Carte Blanche

Sir Richard Bishop & W. David OliphantKarkhana with Nadah El ShalzyCarte Blanche |  Unrock (LP+7″/LP) Introductory Comment: Voyage is a long journey involving travel by sea or in space. In this case, it involves sound… Aesthetic cooking in a spiritual saucepan, with multicultural raw materials. If this doesn’t make any sense, keep reading. The Saraswati series of the German label Unrock, is hosting one-of-a-kind music outfits; releasing curation of the utmost care. Carte Blanche is such a fine example, where a group of fine western and middle-eastern musicians deliver the means into a voyage (mark this word). – LISTEN – Carte … Continue reading Carte Blanche

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Hour Club by AJOG

AJOG | Hour Club self-released (DL) A journey of giraffes seem to be passing by, and we are listening to a gentle stampede. In this case, though, it’s Baltimore’s John Lane under the simplified moniker of AJOG and his self-released Hour Club – now up on Bandcamp. This is a rare bird (sorry to mix animalia metaphors) in terms of introductions, that is both wholly from leftfield, and also jam-packed, with a running time of around three hours! There are twenty-five tracks here, each just about seven minutes in length, ranging from ambient passages to soundtrack-style electronics – all poured slowly … Continue reading Hour Club by AJOG

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Electric Dream Ecstasy by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

And away we go….Released back in mid April, here is the latest outing, the apt titled Electric Dream Ecstasy from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. on Brazilian label Essence Music putting out cool editions. Speaking of – it’s out on digital, limited edition CD, LP and a (now sold out) Special Edition LP. Sandwiched between psychedelic and prog rock, these four tracks are equally a hippie and hipsters delight. Stare into the exquisite acid-optical cover by Bruno Penabranca for a few minutes and you will be oiled for this trippy album. From Planet Orb With Love Part 1 … Continue reading Electric Dream Ecstasy by Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

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