Podcast 2024.07 Drone

Current psychedelic music. All released in 2024. New releases from Room Om, Magick Brother & Mystic Sister, Moonin Down, Dope Smoker, Chino Burga, The Silk RailRoad, Psychic Lemon, Dragged Up, Leite Morno, and “the band whose name is a symbol”.

time artist title
0:41 Room Om In The Last Vision
6:31 Magick Brother & Mystic Sister The Hierophant
9:27 Moonin Down Koli
14:20 Dope Smoker Rammellzee
18:49 Chino Burga Intercept Dub
25:08 The Silk RailRoad I Need Your Love Like I Need A Hole In My Head
27:48 Psychic Lemon Trepanning For Gold
35:58 Dragged Up Young Persons Guide to Going Backwards in the World
39:38 Leite Morno Echoes
46:13 the band whose name is a symbol Popinjay

Turn Me On, Dead Man 2024 Podcasts

#AcidRock #Ambient #ArtPunk #ArtRock #CosmicJazz #DesertRock #Doom #DreamProg #Drone #Dub #DubTechno #EDM #Electronica #Experimental #FolkRock #Fuzz #GaragePsych #GarageRock #GlamPunk #Grunge #HardRock #HeavyPsych #Instrumental #Kosmische #Krautrock #Minimal #Neopsychedelia #Noise #Post-rock #Prog #ProgRock #ProtoGrunge #ProtoPunk #Psych #PsychRock #Psychedelia #Psychedelic #PsychedelicPop #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze #Soundtrack #SpaceRock #SpokenWord #Stoner #StonerDoom #StonerRock #Stonergaze #Surf #World

This is an interesting time in the world of psychedelics. As illustrated by the music of this episode, psychedelic music is thriving and drawing on a wide range of influences. Psychedelic music ranges from tightly structured songs to expansive improvisation, and can easily cross genre boundaries. The music in this episode comes primarily from Europe but not exclusively. The Silk RailRoad are the only band from the US and “the band whose name is a symbol” are from the Canadian capital. From Peru is Chino Burga, whose “Intercept Dub” the drone I was thinking of when I took the cover picture for this episode. As I’ve mentioned in past episodes, I always seem to end up at Walmart for one reason or another, and the graffiti pictured in this image is from a storefront across the street from the Walmart on Georgia Ave. in Washington DC.

Research into psychedelic therapy is expanding. It seems like Colorado is always in the forefront of all things psychedelic. Denver was the first city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and now first responders in Denver are receiving training in how to deal with “psychedelic emergencies“. In addition to that Naropa University in Boulder has created a minor in psychedelic studies. This program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in psychedelic-assisted therapy (PAT).

March 1, 2024

Room Om

#Experimental #Noise #Post-rock #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

Room Om is from Jyväskylä, Finland. Formed in 2022. Ethereal noise rock. Veera Haavisto: Vocals, Piano, Kantele, Synth(2.) Alec Stenvall: Guitars(L), Synth(5.), Noises Aatos Vesala: Guitars(R), Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals Roni Hyvönen: Bass Jan-Aleksi Vähäniemi: Drums
TMODM: What were your influences on Nonthoughts?
RO: Nonthoughts was inspired by shoegazing, noisy psychedelia, finnish outsider rock bands like Mana Mana and Psychoplasma, concrete walls, birch trees,
and observating the world through dreams and subconscious.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
RO: Right now we’re working on new songs and slowly heading towards the second album.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
RO: Up next hopefully there will be some shows to play, fresh ideas and influences, and at some point something new to publish.

#Soundtrack #CosmicJazz #DreamProg #FolkRock #Instrumental #Neopsychedelia #ProgRock #Psychedelia #PsychedelicPop #SpaceRock

Magick Brother & Mystic Sister are from Barcelona, Spain. Music, more than all the arts, has the ability to transport us to other scenarios, unforgettable times and moments that are difficult to describe through rational knowledge. Throughout the world, it has been possible to enter other states of consciousness through sound. MB&MS music recovers and vindicates this function, that of being a mystic-magical trip through a psychedelic
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on TAROT part I?
MB&MS: I assume you mean musically,
There are many influences on this album, each Tarot card had to be given a connotation, there were many ways to approach them musically, thinking about their meaning or what they convey when observing them. It’s like a collage, a kaleidoscope… The songs came out like that, but it’s just a still photo within a permanent movement… it was a random process… it would probably turn out differently now…
I suppose that our favorite bands always appear as influences, that is inevitable, among them Popol Vuh, Mort Garson, obviously Ananda Shankar and German electronic music groups from the 70s. British Psychedelia, Syd Barret, Cosmic Jazz, Space Rock… .and all with a cosmic aspect…
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MB&MS: Many albums changed our lives, they changed them as we listened to them and discovered them…
At different stages of life you have one or several albums that are transcendent or that come to your hands at a very appropriate personal moment… I see it as an evolution, not as a before and after…
There are many and it is impossible to stay with just one…
From the first by Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, You by Gong, Third by Soft Machine, Aguirre by Popol Vuh, Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Zodiac by Mort Garson, Phaedra by Tangerine Dream, SF Sorrow The Pretty things , Pentangle Solomon’s Seal, Baris Manço, Ananda Shanka and his music… But really many many more….
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MB&MS: In a few months we will publish Tarot part 2 and we are already composing and recording more music, which is really what we are passionate about… We are exploring further some of the styles that appear in The two parts of Psychedelic Tarot.

February 23, 2024

Moonin Down

#DesertRock #GarageRock #HeavyPsych #Psych #AcidRock #Fuzz #Psychedelia #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Moonin Down are from Lucca, Italy. We have always fed on Psychedelia, Garage, Hard Blues, Desert Rock, but we don’t want to propose a stereotyped sound. We could call it psicHARDelic Rock. Stefano Biagioni, Guitars & Voice Fabio Buda, Bass & Voice Alessio Tambellini, Drums & Voice
Moonin Down provided this description of “Koli”: At the beginning of the 90s many Albanians looked at Italy as the promised land where they could project their dreams of a better life. “She bought a ticket for a new world, She rode the sea under a red moon”. Koli is one of the many girls, simple souls, full of dreams and hopes who will find a nightmare waiting for them. Many were enslaved and forced into street prostitution, and for those who rebelled, death. The ending of the song is a painful lullaby for the beautiful soul who had to go through the worst nightmares. 
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on The Third Planet?
MD: In this period we have a lot of feedback from people who listen to our album and it’s fun to read how they can find references while listening to our music, it’s very rewarding. Having devoured music for many years, I think it is physiological that the unconscious randomly returns the stored elements, there is no desire to look back, it is more like having it with you in the present and projected towards the future. As we have summarized in our press releases, we have always fed on Psychedelia, Garage, Hard Blues, Desert Rock, and the result is a non-stereotypical sound that we call PsicHARDelic Rock. Many songs were born over the last few years and in the end those present in the Album were chosen by Emil Bureau of The Sonic Dawn. As for the next work I can say that from a sound point of view we like The Black Angels and Night Beats.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MD: This question is damn difficult! We have had different musical formations and this is perhaps our luck, when we started playing together the point of union was the rock and psychedelia of the late 60s and early 70s, I (Fabio) am very attached to Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma, Alessio at Led Zeppelin and Stefano has Rory Gallagher as his guitar hero. We all love Arthur Lee’s Love that we were lucky enough to know. The concert that marked me in adolescence was Thin White Rope, their live sound is still a point of reference.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MD: Conquer the world starting from Kamchatka! Apart from that, we will try to promote The Third Planet playing it live as best we can and we will continue to work on new songs for the next work.

June 7, 2024

Dope Smoker

#Doom #Grunge #Stoner #Surf #StonerRock #StonerDoom #Stonergaze

Dope Smoker are a 3 piece rock group from South West Wales where everyone smokes dope & surfs Gareth Hopkins – Guitar/Vocals/Lead Guitar Deep Purple – Drums Thin Lizzy – Bass
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DS: More of the same 😆
Starting a follow up to Wolf’s Castle
New genre coined too, ‘Droner’ Stoner and Drone lol
Next album will be at least half Droner Doom lol
Working title for the next album is Deathless, it will probably change

February 27, 2024

Chino Burga

#Ambient #EDM #Electronica #Kosmische #Drone #Dub #DubTechno #Minimal #Post-rock #SpaceRock

Echoes, Drones and Loops. Chino Burga is based in Cusco, Peru. Involved in numerous projects including Black Saqras, Espira, 3AM, Culto Al Qondor, La Garúa, La Ira De Dios, Los Entierros, Necromongo, Acidos Acme.
TMODM: How would you describe your influences on Amacher93?
CB: Well…beside Amacher’s music itself, Seefeel’s Quique and Slowdive’s 5ep…both from 93….that’s where the title came from
TMODM: What are you working on now?
CB: Long distance projects….have a couple about to finish and be release with Pepe (La Ira de Dios drummer) and other with Karl from Vago Sagrado named Ayllus…and lately also with JoseMaria from Fiorella16 we are doing some kinda andean noise…sampling old andean music and processing it with tons of guitar effects…very chaotic
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CB: If only I could know…

March 10, 2024

The Silk RailRoad

#Experimental #World #Psych #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

Noises brought to you from Portland, OR. Kelly Sommerfeld Zachary Sedillo Dane Atkins Corey Downey – Metallic Dreams
TMODM: What were your influences on Future Beats?
SRR: Jonestown, S3, & the Velvets are always going to be influence for us… that being said, we do still strive to have our own RailRoad sound that hopefully comes through to the listener. We have always been fairly minimal and , I guess you could say, a little rough around the edges with the recording process. Everything is written, recorded, and produced by us as it always has been & we feel the recordings are getting better just from doing it over the years, yet we still keep it lofi in a way.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SRR: We have been working on other music throughout this album that we’re excited for and hoping the get some vinyl pressed in the near future.

February 29, 2024

Psychic Lemon

#HardRock #Instrumental #Krautrock #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock

Dark psych for Austerity Britain. Cambridge, UK.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on The Unheimlich Kingdom?
PL: The strongest influence was just the atmosphere of everyday life in the UK. We were coming out of the pandemic, which was badly managed by a corrupt right-wing party. Brexit was being implemented and anti-immigration rhetoric was ramping up. The progressive party of Jeremy Corbyn had been totally smashed from within and without. To cap it off, we were rehearsing in a run-down industrial estate in the depths of Mid-Winter. It really did feel like we were living in a horror film.
In terms of the music, we are led by technology – we are a techno band! Whether it be a new effect pedal, or a sample-player/synthesizer, technology always determines how we make sounds. Having said that, I was listening to Garlands, the first Cocteau Twins album, which has a wonderful dark mood/sound, and was also very struck with FRKWYS Vol4.5:Nowhere in the Night by Psychic Ills, which again has a wonderfully enigmatic mood.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
PL: We’re working on the next set of tunes, which will be a continuation of combining looser jams with more constructed music. We have an idea of the concept for a new album, but I don’t want to spoil it so you’ll have to wait and see.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
PL: We will be gigging around the UK and writing.

April 5, 2024

Dragged Up

#SpokenWord #ArtRock #ArtPunk #Doom #GaragePsych #GlamPunk #Prog #ProtoGrunge #ProtoPunk

Dragged Up are from Glasgow, UK. Chas Lalli – bass Eva Gnatiuk – guitar, vox & percussion Lisa Jones – vox & percussion Simon Shaw – guitar, vox & percussion Stephen Mors – drums
TMODM: On your Bandcamp page you list a few of the influences on High On Ripple. Talk a little bit more about that.
Simon: “You wanna get High On Ripple?”
I’ve always had a love for ’70s US un-Hollywood cinema, and the album title pays tribute to Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Amidst amazing performances from Burstyn, Kristofferson and Keitel, pre-Taxi Driver kid Jodie sparkles the show with her brief appearance, and 2nd best line of the film.
Only bettered by the casual response from Alice’s son played by 12 year old Alfred Lutter.
“Nah, not today. Maybe Wednesday.”
Dragged Up DO NOT endorse child alcoholism
Eva: Initially the art concepts for High On Ripple were quite literal depictions of that film, (aswell as another VHS classic which is obscurely referenced in Professor Boo Boo) until I decided upon a more subdued, painterly approach. The cover is obviously a play on the title, whilst referencing the Japanese kami of fire, Kagu-tsuchi, who features in album closer ‘Third Level’. There’s generally a lot of celluloid references throughout my lyrics for Dragged Up. ‘La Vida de Rodilla’ (from Die Tryin’) is my bad Spanish approximation of ‘Life on your knees’ – a reference to Harry Dean Stanton exclaiming “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees!” in Repo Man -not the first time I’ve plundered that film for inspiration. Young Person’s Guide is a homage to a kids TV programmer, responsible for a lot of brilliantly disturbing 80’s shows I was dragged up on.
Lisa: I’d roughly imagined Missing Person as a mangled disco track with repressed and resentful vocals, and lyrics that vainly try to excuse my worsening memory for faces. We gave this song the alternate title ‘Disco Duck’ in rehearsals for a while; Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots were not a conscious influence, but they’re probably controlling us at some molecular level. The lyrics for Life-Size Marilyn were spun out from a story I’d heard (and had misunderstood completely, and didn’t happen) about a shoplifter who carried around a cardboard cut-out of Marilyn Monroe as a distraction method, combined with a disturbing leaflet that fell out of an old Playstation box and offered the chance to win a ‘Lifelike Lara Croft’. My verses for Die Tryin’ and Bible Study go on about the minutiae of retail and stationery, hopefully earning both songs a place on the Ryman’s in-store playlist.
TMODM: What direction do you see yourselves going in musically?
Eva: That’s a tricky one as it’s such an organic and shifting process, it feels like our musical approach is somewhat of a mystery even to ourselves. As we have mentioned before, we don’t consciously set out to formulate music with a predefined direction, it’s a melting pot with many nefarious ingredients, so who knows what will bubble to the surface.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Lisa: In February we released Missing Person as a single, with an accompanying home-made music video: a no-budget amateur-forensics plot in which a hoard of VHS tapes finally comes in useful. We have also just released our second album, High On Ripple, on April 5th.
Eva: As we’ve just finished 3 releases in the space of about 12 months, we were hoping to catch a breather but there’s already a lot of live shows stacking up! Individually, we also have other side projects too. Lisa’s asked me to collaborate on a British folk-horror piece and I also play drums in a sorta jazz/improv trio with Simon and a double bassist.
Lisa: I play live spoken-word gigs with the musician Coco DeMaul now and again, and anything I’ve written that’s remotely fit to publish ossifies at linktr.ee/Jones.Lisa. I sometimes collaborate on non-DU music with Eva (in their Violent Butlins guise).
Simon: I’m excited to have just played a couple of comeback shows with National Park, formed in 1997 by John Hogarty and Scott Walker (and now with Eilidh Rodgers on drums). Drawing equal inspiration from Galaxie 500, Yo La Tengo and the soundtrack to Gas Food Lodging, our live appearances have been rare since the early 2000s. We supported Gerard Love (ex Teenage Fanclub) at Stereo, Glasgow on 3rd and 4th April.
Chas: Writing a novel about a car that hates people. Thinking of calling it ‘The Car That Hated People’. Either that or ‘Misanthrocar’. ‘Hatemobile’ is pretty good too actually. I might call it that. Depends on what looks cool on the cover. Thinking it should have a car on it at least.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Eva: As mentioned, we’ve quite a busy year in terms of gigs. We’re looking forward to playing with lots of great bands including Black Shape, Pound Land, Headless Kross, BIKE (Brazilian Psych band), The Vaselines, The Unit Ama. Aside from all the shows, living a little, songwriting in the highlands, jamming in the lowlands – who knows what’s next!

February 12, 2024

Leite Morno

#Grunge #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Leite Morno is from Lisbon, Portugal. Derramo, Derrama, Derrame João Gouveia / Nuno Afonso / Pedro Janes
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Haze?
LM: Haze had an influence from psychedelic, grunge and stoner. Some bands that marked this ep were fuzz, oh sees, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, among others
TMODM: What record changed your life?
LM: The album that changed our lives was “II” by the band Fuzz
TMODM: What’s next for you?
LM: Our next goal is to get more concerts, and it’s a dream to be able to do a European tour, even if it’s a small one. At the moment, a more realistic objective is to be able to record an album and share the stage with bands of our genre to help everyone grow.

15 years of pushing improvised psychedelia…to the masses.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Verdun?
TBWNIS: there was literally no plan at all when we went into the studio to record Verdun. It is 100% improvised. I said to the guys prior to playing that day to think on the drone as a concept and we free wheeled from there. the influence may be the pandemic and it’s far reaching aspects. 2020–2022 was a battle in some ways. Verdun was the bloodiest battle in WWI fought between the Germans and the French and bore the largest amount of casualties in that entire conflict. There is a weird connection simply regarding war. TBWNIS are by a great number of musical genres and older artists as the whole band are total record junkies and music freaks. Classic German bands like Embryo, Can, Guru Guru and Neu! have always been felt whenever we play. We were fortunate to be Damo Suzuki’s sound carriers on 3 occasions over a 3 year period of time.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TBWNIS: hard to point at one to be honest, but I’d really have to say Radio Birdman’s “Radio’s Appear” when first released in the 70’s.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TBWNIS: we are playing Ottawa Psychfest IV in May with Sky Furrows, Technicolor Blood and Simply Saucer. There will be a few other shows and planning to go into the studio again in the fall. we operate on nobodies schedule but our own and as a band of old friends who get along well, we simply have fun getting together and kicking out the jams.

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