The Costa Rican psychedelic-rock trio Badsmoke and the Astral Haze will be releasing the three track single Triada of the Earthlings next month.
Badsmoke And The Astral Haze photo credit – Naty Aguirre
The first song to surface from the single is Ingolf vs The Man Cricketman (available as a stand alone single on bandcamp) which merely asks the listener to leave their temporal-lobe hanging on a hat-stand prior to entering the room to allow the frontal-lobe plenty of room to extract the juices of the winding guitar, which inverts in to itself like a foaming bath with perforated bubbles of reverb snatching inside escaping echoes, whilst percussion taunts the bass as it snaps at the calcaneal tendon with the vocal enticing the listener to the less empiric aspects of thought.
The England based psychedelic-rock quintet Transatlantic Family Band released the single Vision today.
Transatlantic Family Band
The echoing reverb laden guitars enmesh the listener in hues of trippy waves as the drifting synth floats mysteriously through the backdrop giving Vision a space-rock feel and the listener is minded of the likes of Hawkwind.
The propulsion for the music and the means by which there is a cohesion to the disparate elements comes from the omnipresent rumbling of bass and the drum-kit, that flows in and out of consciousness giving Vision (which is available on bandcamp) its shifting shapes while the quietly laid vocal rounds out a track, which although lasting for less than five minutes, finds the audience loosing track of time.
The English psychedelic quintet Ten Fé are putting plans together for a new LP.
Ten Fé – photo credit – KUTX 98.9
Regularly featuring since their introduction in September of last year. Through much of their existence they have toured pretty well incessantly and in live performance played as a five piece with studio material being as a duo – resultingly as the ties have bound the five together it made sense creatively to work as a five piece both in performance and in the studio.
The single Single, No Return, which was released on the 9th, being the first studio, five players, full band reveal.
While their music has always had a trippy vibe it is in Single, No Return that they delve fully into translucent psychedelia and reveal, what I consider, their best piece of work.
The dreamy guitar fades in and out of its own echo as the synth spirals along half-hidden eddies with the bass sliding up and down the fret board, providing the structure around which everything flows and percussion giving the sense of organic movement as the hazy vocal entrances the mind, with the listener being gently wrapped up and happily travelling through the mysterious journey.
Given that the tracks on their début LP, Hit The Light, were each of different texturing, I look forward to discovering whether the follow-up album will be of similar thought.
Ghost Dance Collective is a psychedelic rock quartet from Scotland.
Ghost Dance Collective
Earlier this month they released their début EP Haunted, which is available on bandcamp, a roughly quarter of an hour release that fills the listener with thoughts of the summer of love with the drifting combinations of guitar and synth and hazy vocal that takes the edge off the day leaving the mind in a free-flowing state of relaxation from which it is no hurry to escape.
The US psychedelic rock out fit Astral Lite are still finalising the details of the LP New World Vultures.
The newest track to surface from the album – Visage – , which is available on bandcamp as a stand alone single, is a dreamy flow of sound which harmonises instrumentation and vocal with a wandering flute which provides the song with a mystical presence that is able, singularly, to hypnotise the audience with its gradations of volume and flow akin to Der Rattenfänger Von Hameln.