And we’re back! After a short break we’re back with some gems collected from our trip to San Francisco.
This edition is a psychedelic music lovers delight; prog-rock, trip-hop, future-funk and a wide range of very unique sounds.
Special thanks to Amoeba Records ! Sunday Diggin – Vol.6 ! Dig In !
Hit + Run Presents “777″
This is probably one of the heaviest compilations I ever laid a needle on. These 2x 180g vinyls contain 29 tracks of some of the most creative, heavy, funkiest producers from the West Coast; Mono/Poly, Gaslamp Killer, J Rocc, KNX between other heavy hitters.
” Throughout 2013, in celebration of their 7-year Anniversary, HIT+RUN released seven highly limited-edition 7″ vinyl singles, each side filled with exclusive songs by mystery CREW producers, pressed on colored vinyl and housed in a screen printed jacket.”
1 – Mono/Poly – Triad
2 – Shash’U – Boogie Buster
15 – Dibiase – Hotboxin
22 – Kutmah – Changin’
27 – Zackey Force Funk – Pump (Feat Reggie Blount)
Black Mountain – In The Future
Psychedelic bliss: from beginning to the end. In The Future is a mind expanding ride: constant variations on the tempos, a melting mix of vocals between Stephen McBean and Amber Webber, powerful guitar riffs, spacey keys and effects, amazing drums + bass chemistry.
This gem comes with 2x 180g vinyl’s in a gatefold, the amazing artwork (designed by keyboardist Jeremy Schmidt) is a portrait of the music found inside: mystical, dynamic, psychedelic.
The perfect soundtrack for a mescaline fueled desert wander.
2 – Angels
3 – Tyrants
4 – Wucan
6 – Queens Will Play
7 – Evil Ways
Electric Würms - Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk
Electric Würms is the side project from Steve Drozd and Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips along with Nashville psych-rock band Linear Downfall.
Despite the cool cover art, day-glow vinyl and a label that said “A Modern Prog-Rock Meisterwork”, it took me a couple days to come back and bring it home with me. And.. Im glad I came back.
Let’s forget about The Flaming Lips and all the trouble associated on the latest times. This is (mostly) about Steve Drozd, a real music genius when it comes to experimental and synthetic sounds, and that’s carried beautifully throughout this album; a wide range of computer chip flavored sounds, some very unique bass lines (some killer-funk on Transform!!!) along with mellowed-spaced out vocals all around.
Thru the album you can hear references from Neu!, Miles Davis, doses of trip-hop and a lot of what I would like to hear in today’s Flaming Lips (yea, fuck off Miley).
2 – Futuristic Hallucination
4 – Living
5 – Transform!!!
6 – Heart Of The Sunrise (Yes Cover)