Texan Label Sunset Waves presents us with a beautiful and dynamic EP from Deep Shoq – Hypnosis. A lovely 6-track of diverse yet danceable tracks – pulling inspiration from unique corners of electronic music and swirling them together satisfyingly. Dipping its toes into psychedelic bass, future garage and fuzzy corners of retro club. Surface, the last track on the record, is one of my favorites – if only for the unique juxtaposition of nu-garage ambient atmosphere and fierce dancefloor kickdrum. You can stream it on the usual platforms or throw some support direct on Bandcamp. Nice summertime jams – give ’em a taste….
Really enjoying this psychedelic experimental work from Healers co. – Healers Paradise is an inspired flourish of raw creativity. The project takes on many media forms – Digital Audio Album, Cassette Tape and Visual Album cover the spectrum of senses from sound to sight to touch, allowing Healers co. to explore some thick and satisfying world-building.
The style meanders somewhere between desert dwelling peyote psychedelics and some sort of rooftop drone experiments acting as a cyberpunk prayer to future gods. A fantastic balance of electric noodlings and acoustic sounds. Pick up a Tape, or enjoy however you wish…
Shamane back y’all! A proclamation stated on the releases bandcamp page – ultra extra is the latest full length project from prolific techno-weirdo Pop Culture Shamane! Lush with psychedelic electronic exploration and noodling, it is easy to get lost in this project. Dense textures wash over innocent melodies, all being propelled forward by deconstructed club grooves. It’s truly a satisfying listen from start-to-finish. The album has just been released via Ingrown Records, if you download via bandcamp you will receive a 27-page booklet of shamane rhymes “i can eat my slang” which is equally as twisted-brilliant. If you aren’t familiar with the work of Shamane NOW IS THE TIME!!
Phenomenal sonic experiments – true to the description of sample collages – these tracks are drenched in atmosphere and emotion. The album is streaming everywhere now but you can support the artist and purchase directly from bandcamp!
Georgia’s own “The Electric Nature”, conceived and fronted by Michael Potter, have weaved together this psychedelic masterwork over the course of 2 years! Both dense and free, Alienation is a unique listen for sure. The band has a full roster for this album with lots of folks helping out, providing guitars, horns and synths. The result is an impressively bold collection of experimental jams that I can only assume would be even more fulfilling to hear in a live situation. Highly recommended listen, and purchase the album one way or another!!! ( The digital download includes a bonus 20 minute track, and Illuminated Paths records are offering a limited edition Cassette tape of this release!)
Favorite Track: 6. Alienation II/Outro
Purchase the limited edition cassette from Illuminated Paths:
Included with the download is the Broken Machine Films produced video for the track “Alienation I” utilizing Tachyons+ analog video synthesizers, which can be viewed on the web here:
Digital downloads also include a live, 20-minute bonus track, originally released as one side of a split cassette with Corner Coronah on Stronj Flow Records. There may be one or two copies still floating around out there…
Michael Potter – Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Electronic Drum Pad, Vocals, Noises, Field Recordings, Arrangements, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Production
Josh Lamar – Drums (track 4), Chimes (track 1)
Patrick Lowe – Bass (tracks 4, 5)
Michael Pierce – MicroBrute (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
Thom Strickland – Electric Guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
John Fernandes – Clarinet (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6), Violin (track 6)
Sean Dunlap – Juno 60 (track 3)
Nick Stinson – Electric Guitar (track 3)
John Spiegel – Electric Guitar (track 6)
Zack Hann – Electric Guitar (track 4)
Jake Merrick – Alto and Soprano Saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Paul Warren – Drums (track 3)
Thomas Valadez – Electric Guitar (track 6)
Artwork by Jeremy Kiran Fernandes
Many thanks to everyone who played on and contributed to the album – Josh and Wes at Illuminated Paths – Chris White and Mission Trips – Cult of Riggonia – Future Ape Tapes – Easily Suede – Wet Garden – Jade Poppyfield – Frank Hurricayne – Narrator – Corner Coronah – Louie Larceny – Alec Livaditis – Scott Vinosky and Ailanthus Recordings – Fresh Produce Records – Tom and the Go Bar – Scott Crossman the Genetic Outcast – Brandon Locher – Sean Hartman and Joshua Tabbia at Already Dead Records – and Mercer West and the Secret Squirrel
Recently had this one recommended to the blog, very nice psychedelic ambience! Exotic and relaxing, this french producers brings us a liberating little listen with this album. It is available via the website for free download as well!
Favorite Track: 3. Escale Á Odawara
Towards the end of the year Spheredelic presents the release of Ujjaya´s album „ De-Retour“.
Behind the project name Ujjaya is the Paris (France) based artist Randriambololona for whom ambient music is not a just musical sytle but a spiritual search. Thus he undertook several trips to India, to study with a guru, develop his technique and musical knowledge, and collect exotic instruments.
His music shows a deep understanding of his musical heroes: Steve Roach, Brian Eno and Jorge Reyes. „De-Retour“ is pure meditation leading your body and mind into a deep state of awareness.
The magic man, All These Fingers, has returned with 17-Track tape of delicious beats + treats. Do yourself a favor and have a listen, grab a tape if you want to support.
Some fantastic new fingerstyle-pickin from Marcus Eads
Here is some really far-out psychedelic noise, scrambled fuzz mixed with churning drones make this one hell of a textured project.
Very nice 4-track release from Two-Year Carnival; brought to us by Jeunesse Cosmique