The Adelaide psychedelic band Sons of Zöku have grown as a band (in bandmembers as in sound) and they present us their new single ‘Sacred’ that is taken from the upcoming debut album. The band makes oriental tinged psychedelia. Check them out now. You can find them and much more on “The Australian List“.
Good Lord, I remember listening to the debut tape from Thee alcoholics and be completely blow away and now listening to their new release I am blow away again but then harder, just press play on the first track and some wave of gorgeous noise attacks all your senses. This is really really cool stuff.
Orchestra of Constant Distress is Anders Bryngelsson (Brainbombs, No Balls), Henrik Rylander (Union Carbide Produtions, Skull Defekts) and Joachim Nordwall Idealist, Skull Defekts. They are about to release the fourth studio album called ‘Concerns’ on the great Riot Season Records. Their previous work has been extremely destructive noiserock and the first track of this new album sounds really good, the track is called’ Consistence’ and is experimental noiserock drenched in reverb and noise. Powerful stuff.
Bummer is a trio from Kansas City and they have made some pretty damn awesome stuff already, first got to know them through their ‘Thanks For Nothing’ EP and after that they released the split with The Body. Now it seems the band has grown, in which I mean that they have become even more brutal in their sound. The first track is out and is called ‘JFK Speedwagon’ and it just really rips. ‘Dead Horse’ will be out September 24.
One of my favourite newish bands is Chat Pile, a band that kinda difficult to pin down and has the sound like an industrial concrete mixer. If you don’t know them I really need you to listen to ‘Remove Your Skin Please’ and I promise you will be blow away. Now for the Flenser’s upcoming compilation they did a cover of ‘Roots Bloody Roots’. Tune in now.
Melbourne punkers Cutters release quite a lot of music, and every time it is pretty damn awesome. This time their release is called ‘Australian War Crimes’ and is again fast paced hardcore punk. Tune in and enjoy this beast.
Birmingham fuzz rockers Table Scraps return with new music, and a new video. The track is called ‘Threads’ and is taken from their upcoming album ‘Coffin Face’ which will be released September 24. Again Fuzzed outr heavy riffs in garagerock style. A promising band that keeps on sharing aweome track. Really excited to hear the full album.
The Baltimore noiserockers Gloop released the album ‘Smiling Lines’ in September 2019 and that was a really good one so I am glad to hear they are back with new music. The first track is called ‘Crayon Sun’ and is taken from the album with that same name that will be released August 20. That wild new track got me thinking a bit of Luggage on speed. To be released on Grimoire Records.
Possum is Brandon Bak (guitar, vocals), Tobin Hopwood (guitar), Patrick Lefler (bass) and Bradley Thibodeau (drums).Their previous album ‘Space Grade Assembly’ was an album filled with fuzz and Black Sabbath like tunes. I have been a fan of the band since I heard their debut album and I am really happy to show you their new album ‘Lunar Gardens’. On this album we have a completely new Possum, they reinvented their sound from heavy fuzz to really trippy cosmic psych with some space rock, trippy jazz and kraut and stuff like that. ‘Lunar Gardens’ is really trippy, original and most of all, a very fun listen.
A while ago there was this excellent split between Paul Kidney Experience and Acid Mothers Temple and I am really glad we get a complete new album from these cosmic weirdos. they have gone and recorded a whole new album in lockdown and it sure sounds like a spacetravellers on acid. This new beast is called ‘Psychlic’ and you can buy it on vinyl on their bandcamp and listen to same excerpts too. Out on Kasumuen Records.
Pure Adult is a new York duo that makes refreshing and original experimental punk. They released their debut in 2019 and it ended on my end of the year list, I am really impressed by their succesfull experimentation with noiserock, punk and, well, sounds. A while ago they shared the track ‘Mis en Scene’ that you can check out below but now they shared the brandnew track ‘Cam Girls’ and the only way to describe the sounds on this one is that it sounds like Pure Adult sounds and that is pretty fucking awesome.
Pure Adult is ofcourse on my Duo list too.
‘Kompromat’ was a truly gorgeous album and don’t get me started on that album with Dutch experimentalists Radar men From The Moon. Now the Portugue trio returns with the first track from a new album that is called ‘Superinertia’ just like the first track that has been shared. The album will be out September 10.
In 2018 Daughters released ‘You Won’t Get What You Want’ which was not only their first album in a long time but was beyond all expectations, a masterwork of industrial tinged noiserock, brutal and intense. It became immediatly one of my favourite albums ever. Then vocalist Alexis Marshall announced he would release a new solo album and from that album the first tracks are out. Now w e get a new track called ‘Open Mouth’ and it is yet again brutal atmospheric experimental music. I am really looking forward tot this full album!
‘House of Lull. House of When’ will be released July 23 on Sargent House.
Mienakunaru is Mike vest (wich playes in a lot of bands like Blown Out, Melting Hand, 11Paranoias,..), Junzo Suzuki (20 Guilders, Astral Travelling Unity, a lot of solo work and a lot of collabs) and Dave Sneddon. The first track is 21 minutes of exteremely trippy cosmic psych.
With Junzo Suzuki in it you may feel like listening to more Japanese psych. I added Mienakunaru to the list too.
‘Blood Sun’ is coming out on Vinyl via Cardinal Fuzz (UK) Feeding Tube Records (USA)
Estimated Release date September 2021.
It is new music from Marine Todd, the duo from Pennsylvania.
There is one dude yelling and another doing all the heavy lifting.
It is a lot of riff fueled noise and stuff.
it is pretty cool.
Japanese rockers Boris have been releasing a lot of special sessions, remasters, live sessions and stuff like that and all of them are each time a pleasure to listen to. The masters of doom and noise have again released a big load of remasters, live session and stuff like that. tune in here for some of their latest reeleased stuff.
Are you in need of more Japanese psych noise and weird stuff, then go to The Cosmic Side of Japan.
You have probably heard already but Slift had a live show on Levitation and now the LP and stuff can be bought. We had sessions by Acid Mothers Temple, Kikagaku Moyo, Black Angels, Osees, Alex Maas, Black Angels and more. And now you can listen to the complete album from that levitation session.
The Belgian duo La Jungle released their album their new album ‘Fall of the Apex’ on May 21. The duo delivers a sound that ranges from krautrock to noiserock. The music is experimental but most of all it is full of energy, I had the luck seeing them live and they have an absolute wild show. Tune in for the fast paced new album ‘Fall off the Apex’.
Since I started with Fuzzy Sun I slowly tumbled into this neverending hole that is Japanese psych and noise. I made list with a huge load of Japanese bands called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and I tried to make some sort of guide through the releases of Acid Mothers Temple and its offshoots (wich was really difficult). Kawabata Makoto (speedguru) plays a big role in this whole scene, he is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple and played in a lot of bands. And since 1978 Kawabata has been releasing albums under different names. You can expect everything on the psychedelic spectrum.
I did a first post a while ago but Kawabata has been updating his bandcamp page since then with an incredible amount of music, so here goes part II
So i wanted to start with this one because its my favourite release of Part II. Mahikari is Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) with Stoo Odom (ex.Thin White Rope, The Graves Brothers Deluxe) and Marco Villalobos (The Graves Brothers Deluxe, ex.Noel Redding). Lots of heavy psych and experimentalism. released somwhere 2009. Yes Baby
Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto
his is a duo recording by the legendary krautrock group Guru Guru’s founder member and drummer Mani Neumeier and Acid Mothers Temple’s founder member and guitarist Kawabata Makoto in 2008.
for the fan of the weird experimental music, here is Toho Sara which is Kawabata Makoto and
Kawabata Makoto 河端一
This is the live recording of solo gig at Smith Memorial Hall in Hikone on December 2013 and it is a very trippy one.
Human Shower ヒューマンシャワー
Ok, brace yourselves, this is full weirdo noise by Kawabata and Satoshima Nani. Best track: Hera Hera.
trippy psychedelic guitar work by Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi, Emi Nobuko. This was their third album.
Kawabata Makoto and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) though, Satoshima Nani joined in 2021. Some really trippy stuff.
Acid Maso Temple
Acid Maso Temple is a special unit by Yamazaki Maso (Masonna), the female drummer Sakamoto Aiko, the founder member of Acid Mothers Temple Suhara Keiko and Kawabata Makoto.
Formed in 2005 by Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Higashi Hiroshi, Miyashita Keiichi (Mandog), Enomoto Takayuki, and Watanabe Yasuyuki.
Mong Tong 夢東 are a trio from Taiwan with the Brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi who also play in Prairie WWWW (落差草原 WWWW) and Dope Purple. They released their album ‘Mystery’ on Guruguru Brain a while ago and it became one of my favourite albums of the year 2020 and you will find them high on my end of the year list as well. They create magical, dreamlike soundscapes with kraut and psych influences. The vintage vibe combines with catchy basslines, samples and traditional Taiwanese music. A litte bit later they released ‘Corps of Light’ wich is a more meditive album. They also released ‘Music from Taiwan Mystery II’ wich is an OST for their artwork book about Taiwan’s cultural mystic attractions, including special places, Taiwan’s Believe It Or Not, unusual buildings and phallic worships. You can also buy theyr work on the mystical label WV Sorcerer Productions.
Now the brothers return with a new track called ‘Nakasi Pop’ and I really hope this is a track from an album that will soon be released. Again very cool sounds!