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Psychedelic Progressive Rock

Progressive rock music has its roots in the mid 1960's psychedelic cultural phenomena. During that time the British Invasion and folk-rock bands began to expand the sonic possibilities of their music. These groups slowly started to abandon the concise verse-chorus-verse patterns of rock & roll, and moved towards fluid, free-form oriented song structures. Just as important was the incorporation of elements from Indian and Eastern music. Along them the principles of free-form jazz were included to the psychedelic sound, emphasising spontaneous emotions over calculated and estimated compositional constructions. Experimenting with new studio technology, electronically altering instruments and voices, was a part of this altered approach as well. Acid rock groups like THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and CREAM stand as descriptive and popular examples of the path from psychedelic sunshine pop towards a more aggressive and distinct rock expression, in particular showcased in their improvised live performances.

The boundary dividing the "Experimental" and "Progressive" classification is a thin and at times contested one for this era. The pioneering psychedelic progressive rock bands to be found at www.progarchives.com will in most cases be found in the Proto-Prog section of the site. Amongst these pioneering outfits are acts like THE BEATLES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND VANILLA FUDGE. Artists such as PINK FLOYD will not be found there though, as their career extended well beyond these first, formative years.

Psychedelic progressive rock music may contain the elements previously described in varying combinations, but the artistic perspective of progressive rock is another factor. Some psychedelic rock bands stuck to the mid 1960's beat rock style in purist form, not partaking in the experimental development of the impressionistic possibilities of psychedelic rock music others spearheaded. The evolution of the psychedelic depth within a progressive context could be seen for instance in the 1960's recordings of ARCADIUM and BABY GRANDMOTHERS. One good example of early 70's Continental European progressive psychedelic rock is the album by AHORA MAZDA, and from Britain JADE WARRIOR's early efforts fuse psychedelic rock and ethnic music. Current artists exploring the vintage 60's/70's style and sound are acts like THE SPACIOUS MINDS and ACID MOTHER'S TEMPLE.

The entire Western pop culture scene was influenced by the psychedelic culture to some extent, including other prog genres such as Prog Folk. In Germany, artists influenced by the British psychedelic movement formed their own genre called KRAUTROCK. The pioneering early 70's bands in this genre represent the progressive acid rock sound of Germany, experimenting with long instrumental improvisations, emphasizing the use of psychedelic effects and weird electronic sounds. Some examples are artists like AMON DÜÜL, ASH RA TEMPEL, CAN, GÄA, NECRONOMICON and YATHA SIDHRA. The PROGRESSIVE ELECTRONIC style emerged from Krautrock. Some of the most influential artists of this genre, such as TANGERINE DREAM and KLAUS SCHULZE, explored a distinct psychedelic musical style at first, which was influential for the development of the "space rock" sound:


Progressive Space Rock

The late 1960's psychedelic rock scene also spawned the birth of the space rock genre. The pioneering acts of this genre assimilated krautrock elements like repetitive hypnotic beats and electronic/ambient soundscapes as they moved away from the common musical and compositional approach. The synthesizer with its bubbling tones and spacey patterns, provoking a gliding flow, is a typical instrument of this genre. Guitars are by preference played with glissando technique and delay/echo effects are heavily used, and elements originating from reggae/dub are fairly common. Several bands combine their live performances with trippy lightshows using random fractals. Albums in this genre will often include at least one long meandering jam based on a main theme, where loops and wavelike fluctuations provides slight variations to this structural foundation.

Stories, images, song titles and album names referring to cosmic themes are fairly common features of the genre. HAWKWIND's live album "Space Ritual" is said to be the ultimate space rock album due to the collaboration with sci-fi author Michael Moorcock. His lyrics are performed by a narrator and underlaid with synth elements. PINK FLOYD can be regarded as pioneers of spacey music during the band's early phase, as exemplified by certain tracks from "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" or the stirring live performance of "Careful With That Axe Eugene" from "Ummagumma". GROBSCHNITT provides another fine example of classic space rock with their epic effort "Solar Music". Other bands explored the space rock sound for a limited time period only. GONG released groundbreaking albums in the genre at the start of their career, while British hard rock band UFO released the extraordinary album "Flying - One Hour Space Rock" as their sole contribution to the genre in 1971.

A space rock scene can be found in most countries sporting artists producing music with a western-oriented or influenced sound. Swedish bands are known for a brisk exchange of musicians among each other. The "Strange Daze" festivals from 1997-2000 showcased the American space rock scene. Japan is an inexhaustible reservoir of artists exploring both psychedelic progressivce rock and progressive space rock. Representative examples of the style are bands such as ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE with their focus on long grooving improvisations, QUARKSPACE and OZRIC TENTACLES with their stronger emphasis on electronic elements and VESPERO and HIDRIA SPACEFOLK with their inclusion of ethnic-originating musical components. Other groups like ESCAPADE and THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS represent an avantgarde approach to the genre, whereas SUBARACHNOID SPACE and KINSKI are examples of artists that provide transitions to the post rock genre.


The boundaries of Psychedelic Progressive Rock connected with Stoner Rock and Acid Folk

The 1960's and 70's were a time of liberation, a time of rebellion against rigid rules and strict moral boundaries. In those "freedom of expression" days, an artist would typically herald their liberal attitudes as a mind-expanding trip on stage together with the audience in two ways. One was to realize audio/visually the visual and auditory hallucination as it was, and another was to play their repertoire spiritually and improvisationally under the trip. As for the latter approach, they devoted themselves solely to slow-to-mid tempo playing with low-tuned guitars in a heavy and expansive manner for playing steadily under this twilight condition. In the same time period, this approach to the musical trip was also taken on by some artists especially in the hard rock and heavy metal scene. This new style, drenched in heavy and downer psychedelia, was called "Stoner Rock". The name originates from the expression "stoned", referring to people in altered states of mind while under the influence of psychedelic substances. The Stoner Rock genre was universalized "as a strict musical style only" by the Industrial Grunge Rock genre that gained worldwide popularity in the early 1990s. The common denominator of all the artists mentioned is the representation of their personal cultural and political backgrounds, whilst playing slow-paced depressive songs with heavy guitars and echoic rumbling drums as the dominating features. Most of current outfits claiming to be the so-called Psychedelic Heavy Progressive Rock ones should be much influenced by the traditional Stoner or Grunge Rock as well as the early Psychedelic Progressive Rock. They can be considered as a borderline case between Psychedelic Progressive, Heavy Progressive, and Progressive Metal.

"Acid Folk" can be mentioned as another musical style with hallucinogenic approach. Psych Folk or Psychedelic Folk are other names for this genre, and is vaguely defined as a rock subgenre due to the mixture of folk rock and psychedelic rock. This is a style lacking in strict definitions, and it is contested whether or not the term was actually used at what is deemed the dawn of the genre. It's an undeniable fact that the Acid Folk scene gained some popularity by the efforts of artists in "The Folk Revivalism", but it's important to remember that there were two distinctly different approaches taken by those who helped shape the genre in the mid 1960's. Some folk singers approached a psychedelic rock structure as was popular at that time, while some psychedelic rock outfits tried to absorb and incorporate techniques and elements from folk rock. Both have great importance in the development of Acid Folk, and this may be the reason that strict definitions of the genre cannot be given. In view of the history, it's no exaggeration to claim that TYRANNOSAURUS REX, SYD BARRETT or THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND in UK rock scene seasoned the "traditional" Acid Folk with a more progressive spice. They, as eccentric or heretical rock outfits, accepted and incorporated Middle-Eastern and Oriental elements or instruments, and the result was the foundation for the current progressive Acid Folk movement. And in the Eastern parts of the world, different acid streams was provided by artists such as TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS or MAGICAL POWER MAKO who exerted a great influence on younger progressive bands. Their amazing achievements resides in the twilight zone between the Prog Folk and Psychedelic Prog subgenres.


A path that never ends

In addition of the styles described, psychedelic elements can be found in many other genres of progressive rock. The psychedelic cultural explosion had an immense influence on the western popular culture, and traces of it can still be heard also outside of progressive rock circles. The collective techno rave parties carry on the legacy of the audiovisual attack from the PINK FLOYD concerts in 1968, to cite one example. As the psychedelic movement was a large cultural phenomenon, it is difficult (and maybe unnecessary) to fence it to a clear category. Psychedelic progressive rock has been developing towards several different directions over time, and the task of classifying them as distinct genres and sub-genres is an ever ongoing process, often loaded with strong opinions. The psychedelic rock artists which are not considered as progressive in style are not listed in the databse of www.Progarchives.com. This in order to maintain the site's scope to be a progressive rock reference.

The aim of this description is to be a tool of reference for potential and existing fans of the genre, and we hope that this will aid those who read it to a better understanding of the genre as well as to enjoy and discuss the subject at hand both in the forums of the Progarchives website as well as in other places online and offline both.


Psychedelic Rock / Space Rock team April 2010

Space rock definition by Rivertree
The boundaries of psychedelic progressive rock chapter by DamoXt7942
Other text by Eetu Pellonpää
with kind guidance and support by Windhawk



The responsibility for the psych/space, indo/raga, krautrock and prog electronic subgenres is taken by the PSIKE team,
currently consisting of
- Sheavy
- Meltdowner
- siLLy puPPy
- Rivertree



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4.62 | 3653 ratings
WISH YOU WERE HERE
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4.60 | 3840 ratings
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
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4.52 | 3259 ratings
ANIMALS
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4.30 | 2760 ratings
MEDDLE
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4.21 | 911 ratings
OCEAN
Eloy
4.16 | 275 ratings
LEGACY
Hypnos 69
4.12 | 574 ratings
WARRIOR ON THE EDGE OF TIME
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4.39 | 61 ratings
OBSOLETE
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4.12 | 349 ratings
RITUAL
Nemrud
4.07 | 2622 ratings
THE WALL
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4.10 | 388 ratings
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4.16 | 143 ratings
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No-Man
4.15 | 151 ratings
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Vespero
4.06 | 498 ratings
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4.03 | 533 ratings
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4.05 | 269 ratings
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4.15 | 101 ratings
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Tako
4.14 | 106 ratings
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Latest Psychedelic/Space Rock Music Reviews


 Atom Heart Mother by PINK FLOYD album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.87 | 1960 ratings

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Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Luqueasaur

3 stars Not the g-spot yet: 6/10

Don't get me wrong, ATOM HEART MOTHER is far from a bad album. But as far as I'm concerned about PINK FLOYD, expecting psychedelia and outwordly synth-driven grooviness, it's too tasteless. The psychedelic parts are weak and particularly immature as the band was musically directionless. As many before me pointed out, that statement is true; they really hadn't much of a clue on how to proceed with their career when they recorded and released ATOM HEART MOTHER. While Atom Heart Mother stands as a memorable orchestral piece with influences of rock music, the other tracks not only have absolutely NOTHING to do with it but are also shadowed by its grandiosity. In terms of size, as it's a twenty-minutes-long song, and in terms of quality, as their songwriting is lackluster, in counterpart to the maturity of the mammoth symphony. Summer '68 is mildly exceptional, as it retains somewhat the quality of the title track. In the end, that was a fair experiment to PINK FLOYD, as it would help them to choose their musical path. But that's ATOM HEART MOTHER's legacy: an album of transitory characteristics that I honestly believe only fans will really dig it. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it is objectively bad, it's just that it's not good enough to be actively recommendable to non-lovers of PF. So forgive me, my beautiful twenty-fours-minutes-long suite, but I can't be really any more merciful than this.

 Katasztrófamámor (Flush of Catastrophe) by MÁSFÉL album cover Studio Album, 1998
4.10 | 11 ratings

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Katasztrófamámor (Flush of Catastrophe)
Másfél Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by progbaby

4 stars 4.3 stars - really. From 1998. I have to admit, I have had this album for years (since 2001) but have not reviewed it. I've been crazy busy the past few years and have been listening to this again and thought I'd give a very amateurish review. I feel this album is their magnum opus.

Masfel are/were a Hungarian experimental band that seemed to cross boundaries between modern heavy industrial, classical (cellos), heavy jazz, gothic and even touches of Zeuhl. I say Zeuhl because this album reminds me at parts of Dun/Eros and Eskaton (4-visions) with the bombastic thundering rhythmic bass/percussions that is in the foreground.

This album features the georgeous Eszter Salamon on the cello. Very gothic lady who reminds me of winona ryder in Beetlejuice. Amidst thundering bass and electric saxophone (which is super cool with echo effects) and heavy guitar are her haunting eastern european classical cello riffs (not unlike After Crying on their Mez E Mez.. album).

Although without any vocals, this album is just as bombastic (if not more) than anything Zuehl I've ever heard by Dun, Eskaton, etc..

If you play bass and really want to hear some intense/relentless rhythms that never let up from beginning to end, this album is for you. The saxophone player is killer and he seems to play an electric sounding saxophone which seems to have reverb and echo. It's pretty cool. I'm always exhausted after the first few songs. They don't call this album catastrophe for a reason. Unlike other bombastic albums that meander to nowhere land (like ThrakAttack by King Crimson), this album has a purpose to each of the tracks and takes you on a journey to the world of hypnotic instanity and an all out attack on the senses. May not be for everyone but there's no denying this album is unforgettable.

I like 70's stuff the best but I have to admit, this is interesting heavy prog.

A track on this album. If you don't like this track, it's best to skip it.

youtu.be/q2g4sdibOQc?list=PLCORz7m66DTWlBfOY0ptZrlYGmlcSNeZC

 Industrial Sabotage by MARS EVERYWHERE album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.96 | 7 ratings

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Industrial Sabotage
Mars Everywhere Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is one of the most unique albums that I've ever heard. Heck when you see it tagged as Electronic, Space Rock, Free Jazz and Avant Jazz you know your in going into uncharted territory. Once I heard these guys played and hung out with THE MUFFINS around the Washington, DC area where they are from it explained a lot(haha). Some of THE MUFFINS even appear on this album as Dave Newhouse engineered a couple of these songs while Tom Scott plays bassoon on one song. We get three live tunes on here while the rest are studio tracks and this was released in 1980.

There are a ton of electronics and synths on this album along with clarinet, trumpet, sequencers, drums, bass and guitar. Love the pictures of the band members in black and white with their instruments, especially Greg who is blowing his trumpet with a bass guitar strapped around his shoulder while he uses his free hand to turn knobs on the electronics as it were. I do appreciate the guitar on this one along with the upfront bass.

"The Enchanted Domain" is the 12 1/2 minute opener. Spacey and experimental to start with distant sounds. Some percussion and guitar arrive around 2 1/2 minutes and it's spacey. This is good. Some brief trumpet after 6 1/2 minutes in a sparse setting once again. It's really spacey before 8 minutes then suddenly a drum line signals the start of a guitar led section that lasts to the end. Nice.

"Steady State Theory" opens with what sounds like pulses of electronics until it becomes steady(haha) as the drums join in. Some random drum patterns here as the bass kicks in and it sounds amazing. Kind of a Free Jazz vibe here with some strange sounds thrown in. I'm really enjoying this when the guitar comes in lighting it up after 3 minutes. Spacey synths 4 minutes in will come and go while the bass really stands out becoming Jazz-like eventually. Cool. Not for long though as it turns very spacey once again. What an impressive track though, so many good ideas here and throughout this album.

"Mare Chromium" was recorded live at Georgetown University in December of 1978. Man this is one of my favourites with the crazy clarinet expressions and trippy sound with bass and drums. Spacey too of course and the guitar brings Richard Pinhas to mind when it arrives. Great track! "Industrial Sabotage" was recorded live at the American University Auditorium in September of 1979. Very spacey and experimental. Difficult is the word but this sounds cool.

"Zoln" is 10 1/2 minutes long and my favourite. Spacey and ominous as slowly spoken words arrive. Creepy stuff and the vocals stop after a minute as that dark and spacey sound continues. A bass line kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes then the drums join in. Oh man! Spacey synths over top as the tempo picks up as we get some killer Space Rock. Love the bass here. The bass and drums stop before 5 minutes as it turns incredibly spacey. So good! The bass is back then the guitar starts to soar. Pulsating keys as well and check out the guitar after 7 1/2 minutes. A spacey calm after 8 minutes and it's experimental as well to the end.

"Attack Of The Giant Squid" was recorded live at D.C. Space in June of 1979. Applause to begin then some banter with the audience and more before electronics takes over and synths along with some horn blasts. Difficult stuff here. "Zone Of Twilight" features spacey and experimental sounds once again. This is so impressive though with all of these sounds mixed together, an Electronic fan's dream right here. Is that guitar 3 1/2 minutes in? The synths sound like they are screaming at one point then it all calms down late to end it.

This is most certainly a recording that doesn't work as background music like a lot of Avant music doesn't. Unique is the word that kept coming to my mind while spending all week with it. And it's hard to find "unique" anymore but MARS EVERYWHERE really did something creative and innovative here and yes this needs to be heard.

 6000 km/h Part 2 by CIRCLE album cover Live, 2016
4.00 | 1 ratings

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6000 km/h Part 2
Circle Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mortte

— First review of this album —
4 stars This is the second part of the Circle´s live album series under same name. This is recorded from the band´s european tour 2015. It is recorded to 8- and 16-tracks, so the sound quality is really great. Also the covers are great including good pictures from the band´s live gig. As the first part, this is only vinyl release.

This live version of "Pharaoh Overlord"-albums "Koitto" is very near of studio version. Instead of the choir there are Mika´s vocals, also Mika is playing brass parts with his keyboards. Next is medley from two songs, "Imperiumi" and "Kävelen Luiden Päällä". The first is quite same as the studio version in their newest album, but shorter and not as tight played. As usual, Mika hadn´t had Finish lyrics that time so he sung English/German -sounding nonsense. The second has more complex rhythm as in the studio version, it also includes Mika´s vocals in the end of it. "Rakkautta Al Dente" is much longer than studio version. After verses and choruses it goes into really krauttrip with chaotic elements. The ending song "Point" is shorter than the version in "Rakennus"-live and not including the slower part.

This album is highly recommended with "Serpent" to those who wants to have a picture of Circle´s live magic. Really great to know they have played live great "Pharaoh Overlord"-album songs. I really would have liked to hear them also last summer in the Sideways festival where they played. But their gig was shortened because the gig transfers from the main stage, which was closed `cause the storm, so that might be the reason not hearing them.

 Homo Fractaliens by COSMIC TRIGGERS album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 1 ratings

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Homo Fractaliens
Cosmic Triggers Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

— First review of this album —
4 stars There's a lot pointing to a cosmic background here, isn't it? At first glance. No doubts, the concept appears to be quite obvious, not really something new to the table. But COSMIC TRIGGERS are carrying out an advised plan, are doing well with that anyhow. I mean producing six trippy hypnotic space rock tunes for their debut, this garnered with some proper native ethnic touch as well as kosmische musik leanings. The album title suggests a play of words. Food for thought most certainly. And furthermore, according to the cover art, the band members are probably picking up the theory that humans do not come from earth, that mankind has its origin in aliens.

Hence, just like arriving from outer space or the ether, Anastasia Skabelkina for example will recitate 'We are all fractals of ourselves, we were created to create, so do it' on the album's title track. Life, the whole universe, eternally destroying and reproducing itself. Musically this is provided with a relaxed repetitive flow, implemented by the rhythm branch composed of Russel Petrov and Tagir Khisamov. Finally this leads into a dub feel with a lively synthesizer appearance as well as two guitars, one soloing, the other supporting the rhythm task. But not to forget, there's still some really delicate guitar work to notice on the opener Introduction beforehand.

Then based on didgeridoo, flute and minimalistic drums the shamanic Undermind is somehow crawling through the Russian steppe, accompanied by a rather delirious mood. The also intriguing Quant Um shows them more on uptempo groovy krautrock paths close to Can, Neu!, Amon Düül 2. Recommended! Based on an inspired execution and an accurate production (Eroc involved concerning the mix again) this is a versatile space rock album which makes a lot of fun. I would say on the same level with the likes of Polska Radio One, Ciolkowska, Sonora, Ole Lukkoye and similar.

 Jurassic Shift by OZRIC TENTACLES album cover Studio Album, 1993
4.10 | 388 ratings

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Jurassic Shift
Ozric Tentacles Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Walkscore

3 stars Trippy-ish, but thin

Often considered the best Ozrics studio album, Jurassic Shift is at least enjoyable all the way through, and it is the studio album of theirs that I have listened to the most (hence this review). Like other Ozrics albums from this period, the music is instrumental and feels like it was recorded live in the studio. When they are at their best, they sound like (Daevid Allen's) Gong improvising live in the 1970s, which is why their live albums are generally their most musical, as they get to stretch out and improvise onstage. However, they emerged in the early 1990s during the early rave scene and their music is also clearly targeted to that audience. So, most of the tracks have a repetitive beat/lick set to a programmed bass line that are meant for getting people dancing, and musically these pieces are thin, they generally do not go anywhere. They might start or end with some interesting noises, and contain some interesting beats, but most of the pieces just repeat that beat or pattern for the entire song in one key and then end. I wish there were something additional to maintain interest, whether solos, melodies, vocals, changing time signatures, or key changes. Indeed, there are few real solos to speak of (a couple of the Gong-like tracks have short guitar or synth solo-like breaks, but they last maybe 15 or 20 seconds, and are not developed to their potential), and all but the title track is in a fairly straight 4/4 beat (the title track moves between 4/4 and 6/8). There are no vocals, which is fine, but that means there needs to be something else to add musicality to the repetitive beats. For the most part, this is done with textures made by synths, whether synth washes or sequencers, or the occassional flute-synth lines, but in most cases these can't make these tunes worth listening to more than once or twice for their own sake (although it makes a fine background music for parties). The best tracks on this album are the title track ("Jurassic Shift") and the closer ("Vita Voom") - those are the songs with some real guitar playing and sufficient improvisation, and good drumming, for continued listening. After this, the opener ("Sun Hair") is a nice tune with an interesting synth sequence that actually has chord changes, while second track ("Stretchy") has a memorable synth-based main theme, so both are enjoyable but nonetheless pretty thin. My version of the album has both the studio version and also a live version of "Feng Shui", which starts with nice flute notes, and has a quirky repeated dancehall (4/4) beat, but unfortunately no solos, just 10 minutes of synth noises over the same bass line. There is a cool acoustic guitar theme that reappears occasionally in the fourth track "Half Light in Thilla", but it is more like a tease, with the song fading out before anywhere realizing its potential. "Pteranodon" and "Train Oasis" are, again, enjoyable, but thin musically and too repetitive. On the whole, some nice background music for a house party, but really only two standout tracks. I give this album 6.8 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which translates to 3 PA stars.

 Beteigeuze by KARAKORUM album cover Studio Album, 2017
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Beteigeuze
Karakorum Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by JohnNicholson

4 stars M'hldorf, Germany-based retro proggers Karakorum have been around for a few years now. The quintet heavily relies on the 1970s progressive rock, but they also borrow from other styles such Krautrock, psychedelia, classic rock, etc. In March 2016, the band released a self-titled demo album, and three compositions from that recording is what make their full-length titled Beteigeuze available in a vinyl format from Tonzonen Records.

The lengthy tracks simply titled as 'Beteigeuze Pt. I,' 'Beteigeuze Pt. II,' and 'Beteigeuze Pt. III' bring floating ominous keyboards and ethereal guitar work which dominate all around the record. 'Part 2" has a majestic soundtrack feel with some lazy distorted Manuel G'ttsching-like guitars accompanying the tripped-out keyboards. "Part 3,' clocking at around 23 minutes has it all, it is mellow, but complex and deep, very reminiscent of vintage King Crimson meets Yes. There is a mesmerizing keyboard madness that could have been lifted from any of the 1970's prog records.

Now that I've got you intrigued enough to check out an incredible obscure album, head over to the Tonzonen Records website and make sure to get it in a LP format, because this kind of record deserves to be heard in all its glory in an old-fashioned way.

 Into The Woods by HAWKWIND album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.75 | 19 ratings

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Into The Woods
Hawkwind Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mortte

4 stars Over three months when this excellent album was released and no reviews? Hawkwind-fans, where are you? I am not a huge Hawkwind-fan, but I really love Hawkwind albums made 1970-75 (Lemmy in four of them). Their later outputs I have heard only Levitation, which I also love and the Xenon Codex, which I think is ok album, but too cold & modern sounding to me. Naturally I hadn´t got any expectations when started listening this new one, but they fulfilled wholly! Just like predecessor album "the Machine Stops" this is at least in some parts based on E.M. Fosters book. After this album I listened also that album, but I have to say this new one is just so much better! In this album Hawkwind has gone into very organic soundworld that reminds a lot their great seventies albums.

Tittle song opens the album with a short piano overture, but soon you are into very rough, psychedelic Hawkwind- boogie. Brock sings through some effect and sounds very much Nik Turner. Psychedelic atmosphere continues in next "Cottage in the Woods", but more peaceful way. "Have You Seen Them" is very melodic piece and has hit potential. Cosmic "Ascent" is one of my favourites in this album. "Space Ship Blues" is updated "Silver Machine" with more country atmosphere. Big Bill Barry is playing fiddle in the very same way as Simon House. "Vegan Lunch" is again boogie with melodic parts. "Dark Land" is also one of my favourites reminding "Hall Of Mountain Grill´s" "Wind of Change". There are also few sound collages with spoken words that make album just even more interesting. The ending instrumental jam "Magic Mushroom" is good finish into this great album, it reminds a little bit "Levitation"- song.

I am not a space rock fan at all except Hawkwind. I am glad my needs of spacerock seem to fullfill complitely, if Hawkwind continues to make as qualified albums as often. One of my great moments were, when Hawkwind and Motörhead played in the same festival. In Hawkwind´s encore there were two basses and Lemmy singing "Silver Machine". It was over 10 years ago, there are no Lemmy anymore, but I will be glad if I will see this old classic band on the stage once more.

 Forest Mirror by KILLFLAVOUR album cover Studio Album, 2017
3.05 | 2 ratings

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Forest Mirror
Killflavour Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
Special Collaborator PSIKE Team & Band Submissions

3 stars Since way back in 1995 the band KILLFLAVOUR stands for a mostly instrumental blend of post, space and kraut rock. This provided with a somewhat dark-mooded flair and mystical flow, in parts similar to other German acts like Electric Orange, Space Invaders, Weltraum, Knall. They all are stepping up with the same approach, maybe tradition if you will. Aiming to offer live in the studio recordings, which are absolutely unique, while intuitively played and therefore capturing quite an unrepeatable occasion. So this album was taken in spring 2016 and mastered with vintage analogue equipment. Concerning the current line up the band is comprised of the surviving Uwe Kartes on guitar, drummer Marc Schönwald and Manuel Stuhlsatz (synths).

Alexander Britz is new to the crew, appearing with some unconventional or even strange vocals, featuring references to ... eh, I would say Damo Suzuki and Jim Morrison maybe. Thus, surprise, a regular bass guitar is missing here. Not a big problem though. And then suddenly the band even sees former member Ulrich Steffens returning back, but this happened after the recordings were already made. Now according to the cover art as well - the eye of the wolf (nope, not the tiger!) - with reason they themselves are calling this style 'darkkraut' which is related to a touch with nature. And building upon a tribal-flavoured In But Not Of This World it's processing like a crawl somehow. The drum playing comes motoric, partially minimalistic, this undoubtedly provided with intent.

The tracks are gradually taking shape, it's certainly hypnotic, maybe you can call it dreamy too, and they basically are variating with care. Hiding Nature is more focussed on the synthesizer hereby, due to exotic bird calls and some soloing activity. The extended Word As Shape evolves to the album highlight then, while featuring a special melancholic atmosphere, more dynamics and a gripping flow overall. Uwe Kartes sensitive guitar delivers a sophisticated mix of space and post, turns out to be an important trademark again. While counting in those special vocals 'Forest Mirror' is quite an unique affair, though a grower too, which definitely needs to invest some time - 3.5 stars.

 Cauldron by FIFTY FOOT HOSE album cover Studio Album, 1967
3.70 | 24 ratings

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Cauldron
Fifty Foot Hose Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams

4 stars As the San Francisco Bay Area reflects upon the past five decades and pinpoints its gaze upon that fateful and most psychedelic year 1967, the so-called Summer Of Love when disillusioned youth turned hippies from across the globe descended on the unsuspecting Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, we are presented with only a partial snapshot of that era in time that unfolded like a hazy dream shrouded in the mystic madness by Pacific Ocean fog. While one's mind naturally gravitates towards the likes of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Janis Joplin as Summer Of Love royalty, there were in reality a ridiculous number of other local bands who were active and while not quite catching the popular music scene as the aforementioned, still left an imprint on the psyche's of those lucky enough to remember their experience once the party accoutrements had worn off.

The era consisted of myriad bands like Moby Grape, It's A Beautiful Day, Electric Flag, Dream Merchants, The Great Society and the list goes on into the hundreds, however one band was far and away THEEEE most bizarre and experimental of all. That honor goes to the ahead-of-their-time FIFTY FOOT HOSE which was the brainchild of the eccentric whims of founder Cork Marcheschi whose dual interests in the avant-garde and R&B came to head on the one and only album CAULDRON. Marcheschi started his career playing in less adventurous bands beginning with the Hide-A-Ways and ending with The Ethix which found him unleashing his first taste of the wild and unstructured when he released one twisted single called "Bad Trip." As a session musician he was introduced to guitarist David Blossom and his singing wife Nancy and then joined drummer Kim Kimsey and guitarist Larry Evans. The true psychedelic treat of 1967 was about to be released.

Marcheschi claims that his interests were more attuned to the avant-garde experimental worlds of Edgard Varčse, John Cage or Terry Riley rather than with Jefferson Airplane, but nonetheless, Blossom managed to tame his wild inhibitions with fairly catchy beatnik folk rock songs that Marcheschi would embellish with swirling swooshes of his homemade electronic instruments as well as pairing them up with theremins, fuzzboxes, a cardboard tube and even a speaker from a World War II bomber. Dave Blossom brought a psychedelic jazz guitar approach that incorporated a little of the Miles Davis cool jazz sound while Nancy played her role much like the more familiar contemporary Grace Slick. CAULDRON is aptly named as it is a boiling pot of eclectic influences all cooked together in one of the earliest musical bowls of gumbo in all the U. S. of A. In fact, i do believe that CAULDRON could very well be the first progressive rock album to emerge on the North American continent. If there are any comparisons to be made it would have be with the other California based band The United States Of America who similarly took the psychedelic folk rock sound of the day that embellished healthy doses of experimental electronica in completely revolutionary ways, however FIFTY FOOT HOSE didn't just stop there and totally went for it with one of the strangest albums to emerge in the entire 60s scene.

The head scratcher begins with the opener "And After" which is a creeping ratcheting up of woofer abuse and was how they would start their live shows which would get everyone's attention as the low bass tones would vibrate the entire building. It is a contemplative piece like drifting through space aimlessly, tension building as if the vessel had lost control and free falling into oblivion. An unlikely precursor to the more time period "If Not This Time" which despite the early avant-prog riffing that begins it, turns into a more normal folk rendition of psychedelic rock that finds the electronic sounds bending and sputtering around like a rabid animal let loose in a shopping mall.

The short electronic "Opus 777" cedes into the other psychedelic pop track "The Things That Concern You" which finds Larry Evans on the vocals while Marcheschi taking extreme liberties with the electronic accoutrements. The second short electronic track "Opus 11" ushers in the most hippie sounding rock song on the track, "Red The Sign Post" which is the closest thing to be heard on CAULDRON that resembles a true 60s psychedelic rock band with bluesy guitar licks, groovy bass and Nancy Blossom's wild and woolly vocal freak outs. The third electronic intro "For Paula" whizzes by and yields to the jazzy guitar lounge lizard exotica sounding "Rose" which gives the listener a final taste of musical sanity before the true freak out is unleashed with the mind blowing "Fantasy." This track literally is the definition of progressive psychedelic rock as a single bass line begins a multi-part journey into the unknown. As the bass reverbs in an ostinato stroll, the electronica grow more restless as do the frenetic drum rolls as your mind melts and cedes to the hypnotic groove with electronic chaos chirping around it like maddened birds. After two minutes it abruptly changes into a bluesy psychedelic rock guitar segment which lulls the listener into a comfort zone for a while before mellowing out and Nancy finally joining in after six minutes to sing about her sanity before the acid finally hits and the track literally goes nuts!

After the unhinged ending of "Fantasy," a short tribute to Billie Holliday with a cover of her "God Bless The Child" which is fairly faithful to the original minus the electronic whizzing effects. The wildest sonic experience by far is the final title track which finds total musical breakdown and the avant-garde is allowed off its leash as chimes keep an angular rhythm while Nancy erratically sings about who knows what. Her vocal style in this track reminds me a lot of the avant-prog styles ranging from Henry Cow to Thinking Plague. A jazzy bass line often punctuates the back masking of the electronics and someone having a very bad trip can be heard in the background. This must have been far too freaky for anyone really tripping during the day. My remastered CD is fluffed out with two versions of "Bad Trip" by the Ethix and several demo tracks and alternate versions. Some of these appear on other compilation albums such as "Ingredients."

Needless to say, these guys were faaaaaar out, man! Somehow they had their pulse on the psychedelic scene and prognosticated it by several years beating the German band Amon Duul II to the punch with some of the trippiest music of the decade. The electronic rock hybridization of FIFTY FOOT HOSE has been cited by many a band including Perl Abu, Chrome and Throbbing Gristle as having been the primary influence in their respective musical sounds. As with any music so bizarre and unstructured, FIFTY FOOT HOSE saw very little success during the day but they did have a small cult following. The deal knell came to the band when all the members except Marcheschi were lured away by the promise of a lucrative paycheck and joined the cast of the musical production "Hair." Marscheschi on the other hand forfeited his musical career but went on to become a world renowned sculptor. Interest in the band resurfaced during the 90s and the band has released a few compilations and live albums but CAULDRON is their swan song that went way beyond anyone dared at the time. Not quite the masterpiece some make it out to be since it has far too much of a mishmash feel to it but although it may require a few listens to sink in, this is certainly one of the most unique albums of the era that deserves more recognition than it's gotten. I've grown to really dig it!

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