Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer Would recommend if you’re a fan of: Alice Coltrane, Robert Wyatt, Sandy Denny, Curved Air, Pentangle, Room, Tim Buckley Through the cover’s lens you look upon a scene which represents one dimension of earth and time, the cloudy sky and it's reflection in the ocean at dusk. It must be a [...]
Welsh "seance-psych" group, Wermod, are this month's 'band to watch'
Jack Hopkin opens the doors to the ever-curious "Curiosity Shoppe" for the third time, bringing you the best psychedelic music recommendations, from the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, to Ecletion, and World of Oz.
In a musical universe where musicians and labels churn out albums that are trite and commonplace, music goers can be sometimes left disillusioned. However, when geniuses such as Kevin Ayers come along...
Mixed media artist Ollie Clixby talks folk-horror, shamanism, Devon, and David Lynch...As a practicing 'hauntologist' and revivalist of folk horror, Oliver themes much of his work around 'the past' and the culturally collective specters which haunt our present. He graduated from University of Westminster, with a BA(hons) in Contemporary Media Practice. Originally intent on becoming a film director, he would instead broaden his mediums and utilise them symbiotically, in order to allow for creative independence and a resulting idiosyncratic style.
Would recommend if you’re a fan of: Frank Zappa, Santana, Gong, Budgie Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer This brightly coloured eye-catcher of an album cover is a striking example of the album as a whole; sleeve design, title, band name and music fit symbolically together, so that every part indicates the other ones. Even those epic [...]
In this second column, connoisseur of psychedelic curiosities, Jack Hopkin, runs through some key recommendations - from Skip Bifferty and Mort Garson, to Jethro 'Toe' and John Fahey.
Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer: Vanessa Pettendorfer was born in Germany in 1981. She has a B.A. in art history and is working as a semi-professional musician. Appreciating all kinds of music - especially the progressive 60's/70's scene, she is now up to the deeper exploration of sound textures. At the zenith of her career, [...]
Would recommend if you're a fan of: The Growing Concern, Apple, H.P. Lovecraft, Clear Light, Sunforest Words by Matt Kessler In 1968, New York band, Chrysalis, released their only album, “Definition.” Beckoning back and forth from being musically jovial, to heartbreaking, the lyrical abilities of the band were something to be envious of. The band [...]
Featured image: Axe Would recommend if you're a fan of: Kak, Tea Company, Ant Trip Ceremony, Ford Theatre, Jefferson Airplane Back in 1969, psychedelic music had already been exposed to the masses for a number of years. In fact, many major recording artists of the time that had previously experimented with music in the psychedelic vein, had already moved [...]