EP Review: Mandrake Handshake – The Triple Point of Water

Words by Alexandra Dominica With a name to conjure with and sounds to move and shake to, ‘Triple Point of Water’ is a poignant and turbo charged voyage through the psychedelic rapids. Taken from a Brian Jonestown Massacre track title of the same name, Mandrake Handshake are the only root you’ll need in your witch’s … Continue reading EP Review: Mandrake Handshake – The Triple Point of Water

Album review: Upupayāma – The Golden Pond

Words by Lady Godiva Stemming from Alessio Ferrari’s vivid imagination and bucolic surroundings, The Golden Pond is Upupayama’s new release following his promising self-titled debut from last year. As the artwork may manifest, Upupayāma (literally mountain hoopoe), a semi-fictional bird, still flies over the most outstanding and lush greenery. A mere glance at the sleeve … Continue reading Album review: Upupayāma – The Golden Pond

Album review: Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

Words by Lady Godiva Carrying on their epic astral trail, Hooveriii are back in force with their third album A Round of Applause, reaching a new milestone on their sound quest.  Their music is like a colossal spaceship that flies across the solar system and their trajectory is literally interstellar. "See" greets you into familiar … Continue reading Album review: Hooveriii – A Round of Applause

Album review: Elkhorn – Distances

Source: Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin NYC/Philadelphia based Elkhorn - Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner - are becoming increasingly renowned for their cosmic and widescreen, yet often intimate, guitar symphonies, with their melding of Jack Rose/Robbie Basho style acoustic work with sacred Popol Vuh atmospheres. Previous albums have offered beautiful and sonically adventurous improvisations recorded whilst being … Continue reading Album review: Elkhorn – Distances

Album review: Zeuk – Minutes

Words by Grey Malkin Zeuk, aka Cardiff based psychedelic poet and musician Marc Roberts, has been pursuing a highly creative and boldly singular vision since 2013’s debut Zeuk on the Reverb Worship label. A melding of hushed, alluring acid folk and dark Peter Hammill-like emotive power, the album immediately announced Roberts as a cornerstone of … Continue reading Album review: Zeuk – Minutes

Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Described by Stewart Lee as ‘vast chalk hills of sound’, the Brighton-based Oddfellow’s Casino have, in their own words, ‘quietly been releasing albums since 2002’, and have since amassed a cornucopia of electronically hued psychedelic folk. The ensemble’s central figure - songwriter, author and broadcaster David Bramwell - has … Continue reading Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Words by Elvis Thirlwell A work ethic nothing short of remarkable has enabled Matt Berry to forge a musical career every bit as prolific and successful as his acting one. Aside from writing and performing in numerous TV comedies - Snuff Box, The I.T Crowd, Toast of London (the list goes on), Berry has accrued … Continue reading Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

Album artwork by Nicola Giunta Words by Alexandra Mason A mind melting blend of multiple genres into one intergalactic soundscape, Ookii Gekkou is the latest release from London-based experimental band Vanishing Twin.  After forming in 2015 through a mutual love of unusual instruments and vintage vinyl, Vanishing Twin set out to achieve a synaesthetic approach … Continue reading Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Words by Lady Godiva Beware, an earth tremor of epic magnitude has come to shake our planet, hail Black Cat Revue! Back with their new EP The Ballad of Django & Fuzz, these hell raisers emerge from another dimension to feast on our mere mortals' ears.  In its human form, this four-piece is based in … Continue reading EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Words by Grey Malkin Adam Geoffrey Cole is probably best known for the albums he released with various choice contributors under the banner of Trappist Afterland, who have become a byword for some of the most genuinely exciting, ambitious and innovative psych folk over the last decade. Whether considering 2016’s ornate and detailed ‘God’s Good … Continue reading Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing