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Grand General – Grand General (2013)

“This Norwegian fusion quintet features the same instrumental lineup as Mahavishnu Orchestra, so comparisons to John McLaughlin’s legendary ’70s band are probably inevitable. But on the basis of Grand General’s eponymous 2013 Rune Grammofon debut, such comparisons would merely scratch the surface. The bandmembers have the chops to match any fusioneers past or present, but they’re also fond of the relentless rock pummel, undergirding their pyrotechnics with a powerful rhythm section possessing deep reserves of energy.”

Psilocibina – Psilocibina (2018)

“The debut release of Brazilian trio Psilocibina captivates the audience. This is more than interesting stuff for friends of the “good old school” of 70s Rock, as well as for connoisseurs of experimental sounds. The band skilfully fuses urban sound structures with sounds of the South American vibes, seemingly with the slightest lightness and you’ll never miss the pure joy of music. These musicians know exactly what they are doing, as the balance between playful melodies and omission is ingenious. No wonder it’s hardly noticeable that Psilocibina function completely without singing.”

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Anunnaki – Immanentize The Eschaton (2019)

“Imagine a cross between Motorhead’s Lemmy & Philthy Animal and Kraftwerk’s Ralf & Florian, together channeling the kozmik vision of Alice Coltrane through Sunn O)))’s amplifiers, and with influences varying from Klaus Schulze to Acid Mothers Temple, from New Age to Black Metal, Madame Blavatsky to Thich Nhat Hanh, and you’ll start to get the idea of what Anunnaki is all about.”

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Melting Hand – High Collider (2016)

“A psych dirge supergroup 4 piece from Newcastle, London and France. Black hole feed-backer twin lead guitar freakouts from Russell Smith (ex skullflower and current member of Terminal Cheesecake) and Mike Vest (current member of BONG, Blown Out, 11Paranoias). Suspended in the heavy cosmos by sonic basslines from Gordon Smith (Current member of Terminal Cheesecake and Luminous Bodies) with total concussion tempo from Tom Fug (Gum Takes Tooth).”

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