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Evil Acidhead ‘In The Name Of All That Is Unholy’ CD/LP Reissue 2015

6th July 2015 at 6:53 pm

Evil Acidhead

When you think of the name John McBain, the terms ‘nihilism’ and ‘anarchy’ aren’t the first words to come to mind, of course disregarding his cool as hell ‘fuck you’ guitar psychedelics that fated Monster Magnet’s Spine Of God as a virtual classic –…
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Carlton Melton ‘Out To Sea’ CD/LP

11th June 2015 at 7:46 pm

Carlton Melton

They call it Dome Rock. Improvised, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic movements built out of drums, guitar, bass, and (in the case of their latest release only occasional) synthesisers. They call themselves Carlton Melton and on the bio page of their website there’s an adroit little…
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The Icarus Line ‘Slave Vows’ CD/LP 2013

8th December 2013 at 1:14 pm

The Icarus Line

‘Raw Power‘ was released in 1973. Joe Cardamone, singer, songwriter and leader of The Icarus Line, wasn’t even born. His new album, ‘Slave Vows‘, released 40 years after the Stooges’ masterpiece, brings the idea of ‘Raw Power’ full circle. It’s fair to say he…
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Carlton Melton ‘Always Even’ CD/LP/DD 2013

30th September 2013 at 11:59 am

Carlton Melton

Warmth has covered me; it is a lullaby to a lost age that Carlton Melton’s ‘Always Even’ displays here. We meander the space between the needle and the ear on the first track ‘Slow Wake’, the prelude to something bigger that is about to…
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CARLTON MELTON Prepare To Release New Album ‘Always Even’ + UK & EU Tour Dates

14th August 2013 at 5:10 pm

Carlton Melton

CARLTON MELTON (Andy Duvall (guitars / drums), Rich Millman (guitars / synths) Clint Golden (bass) and (introducing) John Mcbain on echoplex and mastering duties once more!) are Agitated Record’s standard bearers, their freak flag wavers. Recorded in a Geodesic Dome (as usual) in the…
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Mugstar ‘Axis’ CD/LP/DD 2012

7th January 2013 at 8:59 am

Mugstar

I believe it was extravagantly hatted jazz-funk troubadours Jamiroquai who thought to name one of their albums “Travelling Without Moving”. Shame they got their first, as it’s a title that’s more than befitting this new album from Mugstar. With hints of (middle) Eastern melody,…
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MUGSTAR: Agitated Records Set To Release New Album ‘Axis’ + ‘Black Fountain’ Audio Stream

24th September 2012 at 11:43 am

Mugstar

‘Axis‘ is MUGSTAR’s fifth full length – an expansive collection of songs that take the listener on a journey – the destination of which is not important – travelling through different movements, diverse colours and sounds and picking up from where Lime left us…
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Carlton Melton ‘Photos Of Photos’ CD/LP/DD 2012

15th September 2012 at 8:46 am

Carlton Melton ‘Photos Of Photos’ CD/LP/DD 2012

I first encountered the blissed out three-piece psychedelia of Carlton Melton in a somewhat incongruous setting as they were support to “transcendental black metal” scamps, Liturgy (WELL worth checking out by the way). However the two bands did share an aesthetic in that they…
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CARLTON MELTON: New Album ‘Photos Of Photos’ Due In September + UK Dates & Supersonic Confirmed

14th August 2012 at 3:49 pm

Carlton Melton

Mastered and featuring John McBain (Monster Magnet, Well Water Conspiricy) – on guitar/synth/ echoplex – Photos of Photos sees CARLTON MELTON take their organic improvised psych-jam to the highest sonic plane befitting the geodesic dome in which it was recorded and pulverizing the psychedelic hypno-drone…
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MUGSTAR: Set To Release ‘Ad Marginem’ Soundtrack For A Film By Liam Yates

4th May 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mugstar

In case you’ve not heard of them before, MUGSTAR (Peter Smyth – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals; Neil Murphy – Guitar, Flute, Viola; Jason Stoll – Bass, Saxophone; Steve Ashton – Drums, Percussion) are an instrumental rock band all the way from Liverpool, influenced by krautrock,…
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