"There is so much great 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 imo are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

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!

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" 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Paneye - Remote Summer Clouds (AUSTRALIA 2014)

Anyone who's been following HLFP for the last few years surely knows that I'm a big fan of PANEYE.

Here is good news for all you guys that also enjoy his electronic dreamscapes as much as I do.
Will contacted me and asked me to feature his latest work on HLFP. It's a pleasure for me to do so.

I think his music is rather special and I really hope that someday he will get the recognition for his work that he deserves.


1. Dimensions
2. Living And Gone
3. I Was The One
4. A Slender Loneliness
5. Moon Boy
6. Before
7. Shadowy Joy
8. Into The Gray
9. At The End Of A Dream
10. World Of Infinity
11. Neon Angst
12. Wayward
13. Inwardness
14. There Is Another Happiness
15. A Marriage Of Caves
16. Under Lakes
17. Leading To All The Living Things
18. Sleep In Parks
19. Sometimes Life
20. Corridors
21. Gray Eyes
22. Remote Summer Clouds

Get it here!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Entropicodone - 2014 - Saeta Flow (USA)

Fantastic new experimental drone-psych-noise by Lucas Kane of BLEEDSTONE fame recorded as:

Entropicodone - 2014 - Saeta Flow (USA)

1. Heat Sap 02:53 
2. Ox Greed 06:51
3. Conque 00:38 
4. Air Seine 04:00
5. Velvet Drift 03:20 
(mp3-Zip @320, 5 tracks)
Get it here!

"This kind of thing works when you turn the lights down." 

Recorded live at Sadaprost in Athens, GA 

Download all videos and albums for free. 


released 08 November 2014 

Produced and Recorded by Lucas Kane 

Lucas Kane - Guitar 
Scott Crossman - Bass 


Friday, November 7, 2014

INTERPRETACE - Co existuje (část 2) (Video 2014)

Some more excellent improvised stuff by INTERPRETACE!

Recorded at Basement studio, Pavlovice, Liberec June 6th 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Entropicodone - Heat Sap (Video, USA 2014)

Lu from BLEED STONE contacted me recently:

"I moved to athens and have been in a bunch of different bands and doing bleed stone stuff again. I've got a bunch of material. I have a noise drone psych thing, Entropicodone with a record coming out and thought of send it to you first now that I see your site is up. Here's a video from first song."

Quite promising!


Unreleased track from the upcoming album from Entropicodone (2014) 

download all content for free

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

R.I.P. Jack Bruce

One of the most exciting bass players of all times (since Bach) and an excellent song writer has passed away.
R.I.P. Jack Bruce!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LE DEATH TO MANKIND + EPHEMEROL: October, 2nd in Frankfurt am Main, ExZess

Liebe Freunde und Freundinnen!
Ihr habt noch nichts vor kurz vor dem Feiertag? Dann auf ins ExZess!
Bereits eine Woche nach ihrem traditionellen Waggon-Konzert spielen ephemeroL - Maxim Engl (Gitarre, Loops), Roger Eckhardt (Bass, Electronics) und Peter Prochir (Drums, Electronics) -
bereits wieder ihre schwere und langsame Instrumentalmusik zwischen Drone, Noise-, Postrock, Doom-, Postmetal und Experimental Rock, nur lauter und natürlich andere Stücke!

Do. 02.10.2014 Konzert im Exzess / 21:30

"le death to mankind" sind ein glam-pop-noise-trio aus paris.
b52s und melt banana treffen auf fantomas auf der suche nach
wundervolle mischung aus arrghh und tralala…

"ephemeroL"aus ffm sind mit von der partie und rollen ihren
dunkelroten, instrumental gehaltenen, doomigen postrock-klangteppich aus.


Wer das ExZess nicht kennen sollte: es befindet sich in FFM Bockenheim, in der Leipziger Str. 91. Zum Konzert muss man durchs Hoftor in den Keller.

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.


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.

Ich poste aus gegebenen Anlass einen Mediafire-Link, mit dem ihr den Song DRAW DOWN THE DISTANCE von CLOUD NINE (1992) als mp3 herunterladen könnt.

Im Roman PSYCHONAUT ist dieser Song so etwas wie der Thema-Song, da er vom Überwinden aller Grenzen von Raum und Zeit erzählt. Und er symbolisiert natürlich die Liebesbeziehung von ZED und TANYOO, die auf eine harte Probe gestellt wird. Im Buch ist er ein Smash-Hit von ZEDs (der Hauptfigur) Psychedelic Rock Band ORANGE CLOUD.

Link: Draw Down The Distance
(mp3 - high quality @320)

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.

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?

I post the song "Draw Down the Distance" by CLOUD NINE here for the reason, that it is kind of a theme song of the Book PSYCHONAUT.
In the book it is a smash hit by ZEDs (the main character's) psychedelic rock band ORANGE CLOUD.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014



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

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


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“). 


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 

Rock-Musiker (noch klein!) 

Geschichte von einem Zimmer 
Der Jogger 
Der Blick 

Tausend explodierende Sonnen 
Tetos Trip (Auszug aus dem Science-Fiction-Roman „Psychonaut“) 

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!


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...

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..."


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!