26/9/20

THE THINGZ Just In Time

Coffee Addict Records

The Thingz come from Long Beach, CA and Just In Time is their eighth album. They consist of Kim (vocals, bass, theremin), Mike (vocals, guitar), Timothy (keys, vocals) and Jason (drums, vocals). Compared to their previous albums (excluding the Shapes To Come) here they have a new member, Timothy who contributes with his farfisa. As you can see the sound is genuine and wild garage/punk. The songs were recorded in the spring and as they say:                                                                 

«The Thingz play beach punk from the basement and garage stomp for a world on fire. Songs about revenge from the grave, human farming, the unexpected consequences of unopposable thumbs, the futility of punctuality in a life without clocks, rodent transformation, finding love on the moon, nocturnal animal husbandry and hijinks, historical crimes, paranoia in high places, disaffected demons, leaving the universe via obsolete technology, being trapped between the ice and the lights, and that undefinable and unending journey to the end of everything»

I don’t find any reason to disagree and I just turn up the volume, especially when I listen to the haunt you down with the thermin which demonizes the sound! A genuine r’n’r album from a band that is having fun!! 


 

21/9/20

THE BEATERSBAND Vol Due

Private

The Beatersband come from Italy and Vol Due is their new cd release (9/2020). Before this album They had released the cd album Vol Uno (4/2019), the mini cd Black Christmas (9/2019) and the single (sold out)  Love Songs,  (1/2020). The Beatersband mainly take songs from the 50s and 60s and adapt them to their own sound. Who's that? pure r’n’r, punk rock, the Ramones would be proud of them, they have beautiful melodic (and thankfully!!) female vocals and their songs are two or three minutes at most! Hang on sloopy and maybe stand out from rest songs. As I wrote about their previous release, if you feel or are a teenager this sound suits you. VOL DUE  (CD, Album, Stereo) album cover

 

20/9/20

MELODY FIELDS Broken Horse

Coop Records Gotland (12"EP - Vinyl)                                                                           Sound Effect Records (Cd/Digital)

 On 19/9/2020, the new EP album of the Swedes Melody Fields will be release, entitled Broken Horse.This is the second release after their very good debut album of the same name in 2018. The 4 songs of EP are occupied by a pop aura which is extremely intertwined with the psychedelic elements in which these compositions are grafted. The first side songs, Lngsam Dd and Rhymes Of Goodbye are two beautiful dives in the psychedelic east raga. On the other hand, in broken horse and painted sky, Melody Fields scans melodies that sound like they come straight from the sound of San Francisco. Especially in the broken horse the guitar plays the rhythm of Jefferson Airplane Today. Melody Fields in this EP generously offer 4 amazing musical moments which either send us to the east or to the west, the result is enchanting.  Take your copy NOW.

10/9/20

CENTRE EL MUUSA s/t


 

Sulatron Records

Center El Muusa is an Estonian band formed in 2015 by Misha Panfilov (a well-known and talented musician) and Volodja Brodsky (a synth authority). The two started as an avant-garde, electronic band, but in 2018 with the arrival of Monika Erdman on bass and Aleksei Semenihhin on drums their music   changed completely. They take their influences from krautrock bands, inoculate them slightly with psychedelic music, add some ambient doses, and in addition, powerful drone components. The album contains some remarkable tracks such as the turkeyfish, which after its drone and ambient extensions, is left on a more psychedelic path before returning to its original form, but this time with a wonderful electric piano to color it amazingly!! For the heavy and very dark burning lawa I recommend you run to get headphones to dive into the moods of these Estonians.


24/8/20

DR SPACE Nykawana & Scorpoodledoo

Space Rock Productions

Nykawana contains two 23-minute tracks that were recorded in 2019 when Dr. Space finished Paul Devereux's book, The Long Trip-A prehistory of Psychedelia, and felt the need to externalize the influences he received from reading. Using a plurality of synthesizers, Dr. Space creates all these weird sounds that make this stellar travel , shorten the distances of galaxies, bring us closer to situations that have to do with consciousness, sound is also extremely experimental, is space, is ambient, is highly electronic , influenced, as he says by musicians like Eno, Claus Schultze etc. Nykawana is available in 150 copies of vinyl and 100 numbered digisleeve cds.

The recordings of Scorpoodledoo  (100 numbered digisleeve cd), but also for the next two of this series that will be released later in the year, were made mainly in March and April, during the quarantine  . Here Dr. Space enjoyable the electronic sounds, the synthesizers catch fire, it creates either chaotic, relaxing, or schizophrenic, or scary sounds, strange and not earthly, and he send it to he's own black holes where it traps us there for the duration of this trip!! Two tracks made impression on me, Reverberations into the Void, an ode to paranoia and an immersion in a scary nightmare and FlashForwards shamanic electronic tribal. Scorpoodledoo is an experimental space trip, lots of ambient sound storm, a ticket to our mental imbalance! Try it!!