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beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



There's an interesting underground psychedelic trend happening right now, and it's not purely nostalgia based; some of it employs modern elements and unique, original approaches. My current favorite is the highly obscure Morgan Delt, whose debut album "Psychic Death Hole" was released two months ago (to zero fanfare) on bandcamp:

http://morgandelt.bandcamp.com/album/psychic-death-hole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFfetBuR5QM

This is a great psych track by Smiles And Frowns, from their self-titled debut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIZ_0g1WExE

A more conventional rising star of the genre is Netherland artist Jacco Gardner:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yjlXKliYYA

This thread is for sharing any good psychedelic finds you may have...found. So please do!

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XMD 5a
Aug 28, 2011

money is flesh

Hope these count,

Purling Hiss: No frills, no nonsense obscure low-fi psychedelic rock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84r_jPOVAQ

Eternal Tapestry: Psychedelic modern space rock with a retro feel. They put out a great EP and full-length last year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlDTBe52jhk

Jizz Festival
Oct 30, 2012


To clarify, do you want this to be a thread just for fairly new psychedelic music?

I mean posting stuff like Pink Floyd that everyone's heard of wouldn't be very interesting but there are plenty of older obscure/foreign psychedelic acts that are gems.

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



Sure, any good old stuff would be welcome.

glompix
Jan 19, 2004



I'm just kind of getting into this kind of music, so gently caress yes thread!

Early Pink Floyd and mid-to-late Beatles are what I'd consider the essentials, but I haven't really been involved in much discusison on it so I'm super excited to see what everyone else posts.

I'm also currently addicted to Tame Impala, which I'm sure many people coming here are already familiar with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wycjnCCgUes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjeaW48wkPo

FitFortDanga
Nov 19, 2004

Nice try, asshole



Amorphous Androgynous, a side project of the electronic group Future Sound of London, puts out really good psychedelic music. They've also released an amazing series of compilations/mix albums under the "A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind" banner.

Another Person
Oct 20, 2010


FitFortDanga posted:

Amorphous Androgynous, a side project of the electronic group Future Sound of London, puts out really good psychedelic music. They've also released an amazing series of compilations/mix albums under the "A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind" banner.

Backing this recommendation, just check this poo poo out, The Galaxial Pharmaceutical and The Mello Hippo Disco Show. They were my first proper, pure psych band, and I could say the last some may ever need. Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans make some of the most cooky, introspective or bubble psych rock you can find.

They also do collab work, like they did with Oasis on a remix of Falling Down, which I would easily put in the top five things Oasis released.

m-o-o-n
Jun 23, 2004



Those Morgan Delt tracks are really really good. I just purchased a digital copy of his album thanks to this thread.


Here are some nice psychedelic things I've run into over the last few years:


Sun City Girls have a fuckload of releases and I haven't heard most of them but Torch of the Mystics is cool and I guess also their most popular album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQljgzAtRE

I'm not big on the latest Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound album but the two previous ones, Ekranoplan and When Sweet Sleep Returned are insanely good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6yg5A3lves

Some people consider Shinki Chen the Japanese equivalent of Jimi Hendrix. Not sure if I agree but he did release some sweet jams under his own name as well as part of the awesomely named Speed, Glue & Shinki power trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqMacsZO_08

The People's Temple. I don't actually know anything about this band but Sons of Stone is a neat album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcHJONGj7IA


oh, and I'm pretty sure most of you should enjoy this collection: http://www.amazon.com/Forge-Your-Ow...c/dp/B002V72L7K

m-o-o-n fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2013 around 16:39

Sauska
Sep 12, 2012



m-o-o-n posted:

Sun City Girls have a fuckload of releases and I haven't heard most of them but Torch of the Mystics is cool and I guess also their most popular album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfQljgzAtRE


and for those that fancy SCG
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 toured with them a bit and were on the same label. Their albums are really eclectic. Lots of nice pop melodies followed by noise followed by folk influenced quips.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMcbm6SP1H0

Steaming Coils. A friend of mine described it as Captain Beefheart teaming up with Charles Gocher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJv5TuIk_g0

Caroliner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tXGA3-6a80

Although really there's nothing that's like Sun City Girls

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



A few more before I forget...

Melody's Echo Chamber
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kev2S1C3CiU

An older one from the great band Broadcast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuCH4CUGia8

Anything by Foxygen is worthwhile also.

Jizz Festival
Oct 30, 2012


Can't bring up Broadcast without mentioning one of their biggest influences--The United States of America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE1DDR-oATM

moctopus
Nov 28, 2005

Only the second best Thornton

XMD 5a posted:

Eternal Tapestry: Psychedelic modern space rock with a retro feel. They put out a great EP and full-length last year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlDTBe52jhk

Are there any more bands like this? I've been really enjoying them today.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006



moctopus posted:

Are there any more bands like this? I've been really enjoying them today.

Hawkwind - one of the originators of space rock.

Optimum Gulps
Oct 6, 2003

You wanna save this place, right? And I want to destroy it. Brick by hypocritical brick.

If you want a great space rock band, you should hear Hidria Spacefolk. They have their entire discography available for streaming and/or purchase on Bandcamp, and here's a particularly good one (live at a prog festival in Pennsylvania in 2004, first band of the day...I was there, and it was incredible).
http://hidriaspacefolk.bandcamp.com.../live-eleven-am

brotherlordacid
Feb 26, 2001

Me and myself killed a world today Me and myself got a world to save

Ozric Tentacles deserve a mention in this thread :http://youtu.be/UXAaDqPl7oY

quote:

Ozric Tentacles combine funk, psychedelic rock, space rock, and others, in an imaginative fusion dominated by synthesisers and progressive guitar playing, reminiscent of Steve Hillage's work. The bass shines through the blending, swirling music, laying an anchor for some seriously funky vibes.


My personal favorite has always been the Bevis Frond : http://youtu.be/HGeOeFHIfkA

quote:

The Bevis Frond is Londoner Nick Saloman, an artist of singular vision whose staunch devotion to the spirit of vintage psychedelia has yielded a shelf full of unmistakably '60s-derived albums. But there's more to the Bevis Frond's extensive catalogue than mere hippie revival. The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist's twisted pop tunes, reflective acoustic excursions and extended guitar freakouts carry a quirkily personal edge and a distinctive melodic sensibility that raises them well above mere stylistic fetishism. Increasingly, his songs have found their way into the repertoires of American indie-rockers (most reliably Mary Lou Lord), and that has increased his profile even among those daunted by the prospect of a substantial oeuvre.

Cemetry Gator
Apr 3, 2007

Walgreens Representative


One of the best psychedelic albums out there are the two Duke of Stratosphere releases. Basically, in their mid-80s lull, XTC decided to make an EP that parodied and pay homage to the music they loved growing up, and throughout the six songs, they took on stuff like the Electric Prunes, Sid Barret era Pink Floyd, and of course the Beatles. Then they released an album after their breakthrough "Skylarking" that threw in a bit of Small Faces' "Ogden Gone Nut Flake" and the Hollies and the Beach Boys.

The Mole from the Ministry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-fL68DbcQ0

Vanishing Girl - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6asb8T6KoPA

And of course, the best song of the whole lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft1CrZKn9HQ. It's just a really pretty song.

dailydares
Aug 17, 2009



I made a thread about Broadcast back in October when they announced they were going to be releasing their soundtrack LP. They're probably my favorite band ever. Here's a pretty rare video of them playing their song "Message From Home" from Work And Non Work on MTV back in 1997:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh0dofEuXSE

There are a bunch more from this performance on that person's channel. Pretty much all songs from Work and Non Work. Here's an interview of Trish and James from a special a German television program did on Warp records in 1998. Some live versions of "Look Outside" and "Come On Let's Go" crop up here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKlJXZT1MhE

If you're into them here are some more of their psychedelic reference points that aren't the United States of America that you might enjoy:

White Noise. Included Delia Derbyshire and others of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Their album An Electric Storm is a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtyyc6Hr4Lk

Silver Apples. Duo based around oscillators and drums. They released two albums at the end of the 60s before breaking up. They saw a revival in the 90s and released some material then but it obviously couldn't recapture the 60s material.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1knVQEkEElM



Also, I tried with that Melody's Echo Chamber LP but when the last track lifted the melody from "I Found The F" I gave up.

precision
May 7, 2006

You usually only see hair like that in a video game.



me your dad posted:

Hawkwind - one of the originators of space rock.

As good as Hawkwind "proper" is, the best version of Space Ritual is the live Nik Turner solo concert (with Genesis P-Orridge and several other guests).

A lot of my favorite psyche rock (aside from the Bay Area stuff like Black Angels/Brian Jonestown/Warlocks/etc) comes out of Japan.

Ghost started out playing at Buddhist temples in the 80s and have been a consistent force for really awesome poo poo (not to be confused with Japanese visual kei band "Ghost" or lovely American metal band Ghost). Lama Rabi Rabi is probably my favorite record of theirs; here are the first two songs from it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SugMYKGp2Q (if the ambient banging around doesn't grab you, skip to ~10 minute mark when things get seriously awesome)

Acid Mothers Temple have been around nearly as long, but have been much more prolific (and more recently prolific). They're very inspired by a "classic" psyche rock sound and love 20+ minute songs. Here's their entire "Pink Lady Lemonade" suite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06hM01gel8

dailydares posted:

Silver Apples. Duo based around oscillators and drums. They released two albums at the end of the 60s before breaking up. They saw a revival in the 90s and released some material then but it obviously couldn't recapture the 60s material.

I saw the "reunion" tour (which wasn't a reunion since only one of the two original members was there ) in '97 or so and there were literally about ~10 people there. It was still amazing, though, and Simon stayed and talked to us when they were done.

Fors Yard
Feb 15, 2008

Aside from getting shot in the head, David, what have you done with yourself?


Metró. A Hungarian group active in the mid-60s to early 70s. Discovered them by finding a record of Zoran Sztevanovity's at a shop, and on his website he listed the Metró discography as well. Piqued my interest as ehe record I picked up was a solo record consisting of Metró songs (released around 1985).

Here are two of my favorite tracks from them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1zHstoSCOY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoDhd5lmd8

Their self titled record from 1969 is a good listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxYq1RKWqlo

Fors Yard fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2013 around 22:26

global tetrahedron
Jun 24, 2009



These guys are pretty excellent, some newer psych with a lot of drone/space rock elements. Some of the tunes have a 60s/13th Floor Elevators veneer going but I'd say they sound pretty thoroughly modern, overall. Excellent use of reverb and room sounds to create really expansive sounding textures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ThjjYzUIk0

glompix
Jan 19, 2004



Noooooo don't die thread! I'm really liking the more pop-oriented stuff like Jacco and Foxygen. I'm not finding nearly as much experimental, instrumental pscyhedelic music like I'd attribute to early Pink Floyd, though. The closest thing I've found is this, which I stumbled upon in the music thread. It's fun and enjoyable, but still a far, far cry from A Saucerful of Secrets, though. Maybe I'm just setting the bar too high. I did like what I heard of Eternal Tapestry, at least.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK2898UEyRE

In the meantime, have some Procol Harum. I'm sure someone out there hasn't heard of them. This leans prog, but back then I guess it was all just "rock and roll music."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3iPP-tHdA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGaDL-mcs4

beatlegs posted:

Anything by Foxygen is worthwhile also.

I'm loving this band so far, thanks! Really, I just put off listening to them because, but someone I know on Spotify was listening to them so I thought I'd check it out finally. Here's an easy link for lazy people:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtdWGGpvY1s

glompix fucked around with this message at Feb 25, 2013 around 22:22

asap-salafi
May 5, 2012

I wasn't driving down the wrong side of the street, smoking marijuana, waving my gun out the window.


glompix posted:

I'm just kind of getting into this kind of music, so gently caress yes thread!

Early Pink Floyd and mid-to-late Beatles are what I'd consider the essentials, but I haven't really been involved in much discusison on it so I'm super excited to see what everyone else posts.

I'm also currently addicted to Tame Impala, which I'm sure many people coming here are already familiar with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wycjnCCgUes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjeaW48wkPo

Came here to post Tame Impala. Theyre so loving dope, last years album was definitely one of the best albums I've ever heard.

acephalousuniverse
Nov 3, 2012


XMD 5a posted:

Hope these count,

Purling Hiss: No frills, no nonsense obscure low-fi psychedelic rock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84r_jPOVAQ

Purling Hiss is great live, highly recommend seeing them if you get the chance.

edit: Wait I was actually thinking of Puffy Areolas, haha, who also play Pittsburgh a lot so I always get them confused. I haven't seen Purling Hiss live but people say good things about them too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cscHLdROpMg

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



Here's an obscure 60's gem - it's more from the pop/psych variety of the period but I like it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKS-M2TSUwY

MMOSS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMonRz1NaY

I just found this guy from Sweden who does some interesting stuff on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/peter-olof-fransson

E: The Temples

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkLwWYiYn_E

beatlegs fucked around with this message at Feb 26, 2013 around 06:02

hemophilia
Dec 28, 2006

My Blood Doesn't Clot


Barbarian Kings is one of my new favorite songs. I've never heard of Morgan Delt before now, but I'll be buying this album as soon as it's possible.

dead56k
Sep 23, 2009

the seduction of america's youth

Sun Araw has definitely been one of my favorites for the last few years...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lICT9FAKO1o

His older stuff was so thick and atmospheric you could cut it with a knife, I have rarely gotten tired of listening to it.

his newest stuff is getting a little weird, but still enjoyable.

dead56k fucked around with this message at Feb 26, 2013 around 19:54

weirdojace
Sep 4, 2007


Ween have made a lot of my absolute favorite psychedelic rock songs: Mutilated Lips, Transdermal Celebration, The Golden Eel, Did You See Me, Back to Basom... in fact, it's hard for me to know when to stop listing them. If you're new to Ween, and you want psychedelic stuff, just start with The Mollusk and Quebec.

beatlegs
Mar 11, 2001



hemophilia posted:

Barbarian Kings is one of my new favorite songs. I've never heard of Morgan Delt before now, but I'll be buying this album as soon as it's possible.

It is fantastic. The whole album is. The music itself is great but the way he weaves and layers the sounds...I can't figure out how he does it. Even more amazingly, he told me he's only been writing music seriously for a few years.

fairlight
May 18, 2007

intermezzo


dead56k posted:

Sun Araw has definitely been one of my favorites for the last few years...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lICT9FAKO1o

His older stuff was so thick and atmospheric you could cut it with a knife, I have rarely gotten tired of listening to it.

his newest stuff is getting a little weird, but still enjoyable.

Sun Araw is great. See him live if you get the chance; he just jams and jams and jams. On Patrol, Beach Head, Ancient Romans and Heavy Deeds are such solid records

RizieN
May 15, 2004

and it was still hot.


I have to rep CHAPPO in here. They're a little poppy but they're loving awesome, and pretty psychedelic but not extremely so, or over the top. A little Flaming Lips like before the Lips' started making GBS threads themselves. You can hear notes of other influences, but they're not like the old school 60s psychedelia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bahAYuc7ydk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqlAYg7DLow

They're pretty awesome, I made a thread about them but no one cared.

For some guys who remind me of the 60s style surf rock/psychedelic crossed with some grunge stuff my favorite local band, The Harlequins, has you covered:

http://theharlequins.bandcamp.com/

I did a live recording of one of their shows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbTUNi4er8Y

Juttman
Apr 6, 2008

Saturated Fats


beatlegs posted:

Here's an obscure 60's gem - it's more from the pop/psych variety of the period but I like it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKS-M2TSUwY



Thanks for sharing this! Never heard of him before, but this song is awesome! Gonna have to go hunt his stuff down on Amazon now.

Juaguocio
Jun 5, 2005

Look on my works,
ye mighty,
and despair!


Three Wolf Moon are an excellent psych rock band from Vancouver. I've seen them several times now, and their live show is even better than the bandcamp tracks.

Ouija
Nov 28, 2004

dont try

Anyone going to APF this year? I went last year - was best festival I've attended..



GOAT being my most anticipated

Allen Wren
Feb 27, 2008



gently caress, I absolutely must see Boris.

And Black Mountain. And Roky Erickson. And Os Mutantes. And Man or Astroman?. gently caress. I dunno if I'm going to have that kind of cash.

Ouija
Nov 28, 2004

dont try

I estimated about $1k total cost. All inclusive

Allen Wren
Feb 27, 2008



Well, I live in Austin, so there's that.

But I'm also broke. Serious broke.

casual poster
Jun 29, 2009

So casual.


precision posted:


Acid Mothers Temple have been around nearly as long, but have been much more prolific (and more recently prolific). They're very inspired by a "classic" psyche rock sound and love 20+ minute songs. Here's their entire "Pink Lady Lemonade" suite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y06hM01gel8


I saw the "reunion" tour (which wasn't a reunion since only one of the two original members was there ) in '97 or so and there were literally about ~10 people there. It was still amazing, though, and Simon stayed and talked to us when they were done.

Could you recommend me some albums to check out? They have a pretty long discography. I've been listening to them on and off from youtube for awhile now.


Anyways, I'm surprised The Cosmic Dead haven't been brought up. Here's one of my favorite songs by them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNqr_b1e9pw

And here's a full album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj1o1v6OVQs

precision
May 7, 2006

You usually only see hair like that in a video game.



casual poster posted:

Could you recommend me some albums to check out? They have a pretty long discography. I've been listening to them on and off from youtube for awhile now.

I'd have to go and listen to all their records (well, I don't own literally all of them, but drat close) because they kind of blend together in my head, but a few I know are very good:

- Does the Cosmic Shepherd Dream of Electric Tapirs?
- Electric Heavyland
- Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars
- Dark Side of the Black Moon
- Pink Lady Lemonade
- Son of a Bitches Brew

Really though, I don't think there's any album of theirs that's noticeably worse than any other. They're remarkably consistent that way.

And if you ever get the chance to see them live, holy poo poo do it.

Speaking of, if there ever is another Terrastock, dear God I am dropping everything to get there. I've managed to miss every single one so far, for a variety of reasons.

Just look at these lineups, ye mortals, and despair:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrastock

I mean it's literally just about every psyche band you'd ever want to see, all in one place.

Sebadoh Gigante
Jun 28, 2008



Ouija posted:

Anyone going to APF this year? I went last year - was best festival I've attended..



GOAT being my most anticipated

Oh neat, The Soft Moon will be there. They're more post punk than traditional psych but I guess it's kind of fitting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9t8Oex9BpQ


Haven't seen it mentioned itt, but what did y'all think of Black Moth Super Rainbow's latest album? I thought Cobra Juicy was a lot better than Eating Us, as well as a natural progression of what Tobacco was working towards in his solo albums.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L1jQ-VV9Fs

I still don't think they could ever top Dandelion Gum. I've never heard another album that captures that same feeling. Eating Us tried too but only "Born on a day the sun didn't rise" and "Tooth Decay" really stood out. The rest of the tracks just kind of blended together for me, and I missed the lo-fi haziness of Dandelion Gum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC6aAs4kkbY

Can anyone recommend other artists with a similar sound? For me, Silver Apples seems like the most similar thing, in spirit, but not necessarily the actual sound. They both seem to take a primitivist aproach to electronic psych.

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Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


Master Musicians of Bukkake are a Seattle-based psych-drone group that are kind of reminiscent of Sunn O))) seen through a filter of Tuvan throat singing and sitar... if that makes sense. Regardless they're great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPp1xOKMvDo

Their live shows are something else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTTe93z9y0

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