Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]

For over 20 years, Acid Mothers Temple, through a multitude of different line-ups, side projects and collaborations, helped pioneer the current revival of psychedelic rock. The most recent addition to the group’s intimidatingly dense discography is the totally game-changing Electric Dream Ecstasy. The Brazilian label Essence Music, released EDE on limited CD, limited black vinyl andContinue reading “Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O – Electric Dream Ecstasy [Acid Rock/Space Rock/Experimental Rock]”

Alien Lizard – Pure Kafka [Experimental Rock/Psychedelic Rock]

Alien Lizard, an experimental rock group out of Gdańsk, Poland, recently unleashed their surreal and otherworldly debut album upon the world. Pure Kafka is a murky dreamscape rich with swaths of shoegaze-like guitar, ghostly vocals and cold synthesized atmospherics. In some ways, the sound here is reminiscent of the dark ambience of The Future SoundContinue reading “Alien Lizard – Pure Kafka [Experimental Rock/Psychedelic Rock]”

Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]

Arriving like a shadowy omen, Stony Sugarskull have returned with a new single, Butterflies/You Rock. If you’ve been a reader of RCU for a while now, then you probably already know how Stony Sugarskull is a total favorite of the blog. Luckily, their smoky, mysterious goth-psychedelia that made them such a favorite is still heavilyContinue reading “Stony Sugarskull – Butterfly/You Rock [Psychedelic/Dream Pop/Shoegaze]”

Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]

News of any fresh release from Manchester’s premier acid rockers, the Dead Sea Apes, is a reason for celebration (or a pagan dance-ritual held around a huge bon fire, but to each their own). Recondite is one massive slab of a compilation, bristling with mind-melting essentials from all across the band’s discography as well asContinue reading “Dead Sea Apes – Recondite [Acid Rock/Post Rock/Space Rock]”

The Prefab Messiahs – Psychsploitation Today [Psychedelic Rock/Garage Rock/Psych-Pop]

The Prefab Messiahs’ are back with a vengeance. Out on Burger and Lollipop Records, on January 26th, the Boston group’s latest, Psychspoitation Today, is a jagged garage-pop reaction to the madness of our times. Songs like “The Man Who Killed Reality” and “The Last Day on Earth” call out the current commander in chief andContinue reading “The Prefab Messiahs – Psychsploitation Today [Psychedelic Rock/Garage Rock/Psych-Pop]”

Myco- Myco [Psychedelic Rock/Experimental]

Myco’s self-titled debut EP is a superbly heady miasma of psychedelic rock with a surprising electro edge. All throughout Myco, the Kansas City band gathers a rich assortment of influences and distills them all into a hypnotic and otherworldly soundscape. From the swampy reggae-like rhythm of “Shower,” to the very Tears for Fears-on-acid-like vibe onContinue reading “Myco- Myco [Psychedelic Rock/Experimental]”

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]”

Zong- Zong [Acid Rock]

Like a towering dust storm blotting out the sun, Zong’s self-titled record is a murky and monstrous force that will leave you feeling very small and defenseless. Joining the ranks of fellow Australian acid rockers like Mt. Mountain, Hotel Wrecking City Traders and Smoke, Zong pushes the limits of fuzz guitar with a totally overdrivenContinue reading “Zong- Zong [Acid Rock]”

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]

The latest offering by Chicago’s super-group of cosmic mutant rockers will surely reduce your mind to a crispy, smoldering cinder. The record opens with the jaw-dropping supernova of “Ghost of Dread Reaction,” which perfectly sets the chaotically lysergic tone for the rest of the album. The densely lush sound that Plastic Crimewave (AKA Steve Krakow)Continue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate- Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom [Acid Rock/Space Rock]”

Violet Nox- Nebula [Psychedelic/Electronica/Experimental]

Nebula is a suitably titled debut album of swirling, amorphous electro-psychedelic noise by Bostonian tripsters, Violet Nox. The album positively radiates with the talent of several prominent members of Boston’s underground psych/experimental music scene like Karen Zanes on guitar and vocals, Kris Thompson (of The Prefab Messiahs/Abunai!) on synths and the production work of GaryContinue reading “Violet Nox- Nebula [Psychedelic/Electronica/Experimental]”