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Psyche Bugyo ‘Psychedelic Judgeman Comes, He Has The Cherry Blossom On The Shoulder’ DD 2014

28th March 2014 at 10:44 am

Psyche Bugyo

If there’s one band that pretty much defines ‘prolific’, it’s Acid Mothers Temple (Merzbow doesn’t count as there’s a sneaking suspicion that he is actually a complex flesh-coated signal generator of some kind). There are at least 50 offshoot bands out there, and while…
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The Dustman Dilemma ‘First Trip To The Roaring Plains’ CD 2013

20th December 2013 at 10:40 am

The Dustman Dilemma

Hailing from Caen in France, quintet The Dustman Dilemma blend mellow organ toned synth, sax honks, and sweet woodwind sounds with twangy guitar, bubbling bass, and octopus-armed drumming. The result is an appealing kind of psych jazz rock which becomes a little more unsettling…
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Fontanelle ‘Vitamin F’ CD/LP 2012

5th November 2012 at 8:47 am

Fontanelle

“It’s like Mothers era Zappa having an affair with Isaac Hayes” That was how The Sleeping Shaman boss summed up Fontanelle’s Vitamin F when sending over the album. “Feel free to use that in the review” he said, so I have because it’s actually…
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The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation ‘Egor’ CD/LP 2012

25th June 2012 at 8:29 am

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation ‘Egor’ CD/LP 2012

The experimental companion project to the ever-prolific The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble return with another in their line of dark, sprawling, yet utterly compelling meisterwerks. Egor was recorded live in Moscow during a tour, back in April 2011, and contains four lengthy workouts that span…
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Nooumena ‘Argument With Eagerness’ CD 2011

8th April 2012 at 12:22 pm

Nooumena

Somewhere on the cusp between sleeping and waking, reality and dreaming, sits the music of Nooumena. Beautifully slurred, haunting and haunted, this French quartet sit comfortably amidst such fellow musical somnambulists as Time Of Orchids, Kayo Dot and Pony Express Record-era Shudder To Think,…
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A Death Cinematic ‘Your Fate Twisting, Epic In Its Crushing Moments’ CD 2011

25th August 2011 at 9:30 am

A Death Cinematic

‘Your Fate Twisting, Epic in its Crushing Moments’, the latest release from mysterious one-man-band A Death Cinematic comes in some of the most impressive packaging we’ve seen in some time. Completely hand-made by the man himself through his own Simple Box Construction company, the…
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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – S/T – CD/LP 2011

11th April 2011 at 8:49 am

The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble - S/T - CD/LP 2011

The self-titled 2006 debut album from The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble gets a well-deserved re-release from the ever-wonderful Denovali Records, including a vinyl pressing this time – good news for all of you vinyl fetishists out there! Fusing cinematic ambitions with big beats, electronics and…
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The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation ‘Anthropomorphic’ CD/LP 2011

4th April 2011 at 9:03 am

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation are, for those unfamiliar, an improv sideline of members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, coming at their improvised ambient jazz from a more drone/doom-informed angle than that of their parental unit. ‘Anthropomorphic’ is one hour-long piece of music comprised…
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Poison Deluxe ‘The Dead Tree Blues’ CD 2010

10th February 2011 at 9:09 am

Poison Deluxe

Well, this is a nice change of pace and tone. Poison Deluxe play what I can best describe as psych-tinged jazzy R&B with a heavy edge and a very Mod-like amphetamine-fuelled feel to it. Of course when I talk about ‘R&B’ I don’t mean…
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Chrome Hoof ‘Crush Depth’ CD/2xLP 2010

8th June 2010 at 8:56 am

Chrome Hoof

I promised myself I’d try and get through this review without mentioning drugs. The effects of drugs, doing drugs, being impaired by drugs… hard drugs, soft drugs legal drugs…drugs, drugs, drugs. One glance at the press release blew that clean out of the water…
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