Al Lover – Cosmic Joke

Turn down the lights, sink into a comfortable couch and slip on a good pair of over-ear headphones and let Al Lover take you on a celestial journey with his latest record, Cosmic Joke. On his first LP since 2019’s Existential Everything, the famed LA-based producer and musician has delivered a molten slab of groovingContinue reading “Al Lover – Cosmic Joke”

Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas

Brad E. Rose and Matt LaJoie have combined their strengths together on the stellar On The Crystal Seas, and the results are simply out of this world. Matt LaJoie, one of today’s most prolific and creative talents in the world of psychedelic folk, ambient and solo guitar music, and Brad E. Rose, a legend in hisContinue reading “Rose & LaJoie – On the Crystal Seas”

Monastics – World Island

For a deeply cathartic psychedelic soundscape, look no further than Monastics’ World Island. Available this week on El Gran E Records, World Island is a reunion of sorts of the formerly NY-dwelling experimental Monastics (which includes guitarist Jeremy Hurewitz, of whom regular readers here would recognize as Rootless). During the pandemic, the now geographically-scattered musiciansContinue reading “Monastics – World Island”

Pelt – Reticence / Resistance

For the best in trance-inducing progressive folk experimentations, seek out Pelt’s latest album, Reticence/Resistance. Pelt has been a legendary force within the worlds of experimental and psychedelic folk music for over 25 years, and this album proves that their powers haven’t receded a bit. In fact, this might be the band at their strongest andContinue reading “Pelt – Reticence / Resistance”

Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium

Help some cats in need by purchasing the new experimental feline-inspired benefit album, A Cat Compendium. Created by Grey Malkin (The Hare and The Moon) and Sven Visterin, this compilation’s goal is to assist animal charities in their native Scotland and Belgium (respectively) that are suffering from a lack of funds due to the pandemic.Continue reading “Lost In Catland – A Cat Compendium”

Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You”

Six Organs of Admittance has evolved into perhaps its most alien form yet on the shredding new single, “All That They Left You.” With industrial clanging beats, nightmarishly distorted vocals and metallic guitar work that puts the temperature of the surface of the sun to shame, this is Six Organs’ Ben Chasny certainly at hisContinue reading “Six Organs of Admittance – “All That They Left You””

Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water

Uncompromising, raw and beyond otherworldly, The Power of Water is without a doubt one of the most essential free improv records of 2021. Tashi Dorji (of Kuzu), Ian McColm (of Heart of The Ghost) and Frank Meadows (of The Library of Babel), are each veterans of the DIY avant-garde and free jazz worlds, but thisContinue reading “Tashi Dorji / Ian McColm / Frank Meadows – The Power of Water”

Bobby Lee – Origin Myths

Bobby Lee’s Origin Myths takes cosmic Americana music to a whole other level. Recorded in the pockets of free time between the tasks of early fatherhood in the depths of the current pandemic, this album finds Lee improvising freely on guitar with a variety of hallucinatory effects and a dusty drum machine. He takes theContinue reading “Bobby Lee – Origin Myths”

Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble

One of the most exciting developments in the underground recently has been the ever-expanding crossover of experimental and country music. From unorthodox pedal steel soundscapes to full-blown ambient-country hybrids, this unexpected blend of styles have produced some daringly original records and thrilling concepts. However, with the upcoming release of their debut full-length LP, Nashville AmbientContinue reading “Video Premiere: “Conversion” by Nashville Ambient Ensemble”

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”