"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!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

New book out about the FUZZTONES

There’s a new book out about the FUZZTONES published by Fanppro:
As Times Gone - 40 Years of Garage Grunge
The Lysergic Legacy of the Fuzztones

366 Pages, coloured
€ 39,80
ISBN: 978-3-946502-12-8

40 years of Garage Insanity. The detailed band history of the legendary band, from Harrisburg to New York City to Los Angeles and finally Berlin.
Leave your Mind at Home!

Neuer Titel bei Fanpro:
As Times Gone - 40 Years of Garage Grunge
The Lysergic Legacy of the Fuzztones

40 Jahre Garagenrock-Wahnsinn.
Eine detaillierte Bandgeschichte der legendären New Yorker und ihre Karriere um die halbe Welt, von Harrisburg (wohl ein bisschen Strahlung abbekommen, was?) über New York City, L. A. und schlussendlich Berlin.
Leave your Mind at Home!
Voluminöses Softcover, Querformat, 366 Seiten, vollfarbig,
in englischer Sprache.
€ 39,80
ISBN: 978-3-946502-12-8

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Imaginary Suitcase - The gods gave you victory today only to make your final defeat more bitter (Belgium 2021)


The singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans has a new album out under the name THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE, released on March 1, 2021.

"The Imaginary Suitcase is the one in which the Belgian singer-songwriter Laurent Leemans keeps his dead dreams, those that still barely breathe and the memories of his fantasized lives. Singer of the folk-rock combo Ceilí Moss from 1996 to 2015 and of the arty-new wave band La Vierge du Chancelier Rolin in the 90s, Laurent started solo in 2012, when the desire to bring songs Ceilí Moss leftovers to life became stronger than the fear of becoming the umpteenth fool with a 6-strings who whines his existentialism over two and a half chords.

Comparison isn't always right, but it still helps to know where we're going, so let's go: in search of the perfect balance between clear line melodies (like Suzanne Vega), lyricism (like Sophia) and rough and willingly uncomfortable sounds (à la 16 Horsepower), The Imaginary Suitcase offers melodies and soul (not always pure), for songs built around a dark, expressive and versatile voice, which knows how to caress as well as how to scratch, deceptively simple guitar chords (acoustic / electric) and burning or sarcastic (mainly EN and sometimes FR / NL) lyrics about life, death and the scary moments in between.

Since 2012, The Imaginary Suitcase has released a whopping 9 recordings and played around 500 concerts in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The 10th album (“The gods gave you victory today only to make your final defeat more bitter”) will be released on March 1, 2021. It contains 14 songs of mourning, rage, shattered hopes and letting go. Don't expect romantic sunsets, rather something like 16 Horsepower meets Michel Gira at a Nick Cave concert (back in the days when Nick Cave wasn't boring). A perfect album for these times which forces us into introspection.

More than ever, to be continued… " (press info)

Some links to check his music out:


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Paneye - Lord of Circles (AUSTRALIA 2021)



PANEYE has a new album out. It's acoustic guitar-based psych and I like it very much.

You may have a listen and download it here: https://paneye.bandcamp.com/album/lord-of-circles-2021

Words, Music, Vocals by Will Treffry
Art by Will Treffry and Bonnie
Original photos by Bonnie and Will
Water sample on Track 5 by Bonnie
Jay Squire plays guitar with me on Track 14

All recorded on Duxford Street in Paddington, Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains and Ocean Street in Edgecliff, Sydney 2018-2020
released March 2, 2021