Category: psychedelic rock

Sea Of Tombs – Sea Of Tombs (2001)

“Sea Of Tombs features Earthless drummer Mario Rubalcaba (also of Clikatat Ikatowi and Rocket From The Crypt) and delivers a similiar but more primitive version of heavy, sludgy acid-rock… Raw, murky blues-based heavy rock mutated into a rumbling hypno-trance, glazed with unreal amounts of bass and murky fuzz, usually locked into a plodding propulsive dirge that never speeds up all that much and which contributes to the hypnotic brain-haze that these cats administer. Check this out if yer into the heavy, sludgy psych-drug dirges of Earthless, Mammatus, Dead Meadow, and Ahkmed.”

The Psychic Paramount

“The Psychic Paramount is Ben Armstrong (bass), Jeff Conaway (drums) and Drew St. Ivany (guitar), three lead instruments individually and together. They make impact a state of being rather than a discrete event. As single-minded as the music may seem at first strike, it exists at higher elevations — of decibel, intensity, motion, color, temperature — and spills freely over the walls of genre, magma into new land. It is punk in its fury, noise in its rash extremity, and progressive in form: small-p pro-gress as a verb, progress progress progress, move move move, forward onward upward. An unceasing coiling in and exploding out. The Psychic Paramount is always moving, and you will feel the wind in the hair between your whitening knuckles.”

Electric Moon

“ELECTRIC MOON came into existence in 2009 – a new project with cosmic traveller Sula Bassana as the driving force. Bassist Komet Lulu, illustrator on top of that and responsible for corporate design and artwork is aboard as well as Pablo Carneval (drums). In 2010 they worked out their debut ‘Lunatics’, released on German Nasoni label and consisting of long spacey trips in the vein of earlier output with Sula Bassana involved, energetic and hypnotic as is well known, however this time with the focus on a more groovy and acid approach.”

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THTX – The Flickering Sky (2009)

“Partially inviting other musicians THTX is a duo project basically formed by guitarist Matthew Smith and percussionist Kerry Gluckman – a jam band with roots in psychedelic and space rock. Both are interested in other genres too which is noticeable here and there. They first met in 2001 at a party in Detroit, soon started to jam together and subsequently recorded a series of eight CDR’s. Their sessions were starting without any preconditions – it is said that even no discussions about the musical direction are allowed. The result manifests in space jams predominantly – but there are avantgarde styled songs too with free jazz leanings where multi-instrumentalist Matthew Smith also plays trumpet, organ and bass… THTX is recommended to fans of rough unpolished spaced out jam music.”

Serpentina Satélite

“The band was formed by the end of 2003 in Lima/Peru by Aldo Castillejos (drums), Felix Dextre (bass) plus guitarists Dolmo and Renato Gomez. SERPENTINA SATELITE stands for a krautrock influenced sound oscillating among improvised space rock jams and wild, raw psychedelic elements similar to their fellow countrymen LA IRA DE DIOS. The music is instrumental predominantly, even though Flavio Castillejos joined. He is responsible for poetry and voice whereas his contributions are more like recitative… SERPENTINA SATELITE shouldn’t be missed by space respectively kraut fans but is also interesting for lovers of heavy psych and even stoner rock.”

Südstern 44 – The Dampfwalze (2006)

“This is a 70-minute-long, psychedelic jam session featuring members of Zone Six and Weltraumstaunen. This CD-R really has only one, really long track of improvised music played with two guitars, bass and drums recorded in 2004. The track begins with a really psychedelic, laid-back and bubbling delay guitar that soon changes into heavy psych/acid guitar jam feast. The musicians jam very tightly without any sing of getting tired or bored and the end result sounds at times like a cross-breeding of Bevis Frond and Marble Sheep… The atmosphere is rather 70’s styled.”

Sesiones Ácidas – Espacio Negativo (2008)

“We are a collective and independent non profit record label. Our only goal is to shake consciences with sonic artifacts of psychedelic nature. Our releases will be the result of the collaboration between musicians in the one and only moment: a musical blast. Our first release is “Sesiones Ácidas – Espacio Negativo”. This time the musicians who got together are members of such recognized outfits like ORTHODOX, VIAJE A 800 and MATER DRONIC: Marco (Orthodox) on bass, both David (Viaje A 800) and Borja (Orthodox) on the double drumset and J.C. Sisto (Mater Dronic) on guitar. The outcome is almost sixty minutes of improvised sonic mayhem in the best heavy psych tradition.”

Manthra Dei – Manthra Dei (2010)

“Manthra Dei are an Italian band. These guys love to jam, mix up Allman Brothers Band with Black Sabbath and you get a feel for what “Der Waldgung” is about. “The Mute Machine” is a far-out psychedelic tribute to Jimi Hendrix, with his influences explored throughout the song with the Band Of Gypsys‘ “Machine Gun” used as the song’s theme. No vocals whatsoever, just pure guitar-driven rock with different textures and tempos every two minutes. Everything is aligned just right, guitar solos communicate with each other as the bass and drums lock things down. Light up the lava lamp and the prime weekend week, and soak up the sounds.”

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Domo – Domo (2010)

“Domo is formed in January of 2010 after the dissolution of other projects and with the purpose of killing the thirst for experimentation and to liberate the dosage of adrenaline of its band members. Practising psycodelic and electrifying rock Domo builts its foundations on experimentation and psycodelia using the clasic structures of the 70’s Hard Rock as a starting point… Domo brought out their first homonymous album in August of 2010, an album full of lysergic sounds and a large dosage of experimentation, and are right now emmerged in the creation of new songs for a future album, which we hope, will see the light of day in a near future.”

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