Podcast 2023.03 Any Given Sunday

Another Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone, and it’s strange to think how much this institution has changed over time. The games are actually competitive and Super Bowl commercials have become an institution in their own right. Gone are the days of the Up With People halftime show. Hard to believe, but Up With People headlined at FOUR Super Bowls. So anyway, the playlist for this episode would would make an excellent trippy Super Bowl halftime show.

time artist title
00:37 Night Rites Den
04:18 Bard's Flying Vessel Barrows
06:48 Dark Fog Your Loyalty A sHAPESHIFTEr
11:58 Orchestra Gold Keleya
16:52 Bad Bed Ghash
22:30 Ivan The Tolerable Before the Sun Sinks
30:09 Luminous Rift Symbols In The Sky
34:56 Ambassador Hazy The Door Between
37:01 Halo Noose Magical Flight
40:52 Oceans of Stars Sailing The Oceans Of Stars
44:34 Thomas Greenwood Ritual Moon
48:37 Shivalila No Enemies
50:02 Sound of Smoke Shadows
54:56 Black Market Karma Heady Ideas

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Another Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. It’s strange to think how much the Super Bowl has changed over time. The games are actually competitive and Super Bowl commercials have become an institution in their own right. Gone are the days of Up With People playing the halftime show. Hard to believe, but Up With People actually performed at FIVE Super Bowls (V, X, XIV, XVI and XX). So anyway, the playlist for this episode of Turn Me On, Dead Man would would make an excellent trippy Super Bowl halftime show.

Night Rites – Den (from Den, release date: January 27, 2023)

Psych / Drone / Reverb / Fuzz / Delay / Synths 3 piece band from Adelaide Australia. Comprising of members from local acts The Howling Fog, The Dunes and Byzantines.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
Peter Blunden (Drums): The drum kit is an old 70’s Roger’s Big R that I picked up second hand for peanuts. It was in bad condition and sitting in a shed in the Barossa Valley gathering dust, but I brought it home, cleaned it from top to bottom and put new skins on it. It’s got a real vintage kinda thud to it that i really dig for Night Rites. Snare is a standard Ludwig Supraphonic with nothing special about it except I put thicker skins on and tuned it about as low as it will go. The other key part of my sound is a 22” Paiste 2002 Big Beat cymbal that I use as my ride. It’s super washy and crashable and just carries the songs along with its beautiful sustain.
Adam Vanderwerf (Guitar/Synth): I use 2 guitars in Night Rites, but my main one is a Eastwood Classic 12 with upgraded vintage low output Brierley humbucker pickups. When I got that guitar I always intended to replace them – and when the chance came up for mick to hand wire them I jumped at the chance. The tone I get from them is exactly what I was after. We also used a Korg MS20 for a lot of the synth across the EP. Early on in the band we were looking for something to fill out the sound – and we’ve now incorporated this into the set. You can get so many tones out of that thing – it’s a fun piece of gear. In addition to the maxed out amp reverb and 2 reverb pedals always on – I used a Death By Audio Phosphene Scream for a heap of delay tones. It’s a real versatile pedal and just makes things sound so dark.
Rhys Overall (Vocals/Bass): I’ve used a bunch of different basses/amps/pedals in Night Rites, but I knew going into the Den session that a precision bass/Ampeg stack combo was going to be the sound for this record. The specific gear used was a Fender late-80’s P-Bass (MIJ w/ Seymour Duncan Antiquity 2 pickups), a reproduction Ampeg V-4 (running into a modern Ampeg 4×10 cab) and a late 80’s DOD 250 overdrive pedal which was used for the various drive tones. The bass has a nice amount of warm punch, which I think is a combination of its ash body, rosewood fretboard and 60s voiced antiquity pickups. When paired with the Ampeg V-4 it sits nicely in the mix, with tight sounding low end. The DOD 250 was then used to get everything from a bit of grit and presence, such as in Light Over Earth, to dark and beefy drive tone such as in Dark Patterns. The pedal has a nice flat mid-range voicing which really gives the tone a nice 70’s vintage voicing.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
NR: We’ve actually got another set of tracks almost finished for a release later this year. Hopefully before mid year we will have it out. Last year we focused on playing sets and getting tight as a band, this year we want to focus on getting some material out. We’re always working on new songs too – hopefully we can get them into the set too. We worked with Brett Orrison for Dark Patterns but he was busy on the Jack White world tour, so we worked with Owen Penglis in Sydney for the rest of the tracks on the EP. Both those guys were a dream to work with – and hoping to continue that relationship with these new tracks.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
NR: Hopefully we can line up some interstate shows soon. We had a heap booked but COVID cancelled those plans. In the meantime we have a show being announced soon in Adelaide for the end of March.

Bard’s Flying Vessel – Barrows (from Nightfall Generator, release date: March 3, 2023)

Formed by Joey Dussault, Matt Dwyer, and Aaron Swartz, Brooklyn band Bard’s Flying Vessel owes as much of their influence to the garage rock basements of Boston as they do to John Carpenter films. Later on Bosch Akram and Sarang Joshi joined the lineup to make the band the five piece it is today. Bard’s Flying Vessel is based in Brooklyn.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
BFV: We’re putting out an EP on March 3rd called “Nightfall Generator”, a collection of dusty tracks from over the last couple years that made sense as a cohesive project. Really happy to now include everyone in the band on the writing and recording, the first LP was recorded a bit more piecemeal and lo fi. I also wanted these songs to feel more grounded and thematically cohesive around nature.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BFV: we have a bunch of new songs to finish that we will record live, with the aim of capturing that energy together. Also of course playing more shows, and more outside of NYC where we are from.

Dark Fog – Your Loyalty A sHAPESHIFTEr (from Your Loyalty A sHAPESHIFTEr, release date: January 31, 2023)

Dark Fog has been part of the Chicago psych scene since 2003, recently delving into ‘Trap Psych’. As Ray describes it, “I blended my brand of psych rock with the powerful beats and sensibilities of Trap and dance music, choosing to use Auto-tune on my vocals.”

Orchestra Gold – Keleya (from Medicine, release date: January 20, 2023)

Led by Malian vocalist Mariam Diakite, African Psychedelic Rock ensemble Orchestra GOLD 🔆 celebrated the release of their third album, “Medicine,” on January 20, 2023. Recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in Oakland, CA, “Medicine” was mixed by Chico Mann of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra / Here Lies Man. Orchestra GOLD has started a GoFundMe campaign, as Erich Huffaker, composer & guitarist, announced that Orchestra GOLD has been selected to perform at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, TX, in March 2023! You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/FeedtheMusicFeeltheMedicine.

Bad Bed – Ghash (from Flower Eaters, release date: December 30, 2022)

Psychedelic Rock project based in Italy. Official musical project from SBIM and The Marmalade Appreciation Society. Keato Sanders: Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussions, Samples, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Vocals The Drummer: Drums, Keyboards, Percussions, Vocals Rintin Zizou: Vocals Alex West: Vocals
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
BB: We usually produce our tracks in a pair of small diy studios/home studios and both of these places has its own respective drum kit. In our main studio we’ve got a Gretsch Catilina Club drum kit but we recorded just “Ghash” on it because we had some logistic issues during the recordings due to covid-19. All the others drum tracks have been recorded by our drummer in his home studio and he used a Mapex Armory drum kit. The basses we used are a heavily modded Fender P Bass and a Danelectro bass VI with a P90 pickup. We recorded the bass tracks through a Kustom Groove Bass amp. Our main acoustic guitar is Maton but you can hear also a Hofner. Our main electric guitar is Vox SDC-55 and we used also a Telecaster style guitar, a Silvertone Bobkat, a Hofner 4578TZ and others. You can hear also some electronic sounds through both our albums, we made them with a Korg Poly-800 synth, a Korg Kaoss Pad 2 and also a Hughes & Kettner Replex delay. The assorted electronics have been recorded with an Ampeg Superjet amp and the guitars have been recorded with a Lombardi LC8 amp. Lombardi is a little company located in our region (Romagna), their products are actually really good and they’re known for have being utilized by Noel Redding, Giant Sand and Premiata Forneria Marconi.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
BB: Now we’re recording our third record which has a more classic Garage/Psych sound (I guess). It’s a concept album with a really dumb concept and it’s the last chapter of a trilogy consisting of our first three records. We’re also composing new tunes for our next woks (which are probably going to be more radical). At the moment we’re working also on a couple of side projects: one is a kinda demential Noise/Psych/Free Jazz thang called Spopovich Jazz Trio and the other is an Alt Rock/Garage Pop band called Fifth Town. The first is made up of me (Keato the guitarist), our former bass player and one of our collaborators as drummer, the second consists of our regular drummer and two other former members of ours.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BB: Aside from our third, we are actually planning three other records to start working on in the future. We’ve got also a compilation of experimental recordings called C.P.V., maybe we’ll release it after our third. There are even tunes from our side projects that are gonna be out soon. We would like to play live gigs more extensively but in our region it’s sometimes hard to find good places where small bands can play. We’re actually really young (both my drummer and I are eighteen) so now would hard for us to move to anywhere else

Ivan The Tolerable – Before the Sun Sinks (from Black Water/Brown Earth, release date: January 20, 2023)

Solo works by Oli Heffernan (Year Of Birds / King Champion Sounds / Detective Instinct / Shrug)
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Black Water/Brown Earth?
ITT: I guess it was a 50/50 mix of the anxiety and tension in the air during the covid lockdowns and the increased nature sounds you could hear due to there being less people and traffic about. The birds and the wind felt 10 times louder than usual. I guess that’s what is at the heart of it…
TMODM: What record changed your life?
ITT: I’m one of those annoying people who doesn’t have a favourite album. How do you pick just one?! It would change every 10 minutes…. Hearing Bitches Brew late at night on headphones when I was 16 blew my mind though and totally changed the way I thought about what music could be. Recently I’ve been relentlessly playing the two albums by London Odense Ensemble, the Hailu Mergia reissues, Furling by Meg Baird and the latest album by the Sun Ra Arkestra.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
ITT: Finishing promo for the last album, and then onto the next one which is due out on Stolen Body Records in mid March. It’s a peach, and features some very special guests….but more on that when it’s announced

Luminous Rift – Symbols In The Sky (from Heidrun, release date: January 31, 2023)

Luminous Rift is from Galway, Irelans. Ian Garner plays Guitar/Bass/Drums.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
LR: My gear is pretty simple. A few well worn guitars, a variety of different fuzz pedals– a Wah, phaser, tape delay, into an Orange Micro Terror which I mic up into my DAW. I’m using Logic and I also use an old Tascam Portastudio 4 track. And various thrify mics.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
LR: I’m just finishing up on another 4 tracks in a kind of jazz rock improv style. I’ve been listening to a lot of Mahavishnu Orchestra and mid-70s Santana so it’s that kind of vibe.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
LR: My goal for this year is to put out something every month. I’ve the luxury of working from home and I have my own studio space there so it affords me plenty of recording time. I think I mentioned last time my desire to get out there and play live, which is still a goal, just looking for some people to jam with. So if there is anyone out there who digs what I’m doing, hit me up.

Ambassador Hazy – The Door Between (from The Door Between, release date: March 10, 2023)

Ambassador Hazy (Cold Spring, NY) is a solo recording project by Sterling DeWeese who was previously in a slew of obscure bands including Heavy Hands, Dirty Rainbow, Terrapin Gun, Madison Electric and Black Fantastic.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
AH: Mostly my gear is old vintage stuff from the 60’s-80s – I have always loved that era of music and always loved that gear so that’s what I’m using, lots of old fuzz pedals, lots of my Roland Space Echo, another secret weapon is my Hammond Condor Guitar Synth and I have a few different vintage guitars too, a Tele, a Jaguar and maybe my favorite lately, my Harmony Roy Smeck – and all the tracks are recorded to my Tascam 38 1/2″ 8 track and then mixed down live off the board to the computer.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
AH: Still plugging away making new music, I just finished another tune last week. I already have enough material for the follow up record, I just need to do some sequencing and editing and need cover art and then it should be ready to go in the near future, so you might see that in 6 months a year time we’ll see.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
AH: Well besides the solo stuff and the new as yet unnamed LP I am very excited to be getting back together with my old friend Scott to work on some new Terrapin Gun material in a few months. Last year we put out Terrapin Gun – Relax Your Mind on Infinite Spin Records which was stuff we did in the late 90’s early 00’s so this will be our first new recordings in about 20 years. I am pretty excited, it will be a nice change of pace to work with a collaborator and Scott is bringing in a pile of songs so I will be acting more as accompanist/producer on this stuff. Hopefully we can get a record together out of theses sessions but how long it will be to see the light of day who knows.

Halo Noose – Magical Flight (from Magical Flight, release date: February 3, 2023, original release: February 14, 2020)

Fuzz rock from the Northern Highlands in Scotland.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
HN: Nothing too fancy. I use a muff pedal, wah wah and delay pedal on the guitar and a muff pedal on the Bass.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
HN: I’m working on 10 new tracks at the moment all the instruments are recorded just the vocals left and then on with the mixing and production when I get the time .
TMODM: What’s next for you?
HN: Next is to release it and hopefully the album gets pressed to vinyl and see where Halo Noose goes from there.

Oceans of Stars – Sailing The Oceans Of Stars (from Sailing The Oceans Of Stars, release date: January 10, 2023)

Oceans of Stars are from Bucharest, Romania: Stephen Big – drums, percussion, bass, guitar, E-bow, Fairlight CMI (“Liquid Stars”) Andrew Shockman – guitar, keyboards Victor Large – guitar and piano (“Liquid Stars”)
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Sailing The Oceans Of Stars?
OoS: Strongest influence on that song specifically was shoegaze and space rock – Slowdive and Hawkwind, more or less. I might have also had somewhere in the back of my mind This Mortal Coil while working out the song’s atmosphere. At least, that’s from my end – I never asked Andrew what his inspirations were.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
OoS: Oh, I don’t even know where I could begin to answer that question, haha. Nirvana’s Nevermind and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik had a big impact on me as a kid. Shoegaze-specific, it’s My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless that really got me into the genre, and I still consider it the peak of the genre.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
OoS: There’s an Oceans of Stars album in the works, which’ll be shoegaze with jangle pop influences. It’s recorded, it just needs remixing. I’m looking for a female vocalist to do the vocals, and you can imagine that causes a bit of a hold-up, haha! I’m also working on the next Groovy Times album, but that one’s just happened to get started, and have a plan for the next Oceans of Stars album as well. We’ll see which one ends up getting finished first.

Thomas Greenwood – Ritual Moon (from Rituals, release date: March 2, 2023)

Thomas Greenwood & the Talismans – Italian Psychedelic Project, based in Bergamo, Italy.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Rituals?
TG: Rituals was strongly influenced by many jams I played in my home-base with friends… Then coronavirus forced us to stay close inside our own houses.. I Took all the previous material, recorded it in my home studio and then that’s Rituals… Jamming with friends and many musicians was the real “ritual” as a concept.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TG: So many.. First of all Harvest by Neil Young, I printed it on my skin and in my mind..
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TG: we’re releasing a new single called “all the lines” in a few weeks, then other 3 songs and a new album, recorded all together as a band and it will be cool, stay tuned

Shivalila – No Enemies (from Mediations On The Kali Yuga, release date: January 13, 2023)

Shivalila is from Akron, OH. All songs written, arranged, performed, recorded, and produced by Adam Goldman.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Meditations On The Kali Yuga?
Shivalila: Meditations on the Kali Yuga is a karmic manifestation. It is the sum total of every musical influence I’ve had, every musical influence my influences have had, the entire evolution of musical technology where we not only have stringed instruments, not just electric guitars, not just Les Pauls, not just amplification, not just vacuum tube technology, not just Jim Marshall, but all musical technology and the technology that inspired it, all the mathematicians and engineers that came up with the parameters from which these technologies could be invented, all those who taught them, those who mined the materials, assembled them, transported them, advertised their existence, all my years of practicing, playing, making mistakes, learning from mistakes, every band mate, every spiritual teacher who influenced every spiritual teacher who influenced me, all the mothers fathers, grandparents, aunts who raised all of these people, all the doctors who saved their lives, the Covid virus which gave me the opportunity to hole up in my cocoon to record this album, wherever Covid came from, wherever that cause came from……. All of those influences and many more interacting and processing over and over and over….. Hence, out of nothing. It’s a karmic snapshot. A digital sand mandala that will last as long as the internet lasts, or as long as the Akashic records keeps track of it.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Shivalila: There are too many to list, but the first time I completely lost my mind listening to an album was the first time I heard Metallica’s Kill Em All. I must have been about 8 years old, when one of my friends came over and put the tape in my parent’s 1980’s hifi system. Hit the Lights was the heaviest thing I had ever heard, light years beyond Van Halen, which was my favorite band at the time. This was different. There was nothing of this intensity I had heard before. Few perfect records have ever been made, and this is one of them. This album is deeply etched into my psyche, the collective unconscious storehouse, and probably my DNA too.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Shivalila: Meditations on the Kali Yuga is the completion of a cycle. The false self that “I” believed “I” was – the hip rock n roll musician “I” wanted so badly to be has come to an end, so a new, truer “I” can emerge. Currently, I’m studying and practicing Zen Buddhism, Qabalah, and Integral Theory; I’m writing a book on psychological and social factors that are driving our culture into racial, ideological, cultural, and political divisions; and I’m plotting with others to purchase land to create a spiritual retreat center to help people and the Earth heal. Maybe I’ll get back into music again one day, but for now I need to shift my focus. Time is of the essence. We need to wake up, and we alone are responsible for our own awakening.

Sound of Smoke – Shadows (from Phases, release date: February 24, 2023)

Sound of Smoke is based in Freiburg, Germany. They play a mix of stoner, psychedelic, and blues rock. With her deep and warm soul-voice Isabelle Bapté forms the distinctive and individual sound of the Band. Isabelle Bapté – vocals, keys Jens Stöver – guitar Florian Kiefer – bass Johannes Braunstein – drums
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on PHASES?
SoS: I would describe that the strongest influence on phases are the different phases each song was birth in. With jamming together, each of us brings other vibes into the room and we create a fusion out of it. In the lyrics, Isabelle describes perspectives of how she sees and feels things. Few songs where written while Corona like “empty streets” where she describes a encounter with a fox in the city center.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
SoS: Records that changed our life’s are : Fleetwood Mac- Rumours, W.i.t.c.h- Introduction, Portishead Third, Black angels-directions to see a ghost, Led zeppelin I, de Wolff Thurst and outta blue, Sonic bloom from night Beats.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SoS: we plan to make an album in the next year’s and a ep in between. We gonna play this year few gigs and are looking forward to create and release videos for few songs. Stay tuned.

Black Market Karma – Heady Ideas (from Friends In Noise, release date: January 13, 2023)

From Bandcamp: “Friends In Noise, a new album of collaborations between Black Market Karma and friends: The Underground Youth, Les Big Byrd / Joakim Ahlund, Tess Parks, The Confederate Dead & Ruari Meehan.” The track “Heady Ideas” was remixed by Joakim Ahlund who added synthesisers, drums & percussion. From Stanley Belton’s liner notes: “Friends In Noise is a record of collaborations that came to life in a pretty hands-off way, at least for the most part. I never set out to make this album, as in it wasn’t something pre-meditated but through my travels with BMK, meeting and becoming friends with many great musicians, it was always inevitable. [in 2013] I met Joakim Ahlund at a show his band mate Frans Johansson had organised for us in Stockholm. A few months later we toured around Ireland with their group Les Big Byrd, becoming good friends. Upon the release of our 5th album Jocke got in touch with me about the idea of remixing it’s opening track ‘Heady Ideas.’ I loved what he did and decided to do my own remix of their song ‘War In The Streets’ in return.

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