psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present

:Episode One-Hundred Eleven: 07.13.2018

Artist Title Album
TigueTriangleStrange Paradise
Free / SlopeUniversal (Deep Into Drift Mode)Abracadabra
Routine DeathStar AllianceParallel Universes
Hamish KilgourWhistle StopFinklestein
Norman WestbergAfter VacationAfter Vacation
K.S. Ratliff and Black MagicFear Of The NightFear Of The Night
Konrad KraftArc 10Arctica
Delphine Dora & Sophie CooperSublime Gesture IIDivine Ekstasys
Prana CrafterMoon Through Fern LatticeEnter The Stream
GoldNo ParkingV/A: Brown Acid - The Sixth Trip
ZendikIs There No PeaceV/A: Brown Acid - The Sixth Trip
Enoch SmokyIt's CruelV/A: Brown Acid - The Sixth Trip
Cosmic FallNarcotic VortexIn Search Of Outer Space
CVXZibaldone I of CVXZibaldone I of CVX
Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-ParkerRosesA Heart From Your Shadow
X.Y.R.Quiet Time (Excerpt)QTT7
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Description

Returning after a week's absence, I start off the show with a set of summery (by the standards of the show, at any rate) tunes, beginning with some tropicalia-influenced post-post-rock (that's what we're calling the post-rock revival, right?) from Tigue, followed by some NEU!/Harmonia-ish neo-Krautrock from the oddly named Free/Slope (who join AC/DC and Yamantaka//Sonic Titan in the "bands with a slash in their name" club), a bit of avant-pop from Routine Death, a psychedelic folk number that I think is fair to describe as "ramblin'" from Hamish Kilgour of The Clean, and a piece of gorgeous dark ambience from longtime Swans member Norman Westberg.

The middle set leads off with a song from an extraordinary, recently-reissued album of outsider 70s rock by K.S. Ratliff and Black Magic (if you pay attention to the chorus, you'll note that in lieu of a delay pedal to create an echo effect, he simply repeats its final word, "night," with decreasing volume, a la "fear of the NIGHT... Night... night...") After that, we hear some early-80s post-kosmiche from Konrad Kraft, some avant-garde drone by Delphine Dora & Sophie Cooper (that I admit might be a little too weird for the show - though it's an excellent album if you're into that sort of thing), some drone-folk by Olympic Peninsula-dweller Prana Crafter, several tracks from the most recent edition of 70s post-Nuggets compilation series Brown Acid, and some low-key space rock by Cosmic Fall

The last set begins with a somewhat "Faust Tapes"-esque sound collage by CVX, a bit of jazz-adjacent improv by Michael Beharie & Teddy Rankin-Parker, and concludes with mysterious Russian dronesmith X.Y.R.'s recent recording for Quiet Time Tapes (a label similar in both its musical and visual aesthetic sensibilities to Not Not Fun).