the guitars and voices and keyboards. -- We have no official releases. -- Our first gig was in November of 2008, in a very small place with a few friends. Our last gig in August was in a lot of bigger place with a lot of more people. --
Our influences goes from the sixties garage rock, progressive rock, the sixties counterculture in general (hippies, Vietnam war ..), psychedelic bands, Acid rock, krautrock too, and LSD and psylocibine of course, ahhh, and some Chilean psychedelic bands form the sixties like Los JaivasLos Blops or Los vidrios quebrados, they're very important." (I. S.)


THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE - PSYCHEDELIC LABORATORY 
EP (CHI 2009)
(mp3-zip, 2 tracks, 11:28 min, 16 MB, artwork incl.)
1. Ancient Land - 5.32
2. Now it's the time - 5.52
Get it here or here or here!