Podcast 2024.10 Hello Void

Current psychedelic music all released in 2024 and a conversation with Nick from The Third Eye. New releases from Clear Mirror, Black Snake Moan, The Acid Machine, The Violet Twilight, Robot God, Night Rites, Dez Dare, Terrestrial Animal, Mutes, and Purple Hermits. Episode title borrowed from Dez Dare. Happy Bandcamp Friday!

time artist title
0:33 Clear Mirror Open Your Mind
4:00 Black Snake Moan Light The Incense
6:55 The Acid Machine All The Colors In My Garden
15:36 The Violet Twilight Dance Like a Flame
19:28 Robot God Long Way Round
32:38 Night Rites Black Diamond
35:50 Dez Dare A Billion Voices Screaming, Hello Void!
42:42 Terrestrial Animal, Emily Gray & ZipZapZop Echoes Of The Eternal Self
48:59 Mutes Televangelist
51:10 Purple Hermits On the peak of the mountain

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#AcidRock #Alternative #Ambient #DesertRock #Doom #Drone #Experimental #FolkRock #Fuzz #GarageRock #Heavy #HeavyPsych #IndieRock #Instrumental #Jam #Krautrock #Neopsychedelia #Noise #Post-punk #Post-rock #Psych #PsychBlues #PsychFolk #PsychPop #PsychRock #PsychedelicFolk #PsychedelicRock #Psytechno #Punk #Reverb #Sludge #Soundscape #SpaceRock #StonerRock

It’s Bandcamp Friday and I’ve already spent some money on downloads. I’m happy to see that Bandcamp is once again allowing searches with multiple hashtags. Makes it easier to find new music. Someone who finds new music at an incredible rate is Nick from The Third Eye. In this episode we discuss Nick’s picks for the Best Psychedelic Music of April 2024. Be sure to check out his reviews at The Third Eye.

Last week Nick and I talked about the thriving psychedelic scene in Australia. As luck would have it, a number of great new tracks from Australian artists have just been released. The second set in this episode features artists from Australia: The Violet Twilight, Robot God and Night Rites. Also in this set is Dez Dare, who is based in England but is originally from Australia.

This episode opens with Clear Mirror on the Sundog Sound label, based in San Diego. The only other American artist on the playlist is Terrestrial Animal, but their track is a collaboration with Emily Gray and ZipZapZop. Other than Dez Dare, the UK is represented by Mutes from Birmingham. Black Snake Moan are from Italy. Rounding out the playlist are The Acid Machine from Brazil and Purple Hermits from Guadalajara.

April 19, 2024

Clear Mirror

#Alternative #Jam #Neopsychedelia #Psych #PsychPop #PsychRock #PsychedelicRock

Clear Mirror is the new project from San Diego based musician, producer, and Sundog label boss, Adam Upton. Having spent the past ten or so years playing, making records, and touring with his old project Soul Juice, Upton is settling into this new project, Clear Mirror. Drawing from an eclectic blend of influences, Clear Mirror’s debut release, EP1, tightly intertwines elements of psychedelic rock, art rock, indie, anatolian, and jazz music with the fuzzed out lysergic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s all while retaining a stand out original sound in the world of modern psych.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on EP1?
Clear Mirror: Oh man, it’s tough to narrow that down because some of these songs were written ten years ago and some were written just a couple of months ago. I would say a common thread of inspiration/influence stemmed from 60s psychedelia, 70s spiritual jazz, and some modern psych.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Clear Mirror: Well, the first record i really retained was the Beatles – Let it Be while on a road trip with my dad when i was like 5. Later on in high school, Tame Impala’s first record really blew my mind. From there i fell down a rabbit hole, experiencing so much crazy music that has completely changed my life – Beatles throughout, Steely Dan, Fela Kuti, Todd Rundgren, and so many more.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Clear Mirror: I am currently making my first record called Making Space, i’m not sure when it’ll be out but i’m really proud of how it’s sounding.. It’s gonna be different.

April 4, 2024

Black Snake Moan

#PsychedelicFolk #Neopsychedelia #PsychBlues #PsychedelicRock #PsychFolk

Psych Folk Blues from Italy. Atypical to most one man bands, Marco Contestabile’s work is inspired by a broad spectrum of artists, which culminates in a sound threaded with spiritual evocation. Black Snake Moan is a sound research project with deep roots in the atmospheres of blues and psychedelic rock.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Lost In Time?
BSM: The creative process of Lost in Time is the result of long studio sessions.
I experimented a lot in recordings, playing all the instruments on the album. The most important stylistic influence was 60’s Psychedelic Folk Rock, contaminated by the Oriental Sounds and desert landscape, the evocation of filmography and dreamlike imagery. Lost in Time contains the themes of personal transformation, adaptability and continuous changes in one’s life suspended in time and space. The metaphor of the opportunity for personal growth and reconnection with one’s being, a new journey to different places, risking the unknown, embracing uncertainty.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
BSM: Now I’m working on the production of the new live show, no more as a solo act but as a duo, having integrated a second member that plays guitar and keyboard, and I’m developing in the meantime the writing of new songs.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
BSM: The new album will be released on May 24 by Area Pirata Records (EU) and Echodelick Records (USA).
Next project, in addition to planning tours, is recording a new album and singles ,making soundtracks and writing short films scripts that I would like to produce, mixing music and video.

April 12, 2024

The Acid Machine

#AcidRock #DesertRock #Fuzz #Instrumental #PsychedelicRock #Doom #IndieRock #Sludge #SpaceRock #StonerRock

The Acid Machine are from Brazil.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Mushrooms?
Acid Machine: Fuzz, Riffs, Beer and acid trips, for sure! But It’s not like we didn’t know what we were doing.
I was on the road for more then week with Truckfighers and some of the best bands of the new stoner rock trend.
I’ve been following the desert scene for a long time. We know what people want. So let’s take these influences and see if we can get 45 minutes of acidic riffs.
An obvious name, a good cover, and then you have “Mushrooms”.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Acid Machine: There are many lives, many records.
But I think “Nevermind” was the opening door to dig the underground music.
Yeah, definitely a path of no return.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Acid Machine: Dude, we released the album exactly 12 days ago.
4 Ep’s of promotional campaign in less than 1 month.
In total, there were almost 40.000 views on YouTube in 3 weeks.
The numbers on Spotify and bandcamp keep growing.
We have just signed a contract for 300 limited copies in Brazil, while our email inbox is full of LP requests.
We’re getting ready for a national gig. Who knows what could happen in the next few days. The sky is the limit!

April 20, 2024

The Violet Twilight

#FolkRock #PsychedelicRock

The Violet Twilight is from Jiggi, Australia.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Cicada?
Violet Twilight: Musically – At the time I had been listening to a lot of Elliott Smith, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Nick Cave, Mazzy Star.
The general theme of the album was inspired by mental health issues and the problems it causes our loved ones.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Violet Twilight: Way back in the 80’s, when I was about 7 years old, I found an old Paul and Linda McCartney record stashed away in a cupboard, along with an old record player. It was the single for Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (taken from their album Ram). At that point I hadn’t been exposed to a whole lot of music, just the typical top 40 stuff from the mid 80’s, and I absolutely fell in love with that song. That started me on a journey to discovering all sorts of music that existed outside of the bubble I was living in.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Violet Twilight: I’ve started working on music for a new album. Something with a little more of a stoner/psychedelic rock feel, something with a few more fuzzy guitars. Ive got my 2nd kid due to be born mid june so that will no doubt influence what I do.

April 26, 2024

Robot God

#DesertRock #Doom #HeavyPsych #Heavy #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock #SpaceRock #StonerRock

Robot God are a Psych Space Stoner Rock band from Sydney, Australia, who offer a powerful blend of space rock, traditional stoner and psychedelia. Fans of Hendrix, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Earthless, The Atomic Bitchwax and Elder would not be disappointed.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Robot God: We have another album set for release this year called Subconscious Awakening, will be out with vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz in Sept/Oct this year.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Robot God: This month and next month, we are playing a small run of shows to promote Portal Within. We are also back in the jam room working on new material, which we’ll record and release in 2025.
We look forward to playing more shows in 2024 to promote both Portal Within and Subconscious Awakening. These shows will also let us road test the new songs we want to record next year.

April 26, 2024

Night Rites

#Drone #Fuzz #Psych #Reverb

Psych / Drone / Reverb / Fuzz / Delay / Synths Three piece band from Adelaide, Australia.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Night Rites: We have a few songs ready to be released over the next few months, which will most likely make it into an EP at some stage. These are the last of the current round of tracks we will be releasing from this round of “song writing” before we dig down the hole of new material. Our sound is always evolving depending on what new gear we bring into the studio. Its a good way to keep things interesting and sometimes its the little things that really feed creativity.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Night Rites: A few things. We are looking at playing a multi band show around the end of June as part of a “Full Moon Party” experience. That should be announced real soon. Then we will focus on some interstate shows. After that we really want to get into recording new material for a full length album. 1/2 of that material is already in the early stages of demo’s that we do in our band studio.

March 1, 2024

Dez Dare

#Alternative #GarageRock #Noise #Punk

On past records Dare has fought beasts and beats alike, waging a fuzz war and tackling the biggest topics the world has to face; Doom scrolling, capitalist demagogues, a passionate dislike of the beach in summer. On this record he leaves the sardonic frustration behind for sarcastic existentialism, zeroing in on the big philosophical questions, and the pedantic shards of nonsense that make up our existence. Piling up the synths, noise boxes and guitar pedals, Dez set about building a soundscape of noise and ideas around the nature of reality, time, and how we interact with them. From the music you would play in our last moments, to the reverse Darwinism of modern society, to arguing with time itself, and very boring people talking at you, all is covered here for the aspiring existentialist.
The self-produced Australian has spent over 3 decades producing music, releasing and touring bands, and doing live sound for z-grade metal bands. Growing up in the coastal town of Geelong (Djilang) in Australia, he was introduced to the DIY punk and rock scene at 15 and this community and the ideas rooted in the underground music scene have guided his output and ethics throughout his career. This year Dez will be joining forces with label titans God Unknown (Cassels / Duke Garwood / James Johnston + Steve Gullick / KLÄMP / Laura Loriga / Monster Magnet / Wellwater Conspiracy [Soundgarden + Monster Magnet]) and will be producing a deluxe version of the album on blob colour vinyl and includes a comic book illustrated by Mike Keane. In true nerd fashion the comic also features top 10s by Dez, Jason Stoll (God Unknown), Matthew Barnhart (Chicago Mastering Service), Mike Keane, and the album illustrator MALMALL.
Across the drone of noise and washed out guitars of the final track, ‘A Billion Voices Screaming, Hello Void!’, the chant repeats “We all return to where we begun…” which encapsulates the message that Dare delivers. We are all made from the same stardust and we all return to the universe that spat us out, we just need to enjoy the many shards of nonsense on that swift descent into the void.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on A Billion Goats. A Billion Sparks. Fin.?
Dez Dare: Generally sounds and concepts. I always start with an album concept and then start building soundscapes in the studio. Focusing on how all the songs fit together and what unique sounds I can shoehorn in is always at the forefront. I love melodies, whether in the instrumentation or vocals. I put together the below playlist while I was recording.
[Apple] [Deezer] [Spotify] [Tidal]
TMODM: What are you working on now?
Dez Dare: I have just toured the UK and off to Australia in June, Europe in November. I have started to collect ideas for the next album/s but won’t start recording until the end of the year. I just started a radio show on Slack City here in Brighton as well! Online soon @ https://linktr.ee/traxforthevoid
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Dez Dare: As above, just making weird things and jumping around in front of people awkwardly. Good times.

#Alternative #Ambient #Instrumental #Post-rock #PsychedelicRock #Psytechno #Soundscape

Terrestrial Animal is an instrumental post-rock band from the beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina striving to create soundscapes in order to escape reality and become immersed into a dream. Terrestrial Animal is: Jason Ward — guitar Sid Neel — bass Tiff Ellis — keys AJ Moore — drums
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Echoes of the Eternal Self?
Terrestrial Animal: For our portion of this track, it took parts from our song “Ātman Within Us” from our sophomore album “Constant State of Decay”. With that song the inspiration centered around a hip-hop bassline, clouded heavily with incense and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Emily Gray: My single ‘Killing Time’ was used to make EotES and that’s all about the inevitable and relentless passing of time. It’s a bit deep and exitential but the overall message is that every experience we have shapes our lives in some way and becomes a part of our story.
ZipZapZop: The sounds of Terrestrial Animal and Emily Gray, plus being in my 20’s in the 90’s
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Terrestrial Animal: Only answering as one member of Terrestrial Animal, Sid the bassist, the first album I remember that had the most impactful impression on my life was “Welcome To My Nightmare” by Alice Cooper. The way that concept album flows like a movie just struck a chord with me.
Emily Gray: Honestly so many! But I’m going to go with Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ I just LOVE their lyrics and the way they included like two ten minute tracks on the album. 
ZipZapZop: There are so many, but Music Has the Right To Children by Boards of Canada always comes to mind
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Terrestrial Animal: Terrestrial Animal is re-releasing their sophomore album, “Constant State of Decay”, on May 7th on all streaming platforms. It has been fully remixed and remastered by the amazing professional Matthew Kutoloski. The original release I personally mixed and mastered. This version is night and day difference better. Beyond that, we are also going to be releasing a new single that is also our first cover song come June. We have a few shows lined up for the remainder of the year and are starting to work on new material, hopefully to be out later this year as a concept EP.
Emily Gray: Keep creating, refining my style, figuring out who I am as an artist and pushing the boundaries of my genre!
ZipZapZop: Working on a couple more remixes, finishing up an LP for June 2024, another EP for this year, and more collabs (for ZipZapZop). And for Pill Hill Deans – a couple more singles and putting together an LP collection of past releases

May 17, 2024


#Alternative #Krautrock #Noise #Post-punk #Punk

Mutes from Birmingham, UK. James- guitar/vocals/keys Craig Bainton- drums Thomas Hewson- bass
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
Mutes: It’s hard to pick one particular band. In terms of what started it all for me, like many my age it was undoubtedly Nirvana. I used to fake migraines at school so that I could spend all day listening to the ‘With the Lights Out’ box set- the prolificity really struck a chord in me, and I suppose was my first exposure to the fact that musicians really need to work at their craft- that songs don’t just drop out the sky fully-formed. In terms of more ‘contemporary’ influences, it’d be remiss of me not to mention Deerhunter- that murky, somewhat repressed ambience perfectly sitting alongside 60’s doo-wop and 70’s post-punk influences just turned my brain utterly inside out. I think Bradford Cox is one of the most important artists of the 21st century, and I hope he is happy and well, whatever he’s doing now.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Mutes: Again, too many to pick, but I’ll always remember putting ‘In Utero’ on in the car stereo for the first time. I bought it from Woolworths in Stamford for £5, and sat in the car park of my Mom’s workplace in the crushing heat listening to it whilst waiting for her to finish. And there’s a reason it’s still a touchstone for so many ‘noise-rock’ bands now- it’s primal, raw, delicate and devastating all at once. More relatively recently (as in over a decade ago), Brian Eno’s ‘Discreet Music’ was a huge influence on me in terms of getting into ambient music- something that was kick-started by listening to Deerhunter’s ‘Cryptograms’ in the wrong running order whilst stoned one night.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Mutes: Our 4th album ‘…buried where you stand’ is out on May 17th. We have a few live dates coming up around the UK in May and June, but otherwise we’re getting straight into recording the next album as we’ve been very productive recently. We’re about to move into a new rehearsal space where I can start recording again, so we’re planning to do it ourselves. So it’ll probably take forever.

April 26, 2024

Purple Hermits

#Experimental #HeavyPsych #Instrumental #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

Instrumental fuzzed out psychedelic jams from Guadalajara. Oleg Pelkov: guitars Azael Vazquez: bass Guillermo Aguilar: drums
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Silver Globe?
Purple Hermits: Dull life, psychedelic experience and mythology, movies of Jodorowsky, Linch, Gaspar Noe and others visioners, just simple joy of playing loud fuzzed psycho jams.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Purple Hermits: Earthless – Uluru Rock, Archive – Controlling crowds, Tool – Lateralus.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Purple Hermits: Keep producing records and do first gigs.

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