You’d have a difficult time finding a songwriter who’s words were as elemental and cosmically transportive than Robert Hunter. Through just a few stanzas, the Grateful Dead lyricist could easily beam a listener from a place of intense introspection to a windswept rocky shore on some obscure corner of the globe (or on another planet),Continue reading “Prana Crafter and ragenap – No Ear to Hear”
Abimaro’s latest single finds the singer-songwriter reaching deep into her soul, and revealing its barest elements through the sound of her voice alone. “Folding” deals with how falling deeply in love with someone can be both an exhilarating joy and a potentially painful experience. Not many artists can acutely describe the beauty of a newContinue reading “Abimaro – “Folding””
For your fix of whimsical psychedelic folk music, give the newest track by The Perfect Trip a listen. “Ode To The Pig” features eerie processed vocals, bluesy fingerpicked acoustic guitar and menacing cellos. Pastoral vibes and dark humor abound, conjuring the spirits of The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, while the unsetting porcine sound effect-filled coda brings toContinue reading “The Perfect Trip – Ode To The Pig”
Guerssen Records’ 2019 output alone is proof enough that they’re one of the top tier reissue labels for all things psych, cult and outré. Here’s a sampling of the best of their year-end releases: Stone Harbour – Emerges When record collectors wax poetically about the strength and beauty of private press outsider folk/psychedelic rock, StoneContinue reading “Guerssen Records – November Roundup”
Glymmur’s Field Study: 33 Minutes is a master class in expressionistic soundscapes. To say that Glymmur, real name Drew Gabbert, is a dark ambient musician, wouldn’t be really giving him enough credit. He’s more of a sculptor of sound. On Field Study…Gabbert takes recordings of himself playing guitar and all sorts of other instruments and objectsContinue reading “Glymmur – Field Study: 33 Minutes”
Pull up to the new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape at http://dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST to hear sounds by the likes of Sugluk, William Tyler, Woodstock Mountains and so much more.
If you need to feel more at ease, then Carlos Ferreira is the artist that you need in your life. Released on the aptly named Healing Sound Propagandist label, Ferreira’s A Glimpse of Hope is 51 soothing minutes of gently bright cosmic tones. These glassy, softly ringing drones are created entirely through the use of guitarsContinue reading “Carlos Ferreira – A Glimpse of Hope”
Waterless Hills’ mesmerizing 8” lathe cut features elements of Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern folk music melted into the coldly stark foundations of droning post-rock. The group, which consists of Andrew Cheetham on drums and percussion, Gavin Clarke on bass, C Joynes on guitar and DBH on violin, improvises across the record’s two haunting tracks as ifContinue reading “Waterless Hills – “Waverley Cross”/”The Empty House Of The Son Of The Vali Of Pusht-I-Kuh””
“With five feeble senses we pretend to comprehend the boundlessly complex cosmos, yet other beings with wider, stronger, or different range of senses might not only see very differently the things we see, but might see and study whole worlds of matter, energy, and life which lie close at hand yet can never be detectedContinue reading “Matt Valentine – Preserves”
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