Podcast 2023.20 War Is Over! If You Want It

Today is December 8th and that date is etched into my memory because it was 43 years ago today that John Lennon was killed. The music in this episode doesn’t have anything to do with John Lennon, except that he was one of the originators of psychedelic rock and his influence is on all of the music I play in one way or another.

time artist title
00:24 Slizz Used to Have a Friend
02:40 Hibushibire Orangesunshine Of Your Lovemachine
06:41 The Silversound FuzzBoxGirl
14:20 Trigona Titan's Gate
19:58 Bahboon Pillar Man In The Sun
25:41 Thee UFO In The Long Run They Queered
28:18 Superlynx Into the Sun
34:38 io audio recordings I Can Hear The Hiders Coughing
40:02 Sacred Buzz Radio Radiation
44:39 Big Scenic Nowhere The Waydown
53:44 Shayjirit Apophis
59:15 sun OM sun Apocryphadelic Deus Ex Machina
1:05:28 Gral Brothers To Sabine, to tape
1:20:08 Uluru Tonic Prayer

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#Alternative #Dark #Demon #DesertRock #Doom #Drone #Electronica #Experimental #FreakFolk #GaragePunk #GarageRock #HardRock #Heavy #HeavyPsych #Instrumental #Jam #Kosmische #Krautrock #Lo-Fi #Meditation #PedalSteel #Post-rock #ProgRock #Psych #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Satan #Sludge #Soundscape #Soundtrack #SpaceRock #Stoner #StonerRock #Synthwave #TrashMagic

I had a different theme all ready to go for this episode but what with “Now and Then” just having been recently released–not to mention that it’s been billed as the last Beatles record–I’ve been thinking more than usual about the Beatles and John Lennon lately. John Lennon’s death is one of those moments where I remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. When I realized what day it is today, I decided to mark the occasion by remembering John Lennon.

On December 8, 1980, I missed the initial annoucement, but a friend who knew i was a Beatles freak came and got me and we watched Monday Night Football in disbelief as we listened to Howard Cosell talking about it. I never understood why Cosell put such emphasis on how John Lennon was the most famous of all the Beatles. Still, in a moment like that it would be really difficult to say anything that makes sense. Such a tragedy. It would have been really great to grow old with John lennon.

February 2, 2024

Big Scenic Nowhere

#ProgRock #DesertRock #HeavyPsych #PsychedelicRock #Sludge #Stoner #StonerRock

Big Scenic Nowhere are Gary Arce (Yawning Man), Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), Tony Reed (Mos Generator), Bill Stinson (Yawning Man).
Gary Arce (Guitar)
Bob Balch (Guitar)
Tony Reed (Vocals, Keys, Bass)
Bill Stinson (Drums)
Progressive heavy rock collective @bigscenicnowhere returns with their third album “The Waydown” this February 2nd on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Recorded at The Racket Room, Gatos Trail, HeavyHead, Red Barn Recording Co. and Casa De Balch.

November 24, 2023

Thee UFO

#Experimental #FreakFolk #GarageRock #Krautrock #Psychedelic #Synthwave

Thee U.F.O. are from Dublin, Ireland. Thee U.F.O seem to be some sort of gamma radiated organism captained by chief DäH who emits various noise frequencies and echos, first mate Bëth often uses singing sirens and metal discs to communicate. They are partnered with two hands who are the bombastic rhythm machines that propel the organism along.
In The Long Run They Queered recorded in Orcs Lair studio
Darragh Hansard – Instruments and Recording
Released on a limited edition 7″ lathe cut single through Fuzed Up & Astromoon Records.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
TheeUFO: At the moment we’re just demoing stuff for future releases, and organising shows for the new year.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TheeUFO: We have a new album ‘Beaming A Moments Reflection’ coming out in march. This album is (I think) a turning point for us, it touches on the tropes from previous albums, though there’s enough open space for us to go in whatever direction on releases up the road.

November 23, 2023

The Silversound

#Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

The Silversound are Shane O’Mara, Andrew Tanner, Stu Thomas and Leroy Cope – psychedelic adventurers. Lead singer Andrew Tanner answered the questions.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Silversound: The band was formed around the idea of letting songs breathe a bit, stretch out a bit and seeing what happens when you let go of the standard songwriting structures. It’s about being in the moment and listening and responding to what’s in the ether. Inspired by the freewheeling sounds of the 60’s and early 70’s, krautrockers like Neu and Harmonia and jam bands like Endless Boogie and Yo La Tengo.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Andrew: For younger me it was a compilation of Fairport Convention tracks that included the righteous 11 minute plus jam of A Sailor’s Life – a Celtic drone-fest featuring Sandy Denny’s ethereal vocals, and Richard Thompson’s fluid, stinging guitar duelling with Dave Swarbrick’s sawing violin. Proto psych folk. Tell me you can’t hear Velvet Underground in there! I rushed out and bought my first Telecaster straight afterwards. Also Nilsson’s Jump Into The Fire – unhinged super delayed vocals and a bass solo you can actually enjoy!
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Silversound: The juices are still flowing for The Silversound, so we’ll be looking to do more writing and recording into next year. A debut double album followed immediately by an EP in 2023 was a bold (some would say foolhardy) move – so maybe next album will be a triple?

November 23, 2023


#Experimental #HardRock #Heavy #PsychedelicRock

秘部痺れ(Hibushibire) is the hard psychedelic rock group in Osaka Japan.
Hibushibire ; changchan
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Hibushibire: Now I’m preparing for the launch of my new album (Magical Metamorphosis Third Eye).
Towards the end of the year, I’m working on a lot of ideas for concerts as well.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Hibushibire: I want to tour Europe next year!

November 13, 2023

Sacred Buzz

#Psych #GaragePunk #GarageRock #Krautrock #Lo-Fi #PsychedelicRock

Berlin-based band that packs a punch in a madman’s blend of krautrock, garage rock and psych.
Mixing, mastering, guitar, vocal – Ivan
Drums – Max
Bass – Luca
Keys, cover art – Jane
Photo – Yura
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
SB: Well, I was skateboarding a lot during my music discovery age and that played a big role in what music I like. I’ve grown to love proto punk rock (like Velvet Underground, ? & The Mysterians, The Sonics) and especially raw energy of early psych garage (13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds). Also Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band is awesome with that rubber bass and wild harmonica. So basically anything weird with proper energy and something interesting melody-wise worked for me.
Right now I listen to lots of modern bands like The Orange Alabaster Mushroom (not really that modern but still awesome), King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, Osees, Cosmic Shadows, Mystery Lights and many many more. Also not only psych but a lot of kraut, afrobeat and others.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
SB: It’s hard to name a single one but I would say Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 . That record has made me realise what kind of music I want to make. I still come back to this compilation from time to time as it’s awesome.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SB: We are planning to record an EP in December and that will ensure that we get more shows next year. Aside from it, no strict plans. We just play music that we like and hope more people will get a chance to like it, too.

November 10, 2023


#Instrumental #Krautrock #Psych #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

Psych rock recordings featuring lots of fuzz, delay, swirly effects and that motorik beat all the kids are talking about.
TMODM: What are you currently working on?
Trigona: I’m currently working on a track that IO Audio Recordings and I have been pulling together. We have a split album coming out on vinyl sometime in 2024 and since we’ve finished that, we’ve been sending each other bits and pieces to work on. We both usually just record by ourselves so it’s been a great opportunity to share ideas and collaborate on something new.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Trigona: Coming up will be the release of the new Trigona record, Isophase, in early 2024 on digital and vinyl. Echodelick Records (USA) Worst Bassist Records (Europe) Weird Beard Records (UK) and We Here & Now (Canada)will be releasing the vinyl together. Preorders will be forthcoming in the new year. And then the split with IO Audio Recordings will follow sometime after that.
So 2024 is already looking like it’ll be a good year.

November 9, 2023

io audio recordings

#Experimental #Drone #HeavyPsych #Kosmische #Krautrock #Post-rock #Psych #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

io audio recordings is from Orange, California. Repository for the creative output of io audio recordings with a focus on experimental space rock and unique packaging.
TMODM: Rob Shiels mentioned that you and Trigona are working on a collaborative track. What else are you working on now?
Oh man… what else am I working on… a LOT. First I’m trying to finish up the special packages for the Hiders vinyl release. I don’t know how closely you’ve followed my discography but I’ve always focused on creating unique packaging for my releases and the Hiders re-release isn’t any different. I’m basically making record sized boxes that are quite similar in spirit to the original Hiders release (wood boxes with acrylic/resin swirl painting) but also including custom record sleeves. Those alone take quite a bit of time.
After I wrap those up then I’m going to try to wrap up the collab track with Rob that you mention. I believe we are going to try and make that collab track available for those people who purchase the split LP between Trigona and myself that is due out early next year. I also put together the artwork for that (die cut sleeve) with some help from Rob’s wife Jo who provided the photography. It’s all new material from both of us.
Then… there’s going to be a re-release of 2017 on cassette via Weird Beard and Fuzzed Up/Astromoon. Like Hiders, I cleaned up and remixed all of the songs and have made custom J-Cards for those cassettes (gold foiling on black cardstock). Also like Hiders, all the profits for this release will go to the Psych Against Cancer fund for eventual donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Next, I’ll be working on cleaning up and remixing 2016 for another re-release on cassette via Weird Beard and Fuzzed Up/Astromoon which again will help support Macmillan Cancer Support.
Then finally I’ll get back to working on the next new album as well as spending a bit of time trying to figure out how I might be able to play some live shows. Not sure if live shows will actually happen or not but it’s something I’m interested in looking into. I suppose we will see.
So yeah… a lot of work ahead. No rest for the wicked as they say.

November 9, 2023


#Alternative #PsychedelicRock

slizZ is a rock band from detroit.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
slizZ: Simply being a part of a beautiful community of musicians in Detroit. People who were heroes of mine who are now friends encouraged me to start my own band, gave support along the way and made me see that rock and roll is art and art is a way of life. Had I not found my tribe I would most likely not be playing music.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
slizZ: Veneno (1977), the first and last album by Spanish band Veneno. It’s documented they had 2 days in the studio, wasted th first one partying too hard, then recorded the whole thing on day two after dropping acid! Never heard anything like it before or since.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
slizZ: slizZ has a new drummer and may become a 4 piece with multi-instrumentalist on keys/second guitar. We have a back up of material so we hope to record another EP or two in 2024. On top of continuing to play live regularly in Detroit, we also hope to tour at least in the Midwest, places like Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Pittsburgh etc.

October 25, 2023


#Alternative #HardRock #Doom #GarageRock #HeavyPsych #Heavy #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Bahboon is from Tokyo. The thunder of piercing riffs, the explosion of swirling grooves. Broken spaceships drifting through space, evolving apes. My God! full of stars!!
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Bahboon: If I had to name one, excluding music, it would be Sci-Fi movies.
It’s hard to pick just one, but 2001: A Space Odyssey had a strong impact on me.
TMODM: – What record changed your life?
Bahboon: There are so many!
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality
Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
Sound Garden – Super Unknown
There are many more, but I’ll leave it at that!
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Bahboon: I want to go on tour in Australia and Europe! I’d also like to play festivals!
If there are any promoters listening to this, please contact me!

October 16, 2023


#Experimental #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #StonerRock #Jam

Psychedelic Rock ‘n Roll from İstanbul.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on The Endless Road?
Uluru: Life is an adventure from birth to death, understanding life and being able to live it right way is important. I can say that I gained inspiration and perspective in line with these ideas.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Uluru: We had various experiences and opportunities with our first album “Imaginary Sun” and the subsequent stages we performed. Personally, it was definitely an important period in my life.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Uluru: Of course, the aim is always to make and stage new recordings. Our plans and goals are to tour Europe regularly and record comprehensive albums in the coming years.

October 1, 2023


#Experimental #Alternative #Dark #Instrumental

Shayjirit is from Warsaw, Poland. A duo of a guitarist and a drummer composing mainly through improvisation and long jams, then adding subsequent sounds and layers with other instruments. Unexpected effects from a chance meeting.
TMODM: What had the biggest influence on Catacombs?
Shayjirit: When it comes to our inspirations for these songs – they are effects od long, repetitive jams and were forming for the span of over a year, when they were near their final forms we decided to create a concept that was based on the ancient egyptian legend of the goddess named Bastet and that lead us to names of songs and their order on the album.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Shayjirit: Currently we are working on new songs and are planning to take them to the recording studio this year, this time we plan to make a more “live” record catching na energy of two of us playing drums and guitar together (with the “Catacombs” the process was longer and drums were recorded in the different studio than all the other instruments).
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Shayjirit: In the following weeks we will release two more videos made by Małgorzata for songs from “Catacombs”.

September 29, 2023


#Doom #HeavyPsych #Meditation #Psych #Psychedelic #SpaceRock #StonerRock

Superlynx from Oslo, Norway was formed in 2013 by Pia Isaksen (bass/vocals), Ole Teigen (drums) and Daniel Bakken (guitar). The band exceeds genres with their distinct sound and melts doom, psych, meditative atmospheres and heavy droning rock together.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on 4 10?
Superlynx: Our ten year of playing together and the desire to create the new album material together based more on jamming than pre written songs or part of songs like we have done more in the past. So imagination, improvisation and the joy and excitement of playing together in the moment was probably the biggest influence.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Superlynx: They are so many, different for each band member and versatile within the band, but for me (Pia) I guess I have to pick Bleach by Nirvana which in a minute made me want to start playing the guitar instead of the piano as a 13 year old, so that is what I did.
TMODM: What´s next for you?
Superlynx: Nothing is written in stone, but after the round of gigs we are doing now to celebrate the new album we will probably plan some more gigs for next year and start jamming again and see if new material we want to record comes up.

August 22, 2023

Gral Brothers

#Experimental #Instrumental #PedalSteel #Soundscape #Soundtrack #PsychedelicRock

The Gral Brothers, Greg Williams & Alex McMahon, are from Albuquerque, New Mexico. saturated cinemoments of albuquerque noir.
The Gral Brothers were commissioned by a fan in Germany to make a birthday gift for his wife. He sent some field recordings he had which got the momentum started, they then built it into the piece of music that is merely clicks away.
TMODM: You mention in the liner notes that you were commissioned by a fan to make this track. Is this something you do often?
GW: It isn’t something we have done but we would like to do it more. It was very satisfying on a personal level because I was exposed to material that I never add access to and on a human level because we were given access to family memories that would never have been accessible to us before. We made some great friends and cool connections with people that we would likely have never crossed paths with. What a fucking cool personal request from someone. I was very happy to do it.
AM: This was totally something new for us. This was intimate and deliberate in a way we’d never really created before but still really spontaneous and responsive. I kept thinking of the sentiment behind somebody commissioning music or any art for their partner. The kindness behind that gesture really motivated me, it makes me think there might actually be some amount of good in the world. It made it that much more special to create something that symbolizes that in a way that you can share. I even collaged a CD case to present it in; something special like that deserves to be adorned and hopefully displayed on a mantle or messy desk. We would definitely like to take on more commissions, they’re really open creatively but also demanding respect and focus.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
GW: My strongest influence lately has been the wonder I find in the hidden potential of sounds. I have been into field recording lately and it is amazing how sounds morph into something completely unexpected after you process them. Everytime I pitch shift a recording, I get blown away. Pitch shifting Alex’s guitar or morphing some recording of wind through desert brush then resampling it makes for some amazing discoveries. That idea also has always been at the heart of how we make music. Fuck it – just record and play……then edit….dont be precious with anything ….overdub..and so on….then you have this musical idea that could have never been planned by two pretty average people. Exploring shit is fun and keeps me intune with my 7 year old self. Now eat pizza, go to the arcade, and have a kick ass summer. Sign my yearbook.
AM: Being able to make something that you feel very strongly towards and just as quickly destroy it into chaos, distort it, resample it and record on top of it. Tap into intention and unintenion at the same time, like drinking pepsi and coke at the same time. Destroying what you think sounds beautiful just to find something more elemental and more interesting sonically. I think the nature of exploring sounds and textures constantly informs the way i approach music. Constantly thinking of ways to get new sounds with my instruments or recording sounds I hear throughout my day and making them into something else. I’m also always motivated to create for the sake of creating because I love recycling old ideas into something new. I have a bunch of recordings I made when i was 19 that I sample all the time in new music I make. It makes me feel like Highlander.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
GW: The song – Just What I Needed by The Cars. I got a drum set over Christmas during 7th grade. My parents let me quit the trumpet and play drums in the middle school band. I played that song on repeat while probably thinking about throwing my trumpet in the trash, Toaster Strudels and Sylvia Villalobos (The one that got away).
AM: My brother is almost five years older than me. He went to a local show in Albuquerque when he was old enough and I wasn’t yet. He bought a CD and eventually I inherited it along with some Dead Kennedys and kindashitty punk comps. “Mitchel Point” sounded like a group of friends that realized they could be Highlanders too. I didn’t know that any of this was allowed, bands, original songs, recordings, gigs, posters. I started thinking up bandnames before the band, I wanted to be in the club. I wanted nothing more than to be in a band.
Neva Dinova was really my satori moment as far as linking music and verse. I got into that band through Saddle Creek and that led to a few other discoveries that really made me feel empowered to do my thing, even if I had zero clue what that was yet. I had gotten a tascam 4-track with christmas money and had a stack of new tapes. My songs usually had the sound of a clothes dryer in the background and almost too much backwards reverb splashes…almost. This really coincided with discovering Daniel Johnston too, which offered another wave of influence and embrace of tape hiss.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
GW: We are putting out a new album so we can start on the next one….keep exploring sounds and having excuses to record outside or with Alex.
AM: I have been slow-cooking songs since july to release with a lyric/photo book. I’ve also been doing more remote recording and collaborations which is always fun because it forces me to connect instruments and devices and not just look at them. GRAL has a new album that we’re releasing sometime next year which means we can start working on new music and clear our harddrives.

July 17, 2023

sun OM sun

#Electronica #Experimental #Krautrock #Psychedelic #Kosmische #PsychedelicRock

sun OM sun are from Dublin, Ireland
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on ‘Do You Remember’ SOS?
SOS: The idea for this project was to make a compilation of some of our favorite psychedelic and experimental tracks and combine them with visuals sampled, treated and remoulded from classic sci-fi anime. We wanted to evoke the feeling of late nite ambience when you stumble upon a surreal movie when you’re half asleep and float into a psychedelic phantasmagoria lucid dream like fantasy, where sound & visuals blend in a weird surprise of synchronicity.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
SOS: Future Days by Can. This album combines the most incredible jamming that appears to sound like a form of spontaneous composition with ambient moods and somnambulant mumbled vocals that take you on an aural trip. An album made by a collective of brilliant musicians in free flowing creativity. Probably my personal favorite album of the 70’s that demonstrated what music can be far beyond the boundaries of rock or prog or fusion. A truly inspiring album that demonstrated how musicians can creatively collaborate in partnership to create something new and unique.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SOS: More experiments in sound & visuals, exploring how to present ideas and fuse forms together. We’re having fun making mini movies on youtube at the moment in search of the perfect psychedelic combination that evokes something in our subconscious sleeping selves to wake up!

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