Tag: chromaticism

  • Featured Artist – Centralstödet

    Featured Artist – Centralstödet

    I have those good people at Sky Lantern Records to thank for introducing me to the aural phenomena that is Centralstödet. As an already confirmed devotee of Kikagaku Moyo, Sky Lantern’s release of Mammatus Clouds earlier this year brought me the added bonus that has been the music of Tolchock and Centralstödet. Centralstödet are the…

  • Body – ‘Dingo / Hollow’ EP

    Body – ‘Dingo / Hollow’ EP

    This is about as infectiously epic as 4 minutes and 15 seconds of pure garage-pop-punk gets… Reborn from the 10 year old ashes of Meine Kleine Deutsche, Body have just released their digital debut EP through PNKSLM Recordings. Stockholm based Body comprises Mia Johansson on vocals, along with  Mikey Korsgren, Patrik Boman, Martin Stenberg and…

  • Sloath – ‘Deep Mountain’

    Sloath – ‘Deep Mountain’

    Sloath released their eponymous sold-out album in 2010 on Riot Season, with the promise of more to follow, soon… The vagaries of life though, saw fit to enforce a 4 year wait for their shortly to be released follow-up album “Deep Mountain”. Following various permutations since their original formation in 2007, the band played a…

  • Blown Out – ‘Drifting Way Out Between Suns’

    Blown Out – ‘Drifting Way Out Between Suns’

    Recently, thanks to Brett Savage of Dead Sea Apes, I was introduced to the sonic delight that is Haikai No Ku’s “Ultra High Dimensionality” – when I saw that sister-band Blown Out were about to release “Drifting Way Out Between Suns”, I knew I had to have more of that sound in my life. My…

  • Sudakistan – ‘Rabia’

    Sudakistan – ‘Rabia’

    On the Wednesday before going to Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, I made a point of watching a video by each of the dozen or so bands that for whatever reason had escaped my radar. In the case of Sudakistan’s “Dale Gas” & “Rabia” it was a 24 carat revelation. From the opening bass and…

  • Lola Colt – ‘Driving Mr Johnny’

    Lola Colt – ‘Driving Mr Johnny’

    This track is the first release from the forthcoming, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’, Jim Sclavunos produced album, “Away From The Water”, released on Fuzz Club Records and due out at the end of the month. With trademark soaring vocals and tequila-soaked, jangling cinematic riffage, Lola Colt are quite literally a band apart. Singer,…

  • Dead Sea Apes – ‘High Evolutionary’

    Dead Sea Apes – ‘High Evolutionary’

    “Hello. We are Dead Sea Apes. We make music.” With that matter of fact, mission statement of intent, issued in May of 2010, along with the digital release of “Soy Dios”, the musical landscape was forever stretched and warped beyond the confines of it’s meaningless boundaries. Subsequent releases, in 2012 of “Astral House” again in…

  • Chromaticism’s Liverpool Psych Fest Video Diary

    Chromaticism’s Liverpool Psych Fest Video Diary

    My personal odyssey, initially posted to my Chromaticism Facebook page… (each bold text is a link to the band or to a video by the band)… The Seraphim bestrode the Elysium Fields of Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia last weekend, which sensationally kicked off with Purple Heart Parade… http://youtu.be/vFj4Q01XsQ4. Formes were new to me, absolutely loved their unique, doom tinged set… http://youtu.be/cSeLjCTz3iU. Pete Bassman…

  • White Manna – ‘Live Frequencies’

    White Manna – ‘Live Frequencies’

    “Space Ritual”, “Live At Leeds”, “Kick Out The Jams”, “Metallic K.O.” – undoubtedly, “Live Frequencies” is entirely and comfortably at home in this exalted company, in time it will be regarded as much as a defining moment in the psych genre as it’s esteemed forebears were in theirs. Recorded in Stengrad, Copenhagen and Le Kalif,…

  • The Myrrors – ‘Solar Collector’

    The Myrrors – ‘Solar Collector’

    The Myrrors will always be a special band for me. Thanks to my good friend Darren in Japan, I first heard “Burning Circles In The Sky” back in November of 2013.The Myrrors were my red pill of admittance, tumbling me down the Psych rabbit-hole. As a long term devotee of the classics, I was sadly…