Pete Fine recorded and privately released a tremendous orchestral psychedelic rock album in 1974. He was also guitarist in The Flow (first issued on Shadoks Music). For fans of extremely heavy guitars!
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Soviet Hippies is a documentary film about counterculture movement in Soviet Union. It’s a wonderful in-depth view behind the Iron Curtain and youth’s mindset. There are some newly discovered film footage that completely mesmerized my experience of watching the documentary. As a big music enthusiast I was really curious about music, as documentary also released its soundtrack on vinyl.
In December 1968, a young Californian musician walked out of a Nashville recording studio for the last time. Having applied the finishing touches, the slight 22-year-old’s first and final solo album would be released the following year to near-silence. One of many low-budget, quick-fix LPs released in the dying days of the 1960s, it even went on to the rather embarrassing feat of being (for some time) the worst-selling LP in Columbia Records history.
The Countdown 5 - Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (Gear Fab Records, 2018)
Members of the Galveston Bay, Texas’ rock scene of the middle to late 1960’s, The Countdown 5 were part owners of the renowned Houston recording studio Andrus Productions, where producer Walter Andrus recorded many bands, including the 13th Floor Elevators and Fever Tree. While the group never got the big break to record an LP, they did manage to release several singles on a variety of labels, and while none hit big in the US, years later the group did learn that one of their singles had actually topped the charts in Germany for a short period of time. Finally, nearly fifty years after the band called it quits, their entire recorded legacy has been compiled on a two CD collection by Gear Fab Records, and quite a treat it is.
It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine interview with Alan Munson and Sundazed Music
Alan Munson - “One Man’s Journey”
Alan Munson - “One Man’s Journey”
Sundazed / Modern Harmonic Records
Nashville TN - New York NY
Sundazed Music/ Modern Harmonic Records has assembled, produced and recently released a 2018 compilation album of Alan Munson’s music, titled “One Man’s Journey”.
Gyasi - “Peacock Fantasies” (Escaped Peacock Records, 2018)
What would happen if the psychedelic guitars of Traffic’s “Mr. Fantasy” met glam-rock … with the answer bing Peacock Fantasies by Gyasi, a relentless well written well delivered and well produced record you shouldn’t miss, one laced with mystery and swagger.
Manchester’s Purple Heart Parade are set to unleash their expansive second EP!
‘Lonestar EP’ is a sonic delight that revels in all things psychedelic, from 60s garage to 90s shoegaze, and recalls the likes of Spiritualized, Black Angels and Stone Roses. Reverb laden guitars are used to create an engulfing sea of feedback that washes over smooth melodies and slacker beats, while intense vocals are soaked in dreamlike effects that soar over effortless instrumentation.
Nyl’s 1976 sole release is curiously still very much under the radar despite it being one of the most intriguing French psychedelic/prog albums from the 70’s. The music is highly creative and energetic with a definite space-rock feel in the style of Hawkwind, but also reminiscent of Amon Düül II and Agitation Free. Michel Peteau’s guitar is the driving force around which all other elements create a whirlwind of sonic psychedelic infusion veering between loud psychedelia and irreverent pulsating rock groove “a la” Gong. Features Ariel Kalma (flute and sax), as well as Janick Top (From Magma) and Bernard Lavialle (from Ame Son). Originally released on Richard Pinhas Urus Records. Golden Pavilion Records reissued the album in high quality heavy paste-on gatefold cover, limited to 500 copies in black vinyl and 100 in coloured vinyl.
Ten Years After - Live at the Fillmore East 1970 (Pledge Music, 2018)
Another vinyl experience that shouldn’t be missed …
Ten Years After were relentless, proving for all time that they were perhaps the most wondrous live band walking the planet, with this being their fourth, and best, live outing in what was then a rather short career.
Atomic Vulture - Stone of the Fifth Sun (2018)
Hey, guys, it’s me again, TC Mayhem, bringing you another review; a review of an instrumental group named Atomic Vulture. This Belgian trio churns out riff after riff of sweet stoner space rock. Their newest album, released this past May, is called Stone Of The Fifth Sun, and it is 5 tracks of swirling, atmospheric, and heavy riffing awesomeness.
Woolly Wolstenholme (& Maestoso) - Strange Worlds: A Collection 1980-2010 (Esoteric Recordings, 2018)
Born in 1947, Woolly Wolstenholme helped found UK progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest. Wolstenholme taught himself keyboards, first mellotron, then organ, piano and synthesizer. With influences ranging from Love and Vanilla Fudge through Mahler to UK and Radiohead, he stayed with Barclay James Harvest until 1979. Over the next thirty years, Wolstenholme would record six albums, five with of them with his band Maestoso. These six albums, supplemented by bonus tracks as well as a complete disc of demos and song fragments have been compiled by Cherry Red Records’ Esoteric Recording imprint and are presented in the massive seven disc comprehensive collection “Strange Worlds” which takes its name from a tune found on Wolstenholme’s final, 2007 LP “Caterwauling.”
The sun-gods have answered our prayers and London based trio Los Bitchos are back bang on time for the summer season with another balmy piece of instrumental psychedelic-cumbia. ‘Bugs Bunny’ will arrive on 9th August on Strong Island Recordings via a limited run of high quality 7” lathe-cut vinyl complete with a special greetings holiday postcard made by the band.
“Monitors, chinos and sangria”
I read somewhere that Stilluppsteypa’s Jolanda Beach is late-night Calypso music. Well, you could also call it hangover music, I guess. Anyway, there’s new Stilluppsteypa album, right? Still crazy after all these years. Oops, a bit of Paul Simon slipped in. Sorry about that. 14 years... ‘Don’t Call It A Comeback’ LL Cool J would say. Yeah, LL Cool J, that sounds better...
Israel Nash - Lifted (2018)
Despite being laced with Brian Wilson inspired harmonies and bigger than life symphonic enhancements, Nash seems to be channeling the spirit of Neil Young in Young’s most fragile of moments … where unto that end, Nash is resident, if not outrightly determined to establish qualities that soar with enlightenment through a clear crisp blue sky.
“Sweetheart of the Rodeo” 50th Anniversary Concert: Featuring Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives @ Ace Hotel, Los Angeles - July 24, 2018
Though technically not billed as a Byrds reunion concert, I’m of the opinion that when a minimum of two founding members of The Byrds congregate to play classic Byrds songs together in front of a live audience--it’s a Byrds reunion concert! And so, the opening night of the “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” 50th Anniversary tour at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles did not disappoint, as original Byrds Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, joined by outstanding country artists Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, did more than justice to the landmark 1968 album which heralded country rock music as a vital new genre rich with possibilities, lead to the formation of The Flying Burrito Brothers, and cemented the late great Gram Parsons’ reputation as a maverick talent to be reckoned with.
Crooked Flower - Blooming: The Light Rail Sessions (Self-released, 2018)
The West Coast rock group Crooked Flower is back with a new LP, this time featuring seven tracks worth of live studio performances. The six-member group doesn’t wait long before launching into their trademark psychedelia full throttle. With their wah-wah pedals secured, delay on high, and jazzy keyboarding, the release carves a spacious sonic playground amongst the syrupy distortion.
Healing Spells - Sanctuary (Self-released, 2018)
Healing Spells is back with an EP chock full of extraordinarily breathtaking IDM. There’s bits of Oneohtrix Point Never, Dan Deacon, and Björk wrapped up in this one. Mutilated sound bites seem to erupt and collapse from all corners of the periphery. Melodies pop in and out of existence like subatomic particles. And yet its miraculously not atonal. Rather than crumbling into noisey neo-psychedelia, each track remains a labyrinth of harmonies.