Our comrades at German’s finest psych label, The Lollipoppe Shoppe, release a wild album of heavy-duty psychedelic rock by The Cosmic Kangaroos that sounds more like a 1960’s California (West Coast) indie monster rather than a gem recorded in the 1990s. This label has a knack for absolutely incredible rare gems!
Tag: Psychedelic Rock
Backspace – Human Nature Architecture
It’s bands like this that the blog was initially made for. Finding a Krautrock band who mix in surf and psychedelic rock coming out of China is a magnificent thing. Backspace are one of the more brilliant bands to come out of the Middle Kingdom in some time, and I say this as one who…
Galloping Coroners (VHK) – Naptánc / Dancing With The Sun
Long before space-rock was such a big thing (and I love the genre), the Galloping Coroners (Vágtázó Halottkémek) were making something I would imagine would be called proto-space rock, shaman-rock, or something akin to an even weirder version of Hawkwind. They are Hungary’s national treasure as far as I’m concerned.
Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns – Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns
repsychled Records out of Peru are known for releasing scorching garage rock from their native country, but they have dipped their fingers until the shimmering pools of South Korean psychedelic music as well. Shin Joong Hyun is considered South Korea’s ‘godfather of rock’, and he has been comfortable working not only with psych but with…
Moğollar – Anatolian Sun
Moğollar were, arguably, the founders of the Anatolian Rock scene in Turkey during the 1960s and 1970s. Thanks to glorious reissue programs like this one done by, I believe, Gulbaba Records, you can hear mellow, fuzzy and Beatlesque Andalou music lovingly remastered. A gem of an album.
Al-Qasar – Who Are We?
The bad news about the release of Al-Qasar’s new album is that there is currently only one track available to hear at the moment. The good news, however, is that it features Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo as well as Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. From the band’s Bandcamp site: ““Al-Qasar was born in the…
Naujawanan Baidar – Khedmat Be Khalq
N.R. Safi is the leader of the band psychedelic rock/drone band The Myrrors, yet this side project goes off on into a rather personal trajectory for him. This particular release combines the drone and rock he’s mastered, but it’s also layered with tapes from Afghanistan, where his roots are. Imagine Throbbing Gristle and Amon Düül…
Kawabata Makoto (河端一) – Sunday Morning
Kawabata Makoto is the leader of Acid Mother’s Temple, Japan’s greatest modern psychedelic rock group. He’s also a wildly experimental composer, with this album being influenced by musique concrète and drone as well as the usual psych one expects from him.
Misha Panfilov – Sierra (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Though the soundtrack to Sander Joon’s animated film Sierra won’t be officially available until August of 2022, Misha Panfilov has graciously shared several very mellow, almost vibraphone-inflected tracks he used to design the cartoon’s soundscape.
The Pink Elephant – Mellowing
Latvian band The Pink Elephant play a mellow psychedelic rock that has an authentic vibe to it. Not a bad neo-psych release at all.