The Cosmic Dead – Infinite Peaks (2024)

“A new record from Glasgow-based space rock group! Infinite Peaks is the long awaited ninth full length album from tumultuous Glaswegian astral travellers The Cosmic Dead. The album features two extended incantations recorded and mixed at Glasgow’s 16 Ohm Recording Studio. Their exploratory compositions often reach levels of sonic destruction through reflective repetition and visceral harmony.”

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Temple Fang – Live at Krach am Bach (2024)

“In the summer of ’23 we hit the european festival circuit with a new drummer, Daan Wopereis, who had stepped in for Egon on a very short notice in June. There was really no time to write anything new so we’d decided to take a few oldies we hadn’t played for a while, rework them with fresh parts and energy and just go and wing it. On August 5th, we headed down to Beelen, Germany to play a festival we were very much looking forward to, the wonderful Krach am Bach… What ensued was what can only be described as magickal, audience and band melting together in one steamy ritual of psychedelia.”

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Trigona – Isophase (2024)

“Isophase, the third instrumental album from Trigona, is now available on vinyl. Spread across six tracks, the album is tight and punchy, while still having plenty of space for weird, swirly, reversed, and multi-layered guitar and synth tracks. Heavier in places than the last Trigona record, Isophase blends influences like Neu, Acid Mothers Temple and Spiritualized to give the listener a 42-minute psychedelic road trip.”

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Psychic Lemon – The Unheimlich Kingdom (2024)

“It is the band’s darkest yet, full of unrelenting repetition and piled high with dense slabs of sound, a total contrast to the sounds of their self-titled debut… It is a grim, powerful record and perfectly encapsulates these dark and, quite frankly, depressing times. It is the sound of a band rallying against the status quo and simply stating “enough is enough”; a true reflection of a dystopian future that has already descended on us.”

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Bardo Pond – Volume 9 (2024)

“Bardo Pond’s extensive archive recordings series opens up once again with ‘Volume 9’, an incisive journey into their hypnotic sound. Recorded in the early 2000’s it’s a heady mix of acoustic ambience and menacing distortion. Infamous purveyors of longform stoner rock, Bardo Pond embrace their sludgestorms with graceful nods to Hawkwind, Earth and my bloody valentine. For anyone uninitiated with the band’s tranquilizing sound, Volume 9 leans into their mesmeric practise with reckless abandon.”

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Spook – Spook (2022)

“SPOOK – Dutch for GHOST – is a brand new trio by Simon Segers (De Beren Gieren, Black Flower) on drums, Nicolas Rombouts (Ottla, Dez Mona) on double bass and Filip Wauters (The Wodads, BackBack) on pedal steel and guitar. What started in the summer of 2019 as a one-off meeting has now grown into a fully-fledged collective that breaks the boundaries between improv and composition with intense interplay and sparse themes. The prominent presence of the pedal steel gives SPOOK an allure of “free country” or “post western”. Add some pulsating progrock rhythms and the free spirit and virtuosity of jazz and you capture the unique sound of SPOOK.”

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Øresund Space Collective – Carnival in Portugal (2023)

“Oresund Space Collective (OSC), formed in 2004, is a totally improvising Scandinavian space rock band and has been releasing albums since 2006. The band has played concerts & festivals all over Europe. Their music is quite diverse and influenced by the ever-changing line up in the collective. The music on this release has more of a world music vibe from the funky ‘Funkafide’ to the Santana inspired ‘Ognijj’ to the reggae of ‘Ganja Anja’, intense jazz ‘Snake Fucker’ and chilled out ‘Floating Rings Around Time’. An extremely varied but rewarding musical journey, featuring extraordinary playing from top musicians in the prog world.”

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Edena Gardens – Dens (2023)

“Members of Papir & Causa Sui finalise Edena Gardens trilogy. True to El Paraiso fashion, Dens concludes a trilogy of albums, aptly spelling out the last third of the group’s name. And true to form, the band turns inwards rather than outwards, drawing on deep shades of ambient, slowcore, and the ghost of Mark Hollis. While maintaining their psychedelic edge, the trio weaves the lines between genres in a way that’s becoming a signature of its own. Never in a hurry, but always moving somewhere.”

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