Podcast 2023.10 Vanish in the Haze

Canada is burning and the smoke from those wildfires has been hovering over many parts of the US. The music in this episode ranges from psychedelic desert rock to dub to space rock to krautrock.

time artist title
00:43 Mirror Revelations El Portal
06:02 The Slow Voyage Mi Mente
10:12 Bee Bee Sea Time & Time
16:11 Menilek Dub Along The Watchtower
20:26 Blue Daze Night Owl
23:39 Sunfish Amp Hiss Daydream
28:57 Turban Tantric Guru
36:56 Severed Satellites Lost Transmissions
42:57 Nodarling Andromedas
53:12 The Great Machine Funrider
56:26 The Warp 2023.03.21 – 2

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#Alternative #DesertRock #Doom #Dub #Electronica #Experimental #Fuzz #GaragePunk #GarageRock #Grunge #Improvisation #IndieRock #Instrumental #Jam #Krautrock #Lo-Fi #Neopsychedelia #Noise #ProgRock #Psych #Psychedelic #PsychedelicPop #PsychedelicRock #Punk #Rasta #Reggae #Shoegaze #SpaceRock #StonerRock

Summer is officially here now and there’s something strange in the air. The number of wildfires in Canada is breaking records and the smoke from those fires has been drifting over a huge area. I never used to think about the air quality very much but now I check AirNow.gov on a fairly regular basis.

The drops in this episode are from a demonstration record that came out in 1958 touting the product line of Electro-Voice hi-fi equipment which apparently was quite pricey. I picked up this LP at Joe’s Record Paradise in Silver Spring, Maryland, last weekend. Joe’s is an institution in Maryland and thankfully it made it through the pandemic, but they’re still operating with very limited hours. Recently I’ve been trying to go there on a more regular basis because I always find interesting old records in their racks.

June 21, 2023

Severed Satellites

#Doom #Instrumental #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Severed Satellites are from Baltimore.
Charles Dukehart III – Drums (also answered the questions below)
Adam Heinzmann – Bass
Matt Naas – Guitar
Dave Drell – Keytar and Moog

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Aphelion?
SS: I’d say the strongest influence on Aphelion would have to have been the pandemic/ shutdowns/ isolation associated with all of that. After things started to settle down a few of us were itching to play After our groups all went on extended hiatus. Adam and I from Foghound, and Matt and I had previously played in another group, The Expotentials.
I has been digging more into all kinds of instrumental music and to be able to incorporate multiple genres and styles but still be grounded in heavy, groovy riff rock. The underlying themes of the song titles was the concept of a lost satellite, Untethered and spilling out into the unknown universe. And the feeling of detachment and isolation. Hurtling toward some unknown fate. The name Aphelion is the when an object is at it’s farthest point from the sun and its gravitational pull.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
SS: I’d have to say Band of Gypsys.
Up to that point I was familiar and loved Jimi Hendrix Experience, but I had never heard of Band of Gypsys, and it blew mind.
I love Mitch Mitchell, but Buddy Miles’ groove really hooked me. And the songs were way more groovier, experimental and expressive.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SS: Next up for us is working on the next batch of songs for the studio this fall. And the next show is September 14th at Cafe 611 in Frederick Maryland with Mondo Generator, Freedom Hawk & Bloodshot.

June 20, 2023

The Warp

#Experimental #Improvisation #Jam #Noise #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

The Warp are a heavy pschedelic, noise rock, jam band from Siberia, based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Ivan Bobko – tenor sax
Alexey Makryshev – guitar, synths
Ilya Shekk – drums
Grigory Zelenko – bass
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on 2023.03.21?
Ivan: Happiness from a long-awaited meeting. We hadn’t played for almost half a year at the time, so we just enjoyed free jamming and remembering some parts of our old material. It’s just a rehearsal.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Ivan: All attempts to record our at least semi-improvised album have always added a lot of experience to us, but it was never recorded. We didn’t unite as listeners of any particular music, on the contrary, the influence of different genres on each of us makes improvisations only more interesting.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Ivan: Now we live at a great distance from each other and it is too rare to get together, so let’s not guess. One way or another, we all remain extremely active in music, so the appearance of the next warp session is only a matter of time.

June 9, 2023

The Slow Voyage

#PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #IndieRock #Grunge #Neopsychedelia #Psychedelic #Shoegaze

The Slow Voyage is a psych rock band from Los Ángeles, Chile.
The Slow Voyage is the band’s third album, Milila Muñoz on Bass, Demian De La Cuadra on Drums and Second Voice, Rodrigo Salamanca on Guitar and Freddy Lepe on Voice and Guitar. Recorded at Estudio Lautaro by Pablo Giadach and his assistant Federico Zeppelin. Mastered by the legendary Jack Endino. The digital release will be in charge of our record company Ceguera Records and its distribution by Ada Latin, a Warner Music company.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
TSV: Nothing too sophisticated, we rock with two guitars, bass and drums. Tube amps and lots of delay and reverb
TMODM: What are you working on now?
TSV: For now we plan to release our new album on CD and continue playing in different places
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TSV: Continue writing new songs and working on a tour outside of Chile this year.

May 30, 2023


#Electronica #GarageRock #Neopsychedelia #PsychedelicPop #PsychedelicRock

Sunfish is based in North Carolina.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Amp Hiss Daydream?
Sunfish: AHD was very strongly inspired by krautrock and bands like Can and NEU!, and modern takes on the genre like King Gizzard’s Laminated Denim, but trying to record sprawling, open-ended songs like the work of those bands totally by myself was a bit of a challenge. So I’d say that equally as inspirational as those works were bands and artists that loop themselves and add more detail on top. First artist that comes to mind for that style would be Panda Bear.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Sunfish: Sung Tongs by Animal Collective. The first time I heard it I was staring at the ceiling with my mouth open in awe. Before that I would say I was relatively sheltered when it came to music and that album really opened up the possibilities of what music could be for me. When I first heard it I was instantly sure that creating music was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Sunfish: If my health allows it, I will have at the very least 2 more full releases coming out this year. The first should be coming out within the next month.

May 26, 2023

Mirror Revelations

#Krautrock #Noise #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

Mirror Revelations is a Mexican duo from Toluca, Mexico made up of Gabriela Alcalá and Alam Castillo. The sound is a continuous journey through motorik rhythms, ethereal synths and loud guitars. AURA is their debut LP.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Aura?
MR: We can’t really pinpoint just one influence that has helped in the creation process of Aura, we believe it’s a combination of several things. The ocean, dreams, Remedios Varo’s paintings, Jacobo Grinberg’s writings, and above all, raw and pure noise in its purest form.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MR: King of limbs from Radiohead (Alam) y Skying from the Horrors (Gaby)
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MR: Traveling to other countries and playing at festivals, just keep on composing music, that’s what makes us happiest.

May 26, 2023


#Alternative #Krautrock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

Nodarling are based in Berlin.
Quique Del Bianco : Song writer, Guitars, vocals and Synths
Kay Degner: Drums
Pedro Strelkow: Bass
Patokai: Vocals & Synths
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Space Rider?
Nodarling: Like many other musicians i was cooking thia album in Pandemic times, We were lying on the bed with my partner and listening a lot of psychedelic music, i could say that we were traveling deep with the music, and i said to myself i want to do an album for people that can experience exactly this! I called my mates and said, guys we are making a new album!, like if we were playing a live gig. (we were missing that feeling of playing live) so we organised a Studio and a producer and we played for hours. I’m very happy with the outcome of our 5th album when people will have the chance to enjoy it the way I do.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Nodarling: Long before I fell into psychedelic music. my first cassette when i was 4 years old was Thriller from Michael Jackson, I just played that cassette till the tape broke! Triller introduced me to real music but I can say that the album that changed my life was Above from Mad Season 1995.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Nodarling: I play as guest musicians in other bands as well, in Electro punk, industrial rock, and psychedelic projects, so this year will be a lot of playing and also in September we are going to be back in Studio with Nodarling to make a Cover album. including covers from Frank Sinatra, Queen of the stone Age, Blind Mellow, Gustavo Cerati, Garbage, etc… of course with our psychedelic approach.

May 16, 2023

Blue Daze

#Alternative #Fuzz #GarageRock #Lo-Fi #Psych

Blue Daze are from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and they play “haze space fuzz.”
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
BD: This project has been in development for almost 4 years. Members coming and going, and the other half of our songwriting team having to move away for a time, is why it’s taken so long. I’d say that’s a strong influence on a personal level. On a musical level, so many “proto” bands from back in the day have influenced us like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, and Mountain. Modern acts we really take note from include Black Lips, Electric Wizard, Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, and Ty Segall, to name a few. Anything doom, garage, or psych related we are all there.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BD: That’s a tough question. A couple really stand out. Fuzz’s debut album really hits home for us, as well as Ty Segall’s “Melted”. “Dopethrone” from Electric Wizard is also an album that changed it for us.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BD: We have some shows booked across the South, including Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama within the coming months. Working on new material and recording it soon. Hoping to just grow from there, ya know?

May 12, 2023

Bee Bee Sea

#Punk #GarageRock #GaragePunk #Psych

Bee Bee Sea are from Castel Goffredo, Italy.
From Bandcamp: “Time and Time is an introspective song about the inexorable flow of time. Cynical and nostalgic and yet powerful, it is vaguely inspired by the song Time by Richard Hell and the Voidoids from which the verse “only time can write a song that’s really real” is taken. Written in the midst of the pandemic years, it is also the first track composed after Bee Bee Sea’s latest studio work “Day Ripper”. Musically halfway between BRMC and The Stooges, it was enriched with the electric piano played by Marco Giudici, also producer of the single.”
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
BeeBeeSea: The place where we come from namely the middle of nowhere
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BeeBeeSea: England newest hit makers – the rolling stones
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BeeBeeSea: Fourth album hopefully out in 2024

April 28, 2023

The Great Machine

#DesertRock #Doom #IndieRock #PsychedelicRock #Punk #StonerRock

The Great Machine are based in Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel
Omer Haviv – Guitars, Vocals
Aviran Haviv – Bass, Vocals
Michael Izaky – Drums, Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Rafael Cohen – Additional Guitars, Percussion
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Funrider?
TGM: having fun
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TGM: a love Supreme by Coltrane
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TGM: keep on rocking (and working)

April 20, 2023


#DesertRock #Fuzz #Psychedelic

Turban are from France.
Stéphane: drums
Jonathan: guitars, vocals, tibetan singing bowl
Stéphane: bass
Thomas: guitar, baby sitar, vocals, bansuri
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Karma Sutras?
Turban: We decided to start the band at a Brant Bjork show, so I’d say he definitely played some part in it (albeit unbeknownst to him). Russ Meyer’s movies & BBQ on the farm were also a major influence.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Turban: I don’t know if Bardo Pond’s Amanita changed my life, but it sure gave me a warm and fuzzy pillow to doze on.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Turban: Turban’s Karma Sutras just came out (LP version), so we’re going to try and spread the love as much as we can with a few shows over the summer and fall. Then we’ll probably record some more material we’ve been working on and having fun with. Maybe an EP for the winter or early spring if all runs smooth with the pressing plant (it always does, right?).

April 20, 2023


#Reggae #Dub #Rasta

Menilek is a dub reggae producer and instrumentalist from USA, inspired by roots reggae dub in the vein of Scratch Perry, Scientist, and King Tubby to name a few.
His debut album “Son of Solomon” is a love letter to the late 70s and early 80s dubs that inspired him to start producing and performing reggae music.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Son of Solomon?
Menilek: I would say that the strongest influence on this album would be 70s and early 80s reggae and dub. I listened to many hours of the classics while working on my homestead in the previous year and it inspired me greatly. As far as particular artists I would name Scratch Perry, Scientist, and King Tubby. I listened to a lot of a youtube channel called “Jah Guidance” and I highly recommend it.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Menilek: Many records have changed my life over the years but Barrington Levy’s Englishman sculpted my music in many ways. I listened to it for an entire Summer when I found it years ago and it remains one of my top 10.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Menilek: Next for me is to continue to raise my family and care for my farm/homestead. Musically, I’d like to find a vocalist to work with on my next reggae project.

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