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Articles tagged psychedelic

Sunday, August 11 2013

KingBathmat: Overcoming the Monster

A brilliant synthesis of colorful timbres, complex ideas, and catchy hooks. A gem in the genre.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Lilacs & Champagne: Danish & Blue

Working in a genre of one poses all sorts of risks for musicians; for now, at least, Lilacs & Champagne continues to impress in a way few of its peers are able to. Their sophomore outing, Danish & Blue, modifies the mood-heavy psychedelic sonic of their debut, with the tasteful addition of piano samples throughout.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

Various Artists: Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil

A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.


Thursday, November 29 2012

Melody’s Echo Chamber: Melody’s Echo Chamber

An experimental blend of genres that is more admirable for its bold vision and diversity than for its quality and approachability.


Thursday, November 17 2011

Cambodian Space ProJect: 2011 A Space Odyssey

Fantastic foreign psych-rock that pays homage to pre-war Cambodian innovators.


Wednesday, November 16 2011

Quilt: Quilt

A blanket of awesome.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Dark Ocean Colors: Dark Ocean Colors

Overindulgence is the key word here, with lots of overwrought harmonizing and melodies torn from old records that rightfully should have been forgotten.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.


Wednesday, June 22 2011

TV Ghost: Mass Dream

Mass Dream will scare the bejesus out of you with its horrific cacophony of white noise, combining the surf guitar and rockabilly elements of the Cramps with the art-punk stylings of early Pere Ubu.


The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [28.Jul.10]
Cathedral: Keep ‘em Guessing (Columns) [19.Apr.10]
MGMT: Congratulations (Reviews) [12.Apr.10]
Karuna Khyal: Alomony 1985 (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.10]
Various: The Roots of Chicha (Reviews) [24.Sep.07]
Hands Down Eugene: Madison (Capsule Reviews) [26.Aug.07]
Malachi: Holy Music (Capsule Reviews) [21.Aug.07]
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