Podcast 2024.14 Worlds Unknown

Summer solstice psychedelia in the midst of a widespread heatwave. New releases from Glass Cell, Catatonic Suns, pôt-pot, Undone, Golden Sun Cult, The Shouts, Supplemental Pills, Ghost Park, Ex-Easter Island Head, Chemical Buffet and Pangea De Futura, and a reissue from the Ganjas on the longest day of the year.

time artist title
0:38 Glass Cell Existence Crisis
4:27 Catatonic Suns Slack
7:13 pôt-pot We Were Always Here
13:56 The Ganjas Resistance
18:55 Undone There's A Storm In My Hand
21:51 Golden Sun Cult Golden Sun
27:05 The Shouts Head Feel Blue
28:40 Supplemental Pills Long Time Coming
32:25 Ghost Park Black Rain
37:34 Ex-Easter Island Head Easter
41:10 Chemical Buffet Chicago Sunroof
45:23 Pangea De Futura Little Black Eyes

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#AcidRock #Alternative #Ambient #BaroquePop #Barrelhouse #ColdWave #DIYPunk #DarkWave #Drone #Dub #ElectroAcoustic #Electronica #ExoticSandalgaze #Experimental #FolkRock #Fuzz #GaragePsych #GarageRock #Grunge #HardRock #IndieRock #JukeJoint #Krautrock #Minimal #Neopsychedelia #Noise #NoiseWave #Post-punk #Post-rock #PreparedElectricGuitar #Psych #PsychPop #PsychRock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Punk #Quest #Shoegaze #SpacePoetry #SpaceRock

It’s the summer solstice and here in DC, like in many parts of the world, we’re in the middle of a heat wave. It’s going to be a long summer if this is what it’s like on the first day. According to the New York Times article “Tracking Heat Across the World“, this is a widespread heat wave.

The closing set of this episode is experimental music. The set opens with Ex-East Island Head, who play tuned bells, followed by a trippy recording full of backwards sounds by Chemical Buffet. The set closes with a track by the Montreal music collective Pangea de Futura.

June 5, 2024

Glass Cell

#Alternative #ColdWave #DarkWave #DIYPunk #GarageRock #Grunge #IndieRock #Noise #NoiseWave #Post-punk #PsychRock #Psychedelic #Punk

Glass Cell, from Auckland, New Zealand, busting out noise and mayhem from your favourite island in the Hauraki Gulf. Kirsty Swanney – drums/vocals Rahn Kitson – guitar/bass/keys/vocals
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
RK: The theme of the album is the premise that humanity is beginning to lose its illusion of control; our selfishness, and carelessness is beginning to take its toll on the natural world, causing an imbalance that is leading us into a mass extinction age, In which only the wealthiest people have a chance to survive.
KS: Yes! All I was hearing on the news was the Cost of Living Crisis affecting Kiwis. Everyone’s ears were just becoming numb to the phrase. I was like, man, it’s a cost of bloody existence crisis! It’s a existential crisis of mass proportions!!!!
I would add that while things get dark, the joy we get from creating and sharing music, and making connections with other bands and music lovers all around the world, brings our whole community strength, solidarity, and power. Power to join together through music and fight for democracy, and fight for our environment.
Musical influenced by genres:
Hardcore Punk, Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Indie Rock.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
RK: i‘m gonna make a NZ music shout out to: Bailterspace – Photon
Very unappreciated album
KS: I’ve gotta go for Loveless by My Bloody Valentine…it’s gotta be my most played album of all time…it still sends me out on a journey.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
KS: Well when I get back to Aotearoa in July (if I survive Hellfest in France!) we’ve been invited to play some gigs, do a live to air etc.
We’ve got our eyes on a bass player that we’re excited to start jamming with so that’ll save Rahn from having to grow another set of appendages. And yeah, we aim to just keep making music that makes us happy, and sharing it with all those freaks out there that need to dance and thrash and sway to truly exist.

June 11, 2024

Catatonic Suns

#Alternative #Grunge #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze #SpaceRock

Catatonic Suns, from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to new psych-rock Philadelphia, three-piece Catatonic Suns uniquely merge the tones of the late 1980s Pacific Northwest underground and the huge shimmery wall of sound elements heard in the British scene from the same era. Patrick Shields – Guitar/vocals Jakob Christman – Bass Caleb Strobl – Drums less
TMODM: What are you working on now?
CS: We are currently working on 3 brand new songs in the studio for an upcoming release.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CS: We are hoping to reissue our previous album ‘Saudade’ through our record label Agitated Records and tour over in Europe.

April 24, 2024


#Drone #Fuzz #Krautrock #Psych

Currently split between Cork and Lisbon. Mykle Oliver Smith – Guitar/Vocals Elaine Malone – Harmonium/Vocals Joe Armitage – Bass Mark Waldron-Hyden – Drums/Vocals According to Elaine: “Roots in cork, guitarist and bassist are in Lisbon and I met them there when I was living there, we record there too, so always back and forth between there and cork where myself, the harmonium player and second guitarist/tambo player are based!”
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Going Insane?
PP: So there’s loads of influences for Going Insane, but it’s kind of of conceptual approach, similar to our last record. Our first record Ode to A was our love letter to kosmische, Neu! and CAN. Going Insane is one for psych rock, Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3. We wanted to sit in the genre and approach a psych rock song like a blues standard, to use the confines of these classic motifs and see how we could uniquely contribute to that ecosystem.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Mark (drums/vocals): The Shining – J Dilla & Nefertiti – Miles Davis equally
Sara Leslie (Guitar/Tambo/Vocals): Ethiopiques 4 – Mulatu Astatke
Elaine Malone (Harmonium/Vocals): The Wink – Tim Presley
Joe Armitage (bass): Family Tree – Gerry Rafferty
Mykle Oliver Smith (guitar): Silent Alarm – Bloc Party
TMODM: What’s next for you?
PP: We just finished recording our first full length album, we’ll be aiming to get that out early next year and we’re in the midst of writing album number two. We’re also touring in July and September, around Portugal and Ireland.

January 23, 2024

The Ganjas

#Dub #Grunge #PsychedelicRock #Shoegaze

Shoegaze/Dub/Psychedelic Rock band from Santiago de Chile. Formed in the year 2000. Current line-up: –Samuel Maquieira (vocals, guitar) –Rafael Astaburuaga (vocals, bass) –Luciano Mariño (guitar, 2021-present) –Aldo Benincasa (drums, 2000-2016, ca. 2020-present) Past members: –Miguel Ángel “Comegato” Montenegro (guitar, 2001-2003) –Luis Felipe Saavedra (keyboards, 2002-2005) –Rodrigo Astaburuaga (guitar, 2005-2007) –Ignacio “Nes” Rodríguez (drums, 2016-ca. 2020) –Pablo Giadach (guitar, vocals, 2007-2021)
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Resistance?
Ganjas: The truth is that at that time, around 2010, we continued listening to all kinds of music, perhaps in those moments closer to the church, swervedriver and screaming trees,The Verve…but what really influenced “Resistance” was working with Jack Endino, the sound he achieved in the studio gave us a freedom that we had not felt before. He advised us how to sing and create vocal harmonies that were different from our previous albums.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Ganjas: In my case…maybe Led Zeppelin III, early AC-DC, that was when I was young, but from time to time albums appeared that shook life a little… “storm in heaven” by The Verve, Primal Scream’s Vanishin Point, In on the kill taker by Fugazi, Beautiful Vision by Van Morrison, Highway 61 by Dylan, Here if you listen by D.Crosby or Hejira by Joni Mitchell…the list is too long to choose just one.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Ganjas: We’re mixing our new album, preparing shows for our 25th anniversary and making new songs constantly.

February 12, 2024


#Alternative #ExoticSandalgaze #Neopsychedelia #Quest #SpacePoetry

Neo psychedelia/shoegaze band from Skopje, Macedonia. They are an open band with different members in each circle-release, not as a rule, not always. Current line-up: Ronit Bergman – vocals, guitar Viktor Gajtanoski – guitars, synths Andrej Anastasov-Daskalovski (Edi) – drums Mustafa Muso Jonuzovski – bass Noga Shatz – additional guitars
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Through The Bars Of Time?
Undone: LOVE
TMODM: What record changed your life?
Undone: an album that changed our lives (everybody said “önly one?? oh no!!”)
Edi (drums): Voivod – Angel Rat
Muso (bass): Nirvana – Bleach
Vlatche (keys): Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Darko (guitar): Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a-Changin’
Yoram (guest guitar): The Velvet Underground and Nico
Darko (production and soundscapes to poetry tracks): The Velvet Underground and Nico
Ronit (vocal, guitar): Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs
TMODM: What’s next for you?
Undone: more music (less dreamy) more art…

June 7, 2024

Golden Sun Cult

#Alternative #Experimental #Krautrock #Psychedelic

Golden Sun Cult from Cergy, France
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Initiation?
GSC: The strongest influence is clearly krautrock for this release. Synth side of krautrock. Can and Neu! of course but also Osees and Zombie Zombie.
And a bunch of psychedelic classic rock we heard through the years.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
GSC: One is not enough, we have to name at least two. The Velvet Underground – White light, White heat, and Can – Tago Mago.
Of course a lot of records change our life but these two can represent the band taste in music and influence.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
GSC: We released new music today on Bandcamp. A bit less kraut but a bit more psych rock.
After ? We don’t know.
But we already have more music to come.

May 24, 2024

The Shouts

#Alternative #GarageRock #GaragePsych #GarageRock #Psych #PsychPop #PsychRock #PsychedelicRock

The Shouts from Vista, California.
TMODM: What has had the strongest influence on your music?
The Shouts: I wanted to go for a hazy garage/old school power pop feel, too many musical influences to try to name. Everything just kinda came out how it did.
TMODM: What are you working on now?
The Shouts: I’m currently working on getting the album out, it’s called Brain In a Brine. Making some final edits and it’ll be done! Also working on a couple things with friends.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
The Shouts: Next up is to record more songs and hopefully get a group together to play this stuff live! I’m moving up to L.A. soon so we’ll see.

June 7, 2024

Supplemental Pills

#Drone #HardRock #JukeJoint #Barrelhouse #Electronica #Post-punk #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

Drone rock n’ roll from Portland, Oregon. Mark Folkrod – drums, percussion, vocals Andy Foster – bass Ronjon Datta – organ John Coletta – visuals Joel Meredith – electric guitar Ezra Meredith – vocals, guitar
TMODM: What are you working on now?
SP: As far as what we’re working on now…we’re constantly recording new stuff, with the tape rolling at every rehearsal (which is in our studio). New tracks are based on the jams recorded in those sessions, overdubbing additional parts later. The basic goal is to finish out a group of these songs and put out an album by the end of the year – or maybe early ’25. The first to go out the door is a riff-ey, fairly straightforward (for us!) single called “Long Time Coming”.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
SP: Beyond that we keep developing our live show with our “sixth Beatle”, John, who’s really pushing the envelope of our live shows with incredible visuals and atmosphere. We’re largely staying out of playing typical club/theater shows and putting on our own “happenings” at places like art galleries, motorcycle clubs, etc, where the vibe is casual and we have more control. Next week we’re playing a show at a weird, vintage furniture/antique store with supportive owners who have given us carte blanche to create a unique experience in a comfortable environment. Our desire is just to have fun and make cool shit, for us and our friends.

April 20, 2024

Ghost Park

#Ambient #Experimental #Minimal #BaroquePop #FolkRock #IndieRock #IndieRock #Post-rock #Psychedelic #PsychedelicRock

Ghost Park from Brooklyn, New York.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Black Rain?
GP: nothing musical really influenced the song, but it poured forth as a result of seeing the bombed out ruins of the building on the cover when I was in Hiroshima and spending the next 4 hours in the Peace Memorial Museum (it’s massive and it’s brutal).
TMODM: What record changed your life?
GP: I don’t think it’s reflected much in the sonic elements of my music but Tapestry’d Life by Pretend and Async by Ryuichi Sakamoto changed how I approach songwriting and music in general.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
GP: “Black Rain” is a single from an upcoming album called Tsukuyomi that will be out this summer. it’s part of a dual-album, acting as the yin (dark, heavy) to my previous album Amaterasu’s yang (bright, happy)

May 17, 2024

Ex-Easter Island Head

#Ambient #Drone #Electronica #Experimental #Minimal #PreparedElectricGuitar #Ambient #Drone #ElectroAcoustic #Minimal

A Liverpool. UK based ensemble composing and performing music for Prepared Electric Guitar, Percussion + other instruments Mechanical preparations and extended techniques // group interplay and melodic invention through purposely limited means. I corresponded with Benjamin Duvall.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Norther?
ExEIH: The record is probably most strongly influenced by the various projects we’ve been involved with since our last record came out in 2016, including but not limited to;
Large ensemble projects in the UK and Denmark gathering together various heads from various undergrounds; Joining forces with Charles Hayward (Abstract Concrete, formerly of This Heat / Camberwell Now) and Laura Cannell to record an album as Whistling Arrow; Working with primary and secondary school kids on musical education projects; Recording and releasing two volumes of library music for KPM/EMI….
….all that stuff plus the weather, from which the record takes its title.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
BD: The South Pacific Collection Vol.1 recorded by David Fanshawe.
It contains some of the simplest and some of the most complex music I’ve ever heard, covering more or less every conceivable human emotion that you’d want to express, with the players ranging from children to octagenerians. The music can be beautiful, blunt, delicate and unknowable. One track features valve radios converted into guitar amps for acoustic guitars fitted with home made pickups whilst another features wind blowing through coral formations… it’s an incredible span of culture and an always inspiring listen.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
ExEIH: We’re currently working on music for a new work by dancer Aline Costa which will premiere in July, trying to put together an EU tour – interested parties should contact us directly! – and starting to think about what our next record might sound like…

May 5, 2024

Chemical Buffet

#Electronica #AcidRock #Experimental #Psychedelic

Chemical Buffet from Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 1993, Chemical Buffet is the only remaining project left from the ashes of former projects Scamper Symphony, Paperhead, and Troubled Youth.
TMODM: What had the strongest influence on Front Rewind?
CB: Biggest influence for Front Rewind is psychedelics, to be honest.
TMODM: What record changed your life?
CB: a tie between Black Sabbath Paranoid LP and Skinny Puppy Mind the Perpetual Intercourse.
TMODM: What’s next for you?
CB: Next…is the new CB release Polychromatic Specters due later this year and the 2nd release from Preachers & Herb (side project) due in a few months. My friend Kristian Day is finishing a 6 part doc series for OutTv and Chemical Buffet is on the score sheet for episode 5. 1st time CB is being used for another project.

June 20, 2024

Pangea De Futura

#Experimental #Post-rock #Drone #Krautrock #Post-rock #Psychedelic #SpaceRock

PANGEA DE FUTURA is a mega-jam collective comprised of many veterans of the Montreal music scene, a wide range of tectonic plates coming together, making the world stop for a second and ripping these continents apart. Octet supergroup lead by Eric Quach aka Thisquietarmy. Including 3 drummers, guitar, synth & brass players (who also play in bands such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Exhaust, Hanged Up, Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche & more); Pangea De Futura brings together the merged and emerging territories of Montreal’s exploratory music scene. War Milk is the debut studio album from the supergroup Pangea de Futura, an octet that has been exploring since 2019, the many ways of – slowly – constructing massive textural musical shapes and droning tribal post-rock ambiances. Each track simultaneously encapsulates its structure emerging from and within a flux, alongside its impending entropy, creating a suspended moment. This intense experience is crafted through the combined rhythmic contributions of Aidan Girt, Eric Craven, Samuel Bobony, the merging brass arrangements of Véronique Janosy, Reüel Ordoñez, Neboysha Rakic, the electronic textures provided by Charles Bussières, and the intense drones / soundscapes created by Eric Quach’s guitar playing. Eight musicians, involved – in total – in some fifty projects from the Montreal scene (a.o. : Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Silver Mt. Zion, Fly Pan Am, Some Became Hollow Tube, HRSTA, BLD, Black Givre, Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche…) Earth, Water, Air, Fire… the genesis of a complex and perpetually evolving life.
I asked my standard questions (What had the strongest influence on War Milk? What record changed your life? What’s next for you?) and received this reply from Eric Craven: “Eric here (thisquietarmy); here are some answers I managed to gather from some band members in the group chat, along with mine, in no particular order – I tried to keep them anonymous but some are unveiling.
Not sure what you’d like to do with those! Sorry it’s complicated with 8 people.

1. Figuring out how to record and perform this music during the pandemic in the context of all the associated practical and anxiety-related issues. Feelings of uncertainty. High highs and low lows.

2. nomeansno “Sex Mad”
The ex and Tom Cora “and the weathermen shrug their shoulders”

3. Next for us is — Like the recent “Parade of Planet” this June, we are trying to figure out if there is a time that our orbits align again when we could perform this music and record new material.


1. Gravity
2. criminal record
3. Make another record


1. Nature programs
2. No comment
3. No comment


1. Gathering everyone in the same room (almost), making up for lost time, keep things moving, cheap recordings, crummy jam spaces, one-takes & off the bat improvised ideas & follow-thrus, making the most of what was played and captured, DIY always.

2. Pink Floyd – Meddle

3. Waiting to see if this album makes an impact to motivate us to get our ass moving and figure out what’s next.


1. Respect, trust, curiosity and listening to each other to create the image of a continent that is Futura’s Pangea project. It was wonderful for me to see how well the harmony unfolded in group contexts in large ensemble format.

2. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid (Tongues), Steve Reich (Music for 18 musicians).

3. Personally, I’ve just released my new solo album Black Givre (Imaginaire Drumscape). I’m excited at the prospect of composing again with the members of Pangea and including my augmented drums on the next album.


1. Sound waves, harmony and dissonance, sympathetic vibrations

2. Impossible to answer this. A better answer for me would be that music changed my life.

3. Releasing the next Sun Brimmer record (the folk band I’m in), and building a dub sound system perhaps

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