Tingo Tongo Tapes, The Dwarfs of East Agouza and Psychedelic Vietnam: June Round Up

The days are getting longer, warmer and far busier as we enter June of 2018. RCU will soon be moving its physical location (its spiritual location is still up for debate) and the ‘To Review’ pile is as large as ever. So here’s a quick run down of some of the most interesting stuff that’sContinue reading “Tingo Tongo Tapes, The Dwarfs of East Agouza and Psychedelic Vietnam: June Round Up”

Pretty Lightning- The Rhythm of Ooze [Psychedelic Rock/Acid-Blues Rock]

German acid-blues rockers, Pretty Lightning absolutely slay on their latest full-length release, The Rhythm of Ooze. Released digitally, on vinyl and CD by the great folks over at Fuzz Club Records, Ooze kicks like some sort of killer late-60’s Howlin’ Wolf/Black Angels/Dungen hybrid. Totally thick with thudding drums, scuzzy bluez riffs and wild psychedelic flourishes,Continue reading “Pretty Lightning- The Rhythm of Ooze [Psychedelic Rock/Acid-Blues Rock]”

Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: The Moths

Beyond maybe Oriental Sunshine and Magic Carpet, The Moths possibly produced the mellowest of all of the ‘60s/’70s psychedelic folk records. Comprised of five Hull University students, The Moths (who’re also sometimes referred to as just ‘Moths’) developed a small local following with their warmly relaxed bucolic sound. The band’s style is somewhat reminiscent ofContinue reading “Fall Flashback Folk Fridays: The Moths”

Festival Friday: The Stones in Hyde Park 1969

Stones in The Park In what is definitely the shortest festival that we’ve covered here, The Stones in The Park was a one-day free event at Hyde Park on July 5th, 1969 that featured many progressive rock groups like King Crimson, Third Ear Band and Family as well as of course, The Rolling Stones. HydeContinue reading “Festival Friday: The Stones in Hyde Park 1969”

Now Playing: Tashaki Miyaki

I’ve been totally blown away by Tashaki Miyaki’s latest album, The Dream. Fittingly titled, the album is an atmospheric, gorgeous dream-pop masterpiece that is as refreshing and lush as the spring weather that it was debuted in. Punky, howling guitar work blend seamlessly into beds of strings, keyboards and TM’s hauntingly beautiful, multilayered harmonies. This is theContinue reading “Now Playing: Tashaki Miyaki”

RIP Bruce Hampton

As many of you may have heard, the world lost a true genius and one of the most unique minds in music the other day when Bruce Hampton collapsed on stage due to a fatal heart attack. His contributions to the world of outsider music and outré thinkers are immeasurable. Personally, the Hampton Grease Band’s MusicContinue reading “RIP Bruce Hampton”

The Lark and The Loon- Songbirds and Fog

The Lark and The Loon The scent of crisp autumn leaves on a cold early morning, the creaking of an old wooden porch and the flash of a startled barn swallow all exist within the very sound of the wonderfully evocative Songbirds and Fog by The Lark and The Loon. Comprised of Mid-westerners Rocky SteenContinue reading “The Lark and The Loon- Songbirds and Fog”

Luna Arakawa

Luna Arakawa was once a noise artist that went by the alias P0stm0rtem, however recently she has dropped the moniker in favor for her real name and has been creating fascinating, imaginative and a far more calmed music in a successful attempt at forging a warmer, personal sound. Soaring waves of synth-laden dark ambience, poignantContinue reading “Luna Arakawa”

Animals of Grace – Brambles

We are living in a particularly rough and turbulent time right now, so we certainly need the hopeful sound that can be heard on Animals of Grace’s Brambles. Comprised of guitarist and singer Erika Lundahl and percussionist Doug Indrick, Animals of Grace play gorgeously written songs that are pure as nature with glossy harmonies andContinue reading “Animals of Grace – Brambles”

Sam Kogon- Before You Knew Me

Sam Kogon is one of the best indie musicians working in NYC right now, Check out the review I did for his album a few months ago for The Waster. Check. It. Out!