Podcast 2024.13 A Journey Into Sound

Current psychedelic music. All released in 2024. New releases from JJUUJJUU, Requiem, Motherfuckers JMB & Co, Ohr, Ixtlan Magic Band, Flower Children of the Apocalypse, The Device, WAAH ~ We Are Human, Trabants, and Full Earth. I attended a recent show at Comet Ping Pong in DC that featured Jjuujjuu with Requiem and Motherfuckers JMB & Co.

time artist title
0:50 JJUUJJUU SOME featuring Boogarins
4:34 Requiem Breathe
9:16 Motherfuckers JMB & Co Betrug der spiegel
13:55 Ohr Red Pill
18:33 Ixtlan Magic Band Cosmic Kiss
22:02 Flower Children of the Apocalypse Grail
25:05 The Device Samosleja
36:53 WAAH ~ We Are All Human Sunn
42:08 Trabants Mantra
44:49 This Love Is Drone Lightweight
47:00 Full Earth Full Earth pt II: Disintegration

Turn Me On, Dead Man 2024 Podcasts

#Alternative #Ambient #AnatolianRock #ChillOut #ContemporaryClassical #Doom #Downtempo #Drone #DroneMetal #Dub #Electronica #Experimental #FolkRock #GarageRock #Heavy #HurdyGurdy #Improvisation #Instrumental #Krautrock #LibraryMusic #Lounge #Minimal #Noise #NoiseDrone #PsychRock #Psychedelia #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #PsychedelicSoul #Punk #SpaceRock #Stoner #StonerRock #Surf #Tropical

The opening set is Jjuujjuu, followed by Requiem and Motherfuckers JMB & Co. These three bands were all on the same bill at a show I attended a few days ago in Washington DC. What with the pandemic and all, I had gotten out of the habit of going to see live music, but I noticed that Jjuujjuu was playing at Comet Ping Pong, which is one of my favorite venues in Washington DC. The show was one of the best I’ve seen and all three bands played great sets. The band that really blew me away was Motherfuckers JMB & Co. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a name like Motherfuckers JMB & CO, but the “B” in JMB is Brain Weitz, otherwise known as Geologist from Animal collective, The “J” is drummer Jim Thomson, or Hans Orifice, best known as a member of Gwar, and the M is Marc Minsker, who is very active in the DC arts community. The played an improvisational set that featured Brian Weitz on the hurdy gurdy. I only know all this because I looked it up after the show was over and I must confess that I was ignorant about all of it. I don’t think I’ve even seen a hurdy gurdy before. It’s a stringed instrument that you play with a hand crank. The crank turns a wheel that rubs against the strings and it sounds something like a violin, except that Geologist was applying all sorts of effects to it. It was an incredible set.

Most of the bands in this playlist are American, and all are based in coastal cities. Jjuujjuu and Trabants are based in Los Angeles, and further up the coast are the Ixtlan Magic Band from San Francisco and Ohr from Seattle. Requiem and Motherfuckers JMB and Co are both based in DC, and WAAH ~ We Are All Human are from New York. This Love Is Drone are from Greater Sudbury, Ontario, and Flower Children of the Apocalypse are from Perth, Australia. Two of the bands come from Europe: The Device from Poland and Full Earth from Oslo, Norway.

January 31, 2024


#Alternative #Drone #Experimental #Krautrock #Psychedelic

JJUUJJUU is a rotating ensemble of domestic & international collaborators, wrangled by Los Angeles based musician, Phil Pirrone. He began his career as a touring musician at the age of 15, playing bass. In 2011, Pirrone borrowed an SG and a DL4 and began his exploration of recording looped based music. He later brought song ideas to life with the rhythmic companion of friend and then collaborator, Andrew Clinco (aka Drab Majesty mastermind Deb Demure). Around the same time Pirrone launched the Moon Block Party and Desert Daze festivals, and Space Agency Booking. By then, a veteran of multiple bands and several years of touring, he shifted much of his attention and vision to organizing festivals around Southern California and booking North American tours for an artist roster that includes SUUNS, Acid Mothers Temple, Ulrika Spacek, Follakzoid, L.A. Witch, Holy Wave, Imarhan, Khun Narin, and more.

May 1, 2024


#Electronica #Ambient #Drone #Experimental

Requiem are a DC-based audiovisual arts group founded in summer 2020 as the brainchild of experimental guitar player and soundscape designer Tristan Welch, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and multimedia artist Doug Kallmeyer, and established visual artist Monica Stork. Known for their immersive, cinematic and hypnotic multimedia experiences, Requiem’s core sonic identity is characterized by heavy soundscapes, deep synthetic bass, and musical percussion, imbued with an inherent emotional depth facilitating their explorations of the experiences and sentimentality of interpersonal relationships. Building on the foundations laid by influences including God Speed You! Black Emperor, Tycho, and Faust, Requiem have forged a new, genre-transcending path, which elegantly bridges the gap between pop sensibilities and instrumental post-rock, ambient, and addictive electronic rhythms. Frequent collaborations with artists from around the world, sold-out releases on both UK and US labels, and a longstanding reputation as part of the global artistic underground have also helped them cement their status as a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind act.

March 5, 2024

Motherfuckers JMB & Co

#Experimental #HurdyGurdy #Improvisation #Krautrock

Formed in the fall of 2023, this trio features the magical hurdy gurdy of Brian Weitz, bass & guitar of Marc Minsker, and drums & percussion of Jim Thomson.

June 5, 2024


#Electronica #Drone #Electronica #Electronica #Psychedelic

Emerald City Psych
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Red Pill?
Ohr: The remixes Andrew Weatherall did for some of the Creation Records bands like Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine were a big influence on Red Pill. The remixes still feel like those bands but with an added dimension. I made this album by recording myself playing all the parts, sampling them and putting it all back together in different combinations. It’s kind of a remix of a an album that never existed in the first place.
TMODM: Red Pill is backed by a remix from Sonic Boom. How did that come about?
Ohr: I connected with Sonic Boom through Studio Sparks who designed all of the visual stuff for the new album, animations, videos and the LP artwork. They worked with Sonic on visuals for his last few projects, All Things Being Equal and Reset, the album he made with Panda Bear. They sent him the album and that’s when he and I started communicating. I am so happy to have worked on something with him, his music has been a huge inspiration for me.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Ohr: So many records have changed my life but I’ll definitely say in this context I’d give it up to the Spectrum album Soul Kiss (Glide Divine.) I think it’s the first album Sonic Boom made after Spacemen 3 split up. It’s so epic, bursting with lots of different ideas and moods but somehow flows perfectly. I can listen to it just about anytime and hear something new.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Ohr: I have another single coming out 7.10. It’s called Afterglow and it’s the title track of an album coming out 8.30.

May 3, 2024

Ixtlan Magic Band

#AnatolianRock #ChillOut #Downtempo #Dub #Lounge #Psychedelia #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #PsychedelicSoul #Tropical

Psychedelic soul funk lounge rock. Based in San Francisco.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Second Attention?
IMB: Books of Carlos Castaneda and Anatolian Rock / Oldschool Turkish rock funk music of 68-70s
TMODM: What record changed your life?
IMB: King Crimson – Discipline
TMODM: What’s next for you?
IMB: We have more 3 albums to publish, 2 are online already.

#FolkRock #Psychedelic #PsychRock

Australian Psychedelic Folk for the Kali Yuga Treebeard – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar Shroom Goon – Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Grug – Backing Vocals, Bass, Drums Scorpion Hands – Lyrics Marrow Bone – Lyrics Vigrid – Lyrics Jam Witch – Flute, Percussion, Backing V
TMODM: What’s next for you?
FCotA: We’re working on new material for our next album. We’re also making some early tentative steps towards putting together a live show.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
FCotA: Aside from the next album, Scorpion Hands is working on his first solo album, as well as a novel. Both of these should be out sooner or later. Treebeard is working on a zine called Pagan Folk which will showcase pagan artists and musicians. And Marrow Bone is working on his deadlift PR.
TMODM: How close are we to an apocalypse?
FCotA: We’re in it.

April 2, 2024

The Device

#Krautrock #Krautrock #PsychedelicRock #SpaceRock

The Cult of an ancient hydrophonic artefact. Based in Poland.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
The Device: I think Kombynat Robotron and Elder – Gold and Silver session, driving through a German autobahn this summer.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
The Device: I think for the whole line-up it would be one communal record, Elder- Dead Roots Stirring.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
The Device: Right now we are busy with our other projects, but probably late 2024 we gonna try to record something new. Maybe some one off gigs in Poland in Autumn / Winter, but taking it slowly.

#Alternative #Drone #Experimental #Noise #NoiseDrone #Punk #Stoner #Krautrock #Krautrock #Noise #NoiseDrone #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #StonerRock

We Are All Human or simply WAAH. WAAH is a noise drone rock band based out of NYC, formed spring of 2023. Along side fuzzy detuned guitars, drony bass lines and groovy- heavy percussion. WAAH brings a wall of sound sure to hypnotize you. Vocal/Guitar/Bass – Gabriel Gavidia Drums – Alonso Hernandez
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
WAAH: As a band, it is hard to answer with only one influence, but if there is something in common, it is that we all appreciate the heaviness of Sleep (dragonaut) overall. Going into more detail, artistic influences for Alonso include a blend of punk rock from bands like NOFX and Fugazi, Latin boleros, and jazz legends such as Bill Evans, shaping his musical journey intertwined with surfing culture. Gabriel’s artistic journey is marked by architecture and photography influenced by Susan Sontag’s literature, along with the book ‘Essays Against Everything’ by Mark Greif, finding solace in nature. Shadow’s eclectic taste spans from Iceage and Marching Church to Muddy Waters, drawing literary inspiration from Japanese authors like Yukio Mishima and visual influence from artists like Mark Rothko and Yoshitaka Amano.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Gabriel (guitar Vocal): Howls From The Hills by Dead Meadow and The live session of Dead Meadow – TV 2000
Alonso (Drums): Enema of the state by Blink 182
Shadow (Bass): Beyondless by Iceage
TMODM: What’s next for you?
WAAH: We are about to release an EP called ‘Into the Noise,’ which was self-recorded in summer 2023. ‘Sunn’ is a preview of it. We also have an EP of live sessions recorded in an art gallery in the Lower East Side in Manhattan called Olympia. Additionally, we have been working on new material and hope to return to the studio to record it by the end of this summer.

May 31, 2024


#GarageRock #Psychedelic #Surf #Surf #GarageRock #Instrumental #LibraryMusic #Psychedelic #Surf

Named after the diminutive and once ubiquitous Eastern European automobile, Trabants is a rotating line-up of musicians who find their muse in the dusty bins of 60’s beat records. Fronted by composer Eric Penna, they play an all-instrumental mix of surf, garage, psych and soundtrack music from around the world. Dave Berkham – bass Anthony Brisson (coordination) – drums Eric Penna – Guitars, percussion
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Mantra?
Trabants: The biggest influence on Mantra was my endless sifting through 60’s garage and psychedelic 45’s in search of instrumentals. I loved all the songs that existed at the meeting place of surf and psychedelic but there weren’t that many. Instrumentals had been largely phased out of popularity by the late 60’s but the ones I turned up were very liberated in that they were made to exist in the confines of the B-side, free from commercial considerations. The fuzz could be louder and the songs could get crazier due to this freedom and it all at times pushes the boundaries of psychedelic music. One song like this is the meditative, low key, “Elegy” on the sole 45 released by Gates of Eden. Mantra takes its “ethos” from that song and mixes it with the spirit of The Chain Reaction’s “When I Needed You” (which features a very young pre-aerosmith Steven Tyler on vocals). I took all this and combined it with some of the “surf-ier” things we’d done on prior records to try and make the ultimate psych/surf hybrid and so Mantra was born.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Trabants: This is a tough question! My life has been changed many times in many ways by many different records! Let me give two that pertain to Mantra. 1) Revolver by the Beatles is a generic answer but it’s so fundamental to the sonic concepts that I use to create music that it needs to be cited. 2) Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg took me down a long road of European 60’s rock that reshaped much of my thinking and shook the foundation revolver set for me. I think the balance of those things explains where Mantra exists – some plane between the common and the exotic.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Trabants: We have a whole LP of material from the Mantra sessions and we’re currently looking for a label. After that, we have plans to record an album with a far east influence. It’ll have a sort of 60’s samurai rock vibe.

May 31, 2024

This Love Is Drone

#Doom #Doom #DroneMetal #PsychedelicRock #Stoner #Doom #StonerRock #StonerRock

This Love Is Drone, Greater Sudbury, Ontario. Sometimes loud. Sometimes quiet. Always moody.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on A Short King?
TLID: Stylistically, Earth. The verse riff in Lightweight was very inspired by some of my favourite of their riffs.
Black Sabbath, because…Black Sabbath.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats is another huge influence. I love their riffs so much. The main riff in Lightweight was my take on an Uncle Acid style riff.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
TLID: Full Upon Her Burning Lips by Earth. It served as a lesson that; if done properly, you can make a really emotional song out of 1 riff that tells a story without any lyrics.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
TLID: We’re playing our first show as a full band on August 9th in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada at Lounge 390. I had originally started this project as a Drone Metal project and it was just me (Matt Gridley). Now we’re a 5 piece! After that, next up is to record and release an LP as a 5 piece. The plan is to have that out in summer 2025.

March 15, 2024

Full Earth

#Experimental #ContemporaryClassical #Heavy #Minimal #Noise #Psychedelic #StonerRock

Full Earth is an experimental rock band based in Oslo. Their debut album Cloud Sculptors was released on Stickman Records on the 15th of march 2024.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Cloud Sculptors?
Full Earth: There are a lot of inspirations that have gone into the making of Cloud Sculptors. Both for me and for everyone else in the band. Anyhow, the artist that sparked the idea of making a kind of long form, heavy-psych album with a lot of minimalist and electronic inspired organs in it was Terry Riley. Terry Riley who’s first and foremost known as a minimalist-music composer made some fantastic organ music in the 70s. The albums that were important for me were “Persian Surgery Dervishes”, “Shri Camel” and a very cool recording of Terry performing in a buddhist Temple on dutch television with his Yamaha organ and a tape-loop machine. I can really recommend all that stuff! That was maybe the most important inspiration for the album.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Full Earth: I don’t think there are any particular records that have “changed my life” but there are a lot of records and artists who has had a big impact on me, and who’ve changed how I listen to, feel and think about music. John Coltrane is one of my biggest musical heroes of all time and definetly on of them. I have a very clear memory of listening to his posthumously released album “Transition” which was recorded in 1965 but released in 1970. Here his famous quartet are really on their edge and pushing themselves to the limits. Also, his “Live at The Village Vanguard Again!” together with Jimmy Garrision, Rashied Ali, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders has been a very important record for me.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Full Earth: This weekend we’re going to play in Gjøvik and Trondheim together with Full Earth, ending our norwegian tour. On Sunday we will start our last European run for this time, and we’ll play at Desertfest Berlin, Hausbar in Tübingen (Germany), Freak Valley Festival in Netphen (Germany), Posten in Odense (Denmark) and at Esbjerg Fuzztival (also in Denmark). I’m looking very much forward to those concerts and playing music with my good friends!

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