Eclectic Vibes

by Andrew Frey

Reviews From: Psychedelic
Uriah Heep - Celebration

Uriah Heep - Celebration

Uriah Heep
Celebration
Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION

Wow! A 70s band re-juicing some old classics while working in a few new compositions. Although good for touring, perspective and their 40 year retrospect, nothing is of pearly significance here other than perhaps a few of the original gems sparkling with today’s production values and the DVD for live performance value.

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Kazyak - A Beautiful Brontosaurus

Kazyak - A Beautiful Brontosaurus

Kazyak
A Beautiful Brontosaurus
Label: Ground Up Productions

Bebobble-deeing between countrified jams and upstart funky rock may show off a classic jam rock band influence, but this friendly and flowing vision utilizes an ambitious combination of elements to create a memorable recording filled with harmony vocals, salient solos and delectable rhythms that are especially admirable for a trio to produce.

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Collective Acoustics
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Label: Gah Gah Music

Love at first riff? From the very moment I put this in the player, the silky smooth organic rocktronica created by this experimental trio caressed my musical g-spot. The flowing and dreamy instrumentals are comprised of curious guitars, murmuring and enticing jazzy rhythms and patches of blissful ambience. All played on real instruments. No samples, loops or MIDI here. The highly versatile crew creates in other interesting ways including organs, electric bass and harpsichord plus instruments and devices of their own design.

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Joey Fehrenbach - Don’t Wake Me

Joey Fehrenbach - Don’t Wake Me

Joey Fehrenbach
Don’t Wake Me
Label: Delicate Recordings

Strikingly beautiful downtempo electronica, filled with comforting melodies and an effortless appeal. Discerning himself from solo artists with a band name by simply utilizing his actual name, this Arizona based musician undeniably has the songwriting skills to make his name memorable as his musical already has become.

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Panjoma - Panjoma: Trixter God

Panjoma - Panjoma: Trixter God

Panjoma
Panjoma: Trixter God
Label: Wonderlust Discs and Digital/ GRID Discs

Pulsing through the dimensions of industrial obliqueness, while elsewhere traipsing through a delirious version of synthpop and it’s affectionate afterbirth, affords the room to spend time congealing in the psycho lounge. Currently a trio and formerly ‘Happy Panjoma,’ this Austin outfit is able to ease the rebellious spirits with plush beats and floaty female vocals.

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lespecial - Omnisquid

lespecial - Omnisquid

lespecial
Omnisquid
Label: CD Baby

Vascilating between intense Tool level prog metal, and ambient electronic glitches this truly IS the Omnisquid! Weaving a path of ever morphing grooves and rhythms occasionally popping into King Crismson level tinkering and tweaking on their guitars, lespecial delivers twists and turns a plenty, but not so many that the music suffers. Bristling with activity and inspiration there is much to absorb and observe here.

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Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

Organic Dreamers - The Timeless Machine

Organic Dreamers
The Timeless Machine
Label: Ashnaia Project

This hybrid downtempo psydub project brings together Ashnaia Project And Isaac Hypnotizer in an exuberant apogee of psychedelic electronica. Produced in Ibiza, these 10 tracks will teleport your consciousness to places you haven’t even dreamed about yet.

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Supersillyus - Charade

Supersillyus - Charade

Supersillyus
Charade
Label: Gravitas Recordings

Supersillyus is your new found guide down a six track road titled “Charade.” This pilgrimage into a strange, eclectic and curious realm of psychedelic electronica is woven with alluring melodies and ambient seductions, highlighted by haunting rhythms and a few choicly spun vocals. Filled with simple to complex influences crossing numerous genres, this auric storytelling is as welcoming in you headphones as on the dance floor, if you are brave enough to explore these dimensions of wonder and intrigue.

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The Gaslamp Killer - Instrumentalepathy

The Gaslamp Killer - Instrumentalepathy

The Gaslamp Killer
Instrumentalepathy
Label: Cuss Records

Unclassifiable and ever morphing, this psychedelic stream of consciousness release will find fans in many nooks and crannies of surrealistic electronic experimentation. Not so much a soundtrack as a drive down a musical mystery theater of new discoveries. What new world will this take you to?

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Cualli - The Monk of Chunk

Cualli - The Monk of Chunk

Cualli
The Monk of Chunk
Label: Gravitas

Observing the synthesis between humans, technology and the environment, this Boulder, CO DJ has spun together an earcatching web of mystical yet thumping mid-tempo electronica, bedded by field recordings from various international nature locations such as the Amazon of Peru, the Northern California redwoods, and the Himalayas. Delightfully contemporary with just the right amount of global ambiance.

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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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