[Music] The Teardrop Explodes – Reward

Julian Cope popped into mind earlier today, and it got me thinking about how good his old band The Teardrop Explodes actually were.  Reward was their biggest hit, released in 1981.  It’s mind-blowing to think that this is nearly 40 years old now. Lyrics Bless my cotton socks, I’m in the news The king sits […]

[Music] Keiji Haino & SUMAC – American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On

The grand old man of psychedelic noise pairs with a rather powerful improv band I knew little about until today.  Keiji Haino is up to his old tricks with his screeching vocals, chanting and brutal guitar playing, while SUMAC give him just enough structure to keep his madness contained. Powerful listening.

[Music] Various Artists – The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records: Kosmische Musik

Brazil’s finest shoegaze tribute label, The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records, returns with a compilation paying due homage to legendary Krautrock bands like Can, Neu!, (early) Kraftwerk and Harmonia. I’m hoping to find newer Brazilian bands who will continue down this Krauty path.

[Music] Bruce Haack – Electric Lucifer

Canadian composer Bruce Haack is credited with being among the first electroacoustic composers to be influenced by psychedelic music with this Moog-heavy release, just reissued by Canadian record label Telephone Explosion.  From his Wikipedia page: As the 1960s progressed and the musical climate became more receptive to his kind of whimsical innovation, Haack’s friend, collaborator, […]

[Music] Beyond Beyond is Beyond 2017 Summer Jam Sampler

Beyond Beyond is Beyond has begun to carve a place for themselves as the premier prog-psych record label in the United States. Their catalog features acts like Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, Brooklyn’s Ancient Ocean and many others. This compilation is a great way to introduce yourselves to their racket.

[Music] Bango – Hell the World (Inferno No Mundo)

This came as a nice surprise while checking out some fuzz-laden garage tracks on Reddit today. As it turns out, Bango also have this available via Bandcamp. https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1971554440/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/package=1962573065/transparent=true/