An interview with Kvasar

MOOF Magazine chat to Swedish jazz/prog/psych five-piece Kvasar, ahead of their London gig at Helgi's bar (Hackney) this Thursday. MOOF: Are you excited to play London?  Kvasar: Yes! Many of our biggest inspirations are from England, and started their career in London. So in a sense it’s like coming home, walking our own path but … Continue reading An interview with Kvasar

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Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Album review: Anton Barbeau – Berliner Grotesk

Words by Gareth Thompson A native son of California, it’s arguably his European influences that have shaped Anton Barbeau’s music the most. Steeped in psych-rock and underground club-tronica, his work blends an unerring ear for melody with a zany eye for poetry. Maybe his finest hour came in 2018 on Natural Causes, a record that … Continue reading Album review: Anton Barbeau – Berliner Grotesk

Live review: MOOF Magazine presents Easter Everywhere, A Psychedelic Easter Sunday Celebration

    Words by Kathleen Savage This year on Easter Sunday, I was fortunate enough to be visited by the white rabbit himself as he lead me deep into the belly of Helgi’s for a night of far-out whimsy with MOOF Magazine. I found no chocolate eggs inside the rabbit hole, but I did find … Continue reading Live review: MOOF Magazine presents Easter Everywhere, A Psychedelic Easter Sunday Celebration

Album review: The Golden Fleece – Mind Mirror

Words by Lady Godiva In Greek mythology, The Golden Fleece is the fleece of the golden-wooled winged ram, which is a symbol of authority and kingship. It figures in a classic hero's tale in which Jason and his crew of Argonauts set out on a quest. They embark on a sea voyage into an unknown … Continue reading Album review: The Golden Fleece – Mind Mirror

Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

Take a trip with this magical all vinyl mix of unknown and obscure psych folk gems specially curated by Martin Dahl of Arkivet Podcast for MOOF Magazine.  Words by Martin Dahl Junior Parker – Tomorrow Never Knows (Groove Merchant, 1971) I’m no big fan of the bluesman Junior Parker but I really enjoy his great … Continue reading Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

Album review: Jack Hues & The Quartet ft. Syd Arthur – Nobody’s Fault But My Own

  Words by Gareth Thompson Back in 2010, emerging Canterbury psychsters Syd Arthur joined forces one night with hybrid-jazz band Jack Hues And The Quartet. A stone’s throw from Canterbury Cathedral, in the Orange Street Music Club, the two acts played a medley of Soft Machine pieces, rearranged part of a Stravinsky violin concerto, then … Continue reading Album review: Jack Hues & The Quartet ft. Syd Arthur – Nobody’s Fault But My Own

Album review: Lucille Furs – Another Land

Words by Lady Godiva Ladies and gentlemen, take a break from this planet of perpetual sorrow and these sour times of regression to embark on a kaleidoscopic journey in sound. Your spaceship has been endowed with an effective time machine but you will hear new pieces of music to refresh your mind. Our trip will … Continue reading Album review: Lucille Furs – Another Land

Flare Street x MOOF: ‘Hotel Esplanade & Lucy LaReyna’

You saw it here first! MOOF Magazine are delighted to share with you the brand new photoshoot from Melbourne based flares and bell bottoms brand Flare Street, selling to customers worldwide since 2013, Flare Street are at the forefront of 60's inspired psychedelic clothing. Lose yourself in this psychedelic dreamworld curated by a talented small team … Continue reading Flare Street x MOOF: ‘Hotel Esplanade & Lucy LaReyna’

MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

1. KADHJA BONET Childqueen (Fat Possum Records) Kadhja Bonet’s music tingles your sixth sense and drips honey into the most bruised of ears. Rather an enigma, she claims to have been ‘born in 1784, in the backseat of a sea-foam green space pinto.’ For all that, her debut in 2016, The Visitor, revealed that a new … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018