Prana Crafter and ragenap – No Ear to Hear

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”

November Roundup – øjeRum, Zakè, The Perfect Trip & More

Here’s a quick dive into some sounds you’ll want to hear as we exit October and drift into the colder territory of November… øjeRum – Selv I Drømme Lyser Den Første Sne øjeRum, a Danish ambient powerhouse, reaches breathtaking and shadowy beauty on Selv I Drømme Lyser Den Første Sne. The tape features two versionsContinue reading “November Roundup – øjeRum, Zakè, The Perfect Trip & More”

Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind

One Step Behind is further proof that Garcia Peoples is one of the fastest evolving groups of our era, constantly expanding their sonic horizons quicker than they can be captured on record. This, their third full-length since August 2018, perhaps shows the furthest extremes of the band’s spectrum. The slamming cosmic jam that is theContinue reading “Garcia Peoples – One Step Behind”

October Roundup – Son of Buzzi, The Happy Hour Band, Forgotten Bottom & More.

There is no silence this October. Only new music. So let’s dive straight into this month’s Roundup!  Son of Buzzi – The Ghost Son of Buzzi is more of a multimedia art installation than a band. The Swiss duo composes 12-string guitar fantasias to be the backdrop (or rather, a collaboration with) a variety ofContinue reading “October Roundup – Son of Buzzi, The Happy Hour Band, Forgotten Bottom & More.”

Nick Vander ft. Felipe Bazan – Flow Corridor

If the world of Eraserhead had bands playing on street corners for pocket change, I imagine they might sound like Nick Vander and Felipe Bazan’s murky avant-garde jazz nugget: Flow Corridor. Drenched with a haunting home-recorded closeness and lo-fi hum, this release possesses an immense presence. Vander and Bazan, both of The Equinox Collective, tether together hereContinue reading “Nick Vander ft. Felipe Bazan – Flow Corridor”

Abronia – The Whole of Each Day

Abronia’s second album, The Whole of Each Eye, is an entirely unexplored dimension, populated by an extremely diverse collection of sounds, textures and moods. The Portland, OR band has truly evolved since the release of their first record, 2017’s epic Obsidian Visions/Shadowed Lands, in more ways than one. Apart from some line-up shifts, the group’sContinue reading “Abronia – The Whole of Each Day”

Prana Crafter & Tarotplane – Symbiose

The trick to making a memorable split release is to pair two acts together that are completely complimentary. They have to be somewhat related in sound, but with enough differences that they can bring out the best in each other’s work. Whoever decided to unite Prana Crafter and Tarotplane on one disc obviously knew thisContinue reading “Prana Crafter & Tarotplane – Symbiose”

Osmium House – Entrance Level

While many bands today might play psychedelic music, others, such as Denver’s Osmium House, understand that it is not merely a genre. They know that psychedelia is a state of being, a way of thinking and a philosophy that can be applied to one’s art. No matter what exact style of music Aesop Adams’ projectContinue reading “Osmium House – Entrance Level”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 4 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

Come choogle on down tonight at 8PM EST and hang with me at http://dunebuggyradio.com. We’ve got plenty of dreamy psychedelic jams, esoteric folk and other cool sounds to chill your summer evening. -KH

Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird

Chris Rosenau of Collections of Colonies of Bees and Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso have welded together two vastly different musical elements and created something very fascinating and very exceptional. In a daring (and some may say even a controversial) move, the duo here combined atmospheric acoustic fingerpicking with dazed synth improvisations. While uniting aspectsContinue reading “Rosenau & Sanborn – Bluebird”