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From The Vault: Blair 1523 - Beautiful Debris (1993)

Blair 1523 - Beautiful Debris (Voxx, 1993)

Referencing their name from the San Antonio garage psych band The Outcasts (they were invited to appear in Houston, Texas with The Beatles, but turned down the opportunity), who had two brilliant hits smack dab in the middle of the 60’s “I’m In Pittsburg (And It’s Raining), along with “1523 Blair,” sent a sampler to Pete Kember, late of Spaceman 3, though by the time he could get in touch with the band found that they’d broken up. Nevertheless a compilation of sorts was compiled of these tapes.

E GONE interview with Daniel Westerlund

©Thorbjörn Skoglund 2017

Daniel Westerlund is a master of fusing different styles of music. The result is absolutely incredible release of his E GONE. Read our interview below.

Let’s start the interview with a quote from your website: “There are two kinds of philosophy; the first examines the world from the viewpoint of the traveler, the second from a resting point in a certain locality. E GONE belongs to the latter.” What is the concept behind E GONE?

The original intent was that of self discovery via music. A philosophy that examines the world “from a resting point in a certain locality” - that’s just a fancy way of saying “bloom where you are planted.” Without getting too personal I can say that for me the E GONE belongs to the latter”- part is an imperative call to myself. It is along the lines of “look around you, what do you see?”- type of self-questioning.

Cheval Sombre - If It's You / Give Me Something (2016) review

Cheval Sombre - If It's You / Give Me Something (Static Caravan Records, 2016)

Listening to Cheval Sombre is like embracing a hazy emotional transcendent ghost, one that comes to visit just when you need it most … unexpectedly, uninvited, yet welcome to linger for as long as it’s willing to stay.

The Asteroid No.4 - Time Bomb b​/​w Broken Moon (2017) review

The Asteroid No.4 - Time Bomb b​/​w Broken Moon (13 O'Clock Records)

    Hendrix managed it. The Airplane (at their best) got it down. In more modern times, the likes of Thee Oh Sees and Hookworms have brought a squeegee to many a rock fan’s third eye. 
    Now, we have The Asteroid No.4 to carry the psychedelic torch. And they carry it high. 
    Psychedelic rock is not synonymous with mellow. Which is a damned shame as many a supposedly “far out” band appear to spend a lot of time wallowing in the dregs of Woodstock’s mud.

Real Estate - In Mind (2017) review

Real Estate - In Mind (Domino Records, 2017)

Real Estate has been around just long enough, along with a following that is just intense enough, to make their new album In Mind, one of the most anticipated albums of the year. With that in mind, I’d like to assure you that most people will not be disappointed … though I for one refuse to use that subjective descriptor so many reviewers seem locked into using, “more mature,” as it says nothing and means even less, especially with all that’s happened to the band as of late.

From The Vault: The Darkside - All That Noise (1990)

No matter how well you think you’re prepared, there are some things in life that you’re not ready for when they come knocking at your door. I wasn’t even ready for the blinding cover art of All That Noise, yet alone for the far flung hazy musical intoxication that shifted my life into hyperdrive, that jettisoned me beyond the third ring of Saturn and fogged my space mask with multi coloured crystalline dimensional mist … with each breath, causing me to feel that I was having one of those acid flashbacks I’ve been waiting for since the 1960’s.

It’s Psychedelic Baby presents: The Underground Youth - ‘What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This?’ album premiere

What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This? is the 8th LP from Berlin-via-Manchester based outfit The Underground Youth and it’s arguably their most accomplished yet. Their latest effort will be released by Fuzz Club on February 15th 2017. Perhaps what is most exceptional about The Underground Youth is their ability to create a brooding melting pot of psychedelia, post-punk, Berlin chillwave, goth and shoegaze but delivered with a dreamy pop sensibility. TUY's blend of dark psychedelic post-punk music has developed a worldwide loyal fan base that continues to grow.

Steven Warwick

I’m optimistic

With Nadir, Steven Warwick made a short, personal and deliberately unfinished album.

I often have the impression that your music is as much about music than it is ‘real music’, meaning: your music makes me question what ‘dance’ means these days, or what ‘a song’ still means these days. It makes me wander about which role music plays in our culture right now. This way, I see your work more in the line of artists like Felix Kubin, Leyland Kirby, Goodiepall or James Ferrraro than in the line of ‘real dance producers’ or ‘real songwriters’. So to come to my question: what you you think about this? Does this make sense to you? 

I don’t really want to follow what I see as a false binary narrative between real and .... what do you mean: fake? Or even worse: smart? If you mean: people/producers who play with forms etc, I think enough club music I hear right now which I would happily align myself with would fuck with things just by default, without having to be presented as something like ‘experimental’ or ‘intelligent’. Neither of those terms seem relevant nor interest me.

Diminished Men at Fred Wildlife Refuge in Seattle January 26th

© Jack Gold-Molina

Diminished Men have been playing psychedelic music for more than 10 years, and have the albums to prove it. While they were formed in the Seattle area, they have toured Europe and the U.S. – drummer Dave Abramson particularly extensively with psych juggernaut Master Musicians of Bukkake. Their recent performance in Seattle at the Fred Wildlife Refuge venue demonstrated that with this band, no two shows are ever the same.

From The Vault: Spacemen 3 - Recurring (1991)

I was alone in the dark, hazy blue smoke filled the small ten watt radio station the night this album found its way into the studio. To the glow of the red and green lights of the console board I made a sincere attempt to read the liner notes, failed, and dropped the disc into the tray. At 11:35 a musical adventure took control of not only my head but of those out there in the night, riding the waves of the radio ... together we listened to the disembodied voices and guitar driven electronics that were washing in from another side of the universe.

Trip Hill - Takes From Oblivion (2000) review

Trip Hill - Takes From Oblivion (Psych-Out, 2000)

Trip Hill opens the first track of “Takes From Oblivion” sounding for all the world like Sonic Boom [late of Spacemen 3], delivering a comprehensive guitar driven bit of wanderlust that draws the listener in with rapture and delight … though in this case I don’t think that he’s so much playing in the style of, but rather setting an atmospheric stage from which he can branch out both lyrically and instrumentally. The second number “The Choice”, is a choice bit of garage psych that’s laced with all the right hooks and momentum to carry you forward into an adventure that began so long ago that I care not to consider the years that have swept by me.