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Well, I asked on the forum which people would rather have, an all-Black Sabbath podcast or all-heavy psych, and heavy psych won won over 90 percent of the votes, so here we are. Heavy psych it is. Maybe I’ll do the other next month, or maybe, given the disparity, drop it and think of something else. In any case, we’ve got a month to go before then and a monster of a podcast to deal with in the interim.
I let the fadeouts go a little longer, got some really killer tracks in there you might not expect or maybe haven’t had the chance to check out yet, and managed to keep a good balance of the different kinds of heavy psych out there. From Colour Haze to Neurosis, it’s a pretty nebulous term, and I hope this podcast gives some sense of the range of styles and sounds to which it can apply. There’s some all-out jamming from Serpentina Satelite, some more grounded excursions from Asteroid and Datura, and a couple tracks that are just there because they’re weird or help set an atmosphere, which you’ll get with Dark Castle and Traveling Circle or the recently On the Radar-ized Larman Clamor.
That Dark Castle cut is new, by the way. Though it would have been easy for me to go back into the annals of psychedelic lore and pull out a handful of tracks from the ’70s, I thought I’d keep the focus on recent stuff, and so along with the already mentioned Floridians, there’s new music here from Baby Woodrose, Mr. Peter Hayden, Arenna, Elvis Deluxe, Tia Carrera and The Flying Eyes, who start us off with a track from their excellent new album, Done So Wrong.
If I do say so myself (and it seems I do), it’s a fucking excellent mix. All told, it’s four hours and 27 minutes long, and true to the psychedelic ideal, it’s a journey and a considerable one at that. There’s some stuff I had to leave off for time and/or other concerns — I think I’ve already overdone it on Mammatus in the past, for example, so they’re out — but hopefully this is one you can put on while you’re outside somewhere this summer and just go with it. That’s my plan, anyway.
So, as it borders on midnight on a Monday night, June 6, when I still have to go downstairs and take out the garbage, I hope you enjoy this labor of love and maybe find something you’ve never heard before alongside some stuff you know well. Aw heck, I’m ramblin’. Just download the damn thing.
Get it here or by clicking the image above or the link in the sidebar, or stream it on the player above. Full tracklist is after the jump, as always.
0:00:00-0:04:20 The Flying Eyes, “Clouded” from Done So Wrong (Trip in Time, 2011)
0:04:20-0:08:58 Vibravoid, “Black and White” from Void Vibration (Nasoni, 2002)
0:08:58-0:12:00 Baby Woodrose, “Baby Blows” from Mindblowing Seeds and Disconnected Flowers (Bad Afro, 2011)
0:12:00-0:18:37 Yawning Man, “Blue Foam” from Nomadic Pursuits (Cobraside, 2010)
0:18:37-0:24:44 Natas, “Alberto Migre” from Delmar (Man’s Ruin, 1996)
0:24:44-0:28:42 Masters of Reality, “Why the Fly?” from Welcome to the Western Lodge (Brownhouse, 1999)
0:28:42-0:33:13 The Kings of Frog Island, “Witching Hour” from II (Elektrohasch, 2008)
0:33:13-0:42:07 Serpentina Satelite, “Nueva Ola” from Nothing to Say (World in Sound, 2008)
0:42:07-0:48:11 Asteroid, “Time” from II (Fuzzorama, 2010)
0:48:11-0:51:38 Larman Clamor, “Buzz Bizarre” from Larman Clamor (Self-released, 2011)
0:51:38-0:58:31 Hypnos 69, “The Eclectic Measure” from The Eclectic Measure (Elektrohasch, 2006)
0:58:31-1:30:50 Mr. Peter Hayden, “Delta t=0” from Faster Than Speed (Winter Records/Post-RBMM, 2010)
1:30:50-1:37:30 Monster Magnet, “Nod Scene” from Spine of God (Primo Scree, 1992)
1:37:30-1:53:05 Om, “At Giza” from Conference of the Birds (Holy Mountain, 2006)
1:53:05-1:59:36 Colour Haze, “Mountain” from Colour Haze (Elektrohasch, 2004)
1:59:36-2:09:45 Titan, “Annals of the Former World” from A Raining Sun of Light and Love for You and You and You (Tee Pee, 2007)
2:09:45-2:16:00 Datura, “Sunshine in Purple” from Visions for the Celestial (Brainticket, 1999)
2:16:00-2:27:24 Naam, “Kingdom” from Kingdom (Tee Pee, 2009)
2:27:24-2:30:54 Elvis Deluxe, “Take it Slow” from Favourite State of Mind (Harmony, 2011)
2:30:54-2:45:55 Tia Carrera, “Sand, Stone and Pearl” from Cosmic Priestess (Small Stone, 2011)
2:45:55-2:49:14 Dark Castle, “Spirit Ritual” from Surrender to all Life Beyond Form (Profound Lore, 2011)
2:49:14-2:55:17 Lethe, “Mother Milk Eyes” from Mnemosyne (Reptile, 2009)
2:55:17-3:01:45 Megaton Leviathan, “Water Wealth Hell on Earth” from Water Wealth Hell on Earth (Feretro, 2010)
3:01:45-3:07:47 Siena Root, “Trippin’” from A New Day Dawning (Rockadrome, 2004/2009)
3:07:47-3:16:17 35007, “61 74” from Phase V (Stickman, 2005)
3:16:17-3:23:09 El Paramo, “Infevvion de Escorpion” from El Paramo (Alone, 2008)
3:23:09-3:28:07 Neurosis, “A Sun that Never Sets” from A Sun that Never Sets (Relapse, 2001)
3:28:07-3:39:43 Arenna, “Eclipse” from Beats of Olarizu (Nasoni, 2011)
3:39:43-3:48:54 The Machine, “Sunbow” from Drie (Elektrohasch, 2010)
3:48:54-3:53:56 Traveling Circle, “Eve Falls” from Handmade House (Nasoni, 2010)
3:53:56-3:56:59 On Trial, “Interstellar Overdrive” (Pink Floyd cover) from Head (Molten Universe, 2003)
3:56:59-4:09-17 Brotherhood of Sleep, “Aranian Gates” from Dark as Light (CTS Productions, 2010)
4:09:17-4:19:53 Diesto, “Lowlight” from High as the Sun (Seventh Rule, 2010)
4:19:53-4:27:00 Sungrazer, “Somo” from Sungrazer (Elektrohasch, 2010)