The Record Crates United Mixtape Episode 11 on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

Drift in to the new episode of The Record Crates United Mixtape at http://dunebuggyradio.com tonight at 8PM EST for the very finest in psychedelia, underground folk and kosmische explorations.

Heavy Stars – Processions

Heavy Stars’ Processions is a loose concept album about the journey from birth to death, told through the use of field recording samples, manipulated vocals and a comfortingly chill ambience. Each track on this cassette represents a different stage of life, each of which the artist describes as being a mini-procession (hence the title). StartingContinue reading “Heavy Stars – Processions”

Paul Hares – The Magic of Awareness

Paul Hares’ The Magic of Awareness is a tidal pool of handcrafted sounds and shadowy improvisations. Hailing from Russia, Hares is a true auditory sculptor, as this album finds him manipulating various recordings and noises into vast ambient seascapes. Across the album’s two side-length tracks, Hares experiments and treats analogue tapes with a whole array ofContinue reading “Paul Hares – The Magic of Awareness”

Kendra Amalie – Intuition

I walked away from my first listen of Kendra Amalie’s Intuition with the same dazed and overwhelmed feeling that I had after I first saw St. Vincent perform during her pre-fame days; this is the future of music unfolding in front of my very eyes. Amalie’s solo debut LP takes a fresh stab at elementsContinue reading “Kendra Amalie – Intuition”

Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light

Jeffrey Alexander is an unstoppable force of talent, with a seemingly bottomless well of ideas. This well has been a consistent source of some of the most creative music of the last 20 years. Dire Wolves, one his latest artistic outlets, is already about 24-25 releases deep (according to Discogs, anyway) and each one offersContinue reading “Dire Wolves – Grow Towards The Light”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the record store, Steve Krakow’s Plastic Crimewave Syndicate is back to assault your ears with some of the headiest, skronkiest sounds this side of the sun (ra). Released on Cardinal Fuzz in very limited quantities (only 300!!) Massacre of The Celestials find the bandContinue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials”

PSP – Cowboy Cathedral

Thankfully, we live in an age where the psychedelic/progg bands of Sweden are finally being recognized to some extent here in the West. Groups like Träd Gräs och Stenar and their other related monikers, like International Harvester, are starting to develop a similar cult following that Kosmische groups like Can and Amon Duul II haveContinue reading “PSP – Cowboy Cathedral”

April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition

Guerssen Records are reissuing some of the most daring, unusual and straight up mindblowing obscure records of all time. They’re doing an especially excellent job recently, so here’s a quick rundown of some of my favorite of the label’s recent batch of releases: Thomas Hamilton – Pieces For Kohn Sometimes, there is nothing more fascinatingContinue reading “April Round Up – Guerssen Records Edition”

The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes

The Other Sun have collected a wide variety of vastly different sounds and moods and Frankensteined them together into a wholly unique creation, and squeezed it all onto this single tape. The Swedish group’s EP, Horizon Between The Eyes shivers with a barbed darkness that feels like a stranger to this reality. The band takes Soundgarden-esque, whiskey-soakedContinue reading “The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes”

Powersnap – Delatency

PowerSnap is a fresh new garage punk group out of NYC, and their debut EP is filled with the humor, honesty and irreverence (they use a goddamn tin whistle, and it somehow works!!) that absolutely makes them stand out from the rest of their motley DIY brethren. The EP kicks off with the smoldering “Chemistry,” whichContinue reading “Powersnap – Delatency”