Tag Archives: psychedelic

HASTING’S STREET OPERA – Slippery When Wet

April 8, 2019

Wynwood 1969 / Out-Sider 2019 Fifty years on, Montclair, NJ ensemble regain their teenage poise in the field of psych improv. There’s a fragile balance between all things precarious and pretentious, bordering on hilarious, on this LP whose creators hid … Continue reading

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THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND – This Is My Voice

April 1, 2019

Dirty Water 2019 Long-overdue return to form from original psych-punks who refuse to go out without a bang. Veterans ensembles like this are in unenviable position having to live up to their meager legacy and mere legend attached to their … Continue reading

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GARY WILSON – The King Of Endicott

March 8, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 With little symphonies reined in to reign, NY’s sneaky experimentalist rains on his birthplace’s parade. Ever since his return this side of the millennium line, Gary Wilson has been creating an alternative panorama of his hometown, this magical … Continue reading

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ANTHONY W. ROGERS – One Day (A Journal)

February 27, 2019

Wildflow 2018 Politically charged Appalachian psychedelia with an unusual flow from West Virginian aural auteur. “The sound of the rural resistance”: that’s how Anthony W. Rogers describes his third solo album that may seem to address the current state of … Continue reading

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MANDRAKE PADDLE STEAMER – Pandemonium Shadow Show

February 25, 2019

Sommor 2019 Punchy post-psych exploration of progressive possibilities by obscure British collective who deserve belated accolades. While this ensemble didn’t make even a mere footnote in the history of rock, MPS were a foothold for at least two musicians who … Continue reading

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