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”

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”

Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview

Last winter, Elkhorn, which is comprised of childhood friends, Jesse Sheppard and Drew Gardner, were supposed to turn up for a gig with fellow guitarist, Turner Williams Jr. (Ramble Tamble, Guardian Alien). The night of, a blizzard struck and the concert was cancelled. So the group retreated to Gardner’s home studio, grabbed some acoustics andContinue reading “Elkhorn – The Acoustic Sessions Interview”

Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic

On Prana Crafter’s latest record, William Sol seems to be channeling and processing the storm of today’s societal and worsening environmental climate through his guitar playing. . The ever astral Sol treats the album as one long, continuous song. Each track seamlessly flows into one another, as if we’re being guided through a single meditativeContinue reading “Prana Crafter – MorphoMystic”

September 2020 Roundup

Seeing that so many amazing albums came out on the same day last week, I figured I’d get September’s Roundup post done early and cover them here along with a few other new releases that have been getting constant airplay around RCU Towers. Hip to it below… L.A. Witch – Play With Fire West CoastContinue reading “September 2020 Roundup”

White Manna – ARC

There is no band quite like White Manna, and never has that ever been more clear than on their mind-blistering new album, ARC. Since 2012, White Manna has been an ever-developing entity, consistently pushing the boundaries of genres and music itself and proving time and time again that they are a true embodiment of theContinue reading “White Manna – ARC”

Song Premiere: “Pilgrim’s Progress” by White Manna

It’s no surprise that the next White Manna album will be a mind-scorcher, so I’m sure many of you are just itching to hear it. Thankfully, the band has been generous enough to let loose another preview track from Arc: the rippin’ “Pilgrim’s Progress” and its equally incandescent video. Give it a watch below and crank yourContinue reading “Song Premiere: “Pilgrim’s Progress” by White Manna”

May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

No Ear To Hear: Prana Crafter and ragenap’s Tribute to Robert Hunter

“Inspiration, move me brightly light the song with sense and color Hold away despair more than this I will not ask” -Robert Hunter The recent passing of the Grateful Dead’s lyricist, Robert Hunter, sent shockwaves throughout the world. Hunter’s poetic words have touched a multitude of lives over half a century in ways that fewContinue reading “No Ear To Hear: Prana Crafter and ragenap’s Tribute to Robert Hunter”