Aaron Dooley – Trapped in Purgatory

All kosmische and jazz fusion fans need to check out Aaron Dooley’s first official album on Island House Recordings, Trapped in Purgatory. Dooley, of whom RCU regulars may also know from being a member of Osmium House, gathered together a crack team of ace improvisers, armed with a disparate collection of instruments. Then he allowedContinue reading “Aaron Dooley – Trapped in Purgatory”

Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Drop Two New Volumes of Altered States: Spiral Galaxy – ‘Live’ & Agnes Martian – ‘The Future Light Cone’

Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records have teamed up once again to continue their Altered States series of limited vinyl reissues with two absolute kosmische bangers: Live by Chicago’s Spiral Galaxy and The Future Light Cone by Oakland, CA band, Agnes Martian. Spiral Galaxy is Sara Gossett, a painter and flautist, with everyone’s favorite psychedelicContinue reading “Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Drop Two New Volumes of Altered States: Spiral Galaxy – ‘Live’ & Agnes Martian – ‘The Future Light Cone’”

Wet Satin – Kosmische Tropicale

If you’re up for a record with a slinky, drippy, slick and bouncy sound, then Wet Satin’s got you covered. Fronted by Lumerians‘ Jason Miller and Marc Melzer, Wet Satin is a new project that tosses everything from analog synth dance music to hypnotic Cumbias and astro funk into a blender, letting it puree intoContinue reading “Wet Satin – Kosmische Tropicale”

Naujawanan Baidar – Khedmat Be Khalq

If Faust sprouted from Afghanistan instead of Germany, then you’d have Naujawanan Baidar’s Khedmat Be Khalq. Lead by N.R. Safi (AKA Nik Rayne of The Myrrors), Naujawanan Baidar started off as an idea of what it would sound like if a movement similar to the German kosmische musik scene took off in 70’s Afghanistan. AContinue reading “Naujawanan Baidar – Khedmat Be Khalq”

Al Lover – Cosmic Joke

Turn down the lights, sink into a comfortable couch and slip on a good pair of over-ear headphones and let Al Lover take you on a celestial journey with his latest record, Cosmic Joke. On his first LP since 2019’s Existential Everything, the famed LA-based producer and musician has delivered a molten slab of groovingContinue reading “Al Lover – Cosmic Joke”

Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas

Brad E. Rose and Matt LaJoie have combined their strengths together on the stellar On The Crystal Seas, and the results are simply out of this world. Matt LaJoie, one of today’s most prolific and creative talents in the world of psychedelic folk, ambient and solo guitar music, and Brad E. Rose, a legend in hisContinue reading “Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas”

Abronia – Map of Dawn

Abronia have returned in full strength with the imposing and dreamlike Map of Dawn. Available this Friday on Feeding Tube and Cardinal Fuzz Records, the band’s third LP blends their unique brand of mystical psychedelic rock with the sounds and vibes of early goth and post rock. The scale of these songs is incredibly vast, withContinue reading “Abronia – Map of Dawn”

Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1

Weeed’s new Green Roses Vol. 1 finds the Portland psychedelic band at their most eclectic, drawing from a reserve of uniquely motley sounds and flavors. Available this week on CD and vinyl through Halfshell Records, this five-song release features the band exploring more folk-centric zones and mystical atmospheres. The sound is a logical progression fromContinue reading “Weeed – Green Roses Vol. 1”

The Living Sky Launch Their Earthy Brand of Psychedelia with Their Debut Record and Live Video

Minnesota’s The Living Sky take Pink Floyd-like surrealism and the wild spirit of free-form Kosmische musik, and combines them with gritty shoegaze, frying all brains within earshot. The band, which consists of Jason Millard and Matthew Himes, creates howling cyclones of radiated fuzz, Psilocybin grooves and hazy motorik garage nuggets like some sort of SimplyContinue reading “The Living Sky Launch Their Earthy Brand of Psychedelia with Their Debut Record and Live Video”

Aaron Dooley – Ütiwaah

Aaron Dooley becomes the very definition of cosmic music on his latest release, Ütiwaah. For the last few years, the Colorado-dwelling Dooley has been forging deeply astral sounds under his own name and while in the band Osmium House. On this track, he reaches entirely new interstellar horizons with the help of a large crewContinue reading “Aaron Dooley – Ütiwaah”