Something Else Reviews (Beverly Paterson)
Not only is It’s Psychedelic Baby one of the best sites to visit for all your psychedelic needs, but it is now also published in paper form.
Operating out of Slovenia and edited by Klemen Breznikar, who at age 12, was introduced to the genre when stumbling upon a copy of Country Joe and the Fish’s Electric Music for the Mind and Body that belonged to his father, It’s Psychedelic Baby offers coverage on sounds from both yesterday and today, as well as side trips into garage rock, progressive rock, metal rock, and just about anything and everything deemed different and unique.
Dressed in appropriate kaleidoscopic graphics, It’s Psychedelic Baby, issue No. 1, has gotten off to a great start by paying special tribute to legendary 1960s Texas bands. Interviews with Chris Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks, Ted Lee Eubanks of the Lemon Fog, George Kinney of Golden Dawn, Danny Thomas of the 13th Floor Elevators, Dan Mitchell of the Moving Sidewalks, and Billy Miller of Cold Sun are just a hurried mention of some of the faces filling the pages.
Pieces on Witch, Lamp Of The Universe, Atomic Forest, a chat with Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine and leader of the Loons, and a conversation with Bill Holt of Dreamies fame, further adorn the magazine. Record reviews and inspiring dialogues on the joys and benefits of psychedelic music additionally steal the show.
At a time when physical magazines are dying faster than a row of roses in the summer heat, it’s a real treat to see It’s Psychedelic Baby go against the grain, although the publication still and always will live in cyberspace. Flooded with enthusiasm, knowledge, and relentless affection for the music it lauds, It’s Psychedelic Baby — which is written in English — promises moments of pleasure. Having produced an ace debut issue, let’s hope more are in the works!
Shindig! Magazine (Lenny Helsing)
For some years now the vibrant online platform that is It's Psychedelic Baby has been gathering speed and momentum, its enthusiastic volunteers submitting reviews and interview that cover a broad range of tastes. Although not adhering to any strict musical code, IPB's conopy of stars, for the most part, belong either to the original late '60s and '70s movement: psychedelic, progressive, bluus-boom and hard-rock being the main focus, with a diverse array of modern elements being brought into the fray, examined and discussed: the heavy, weird, and stoner rockers are all celebrated alongside more garage and psychedelically flavoured names. Helmed by Klemen Breznikar, the magazine has now leapt boldly into the realms of paper publication, and what an excellent opening statement they've produced. A significant feature on Texas psychedelia brings you Cold Sun, 13th Floor Elevators, Golden Dawn and particularly fascinating Powell St. John interview. As an early Elevators collaborator, fans of the group have always found him a huge source of inspiration. A CD of modern-day psych explorers completes the multi-coloured package, including tracks from White Hills, The Oscillation, Jacco Gardner and Maen Dunes, compiled by the recently-deceased Hunter Gatherer (RIP). Here's hoping this action-packed debut is the first of many such delights to come.