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Experimental Rockers Trees Speak Summon Kosmische Sensations on the Blissful 'Ohms'

"Soul Sequencer" commences proceedings with its insistent Neu! pulse and droning keyboards. That, in turn, leads to the alluring dream-scape of "Nitrous Cross", a playful bachelor-pad miniature which carries intimations of the fairytale hauntology of the Ghost Box label. The enveloping analog reverie of "Shadow Circuit" takes the menacing synths of Fabio Frizzi and imparts the cinematic elan and seething sense of eerie you might hear on the score for Stranger Things. Throughout the record is a...
Tags: Music, Music Review, Electronic, Fabio Frizzi, Instrumental, Soul Jazz Records, Neu, Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Motorik, Avant-Garde, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Trees Speak, Blissful Ohms, Nitrous Cross


Experimental Rock's Trees Speak Summon Kosmische Sensations on 'Ohms'

"Soul Sequencer" commences proceedings with its insistent Neu! pulse and droning keyboards. That, in turn, leads to the alluring dream-scape of "Nitrous Cross", a playful bachelor-pad miniature which carries intimations of the fairytale hauntology of the Ghost Box label. The enveloping analog reverie of "Shadow Circuit" takes the menacing synths of Fabio Frizzi and imparts the cinematic elan and seething sense of eerie you might hear on the score for Stranger Things. Throughout the record is a...
Tags: Music, Music Review, Electronic, Fabio Frizzi, Instrumental, Soul Jazz Records, Neu, Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Ohms, Motorik, Avant-Garde, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock, Trees Speak, Nitrous Cross








Once & Future Band Delight with the Dense Psychedelic Pop Spectacle of "Freaks" (premiere)

He continues: "I just thought of this guy ineffectually trying to enact revenge, but everyone knows he's full of shit. I was listening to a lot of Nilsson and ELO then—and still am—so that's likely the musical inspiration. I feel like Danny Levin really nailed the vibe, too; he does all of our horn arrangements by proxy in LA, where we mail him the tracks and he works his magic on them. if you listen carefully, you can hear me saying a mixture of 'have someone' and 'got someone' in the tripl...
Tags: Music, La, Rock, Pop, Premiere, Nilsson, Don, Levin, Castle Face Records, Psychedelic Rock, Once & Future Band, Psychedelic Pop, Danny Levin


Counterbalance No. 5: The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

* * *Ten years ago, we began presenting the beloved Counterbalance series that ran through 2016. Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger debate the merits of some of the most critically-acclaimed albums of all time. We are re-running the entire series with a new entry each week. Enjoy.This article was originally published on 14 October 2010.Keep Reading
Tags: Music, The Beatles, Rock, Pop, Jason Mendelsohn, Eric Klinger, Beatles Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Art pop, Counterbalance, Psychedelic Pop


Counterbalance No. 4: 'The Velvet Underground and Nico'

Mendelsohn: Nico could put a shiny boot on the back of my neck anytime she wants. Just no singing. I think the major reason the Underground remains so popular is the study in contrast it presents. The pop aesthetic remains, but the album is a much more visceral, realistic representation of humanity than the versions presented by either the Beach Boys or the Beatles. While the issues addressed on this record are nothing new, they are presented in a frank matter. Plus, Lou Reed pops up every co...
Tags: Music, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Nico, Jason Mendelsohn, Eric Klinger, Mendelsohn, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock, Experimental rock, Counterbalance, Proto-punk, Loveable Lou




Plugging Into the Third Mind

The Third Mind closes with a tribute to Roky Erickson and the 13th Story Elevators' dark classic "Reverberation". This cover feels like the most straightforward track on the album, coming across like a particularly sprightly (and Edgy) U2 tune with a dash of hair metal thrown in the mix. On paper that might sound horrific but scraping away a bit of the original's psychedelia reveals "Reverberation" to be a terrific rock tune, and there's nothing wrong with that. That's the cool thing about The...
Tags: Music, Rock, Music Review, Yep Roc Records, Alternative Rock, Roky Erickson, Dave Alvin, Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Experimental rock, The third mind


Tame Impala's 'The Slow Rush' Is an Open Diary Set to Perfect Music

On the final track of The Slow Rush, "One More Hour", we are told time has passed. We are older now, together. Whereas the first track asked for one more year, now we ask for just 60 more minutes. Parker is at his most self-reflective here. There might not be another chance at connection, he warms. "Whatever I've done, I did it for love. I did it for fun. Couldn't get enough. I did it for fame but never for money!" Whether these are thoughts expressed tongue-in-cheek, they are also soaked in t...
Tags: Music, Rock, Tame Impala, Kanye West, Music Review, Neo-psychedelia, Parker, Psychedelic Rock, Psychedelic Pop


Black Lips Create a Killer Country Record, Infused with Lo-fi Garage Rock

From Cole's opener, the cantankerous ill repute themed oddity, "Hooker Jon", to Swilley's possible ode to his great Uncle who very well may have been forever immortalized as a GI Joe character both in real life and song form (hear the first single "Rumbler" for more on that) In a World That's Falling Apart will spend ample time on your decks or headphones. An auditory delight for anyone in the know, or out of it, for that matter. "Georgia" is the best Waylon song that Waylon never wrote. F...
Tags: Music, Review, La, Garage Rock, Georgia, Rock, Music Review, Joe, Indie Rock, Waylon, Odelia, Lo-fi, Black Lips, Fire Records, Psychedelic Rock, Swilley




Marco Benevento Strikes Sonic Gold in San Francisco

It feels like going through a cosmic wormhole to a groovy land of enchantment that blends a retro foundation with a futuristic funk, a realm in which Benevento has long been a tone science master. Rykman has been a revelation all night, and after seeing her star turn on lead vocals, it's not hard to imagine the bassist leading her own band on tour in the not too distant future. The retro-future funk vibe soon continues with a crowd-pleasing cover of INXS's "One of My Kind", with Benevento sing...
Tags: Music, Review, San Francisco, Rock, Jazz, Santa Cruz, Marin County, INXS, Mattson, Benevento, Marco Benevento, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental rock, Event review, Rykman