Tag: Eindhoven Psych Lab

  • Interview: Radar Men From The Moon

    As a prelude to inclusion in the forthcoming issue of Optical Sounds Fanzine, as well as a precursor to my getting to witness these guys at least twice in the coming months, I caught up with Tony and Glenn from Radar Men From The Moon for a flavour of what makes them tick… Tell me…

  • Interview: Hermann Blaupunkt / Het Droste Effect

    I recently reviewed the new Het Droste Effect album ‘Soar’, which you can read here. Het Droste Effect were one of the “gateway drugs”, in my personal epiphany with the resurgence of independent, experimental, underground psychedelia. I caught up with ‘Hermann Blaupunkt’ from the band, for the low-down on all things Het Droste Effect… Can…

  • Album Review: Het Droste Effect – ‘Soar’

    Album Review: Het Droste Effect – ‘Soar’

    Het Droste Effect is, “Two guys rocking out in a studio and blending whatever sounds they like at any given moment in time.” I first chanced upon Het Droste Effect, with the announcement of their ‘Random X Maybe’ track, commissioned for Eindhoven Psych Lab in 2014. A delightfully idiosyncratic collaboration, with Glen Peeters from Radar…

  • Album Review: Hey Colossus – ‘Radio Static High’

    Album Review: Hey Colossus – ‘Radio Static High’

    My epiphany with Hey Colossus came, as perhaps all musical epiphanies should, in the white hot cauldron of a live encounter. In my case, that was earlier this year at Eindhoven Psych Lab. June almost feels like a lifetime ago in some respects, but joy of joys – October brings us the latest Hey Colossus…

  • EP Review: MDME SPKR – ‘Humanoid’

    EP Review: MDME SPKR – ‘Humanoid’

    MDME SPKR‘s ‘Humanoid’, vinyl is not even in my sweaty little mitts quite yet, but the sense of anticipation on this one goes wwwaaayyy beyond palpable! The official release date is October 01st, only 4 more sleeps, only 4 more sleeps… How long have I been waiting for this? Since 13:25 on 11th March 2014,…

  • Album Review: Radar Men From The Moon – ‘Subversive I’

    Album Review: Radar Men From The Moon – ‘Subversive I’

    I have had the unbridled pleasure of witnessing Radar Men From The Moon in their natural live, improvisational element, on two rapturous occasions now. Last year, following the release of their ‘Strange Wave Galore’ long player, then earlier this year in concert with The Cosmic Dead for their collaborative, shamanic wig-out, ‘Audio Test 001.epl 15…

  • Live Review: Eindhoven Psych Lab – Day 2

    Live Review: Eindhoven Psych Lab – Day 2

    Day 2, (see Day 1 here), of Eindhoven Psych Lab commenced with a leisurely breakfast, fit for a king, courtesy of the Hampshire Hotel – Crown Eindhoven. Offered as part of a combined early booking event ticket, it epitomises the organisers’ flawless attention to detail. This is the second year I have had the pleasure…

  • Live Review: Eindhoven Psych Lab – Day 1

    Live Review: Eindhoven Psych Lab – Day 1

    “psyche/ˈsʌɪki/via Latin from Greek psukhē ‘breath, life, soul”… As the fundamental factors for any psychedelic experience are defined by set, setting and dosage – the anticipation enveloping this sophomore, 2015mg Effenaar event, was tangibly palpable. “The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting. Set denotes the preparation of the individual, including his personality…

  • Sonic Jesus – ‘Neither Virtue Nor Anger’

    Sonic Jesus – ‘Neither Virtue Nor Anger’

    ‘Neither Virtue Nor Anger’ by Sonic Jesus, is perhaps 2015’s most eagerly anticipated debut LP, certainly for those fortunate souls who take their music with more than just a pinch of gravitas. Few releases have me contemplating the juxtaposition of Platonist preponderance over Aristotle’s ‘Ethica Nicomachea’, combined with Blake’s adherence that “there is no suffering…

  • Live: Sonic Jesus (Album Launch) & The Underground Youth – The Waiting Room, London 16-04-15

    Live: Sonic Jesus (Album Launch) & The Underground Youth – The Waiting Room, London 16-04-15

    I appreciate that people generally make the pilgrimage TO Ireland, but this was one divine intervention I was not going to miss for anything… Two years in the making and the day finally arrives for the official unveiling of the debut album by Sonic Jesus – ‘Neither Virtue Nor Anger’. (Full LP Review to follow).…