It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

It's Psychedelic Baby is an independent, music magazine. We are covering alternative, underground, non-commercial and non-mainstream artists in variety of shapes and genres. Exclusive interviews, reviews and articles. A place where musicians can express themselves. We serve an international readership.

Full Moon Fiasco - “Diamond Dancer” premiere

Full Moon Fiasco underline Berlin’s reputation as melting pot of the contemporary international music scene: The band unites musicians from New Zealand, South Africa, Germany and Croatia. Modern psychedelic sound with the accustomed twist of the post cold war Berlin experience.

The quartet is built around the charismatic singer and songwriter Will Rattray. Summer Eyes album coming soon.

Adam Cadell

“Thinking, talking and listening is more beneficial than hours spent in a practice room”

Adam Cadell is an Australian fiddle player, writer and educator with a bristling mistrust of all established norms and a desire to kick against any oppression, resulting in questioning the whole Europian notion of the “avant-garde” that puts newness above quality and tradition. 

Number Three Combo - “Resurfacing” (2017) review

Number Three Combo - Resurfacing (SlowBurn Records, 2017)

Multi-instrumentalist Eric Johnson has spearheaded Tucson, Arizona-based SlowBurn Records for three decades, and the label celebrates its 30th anniversary with the third and final release from Number Three Combo. Sadly, it also represents SlowBurn’s final release of original material, although Johnson promises to release archival material from label favourites like Black Sun Ensemble, Sun Zoom Spark, and many others. So fans of the label will have many new and interesting releases to anticipate, but we’ll take a few moments to rejoice and sing the praises of another fine musical biscuit from this heady quartet.

Doctors Of Madness - “Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness” (2017) review

Doctors Of Madness “Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness” (RPM, 2017)

During their original lifespan, 1974 to 1978, the Doctors Of Madness defied definition as a band as well as the norms of the music industry. Only in retrospect were Richard Strange and his bandmates credited as being “new wave before people were punk” and by logical extension were, therefore, punk before there was punk! RPM Records has collected the band’s complete musical legacy, three LPs and a lone single, supplemented by thirteen previously unreleased tracks in Perfect Past a soon to be released three CD career retrospective box set..

Olli Aarni

“A byproduct of being outdoors, being still and listening”

With Vesiä, 29 year old Finnish artist and musician Olli Aarni made a triple tape box set with recordings of water. 

What does Vesiä mean? 

Vesiä means Waters in Finnish. I wanted to keep it really simple and self-explanatory. I almost always use the Finnish language on the titles of my work, because I’m bored of English most often being the lingua franca for art. 

Wuzi - “DD” premiere

The slacker rockers burst into life in the early months of 2016, born from the member’s shared enthusiasm of relentlessly fuzzed-out guitar riffs juxtaposed with melancholic ambiences. 

WUZI spent 2016 playing shows all around the country and ended the year headlining Indie Week Festival in Toronto. Despite the short time they have been around, their explosive sets have grabbed the attention of a growing army of fans and music scene stalwarts. 

New song “DD” is a follow up to their first single “Atomis”, and the start of a steady stream of singles to be released in 2017. 

“Nocturnal Days”, an interview with Stuart Gray

London based singer- songwriter follows the smoke trails left by his early 70s acid folk heroes. This is dark existential acid folk at its most meditative and transcendental. Songs of death, imprisonment, mutation, and powerlessness are presented amongst lush finger picked melodies, lysergic mellotron swirls and haunted Teutonic synths.

What do you consider to be your first real exposure to music?

My parents were still listening to stuff like Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Cream, Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple when I was an infant in the 70s. One of my earliest recollections as a kid was listening to Meddle in a smoky room and the whale part in “Echoes” giving me the creeps; I still find that bit slightly terrifying. But my parents were really young so from day one I’ve been exposed to this music, which I’m really grateful for. Haven’t moved on a bit really.

Moteur! - “Moteur!” album premiere

Moteur! plays improvised psychedelic music, and was created in 2017 in Montpellier (France) by Léo Minart (guitar), Jude Mas (keyboards), and Guillaume Jankowski (drums). Moteur!’s music is improvised, recorded and overdubbed in the band’s studio, “L’espace ou le poulet”, also the main control room of their associative label Bermuda Cruise, which is releasing this first self-titled album. 

Overcoming any stylistical or temporal border, Moteur! is developing a new music freely inspired by imagination, mystical practices and sonic experimentations. Inheriting from the spirit of rock in opposition, zeuhl and krautrock, the band’s music is original and unique, based on improvisation and openness, and far away from today’s commercial standards and formatting.

Deep Space Destructors interview with Jani Pitkänen

Deep Space Destructors are psychedelic space rock band from Finland, founded in the beginning of 2011 in Oulu. They released several albums, latest being Psychedelogy. Their journey continues towards deeper space and sounds.

Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl-Pop

Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl-Pop
Compiled by Sheila Burgel (Real Gone Music 2017)

If you’re a fan of The Supremes, The Shanrgi-Las, The Ronettes, etc. there’s nothing wrong with digging on your favorite 1960s girl group artists over and over. But if you have a yearning to dig deeper into this corner of pop and soul music history, there’s plenty of lesser-named yet fully pleasurable acts to discover. Sheila Burgel, the crate-digging catalyst behind the One Kiss Can Lead to Another and Nippon Girls compilations of under-heard feminine musical gems, has now put together this collection of 19 little-known treasures done by female-fronted acts from the 60s. The compilation will more than please those lovers of girl group sounds who want more than what can be heard on oldies radio.

Elephant Stone interview

As word continues to spread around Montreal’s Elephant Stone and their captivating live performances, fans have been treated with the opportunity to enjoy this whimsical display from the comfort of their own home with their Live EP Live At The Verge out now.

The Vacant Lots - “Departure” (2015) review

The Vacant Lots - Departure (2015)

Oddly enough, The Vacant Lots have an EP entitled “Arrival” and the single entitled “Departure,” though neither of these neo-psychedelic classics finds their way onto the album Departure. The songs “Arrival” and “Departure” also do not show up on the compilation album Arrival.

From The Vault: Stereolab - “Peng!” (1992)

Asking a dear friend what he found most compelling about Stereolab, his favorite band, he replied, “They manage to aggregate all of the favorite things I find in underground and pop music, they are totally modern, yet retro in their relentless use of elements both in music, and with musical instruments.” I must say that I couldn’t agree more, so with that in mind, I’m beginning at the beginning with my first Stereolab review … Peng!.

Here Lies Man interview with Marcos Garcia

It’s funky and psychedelic in best possible way. Here Lies Man self titled album is one of the most refreshing releases from 2017. I was absolutely amazed when I heard their album. Here’s our interview with Marcos Garcia. He is well known for being part of Antibalas, the Afrobeat collective. Here Lies Man released an album on Riding Easy Records and are currently in the studio working on their next.

“A Melange of Musical Pipedreams and Pandemonium”

Vernon Joynson’s incredible book “Dreams, Fantasies and Nightmares Revisited” has grown so large that it is being divided into two new titles. The first, “A Melange of Musical Pipedreams and Pandemonium” will survey psych, prog, beat and folk music 1963-1976 in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Turkey and The Middle East, and is limited to 850 numbered copies worldwide. The 768 page volume has an additional 12 page full color section of album art work! In the US copies can be ordered from VVMO, the mail order division of Vintage Vinyl at: In the UK, from or In the Netherlands, or Release date is set for 18 May, 2017, so pre-order your copy now. Other sellers will be listed as they become available. The second volume which will survey Canada and Latin America will hopefully be available for the holidays.
- Kevin Rathert

Black Moon Tape - “Point” premiere

The Salvation Of Morgane is the first album of the band Black Moon Tape and a sonic journey through pop, hard rock and psychedelic landscapes. It took 20 years to finish the project!

Br’lâa B

“Sound like speech”

Br’lâa B’s Molochville is a crude 22 minute collage tape, released on the German Ana Ott label.

How did you make this tape? Did you dig into your own archive of used and unused recordings, and mix this with other recordings (old vinyl and VHS tape material)? And in this sense, is this kind of a mix tape, a collage record? 

All Br’lâa B tunes are a combination of my own recordings and found sounds. Montage is what it’s all about. Montage means to look for a sort of narrative drive. And everything is up for use, if it fits – it can be a strange wobble on an old VHS that I find attractive for a background sound of a tune I already have, it can be Lenny Bruce on vinyl saying “4 in the mornin’,” a feedback tone, anything. 

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

Chapter 2: “Population II” by Randy Holden

It is 1966, Jeff Beck has just announced he is leaving the legendary British blues rockers, the Yardbirds. In turn, the job is offered to a noted American guitarist who is faced with a choice of either joining the Yardbirds or the American psychedelic garage band, The Other Half. In the end, Randy Holden chose the latter, leaving the band soon after the recording of their sole, s/t 1966 LP. He did, however, leave a sizzling solo behind on the non-LP single track “Mr. Pharmacist” immortalized by its inclusion on the 1998 Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 box set. After recording one side, three Holden originals, of Blue Cheer’s 1969 LP New! Improved!, the classic “Fruit & Iceburgs” among the three Holden compositions, he toured for a year with the band before deciding it was time to realize his musical vision, which would culminate in the sonic extravaganza Population II an album that, despite its brilliance, cost Holden dearly, resulting in him leaving the music industry for more than two decades, twenty eight years passing before his next release, 1997’s Guitar God.

“Pharmacopious” (Part 2) by Jenell Kesler

There was a time, back in the Cloudgrounds, when the demons came in rainbows of colours, unrequested, and unencumbered ... gelatin capsules galore, mixing and melting among Crayola crayons in the sun baked heat across the rear window deck, my personal office, and grandma’s yellow ’53 Pontiac. Grams never drove, didn’t have a license or a receipt, but we got places high and low without turning a key, she with her blue cloud Paregoric cigarettes, her zipping lighter, and that blinding silver clamshell case of pre-rolls.

The Explorers Club - “Together” (2016) review

Two of the tightest bands that exist in my world are The Beach Boys, though their music sounded so flawless and tight because the Wrecking Crew was actually playing the music, and Steely Dan, who were equal sonic geniuses, a band of unprecedented caliber. Then the Explorers Club filtered into my life, laced with harmonic and musical interpretations that are simply flowing and effortlessly intoxicating.

Halasan Bazar - “Burns My Mind” premiere

© Harald Holst /

The lush psych-pop sound of Copenhagen’s Halasan Bazar returns with their ambitious third album, “Burns”. After numerous shows, recording sessions, a powerful collaboration LP and tours, “Burns” finds the band even more seasoned and impressive, giving the record a breezy naturalism from these gurus of their psychedelic craft. 

Phat Bollard

Phat Bollard is a nomadic busking band from Cornwall, England. Along with their families and dogs, they travel the U.K. in their lorries (vans) and make a living performing for the public. Everyone sings, including the dogs.

Ross Beattie presents It’s Psychedelic Baby podcast #14 (May)

A brand new podcast hosted by Ross Beattie (The Night Tripper)

Randy Johnson - Fly Superman Fly
Joe Meek - I Hear A New World
Mt. Mountain - Seek The Sun
Cosmic Jokers - Der Herrscher
Verma - Regolith
All Then Witches - Voodoo Chile
Anton Barbeau - The Light Inside
Pharoah Sanders - Myth
Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel Part 1
The Move - Blackberry Way
Fushitsusha - Hazama
Harumi - Sugar In Your Tea 
Cluster - Im Süden
Spiritualized - Rated X

Feel free to submit your music directly to Ross for upcoming podcast at:

Make sure to check artists we played: Mt. Mountain, All Them Witches, Anton Barbeau, Chris Forsyth, The Move, Spiritualized and others!

Quintessence - “Move into the Light” (2017) review

Quintessence Move into the Light: The Complete Island Recordings 1969-1971 (Esoteric Recordings, ELEC 22554, 28 April 2017)

After only a handful of gigs, Eastern-influenced UK psychedelic rock band, Quintessence received two recording contract offers. In the end, the band rejected Ian Samwell’s offer from Reprise Records (despite it being more lucrative) in favor of one from Chris Blackwell of Island Records, the decision based on the amount of artistic control granted to the band. The agreement resulted in the three LPs and one single that comprise Move into the Light.

The Vacant Lots - “Endless Night” (2017) review

The Vacant Lots - Endless Night (Metropolis Records, 2017)

In every sense of the word, there is a duality to Endless Night, both in its approach and delivery, where The Vacant Lots examine a world that is both ethereal and concrete, a mix of poetic electronic psych meets the sinister synth of dancehall intoxication, delivered like a blast of air from an opened backstage door on a cool night, swirling with the intensity of St. Elmo’s Fire, while riding on a current of dizzying guitars that weave their way down darkened streets, causing those on the eleventh floor to pull back their curtains in wonder.

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.

Interview with “Space Rocker” Rustic Rod Goodway about Magic Muscle, ...

Rod Goodway is without a doubt an important name in UK’s progressive rock scene. Sadly he never got lucky enough to gain sizable popularity with the labels, which didn’t understand yet, what “far out” ideas in music were all about. Rod Goodway is definitely one of the most underrated musicians and we are really happy that we sat down and discussed his story. From the start in blues oriented bands like Rod & The Sceptres, The Pack and the legendary Artwoods, to psychedelic “summer of love” projects like J.P. Sunshine and White Rabbit. Rod was also an important part of freaked-out mind mischief which culminated in group called Rustic Hinge and the Provincial Swimmers (a commune of freaks) that took considerable amount of psychedelics that got linked with their ideas of what music can sound like. After having a bit of bad luck with how the project ended, Rod moved on to form Magic Muscle, which by the end of 1972 had built a strong cult following. They were space rockers. Something similar to Hawkind. Read much more in the following interview.

Brainstory - “Dreams” premiere

Brainstory’s self titled “mini-album” is a landmark for this Inland Empire born trio of jazz musicians. The Album takes listeners on a maiden voyage inward through the skies of the soul. The journey embarks its listeners through psychedelic landscapes and untouched terrains of psych-rock jazz leaving its passengers in a cathartic state of euphoria. Humanistic themes such as illusions, desires, and inner contemplation relate the listener back to his or herself in an effort to clear a path of self discovery and enlightenment. The band feels all too much that the word “psychedelic” has lost its true meaning in today’s music scene. Instead, the word suggests retro outfits and 1960s nostalgia. Brainstory wishes to remind audiences that psychedelic music is aimed at freeing the mind and soul to explore the depths of existence in this vast universe of being.

Modern Mal - “Just a Satellite” premiere

Like an oasis appearing to the lone, wearied cowboy, rebel-psych Americana group Modern Mal’s The Misanthrope Family Album dropping May 12th 2017, is the meeting of traditional country with a mirage of tropical beach-psych. 

“This song was written after star gazing one night. I saw a huge bright light in the sky, and wondered if it could be a UFO, or a planet, or a supernova, or something remarkably rare. But it turned out to be just a common satellite flare, which was kind of a let down. At the time, I found this to be relatively similar to my own self-image.
It’s about perspective. Some things can still be beautiful, even if they are a rusty man-made piece of space-debris.

Trip Hill - “Automatic Folk & Flowers” (2015) review

Trip Hill - Automatic Folk & Flowers (2015)

I’m hoping to encompass reviews for the last four outings by Trip Hill, Ten Petals of Manipura, Raining Metallic Mushroom, Lamp of the Universe and Automatic Folk & Flowers into one comprehensive discussion. While I’m most familiar with his stunning 2000 release Takes from Oblivion, which did have a few weak songs, the album was long enough that I was able to create a worthy collection [over 51 minutes] that was strong enough, psychedelically inspiring enough, and musically intoxicating enough, to send me through the rest of his material for a third time just to see if there was something that I was missing, something that may have eluded me, even a single song that I could add to my collection … though that proved not to be the case.

Cindy Lee Berryhill - “The Adventurist” (2017) review

Cindy Lee Berryhill The Adventurist (Omnivore Recordings, 2017)

Cindy Lee Berryhill hasn’t released an album since 2008’s Beloved Stranger. Since then, her spouse, Paul Williams, founder of Crawdaddy magazine, has passed away after years of gentle decline in a nursing home, their son is in 10th grade, and handy at rebuilding computers, for one thing ... times are changing so fast – whoever thought we’d elect a reality game show host (as foresworn and pre-seen by Berryhill in 1987’s “Trump”)*, but here it is, that time. Ways have changed since then for listeners, too. We’re more likely to sample and store one song at a time on our I-pads due to catchiness than savor and fully perceive entire song cycles as bodies of work, the way it always used to be done, when Paul Williams was a teen with a typewriter fired with the impulse of intelligent writing about pop music with transcendence as its perennial subject matter.

Jim Haney of Perhaps and Kamikaze Tapes

Jim Haney of Boston eclectic experimental trio Perhaps and owner of boutique cassette label Kamikaze Tapes talks about his efforts in DIY music world.

How did you first get interested in music and what were some major influences that made you start your own music?

The first CD that I bought with my own money was Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell. I think I was 8 or 9. I thought the album cover looked really cool. I grew up listening to mostly classic rock like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. I started branching out into listening to more experimental and progressive stuff when I was a teenager. Probably the most influential albums for me were Yes, Close To The Edge and Relayer. They had absolutely everything that I had been looking for... the music was amazing, they tied the album together with concepts and had amazing artwork. Listening to early Yes records felt like watching a movie to me. Another huge influence for me was (obviously) The Grateful Dead. I used to listen to Live/Dead almost every morning before school while I had my coffee. Then of course later on I started to explore jazz/fusion stuff like Mahavishnu etc...

How I met Anti-Folk

© Jeffrey Lewis

Anti-folk is among the new breed of authentic, organic counter cultures. Some people call it acoustic punk. It wasn’t until 2004 I decided to explore the genre, having time on my hands after being released from the hospital after an unexpected skull fracture. I heard about it as an updated form of folk music whose name was coined after somebody got ousted from an ivied folk club for allegedly playing a punk song at open mic night. 

The Creation - “Action Painting” (2017) review

The Creation - Action Painting (2 CD & Book) (The Numero Group, 2017)

In their first lifetime, lasting a mere two years, 1966-1968, The Creation had nearly as many band incarnations as they did records released. Of the band’s UK singles only one managed to make the top 40, and the band’s sole LP was a 1967 German-only release. Time, however, has been very kind to the band, and their recordings are held in high regard by musicians such as Paul Weller of The Jam and fans of mod psychedelic and garage music fans worldwide and stand up quite well compared to the better known bands of these genres.

WAH - “Travellers Station” (2016) review

 WAH - Travellers Station (Assophon Records, 2016)

Travellers Station, the newest release from Seattle creative jazz duo WAH, is an album rooted in post bop jazz composition as much as in experimentation. Available on vinyl LP only, the core personnel consists of jazz and experimental music guitarist Simon Henneman and improv jazz, rhythm and blues and rock drummer Gregg Keplinger. They are also joined by several other musicians who make guest appearances on different tracks throughout the album. Dave Abramson, Henneman’s band mate in the psychedelic rock trio Diminished Men, co-produced, mixed, and played percussion.

capcap… cap - “Kerozan” premiere

Eindhoven-based capcap… cap blends new wave, postrock and triphop into one. In drawn-out compositions, the listener is taken on an audiovisual trip, supported by dark synths, driving drums repetitive guitar riffs and layered vocals. Think Sonic Youth, Portishead, The Sound, Warpaint. The band released several EP’s and debut-album Sonder.

Moniek Darge

Like picking flowers

Sacred Balinese Soundies, Mauro’s Song is the third part of a triptych that Moniek Darge started with Crete Soundies and Indian Soundies. It’s a narrative record with an intern logic. It sounds organic and coherent. The voice of the three years old Mauro makes it intimate, while the many bird sounds create space. It’s both a mystical and playful record.

The Black Angels - “Death Song” (2017) review

The Black Angels “Death Song” (Partisan Records, 2017) 

Envision lightning striking across a velvet sky, holding there momentarily, strobing, eliciting hypnotic trails within trails that rush at you, through you, bouncing off passing cosmic clouds, and are sent rushing right back through you again and again, lifting you off the ground, holding you transfixed, illuminated … and forever transformed.

All star cast of weirdos record James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”

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

Written in idiosyncratic dream-like language, Finnegans Wake may well be the world’s most psychedelic book. Terence McKenna said the book is “as close to LSD on the page as you can get.” 

Uncle Acid - “The Night Creeper” (2015) review

Uncle Acid - “The Night Creeper” (Rise Above Records, 2015)

   The Night Creeper, by Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, is their third record, and it shows them progressing. And it’s fucking fantastic. It has the riffs and vibes of Black Sabbath, with haunting vocals, and a sense of melody that most Stoner Doom Metal bands lack. There are hooks, and dark vibes. It’s incendiary. And if anybody doubts their legitimacy, they opened for Black Sabbath on the UK leg of their last tour, which in Doom, that’s a hell of a endorsement. They don’t copy Sabbath, they put their own dark, melodic spin on the genre.

Doctors Of Madness interview with Richard Strange

Recently, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Richard Strange of the 1970s UK band the Doctors Of Madness shared his memories of the band and its place in annals of rock and roll history for It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine readers.

Where and when did you grow up? What part did music play in your early family life?

Richard Strange: Grew up in Tooting and Brixton, South London in the 50s and 60s Youngest of 3 boys. Lower middle class family. State school - Tulse Hill Comprehensive. My oldest brother loved skiffle and rock and roll, so we heard Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Ray, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane and Lonnie Donegan. Also heard Trad Jazz. For my middle brother and me though, it was all about pop/rock///The Beatles, Stones, Animals, The Who, The Yardbirds, then Bob Dylan and BOOM!