Zarpa – Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis

Originally recorded in 1977, Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis, the debut album by Zarpa (AKA Zarpa Rock), an early Spanish heavy metal group, is a window-rattling blast of monster riffs and acid-induced darkness. Reissued onto vinyl for the first time by the great Guerssen Records, Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis is an in the redContinue reading “Zarpa – Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis”

March 2021 Roundup

Life’s been chugging right along here at RCU towers. The weather’s getting warmer, vaccines are rolling in and the possibilities for healthy and safe concerts seem to be just on the horizon. Despite all of the changes, we’ve still had our ears glued to the stereo with plenty of new and recent releases. Here’s aContinue reading “March 2021 Roundup”

Sunburned Hand of The Man – Pick a Day to Die

Out of the galaxy that is the Sunburned Hand of The Man discography, Pick a Day to Die may be the band’s brightest shining star yet. Recorded mainly during sessions between 2007 and 2017, this album finds the legendary experimental collective demonstrating every strength in their arsenal. From space folk abstractions to kosmische biker freakContinue reading “Sunburned Hand of The Man – Pick a Day to Die”

Tarotplane – Horizontology

There are few artists that fully embody the spirit of Kosmische Musik as well, nor as genuinely as Tarotplane. His latest record, Horizontology, is further proof of that. Right from the very first song on this album, Tarotplane (AKA PJ Dorsey), plunges the listener deep into outer space with the help of various synths andContinue reading “Tarotplane – Horizontology”

Tony Leone, Scott Metzger, Jeff Hill – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. II

Turn off your mind and relax with the latest guided meditation/audio visual album released by the good folks at Psychedelic Sangha. Following up Prana Crafter’s soundscape on Sounds from the Bardo Volume I from December wasn’t going to be an easy, yet with music provided by a unique collaboration of bassist Jeff Hill (Steve Earle),Continue reading “Tony Leone, Scott Metzger, Jeff Hill – Sounds from the Bardo Vol. II”

Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters

Even though 2021 just started, it is no hyperbole that Spiral Wave Nomads’ seismic sophomore release on Twin Lakes and Feeding Tube Records will certainly be remembered as one of the strongest releases of the year. Made up of Eric Hardiman on guitar and Michael Kiefer on drums, SWN began as a long-distance musical relationshipContinue reading “Spiral Wave Nomads – First Encounters”

Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered

If you love rock in its rawest and most primal state, then you need to grab the mind-melting new vinyl boxset, Th Gathered and Scattered, by acid juggernauts—Endless Boogie. This hefty four record set collects together a heap of molten rehearsals, informal late night jams and other chaotic sessions, all of which have either onlyContinue reading “Endless Boogie – The Gathered and Scattered”

Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest

It’s no surprise that the forced isolation of Covid and lack of shows have produced some spirited home-recorded albums and remote collaborations, but Dataland by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest might be one of the best of the bunch thus far. Synths gurgle and throb over cold drones and mechanical beats allContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Shop Soiled” by Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone and Black Tempest”

Interview with Tambourinen’s Grant Beyschau

Grant Beyschau of The Myrrors released a total kosmische monster of a solo album on cassette back in May under the name Tambourinen. Earlier this month, the great people at Centripetal Force and Cardinal Fuzz Records did the lord’s work by reissuing it onto vinyl. Wooden Flower is a riff-fueled interstellar trip of howling gutsyContinue reading “Interview with Tambourinen’s Grant Beyschau”

Howlin’ Rain – Under the Wheels, Vol 2

Howlin’ Rain have been raising hell since their formation in 2004, growing an ever rabid and devoted following in their wake. If there was ever an album to explain what all of the excitement is about, it’s Under The Wheels, Volume 2. While the band has a seriously sick discography of studio efforts behind them,Continue reading “Howlin’ Rain – Under the Wheels, Vol 2”