Podcast 2023.22 Warning Signals

OK, so we made it through 2023, but what about 2024? Will you heed the warning signals?  This episode features current psychedelia from the closing months of 2023.

time artist title
00:20 Volksempfänger Attack Of Sound
03:34 Astral Son Nothing Remains
09:36 Búho Ermitaño Explosiones
17:06 Syndrom Samazvanca Son u tramval
23:07 Sam Jr. YRU
26:15 Rarefaction Daydreamer
30:59 FEEP Stigmata Syndrome
35:09 MNTCLVA Treasure
39:20 MOOON Rainbow Flowers
43:11 Dark Fog HRTBRKR
48:22 Snakes Don't Belong In Alaska Chrysalis
52:00 Zenon Vitne

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#60sGirlGroups #70sElectronic #AcidRock #Alternative #Electronica #Experimental #FolkRock #Fuzz #GarageRock #Improvisation #IndieRock #Jam #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #NoWave #Noise #Post-punk #Post-rock #ProgRock #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Punk #Slacker #SpaceRock #Stoner #Surf #Synth #VUFeedback

This will probably be the last episode of 2023. It looks like we made it through this year without destroying ourselves, but I guess there’s still a couple of days to go yet. The theme of this episode comes from the 1961 LP The Complacent Americans, which was a Civil Defense LP and 7″ single released to encourage people to be prepared for nuclear war. These days it’s not really nuclear war I’m worried about but rather the elections that are scheduled for the coming year. We’re already in uncharted territory in so many ways who knows what the consequences of the elections in 2024 will be.

I didn’t plan on focusing on music from the Netherlands in this episode, but that country is particularly well represented in the playlist: Volksempfänger are from North Holland, Astral Son is from Groningen, and Mooon is from Arle Rixtel. Syndrom Samazvanca are from Belarus but have recently relocated to Poland. They recorded an album of cover versions of music from Belarus in the 1990s as a way of paying homage to their roots but also to draw attention to an interesting scene that is in danger of being lost. Check out their interview below. Also from Europe are MNTCLVA from France, Zenon from Oslo, Norway, and Snakes Don’t Bleong In Alaska from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK. This episode also features three bands from the US: Rarefaction are from Portland, Oregon, FEEP is from Boston and Dark Fog from Chicago. Ray Donato is the driving force behind Dark Fog, and I’ve played several tracks over the years from Dark Fog. This one, called heartbreaker, continues his experimentation with “trap psych”. Also in the playlist are Sam Jr. from Saint Lazare, Québec, and Búho Ermitaño from Lima, Peru.

February 23, 2024


#GarageRock #Psychedelic #Surf

Three piece band from the Netherlands. Consisting of two brothers and their nephew: Tom & Gijs de Jong and Timo van Lierop. Making sixties pop, psychedelic and beat music since 2013
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on III?
M: All three Nazz albums have been a major influence on our third album. Also bands like The Who, The Move and bands with good vocal harmonies (The Hollies, Beach Boys etc).
TMODM: What record changed your life?
M: For me (Gijs) it was Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd. I discovered it in my parents’ collection, and it introduced me into 60’s/70’s music.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
M: Our third album will be released in February next year (2024), we hope to play a lot of gigs and do some touring again. We’re also slowly writing and making plans for our fourth album!

December 7, 2023

Sam Jr.

#Experimental #Fuzz #Psychedelic

Fuzzed Out Psychedelic from Saint Lazare, Québec.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
SJ: good question. I enjoy the process of songwriting and putting the puzzle together until the pieces feel like they fit right in my head. I’m not really driven by anything else other than the puzzle. The tonal palate may shift every once in a while because I grow tired of working with the same ones after a while. If I hear something new somewhere that excites my ear i’ll drop older tones and use the new ones. rinse repeat.
RMODM: what record changed your life?
SJ: Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bullocks was the first record that connected with my youth self. I first heard it in probably 1988 ish. I was an outcast skateboarder from a small town. Skateboarding was illegal and i’d regularly be chased by the cops. I felt like a misfit because I didn’t like school and authority so when I heard that record I felt relieved there were more like minded people out there. Raw and explosive. Simple and direct songs that challenged the norms of not only how songs could be written but also an alternate way to live.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SJ: I’m aiming to complete a new record that will hopefully be out next year and i’m crawling to the finish line. For me when I get stuck and can’t find solutions to a lyric or a guitar part I just need to step away for a while and live life. Usually when I return after a few days the answers reveal themselves. The problem though is sometimes you need to wait a while which gets in the way when you’re aiming for a deadline.

December 1, 2023



Ajay Saggar (Bhajan Bhoy) and Holly Habstritt are Volksempfänger. Their debut album “Attack Of Sound” beautifully captures the bleeding-heart recklessness at the core of rock’n’roll. A brilliant debut album co-released by two highly respected independent labels – Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Feeding Tube Records (USA). Volksempfänger are based in North Holland, in The Netherlands.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
V: Thats a really tough question. In general , I have always tried to retain an open ear for all kinds of music, and it’s inevitable that some things you like will seep through into the music you make in some shape or form. When I was younger I guess I was pretty tribal about the music I liked (and didn’t like) but the older I’ve got the more I’ve realised that its way more fun and interesting to keep an open mind when listening to stuff. But if it’s crap, I’ll be the first to let folks know hahahaha. The other side of that is if I love something, I share it with the rest of the world.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
V: now thats another really tough question!!! Sooooo many records have had a huge influence on me and made me rethink how I listen to, and also how I make, music. There are certain records that have been so profound that they shape the way you think about life. Whether you listen to John Coltrane or to King Tubby or The Fall, there is always a giant to shape your life. But if you want me to really pick one record that changed my life, then it’s always going to be the last one I listened to….as everyday a record changes my life. So lets go for the brand new Sunwatchers album “Music Is Victory Over Time”
TMODM: What’s next for you?
V: on a musical front, i will release a BHAJAN BHOY lp on Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records in mid 2024 which will accumulate the WFMU and WGXC sessions that I did in the USA this year. I am also working on new BHAJAN BHOY material which will see the light of day towards the end of 2024.

December 1, 2023


#FolkRock #Fuzz #Improvisation #PsychedelicRock

Norwegian rock group led by Filip Zenon Ramberg. Musically, trying to write for the present day and age, but also proud of our roots in the underground rock music of the 1970s, as well as our love and respect for jazz and traditional folk music. Arven features vocalist Michelle Uller, and Martin van Houtum on bass, and follows 2021´s debut album Passasje.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Arven?
Z: Meditation, moving back to my childhood home, becoming a parent, starting to learn piano at 33.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Z: Here’s four…
Discovering Band of Gypsys at 13, the confidence of that music (!).
Blue by Joni Mitchell, another kind of confidence, vulnerability.
A Love Supreme.
Dungen – Ta Det Lugnt. Like a missing link between the 60s/70s and modern psychedelic rock. A key album for everyone I grew up and play with. Even though their latest, and also “Allas Sak” are also killer albums.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Z: We will do a short tour in January. Rehearsals so far are really promising. Improvising music and jamming out has to be the best thing, like ever.

December 1, 2023


#ProgRock #GarageRock #PsychedelicRock

4-piece garage-rock band with elements of psych rock and progressive rock from Portland, Oregon.
Guitar: Chris Hallen
Guitar/vocals: Stevo Burschinger
Drums: Andrew Hill
Bass: Keith Rutland
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Daydreamer?
R: At the time I wrote this song I was listening to a lot of King Buffalo, and I feel they have especially inspired my writing when it comes to more bluesy psychedelic songs like Daydreamer alongside bands like All Them Witches and Elder. I am also an avid King Gizzard fan and I do not doubt that comes through my music in different ways all over the place. – Chris
TMODM: What record changed your life?
R: ‘Floating Coffin’ by Thee Oh Sees. I feel this record really opened the door to garage rock and psych for me in a new way that changed my musical path. I came from a metal background, and I had a girlfriend at the time who got me into more mellow psych bands like Kikagaku Moyo, Tame Impala, and Babe Rainbow. When I was exploring that music, I vividly remember finding ‘Floating Coffin’ while sitting in a parking lot and just being in awe with the tonality and raw energy this album has. – Chris
TMODM: What’s next for you?
R: I think a huge next step for us would be getting a full-length LP under our belts and we would love to play some festivals such as Treefort Fest in Boise, Idaho! With that said Portland, Oregon’s local music scene has been explosive with so many rad bands and a great community surrounding it. As we continue to expand, we want to keep building relationships here and making connections with both artists and fans while playing as many live shows as possible.

#Post-rock #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #Stoner #Synth

Mind bending psychedelia from the North East of England. Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska are based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
TMODM: What are you working on now? What’s next for you?
SDBIA: We are currently waiting for Up In Her Room Records to sort out our next vinyl release. It is a very different vibe to anything we’ve done in the past with hints of post rock and jazz. We will also be heading out on our first European mainland tour in April and we are actually working on another record for later in the year too.

November 25, 2023


#Alternative #IndieRock #PsychedelicRock

FEEP is from Boston, Massachusetts.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Salem EP?
FEEP: I’d say the recording process it’s self. It was recorded all analog to tape, and in that kind of environment it’s all about getting a great performance and meaning it, capturing the real moment. Embracing the imperfections that make something feel real
TMODM: What record changed your life?
FEEP: For me my earliest memories as a kid were listening to Abby Road and Sgt. Peppers, so those records had a huge effect on me. My first reference to what makes music or a song.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
FEEP: FEEP has 3 new songs that were set to release within the month. We’re doing a live filmed set for Freq Salon @ CCTV on December 14th, should be a wild time. We’re constantly playing out so check out Instagram page for up to date shows!

November 17, 2023


#Punk #GarageRock #NoWave #Noise #Post-punk #Psychedelic #Stoner

MNTCLVA is a “one girl band” based in Paris. All songs written and performed by MNTCLVA. Produced and mixed by MNTCLVA and Maxime Head at Studio de la Huchette Paris. Artwork and photography by MNTCLVA
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Treasure?
MNTCLVA: The biggest influence on Treasure was Vanishing Point album by Primal Scream.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MNTCLVA: Experimental Jet Set Trash and No Star by Sonic Youth definitely changed my perception on music and opened new doors to me.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MNTCLVA: I’m currently working on a compilation that will be released on tape in January. I’m also working on an artzine that will include lyrics, poems and more artwork. Some of them are available at Motto Berlin but soon all this merch will be available on Bandcamp as well. And more importantly new dates in Paris.

November 10, 2023

Dark Fog

#Alternative #PsychedelicRock

Dark Fog have been destroying minds since 2003 with heavy space psychedelia throughout their long career (playing SXSW twice and on bills with notable psych peers) with vinyl releases on various US and UK based record labels as well as their own imprints. The latest incarnation of founder Ray Donato features a futuristic blend of Trap and Pop with Heavy Psych that no-one else dares to try… Based in Chiago, Illinois.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
DF: doing ok here working for the Red Cross loading trucks and purchasing for the blood drives. Crazy hours and physically demanding but I’m still making music almost every day. Working on continuing to chase a very modern vision of Psych- trying to get more extreme with beats and chopping up rhythms and in my newest recordings that have yet to be released I’m stuttering/chopping up vocals too…getting more interesting patterns etc…
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DF: I’ve no plans except to continue to release through bandcamp and youtube. May play a live show soon but not in a hurry to do so. Focusing on family and my mental health, letting go of worldly ambitions haha…

October 14, 2023

Astral Son

#Alternative #PsychRock #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #Psychedelic #SpaceRock

Astral Son is a Dutch psychedelic/krautrock artist. Playing the electric space guitar, sweeping synthesizer, vintage organs and bass guitar. Astral Son is based in Groningen, in The Netherlands
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Mythos?
AS: Many things influenced Mythos. At the time I was very much into Yoga and spirituality. It tuned the mind.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
AS: Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd certainly shook my world. There are much more records that had an impact. Most of them were made at the end of the sixties, early seventies. Imaginative, colourful, creative music for sure.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
AS: No concrete plans. The creation of Mythos was pretty intense and I am seeing things from a different perspective now. I’m just making music and spending time in my studio, every day. Something will come out of it, sooner or later.

October 6, 2023

Syndrom Samazvanca

#Electronica #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock

Syndrom Samazvanca (translated as “imposter syndrome”) was founded by two Belarusian musicians with mutual love of psychedelic rock, krautrock, art-rock and punk. The band creates eclectic sonic canvases using fuzzy guitar riffs, unconventional rhythms and electronic noises, over which the lyrics tell stories of existence and survival in a modern post-Soviet city. “Radio Nyamiha” is their reinterpretation of the Belarusian alternative music scene of the late 20th century.
TMODM: What led you to record covers of Belarusian rock bands from the 90s?
SS: These are the songs that we grew up to, from the period when Belarusian rock scene was still really young – it pretty much didn’t exist until the late Soviet years and never had time to develop naturally. So there were people trying to do all kinds of stuff, despite not having the best gear and recording conditions. Importantly, those bands often had songs with really strong lyrics that resonate to this day. Sadly, lots of those recordings still haven’t been properly reissued, in some cases the albums only were released on cassettes back in the day and all you can find now is a poor quality rip on YouTube. So, one of the ideas behind doing a covers album was to draw attention to what we thought were forgotten gems of Belarusian musical past. And generally it was a fun little project for us, trying to put these songs in a very different sonic context without losing the essence of the originals.
TMODM: What are you working on now? What’s next for you?
SS: The two of us have recently relocated to Warsaw and are basically starting the band from scratch, looking for new musicians. It’s not been easy so far but hopefully we’ll soon be able to properly play live shows at last (which is pretty much impossible in our home country at the moment). We will also be working on our new LP which we had started back in spring in Minsk, it’s mostly been recorded except the vocals.

June 23, 2023

Búho Ermitaño

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

Implosiones is the second album by Búho Ermitaño, Peruvian psych explorers. With references to kraut rock and the Andean folk of groups like El Polen, the sound of Búho Ermitaño is immersed in hypnotic instrumental explorations, melodic passages and in bursts of cosmic rock. Implosiones is a renovating sound synthesis that places the band as one of the new referents of psychedelic rock in Peru.
Formed in Lima in 2008 by Franz Núñez (guitar) and Diego Pando (guitar), they began as a jam band. With the addition of Irving Fuentes (charango) and Leo Pando (synthesizers), the group’s sound began to have its own colour, which found its final formation with the inclusion in 2014 of Ale Borea (percussion) and Juan Camba (drums). Since then, they have been an active band in the underground circuit of Lima, alternating with psychedelic rock bands and experimental music artists (several members of Búho Ermitaño play at the same time in various sound experimentation musical projects). It is with this formation that the group has recorded Implosiones, incorporating a wide range of instruments that includes guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, theremin, electronic loops, bongos, flutes, djembes, charango, among others.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Implosiones?
BE: Through explorations of altered states of consciousness, collective improvisations and connection with the wild offspring of sacred Mother Nature, “Implosiones” was composed spontaneously at the beginning and then the sound layers were worked on progressively in studio sessions. This musical journey embraces an exploratory, sensory and colorful dimension, born from the encounter between technology and popular or traditional instruments. Fueled by our individual perspectives, a natural and inevitable hybridization is reflected in the results of our compositions. We conceive the tracks as landscapes or stations of a cosmic journey, intertwined with ritual or ceremonial reminiscences, where mind, body and spirit converge as a unified whole. Our hope is that each listener can interpret this experience in their own unique way.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BE: Well, many concerning each of the members, but perhaps we can mention some
David Bowie – Lodger
Talk Talk – Laughling Stock
Radiohead – Kid A
Sol Simiente – Sur
Tortoise – TNT
The Beatles – Revolver
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
The Mars Volta – De Loused in The Commatorium
Pink Floyd – Meddle
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues in Aspic
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BE: The next step is to release a three-track EP next year, with one of the songs being an outtake from “Implosiones” and accompanied by a music video. Following that, we will focus on conceptualizing and laying out our third LP. Additionally, there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have our first international performance in a neighboring South American country.

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