Category: USA

Earthless – Live in the Mojave Desert, Volume 1 (2021)

“Inspired by Pink Floyd’s ‘Live At Pompeii’ the live in the Mojave desert series will showcase some of desert rock’s best in the middle of the California wilderness. Live IN THE Mojave Desert is a livestream concert film series created deep in the deep sand and huge boulders of some insanely beautiful California wilderness, with performances from Earthless, Nebula, Spirit Mother, Mountain Tamer, and Stoner (a new band by Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri).”

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The Myrrors – Invocaciones: Instrumental Singles and Strays (2014-2016) (2021)

“The Myrrors lose themselves in transcendental improvisation… in free flowing circular raga mode. It’s a state of playing that takes take the listener into a deeply shamanistic ecstatic state that is both spellbinding and enrapturing, were you are treated to the music that rivals the free flowing communal progg freakdom of late 60’s/early 70s Germany/ Scandinavia but transported to the Arabian desert. Here a cacophony of flute and whistles, viola, tape loops, alto saxophone, bulbul tarang and guitars churn and cavort through ebbing cosmic shimmer and ecstatic pulsing ritualistic Eastern drones. Try imagining The Velvet Underground, The Taj Mahal Travellers and Parson Sound transported to the Arabian desert. It is ecstatic and otherworldly as you open up your mind and let everything come through – The Myrrors have found the keys to the kingdom of heaven.”

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Free Whenever – Jam Junkies, Vol. 1 (2021)

“Free Whenever is an American psychedelic rock duo formed in 2020 in Brooklyn, NY. It was co-founded by multi-instrumentalist pair Neil Guleria and Trevor LaVecchia, who are responsible for all of the band’s writing, performing, recording, and production. The band’s signature sounds include freeform electric guitar and bass melodization, effects-heavy analog synthesizers, and a blend of acoustic drums and hand percussion. They have a vast range of influences both in and outside of their immediate genre, but the core inspiration of behind the band’s psychedelic sound character comes from both classic artists like Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Grateful Dead and contemporary artists like Tommy Guerrero, RHCP, Tame Impala, MGMT, and Khruangbin.”

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Sunn Trio – Electric Esoterica (2020)

“Enter Sunn Trio. A punk trio that is influenced by Middle Eastern psych, free jazz, and improvisation… trio that composes music that challenges every notion of what rock, punk, or psych can be; however, at the same time, the music is crafted with improvisational focus and middle eastern influence that should be the basis for this generation’s new music… The music has an import that shows a deference to eastern music, while expressing a freedom that isn’t present in any modern music.”

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Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) – Flow & Heady (2020)

“Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) put forth a sound of ecstatic improvisation, each member documenting coordinate points in the higher dimensions of cosmic free-rock. The music lies somewhere near the nebulous intersection of psych, kosmische beat and spiritual jazz. These are exploratory journeys, transportive trance-based experiments in vertical listening, totally collaborative and often forming spontaneous compositions. The focus is more about feeling than any specific approach to playing. Psychic rock for the mind and body: breathe deep and grow towards that light, dig.”

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