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 much new stuff.

Sorry!

IMPRESSUM: see here!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Spacefinger - Spacehand (USA 2009)

Talking about electronic-space-music: Here is SPACEFINGER from Houston,Texas.
Not too long ago I posted 2 albums from 2007, and here you may check out how SPACEFINGER sounds now - in 2009.
All tracks were recorded April 8, 2009 - inspired by the NASA picture of PSR B1509-58. Again you'll find strange fascinating soundscapes from another world, ambient sounds, experimental, relaxing or rather disturbing...
Michael Fuller, the man behind SPACEFINGER, also recorded a new solo work with very different music: a double album collection of acoustic performances entitled "Dusk". Listen and/or download here.
Enjoy!


SPACEFINGER - Spacehand (2009)
(mp3 zip, 6 tracks, 97 min, 223,8 MB, VBR)
Get it here (RE-Up by request)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sky Saxon, SEEDS singer dies at 63 (1946-2009) R.I.P.

In 1965 SKY SAXON (born Richard Marsh in Salt Lake City, Utah) founded the Los Angeles based psychedelic flower power/garage rock band THE SEEDS with Jan Savage (g), Rick Andridge (keyb) and Darryl Hopper (dr). Hit songs included Can't Seem to Make You Mine and especially (You're) Pushin' Too Hard (top 40 song in 1967).
In the 1970s he became associated with Hollywood Hills commune Source Family/YaHoWha and released a number of albums under various band names in subsequent years.
SAXON died on June 25, 2009 in an Austin, TX hospital. (source: wikipedia)

Caregiver - Letters 2 (USA 2008)

The fourth and final post of CAREGIVER: Letters 2, again from 2008.
Read more about CAREGIVER below. Enjoy!

Caregiver - Letters 2 (USA 2008)
(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 35 min, 47,8 MB)
Get it here or here!

Caregiver - Letters 1 (USA 2008)

The 3rd CAREGIVER release, also from 2008.
Three very long tracks, again very much in the style of mid-seventies TANGERINE DREAM or NEU!/HARMONIA.
I love that kind of stuff!

Caregiver - Letters 1 (USA 2008)
(mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 45 min, 61,6 MB)
Get it here or here!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Caregiver - Afraid of Everything (USA 2008)

The 2nd CAREGIVER release, from 2008.
Two very long tracks this time. The second one using some spoken word passages/samples to some interesting, rather spooky effect...
More CAREGIVER to come. Stay tuned!
Enjoy!

Caregiver - Afraid of Everything (USA 2008)
(mp3 zip, 2 tracks, 40 min, 54,7 MB)
Get it here or here!

Caregiver - Caregiver (USA 2007)

The debut LP by CAREGIVER from 2007.
CAREGIVER is in fact the one-man-music-project of Darryl Robbins from Dayton, Ohio.

All of the LPs "were recorded in various manners with analog tape in my basement, but primarily to the computer. Some of the stuff used on them include guitars, basses, drums, Moog Modular, Minimoog, Mellotron, Mono/Poly, Poly 6, and small tape recorders. - The official releases are the self titled LP, Letters 1 & 2, and Afraid of Everything. Currently, I'm involved with no record labels at all. - I'd call the music electronic psychedelia I suppose. Influences include Tangerine Dream, Cluster, Neu!, Tim Hecker, Harmonia, Faust, Terry Riley, and Suicide. - Outside of this, I am the sole member of Peopleperson (instrumental guitar rock, like Link Wray meets Adrian Belew meets MX-80 Sound), a member of the Smug Brothers (lo-fi british style pop), the Motel Beds (pop/rock), Big Baby, and I'm also a virtual backing band for singer/songwriter Joe Anderl. The various myspace pages for these projects are...

http://www.myspace.com/caregivergiver

http://www.myspace.com/peopleperson04

http://www.myspace.com/bigbigbaby07

http://www.myspace.com/thesmugbrothers

Caregiver basically started when far too late in my life, I feel in love with classic electronic artists and began being a fan of some modern ones as well. I never thought of myself as an electronic music fan until I heard the stuff that made sense to me." (D. R.)


I hear especially a strong TANGERINE DREAM influence.

Caregiver - Caregiver (USA 2007)
(mp3-zip, 12 tracks, 53 min, 72,8 MB)
Get it here or here!

We’re Late For Class - #40 Another Collection (USA 2009)

Another Collection (2009) We're Late For Class

"We're Late For Class is an improvisational psychedelic college collective who've been posting free albums on line for over 2 years. Another Collection is their 40th. 2-CDs, 142 minutes, of uncharted improvisation and drug fueled excess, including a seance with Jim Morrison, a musical romp with O.J. Simpson, a homage to producer Jimmy Miller, the theme song for a low budget cable comedy sketch show, one too many accidental nods to Hawkwind and stoned tributes to Ali, Guess Who guitarist Kurt Winter, Pink Floyd and whatever was on the box that given weekend. It's all culled from their previous 19 releases (#21-#39). Last year's #20 A Collection features highlights from #1-#19. WLFC is also prone to 20, 30 & 40 minute space jams, but didn't have the space to include any this time. The best part? It's all free for the taking. You can find We're Late For Class at any local hash bar or at their blog, http://werelateforclass.blogspot.com/." (Band info)


CD 1
Herd Mentality (3:05)
Low Budget Cable Sketch Comedy Show Instrumental Theme Song (2:48)
Transmission From Jimmy Miller's Car Phone (6:46)
Ali Ali (4:57)
Under 30 Second Tribute To Kurt Winter (0:29)
Lab Animal (3:16)
Checkers (5:42)
Wind Of The Hawk (4:20)
67 (4:23)
The Lumbering Rex (Remix) (5:05)
Universal Cardigan (Live At Pompeii) (9:08)
Dirge Experience (In Easter Hay) (5:31)
Buttery Hog Mosh (8:49)

CD2
Sequel To The Return Of The Son of Monster Magnet (11:00)
The Premiere & Final Performance of Jazz From Outer Space (10:31)
Liquidity (The Spastic Conductor) (11:25)
The Jim Morrison Seance Tapes (13:57)
Trippin' In A Plymouth Belvedere (10:25)
Particle Alert (12:55)

Get it here (part 1) and here (part 2)!
(megaupload, mp3 zip, 142 min, 142 + 150 MB)
Enjoy!

WLFC are also featured on the first and the second HLFP Samplers. Also check out the older blog posts here!

Gory Bateson - Video on YouTube

Gory Bateson just moved to LA and wrote a new song, "Movin to LA." A Video by Dee Arbus. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Talha Asim Wynne (Pakistan) on Youtube

TALHA ASIM WYNNE sent me some Youtube links for your enjoyment:

"I just put together a few raw recordings from my weekend brainstorming jam sessions...

here are the links to a few of them, check em out:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0qRRTZTS10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev9g_ChnKWU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shWm2mYWnYQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HalTWWMEdc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_DJCpfSGeE

Talha Asim Wynne"

Enjoy!

Ali Akbar Khan (Indian Sarod virtuoso) (1922-2009) R.I.P.

ALI AKBAR KHAN (April 14,1922 - June 18, 2009) died on Friday aged 87 in his home in San Anselmo, CA. He was the first Indian musician to record an LP of Indian classical music in the USA and play sarod on American television. In 1971 Khan performed at the Madison Square Garden for the Concert for Bangladesh along with RAVI SHANKAR (other musicians at the concert included BOB DYLAN, ERIC CLAPTON, GEORGE HARRISON). (Wikipedia)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Leonel Garcia - The Eyelid of God Is Approaching the Humane Train... (Puerto Rico 2009)

Leonel Garcia - The Eyelid of God Is Approaching the Humane Train... (2009)

(mp3 zip, 6 tracks, 41 min, 75,3 MB, artwork incl.)


1. The Eyelid Of God... - 9:27

2. Take My Hand And You'll Be Free - 4:24

3. Prisoner Of Yourself - 4:21

4. My Pen Doesn't Write Anymore - 6:01

5. He Donated His Brain To Science (Fiction) - 4:04

6. Life Ain't Sweet - 12:00

Get it here or here!


This is already the fifth post with LEONEL GARCIA's music on HLFP. His albums are always worth a listen. I especially like his guitar playing, but he very often also comes up with some pretty cool surprises regarding song structure or instrumentation. - I like this album quite a lot.

Check out his older releases here or on his own side:


http://leogt.blogspot.com/


My favourite track: the experimental "He Donated His Brain To Science (Fiction)" and the middle section of "Life Ain't sweet" is just fabulous!


"This album is now my favorite one of all I've recorded. It reminds me a lot of those early 70's albums by Gravy Train, Krokodil, Raw Material, etc. which is the music I listen to the most, but it has that indie rock quality of the 90's." (L. G.)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Catasto Elettrico - Infinite (2009)


No need to introduce those guys to you regular blog readers, since they were with us almost right from the beginning and are also featured on the 1st and 2nd HLFP-Samplers.
If improvised Canterbury Prog-Jazz-Rock and electric MILES-DAVIS-Fusion-Jazz is the thing for you, you need search no further.
This is already CATASTO ELETTRICO's eights web release, and all of them are well worth checking out. You will find some of them here on this blog, or you may visit the band's website, where all they ever did is posted for your enjoyment for free download.
Though "Infinite" is not my favourite CATASTO ELETTRICO release ("Radio" is), it is nevertheless a fantastic record. The first two tracks are more in the electric Miles or WEATHER REPORT mode, while the last song is more in an uptempo electronic style and a little bit less relaxed. Enjoy!

Catasto Elettrico - Infinite (2009)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 34 min, 66,3 MB, artwork incl.)
Get it here or here!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Andrew Bland - Atypical Dimensions (USA 2009)

"Andrew Bland
is a multi-instrumentalist who, with the help of a few friends and a four-track tape recorder, creates atmospheric soundscapes that bridge traditional world instruments with mellow electronica, time-honored folk song structures with modal and polyrhythmic textures, and old-school analog recording procedures with postmodern composition and sampling techniques."
(info from webside)

"Atypical Dimensions" is Andrew's last album, recorded August '08 - March '09 on 4-track analog in Andrew's attic, Seelyville, IN, USA. Again it is very atmospheric music, using a whole range of different instruments, many of them not very common in European or American music (see the collection here). You'll find 18 short soundscapes, most of them under 2 minutes, often rather simple but beautiful collages and compositions, that make for very comfortable, relaxing listening. I hear traces of world music, experimental weird folk as well as krautrock elements and post rock. Quite a fascinating mixture. Recommended!


You may find some of ANDREW BLAND's earlier works, "Zonohedra" and "Paper Fences" here on the blog, or have a visit to:


http://andrewbland.net/


Enjoy!


(And thank you again, Andrew, for sending me a CD copy!)


Short compositions by
ANDREW BLAND - Atypical Dimensions (USA 2009)
A celebration of the inaudible music that emerges from the deep primal silences
between sounds.
{Also the soundtrack for a yet-to-be-made series of Super-8 films
by Stewert McAlpine}
(mp3-zip, 18 tracks, 36 min, artwork incl., 81,4 MB, @ 320)
Get it here or here!
((c) Andrew Bland 2009)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cluster to perform live in Berlin June 18th


Krautrock legend CLUSTER will perform tomorrow, Thursday, June 18th, at Berghain, Berlin, Germany, at 8 o'clock p.m. (also: KASHIWA DAISUKE + LEMERCIER & THE NATURAL HISTORY D-TOUR).

Also of interest to all Berlin visitors or residents: Legendary 1968 club ZODIAK (then run by electronic pioneer CONRAD SCHNITZLER and home of well known first generation cosmic krautrock bands like TANGERINE DREAM, ASH RA TEMPEL and AGITATION FREE) will be revived for a special ZODIAK Party featuring the performance/record release party of Berlin neo-krautrock band aTELIERtHEREMIN the same day (WAU - former ZODIAK - Hallesches Ufer 32, Berlin-Kreuzberg).

Buy their cds here.


Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine) (1945-2009) / Charlie Mariano (1923-2009) R.I.P.


One of my favourite psych-progressive rock / jazz fusion bass guitarists died 7 June 2009: HUGH HOPPER (29 April 1945 - 7 June 2009).

"Hopper's role with Soft Machine was initially as the group's road manager, but he already composed for their first album The Soft Machine and played bass on one of its tracks. In 1969 he was recruited to be the group's bassist for their second album, Volume Two and, with Mike Ratledge and Robert Wyatt, he took part in a recording session for a solo album of Syd Barrett's (formerly of Pink Floyd, with whom the early Soft Machine had regularly gigged). Hopper continued with the Softs, playing bass and contributing numerous compositions, until 1973." (wikipedia)

If you are not familiar with HOPPER's work you should definitely check out SOFT MACHINE's Volume Two - a fantastic psych-prog record with HOPPER's fuzz bass playing an important role: This is British psychedelia at its best!

Also read, that American Jazz alto saxophonist CHARLIE MARIANO passed away yesterday (November 12, 1923-June 16, 2009).
MARIANO lived in Köln (Cologne) and played with many great musicians, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, and Embryo among others.

Monday, June 15, 2009

To the guy who as anonymous sent me the mediafire-link for:
JDT09acollectionofimprov.zip (75.2 MB)
recently (in the comment section of my break announcement two weeks ago):

Sounds cool.
Who are you? Please send me some info (name, band project, title, picts) using my gmx mail address on the sidebar. Otherwise I won't post your music in the main text.
Thanks! 

Black Sand - How Does It Feel? (New Zealand 2009)


Black Sand - How Does It Feel? (New Zealand 2009)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 13 min, front cover incl.)
1. how does it feel?
2. falling down
3. catch the sun
Get it here or here or here
(New links October 2012)

From Auckland, New Zealand, comes the one man music project BLACK SAND

"I record under the name BLACK SAND. I've been recording my songs for a few years now using a Fostex 8 track and Cool Edit Pro. I'm influenced by a lot of English bands - Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary ChainThe Stone Roses etc. - and a lot of sixties bands, The Creation, The Who, Small Faces etc. - Catch the Sun is the oldest song here, written 3 years ago, while How Does it Feel and Falling Down were written in the last couple of months. - I'm a big music fan and I've always written and recorded for the love of it. My songs are what they are, they're born out of a love of listening to music that moves you and makes you feel alive." (Anthony Evans, B. S.)

60ies inspired psychedelic pop/rock that has everything fans of that genre will love: dreamy melodies, backward guitars, and a quite relaxed over all atmosphere...To my mind come indeed some songs by PRIMAL SCREEN. Recommended! I'd love to hear more from that guy!
Enjoy!