29 Apr 2016

Rocket probes – April playlist

Necro Dethmort - The Capsule
(Mighty new album by ND, reminds us of a more psyched out Under the skin...from motorik grooves to pure minimalism - a sonic journey of an album)
Necro Dethmort

H.U.M. - Trinity Way
(Debut album of psyched out grooves n'noise from this great trio - an album like nothing you have never heard of before)

JO+TL / Gnoomes - Repetitions
(Each remix each other with ear spasming effects -  plus 4 other stunning tracks on vinyl)
JO+TL / Gnoomes

Goat - I Sing in Silence
(Great new two track 7" by the mighty Goat...nice grooved out lovelyness)

Hey Colossus - All Humans (Are Losing Control)
(Great three track tape - perfect companion release to last years stellar albums)
Hey Colossus

Lay Llamas - Rite of Passage / The Big Calm Sea of Transition
(Fuzz groove track RoP is off their vinyl reissue of their debut tape and The BCSoT is off their latest split tape with Tetuan...you need both!)
Lay Llamas

Träd, Gräs & Stenar – Box set
(Blissed out psych greatness)
Träd, Gräs & Stenar

Lifetones - For a Reason
(Great album of Pablo'esque dubbed out grooves with shades of Eno, Wyatt, kraut and disco from This Heat's Charles Bullen)

Various - Can't You Hear Me: 70s African Nuggets
(Nice comp of afro grooves, some killer, some filler - some you will know, some you won't)
Chris Zebby

Ornette Coleman – Skies of America
(Free Jazz with the London Symphony Orchestra...seeing the amazing film 'Ornette Coleman – Made in America' got us revisiting this great album)
Ornette Coleman

Landing - Wave Lair
(Lovely droning synths/guitars and electronic kosmiche beats...one for you Gnoomes fans)

Skeppet - Den Nya Kusten
(More great Swedish kosmiche groove psych on Not Not Fun)

Cat Le Bon - What's Not Mine 
(VU sounding psych pop from her great new Beefheart'ian sounding album)
Cat le bon

Flowers Must Die - Flowers Must Die
(Their great first album...Circle meets Necks meets Hills psyched out jams)
Flowers Must Die 

The Gluts - Warsaw
(Nice fuzz heavy goth psych from Italy)
The Gluts

Frank Zappa - Magic Finger
​(​200 Motels Zappa track with Flo & Eddy, great live feedback visuals & stonking bass)
Frank Zappa 

David Sylvian - Blemish
​(Scott Walker vocals, slow and sustaining feedback, electronic bursts, Fat Paul turned us onto this)
David Sylvian

The Fall - Serum
​(Dirty​ Fall track, just a great monster, fuzzy electronics and guitars with MES trademark vocals off prob their best album The Unutterable where all tracks are amazing)
The Fall

Can - Live (bootleg)
​(Rodger from legendary ex-Bristol Record Shop 'Revolver' hooked us up with 2 Live CAN gigs on cassette, some great version of Vitamin C and an amazing Arabian piece.)


Happening – Lisbon Psych Fest 2016 Reviewed

CHROMATICISM has written this great review of the Lisbon Psych Fest.

'GNOD! Fucking GNOD! I’d been waiting since November 20th 2014, and the GNODOROWSKY event at Cork Film Festival, to reignite this tryst… If TAU are about the escapism, and The Altered Hours about the boomtown-angst, then GNOD and particularly, their Hydra-like figurehead Paddy Shine, are the embodiment of Cúchulainn’s warp-spasm. GNOD truly are a “happening” in every sense of the word, combined with a “human be-in” – you FEEL them, just as much as you see or hear them. I recently reviewed their latest album ‘Mirror‘, which you can read here. If we really do, as Robert Anton Wilson suggested, inhabit our own, “self-referential reality tunnel”, then I can only thank my lucky stars, that GNOD occupy that temporal conduit with me.

I am already grinning like a demented Cheshire Cat, at the prospect of this year’s Eindhoven Psych Lab which boasts, ‘RMFTM meets GNOD: Temple ov BBV (Audio Test 005.epl16). I saw this pairing deliver an incendiary, synapse shredding, impromptu collaboration, along with Terminal Cheesecake, at the inaugural Psych Lab – just what they are going to come up with, following some detailed planning, is anyone’s diabolikal guess! From GNOD’s Lisbon Psych Fest closing setlist.....

read the whole article: here


Freq reviews Gnod – Mirror

It reads:

Gnod - Freq - Album Review - 28 April 2016

On the back of last year’s Infinity Machines double comes this dinky three tracker, the traumatic jazz of yore siphoned into some gloriously sculpted discord – 36 minutes that are seriously pissed off.

A notion that gathers momentum on the slinky low-slung beginnings of the opener – a Jah Wobble dub, all languid and wanting. “There’s too many faces in the mirror!”, exclaims Paddy. “I can’t decide which one a want to wear today”. His vocals swimming a rich amniotic custard, a sense of the ever-encroaching world weighting heavy. The words tightening and the music darkens to a sense of futility – the austerity autopilot that continues to tear away at the fabric – the blind troupe of terrorism, the fucked over, the forgotten. All finger-spinning the music’s contours pitted in steady drummed thumps, a murmuring shadow fork-tonguing every word to glinting eyes of fret...

Read the rest here: Freq


27 Apr 2016

Watch teaser video for Gnod / Housewives show in Bristol this Friday

 This Friday, Gnod and Housewives are playing the Old Malthouse inBristol, watch this great teaser video for the night.

More info on tickets available here: Cacophonous Sarcophagus


Necro Deathmort and Teeth of the Sea playing Desert Fest this weekend

We have two bands playing this years Desert Fest in Camden London this weekend.

Teeth of the Sea plays the Quietus stage in the Black Heart at 8:15pm on Friday night – don't mis them, the band are on fire live at the moment.

Then on Sunday – Necro Deathmort take the Electric Ballroom stage at 5pm, treating teh audience to a taster of the new album.

Here the track Crux, from the new Necro Deathmort album above

Tickets can be bought from here: Desert Fest