Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

Reviews From: Psychedelic
Astral Waves - Genesis

Astral Waves - Genesis

Astral Waves
Genesis
Label: Altar Records

Astral Waves is DJ Zen (aka Gabriel D), creator of Altar Records, and one of the pioneers of the Canadian psytrance scene. Genesis is a carefully crafted psychill journey inspired by tribal drummming, world chants and nature itself, with an underlying goal of activating your inner Warrior of Light. Are you ready for your activation? Let’s begin.

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Sunsquabi - Deluxe Ep

Sunsquabi - Deluxe Ep

Sunsquabi
Deluxe Ep
Label: All Good Records

A Colorado trio that caught my attention with their debut album last year on GRIZ’s All Good Record label. This critically acclaimed follow up EP throws down some serious future funk beats mixed with gigantic jammy rhythmic retention. Certain to take you to your happy place and make you want more! Catch em at Shangri La Festival Sept 8-10 at Harmony Park in Minnesota.

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Yak Attack - The Radiant Kind

Yak Attack - The Radiant Kind

Yak Attack
The Radiant Kind
Label: Yak Attack

Livetronica trios that pump out handsomely fresh bumps, funk and jazzy downtempo flips and slips are one of my fave things. Fling yourself onto the dance floor when this Portland crew swings through your town and their motivational beats spring from the speakers and into your hearts.

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Savant - Jester

Savant - Jester

Savant
Jester
Label: Vybz

SAVANT
Jester
(Vybz)

Surprise! To date, Savant (aka Aleksander Vinter of Norway) has composed/produced over 10,000 songs in various genres (most notably metal, orchestral/classical, hip-hop and electronic music) and under several aliases, with many topping charts near and far. Jester hops through genres and styles like a kid in a candy store, spending a moment on one, before being attracted to another and then another. With such a cornacopia of sounds, styles and samples to choose from, every moment of every song ushers forth a new succulent musical morsel for your ears to nibble on.

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Random Rab - Formless Edge

Random Rab - Formless Edge

Random Rab
Formless Edge
Label: Random Rab

Smooth and flowing, mostly instrumental, electronic compositions, free from drops and jagged edges as well as the convulsions of pop music. Abstract organic sounds are painted across a haunting and experimental landscape wound with analog frequencies and fidelity, resolved to an uncommon yet transformational vantage point.

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Zymosis - Insight

Zymosis - Insight

Zymosis
Insight
Label: Sentimony Records

Consciousness expanding psychedelic electronica woven with downtempo and trance, that wanders into a lot of heady territories. This Ukranian based project headed by Dimitro and Gree Shanti are prolific in their field and appear on a number of international compilations and releases and now the entrancing and invigorating “Insight” is sure to capture even more recognition.

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Cosmoganic - Harness The Soup

Cosmoganic - Harness The Soup

Cosmoganic
Harness The Soup
Label: Swamp Music

Electronic music can flow in many directions, with some composers creating hybrids of earthy organics with spacey synthetics. Cosmoganic (aka Ollie Jackson) has formulated a delicious audio meal of squishy, creamy psydub atmospheres blessed with wandering whomps and happy harmonies spiced with tribal tendencies. Consider it an 8 course feast of musical treats for your ears to eat!

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Earthcry - Modular Improvisation at Isis Music Hall

Earthcry - Modular Improvisation at Isis Music Hall

Earthcry
Modular Improvisation at Isis Music Hall
Label: Earthcry

Earthcry is the brainchild of Asheville, NC based producer Anthony Thogmartin (also of Papadosio). This is the recording from his one off improvisational experimental performance on 11/11/17 utilizing modular synthesizers. The result is a flow of colorful cascading rhythms and drumscapes patched together with in the moment effects, looping and frequency blending. Another unique compositional approach with a prodigious end result!

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Shpongle - Codex VI

Shpongle - Codex VI

Shpongle
Codex VI
Label: Twisted Records Ltd

Complex, layered and highly anticipated, this, their sixth full length release, is recognizable Shpongle at every musical turn and twist. Codex VI offers a wider range of styles and natures while exploring a more dramatic range of influences and output. That being said, great as it is, for me overall it didn’t reach the levels of mystical musical ecstasy offered by their prior releases.

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Planewalker - Planes of Consciousness

Planewalker - Planes of Consciousness

Planewalker
Planes of Consciousness
Label: Street Ritual

Weaving mystical rhythms and sacred invocations into tribal electronica propels this journey of higher ‘Planes of Consciousness’. Displaying great production and a diverse eclectic otherworldly musical perspective complete with deep bass lines and an occasional mantra are what create the need for repeated plays.

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Spirit Travelers - Origin

Spirit Travelers - Origin

Spirit Travelers
Origin
Label: Altar Records

Combining the ancient wisdom of Hindu Gods into psychedelic music isn’t just for anyone, but in the capable hands of world traveled musical veterans Eric Mandala and Joseph A. Ruel it becomes a treat for the ears. Utilizing ethnic instrumentation to bolster digital rhythms and chill-step approaches this duo from Canada tops their delicacies with sacred chants, mantras and tribal pulsations.

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Opiuo - SYZYGY 01

Opiuo - SYZYGY 01

Opiuo
SYZYGY 01
Label: Slurp Music

This 5 song EP has reinvigorated my love for the New Zealand born DJ, Opiuo! Offering a varied selection of his award winning electro funk styles and swampy bass beat approaches, it serves as a great launch for his summer US tour, specifically his appearance on 4/21 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado which will feature an exclusive live performance with a 20-piece orchestral set, the Syzygy Orchestra.

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