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The Greek Theatre - “Broken Circle” (2017) review / interview

The Greek Theatre - Broken Circle (Sugarbush Records)

After only a few plays it’s pretty clear that the Greek Theatre’s brand new LP for the Sugarbush label, Broken Circle, with its dramatic arcs of windswept cool, amid a kind of twilight pervasiveness that surrounds the welter of dream/reverie soundscapes, proves itself another worthy collection of imaginative, pastoral-baked psychedelia from these Swedish questors of the modern mystic.

Tom Armstrong - “The Sky Is An Empty Eye” album premiere

Rare Private-Press LP reissued for the first time on LP/CD/digital

Tompkins Square’s recent double-LP, Imaginational Anthem vol. 8: The Private Press, shed light on forgotten, impossibly rare guitar recordings spanning several decades. Tom Armstrong’s The Sky Is An Empty Eye is the first of several reissues planned by Tompkins Square of full albums by artists featured on IA8. 

Armstrong’s self-released LP from 1987 sports blissed out acoustic numbers like the one featured on IA8, along with some electric workouts and even a deep psych vocal tune.

Jacqueline Taieb interview

Jacqueline Taieb is Tunisian born singer and songwriter. In the 1960s she recorded lot’s of Yé-Yé material and recently her most praised EP was reissued by Merlins Nose Records. In the following interview we discussed her recollections.

Peter Ablinger

“To bring the hidden part to the foreground”

Wachstum und Massenmord, Peter Ablinger’s ‘rehearsal piece’, is now released as part of Kommissar Hjuler’s Fluxus +/- serie, on Ablinger’s suggestion, in combination with Bill Dietz and Sven-Åke Johansson.  

Jane Weaver Announces UK and Ireland Oct/Nov Tour Dates & Reveals “Modern Kosmology” In The Studio Video

Alone in a home-spun cocoon with a metronomic heartbeat and the phasing voice of her former and future selves, Jane Weaver is preparing for the launch of her new album Modern Kosmology (out May 19th) and sees her on an extensive tour across the UK and Ireland through October and November.

With her first single ‘Slow Motion’ hitting 6music’s playlist this week, the cosmic Weaver reveals an in the studio video featuring Jane’s Roland string synth and Korg Poly Ensemble Pand which sees the musician discussing her artistic development since 2014’s The Silver Globe.

Loud and Proud: The Best Heavy Psychedelic Rock Albums Ever!

Chapter 1: “Drive It” by Lincoln Street Exit 
(Mainstream 1970/Flawed Gems 2010)

Originally formed in 1964 by four Native Americans of the Sioux tribe, Lincoln Street Exit had lost one member, to death, by the time they began recording in 1966 at which point the group consisted of Michael Martin on lead vocals and lead guitar; R.C. Gariss on second lead guitar; Mac Suazo on bass; and Lee Heres on drums. Over the next six years Lincoln Street Exit would release a handful of singles, an EP and an immaculately heavy psychedelic rock LP. Luckily for music fans, Flawed Gems Records, Sweden, gathered together the complete works of the band for its 2010 unofficial reissue of Drive It.

Beau - “When Butterflies Scream” (2017) review

Beau - When Butterflies Scream (Cherry Red Records, 2017)

The singer-songwriter Trevor Midgley, known as Beau, has aged well like all good vintage stock; still a rich, heady consistency after all these years. From a Yorkshire teen band that got a BBC session to kudos and a number one in Lebanon with John Peel’s first release on Dandelion Records in the late sixties, he has been prolific in this century with several albums in various formats by Cherry Red among others. He’s also recorded electronic music recently under the moniker Simfonica. Unusually, Beau’s high regard in folk circles has been achieved with few gigs throughout those fifty years.

All star cast of weirdos record James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake” (part two)

We’re pleased to premiere a second collection of tracks from the upcoming release of Waywords and Meansigns, an international project setting James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake to music. 

You can read more about the project, and hear our first premiere here.

Record Store Day: The War on Drugs - “Thinking of a Place” (2017) review

Record Store Day:
The War on Drugs - Thinking of a Place (Atlantic Records, 2017)

In the last eighteen months the only thing we’ve heard from War On Drugs was their addition to the Day of the Dead compilation, with the song “Touch of Gray.” Now with rumors having swirled for entirely too long, finally the heavens have parted and we’ve been treated to their new intoxicating eleven minute epic “Thinking of a Place,” delivered on a vinyl format of 5500 copies worldwide.

“Pharmacopious” (Part 1) by Jenell Kesler

The first postcard I ever received read, “Being born into the dream bears no weight.”
Those sentiments are dedicated to my husband Rob, for doing so much more than riding shotgun.

A Night Nurse Production © 2014

Others have written reports from the Innerzone, I’ve heard about them, though I’ve never read them first hand. It seems that coming back from the Innerzone requires that everything one becomes be left behind in the care of the Customs Office, and while there’s a small amount of mail out of the Innerzone, it’s terribly slow, and finding a stamp is all but impossible. It was there, while standing in line that a man in a rather expensive trench-coat took me aside for the very first time, and in the shadow of an ancient sandstone sculpture informed me that one should never write about truth. He was reading this from a folded piece of yellowed paper he kept in this pocket. This man, who for now shall remain nameless, went on to say, while rubbing the tips of his fingers across his lower lip, as if to remember the taste of something he’d once touched, that one should never write about one’s personal hallucinations either, saying that they’d be misappropriated, and could perhaps, at some point be used against one in some wayward court of law. And therein lines the dilemma, especially if one has a penchant for flight, that either hallucinations are real, and if so, hallucinations are truth, leaving reality as I’ve always felt, to be nothing more than a ride in an uphill train on lubricated rails.

Rückwater - “Bonehead” (2017) review

Rückwater Bonehead (2017) 

Hailing from Scandanvia, Rückwater’s debut EP, Bonehead, is a fantastic stoner rock EP, similar to Graveyard, but with some neopsychedelic vibes. The album kicks off with the awesome, heavy, powerful “Once More With Feeling”, it’s pure old school hard rock. Zeppelin like vocals, and grooves. The riff is so fucking massive and intense. “No Gain” has an almost a trippy punk/grunge rock vibe, fast paced, and frantic. Fantastic vocals, and frantic. “Labrynth” has a pure blues vibe. Clean, warm sounding guitars start it off. Almost an Alice In Chains vibe.