FRANCE – Far Out West

A while ago I shared ‘Meltdown of Planet Earth’ by France in I was completely mesmerized by this records, I could not really find a lot about the band but I know I was hooked on their repetitive kraut and psych sound.  The album was recorded in 2014 and released on the French Label Disastre and Standard In-Fi.

Now another album surfaces, a Live recording of one of their first gigs and now I learned this is a trio, a trio that is actually from France. Their live recording is one song called ‘Far Out Far West’ and is released on Mental Groove Records / Musique Pour La Danse.

https://www.facebook.com/desastrerecords/

https://www.facebook.com/standard.in.fi

Psych/garage rockers Magick Mountain

High energy fuzzed out garagerock Magick Mountain is from Leeds (wich I need to visit soon because it seems the music scene there is pretty damn impressive, maybe there is something in the water). The band balances perfectly between psychedelic rock and garage rock just like Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and bands like that. They have two new tracks out called ‘Infinity X2’ and ‘King Cobra’. Tune in now.

https://www.facebook.com/magickmntn/

Frankie and the Witch Fingers share first track ‘Sweet Freak’ from upcoming album

The LA garage/psych band Frankie and the Witchfingers  are one of my favorite garage/psych bands that have emerged in the latest year. They posses this wild energy and fuzz and there is always fun in their sound. Every release ‘ZAM’ was great and they are only getting better. They just released a new 7″ wich is called is called ‘Cavehead’ and has the tracks ‘Cavehead’ and ‘Mind’s Eye’ on it. Out on Greenway Records and Levitation and their label The Reverberation Appreciation Society. Order it here.

But now they are already back with a new song and this time it is from their upcoming album ‘MONSTERS EATING PEOPLE EATING MONSTERS…’ wich will be released Octoberr 2nd on Greenway Records and The Reverberation Appreciation Society

Today they released the track ‘Sweet Freak’ wich is again a magnificent piece of fuzzed out garagepsych.

https://www.facebook.com/FrankieandtheWitchFingers/

Landing / Headroom Split LP

Landing was formed in 1998 by married couple Aaron and Adrienne Snow. Their music is dreamy and gives a kind of rest, it sooths the soul.

Headroom started in 2016 by Kryssi Battalene of noise project Colorguard and the band Mountain Movers (wich ended on my 2018 end of the year list).

Together these two bands made a split EP and it is actually everyhting you could hope for. The soft, dreamy vibes from landing and the psychedelic tunes from Headroom.

But if I am honest it is the guitar from Headroom that really makes this LP special for me. How the screething guitar, the noise, fits soo perfectly in the  calm and soothing music is beyond me. I can play this and just lay on the floor do nothing and absolutely love this piece of music.

https://www.facebook.com/Landingtryyps

https://www.facebook.com/Redscroll/

Listen to new music from Frankie and the Witch Fingers

The LA garage/psych band Frankie and the Witchfingers is one of the best new bands in their genre, their previous release ‘ZAM’ was gorgeous piece of fuzzed out rocknroll. Now the band is back! Their new 7″ is called ‘Cavehead’ and has the tracks ‘Cavehead’ and ‘Mind’s Eye’ on it. Out on Greenway Records and Levitation and their label The Reverberation Appreciation Society. Order it here.

Tune in now!

https://www.facebook.com/FrankieandtheWitchFingers/

Purple Desert Rain God to release 7″ on Hoga Nord

Hoga Nord Rekors is quite an impressive label, this surf between krautrock/psych stuff and techno/electronic tinted music. The releases are always worth checking out, there is some brilliant stuff on there. Now We get the first track from the upcoming 7″ by Purple Desert Rain God. The first kraut and psych track ‘Invisible Matter’ is op for a listen. Tune in now.

https://www.facebook.com/hoganordrekords/

https://www.facebook.com/purpledesertraingod/

FRANCE

‘Meltdown of Planet Earth’ was recorded in 2014 in France, Paris and now sees the light of day on vinyl through the French Label Disastre and Standard In-Fi. There are two tracks on this album each 29 minutes long but and they are absolutely brilliant, kraut and psych combined with shrieking guitar make this an extremely trippy album. I am kind of in awe of this band, I don’t know much about this and it just makes it more mystical and powerful. This is highly hypnotic quality music and it just fucks with my brain. Let your troubles go away and listen to France.

https://www.facebook.com/desastrerecords/

https://www.facebook.com/standard.in.fi

The Mom and Dad List

Today I got a message from my parents that they are proud of what me and my brothers do, my two brothers are both in a band called Onset (who just released a new EP so check it out) and me with my little website Fuzzy Sun. When we lived at home they had to put up with all our music upstairs (starting from teenage music to nu metal ending with brutal death and black metal) and so many years later they still they check out what we do and they are proud of us and that makes me happy.

I know they sometimes check out the website but don’t listen to often because they are not a big fan of bone shattering and ear destroying noiserock for some strange reason, but maybe they do not know that now and then some psychpop, hazy psych or psychedelic jazz is posted too.

So as a little thank you I made a playlist with all the Fuzzy Sun approved mom and dad music. So this music list is mostly hazy psych, summer vibes and stuff like that. I am not sure if they are going to like it, but hey, i can try right.

You can listen to, you do not have to be my mom or dad, if you like chill psych and stuff like that then tune in and enjoy. There is a lot of stuff that is not on spotify that i wanted to add too but I won’t bother with all these different platforms because thats a load of work, so listen to this spotify list now.

Dutch psychfolk Heavy Wipped Cream make feel good music

With their vintage psychedelic vibe Heavy Wipped Cream made an album that sounds like summer, you can feel the sunshine through this album. The Dutch band has not only a very good bandname but also have very nice cover art for their freshly released EP ‘A Mouthful’. This is really nice to listen to and I am very curious what more this album will bring. The only thing I hope is that they get their sound a little bit dirtier, a bit more raw and psych in the future. It is so nice that it sounds a little too polished. Listen for yourself and enjoy this hazy album.

https://www.facebook.com/HeavyWhippedCream/

Update 3: The Cosmic Side of Japan

Okay, I found a lot of new music from Japan again, again from friends and forums and fb groups and researching myself. This psychedelic/noise stuff from Japan is unending and is the most incredible stuff. This post is just the update with the bands I added. For the who list click on ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’.

Shakuhachi Surprise

Going to start with my favourite new discovery which is a collaboration between Space Streakings and Mount Shasta. They released an album together called “Space Streakings Sighted Over Mount Shasta” wich is absolutely gorgeous. You can fin Saxophones, noise, and other explosive stuff on this godlike album!

Mady Gula Blue Heaven

This is a softer project wich nice hazy psychedelic elements. In th ememenbers of this band I recognize Cotton Casino from Acid Mothers Temple and other projects. Take breath and listen to Mady Blue Heaven.

Magical Power Mako

I think we all agree I am sharing music that is way beyond crazy, I have fallen deep in the pit of crazy japanese psych and noise, so why stop now? lets go deeper! Let us listen to Magical Power Mako’s album ‘Super Record’ from 1975′.

Gaseneta

“Sooner or Later” is from 1987 on the P.S.F. label where you can find an awfull lot of these releases.

Up-Tight & Makoto Kawabata

Another obscure recording from Up-Tight with Makoto Kawabata (from Acid Mothers and like 1500 other projects).

88KasyoJunrei

Okay, I am having some trouble with this one. I think the band name is 88KasyoJunrei. I am not entirly sure but they make some cool punk/noise. It is also a fresh change from all these bands from the seventies. It seems these guys are young and rockin.

https://www.facebook.com/88kasyo.junrei.official/

Purple Trap

This list is getting so long I even have no idea if I have something featurering Keiji Haino. Well, here is something pretty alien. Tune in for ‘Continuously Draw a Gentle Spiral… Red Death!’ released in 1998 on the New Japan Label.

 

A benefit compilation in the time of COVID-19 by Eiderdown Records

CosmoPraesidium is a compilation by the Eiderdown Records Label, A benefit for the COVID-19 Crisis. All proceeds from this compilation will go to food banks in Washington state, California, and New York. The artists on the Eiderdown label have been shared a lot on Fuzzy Sun, the music on the label brings calmth and rest on this website. Most of the music here is heavy, experimental and extremely noisy but the bands on Eiderdown have always tranquilized that nervous energy. The label is filled with artists that produce dreamy acid folk, Ambient trippy landscapes, gorgeous acoustic guitar work. Artists like Prana Crafter and Elkhorn have found a place in my heart. In these times it is so nice to tune in for a moment and enjoy this soothing, dreamy and trippy tunes. Twentyseven tracks long! Please buy this album and let sounds calm you.

https://www.facebook.com/Eiderdown-Records-140161986055076/

https://www.instagram.com/eiderdownrecords/

 

GNOD & João Pais Filipe team up for some experimental godlike sounds

I have been a big worshipper of Gnod for a long time now, and It is not only the bonecrushing noiserock that our Gnod sometimes produces but I love Gnod for their experimentalism, their search for the divine sound in noise, ambient, tribal rythms, industrial anrd what not. Not every release is as easy as the other but now I can feel the hand of Gnod touching me with this new release. This sounds so perfect, they have collaborated with Jesus, eu, I mean João Pais Filipe to make this gorgeous new record called ‘Faca De Fogo’ wich we get a first extract from and sounds how divine it will sound. This track focusses mostly on tribal rythms and makes me hunger for so much more. Listen to it, it is Godlike. This will be released July third by Rocket Recordings and Lovers and Lollypops.

https://gnod.bandcamp.com/album/gnod-jo-o-pais-filipe-faca-de-fogo

https://www.facebook.com/rocket.recordings.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/joao.p.filipe.39

https://www.facebook.com/loversandlollypops/

I bless the punk and psych down in Africa

Recently I was thinking: ‘Is there such a thing as noiserock in Africa?’. So i went searching and asking around and this seemed not that easy. It is difficult to find noiserock but god, did I found awesome music! So this will be my Africa appreciation post filled with garage, punk, psych and other stuff. There is going to be a bit of everything here, but everything will be absolutely epic, I promise.  Oh, and I will try to share bands or musicians that live in Africa, too keep it simple. This post ins ongoing and stuff will be added now and then. Please, iff you know of awesome stuff, let me know.

Black Math

This is a three piece from Durban in South Africa that mix stoner and noiserock and stuff. Their latest album ‘Birth Create Dissipate’ is pretty wild.

https://www.facebook.com/blackmathdurban/

Make-Overs

Again from South Africa this a garagepunk bank called Make-Overs. They have released a couple albums and their music is pretty wild. Its a duo, wich i feel is alfways cooler.

https://www.facebook.com/Makeoversband/

KOOS

This is an excellent record! ‘The Black Tapes’ was released in 1986 and is possibly my favourite on this list (favourite track ‘vlermuis’). This record feels like the closest I came to finding noiserock in Africa. This is the best Cape Town music I have heard!

Return To Worm Mountain

It is quite incredible what kind of bands I am discovering thanks to this post. Someone commented I forgot about this band.  They seem to be a two piece between the the singer / guitarist of Black Math and some strange individual. Their music absolutely rules and they have just a new album out called ‘Therianthropy’ (it is about monsters).

https://www.facebook.com/mountainofworms/

Suck

This is gorgeous heavy music from south africa from somewher ein the seventies. Heavy rock with acid and punk. This Whole album rules from beginning to end!

Taekwondo Sleepover

Only last year the Durban, Sout African band Taekwondo Sleepover released a new album “Sink or Float” and it is goddamn incredible. Never thought I would find suck incredible stuff. This is goddamn african noiserock, the stuff I was searching for! f. An absolute banger!

https://www.facebook.com/taekwondosleepover/

William Onyeabor

Okey, sorry for all the people who are taking this way more serious than me, I know William Onyeabor does not make ear shredding bonecrushing music but its William Onyeabor and it s so beautifull and trippy and it fits on Fuzzy Sun, there I said it.

TCIYF

Som dirty punk, and when I mean really dirty. From Soweto in South Africa. If you want to know what the name means you can look it up yourself.

https://www.facebook.com/TCIYF/

RIKKI ILILONGA & MUSI O TUNYA

Someone told me to look for the term ZAMROCK and now there is going to be an awfull lot of zamrock on this post because this mix of african music and psych is beyond awesome. Seems lots of people agree this band are the fathers of Zamrock.

The Peace

Another Zamrockband!  ‘Black Power’ is one hell of an album full of fuzz and fun.

Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests

going to break my rules here myself because this shit is absolutely very awesome. And The Ex played in this if that helps a bit.

https://theex.bandcamp.com/

Group Bombino and Group Inerani

Nigerian psych with political protest songs of the Tuareg people’s rebellion against the governments of Niger and Mali.

Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro​-​Rock & Jazz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

This is lazy, I know, I am making it me a whole lot easier. Here is a compilation of Nigerian fuzz

Tinariwen

I think most of you know  Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.

https://www.facebook.com/tinariwenmusic/

Sticky Antlers

On the same label as the Make-overs is the band is the South African heavy garage/noise band Sticky Antlers. chech out this fuzzed out goodie!

https://www.facebook.com/Sticky-Antlers-8013678313/

Brown Spiders

Just like Sticky Antlers and Make-Overs this band is on the KRNGY logo label. This is pretty dirty garagenoise.

https://www.facebook.com/brown.spiders

Chrissy Zebby Tembo

This sounds a bit like the retro african version of Ty Segal.

Mdou Moctar

Saharan psych of the highest order

https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial/

Les Filles de Illighadad

Very trippy world/psych from Abalak.

https://www.facebook.com/Illighadad/

Amanaz

deep fuzz and psych in the 70’s by pioneer band Amanazfrom Zambia ofcourse.

Wrust

Ever heard of Wrust? it is like the African Sepultura. Tune in for some Botswana Metal.

https://www.facebook.com/wrustmetal/

Chaos Christ

very angry music from South Africa. Listen to some Chaos Christ.

https://www.facebook.com/CHAOS-CHRIST-327055356914/

Ofo The Black Company

Ruff Majik

Very fuzzed out garage and rocknroll from South Africa. Tune in for their latest album

https://www.facebook.com/ruffmajik/

 

 

Flat Worms release “Antarctica”

The new album “Antactica” by Flat worms was recorded at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini and is a gorgeous piece of fuzz, postpunk and garage. Flat Worms is stepping up with this new album full of gorgeous songbuilding, fuzz and excellent vocals that bring the intense atmosphere of this album truly alive. At times noisy and at times really catchy, “Market Forces” is still yelling inside my brain”. Eleven tracks wich will bring smiles on every garage and postpunk fan.

 

Garage fun with Slomo Sapiens

Are you ready for a good dose of Philadelphian garagefuzz? These five dudes create very fuzzed out garage and psych, the kind that gives you loads of energy, the makes you jump around like a twerp. Their album “Cabin Fever Dreams’ is out since March 20. It starts off quite dreamy but the groove and garage soons joins the party. Be cool and listen to Slomo Sapiens. Pretty damn cool music in these times. Enjoy

https://www.facebook.com/slomosapiens/

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The Spectre Collective release ” Delirium Imperium”

These new Zealanders have released some pretty cool music already. “Electric Waffle” and “Cosmosis” where both released last year and have given me some cosmic fun. Now they return with a new record called “Delirium Imperium”. This album is a quality blend of psychpop, kraut and fun. Tune in and check them out now.

https://www.facebook.com/thespectrecollectiveband/

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