The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 75

This episode intermingles daring contemporary jazz with cosmic ambient dreamscapes and a bit of folk rock to give you a little taste of autumn. Check it out below: If you like what you’re reading, please help keep RCU thriving. You can show your support by becoming a patron at our Patreon account or you can make aContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape – Episode 75”

The Stoned Gypsy Wanderer – An Interview with A.J. Kaufmann

Adam Majdecki-Janicki, better known as A.J. Kaufmann is an underground Polish psychedelic musician and poet that can’t be pigeonholed. His music dips into folk, noise, hard punk and electronic zones, all with a hefty amount of German kosmische influence. With more than 100 recordings under his belt, including the great Stoned Gypsy Wanderer, of whichContinue reading “The Stoned Gypsy Wanderer – An Interview with A.J. Kaufmann”

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 Record Crates United Mixtape REISSUE: Episode 9

I’m taking the week off from recording, so here’s a throwback. This is the playlist of Episode 9 of The Record Crates United. This was an extended special for autumn from my first year on Dune Buggy Radio, which featured nothing but English folk and psych-folk artists. With this week’s heatwave, I thought you mightContinue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape REISSUE: Episode 9”

Spring Roundup – Part 2

Here’s the second half of our roundup of records that we’ve been digging this spring. If you missed part one, click here to give it a look. Joys Union Group – Boredom Euphoria Released on Trouble in Mind Records, Boredom Euphoria is a sunny blend of cosmic ambient music and astral jazz that will leaveContinue reading “Spring Roundup – Part 2”

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”

Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth

Matt LaJoie continues to conjure the very spirit of nature itself through his cosmic guitar wizardry on the excellent Red Resonant Earth. Released on vinyl, cassette and CD through Flower Room Records, the private label LaJoie and his partner Ash Brooks manage, Red Resonant Earth features the Maine-dwelling musician improvising grand soundscapes on an electricContinue reading “Matt LaJoie – Red Resonant Earth”