Podcast 2024.06 Instant Memory Power

Current psychedelic music. Winter, 2024. New releases from Adelaida, SOMA, Hilary Woods, Carlton Melton, Cannabus, Minerall, NOH, Misleading, Feathers and Greed, Empty House, Fuzz Toads. Short interviews with the artists.

time artist title
0:44 Adelaida Retrovisor
4:35 SOMA Shivranjani
8:05 Hilary Woods Burial Rites
11:13 Carlton Melton Vice Versa
20:00 Cannabus Desert Trip
25:10 Minerall Bügeln
35:12 NOH jonah
42:39 Misleading Visual Tempo
49:41 Feathers and Greed 255 0 0
52:53 Empty House Ramen Roll
56:56 Fuzz Toads Rollo

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#AcidRock #Alternative #Ambient #ArtRock #Beats #Bhajan #DIY #DesertRock #Devotional #Doom #Drone #Dub #DubTechno #Dusk #Dust #EBM #Electronica #Experimental #FolkRock #GarageRock #Grunge #HeavyPsych #Illbient #Improvisation #IndieRock #Instrumental #Isolationism #Kirtan #Krautrock #Noir #Post-punk #Post-rock #PowerElectronics #ProgRock #Psych #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #RagaRock #Shoegaze #SpaceRock #Stoner #StonerRock #Trance #World

We just passed the spring equinox, so the tracks in this episode are nice summary of the psychedelia released in the Winter of 2024. One thing I’ve noticed over time is the association between wealthy countries and psychedelic music. With one exception, the artists featured in this episode are all from OECD countries. The opening track is by the Chilean band Adelaida, followed by artists from the US (SOMA and Carlton Melton), Germany (Minerall and Feathers & Greed), Canada (Cannabus), Australia (Fuzz Toads), Portugal (Misleading), Ireland (Hilary Woods) and the UK (Empty House). The one exception is the artist NOH from Iran. I don’t have much information about NOH, other than they are from Iran–and from the tone of my correspondence with them it’s probably just one guy–someone who definitely knows how to build an atmospheric sound.

I recently read Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Lee & Shlain, which is a book that had been on my shelf for many years before I finally got around to reading it. According to Acid Dreams, in the 1950s and into the 1960s, the CIA was obsessed with the idea of using hallucinogens as a mind control agent. Acid Dreams was originally published in 1985, and I’m now reading a much more recent book called Tripping on Utopia: Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the Troubled Birth of Psychedelic Science by Benjamin Breen that came out in January of this year. It’s about the origins of psychedelic science and the influence of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. I’ve only just started reading it so I’ll give an update as I progress through of it.

November 15, 2023


#Alternative #Doom #Grunge #HeavyPsych #IndieRock #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze #StonerRock

Adelaida is a mixture of sounds, Rock, grunge, shoegaze, indie rock from Concepción, Chile.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Adelaida: For sure 90 music its always in our hearts, you can recognize easy our influences if you listen the whole album. You can find sonic youth and pixies vibes, also some of shoegaze or some grunge vibes too.
If we can say a word who tell everything we response: Bigmuff
We use 3 different bigmuff, the russian, the pi and a bass bigmuff.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Adelaida: An album that change our lives:
isn’t anything (My bloody valentine) – Jurel / Guitar and vocals
Bossanova (Pixies) – Anke / bass y vocals
Either or (Elliott Smith) – joaquin / Guitar
Siamese dream (Smashing Pumpkins) – Tomás / Drums
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Adelaida: We just released our álbum on vinyl via spinda records, a label from spain.
We work a lot on this and we hope soon we can tour in new countrys, meet new buddies on the road and play a lot, we are a live band, an album its just a excuse for go on and give all of us on stage.

March 19, 2024


#Devotional #World #Bhajan #Kirtan #Psychedelic

SOMA – Sacred Order of Mystic Apogees. New Jersey.
TMODM: How would you describe your influences on Burning Is Learning?
SOMA: Traditional Bengali kirtan, Pakistani Qawaali, and the mood of the holy city of Varanasi.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
SOMA: Always building a repertoire of new material to incorporate into SOMA.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SOMA: We are looking forward to continuing playing live shows, writing and recording new music and sharing the idea of music as a spiritual path. We are also very much looking forward to a string of summer shows with Grails.

November 3, 2023

Hilary Woods

#Devotional #Drone #Dusk #Dust #FolkRock #Noir

Hilary Woods is an Irish music and visual artist from Dublin’s Northside. Former bass player in JJ72 from 1996 until 2003, now releasing work as a solo artist. After a spell in fine art school and having studied literature and film in college, she returned to music, releasing EP ‘Night’ in 2014 and EP ‘Heartbox’ in 2016; leading to her debut solo record ‘Colt’ in 2018.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Acts of Light?
HW: My life at the time, together with some unresolved quandaries.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
HW: Many. Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ being one.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
HW: New work, some shows, and a 16mm film.

January 31, 2024

Carlton Melton

#Beats #Electronica #GarageRock #IndieRock #Post-punk #Psych #Stoner

Discogs describes Carlton Melton as, “American instrumental psychedelic free-rock jam band.”
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
CM: 1) Jimi Hendrix.
2) easy hangs with friends.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
CM: Here are two-
1) Funkadelic ‘self titled’
2) Hawkwind ‘space ritual’
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CM: California recording and shows in October 2024.
Tour Europe again 2025.

March 15, 2024


#DesertRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #StonerRock

Heavy Psych/Stoner Rock band from Welland, Ontario Canada. James M – Guitar, Vox Ethan S – Bass Brandon D – Drums Lyrics By James M
TMODM: What are your influences on “Desert Trip”?
Cannabus: This song is about going on a trip within to find answers about one’s self and the feelings that you experience. Musically, we try to capture a low and heavy thunderous tone. We tried to keep the music tempo fast, driving and always moving forward, like a journey. Z Hollow Studios (Zack) found a great way of capturing our tone for us that expanded on our previous EP “The Maple Spliff Sessions”, But still kept the core of our live sound.
TMODM: Do you have an album in the works?
Cannabus: “Desert Trip” is the Single from our New Ep “Other Side” coming out April 19th of this year through Black Throne Productions. We have been working on these songs since we released of our first EP “The Maple Spliff Session” back in April 20th of last year. The idea was that “Other Side” is the second half of our first EP, but being heavier in subject and sound. We worked with Z Hollow Studios to expanded more on our sound and try some new things recording we hadn’t on the first EP like more double tracking and recording multiple amps to fill out the sound. We are all very excited for everyone to hear what we have done with the new EP.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Cannabus: We also have an April tour planned along with the new EP, in Cities across Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
April 12th At Over Time Bar in Kingston, ON With The Winter In Canada, God Thorn
April 13th At Turbo Haus in Montreal QC With The Hazy Tones, Scorbut
April 18th At The Kavern In Welland ON With The Hazy Tones, Violet Fire and Stagnant
April 19th At Door’s Pub And Tacos In Hamilton ON With The Hazy Tones, The Barrel Rejects and The Electric Cactus
April 20th At Bovine Sex Club Toronto In Toronto ON With The Hazy Tones, OI Time Moonshine and The Electric Cactus

January 26, 2024


#Alternative #Improvisation #Krautrock #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #Trance

Minerall is the project of Marcel Cultrera (Guitar, Speck), Tommy Handschick (Drums, Kombynat Robotron, Earthbong) and Sula Bassana (Bass, Synth, Zone Six, Interkosmos…). I corresponded with Dave Schmidt (Sula Bassana).
TMODM: How did the Minerall collaboration come about?
Minerall: Tommy Handschick had the idea of making music in that constellation and at one point it happened and we met for a 2 day long birthdayjam. We all know us from playing concerts together with our bands or just being friends for quite some years.
TMODM: How much of the music was improvised and how much did you have mapped out ahead of time?
Minerall: it was all completely improvised, even didn’t talked about what to do before we pressed the recording button.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Minerall: playing some more shows and check the material for another release. we just had our first 3 concerts in a small record release tour and it was a blast! and so much fun! I love these guys!

March 19, 2024


#Experimental #Ambient #Dub #DubTechno #EBM #Electronica #Illbient #Isolationism #Post-punk #Post-rock #PowerElectronics

NOH is from Tehran, Iran. Silence is Revenge.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
NOH: I guess nature, God, which I think it’s the same and all kinds of hypnotic and repetitive music and sounds from around the globe
TMODM: What record changed your life?
NOH: Too many, Scorn, HRTK, Cranes, Swans, lot of dub, techno and eastern music
TMODM: What’s next for you?
NOH: Not sure, let’s see what tomorrow brings

February 23, 2024


#AcidRock #Doom #Doom #HeavyPsych #Instrumental #Krautrock #ProgRock #Doom #Psych #PsychRock #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #Doom #StonerRock

Psychedelic doom metal band from Portugal. Formed in 2018.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Face The Psych?
Misleading: There’s no specific strongest influence on the record, althought when we started working as a quartet, we noticed how well we could blend and include new influences into our jams, managing to compose something different, which includes something from each own of us. We think that worked all well, resulting in the most ambitious work we’ve made.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Misleading: Have You Seen the Other Side of the Sky? – Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Misleading: We’re working on the physical editions of “Face the Psych”, which will come out on tapes and CDs.

March 1, 2024

Feathers and Greed

#ArtRock #ArtRock #ArtRock #ArtRock #PsychedelicRock

Psychedelic Art Rock from Hannover/Bremen. Jacob Jordan (Cello, Vocals) Jasper Röthemeyer (Bass, Vocals) Luca-Yannik Gierth (Vocals, Keys) Lukas Hagemann (Drums, Vocals, Keys) Marek Feddern (Guitars, Vocals) René Kretschmer (Percussion, Vocals)
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Pari shōkōgun?
F&G: Some of the Songs on ‘Pari shōkōgun’ are really old. They almost made their way on the first record, so it’s really a collection of songs that just came out of us. Inspired by daily life, like most music out there, it wasn’t meant to have any kind of concept. But one day, we had to decide on real titles instead of working titles for the tracks. “Paris Syndrome” was a decent option for at least one song, so we figured this might work as an album-title. The thought of “life-expectations not being met” was something, that applied very well to most of the lyrics on the album and since there already was a release called “Paris Syndrom” by a fellow German group, we agreed on just going with the Japanese word.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
F&G: There are of course a lot of great records and since we are seven people in the band at this moment, there really is no good answer to that question. When we started the band in 2017 we listened to a lot things like Opeth and early Genesis. The biggest influences might thereby be ‘Heritage’ by Opeth and ’Selling England by the Pound’ by Genesis.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
F&G: Playing live. That’s what’s the most fun to us and where our focus is at the moment and we can’t wait to show the new material to the people. Especially since we didn’t play a lot since covid happened. We’re kind of late to the party but definitively out of hibernation once and for all! Also we got a new member to the band and are really excited to work on expanding our existing sound for both all the songs we’ve written and also the songs we are writing.

February 2, 2024

Empty House

#Experimental #Ambient #DIY #Drone #Krautrock #Psychedelic #RagaRock #SpaceRock

empty house is the solo work of Blackpool based musician Fred Laird. Formed in March 2021, empty house is an ambient project that fuses electronics and found sounds with Asian instruments. The concept of the music is to create a dreamlike or meditative atmosphere for meditation, yoga, martial arts or just sat on the sofa staring at the drifting clouds from your living room window.
TMODM: What led you to focus on the guitar-based tracks again?
EH: The previous album Secret Suburbia was a more ambient keyboard based sound and therefore wanted to get back to a more solid, earthier approach. Also, i missed playing the old six string, so it was nice to get playing again.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
EH: Bass sequencers, dub sounds and motorik beats.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
EH: May will see the release of The Golden Hour’s lunar sister ‘Bluestone’. A darker sounding album. Think Coil, Swans, Flying Saucer Attack.

December 15, 2023

Fuzz Toads

#Alternative #GarageRock #Psychedelic #Stoner

FUZZ TOADS are Austin Rogers-Uff, Nathan Howes, Darcy Hanson-Glynn, Michael McIntosh & Anthony Lomma of Perth, Western Australia.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Small Business?
FT: Lyrically, Small Business is mostly about the idea that everybody’s always doing something to make themselves look a little more shiny than they really are – the more glaring examples being the ones who end up being the most inspirational for writing.
(Rollo is the exception – that’s just about sick viking stuff.)
In terms of sound, we’d been leaning a little into modern punk stuff with our listening habits while writing. Mixing that with our stoner and desert rock foundations is what that comes out as.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
FT: Our lifechanger album is definitely Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age. You can’t even hear it.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
FT: We’ve got a bunch of tracks that we’re deciding what to do with at the moment.
EPs versus album versus whatever – all we’re certain of, at this point, is that we’ll have another release out before midyear. It might be called The Plaster.

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