Sairie – The Cinder Sheet

It wouldn’t be a proper autumn without some music by UK psych-folk savants, Sairie, so thankfully they have a new EP out on Hudson Records! On this concise little release, the Brighton-based group pays tribute to some of their favorite songs from cinema, including covers of tracks that appeared in movies like The Night ofContinue reading “Sairie – The Cinder Sheet”

Matthew Himes – “Hold Tight”/”My Ride”

Matthew Himes’ latest single is a beautifully wistful dose of astral folk that could only come from the earthy psych haven that is Home and Garden Music. Available digitally and as a clear limited edition lathe-cut seven inch, this single features the Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter crooning softly in a sea of echoes, while wispy guitars driftContinue reading “Matthew Himes – “Hold Tight”/”My Ride””

The Perfect Trip – The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats

Boston acid folk group, The Perfect Trip, have returned with a covers album like no other. Available on CD and digital on their Bandcamp page, The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats is a complex tribute to over a dozen obscure artists. The band has taken songs by the likes of Alissa Orange, Ode to BonnieContinue reading “The Perfect Trip – The Perfect Trip Covers The Greats”

Duncan Park – Invoking The Flood

On Invoking The Flood, Duncan Park channels the tranquil life-giving properties and restorative powers of rivers and other waterways through his atmospheric guitar music. Park, a South African musician, utilizes both acoustic fingerpicking and warmly distorted electric solos to conjure the serenity and awesome strength of flowing water. Tracks like “The Winding Stream” roll withContinue reading “Duncan Park – Invoking The Flood”

Elkhorn – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. IV

For the Psychedelic Sangha spiritual collective’s fourth entry in their Sounds from the Bardo series, the organization teamed up with Elkhorn to release an extended acoustic improvisation for deep meditation. The release includes both a single hour-long cut of the piece with a guided meditation spoken by Kathy Cherry, and an instrumental version segmented intoContinue reading “Elkhorn – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. IV”

Dark Leaves – Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches

Dark Leaves has returned to chill you to the bone with the phantasmic Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches. Dark Leaves, AKA Patrick Aston, is a Penzance, UK based singer-songwriter who weaves shadowy psychedelic folk music that is heavy with both mood and atmosphere. On this album, Aston utilizes a mix of acoustic guitar, ethereal keyboardsContinue reading “Dark Leaves – Laid Under Leaf, Under Branches”

Pelt – Reticence / Resistance

For the best in trance-inducing progressive folk experimentations, seek out Pelt’s latest album, Reticence/Resistance. Pelt has been a legendary force within the worlds of experimental and psychedelic folk music for over 25 years, and this album proves that their powers haven’t receded a bit. In fact, this might be the band at their strongest andContinue reading “Pelt – Reticence / Resistance”

Upupayāma – self-titled

Close your eyes and allow yourself to get lost within the psychedelic ritual vibes of Upupayāma’s self-titled LP. Originally released digitally in late 2020, this trance-inducing album is finally available on vinyl thanks to the good folks at Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records. Hailing from Parma, Italy, Upupayāma is a one-man band created byContinue reading “Upupayāma – self-titled”

Karen Zanes – Cloaked

Karen Zanes is back and more vibrant than ever on the dreamy and empyreal Cloaked. The Cambridge, Mass. based psychedelic folk artist leans further into the cosmic side of her sound on this album, utilizing a great deal of reverberation and organ drones. This is perhaps most evident on the phantasmagoric “Only Lovers Left Alive,”Continue reading “Karen Zanes – Cloaked”

Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations

Madrid’s Xisco Rojo crafted a psychedelic guitar record that feels less like an album, and more like a collection of rituals that celebrate life itself. Written and performed entirely by Rojo on everything from six and twelve-string acoustic and electric guitars to Weissenborns and Greek baglamas, plus a whole plethora of other exotic and unusualContinue reading “Xisco Rojo – Transfigurations”