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Farflung ‘5’ 2016

17th April 2017 at 1:35 pm

Farflung

I don’t think NASA realizes we’ve been manning missions to Mars since the early nineties – at least where Farflung’s concerned, we’ve had an anthropological (if they even are human) boot firmly trenched in that part of the galaxy only fit for highbrow, esoteric…
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Mugstar ‘Magnetic Seasons’ CD/LP/DD 2016

20th March 2016 at 11:01 am

Mugstar

Instrumental rock is a dangerous territory in a digital era of increasingly short attention spans unwilling to give an album more than one or two spins before ejecting it to the recycle bin – Krautrock jams (think 120 Days, Neu!, or Amon Düül) have…
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Mondo Drag ‘The Occultation Of Light’ LP/CD/DD 2016

7th March 2016 at 7:03 pm

Mondo Drag

Settle back on your leopard print bean bag, grab a blotter paper sized tab of lysergic acid, turn on your lava lamp and pry open your third eye as former Iowan (and now Oakland, California) residents Mondo Drag look to drag you out of…
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Pinkish Black ‘Bottom Of The Morning’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th December 2015 at 1:15 pm

Pinkish Black

When longstanding friend and bassist Tommy Atkins of Ft. Worth, TX trio The Great Tyrant took his life in 2010, surviving members Daron Beck and John Teague adopted the new name Pinkish Black (the unique color of drying blood) as a tribute to his…
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Pyramidal / Domo ‘Jams From The Sun’ LP/DD 2015

23rd December 2015 at 7:08 pm

Pyramidal / Domo

How many lush records do you own? Do you need another Air? Another Zero7, fit for sparking romantic interests and long summer nights? Maybe you need something to replace your dusty and scratched copy of Welcome To Sky Valley, its fifth track Space Cadet…
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Monster Magnet ‘Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux)’ CD/LP/DD 2015

9th November 2015 at 5:08 pm

Monster Magnet

Cobras And Fire. If ever a title was a microcosm of a band then the latest album moniker from Dave Wyndorf’s New Jersey based Psychedelic/Stoner behemoths Monster Magnet is a perfect summation of their aesthetic. Over the years they have evolved from 25 minute…
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Space Fisters ‘Vol. 1’ LP/DD 2015

15th October 2015 at 8:02 pm

Space Fisters

From the outer reaches of the great beyond, from the whirling chaos over the event horizon, come Space Fisters. In their debut album Vol. 1, this French three-piece (Clément Baltassat on bass and vocals, Robin Pruchon on guitars and Léo Mo on drums) have…
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Terminal Cheesecake ‘Cheese Brain Fondue: Live In Marseille’ LP/DD 2015

14th October 2015 at 7:02 pm

Terminal Cheesecake

The recently reanimated Terminal Cheesecake, now replete with newest recruits Neil ‘The Fish’ Francis (Gnod, 2 Koi Karp) and Dave Cochrane (God, Head Of David) are well and truly back on the scene. This latest release captures their live assault at the L’Embobineuse, Marseille,…
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Sacri Monti – S/T – CD/LP 2015

15th August 2015 at 1:54 pm

Sacri Monti - S/T

Sacri Monti are a fuzzy, psychey, trip-out of a band from San Diego, California whose debut eponymous full length has just dropped down on us from Tee Pee Records’ sepia-tinted land of sonic solace. The quintet are comprised of members of Radio Moscow (bassist…
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White Hills ‘Walks For Motorists’ CD/LP/DD 2015

5th July 2015 at 12:48 pm

White Hills

Let’s talk about love and let’s talk about music. I love White Hills because I suspect they love a lot of the classic music that I love too. I reckon they love Chrome and Kraftwerk and The Stooges and Hawkwind and Can and lots…
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