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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (17.11.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday November 17th, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Atomic Simao, Blues Funeral, Doublestone, Monolord, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Siena Root and Space Witch. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Angus Black, Black Road, Cause Sui, GorillaPulp House Of Broken Promises, Sumokem, Three Seasons so don't miss it! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !






Saturday, 11 November 2017

Listen To Atom Heart Mutha November 2017 Now On Mixcloud


Atom Heart Mutha November 2017 is now available to listen to anytime. This show was uploaded exclusively for BigJaf.net's Mixcloud; the show also went out on American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the November 12th. Tune in for spaced out vibes and heavy psychedelic trips from Motherbox, Ozric Tentacles, Agusa, Barrows and more. As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook

Tracklist:
Barrows - Nebula
Quantum Fantay - Astral Projection 
Motherbox - Meniscus
Øresund Space Collective - Viking Cleaner
Shamall - Companion of Fortune
Ozric Tentacles - Chewier
The Amorphous Androgynous - Elysian Feels ( Abbey Road Version)
Agusa - Sorgenfri
Musicformessier - Ursa Minor
CB3 - Meditation II


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (10.11.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday November 3rd, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Elder, Flowers Must Die, Little Foot Long Foot, Sasquatch, Vibravoid and Zed. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Avant Garden, Galactic Gulag, His Masters Voice, KazarK, La Iglesia Atomica, Mojo Wizard, The Dues and Vuelveteloca so don't miss it! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android.
Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !




Sunday, 5 November 2017

Atom Heart Mutha November 2017 goes out live...


... and directly online to Mixcloud on Saturday the 11th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow's Mixcloud bundle. You can hear it at www.mixcloud.com/bigjaf
As always the encore performance will go out on the awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio the next day on the 12th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK. This months Spaced- Out Psych Mix will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and some older favourites too; until then you can check out last months broadcast on the mixcloud player below.


Atom Heart Mutha October 2017 Tracklist:


Ari Porki - Pale Curve Of Moon
Moths & Locusts - Acid Cloud Part 2
Organic is Orgasmic - The Ghost of Kubla Khan
Quad - Projection
Fuzz Aldrin - Stargazer
Radar Men From The Moon - Habitual
Lunar Dunes - Moon Bathing
Wide Scope - Shouting In The Desert
Forever Pavot - Miguel el Salem





Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Streaming Now...

It's November and everyone's about to get list crazy. So Before this year draws to a close and you start the inevitable compiling rituals, allow Atom Heart Mutha to put out some more brilliant suggestions that are worthy of your time and attention.
Amongst this months heavy harvest are new releases to dig from Pretty Lightning, Zong, Snowy Dunes, Comacozer, R.I.P. Young Hunter and Spacelord.
There's some great new experimental music from Void Generator Psychedelic Jam veterans Øresund Space Collective and great Stoner rock from Spacelord and Planet of the 8s.
I'll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Grip of Delusion Radio and Bigjaf.net as well as a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. A lot of the bands here will be selling vinyl versions and special edition packages, Enjoy!



Interstelar - Resin



Snowy Dunes - Atlantis



Comacozer - Kalos Eidos Skopeo



Zong - Zong



Nick Oliveri - N.O. Hits At All Vol 3



R.I.P. - Street Reaper



Øresund Space Collective - Hallucinations Inside the Oracle



Void Generator - Prodromi



Young Hunter - Dayhiker



BloodFireMoon - Ready to Roll



Spacelord - Spacelord



Pretty Lightning - The Rhythm Of Ooze



Motherbox - Motherbox



Agusa - Agusa



Planet Of The 8s

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (03.11.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday November 3rd, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Black Rainbows, Disenchanter, Freedom Hawk, Lord Loud, Meteor Chasma, Phoenician Drive, Pyramidal. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Angus Black, Causa Sui, Pretty Lightning, Psychic Lemon, R.I.P. Snowy Dunes, Turn Me On Dead Man and Young Hunter so don't miss it! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !





Sunday, 29 October 2017

The Spacelords - Water Planet


It doesn't seem so long ago that I talked about the last album by Spacedelic rock trio The Spacelords 'Liquid Sun’; unbelievably 18 months have gone by and its with pleasure I’m able to pass on some words about their latest trip 'Water Planet'.

Listeners and lovers of both 'synapse' and 'Liquid Sun' will doubtlesly be hugely satisfied with the latest release; the sound remains heavy and expansive and it’s hard not to wonder how the band as a trio manage to make such an immense sound. Within the music are fantastic Stoner space jams filled with creative brain melting panache, in fact I'm not sure describing the three tracks as jams is doing them justice, there is far more focus here and control as the music unveils its many treasures at every turn, the journey may be long but there is never a dull moment.

'Plasma Thruster' launches the record in to orbit, pulsating as it grows over spaced out basslines whilst majestic psychedelic guitar licks lead the way, the tracks has a sturdy build and thanks to the hypnotic drum patterns moves ever forward over 11 minutes that are over almost in the blink of an eye.
'Metamorphosis' follows and demonstrates echoes (Yeah I said it) of very early 70’s Floyd in terms atmosphere; the track builds and bursts with cosmic flair before finally launching itself into its final blast of urgent stoned out rocking.
'Nag 'Kanya' completes the trilogy of tracks over 20 minutes. Trippy Eastern flavours swirl transcendentally to assist the music as it evolves to peak as a giant freak-out reminiscent of the final section to Floyds ‘One of These Days’; I’d be very surprised if ‘Meddle’ wasn’t a big influence on the band, not just on this record but generally speaking too.
The trio have released without a doubt their finest album to date, it’s a record that lives up to the anticipation that inevitably comes when a band with a magnificent track record such as The Spacelords announce new material. 40 minutes zoom by and ‘Water planet’ is one of the most satisfying records you’ll hear right now.
Tonzonen Records have set the date for a Gatefold splatter Vinyl release which is limited to 1000 copies; shipping date is around November 20th and includes unlimited streaming of Water Planet via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download, Cd and streaming platforms are available now.


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Tonzonen Records

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Riding Easy Records - Brown Acid Series (Updated)


One of the great things about music for me is discovery of older songs and albums, the lost gems, the less visible.
Brown Acid takes in HeavyPsych and Stoner Rock mostly from the 1970's and described by the Label 'Riding Easy Records' as being "Heavy Rock From the American Comedown Era".
Step inside and you get dirty riffs and tracks that offer a different side of where Heavy was during the 70s; nothing here is overblown, no 15 minute piccolo solo's that form part of a 3 hour long stadium concept record about famed monarchs on an ice skating rink.




The first trip was released in August 2015 at the time of release Riding Easy Records wrote this piece about the idea around the compilation.

Some of the best thrills of the Internet music revolution is the ability to find extremely rare music with great ease. But even with such vast archives to draw from, quite a lot of great songs have gone undiscovered for nearly half a decade, particularly in genres that lacked hifalutin arty pretense. Previously, only the most extremely dedicated and passionate record collectors had the stamina and prowess to hunt down long forgotten wonders in dusty record bins — often hoarding them in private collections, or selling at ridiculous collector’s prices. Legendary compilations like Nuggets, Pebbles, ad nauseum, have exhausted the mines of early garage rock and proto-punk, keeping alive a large cross-section of underground ephemera. However, few have delved into and expertly archived the wealth of proto-metal, pre-stoner rock tracks of Brown Acid: The First Trip. Lance Barresi, co-owner of L.A.-cum-Chicago shop Permanent Records has shown incredible persistence in tracking down a stellar collection of rare singles from the 60s and 70s for the 11-track compilation. Partnered with Daniel Hall of RidingEasy Records, the two have assembled a selection of songs that’s hard to believe have remained unheard for so long. "I essentially go through Hell and high water just to find these records,” Barresi says. “Once I find a record worthy of tracking, I begin the (sometimes) extremely arduous process of contacting the band members and encouraging them to take part. Daniel and I agree that licensing all the tracks we're using for Brown Acid is best for everyone involved.” Rather than simply bootlegging the tracks, when all of the bands and labels haven’t existed for 30-40 years or more, tracking down the creators gives all of these tunes a real second chance at success. “ All of (these songs) could've been huge given the right circumstances,” says Barresi. “But for one reason or another most of these songs fell flat and were forgotten. However, time has been kind in my opinion and I think these songs are as good now or better than they ever were."





2016 gave us the Second trip in the summer and built on its predecessors successes and offered more heavy duty RocknRoll, as already noted the process of locating these songs is long and arduous, and yet once again the calibre of music that made it on was incredibly high.
As noted with the First Trip, "it’s a solid set of unknown hits you can’t believe failed to connect back in their heyday due to various unfortunate circumstances, but now Brown Acid gives these long-lost gems their well deserved moment to shine."






We're back! And the hits just keep coming. For the fifth lysergic journey, we've assembled 10 heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before... not in this form anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists themselves. We've gone to great lengths to get the best possible master sources, the worst case scenario being an original 45. 'Cuz it ain't worth doing unless you do it right. The legendary Captain Foam kicks off this Trip like an anvil to your skull with a rollicking stomper sounding like The Who with Matt Pike's thunderous guitar tone. "No Reason" is a track we've been wanting to share with you boneheads since the start. Captain Foam (aka Richard Bertram) wasn't easy to find, but lo and behold, our super sleuths located him and got his blessing to include the A-side of his sole single here for you. Good luck finding an original copy of the record. It's rarer than raw beef. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The other nine tracks continue the onslaught in typical Brown Acid form. You may be familiar with George Brigman's psychedelic punk masterpiece "Jungle Rot", but you don't know Split until you've heard the charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of "Blowin' Smoke". Finch sounds way out of time (1968) and place (Milwaukee) on the grungeadelic anthem "Nothing In The Sun". Cybernaut's heavy prog - giving their Canadian cohorts Rush a run for their money - and Flasher's "Icky Bicky" boogie prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that our neighbors to the north can rock with the best of 'em. Meanwhile, Fargo's hallucinogenic BBQ sauce soaked "Abaddon" and Mammoth's fittingly beefy eponymous riff-monger continue the long line of heavies from the Lone Star State. Ohio based screamers Lance features members of Inside Experience, whom you might recall from the Third Trip. Zebra's gritty rendition of "Helter Skelter" is most likely the way Charles Manson heard the song in his head. And finally, the mysterious and previously unheard Thor appears here exclusively and for the first time ever with their unknown 45 track "Lick It". Many thanks to our pal Mike Vegh for turning us on to this one.





Fans of Rock musics many, many sub genres know there are a wealth of great compilations out there. The Nuggets Sets as mention above are key releases of the psychedelic movement and widely respected by fans and collectors alike, its hard to find a set of compilations not made by committee or released as a cash-in or tie in to a movie franchise.
What makes the Brown Acid Series so special is that these tracks are truly rare and don't appear anywhere else, they belong to a decade where music was built on excesses with releases often more pompous and overblown than the last and yet existed almost in secret. Better than that, they are sourced by a label that love and respect this stuff as can also be seen by the hard work and effort that goes in to the final product; each of the volumes so far have have releases in multiple colours and splattered vinyl, making them highly collectable.
These trips are heavy and enjoyable and as the brand new Fifth Trip proves, Riding Easy need to keep dropping more.








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Riding Easy Records Official Site

Riding Easy Bandcamp









Tuesday, 24 October 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (27.10.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday October 27th, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Ball, Barrows, Ecstatic Vision, Interstelar, Neon Warship and Radio Moscow. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Black Road, Ozone Mama, Pretty Lightning, The Spacelords and Vuelveteloca so don't miss it!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.



Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !


Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Judge - Tell It To The Judge

The Judge began life in Granite City, Illinois. After the band’s initial incarnation as Unfallen – with Jarrett on guitar and Anderson on drums – the duo quickly became a trio for a period, touring music venues across the St. Louis area, with new member Kevin Jones taking up bass and vocal duties. Increasingly influenced by the Britannic rock majesty of groups such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, along with that unshakeable ‘band of brothers’ mentality’ in 2013, the trio finally discovered the missing piece of a puzzle with the addition of their very own, enigmatic, front man, Tyler Swope.
As a criminally young quartet happily graduating from the riffs of old, Jarrett and Anderson started to uncover a new wave of hard rock acts occupying radio waves and record store shelves. Music by the likes of Graveyard and Kadavar helped inspire The Judge to develop their own special breed of slow burning psychedelia and sonic stew of traditional classic rock’n’roll with heavy backroom blues.
From inception, to release of the full length debut took some time.  When I spoke with the band in December last year, they told me they were pretty much finished on the follow up a mere 6 months after the debuts release; The Judge buzz with an energy and drive that runs through their songs, they're born of a joy and love of what they create and they certainly aren’t going to let the grass grow under their feet.
Of the songs featured, ‘Empty Halls’ opens the record with majestic Rock’N’Roll swagger and launches into an infectious riff and groove. The cool run continues with more bluesy, hard rock roadhouse belters 'From the Mountain', 'Strange Ways' and 'Changing World'.
'Islands' and 'High Flyin' are a little heavier and slower in pace, but no less a great match to the other tracks in tone. The remaining 2 tracks on the record 'Darkest Days and Parade of Sin' continue to power the LP forward, guaranteeing the album never runs out of steam. The record is drenched in beautiful nostalgic nods and ballsy tones from start to finish and delivered joyously; stylistically there are nods to rocks royalty and the sound of 70s resonates throughout, yet still managing to hold its own, as a modern hard rock record.

‘Tell it to The Judge’ hasn't failed to make me happy every single time I listen to it; brilliant music played by a band that clearly love what they’re doing and want share it with a wider audience. What more can you ask for? Kudos again to label Ripple Music for releasing the bands second album and once more ensuring that such great work is out in the great wide open for all to discover and enjoy.
Expect to see this on Atom Heart Mutha's end of year lists and I can't wait to hear album number 3.

The Judge Facebook

Ripple Music Facebook

Ripple Music

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Whitenails - First Trip.

Quebecs six-piece stoner rockers, Whitenails, play amped-up, rock 'n roll riddled with massive riffs and  vintage swagger; their debut album 'First Trip' has been given a vinyl release via Kozmik Artifactz, following its initial CD release on Magnetic Eye Records.
Whitenails were started in 2015 by guitarist Taylor Johnson (ex-Atomis) following a meeting with local tattoo artist and guitarist Danahé Cote. They agreed to jam in Cote's "side project."  Six months later, following a combination of hard work and a solid live reputation as a powerful act, WhiteNails opened for The Sword and Royal Thunder.
First Trip is a great debut; a really confident headbanger, full to the brim with fuzzed up riffs and stoner attitude.  How the band have managed to make and release music in such little time,  yet delivering a confident well-constructed rock LP, is a triumph.  There are no fancy tricks on display, just good old fashioned ballsy rock; the kind you get from QOTSA on a good day.  Sabbath are in there somewhere too, but as with all savvy bands, Whitenails know how to take something familiar in a vintage style  and make a sound of their own.  The band effortlessly deliver eight slabs of groove heavy, sonic Rock'n'Roll; tracks such as 'In My Blood' and 'Silver Linings' show a will  to conquer and a desire to stick around for many years to come.  An album as strong as this deserves to be discovered and shared.  Get on it!
Hats off too to the designer of the wonderful, Fulci inspired, cover art work; it looks stunning and absolutely sells the flavour and tone of the music; very striking and very cool.  This is a great release and well worth your attention; seek it out and discover for yourself.


Whitenails Bandcamp

Whitenails Facebook

Buy First Trip on Vinyl via Kozmik Artifactz

Magnetic eye Records





Tuesday, 17 October 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (20.10.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday October 20th, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Asteroid, Calliope, Cobra Family Picnic, Devil's Witches, Föllakzoid and Giobia. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Black Road, Deepshade, Gryflet, JuJu, OOPArt, Ozone Mama, Spacelord, Sumokem, Three Seasons and Vice Versa so don't miss it! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android.
Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !






Saturday, 14 October 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha October 2017 Now on Mixcloud


Atom Heart Mutha October 2017 is now available to listen to anytime. This show was uploaded exclusively for BigJaf.net's Mixcloud; the show also went out on American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the September 15th.
Tune in for spaced out vibes and heavy psychedelic trips from Fuzz Aldrin, Lunar Dunes, Quad, Radar Men From The Moon and more. As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook

Track List:
Ari Porki - Pale Curve Of Moon
Moths & Locusts - Acid Cloud Part 2
Organic is Orgasmic - The Ghost of Kubla Khan
Quad - Projection
Fuzz Aldrin - Stargazer
Radar Men From The Moon - Habitual
Lunar Dunes - Moon Bathing
Wide Scope - Shouting In The Desert
Forever Pavot - Miguel el Salem


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (13.10.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday October 13th, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Brutus, Desert Kingdom, Doomstress, Fu Manchu, Moonbow, Mothership, Orchid and Shotgun Sawyer. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Ball, Comacozer, Mecanicos, R.I.P. Three Seasons, Vuelveteloca and Wucan, so don't miss it!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !


Monday, 9 October 2017

3 From Tonzonen Records.

There's something satisfying about knowing that when you put the needle to the record, on a new release from certain labels that what you're about to hear is not going to disappoint.
German underground pioneers Tonzonen is one of those labels; whilst I wouldn't claim to be an authority on the labels output, a scan of their back catalogue proves that, with the exception of a couple of releases, I've heard most everything they've put out.  Later this month sees the highly anticipated new, full length album from The Spacelords.  It's also a thrill to know that, one of my favourite new British bands 'Psychic Lemon' are about to release their second LP -  'Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay' in early January, 2018 on Tonzonen too.
Followers of Atom Heart Mutha will know that, over the last 6 months, I've taken on a new regular radio show with Hard Rock Hell Radio, which in turn has made it a little less easier to get reviews out.  Regular blog content is starting to happen again and over the course of the last couple of months, Tonzonen have released 3 exceptional and different albums; it's those albums that I want to concentrate on now.


Nazca Space Fox - Nazca Space Fox

Nazca Space Fox are a trio from Frankfurt; their self titled debut is a curious thing!  Of the 7 tracks, 3 are long drawn out, evolving pieces that play as engaging, unhurried psychedelic Jams and the other 4 more direct shorter tracks.  In terms of pace and structure, they share some common ground with more modern, post rock bands.
Interestingly, the band have described their tracks as "starting straight like the Nazca Lines in the desert and rising to somewhere in outer space; like finding yourself in a cosmic thunderstorm, without knowing how you got stuck there."

Opening track 'Weltraumorgel' is a great example of this; whilst linear and direct in structure, it slowly evolves and elevates in to the cosmos, disciplined and without the need to go full freak out. 'Isolator' is another fine example of long haul emotive jamming.  As of label mates 'Knall' the band clearly demonstrate an ability to explore themes, as a band, without straying off into unnecessary chaotic noodling (not that this would be an issue!).

There are heavier tracks elsewhere, that are a little more stoner inflected such as 'Firebird' and the latter section of the brilliant 'Mindwalk'.
As debut's go; Nazca Space Fox is an enjoyable listen and serves as a great taster for things to come.



Karakorum - Beteigeuze

Karakorum beams the Kraut-Sound of the early 1970s, directly in the present and takes the listener on an intergalactic journey, or so they say.
Split into 3 sections over the course of the album; Betegeuze initially has much more in common with 70s Prog.  There are great melodies over the layered synths and long complicated, instrumental sets.  Stylistically, things change quickly; tempos rarely settle and there are fewer longer drawn out pieces.  It's undeniable that the band have drawn plenty of their influences from Zappa (much more so in the third act) and bands such as Camel and early career Genesis; but having played the album, a number of times, it feels like the band have actually managed to pack in a decades worth of different aspects and subgenres of 70's rock, resulting in a highly interesting and arresting listen.
Beteigeuze must have been an exhausting record to make; what sounds improvisational, or part of some prog rock stew, is in fact a far more focused affair.  Kudos has to go to producer, Eroc for piecing together something as complex as the frenetic 50 minutes on offer here.



Barrows - Obsidion
'Obsidion' is the third release by Los Angeles's Barrows, and is a concept album depicting the experience of a man, abducted from earth and brought to ​​​​​Obsidion; a place where dimension is indefinable and the boundaries of human consciousness cease to exist.
The album itself is a very cool mix of psych/krautrock, melded with beautifully played out, grand, electronic soundscapes.
Musically, Barrows share a cinematic feel that has common ground with Tangerine Dream. Tonally, and thematically very much science fiction inflected, their work is not unlike Tonzonens 'Sounds Of New Soma'.
there are Bursts of motorik drumming, with nods to Can and Neu! on the the second track 'Entrada'  whilst there are  post rock influences on the title track itself and actually not dissimilar to Nazca Space Fox.
Obsidion works incredibly well as one piece.  The concept album, as it's intended to be heard, will reward you with multiple listens.  The album can be downloaded for name your price on Bandcamp.  I highly recommended that once you've done that,  order a copy on vinyl from Tonzonen.






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Friday, 6 October 2017

Atom Heart Mutha October 2017 goes out live...


... and directly online to Mixcloud on Saturday the 14th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow's Mixcloud bundle. You can hear it at www.mixcloud.com/bigjaf
As always the encore performance will go out on the awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio the next day on the 15th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK. This months Spaced- Out Psych Mix will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and some older favourites too; until then you can check out last months broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

Atom Heart Mutha September 2017 Tracklist:

Andromeda Space Ritual - Jupiter is Electric
Ozric Tentacles - Eternal Wheel
Los Acidos - Al Otro Lado
Moths & Locusts - Sea Hell
Sonicatomic - Ampere Generation
Kings of Improg - Ascension
Axas - Lucifer
Vert:X - A Witch
Gel-Sol - The Magician's Sojourn
Vintage Cucumber - Abu's Honig



Thursday, 5 October 2017

Streaming Now...

October's hit and this months pick is a bumper crop of essential purchases whether you crave Heavy Riffs, cool PsychRock or Spaced-out hazes. Below you'll find plenty for you to get lost in, there are new releases to dig from Youngblood Supercult, Monolord, Mother Engine, JuJu, The Flying Eyes, Tunga Moln, Blues Funeral, Hotel Wrecking City Traders and Frozen Planet....1969.
I've also included  albums that have been around a little while longer but deserving of your time and attention from Necro, Organic is Orgasmic Sula Bassana's wonderful soundtrack 'The Ape Regards His Tail'. As if that wasn't enough I've included the links to two superb Eps by The Red Widows and 1968, for Psych-Heads theres a free download of the full album 'Los Acidos LP' by Los Acidos!
I'll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Grip of Delusion Radio and Bigjaf.net as well as a ton of other great new music releases. The title links are clickable and will take you to the bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. A lot of the bands here will be selling vinyl versions and special edition packages, Enjoy!


Youngblood Supercult - The Great American Death Rattle



Tunga Moln - III



The Flying Eyes - Burning of The Season



Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Passage To Agartha



Monolord - Rust



Mother Engine - Hangar



Frozen Planet.... 1969 - From The Centre Of A Parallel Universe



Sula Bassana - The Ape Regards His Tail, Original Soundtrack



JuJu - Our Mother Was A Plant



Blues Funeral - Awakening



The Red Widows - Rising



Organic Is Orgasmic - As We Speak Of Space And Wisdom



Necro - Adiante



1968 EP - 1968



Los Acidos - Los Acidos LP



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (6.10.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday October 6th, Tune in for 2 hours of the very best HeavyPsychedelic Stoned and Fuzzed Up Rock'N'Roll featuring Arc Of Ascent, Black Rainbows, Cower,Hounds! Matus, Red Spektor, Space Deer and Telstar Sound Drone. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by BloodFireMoon, Flex Bison, Gorilla Pulp, Lords Of Altamont, Snowy Dunes and Vuelveteloca so don't miss it!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Treat your brain to a new Atom Heart Mutha show every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (29.9.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday September 29th, Tune in and hear a selection of Some of the bands that play Hard Rock Hell's Doom Vs Stoner weekender at the Sheffield O2 Academy including Boss Keloid, Orange Goblin, Red Spektor and Steak. Atom Heart Mutha will be in attendance over the weekend playing tracks in between the bands in the main room, if you're there come say Hi !
On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Kadavar, Morphine Social Club, R.I.P., Snowy Dunes,Young Hunter and a brand new track from Riding easy Record's forthcoming Fifth addition to the Brown Acid Series, so don't miss it...! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.
Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !





Tuesday, 19 September 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (22.9.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday September 22nd and features brain melting music from Black Rainbows, Blues Pills, Greenleaf, Kayleth, The Heavy Eyes, The Sword, Whitenails and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Blues Funeral, House of Broken Promises, JuJu, R.I.P.  and Snowy Dunes so don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.



Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !






Tuesday, 12 September 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (15.9.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday September 15th and features brain melting music from Ecstatic Vision, Electric Citizen, Here Lies Man, Out OF The Earth, Radio Moscow, Space Invaders and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by A Devil's Din, Los Acidos, Monolord, Steak and The Flying Eyes so don't miss it...!

You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.



Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !



Saturday, 9 September 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha September 2017 Now on Mixcloud


Atom Heart Mutha September 2017 is now available to listen to anytime. This show was uploaded exclusively for BigJaf.net's Mixcloud; the show also went out on American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the September 10th. Tune in for  spaced out vibes and heavy psychedelic trips from Vert:X, Axas, Moths & Locusts, Kings Of Improg, Andromeda Space Ritual and more. As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook Page, check it out.

Track List:

Andromeda Space Ritual - Jupiter is Electric
Ozric Tentacles - Eternal Wheel
Los Acidos - Al Otro Lado
Moths & Locusts - Sea Hell
Sonicatomic - Ampere Generation
Kings of Improg - Ascension
Axas - Lucifer
Vert:X - A Witch
Gel-Sol - The Magician's Sojourn
Vintage Cucumber - Abu's Honig


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (8.9.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday September 8th and features brain melting music from All Them Witches, Asteroid, Borracho, Exploding Eyes, Gonga, Kingnomad, No Man's Valley and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Blues Funeral, Cosmic Fall, Fvzz Popvli, Giant Sleep, Monolord and War Cloud, So don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.



Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (1.9.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on Friday September 1st and features brain melting music from Elara, Kabbalah, Salem's Pot, Summoner, The Dead-End Alley Band, Wild Eyes and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by blues Funeral, Hotel Wrecking City Traders, Lords of Altamont, Porno Wolves, Spectral Haze, War Cloud and Youngblood Supercult , So don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, check out the page and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.



Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !




Friday, 25 August 2017

Album Review... Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains

Reviewed by Viva El Swain


In the twenty years since Josh Homme created his band Queens of the Stone Age, the musical continents have shifted dramatically, meaning the way we listen and consume music has taken such a monumental change that it has brought the once powerful music industry to its knees.

Maybe this analogy could be compared to the cave paintings of Stone Age humans, bringing down and killing the mighty Mammoth in order to survive.

Cliches over with; we arrive in 2017 with the impending release of Queens of the Stone Age seventh album “Villains”. Their last album “Like Clockwork” was released back in 2013 and to myself signified the ever changing band coming of age.  In the years between, Homme has collaborated with numerous artists,  most notably with Iggy Pop on his “Post Pop Depression” release last year and subsequent tour, culminating in a recorded and released show at The Royal Albert Hall.

Album opener Feet Don't Fail Me features an up tempo groove with dpop/disco grooves, nah! It’s heavy.  The second track is a much play listed first single The Way You Used To Do; this track divided the avid QOTSA forum junkie, but what's not to like? It takes the original rhythmic guitar style into a more developed sound.  Lyrically it sounds like Them Crooked Vultures at times. Domesticated Animals is a good example, with the question provoking quote “a revolution is one spin round”.  Fortress has an airy guitar sound, but at times reminds you of the previous album; is there such a thing as QOTSA chords or progressions?  Scratchy and urgent, Head Like a Haunted House crashes in; weird Troy van Leeuwen lap steel screeches underline a Dead Kennedys bassline. Intentional or not Un-Reborn Again flows with a T-Rex lyrical style; keyboards replace the cutting Les Paul sound of Bolan.  In a recent interview, Homme explained how, as the singer, he had to learn on the job in every show how to use his voice.
Cut to now and the falsetto voice is very much part of the Queen’s sound but sometimes he over tries the big “high ho-wah” without reaching it.  Hideaway is probably the closest sounding to “I Appear Missing” from the previous album; it’s possibly a song written during those sessions that needed more development.  Throughout the album, there are sounds and reference points that hark back to older songs that define its lineage.  The Evil Has Landed boasts  fuzzed guitars and and great drum beat by Jon Theodore on his first Queens recording.  This is the big sound that people expect, full of twists and turns, clocking in at six minutes.
Villains of Circumstance is a song that’s been around for a while now, first played by Homme during an acoustic set in London in 2014.  It’s become something of a fan favourite on YouTube. Tail ending the album, its wistful bassline and the chorus “Always evermore, and on and on” is a satisfying finish.

Eagerly awaited, as all releases by Queens of the Stone Age “Villains” continues the progression and path that Homme wants his band to take.  Will it be received by the fans in the same way as previous albums? The forums are alight as I write this with arguments and opinions... Let’s see how the dust settles.

QOTSA - Official Site

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