Saturday, February 28, 2009
The first one was recorded live at Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA on 12-19-2008; it's all minimal, no drums. Really nice soundboard mix.
The second live recording is from The Earl, Atlanta, GA, when RECOMPAS opened for the legendary electronic pioneers from the 60s the SILVER APPLES on 06-30-2008.
Friday, February 27, 2009
From Atlanta, Georgia come RECOMPAS, an electronic ambient-space-psych band project centered around Travis Thatcher.
"My group, recompas, initially started as my solo laptop project, but now has transformed into a 2-6 person live improv space/psych/ambient group. sometimes it sounds like hawkwind, sometimes faust, and sometimes cluster or tangerine dream. anyway, there's a ton of live and recorded music of ours on my blog here:
Truely amazing! RECOMPAS sound like a Berliner Schule Krautrock band from the mid-seventies! To mind come especially TANGERINE DREAM and KLAUS SCHULZE. If you like those, you surely will like RECOMPAS. Space-psych of the finest!
Also you might like to check out TRAUMMASCHINE, who have a similar sound on some of their recordings - also posted on this blog: here.
RECOMPAS - Studio Recording 1: Analogesic (USA 2008)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 45 min, 40,6 MB)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Joe sent me a new homemade cassette collage: "For the lack of a better title I entitled this track: 'Concorde breakfast - Audio decadence for enlightened jetsetters'" (Rangers)
Enjoy - and special greetings to Inês!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Surely no need to introduce 3XCX3 (Project), for this is already the third post by this one-man-band project from Siberia. He/they also contributed one fantastic track to the 3rd HLFP- sampler "NEW KIDS ON THE BLOG" (get it here - if you don't have it already!).
"That EP is first part for my BIG CONCEPT PROJECT (April-May 2009)." (3XCX3)
So there will be more to come... As expected, this music here is excellent- in parts quite krautrock-like, other parts are quite heavy/punk-ish. I like "Down in the sky" the most, but all tracks are in fact very good. "Into the Hole..." could almost be an instrumental backing track from the first THE STOOGES album... Enjoy!
3XCX3 - Trans-Siberian Railway (RU 2009 EP)
(mp3-zip, 4 tracks, 15 min, 19,4 MB, front cover incl.)
"I truly love psychedelic music, and though i consider myself psychedelic, though probably more reserved than most of the artists on your page. I make recordings in my bedroom on a tascam 8 track..."
"The writing/recording was done between May 2008 and December 2008 with percussion on the tracks "How The Wind Was Beating Hard" and "Lower Than Low" being improvised by my friend Mike Baltzer on his Korg Electribe. I'm a 20 yr. old manish songwriter living in Minneapolis and I've been trying to be in a band since i could play, but up until now my recordings have been my main commitment. Mike is a songwriter from Pittsburgh who moved here last year and we've been trying to work together, so there might be a band in the future. Otherwise it's all me in the recordings. I use bongos, tables, tambourine and microphone taps for percussion. I use an epiphone dot and a danelectro 56 u3 and a little wee radioshack concertmate for the little keyboard sounds you hear. the less thrilling keyboard sounds probably come from my alesis micron which i recently got, but admittedly do not know how to really use it. I am profoundly influenced by Donovan, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys, Hoagy Carmichael, The Beatles, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Gilberto Gil, Serge Gainsbourg, Lee Hazlewood, Burt Bacharach, Of Montreal, The Kinks, Bob Dylan etc. I do have a page on myspace.com/loyaltyinspace, and I've written lots of new songs so i hope to get some recording done in the future. I really do consider my music psychedelic even though my influences are a bit outside of psychedelia, thankfully psychedelia is one of those sounds that easily digests different ones." (T. D. O. V.)
Most of THE DELTA OF VENUS' songs are rather short, rather sketches of songs, though there is a great indie-pop sensibility to them, and there are many impressive melodies to be found - some thing in common with GUIDED BY VOICES' earlier works (though musically a little more polished and much less aggressive). Truely uplifting, dreamy refreshing music. Eager to hear more!
THE DELTA OF VENUS - Sinatrasaurus Vs. Caveman (Dance, Ape 'O!)
(mp3 zip, 13 tracks, 30 min)
Friday, February 20, 2009
AUX Festival line-up announced
Features Dark Meat, Andrew Rieger of Elf Power, Page Campbell of Hope For agoldensummer
Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control and Apples in Stereo, the Icy Demons, and more
The third AUX Festival will be held in Athens, Ga. on Saturday, Feb. 21.
AUX is curated by Heather McIntosh (The Instruments, Japancakes, Circulatory System), and is an organization in Athens devoted to the experimental music scene.
The Festival also features an Artist Market and Video Program, and is sponsored by Ideas for Creative Exploration, Little Kings, Cine,
Flagpole Magazine, and Nuci's Space.
Tickets are $5.
AUX 3 - Saturday, Feb. 21st, @ Little Kings and Ciné
3:00 Little Kings Dark Meat
3:30 Ciné Youth Movement Workshop
4:00 Little Kings GLASSPACKS
4:30 Ciné Killick
5:00 Little Kings A Horse is a Sphere
5:30 Ciné The Rectanglers
6:00 Little Kings Howling Jelly
6:00 Cine Video Program I
6:30 Ciné Our New Silence
7:00 Little Kings Dream Scene
7:30 Ciné Some Meat Out of the Eater
8:00 Little Kings Mercer Street
8:30 Ciné Lisa Yaconelli
Denise Posnak and Page Campbell
Julie Rothschild and Shawn Copeland
9:00 Ciné Video Program II
9:30 Ciné Maps and Transit
10:00 Little Kings Bill Doss presents the Flashcard Orchestra
10:30 Little Kings Brave New Citizen
11:00 Little Kings Spirit of the Falcon-XL
11:30 Ciné Medaglia d’Oro
12:30 Little Kings Icy Demons
Need more information?
Liz Lawson @ Deus Ex Machina Publicity
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Yet another fantastic psychedelic record that deserves your attention. Adam B. Phillips - a multi-instrumentalist with a multi-track recorder - is the mastermind behind THE MONOPLEX, a psychedelic band project heavily influenced by 60's psych music using the technology of today.
Myspace lists as band members: Adam Phillips, Spliff Phillips, Train, A.B Philopolis, Tree Top, Dadam; influences: "lately: Animal Collective, TOMITA!, Turner Classic Movies, and Open G tuning with a dropped C."
To my mind rather comes THE BEACH BOYS (at the time of Surf's Up), FLAMING LIPS, SIMIAN and the more pop oriented records of MOTORPSYCHO.
"Recordings done on 4 and 16 track reel to reels with computer assistance over a four year period, and it keeps running on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. off." (T. M.)
This is only a portion of the album "The Silent Speech and Misused Time" by the out-of-sight hipsters THE MONOPLEX. Out Now! on Mayhaps Records.
IF YOU LIKE THE MUSIC, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTISTS!!!
Favourite track: none - the complete album! This is a psychedelic pop masterpiece - grab it and enjoy!
THE MONOPLEX - the silent speech and misused time (excerpt)
(mp3 zip, 12 tracks, 41 min, 55,4 MB)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Psychedelic Krautrock Double-Feature
- No Fasching today -
„Blue Elephants Destroy Life On Earth"
EphemeroL + P.E.T.R.A
Samstag 21.02.09, 21:00, Die Halle,
Wächtersbacher Str. 84 H, 65795 Frankfurt-Riederwald
live: Die Invasion der Blauen Elefanten im hinteren Riederwald und Zerstörung des Lebens auf der Erde.
Mit dabei: die Bands ephemeroL und P.E.T.R.A.
Ike Anger - voc, git, harp; Frank Rosenberg - voc, bass; MR Ling – drums
P.E.T.R.A. is back from Space! Far out long psychedelic improvisations and short songs... Kraut and cream for breakfast... Label: kin-et ffm, http://www.kin-et.de
Influences: Beasts Of Bourbon, Faust, Guru Guru, Ummagumma, MC5, Can, Neu, J. Richman, Yo La Tengo, Wipers; Film: Blow Up...
P.E.T.R.A. - Aldebaran 2
(mp3 track, 33 min, 18 MB)
Check this out: 'Aldebaran' starts just like your favourite NEIL YOUNG song crossed with THE PERC MEETS THE HIDDEN GENTLEMAN before drifting into a psychedelic space haze after a few minutes... Great!
Maxim Engl - guitar, electronics; Roger Eckhardt - bass, electronics; Peter Prochir - drums, electronics
ephemeroL is a platform to break new ground for different influences and genres. Repetition and frozen chords are as important and valuable as free material or rock music. Although our music is basically guitar/bass/drums, we use minimal electronic music, free improvisation and early industrial music to create something altogether new. Our live presentations vary from free improvised chamber tunes, endless drones and pure noise to more conventional structured rock tunes. In the early 80ies, before founding the still existing industrial project SIELWOLF, Peter was, together with HEINER GOEBBELS and ALFRED HARTH a member of the band CASSIBER, which created a compound of free improvised music, punk and avantgarde. At the same time Maxim combined industrial music with 60ies elements in his band JANITORS OF LUNACY, sometimes playing improvised happenings for five hours.
In 2004 we performed at an Indian music-festival in Frankfurt which lasted for several days. Together with Indian musicians, traditional music and our own material was used as a basis for improvisation. In 2005 Peter played several live sessions with ex-CAN vocalist DAMO SUZUKI.
Influences: Gus van Sandt; Gastr del Sol; Glenn Branca; Deep Purple; Black Sabbath; Pierre Henry; Philip K. Dick; David Cronenberg; J.G.Ballard; John Fahey; Alfred Bester; Spike Jonze; Miles Davis; PiL; tbc...
Sounds like: Flower /Eye /Haze!!!!!
EPHEMEROL - Demo E.P. (2006)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 54,9 MB)
1. Nine Days Rain (8.09)
2. Melatonin (12.41)
3. Ephemerol (19.12)
Read more about EPHEMEROL here!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I can't believe, that this guy is still unsigned! "Wilt and Loom" is a such a fantastic record!
I don't have much info on this one though.
The man behind the one-man project PANEYE is Will Treffry, and he is from Summer Hill near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
PANEYE's music could be described as a mixture of electronic, ambient, psych folk and indie dream pop.
Dive into his dreamscapes and enjoy!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
"Introducing one of our new signings - A fascinating and utterly individual project by the name of THE LONG LOST. High-school-sweethearts turned husband-&-wife Alfred (a.k.a. DAEDELUS) and Laura Darlington (perhaps most well known for her vocal on FLYING LOTUS' Los Angeles album). Both hail from Santa Monica, California (...)
In contrast to the avant-electronics and hip-hop aesthetics of Alfred's music as Daedelus, The Long Lost is a union of two songwriters & producers with a penchant for sad sounds and delicate, electro-acoustic melodies. These two hopeless romantics make psychedelic lullabies for lovers and the lovelorn."
(Maddy Salvage, Marketing Coordinator
NINJA TUNE/ BIG DADA/ COUNTER)
You maybe read BRIAN ANDREW MAREK's original comment on the LUX INTERIOR R.I.P. post.
"... sloppy rockabilly (...) that I think Lux might've appreciated..."
Well, psychedelic or not, this is well worth a "proper" post.