Podcast 2024.08 Into The Wild

Current psychedelic music. All released in 2024. New releases from Maragda, Psycho Rebel Front, Ponyland, Carbon Decoy, Dope Purple & Berserk, Mau Jesus, Bity Booker, Cactus Bloom, Dislocated Flowers, and The Jonny Halifax Invocation. Cover art by Bity Booker.

time artist title
0:35 Maragda Tyrants
6:38 Psycho Rebel Front Idle Hands
9:34 Ponyland Chum
15:26 Carbon Decoy Out of Control
19:33 Dope Purple & Berserk Highlander
24:25 Mau Jesus Montalegre
43:15 Bity Booker The Cuckoo
46:20 Cactus Bloom Desert Orchid
51:01 Dislocated Flowers Black Feather
53:44 The Jonny Halifax Invocation Cosmic Fanfare

Turn Me On, Dead Man 2024 Podcasts

#Alternative #DarkAmbient #Doom #Drone #Exotica #Experimental #FolkRock #FreakFolk #Fuzz #GarageDoom #GaragePunk #GarageRock #GothicPsychedelic #Grunge #HeavyPsych #Jam #JazzPunk #Kosmische #Krautrock #Noise #Outsider #Post-punk #ProgRock #Psych #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicFolk #PsychedelicRock #Psytrance #Punk #SciFi #Sludge #Soundtrack #SpacePunk #SpaceRock #SpokenWord #Stoner #StonerRock

I was reading an article recently about research into how sound can reduce pain and anxiety. A study in The Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that sessions of sound meditation using Tibetan Signing Bowls had all sorts of benefits, reducing anxiety and depression and instilling a sense of spiritual wellbeing. So between sets in this episode I’ve included Tiebtan singing bowls and monks chanting.

The title of this episode is Into The Wild and I used an image for this episode that was produced by Bity Booker. The image is of Jimi Hendrix releasing parrots, and so my closing set is tracks that were influenced by nature, starting with Bity Booker herself singing “The Cuckoo.”

May 8, 2024


#Fuzz #Fuzz #GarageRock #GarageRock #HeavyPsych #ProgRock #PsychedelicRock #SciFi

Psychedelic rock trio from Barcelona, Spain.
TMODM: What was the strongest influence on Tyrants (the album)?
Maragda: The influences in Tyrants range from two main sources. One would be the driving energy and vibe from garage rock, and the other one would be the heavier side coming from heavy psychedelic music!
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Maragda: At the moment the band is rehearsing the live show that will come together woth this release. On top of that, we are also starting to gather new ideas for the future.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Maragda: Hopefully an European tour later this year, new friends and new adventures!

March 25, 2024

Psycho Rebel Front

#Punk #Sludge #Stoner #GarageRock #Grunge #Grunge #Psych #PsychedelicRock

Psych garage rock band from La Rioja.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Cosmic Fingers?
PRF: The strongest influence on Cosmic Fingers is horror cinema, both musically and aesthetically.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
PRF: A record that might have changed our lives is “Flores, carne” by Viva Belgrado.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
PRF: Next for us will be enjoying the road. Discovering places, people, and music.

April 12, 2024


#GaragePunk #GarageRock #JazzPunk #Krautrock #Post-punk #Psychedelic #PsychRock #SpaceRock #SpacePunk

Ponyland is from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Hare Brains?
Ponyland: System of a Down, Lightning Bolt, Crash Worship, Animal Collective, Hardcore, Psych, Jazz, Godzilla’s theme tune, Pop-Punk and Doom Metal
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Ponyland: Lightning bolt – Ride the Skies
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Ponyland: We’re taking the band on the road in March and April for our UK album tour and we have a smattering of festivals and local shows later in 2024. We are adapting the way we gig as band originals Jordie and Frankie have a wee baby that’s coming on tour with us. We are writing a blog on how to take the bairns on the road.

February 11, 2024

Carbon Decoy

#Doom #GarageDoom #GarageRock #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

Garage Psych / Acid Rock / Stoner Rock band from Detroit, Michigan. Casey Rowe – Drums/Vocals Earl Mudd – Guitar Jared Jordan – Bass Guitar I corresponded with Jared.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Superstition Plagues the Purity of All?
Jared: I think as is the case with most albums, just current day to day experiences and what everyone was going through (good and bad) had the strongest influence on the album.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Jared: “Elephant” by The White Stripes
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Jared: Currently we are writing/working out new material that we plan to record this Fall.

March 1, 2024

Dope Purple & Berserk

#Noise #Psych #PsychedelicRock #Sludge

Dope Purple: “Psychedelic Scum Freaks” Guitar, Voice – K.P. Liu Guitar – Hung Jiun Chi Bass – Wang Hu Ray Drums – Speed Justin Tao Synthesizer – YunHao Berserk: “Since 2015, Chia-Chun Xu set out performing and producing harsh noise under the alias “Berserk”. Initially, he focused on playing rough feedback from handmade instruments and synthesizers before carrying on specializes in no-input effects. Influenced by Japanoise, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, his live performance is known for highly intense physical energy and massive volume. Since 2015, Chia-Chun Xu set out performing and producing harsh noise under the alias “Berserk”. Initially, he focused on playing rough feedback from handmade instruments and synthesizers before carrying on specializes in no-input effects. Influenced by Japanoise, Death Metal, Hardcore Punk, his live performance is known for highly intense physical energy and massive volume.” From Taipei, Taiwan I corresponded with K.P. Liu from Dope Purple
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on This Is the Harsh Trip for New Psyche?
DP: This album is influenced by Slap Happy Humphrey (a noise-folk unit by Jojo Hirsohige, guitarist of the Japanese noise band Hijokaidan). which has a musical theme of noise mixed with popular music. And it is what I want to do with our new album. But It turned out to be something completely different XD
I’d like to make this kind of album again if I have the chance.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
DP: John Coltrane – The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording (Only CD, No Vinyl, hopefully there will be a vinyl release someday) This album is a beauty in chaos, I changed my playing style after listening to this album, and it had a big impact on me.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DP: We are working on the new album, actually we finished recording last year, but the recording engineers are working very slowly. We are still waiting for the engineer to finish the mixing/mastering. It’s going to be different from the previous album, but it’s going to be fierce XD

February 29, 2024

Mau Jesus

#Doom #Jam #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Stoner #Doom #StonerRock

Mau Jesus are from Braga, Portugal. Alex: Bateria Ricky: Baixo Guedes: Guitarra
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on O Que Faz o Diabo na Serra?
MJ: The strongest influence is black sabbath and Earthless and the classic stuff like Led Zeppelin put together, with all the jams and riffs.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
MJ: Band of Gypsys by Jimi Hendrix
TMODM: How much of “Montalegre” was improvised and how much did you have mapped out ahead of recording it?
MJ: Well, Montalegre has a 4 riff section, we jam over those except the bridge wich is the second part of the song before we get on the drone stuff with the feedback and delay effects, then e return to a riff jam part and the last “led zeppelin” kinda riif that ends the song.
So its most a jam song and as we play we look at each others and we signal the changes between the riffs.
The song, as the hole EP, was recorded in a live session, so its us playing live in the studio and it was all recorded in that take. We just had a lot of reharsals before we go on to the studio and record it.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
MJ: We are going to release a next album at the end of this year, at the end of our tour in Portugal.

April 19, 2024

Bity Booker

#FolkRock #FreakFolk #Outsider #PsychedelicFolk #FreakFolk

Bity Booker is from London, UK. 🌜Folk Singer Songwriter🌛 Illustrator, maker of psych-folk songs. note: The cover art for this episode is by Bity Booker. As she explains, “That’s Jimi Hendrix in the Parrots in London book, allegedly he had two parrots and he freed them, hence there are many parakeets in London.”
TMODM: What are you working on now?
BB: At the moment, I am working on some new recordings of my songs. My plan is to release a ‘chunky’ Bity Booker album on my own label FreakFolk Records. I record on my four track tape machine at home so I can take my time recording at my own pace.
TMODM: What do you plan on doing in the future?
BB: On 25 April ’24, I am playing a gig at Green Note (Camden,London) to celebrate the release of my new song ’The Cuckoo’.
In the future I would like to play in new places, for example, I have never played in the US, that would be amazing! 🙂

March 27, 2024

Cactus Bloom

#PsychedelicRock #SpokenWord

Cactus Bloom is a psychedelic rock trio that sprouted from the dry and dusty landscape of Western Australia. Creating a blend of mesmerizing melodies and trippy instrumentals, the music underpins the strong imagery of the story telling vocal. The improvisational nature of this band means you will never hear the same version twice. Every performance is unique.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Cactus Bloom (the album)?
CB: Khruangbin & Funkadelic as well as falling asleep in the shade.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
CB: Maggot Brain by Funkadelic.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CB: Trying to get our new recordings heard and getting out to play them live starting in our home City of Perth. This is just the beginning, we’ve only just got started. Follow us to join the ride.

January 25, 2024

Dislocated Flowers

#Alternative #Experimental #GothicPsychedelic #Alternative #DarkAmbient #Psychedelic #Psytrance

Dislocated Flowers are from London, UK
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Ennui?
DF: Disdain, anger and frustration at the rise of hypocrisy, deceit, ignorance and violence levels here in the UK and across many of the western liberal democracies.
A sense that we are in a real hubristic, self absorbed and narcissistic state and in danger of falling into an even worse authoritarian nightmare due to this.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
DF: Two main areas.
Remastering the extensive TVO archive I have. TVO being the Band I was in during the ’90’s. With that in mind I am compiling an LP of cassette recordings of studio demo’s to be released shortly. This to be followed by other assorted LP’s of Live sessions/gigs and alternative versions.
Constantly working on new material that I upload to my Soundcloud page in playlists of 10 tracks.
These form the basis for my annual Dislocated Flowers LP release around February or March of each year.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
DF: Much the same as it always is, creating music.
Developing my understanding of new technologies to do so and simple enjoyment of playing various instruments and writing songs.

#Soundtrack #Exotica #Kosmische #Drone #Experimental #Noise #Psychedelic

Jonny Halifax is a primitivist free blues outsider, sonic shaman of the acid fuzzed lap steel guitar, demented blower of the howling harmonica of doom. His new band project now combines avant swamp blues heaviosity with kosmic free jazz experimentalism in a fluid collective of godless raag brut improvisations – sonic visions of an hallucinatory apocalyptic near future. From London, UK
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Açid Blüüs Räägs Vol.2?
JHI: The influences are many and varied. I made a spotify playlist which gives a good deep and long immersive listen hopefully.
he first album was more general in terms of the over-arching concept being along the lines of Spacemen 3 and Pharaoh Sanders interpreting the Paris Texas soundtrack through Sunn 0)))’s amp henge with Henry Flynt for spiritual guidance. This second album I wanted to develop that sound. So each track had something different in terms of the influencial sounds that went into it. Most notably, on Cosmic Fanfare you can hear some Moondog influence with the layered bass harmonica’s channelling some of his horn arrangements and his proto Suicide minimalist percussion, and I think there’s a bit of Spiritualised in the euphoric lap steel playing. Then with Fever Dawn there’s something of Wolf Eyes in there with the wonky industrial dub drum machine loops and free sax skronking. I was after getting something quite horror movie esque, maybe along the feel of Johann Johannsson’s ‘Mandy’ score. And then the closer Celestial Symphony I was after getting something of a transcendental gospel harmonica jam going initially, but there’s definitely some Terry Riley influence in there with the clavioline – especially his collaborations with Don Cherry. I think also generally trying to get some of the magical feel of Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda album is always an ambition. So hopefully some of that comes though too.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
JHI: I’m working on getting out a new single out which is our first vocal track from the live show. Also we’re rehearsing an extended live version of the album with an 8 piece band, performing in the round. Really excited about that. Also have a few more vocal tracks at the writing stage.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
JHI: We’re working on getting more of the vocal tracks we play live recorded and put out as a rolling dukebox series of 7”s. Also as I say the live versions of the new album are starting to grow and mutate into their own thing with the larger band of performers I have at the moment. So there is an idea to record a live version of the album – maybe as a double. And to keep gigging as far and as wide as we can. So exciting times ahead we hope.

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