Podcast 2023.15 Time Changes

A two-hour episode of new psychedelia as the weather cools off and the government spirals into dysfunction.

time artist title
00:25 To Yo Soaring
05:18 Druid Fluids Out of Phase
10:50 Bone Valley A Suffering Dawn
15:01 Astral Magic Balance Factor
18:53 Gaf y la estrella de la muerte Reptilian
36:13 The Magic Sun Yozakura
40:30 Blumen Caramel
43:41 Misty Lanes And Here We Are
47:57 WITCH Message from WITCH
52:08 Camaleones Te Sigo
59:09 Wet Fruit Dandelions at the Gate
1:01:44 Firefriend Dreamscapes
1:08:55 Pale Sun When You Shine
1:14:16 Humano Primitivo Frente al Sol
1:18:47 Space Shepherds Glint
1:32:19 Dos Brujos II

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#AcidFolk #Alternative #Ambient #ArtRock #Atmospheric #AvantGarde #Ballad #DIY #Doom #DreamPop #Drone #Electronica #Experimental #Fusion #GarageRock #GuitarBand #Heavy #Improvisation #IndieRock #Instrumental #Jam #Kosmische #Krautrock #Latino #Motorik #Neo-Krautrock #Neo-ProgressiveRock #Neopsychedelia #Noise #Post-punk #Post-rock #Prog #ProgRock #Psych #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicFolk #PsychedelicRock #Punk #Shoegaze #SpaceRock #Stoner #StonerRock #World #Zamrock

All of the tracks I’ll be playing in this episode are available on Bandcamp. Bandcamp is really a special website and just about perfect for avid music fans. I’m concerned because Epic Games recently sold Bandcamp to Songtradr and an article in Wired magazine emphasizes how uncertain the situation is for employees of Bandcamp. Another article I read in MBW wonders why one of the major labels didn’t buy Bandcamp. The article talks about how Bandcamp has made it possible for artists to be able to sell their music directly passionate music fans, and Bandcamp has amassed a lot of data about the consumer habits of “superfans”. I guess I’m in that category and I hope any new owner won’t dilute what makes Bandcamp special.

Another website I frequent is Discogs. A recent article in The Verge warns “Discogs’ vibrant vinyl community is shattering.” Discogs recently started imposing higher fees and that has record sellers questioning whether they can continue making a go of it on Discogs. The article refers to Discogs as “a home for music diehards” which is accurate. I’ve been selling off my CD collection for some time now and Discogs has been ideal for that purpose. Beyond that, though, Discogs has created something special. I hope Discogs recognizes that and doesn’t do anything that would diminish the community they’ve created. Just as an example, here’s a very cool list: 10 Best Cover Songs According to the Discogs Community.

The drops in this episode come from a 1964 LP Learning To Tell Time Is Fun released on the Disneyland label. This instructional album for children opens with the message, “Everyone learns how to tell time. It’s a thing you learn one day, like you learned how to walk and who is your mother, and that up is up and down is down. It’s really easy. The secret is, you don’t tell time, time tells you.” Think about that for a while.


October 27, 2023

Druid Fluids

#Alternative #ProgRock #Ballad #DreamPop #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

Adelaide based psychedelic bliss pop. All parts written, recorded, produced & performed by Jamie Andrew, except for Eli Biles on drums.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Then, Now, Again & Again?
DF: It’s hard to say what the strongest influence was on the record as each song is quite stylistically diverse. From a young age I was exposed to artists like Frank Zappa & The Beach Boys, to name a few. I always found their surprising & sometimes jarring arrangements fascinating.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
DF: Frank Zappa , Apostrophe
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DF: The album comes out October 27th, November/December we will be touring Australia, hopefully living off a diet of champagne & caviar in January.


October 21, 2023

Humano Primitivo

#Psychedelic #GarageRock

Humano Primitivo is from Santiago, Chile.
Guitarras y Bajos / Jurel Sonico
Baterias / Tomas Pérez
Portada / Joaquín Alarcón
Grabado en Hiss Records


September 22, 2023

Wet Fruit

#Experimental #ArtRock #DIY #Post-punk #Psych #Punk

Wet Fruit are from Portland, Oregon.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
WF: I guess the strongest influence on our music has been the fact that there has never been one writer for the band. We’ve all collaborated in a throw everything at the wall kind of way then would carve our way through it. That and tacos.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
WF: Sorry, there’s really no way to answer that question at this time lol (per next answer)
TMODM: What’s next for you?
WF: We are happy to be putting out our new album “Dandelions at the Gate” (on vinyl!) with the support of Halfshell Records out of Seattle on September 22nd. We have disbanded as a group so there are no current plans or future ventures. Inevitably, we are all pursuing music and art in different forms, just not together.


#Experimental #Ambient #Electronica #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #Post-rock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze #SpaceRock

Psychedelic, experimental, space rock music collective based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. Working mainly under formats of Gaf y la estrella de la muerte and GAF & The Love Supreme Arkestra. Releasing records with Foehn Records, Keroxen and Discrepant.
Gaf y la estrella de la muerte:
Mladen Kurajica, César Chinaro, Eduardo Villalobos, Carolina Machado, Alejandro Padrón, Jose J Martín, Felipe González Cabezas.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Pyramids?
Gaf: The strongest influece could have been the venue we recorded it in, a huge ampty gas tank with 16 seconds natural reverb (where our keroxen festival takes place) and it was just us, 7 people + sound guy due to the pandemic restrictions..the venue acted i would say as another member..we went there just free without any purpose but to see what happens. apart from that we let the influence of the 70’s kosmiche music on us to play the rest.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Gaf: we are 7 on this record and we all have different records in mind…but to name few: ummagumma by pnk floyd (although it would be more Live at Pompeii) and Tago Mago by Can, the classics:)
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Gaf: Next is the new album with our gaf & the love supreme arkestra format which is in process and the studio album by gaf y la estrella de la muerte, starting working from scratch and recording next year..


September 8, 2023

Pale Sun

#Ambient #Atmospheric #IndieRock #Noise #Post-punk #Psychedelic #Shoegaze #SpaceRock

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Tides?
PS: A lot of the energy behind Tides came from rediscovering where the power lies in our sound and exploring that territory while reflecting the mood of current times.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
PS: It’s hard to narrow it down to one album that changed my life but I would probably credit Sonic Youth Evol for jostling my young mind and pulling me away from traditional rock guitar mentality.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
PS: We are going to play more shows in the near future and ride the energy of the record for awhile.
We are considering a limited vinyl release as well and I never stop working on new ideas. It would be nice to follow up with more timely releases down the road.


September 1, 2023

The Magic Sun

#Electronica #Drone #Kosmische #Psychedelic #Punk

The Magic Sun is based in London. kosmische drone punk.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on You Were Never Really Here?
MS: I was listening to Future Days by Can on a loop when I made the LP. It definitely helped loosen up the sound of the album.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MS: I was never the same again after hearing “20th Century Boy” by T. Rex.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MS: I’m planning another Magic Sun album. Should be ready sometime in 2024.


September 1, 2023

Bone Valley

#Experimental #GuitarBand #Doom #Heavy #Psych #Psychedelic #Stoner #StonerRock

Bone Valley is based in Florida
Noble Toby: drums, guitars, vocals, and ear candy
Elk Handler: guitars
Deep Dive: bass guitars
Colonel Sunset: lyrics
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on A Burden Built?
BV: This version of Bone Valley was influenced by a little bit of everything…King Crimson, sungrazer, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils, and a bunch of others.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BV: Records that changed our life varies depending on who you ask and when, but something we can all agree on is Waved Out by Robert Pollard.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BV: that’s to be determined. We are always working on something. It’s not always Bone Valley, but it’s always something.


August 30, 2023

Misty Lanes

#Experimental #PsychedelicFolk #GarageRock #PsychedelicRock

Misty Lanes is the solo recording project of Sydney-based songwriter, producer and engineer, Steven W. Schouten. Steven’s passion for 60s pop, lo-fi recordings and psychedelic experimentation defies his music through a wall of reverberating guitars, lo-fi drums, dreamy organ melodies and delicate vocals, embodying the essence of the late 60s, bands like 13th Floor Elevators and The Kinks.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
ML: The 60’s summer of love era of music and most importantly friends. I wouldn’t have started writing or recording music if it wasn’t for the wonderful community of friends in the Sydney scene I’ve met over the past 10 years.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
ML: Captain Beefheart – Safe As Milk
TMODM: What’s next for you?
ML: I’ve been producing a lot of Sydney bands over the past year so you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot of music coming out of the Misty Lanes Sound Studios HQ in the coming year, plus, more of my own music – Misty Lanes album early next year followed by a more electronic album entitled Misty Lanes Space Station, which I’ve been performing solo the past two years, though haven’t released any music from the project yet so that’ll follow pretty soon after.


August 18, 2023

Astral Magic

#Experimental #Krautrock #Neo-ProgressiveRock #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

Astral Magic is a new psychedelic and spacey solo project started in 2020 by ex-Dark Sun bass/Moog player Santtu Laakso.
A lot of international collaborators are also involved. It is common to have a new release every month.
Dark Sun (and the Rising Telepaths) was a Finnish psychedelic space rock band formed in 1991. The band went on hiatus in 2007 but some releases have turned up afterwards.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Balance of Oblivion?
AM: It’s really hard to say. I usually just start working on music and everything just flows through me from some other dimension. Most of the tracks were written keeping in mind that Shane Beck was going to record spoken word to them. The two instrumental tracks were recorded at the last moment since I wanted to have a couple of totally instrumental moments in there. Hawkwind is my main influence, but on the more electronic stuff I’m also influenced by Tangerine Dream, Astralasia etc.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
AM: Hawkwind – Hall of the Mountain Grill.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
AM: New CD release on 8.9.2023 (Sacred Mysteries) then anothe 7” lathe-cut single recorded in an analog studio with guys from Kultti-25. Then more music! At least a release a month.


August 18, 2023

Blumen

#Electronica #Experimental #AvantGarde #Drone #Krautrock #Motorik #Neo-Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #SpaceRock

Blumen are from Hermosillo, Mexico. Independent Experimetal Rock.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Rajas?
Blumen: Moon duo, Trees speak, Minami deutsch are just some of the actual bands that have this new wave of kraut rock influence, on electronics, fuzzed, motorik, spacy, jazzy improvised music that creates an atmosphere of sound, letting the listener to aproach this layers of repetitive sounds, to be embraced by them and the feeling they are proposing, such as mysterious, realized, meditative, free minded, adrenaline, action motivating, rythms and sounds
So this are some of the concepts, sounds and actual bands that influenced RAJAS
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Blumen: Since i’ve been a very musical person since little, I could tell that there are some records that changed a especific period of time of my life. But talking on this psychecelic experimental music world, I guess dark side on the moon by pink floyd, was a huge impact on my way looking/listening to music
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Blumen: Since I am a one man band in Blumen studio music, I could tell there will be more music coming since I love composing, playing and experimenting on music.. Maybe I will create live versions of my actual music so I can perform them by myself, or maybe a recruit some people to do that..


August 14, 2023

To Yo

#PsychRock #AcidFolk #GarageRock #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock #World

Psych from Tokyo’s underground. Chill acid world vibes.
Masami Makino (vocals, guitar)
Sebun (guitar)
VINCENT (bass)
Hibiki Amano (drums, percussion)
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Stray Birds From the Far East?
TY: Nothing specific has affected it. We jam and write songs together, so each member’s background is a strong influence.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TY: This is a difficult question, and we are really influenced by a lot of music. If I had to pick one, my recent favorite is “a trip to bolgatanga” by african head charge
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TY: Hope we could tour around UK/EU someday!


August 4, 2023

Dos Brujos

#Doom #Improvisation #Instrumental #Psychedelic

TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
Since I moved from Austria to Spain we had to change in order to keep Dos Brujos alive. But our gear is the same, Armin plays guitar from our rehearsal space in Graz (Esp Ltd Black metal -> Amt F1 preamp -> poweramp Peavey Supreme xl -> 2×12 Palmer cab with Eminence Swamp Thang and Celestion v30, and a few pedals… I hit my Pearl Maple drums from our 2nd space here near Barcelona. All of that through Jamkazam, that allows us to record the sessions as well.
TMODM: What are you working on now? What’s next for you?
DB: We are still getting used to play online without seeing each other, dealing with internet latency and all… Our mid term plan is use Fiber cable internet in order to improve the latency and use video, which it will allow us to stream our sessions live as well. We will play our 1st concerts at the end of this year/2024, 1 in Barcelona and 1 in Graz.
TMODM: Is the message “separate in body but not in mind!”?
DB: Exactly! that’s the message in Binary 😃 A reference to our new way of playing, more than 1200 km appart but still having fun playing!


July 20, 2023

Space Shepherds

#Experimental #Jam #Prog #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #PsychRock

TMODM: What had the strongest influence on What Fabric?
SS: In some ways, what you put in, is what you get out. Guessing the strongest influence comes from whatever we’ve been listening to at the time, individually and collectively. ‘What Fabric?’ is a mix of every style we were currently digging. Think there’s obvious funk and jazz influences, and stylistic decisions that were made in the moment more so than on previous releases, but this is still mixed in amongst modern heavy-psych sounds while the tracks progress in a kind of psychedelic fashion reminiscent of 70’s rock which we are all heavily inspired by cos it’s damn near impossible not to be.
TMODM: What kind of gear do you use?
SS: Everything and anything. Although there are some staples.
Gareth (lead guitar) recently got himself a Japanese Stratt he’s been really enjoying with a heap of pedals, notably an avalanche run delay/reverb, super badass drive, and a polara reverb amongst a few others.
Dave Ciggs (bass) uses a G&L SB-2 mainly and a G&L L2000 in the studio, with a Moen Fuzz Moo, Boss PQ-3B and a DOD milkbox as the cornerstones of his sound.
Frodo (synth) uses a heap of korg synthesisers and some monstrosities that he cooked up and built himself, possibly using echoes of galactic nebulae.
Maeve (synth) as the matriarch of the group, very fittingly is using a Moog Matriarch for all the synthy goodness.
David (drums) is currently rocking a DW concept model with a 24″ kick, 13″ and 16″ toms as his main kit. Although it’s looking very frankenteiny at the moment having about 3 different kits connected to it, he may have lost his mind.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SS: We’re definitely busting to get this show on the road and play a lot of gigs. We’re looking at doing a UK tour and possibly further afield within the next year. A few festival appearances here and there would be great as well so we’re definitely looking into that. For now, our next show that’s booked is 7th November, 2023 in Voodoo, Belfast alongside Sasquatch (USA). There may be another release on the horizon as well. Keep an eye out.


July 7, 2023

Firefriend

#Alternative #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze #SpaceRock

Firefriend is from São Paulo, Brazil
Julia Grassetti – bass, keyboards, vocals
C.Amaral – drums, synth
Yury Hermuche – guitar, loops, vocals
TMODM: Your sound is so atmospheric. What kind of gear do you use?
FF: Mostly our ears, some dark spots of our minds and our full hearts. Pure water is essential too. The rest is just metal pieces, electricity, software and plastic that keeps changing all the time.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
FF: We’re mixing a new live album. We’re addicted to live music and the whole exchange of energy that happens in live performances.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
FF: We’re looking for a booking agent — someone who’s traveling through this tiny planet at the same frequencies. We toured the UK this year, now we’re working on what’s going to happen in the future — if there is a future for us out there.


June 2, 2023

WITCH

W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)
Garage and Psychedelic-Rock Band from Zambia in the 1970’s.
First Zambian band to record and release a commercial album.
Current members
–Emanyeo “Jagari” Chanda – lead vocals[1] (1972–1976, 2012– )
–Patrick Mwondela – keyboards (1980–1984, 2012– )
–Jacco Gardner – Bass
–Nico Mauskoviç – Drums + Percussion
–Stefan Lilov – Guitar
–JJ Whitefield – Guitar


March 3, 2023

Camaleones

#Alternative #Fusion #GarageRock #Improvisation #Latino #Post-punk #Psychedelic

Camaleones are from Santiago, Chile.
Hugo González – saxofón tenor
Úrsula Mosqueira – saxofón alto
Alejandro Yupanqui – bajo eléctrico
Tomás Mosqueira – batería
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Improvisaciones?
SS: One of the strongest influences for the band is definitely musical improvisation. The original idea of the band was to have a jazz influence, but not directly or literally be a jazz band, but to think of it as more of a root or base to work from. After this, our natural influences (be it afrobeat, rock music or salsa music, for example) come to life and this mix has given birth to a good portion of songs. I think we improvise in every rehearsal, we use it as warm up but also as a natural way of creating new ideas.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
SS: I think a record that changed my life, but that is also an influence for everybody or almost everybody in the band is John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. I think it is definitely a classic and will be for a long while and it is crazy to think that kind of music can be so universal and appeal to so many people with different backgrounds and cultures. I feel like that album showcases a beautiful mix of “badass” and spirituality.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SS: Camaleones have been playing a good amount of shows in our native city of Santiago (Chile), trying to get the word out. We were in Buenos Aires (Argentina), a few months ago playing shows and that was definitely a big motivational push. We are currently thinking about our second album and starting to come up with new ideas, as well as enhancing our live show which we love to do. We also hope to be touring more next year.


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