Podcast 2023.07 Road Trip

Last week I drove from Dayton, Ohio, to Washington, DC, in my new (to me, anyway) 1998 Chevy S10 pickup. Over several hours I ate too much fast food and listened to a lot of cool music. The result is a two-hour episode.

time artist title
00:48 Hands Of Hydra (The Forge Of) Creation
04:40 Self-Immolation Music Nervous Breakdown
07:45 Blume New Beginnings
11:23 Divisionaries Riding High
13:28 Dez Dare Uncanny Velocity
14:44 Monsoon Moon Circulating
16:35 Desmond Dandies Keep Me Going
19:48 Acid King Mind's Eye
26:42 Cosmic Jenny The Caravan
34:20 The Dharma Chain His Head
39:23 Ak'chamel The Great Saharan-Chihuahuan Assimilation
41:59 Maya Ongaku Nuska
46:31 The Imperial Mustard Everything's Allright
50:18 After Altamont Tha Spasw Koupes ft. Dunja Botic
56:19 The Sunday Shamans The Riff
1:01:38 Plankton Wat The Forgotten Dream
1:05:13 Takashi Mizutani Is Dead I Was Sentenced To Death 13.7 Billion Years Ago
1:22:01 Vago Sagrado Ahora, Siempre
1:41:02 :nepaal Brahman Sleeps 432 Billion Years

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My father-in-law is downsizing and he asked me if I wanted his pickup truck. So I went to Dayton to get it and then drove it home. The drive gave me plenty of time not just to listen to music but to really get absorbed in it. It seems like these days I have fewer opportunities to just listen to music without having any other distractions, so I made sure I had plenty of music to listen to on the drive. The result is this two-hour episode of Turn Me On, Dead Man.

The drops in this episode come from the movie Two-Lane Blacktop. Really the ultimate road movie, and it features a race to Washington DC. Unlike the characters in the film, I actually made it to DC, I’m happy to say.

The last hour of this episode features some improvisational tracks, and the entire second hour of this episode is LP-side-length tracks. The first by Takashi Mizutani Is Dead from the album Kozmik Death Ritual, then Ahora, Siempre by Vago Sagrado which samples an Alan Watts lecture on meditation, and this episode concludes with Brahman Sleeps 423 Billion Years by :nepaal. :nepaal are one of the many projects recording under the psychedelic source records banner. This one in particular seems to have some sort of profound insight into the order of the universe. I’m not sure if this was their intention but the number 432 in the title may be a reference to the harmonic frequency of the universe.

Like a lot of people, I’ve recently started using ChatGPT and other online AI resources. I used Copymatic to generate a paragraph about “the experience of listening to music on a road trip,” using the keyword “psychedelic” and “contemplative” tone of voice. Here is the result (or one of them, anyway):

The experience of listening to music on a road trip is truly psychedelic. As the sun sets and the endless stretch of asphalt disappears behind us, we are transported into a different realm altogether. The thumping bass and swirling melodies seem to blend with the landscape around us, creating an ethereal atmosphere that engulfs us completely. With every passing mile, our minds delve deeper into the complex rhythms and harmonies as if exploring uncharted territories. It’s almost as if we are floating through time and space, guided solely by the hypnotic beats that pulse through our veins like electricity. And yet, amidst this surreal journey lies a sense of contemplation – an introspective moment where we lose ourselves in thought while still being immersed in the music that surrounds us. This is what makes listening to music on a road trip so magical – it takes you on an unforgettable adventure while allowing you to connect with your innermost thoughts at the same time.


And here was another:

As I sat behind the wheel and drove along the winding roads, my mind wandered with each beat of the music. The sounds of guitars, drums, and keyboards merged together in a psychedelic symphony that filled every inch of our car. With each passing mile, it felt as though we were transported to another dimension where time stood still and anything was possible. The hypnotic rhythms swirled around me like a kaleidoscope of colors, painting vivid images in my mind’s eye. As we journeyed further into the unknown territory ahead, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of liberation washing over me; like I was shedding all my inhibitions and truly embracing the moment for what it was – pure magic. It was just us against the open road – lost in an ethereal world fueled by nothing but dreams and music.


Not really how I would describe my experience but not bad, I guess.

May 26, 2023

Maya Ongaku

#FreakFolk #Ambient #Psychedelic

From Bandcamp: “Hailing from the seaside communities surrounding Enoshima, a small island located 50 km southwest of Tokyo, Maya Ongaku is a ragtag collective of local musicians whose brand of earthy psychedelia transcends widely beyond the roots of their inner souls. The name derives not from any kind of ancient civilization, but rather a neologism defined as the imagined view outside one’s field of vision. The band—currently a trio of Tsutomu Sonoda, Ryota Takano, and Shoei Ikeda—finds sanctuary at the Ace General Store, a beachy vintage shop and salon-like space just hidden from sight from the bustling, touristy riverside Subana Street. Between discussions on music and art, curating the vinyl section and manning the register, and chatting up with locals young and old, the members find time to jam and record their spontaneous ideas in the studio tucked away in the back. It’s in this unlikely setting where Maya Ongaku finds its origins, the culmination of what Sonoda describes as 自然発生 (shizen hassei), meaning spontaneous generation, or the supposed production of living organisms from nonliving matter.”

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Approach to Anima?
MO: Japanese acid folk rock such as Happy End, krautrock such as CAN, pioneering ambient music with an oceanic feel, spiritual jazz, tropicália, and electronica. And contemporary art such as Fluxus. There are many more.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MO: The Beatles “white album”
Happy End “Kazemachi Roman”
CAN “Ege Bamyasi”
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MO: In the spring and summer, the band will perform at countless Japanese festivals. In the fall, we will be touring in Europe.

May 5, 2023

Dez Dare

#Punk #Fuzz #GaragePunk #GarageRock #Psychedelic

From Discogs: “Dez Dare (aka Darren Smallman of BATTLE WORLDWIDE, Low Transit Industries, Thee Vinyl Creatures, The Sound Platform, Warped) grew up in Geelong, a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia where he became involved in the local punk and rock scene in 1990, playing in a band called Warped, sharing stages with the likes of Bored!, The 5678s, Fugazi, The Dirty Three and the Hard-ons, going on to play in multiple bands spewing out sludgy punk rock, drone riffage and noisy pop abundance. Darren was embedded in the scene, playing music, running labels (founding record label and touring company Low Transit Industries in 1999 working with bands such as The Essex Green, Lilys, Elf Power, Okkervil River, Of Montreal, Black Mountain, Trans Am) before moving to the UK in 2010 where he has operated ever since.”

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Critical Mind Dump?
DD: Where to start. I am reading a couple of books very slowly, so I am still getting through them. ‘Helgoland’ by physicist Carlo Rovelli about the birth of quantum theory and the nature of reality that it presents. A lot of my lyrics and themes are based around perception and how we interact with the wider world in which we live. I have also been reading ‘Nonbinary’ which is the biography of art legend Genesis P-Orridge. An interesting insight into a trailblazing artist not shy of making a little noise. I usually make a playlist of music while I am preparing for the writing and recording process to give a little inspiration. On the experimental side I have everything from Haruomi Hosono and Minami Deutsch to Suicide and Can. There are the mainstays over the years such as Butthole Surfers, Black Flag, Wipers, Devo, Dead Kennedys and The Stooges. As for contemporary artists, I love the dramatic shifts in the Osees catalogue and how they build releases. The unbridled chaos of Gilla Band and the power, both sonically and lyrically, of M(H)aol. Lastly, my current fave, Judy & The Jerks. Just fun fuckin’ noisey music. Even if you have something to say, I don’t think you should take yourself too seriously. Life is too short.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
DD: When I was 15 I started playing in bands and we would go into the local record store called Caveman and hassle the owner about records. This is where I made my first important purchases as an artist. ‘Annette’s Got The Hits’ by Redd Kross gave us the confidence as kids to get on stage and give it a crack, featuring the McDonald brothers, Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks/Bad Religion) and Ron Reyes (Black Flag). ‘Kill Yr Idols’ by Sonic Youth showed us you didn’t need to conform, you could make art for art’s sake. The record that influenced me the most is the ‘Slow Death EP’ by The Leather Nun. This was a revelation to us. A band with straight out of the garage production, creating shifting and chaotic masterpieces. ‘No Rule’ and ‘Ensam I Natt’ are straight up, flat out punk. ‘Death Threats’ and ‘Slow Death’ are brooding noise tracks, the latter featuring Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV) on synths. The idea of having such a dichotomy in your work, and building layers of sound and texture with noise and synths resonated with us, especially me. This idea has followed me throughout all my projects.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DD: Well, I have been hauled up in my studio for 2 years recording this nonsense, I need to get out and do some shows. I am on tour across the UK with Italian band Bee Bee Sea in May. Grab your tix @ linktr.ee/dezdareriffs. I am working on getting out to the rest of the world as well. I am hoping to get to Europe, Australia and North America in 2023. Plans are being hatched! I will start work on my fourth album soon… It’s gonna get weird!

April 23, 2023

Takashi Mizutani Is Dead

#Experimental #Ambient #Drone #Kosmische #Psych #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #Trance

Takashi Mizutani Is Dead is based in Athens, Greece

TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
TMID: absolute hatred for the system we live in and all that it stands for. accidents and randomness in music. trying to accept an ambiguous reality and my own mortality. battling with depression.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TMID: pink floyd’s meddle (with close seconds kyuss’ blues for the red sun, faust’s s/t, 35007 liquid)
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TMID: no idea man. witnessing the end of the world? no idea

April 20, 2023


#Experimental #DreamPop #Drone #Kosmische #Krautrock #Motorik #Neopsychedelia #Psych #Psychedelic #Shoegaze

From Bandcamp: “Edmonton based artist Blume, AKA Arthur Bennell, has been creating hazy psychedelic music since 2015, using layers of reverb covered guitars, synths, and samples to create his sound. Blending ambient textures and experimental sounds with beats, repeating bass lines, and guitars, Blume creates a sound of neo-psychedelia that is equally home with the sound of psych-pop as it is with the more obscure”

TMODM: What are you working on now?
Blume: Currently just working on getting some more live shows together, going to try to shift focus to that for a little while. Try to play a bit more throughout the spring and summer.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Blume: I am working on a new album as well that’s a bit more laid back and dreamy, more akin to my first album. No real set release date on that or anything but it is coming together!

April 15, 2023

Desmond Dandies

#GarageRock #GaragePunk #Psych #Psychedelic

Desmond Dandies are from Halen, Belgium.

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on 57 Heaven?
DD: I think it’s the relaxing feeling of being able to do everything ourselves; being able to have taken all the time to listen to the music we like, and letting it influence our sound, recording the album in swim shorts in a living room on cuba libres, the fact that we could do whatever we want, whenever we want, how we want. This really shows in the different styles that pop up on the album; we were exploring every aspect of our musical interests in terms of sound and influences and tried to make it our own.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
DD: Which record didn’t? It’s hard to choose 1 album that really changed our lives. Nominees are: The Beatles – Revolver, Black Sabbath – Paranoid, Led Zeppelin – I I think the winner would be Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf. The idea of a concept album was insane to do for a stoner rock band at this time; the multiple singers on the songs, the different genres, the experimenting with orchestra’s, the mixing techniques, the musical arrangements,… It truly is one of the greatest masterpieces in (modern) musical history!
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DD: We have a spring tour planned where we will promote the album all across Belgium, and a few gigs in Germany. Meanwhile we are writing new tunes that we are trying out at our upcoming shows. Our goal is to keep moving forward and further explore our musical boundaries.

April 14, 2023

Self-Immolation Music

#Devotional #Psychedelic

Psych-rock band from Leeds, England. Active from 2020. This is the fourth time I’ve played a Self-Immolation Music track on Turn Me On, Dead Man. Check out the short interview with Self-Immolation Music from last year.
Flexi-discs available from Donor Records. A1 fold-out poster with transparent yellow single sided flexi disc. Shipping 04/05/23.

April 14, 2023

Plankton Wat

#Experimental #Ambient #Instrumental #Post-punk #Post-rock #Psychedelic #Soundtrack #SpaceRock

Solo moniker of Dewey Mahood (Eternal Tapestry, etc), releasing albums since 2002 on labels such as Thrill Jockey, Sky Lantern, Stunned, Sloow Tapes, and many more. Home recordings inspired by the natural world. Mahood currently plays bass for Rose City Band.
The Forgotten Dream – new songs written and recorded February 2023 at Solar Commune, Portland, OR. Inspired by Factory Records music of the early 80’s, and the original Twin Peaks TV show. Cover photo by Dewey taken in Manchester England September 2022.

TMODM: Just wondering why you have two separate Bandcamp pages. What does the -sc stand for?
DM: Thrill Jockey runs the official Bandcamp, so I have my own for smaller releases too. SC is for Solar Commune, the label for my micro self releases.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
DM: I am slowly working on a new album, the 2 new songs is hinting at that. I’m real busy with Rose City Band currently, but hoping for a new Plankton Wat 2024.

April 11, 2023

Monsoon Moon

#DIY #GarageRock #Psych #SwampRock

Monsoon Moon are from Montreal, Québec.

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Circulating?
MM: The biggest influences on Circulating are: information overload, conflicting ideologies, conspiracy theories, distrust, mistrust and a general wariness of the world. Tapping into this confluence of paranoia, we wanted to make some high energy music that matches this sense of overstimulation and confusion.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MM: Jay Reatard – Blood visions. The energy and melodies are just unmatched on this album. There are so many hooks and every one is so memorable and the energy never wavers. It has such a clear POV without being a single story or a concept album. It feels very personal, yet relatable as a suspicious person trying to figure out their place in the world. We both discovered this album independently before we knew each other so it holds a special place for us because of that as well.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MM: We are playing some local shows around Montreal, Canada and working on material for a full length album we’re looking to record before the year is up. Keeping psyched and keeping on playing.

April 9, 2023


#AcidRock #Experimental #Jam #Noise #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #Stoner

:nepaal is one of several bands who record for psychedelic source records, based in Páty, Hungary.
keyboard: Krisztina Benus
drums: Krisztián Megyeri
bass: Dávid Strausz
guitar: Bence Ambrus
spacefx: Marci Bíró

March 28, 2023

Vago Sagrado

#Alternative #Krautrock #Post-punk #Post-rock #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

Vago Sagrado is:
Alberto Parra – Guitar & Vox
Nicolás Violani – Drums
K Lihn – Guitar & Vox
Ricardo Guzmán – Bass

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Mundo Tal?
VS: Mundo Tal came out very naturally. we got together during a pandemic day, in the middle of lockdown restrictions, with this idea of recording some improvised music. We used to be a trio, but in 2020 we decided to include another member. So this “jam experiment” would help us to understand where we were standing as a four piece band. You need to understand that we’ve been rehearsing and making music together for the last ten years, every damn week. We are close friends, we’re all interested in music, cinema, literature, art, and we pretty much have the same vision of what’s happening in Chile and the “world”. Ahora, Siempre was the last jam of that session. I don’t even remember how it started. But I understand why it went that way. I guess the Alan Watts sample gave it the closure the track needed. And we’re very happy about the result.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
VS: Some of our favs are: Jacques Thollot – Quand Le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter la Giraffe a la Mer (1971), Sonic Youth – NYC Ghost & Flowers (2000), Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me (1987), John Tchicai & Cadentia Nova Danica – Afrodisiaca (1969), Ash Ra Tempel – Ash Ra Tempel (1971), Neil Young – Zuma (1975), Sun Dial – Other Way Out (1990), Eternal Tapestry – Beyond the 4th Door (2011), Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changing (1964), Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire (1989), Benny Maupin – The Jewel in the Lotus (1974)
TMODM: What’s next for you?
VS: We’re composing a new album. We already have about four or five well-advanced songs. Some of them has been included in the latest gigs. I guess that’s what we intend to do, create music util we die or get bored, whatever happens first.

March 26, 2023

The Sunday Shamans

#Alternative #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

The Sunday Shamans are from London. They refer to themselves as “Occasional psychedelic adventurers. Tireless in pursuit of the perfect combination of notes played in a manner pleasing to the ear.”
Guitar/Vocals/Bass – Tambourine Tom
Acoustic Guitar/Vibes/Bass – Lucid El
Drums – Bam El Jefe

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Tribe of the New Sun?
TSS: Both tracks were inspired by Indian ragas and folk musicians such as Bert Jansch. The drone and repetition in intended to allow the listener to drift away. The madness of the 13th Floor Evaluators and their jug instrument made us delve deeper in to what our music should sound like. The name of the two track EP and the sole lyrics “we can wait” are a direct reference to The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe and The Tribe of the Sun a ‘hippie’ commune in the UK.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TSS: Many many records were and still are important to me. But probably the two that shaped me when I was young and lead to where I am today were…Cream – Disraeli Gears that opened my mind to more than pop records and then Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica which blew the rest of my young mind away. Goat – World Music made us want to start out own psychedelic band.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TSS: We will return to the studio to record a 4 track EP in the Summer. Ambitions raised ready to attempt something grander, bolder and wilder. Before that happens I am sure there will be plenty of adventures to inform the music we make.

March 24, 2023

Acid King

#Doom #Psychedelic #Stoner #StonerRock

From Discogs: “Stoner Rock / Doom Metal band from San Francisco, CA, formed in 1993 by Lori S, Joey Osbourne and Peter Lucas. Their name is derived from the book “Say You Love Satan” about satanic murderer Ricky Kasso (nicknamed “Acid King”).”

March 24, 2023

After Altamont

#Electronica #DarkAmbient #Experimental #Psychedelic #TripHop

After Altamont is based in London. From Bandcamp: “After Altamont is a project / alias imagined by Stavros Potamitis and Constantinos Parisinos. The music is created from analog electronics, live instrumentation & vocal recordings. They fuse elements of soulful trip hop, psychedelic rock and techno, blended with traditional greek folk music. After Altamont’s music aims to bring diverse sounds and visuals together with a focus on live performance.”

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Elektriki Rembetologia?
AA: That would be greek ‘Rebetiko’ (Ρεμπέτικο) from the 1920s and 1930s. This project reflects our passion to bring together our national heritage with analog electronics.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
AA: Aphrodite’s Child – 666
TMODM: What’s next for you?
AA: Live Tour

March 24, 2023

Cosmic Jenny

#Psychedelic #Punk

Cosmic Jenny are from Rijeka, Croatia Band members: Vocals, guitars, tambourine – Nika, Ante Keys – Dado Bass – Matej Drums – Viki

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Matinee Circus?
CJ: The album has several influences. On one hand, we have all grown up listening to artists from the ’60s such as early Pink Floyd with Barrett, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, and Donovan. Then again, we are also ’90s kids who really enjoyed late ’80s and ’90s stuff like The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Dandy Warhols, and Spacemen 3. All of them had influence to some degree to our debut.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
CJ: This answer obvisouly depends on the member of the band you ask, but some life-changing records that come to mind are The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, and Methodrone by The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CJ: We are currently in the process of arranging gigs to promote Matinee Circus, and slowly working on some new material for the second album.

March 3, 2023

The Imperial Mustard

#Krautrock #Post-rock #Psychedelic #SpaceRock

The Imperial Mustard are based in Frankfurt German, playing spacefunk krautrock.

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Room One?
IM: the strogest influence on Room One was probably the fact that we finaly found a new guitarplayer (Gene Deja), which resulted in a huge creative boost for everyone of us.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
IM: don´t know if records can actualy change peoples lives, but The Velvet Underground & Nico sure had some impact
TMODM: What’s next for you?
IM: our record release show this saturday at Netzwerk Seilerei. Other than that, we will keep jamming and recording and putting the gems out on youtube.

February 26, 2023


#GarageRock #Post-punk #Psych #Surf

Divisionaries are from Victoria, British Columbia.

TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Divisionaries: I’d say between myself (Jerm, guitar & vox) and Matt (bass & vox), we’re both big fuzz and lo-fi fans. We connected on love for Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh, some definite 90’s boyz. Haha! Plus we’ve always dug 3-piece simplicity with great melody. Pavement deserves a hat tilt too, albeit not a 3-piece…
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Divisionaries: I’ma gonna stay true to my Dino and say ‘Bug’. Let my young self know that recordings didn’t need to be perfect to be amazing. Matt is with ‘Double Nickels on the Dime’ by Minutemen. Utter and spectacular chaos!
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Divisionaries: We are playing Cumberland at the Masonic Lodge on May 6th with more Vic dates in the works, and are preparing to record an EP.

January 20, 2023


#DesertRock #Experimental #PsychedelicFolk #Surf #World #Lo-Fi

Known by many names, Ak’chamel, The Giver of Illness, Ak’chamel, The Divinatory Monkey and the Sovereign Plumed Serpent, to name two, are an enigma shrouded in a sandstorm. “A Mournful Kindom of Sand” is the second long player from the cabalistic duo known as Ak’chamel. A fitting soundtrack to the desertification of our world.

TMODM: What’s next for you?
ATGOI: we have a Southern California tour in Spring, a Midwest tour in the summer and a European tour in the Fall.

November 10, 2022

The Dharma Chain

#GarageRock #Psychedelia #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

From Bandcamp: “‘His Head’ is the first single from the upcoming album by psychedelic rock band The Dharma Chain. This song, along with the rest of the album, was recorded in an abandoned church shortly before relocating to Berlin from Australia earlier this year. It’s a noisy, rhythmic, wall-of-sound type song, which draws sonic inspiration from bands like Goat and Fuzz. “As always, propaganda and conformity keep us on a steady path toward apathetic self-destruction. This song is something of a call to arms, urging us to see past the endless noise so that we might glimpse something strange and unique.” – Jarra Grigg (guitarist and singer)”

TMODM: Why did you relocate to Berlin?
DC: We relocated to Berlin all together from Australia, which is quite an achievement considering there are six of us! We came here in order to be inspired by a new and unique environment with the goal of having our music continue to grow and evolve. We chose Berlin specifically because it is such a culturally diverse city with a huge scene of innovative creative minded people who are pushing the boundaries in all art forms.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
DC: We have been focussing on playing live and establishing a reputation in Berlin for our live shows. We are also in the process of releasing a new album which is finished and which His Head is the first single from (second single is coming very soon!). We signed with Anomic Records here and they have been a big help with this new album.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DC: Continue to write and perform live, try to develop a unique and interesting approach to music. The goal is to connect with people and provide access to novelty in their lives, thereby breaking through the mundane patterns of conformity, even for a moment, and seeking to up access to new freedom of thought and action.

September 4, 2022

Hands Of Hydra

#Experimental #Psychedelic #Sitar #Eastern

Multi-instrumentalist Adam Krakow (performing as Hands Of Hydra), combines a wide range of musical elements including sonic experimentation and Eastern influences into a unique and varied psychedelic tapestry

TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music generally?
AK: Psychedelics, by far! Musically, Piper At The Gates Of Dawn made a huge impression on my younger self, bending my trajectory to the underground – from vintage folks like Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel & Ya Ho Wha to more modern fare, ranging from the likes of Spacemen 3, Sundial, Highrise and plenty of others.
TMODM: And what about Hands of Hydra–what was the biggest influence for Hands of Hydra?
AK: Certainly buying a sitar and learning to play it! Musically, Ravi Shankar of course; Harrison’s Sitar tracks were an early influence, plus albums i got a little later like the The Ceyleib People’s superb “Tanyet””, Sitar Beat, Dreamweapon: An Evening Of Contemporary Sitar Music, plus various music from around the world, things ranging from Tinariwen to Erkin Koray to Jil Jilala to Os Mutantes or Cornershop
TMODM: What record changed your life?
AK: There have been a few… Piper, S.F. Sorrow, Silver Apples s/t, Electronic Meditation
TMODM: What’s next for you?
AK: After creating my debut solo album entirely by myself, working on some collaborations for the next one!

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