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Plenty of great releases that have come out this year. Finally got the new Follakzoid LP which is ace!
I enjoyed lemonbrickcombo's thread on it in the Summer, where everyone missed the point entirely.
3 Leafs albums from this year have been great glittery kosmiche/motorik sprawlers as well.
This Daywand/Brokwn key is pretty full on. Not 'psychedelic' as such, perhaps, but it will make you see stars in all kinds of colours
Teeth of the Sea is very excellent as well, has many moments of motorik in it and is pretty psychedelic in terms of myriad influences.
lots of good stuff, but quite a few disappointments (i.e. Wolf People)
otherwise, my picks:
- Lumerians: High Frontier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJJN80D7t4
- Destruction Unit: Deep Trip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JVvHyvW9ZE
- Cave: Threace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPv607Z57sE
- Moodoid: s/t EP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKvLr3Xwd10
- Heliotropes: A Constant Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMluEKIlLGY
but that mainliner album ain't bad
that is my psych album of the year
mind I haven't been keeping track of 2013 at all
Really liked the Hills 12" on Rocket. Motoriky goodness.
Debut on Subpop. Is excellent.
anything thats come out by desmadrados soldados de venturas?
really mind blowing free-from, heavy as fuck psych. the newest one which comes out in 2014 (but already up on bancamp) and the two released this year are great! (listen up)
follakzoid (live at atp was a true experience)
mv & ee
new acid mothers temple
But if you're talking about In Search Of Lost Divine Arc on Important then I wholeheartedly agree.
in search of lost divine arc is the one i'm on about.
havent heard any others, not sure i really need to
It's fucking terrible. Son Of A Bitches Brew was alright.
after the absolutely terrifyingly shit first two minutes of the first track. never really listened to any of their lighter, more komische stuff before. played planet golden love loads.
give La Novia and Univers Zen ou de Zero a Zero a spin AT THE VERY LEAST
Doobie Wonderland is amazing; as is IAO Chant From The Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out and Black Magic Satori (and In Search Of Lost Divine Arc).
When you factor in the Mainliner LP as well think it's been the based AMT related year for ages
those guys are AWESOME
they didn't even have enough ideas for one
You either like what they do or you don't.
I'm not a huge fan obviously. although (indie tryhard alert), I really liked their first few singles but never got into any of the albums I've heard. I was just assuming even their biggest fans must surely be bored them by now
The two volumes of singles and rarities are probably the essential buys for Wooden Shjips though.
two singles collections and two ablums was enough 4 me
has a couple of good bits, but the Sick Thirst releases will always be their greatest stuff - and they are truly great.
Saw one song of their set in Brighton on Monday. Was a bit late getting there and the gig finished at 10. Why do gigs keep finishing so early? And if they do, it should say on the ticket or something: FUCKING EARLY SHOW. Saying what time doors open is no good because doors are always at 7. if the headliner is going to come on at 8.45 there needs to be some advance warning.
I have seen them 3 times already and I'd say their one of my favourite live bands. Proper hallucinatory psych.
but yes Shellac in Glasgow finished at fecking ten as well despite being in a warehouse type place. Missed about 40 minutes :(
Since they went big time and all that.
Great gig though, I'd forgotten how great they are live, even if there is no need to own more than 2 LP's by them.
... and say that the only slightly different Moon Duo is preferable to Wooden Shjips.
They just sound like a second rate Snapper.
Wooden Shjips are bit more interesting, they have some great tracks, but I agree they are more of singles band. I imagine there will be a pretty killer anthology at some point.
I like Wooden Shjips, but "When You Cut" alone puts Moon Duo ahead for me.
I bought Shotgun Blossom way back when but lost it years ago unfortunately.
it's not going to change many lives, but it's still undoubtedly got some great songs on/great riffs. nice to see how popular it's been too, sold quite a few. nice to seeing a band getting their due after a long time of working hard, touring etc.
Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel
Killer cosmic americana, some great jams on this record
Follakzoid - II
Seeing these guys at ATP really increased my appreciation for this record, it was such a mesmerising performance.
Robedoor - Primal Sphere
Superb slimy psychedelic doom drone.
Date Palms - The Dusted Sessions
Really mellow and hypnotic desert drone, this got played a lot during the heatwave in the summer.
Bardo Pond - Peace on Venus
Great as per usual.
but it sold out in my local shop before I could get anywhere near it
liquid psych? (harhar)
very nice album though, not sure it's as good as the first - but still enjoyable.
seen kandodo 3x in the last few months, a real live spectacle too.
Also impressed me were
Cult Of Dom Keller - S/T
Delta Mainline - Oh! Enlightened
Elephant Stone - S/T
Hookworms - Pearl Mystic
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - On Welfare
The Lucid Dream - Songs Of Lies & Deception
Thought Forms - Ghost Mountain
Kind of surprised it was slept on and didn't get much coverage.
They are one of better UK bands around at the moment.
Also really liked these:
The Heads - Inner Space Broadcasts Vol 2
2 CDs worth of tracks compiled from rehearsal tapes '04-5. Hardly any vocals - just full on heavy psych guitar jams. Was unfortunately stupidly limited and dickheads on discogs/ebay are now trying to flip it for cosmic amounts, but if you can track down a reasonably priced version get on it.
Chalaque – Sounds From The Other Ideology
Another psych band from Manchester (same scene as desmadrados soldados de venturas). More guitar heavy jams, recorded live in Salford
This year needed more Sun Araw
loads of stuff they've released is annoyingly limited. why do they do it?
They seem to be doing this with all of their 'new' releases (which generally consist of older material - think the band is on long term hiatus now).
The Inner Space Broadcasts thing sold out in about an hour - they pressed 150 copies total when they could have easily sold 500-1000 and still kept it as a 'limited edition' release. Up to them I guess, but what it usually ends up meaning is that genuine fans have to pay ten times the asking price (or more) to a record flipper if they want to hear it.
They are supposed to be doing a double cd reissue of their 'Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere' album soon which will be absolutely amazing but will also undoubtedly be very limited. Keep an eye out!
The Heads seemed to have become Kandodo. Not sure if it's long term.
Paul Allen is putting out solo stuff as Anthroprophh. He has also been doing Anthroprophh shows with Bristol drum/bass duo Big Naturals as the rhythm section.
Not sure what the other two guys are up to.
Not sure if it was a one off or otherwise.
Shame there's no Paul Allen, but John McBain's an awesome guitarist and should be a great fit - Monster Magnet were at their best by about a million miles when he was in the band.
Loop are headlining at Roadburn 2014 too. Anyone fancy a trip to Holland?
on a merch table at ATP, so might be some floating around at future Kandodo/Anthroprophh/Heads related gigs (so probably just Roadburn then).
and there is a live DVD due out at some point...hopefully...
Their 'Dead In The Water' CD for $13. My favorite album of theirs - from 2005 and has been out of print for ages. Looks like a possible warehouse find. If you don't have it already, cannot recommend it enough.
Second hand copies currently going for £40 on discogs with a new copy setting you back £328 (!) on Amazon
suggesting maybe a new heads album?
would absolutely love for it to happen. as much as i love kandodo, there's very very few bands i enjoy as much as the heads
i like that in zaire - white sun black sun record, got some rhythmic math-rocky bass on a few tracks, drummings pretty great too. got that propelled through a tunnel of light kind of thing happening.
and cosmic dead - inner sanctum
Just released on pea green vinyl if you like
but this is a great podcast if you like a bit of psych: http://mratavist.wordpress.com/the-sunrise-ocean-bender/
just noticed there's a Brainbombs sideproject called Bremen who put a psychy kraut album out this year, most of it seems to be on youtube if you want to give it a try
It's Brainbombs related therefore it might well be THE BEST
but the Destruction Unit album is amazing.