Friday, May 29, 2015

Interplanetary Interlude #17: Shine in Shadow Rest in Flame


1. Khan el Khalili- Agitation Free
2. Drowning in Light- Abunai!
3. They Dated Steadily- Mink Mussel Creek
4. Sleepy Silver Door- Dead Meadow
5. Burning Off Impurities- Grails
6. April Fool$- Guardian Alien
7. Amboss- Ash Ra Tempel

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There will be heavy guitars. There will be 13 minute songs. There will be no lyrics. Have a nice trip.

Agitation Free's 1972 debut album Malesch drew upon the band's travels in Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus, and you can hear one of their field recordings breaking into the end of "Khan el Khalili." Tapping into non-western modes and melodies is hardly a new idea for psychedelic rock, but on Malesch these aspects are neatly integrated into the band's kraut/prog sound, and not just used an exotic spice like the cornball orientalizing of a lot of 60's pop psychedelia.

Abunai! was directly inspired by Can's approach (jam for breakfast lunch and dinner, record it all, then cut and splice the best bits into a seamless whole (itself inspired by Miles Davis' recording technique to his post-Bitches Brew albums)) to recording Tago Mago, one of my top 5 albums for sure. The result, Round-Wound, is available for name-your-own-price. How nice.

Mink Mussel Creek is not a band I know much about. They are dudes. Australian dudes, I think. They play rock music. Good rock music. The album is Mink Mussel Manticore.

Y'all know Dead Meadow right? Stoner rock? David Simon's nephew? Ok, well listen to "Sleepy Silver Door." Track one from the self-titled debut, back in '00. Good place to start.

Grails hails from Oregon. Experimental, instrumental, heavy metal.

Guardian Alien were nursed by New York City, but have since been given to a one love entity.

Ash Ra Temple brings it all back home, to Germany. Never again would they return to this kind of frenetic freakout. It was pretty much synths and space from there. It took all those other albums to come down from this high.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Experiment #6: Anima Mundi: World Psychedelic Remixes

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Sensacional Soul Vol. 1:

1. Melenas Club- Frank Miller & Hispania Soul
2. Vagando en las Tinieblas- El Fin
3. It's My Thing- The Presidents

Sensacional Soul Vol. 2:

1. Sintonia en Soul- Jae's Soul
2. Perdoname- Las 4 Monedas
3. El Saltamontes- Los Roberts
4. Las Bellas Illusiones- Conjunto Brillant's
5. La Maquina Infernal- Lone Star

Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore & Malaysia, 1964-1970:

1. Budi Bahasa- Adnan Othman & the Rhythm Boys
2. Bertemasha- Zaleha Hamid & Orkes Zindegi
3. Bersiar Siar- Fabians Boys ft. Halipar
4. Bintang Pujaan- Hasnah Haron & The Spiritual 70s

African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds

1. It's a Vanity- Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo
2. Ye Nan Lon An- Orchestre Super Jheevs des Paillotes
3. Djanfa Magni- Tidiani Kone & Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo
4. Mi Kple Dogbekpo- Les Volcans De la Capital

Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga! Seminar: Aesthetic Expressions of Psychedelic Funk Music in India, 1970-1983:

1. Freak Out Music- R.D. Burman
2. Dance Music from Hare Rama Hare Krishna- R.D. Burman
3. Lekar Ham Diwana Dil- R.D. Burman ft. Asha Bosle & Kishore Kumar
4. Dum Mario Dum Live- Asha Bosle w. R.D. Burman
5. Bairaag Dance Music- Kalyanji Anandji
6. Tera Jasia Pyara Koi Nahun- Usha Khanna
7. Hum Tumhe Chate Hain- Kalyanji Anandji
8. Hotel Incident Music- Usha Khanna
9. Dharmatma Theme Music- Kalyanji Anandji
10. Everybody Dance with Me- Bappi Lahari
11. Sitar Beat- Klaus Doldinger
12. Somebody to Love- Kalyanji Anandji
13. Aaj Mera Dil- R.D. Burman ft. Asha Bosle
14. Meri Aakhon Mein Ek Sapna Hai- Sapan Jafmohan ft. Mohd. Rafi & Pankaj Mittra

Nigeria Disco Funk Special: Sounds of the Undergroung Lagos Dancefloor, 1974-1979:

1. Lagos City- Asiko

The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thug, Jazz & Molam in Thailand, 1964-1975:

1. Mae Jom Ka Lon- Dao Bandon
2. Lam Toey Chaweewan- Chaweewan Dumnern
3. Mae Kha Som Tam- Onuma Singsiri
4. Sao Ban Pok Pab- Panom Nopporn
5. Fai Yen- Ream Daranoi
6. Soul Lam Plearn- Chaweewan Dumnern
7. Nom Samai Mai- Saknatee Sirichiangmai
8. Uay Porn Tahan Chaydan- Sodsri Rungsang
9. Isan Klab Tin- Noknoi Uraiporn

Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos:

1. Dancing Time- The Funkees
2. La La La- Sgun Bucknor & His Revolution
3. No Discrimination- Tony Allen & His African Messingers
4. Ifa- Tunji Oyelana & The Benders
5. Kita Kita- Gaspar Lawal

The Sound of Wonder! Rare Electronic Pop from the Lollywood Vaults, 1973-1980:

1. Karye Pyar- Tafo ft. Nahid Akhtar
2. Dilbar Dilbara- M. Ashraf ft. Nahid Akhtar
3. Mera Mehbob Hai- M. Ashraf ft. Nahid Akhtar
4. Dama Dam Mast Qalandar- M. Ashraf ft. Ahmed Rushdi

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Bollywood:

1. Hare Rama Hare Krishna- Asha Bosle & Usha Iyler
2. Pyar Zindagi Hai- Asha Bosle, Lata Mangeshkar & Mahendra Kapoor
3. Title Music- R.D. Burman

The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Africa:

1. Kadia Blues- Orchestra de la Paillote
2. Obialu Be Onye Abiagbunia Okwukwe- Celestine Ukwu
3. Nijaay- Orchestra Baobab
4. Guitar Boy- Voctor Uwaifo
5. Fadakudu- Balla et Ses Balladinds

Love, Peace, and Poetry: Asian Psychedelic Music:

1. Gonul Sabreyle Sabreyle- 3-Hur-El

Love, Peace, and Poetry Vol. 6: Brazilian:

1. I Need You- O Terco
2. Let's Go- Sound Factory

Love, Peace, and Poetry Vol. 9: Turkish:

1. Sur Efen Atini- Turkuz Turku Cagiririz & Mazhar Ve Fuat

Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads & Dirges, 1968-1974:

1. Nina Nana- Ana Y Jaime

Back to Peru:

1. Tercera Piedra en el Sol- Los Juniors
2. Los Extranos- Pina Y Sus Estrellas
3. Who'll Stop the Rain- Los Datsuns
4. Ston- Texao
5. Tema De Los Golden Stars- Golden Stars
6. Pasos en la Luna- Los Mutables

World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 3: Love is a Real Thing:

1. Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome- Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo
2. Awon-Ojise-Oluwa- Gaspar Lawal


1. Spellbinder- Gabo Szabor (Spellbinder)
2. Gimmie Some- Freddie McCoy (Gimmie Some)
3. Homin Si Tche- Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo (Vol. 4)
4. Aiha Ni Kpe We- Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo (Vol. 4)

Interplanetary Interlude #16: Disco Sux


1. Disco Sux- Chuck Wagon & the Wheels
2. Brothers Gonna Work it Out- Willie Hutch
3. Slick- Willie Hutch
4. Say Leroy (The Creature from the Black Lagoon is Your Father)- Jimmy Castor Bunch
5. Love Affair- SJOB Movement
6. If You Don't Give a Doggone About It- James Brown
7. Rock Your Baby- George McRae
8. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine- Lou Rawls
9. Aint Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)- Joe Tex
10. Don't Leave Me This Way- Thelma Houston
11. Boogie Magic- Dennis Coffey
12. Live It Up- The Isley Brothers
13. I Feel Love- Donna Summer
14. Chase- Giorgio Moroder
15. I Want More- Can
16. Big Business/I Zimbra (live)- Talking Heads
17. Chain Reaction- Can
18. Rubbermiro- Liquid Liquid
19. Faith- Manicured Noise

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