"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 much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

DANNY TAKES A TRIP + POET ZERO im Waggon, Offenbacg, Germany

Hallo Freunde und Freundinnen!

Endlich ist es soweit! Am 02.07.15 findet im WAGGON In Offenbach das allererste POET ZERO Konzert in Bandbesetzung statt! Den Support bestreitet DANNY TAKES A TRIP. Yeah!!!


Weird Acoustic Rock - Palimpseste, Collagen, Zitate, Songs.
Erträumt und mit Stimme und Gitarre vertont von Daniel "Fast Danny" Sich. Skurril, melancholisch, tragikomisch, kindlich, aufrichtig und stets catchy.
Live wird außerdem eine Fremdkomposition aufgeführt werden...

Daniel Sich, *1965, Gründungsmitglied von Thotes Schwein und Orange, heute Gitarrist der Motörhead-Tribute-Band Hammersmith und Bassist bei Poet Zero.
Lebt und arbeitet in Mannheim als selbständiger Musiklehrer.

POET ZERO ist ein altes Projekt des ephemeroL-Gitarristen Maxim Engl. 

Zwischen 1995 und 2003 nahm der POET diverse Tapes im 4-Spur-Verfahren auf, auf denen er als One-Man-Band Songs performt, die sowohl von jahrelangem MOTORPSYCHO-, DINOSAUR-JR- und HÜSKER-DÜ-Genuss beeinflusst sind als auch von der Musik, die diese Bands selbst gehört haben: Tonnen von Rock und Punk.

Die meisten Stücke hat der POET niemals live aufgeführt; einige wurden gelegentlich bei rein akustischen Soloauftritten gespielt (z.B. letztes Jahr im Waggon) oder gelangten ins Programm von Engls früheren Bands ORANGE und PAN AMP. Zwei späte POET-ZERO-Nummern landeten sogar bei den Live-Sets der frühen ephemeroL!

Mithin ist es eine ganz besondere Freude, endlich eine Handvoll erlesener Stücke aus dem POET-ZERO-Fundus live auf der Bühne so darzubieten, wie sie mal gedacht waren - Songwritermusik im Heavy-Outfit...

Möglich wurde das jetzt glücklicherweise durch den Enthusiasmus von Pierre Snittlauch, Drummer bei CAPE CAPSIZE und HANK LIZARD, und Bassist Daniel "Fast Danny" Sich, Gitarrist der MOTÖRHEAD-Tribute-Band HAMMERSMITH, die hochmotivert wie kongenial die phänomenalen Songs wieder zum Leben erwecken.
Wer nicht kommt, muss später damit leben, ein unvergleichliches Konzert verpasst zu haben!!!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

13th FLOOR ELEVATORS – First performance with original line up in 47 years! Unbelievable!!!

Not the best quality, but hey – THAT'S HISTORY!

The band's first performance with original line up in 47 years. Live at Levitation 2015 in their home town of Austin, Texas... 

She Lives (in a Time of Her Own)
Fire Engine
Tried to Hide
Slip Inside This House
(I’ve Got) Levitation
Splash 1
Kingdom of Heaven
Nobody to Love
Roller Coaster

You’re Gonna Miss Me

Lineup: Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall, John Ike Walton, and Ronnie Leatherman

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bleedstone - Glitch (Video)

New video for Bleedstone's closing track off of the debut album "Far From Gone" (2009)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sacred Shrines – Hung Up On Your Wall (AUSTRALIA 2014) Video

"Hung Up on your Wall," taken from their recent 7 inch release.

"We're a psychedelic band based in Brisbane, Australia and are currently working on our debut record.  We also recently supported The Dandy Warhols on their Australian tour.

We would be stoked if you would check out our latest clip."



Nice piece of retro psychedelic from Australia, that reminds me of some of the stuff that I used to do with my friends in the old days ... You know, get into the right mood and get dressed in strange costumes and make a Super-8-movie to be projected against the wall during the next gig.
Well, those were the days, my friends! But has it really changed that much?
Obviously not. And that is great!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Rangers - Session Man (USA 2014)

RANGERS from Texas has a new album out on bandcamp for streaming or purchase.

As the older blog readers probably will remember I'm a big fan of RANGERS' work, especially his early, quite lofi collage recordings (still available here on HLFP).
This new release Session Man is much more structured but still excellent and simply beautiful. And it still has that special guitar sound that I enjoy so much.

If you don't know RANGERS yet you should really check him out. If you do know him already you surely will do so anyway.

And support the artists featured on HLFP!

Here are a couple of YouTube-videos:
Check 'em out here!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RE-UP by Request: Captain Fartfish And His Careful Muffins - Live, Woodstöckchen 1987 (GER.)

CAPTAIN FARTFISH AND HIS CAREFUL MUFFINS was a psychedelic jam band from Germany, operating between 1987 and 1989 in the Odenwald area near Darmstadt. The three man band was heavily influenced by ZAPPA (especially Zappa's guitar playing – and also his humor), CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND (around his most experimental phase, 1969) and Free Rock/Free Jazz (in the mood of early GURU GURU for example).
What makes this band so special is the excellent guitar playing of both Holger B. and Daniel P. Caesar (later SUPERKING & THE FIRE ACTIONORANGE among others). It's most of the time quite heavy (the brilliant "Shotokan") and/or very experimental ("Little Insects...", "... Deep Sea Fish").

Another weapon especially for this gig here was the trombone played in an unnerving Free-Jazz-CAPTAIN BEEFHEART-style ("The Captain Whips It Out"...).

The Woodstöckchen (= Little Woodstock) was a small (private party) underground festival, May 1987, in some vineyards near Heppenheim an der Bergstraße. Imagine an improvised stage in front of a small crowd of chatty stoned local freaks in the sunshine and you will get the picture...

Captain Fartfish And His Careful Muffins -
Live, Woodstöckchen 1987

(mp3 zip, 9 tracks, 90,4 MB, 66 min)
1. Little Insects Flying Around My Head - 12.58
2. Little Bakery I Used To Live In - 2.56
3. Shotokan - 6.43
4. Sharleena - 5.53
5. The Fartfish Is A Deep Sea Fish - 10.21
6. The Boring Old Fart Blues - 8.13
7. The Captain Whips It Out - 8.58
8. Some Stupid Pawn - 3.27
9. Playing Trombone In A French Café - 6.18

GET IT HERE! (New link December 2014)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Maxim Engl - Soloshow at Radio X

Maxim Engl

Tuesday, Nov. 18th 2014 at
Radio X, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Noises, Drones and Loops LIVE!!!!

MAXIM ENGL Performing "A Young Persons Guide To The Beautiful Musick Ov Maxim Engl"