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Friday, 31 March 2017

The Next Atom Heart Mutha For Bigjaf.net and Grip of Delusion Radio...

...goes out live online on Saturday April 8th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow. You can hear it live as it happens by going to www.mixlr.com/wwwbigjafnet There will be a clickable player on the AHM Facebook and Twitter pages as well on Bigjaf.nets own social media. As always the encore performance on awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio will go out the next day on the 9th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK This months show will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and showcase the best that HeavyPsychedelicStonerRock has to offer; until then you can check out April 2016's broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

Track List:
Sula Bassana - No Way
Papir - III.I
Ancient Sky - Know
Mugstar- Time Machine
Hotel Wrecking City Traders - Entering the Lodge
Space Invaders - Dreadnought
White Manna - Beta Travelers
Chef Menteur - Death Wraith 2000
Wall of Death - Tears of Rainbow
Pauw- Shambhala

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Album Review...Sula Bassana - Organ Accumulator

The last time I spoke with the multi talented and spaced out psych wizard Dave Schmidt from Sulatron Records was in December.  He released the LP 'Shipwrecked' under his Sula Bassana Moniker back in January 2016 and we were speaking about how it was one of my favourite albums of the year.
I asked him about his future plans, and he talked about how he was trying to spend less time touring, to work on more of his recorded works.
Dave had already recorded a new LP and explained "It was made, basically, on organs and portable keyboards; but with added synthesisers and drum machines."
In addition, Schmidt's revealed that he was using guitar and bass in one of the songs and the album was to be be called "Organ Accumulator", true to his word, just one year, after the release of Shipwrecked;  It's here.

Opening track 'Lichtbündel' is a mellow synth kosmische trip; a beautifully blissed out tune, that takes in elements of hypnotic dub, yet is very reminiscent of the early 90's electronic music by The Orb.  This is easily one of my favourite tracks of the year so far.  The album continues in the same cosmic manner with 'Morgentau' another other worldly synth exploration that glimmers rhythmically over a simple yet enhancing melody.  'The Frogs' has an irresistible beat with a sinister oscillation and keyboard progression; working effectively and delivering another album high point. The title track itself is a real treat, starting as an electronic motorik driven piece it soon moves and evolves into a guitar lead Spacerock monster, the addition of different instrumentation really elevates the track to another stratosphere.

'Grashamster' has darker tones than previous tracks, its feel is a much more expansive galactic fuzzy style that resonates over its slowly rolling drum groove.
The Final Track 'Nebelschwaden' is much more cinematic as it unravels over its 10 minute length; its another mellow journey of cerebral joy and a more than fitting way to conclude the record.

I imagine Shipwrecked may have been a tough record to follow; it was without question one of the best records of 2016. To approach a follow up within a year with something as different, and yet familiar sounding as Organ Accumulator must've been quite a task.  As you might expect, its sound is very much within the styles of classic German electronic music; but also demonstrates a contemporary feel. Being prolific, yet keeping the quality control up to a high standard is clearly something Dave Schmidt doesn't have a problem with.

If you buy the CD issue, you'll also get the Sula Bassana tracks from the split release with 3am originally released in 2014; bonus!

Sula Bassana Bandcamp

Sula Bassana Facebook

Sulatron Records

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bandcamp Roundup

Here are a few Bandcamp Links to some Current and brand new releases, you can stream and hear them now. Take some time and check this stuff out, theres some absolute gems.

This time around there is a live album from Zone Six, Jonathan Morgans latest project and a brilliant release from Swedens Kungens Män that was put out on  a limited run on Cassette only by Eggs in Aspic. Heavy Psych Sounds have put out a killer sampler of some current releases by the label, there's plenty to discover there.
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!



Devil's Witches - Velvet Magic



Lee Van Cleef - Holy Smoke



Bentrees - Psychollage



Gnoomes - Tschak!



Blown Out - Superior Venus



Heavy Psych Sounds Records - HPS Sampler Volume II



Jonathan Morgan - Bells of Divinity



Zone Six - Forever Hugo



Kungens Män - Tomhetens Furste



Cosmic Fall -Kick Out the Jams


Ripple Music - The Second Coming of Heavy


Ripple Music release the 5th Chapter of their successful bone shaking series 'The Second Coming of Heavy' this week. To mark the occasion here is a recap of the chapters so far.

Serving as an ongoing showcase for some of the best and heaviest bands emerging from the underground, each instalment shines a light on those worthy of your attention. Consisting of one, 12” slab of multicoloured vinyl with full colour sleeves and inserts, the series is designed to be saved and treasured, like a fine anthology of books. So much so when the albums are filed next to each other, the complete collection of aligned spines form a mind-blowing image direct from the underground.
Whilst it's unlikely you'll find the highly coveted earlier vinyl releases, you can still find the Bandcamp EP's to stream and enjoy. Many of these bands have gone on to release full length Lps too, so use this as an opportunity to discover your new favourite Band !!




Chapter 1. Geezer/Borracho



Chapter 2. Supervoid/Red Desert



Chapter 3. Kingnomad/Bonehawk



Chapter4. Red Mesa/Blue Snaggletooth



Chapter 5. Desert Suns/Chiefs



Saturday, 18 March 2017

Album Review...Sounds of New Soma - La Grande Bellezza

Sounds of New Soma are back with their third neo-krautrock trip, the follow up to last years excellent 'Moebius Tunnel'.
La Grande Bellezzais marks the return of music enthusiasts Alexander Djelassi and Dirk Raupach of the neo-krautrock project 'Sounds Of New Soma'. The duo are known for their intensified oscillations between electroexperimental soundscapes and blistering space rock.

Opening with 'Bundesgartenschau' the album starts its ascent into space with atmospheric and beautifully orchestrated swirls of synths over  tempo setting bass and rhythmic drum patterns.  'Der Gruene Pilz' is a peculiar blend of echoey German spoken word, chimes and almost random drum bursts; whilst baffling to me, it still manages to fit within the  constructs and flow of album, as it leads in to the fantastic 'Einheit des Lichtes': fans of 70s German synth and electronic soundtracks of John Carpenter will find much to love within the tracks ten minute length. 'Garten des Lichtes' follows that same same Carpenteresque theme of squelchy synth and scoff horror tone as it begins, but then leads way to a more weightless electronic ambience, and again, is cinematic in tone.

Elsewhere, on the record is 'Spandau' a more jazz inflected psych-funk piece, led by saxophone and infectious drum trickery.  Stand out track 'Wurmloch' offers up a magnificent slice of kosmische rock. 'Wahn' is a repetitive pattern that drives the track over unpredictable burst of synth noise and cymbals, with occasional, fuzzed up electronica working in stark contrast to the more luminous pieces that have gone before. The record ends with 'Duftnote' a more gentle track that acts as a musical descent and return to calm, as its floats delicately to its final fading notes.

La Grande Bellezza is a beautiful and at times, arresting journey. Whilst it occasionally sounds familiar in its more cinematic moments, it also does incredible and unpredictable things. For their third release, Sounds of New Soma have exceeded expectations by crafting an engaging record of cosmic wonder, and also strengthen the already strong reputation of label Tonzonen Records; this an album I'll be playing for the months to come, whilst awaiting the fourth trip.

Sounds of New Soma Bandcamp

Sounds of New Soma Facebook

Tonzonen Records






Album Review...Lamagaia - Lamagaia

Yet another early contender for Album of the Year comes in the form of kosmische laden, psych rock from Sweden' via Gothenburg's Lamagaia.  This is a split release from 2 labels with a reputation for ensuring their output is constantly interesting, challenging and most importantly mind meltingly good. 'Lamagaia' is the follow up to the self released 'Lamagius' this time released via Sunrise Ocean Bender and Cardinal Fuzz records.

First track up is 'Aurora'; drums pound rhythmically over a wall of growling guitars and noise, as the song builds, and builds relentlessly
It’s a Fuzzed up, mesmerising song that flys through its 16 minute length, going by in what feels like just a few minutes.  Its intensity builds and envelopes,  taking you along on its journey of sonic, psychedelic magic. Side B 'Paronama Vju' appears to follows a less abrasive path, at first, whilst remaining vivid; the track evolves over a repetitive groove of drones, drums and bass, whilst guitars freeform its way forward to a peak, before winding its way down to its rippling close. Lamagaia's self titled offering is an incredible record; both tracks deliver one of the most immersive listening experiences you'll have right now. Like the bands debut before, this record will keep you coming back to relive and discover the treasures within.
The decision to split the release between 2 labels is a sound on; the addictive noise within both suits the psychedelic styles of past SOB releases as well as the more explosive and urgent releases from The Good Cardinal; one can only hope that between both camps enough people will be turned on to this fantastic record.
Highly recommended.



Ive included a link to to the self released Lamagaius which is currently up on You Tube as thats also well worth your time and attention.

Lamagaia Bandcamp

Cardinal Fuzz Records

Sunrise Ocean Bender







Sunday, 12 March 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha - March 2017, Anytime on Mixcloud

This Month's Atom Heart Mutha RadioShow is now available to listen to anytime on Mixcloud. You can go to the AHM Mixcloud page HERE or listen on the embedded player below. This months show went out on the Bigjaf.net RockShow on March 11th and again for American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the 12th. This month features a ton of brand new releases from the likes of Mothership, Knall, Ecstatic Vision and Sounds of New Soma. 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.
Atom Heart Mutha is now also a weekly 2 hr Show on the newly launched Hard Rock Hell Radio, you can hear it every Friday from 13.00 - 15.00 by clicking the link HERE

Track list:
Psicomagia - El Memorioso
Ecstatic Vision - You Got it or You Don't
Randy California - I Don't Want Nobody
Mothership - Ride the Sun
The Atomic Bitchwax - Middle Man
Ozone Mama - Good Times Roll
Knall - Derwisch
Cholo Visceral - Muca
Mother Desert - Cheyenne
Sounds of New Soma - Bundersgartenschau



Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Bandcamp Roundup...



Here are a few Bandcamp Links to some brand new/recent releases, you can stream and hear them now. Take some time and check this stuff out, theres some absolute gems. Ive also put links up to some albums that are a little older that may have passed you by, they're all crackers though ! 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 artists here will be selling vinyl versions and special edition packages Enjoy!








Ananda Mida - Anodnatius




Mother Desert - Sand Hills





Merlin - Electric Children





Psicomagia - Psicomagia





Demian Castellanos- Ether





Has A Shadow - Sorrow Tomorrow





Kingnomad - Mapping the Inner Void





Deep Space Destructors - Psychedelogy





Vintage Cucumber - Haschisch





The Magical Mystery Psych-Out - A Tribute to the Beatles



Sunday, 5 March 2017

Atom Heart Mutha Joins Hard Rock Hell Radio...


Im extremely proud to announce that Atom Heart Mutha is expanding and will be putting out a 2hr long weekly show on the newly launched Hard Rock Hell Radio. The first show goes out on
Friday March 10th from 13.00 - 15.00.

HRH Radio is listened to in over 100 countries on Android, iOS, Tunein and online at www.hardrockhellradio.com and has over 40 live shows, special guests, interviews, live events and hundreds of hours of non stop jukebox.
Atom Heart Mutha will be delivering the same great mix of new HeavyPsych, Stoner and Spacerock sounds as well as future and preview releases by known, unknown, established and unsigned bands.

Theres no change to the monthly show on Bigjaf.net and American Station Grip of Delusion Radio, that will continue in the same vein and will also be the only AHM show that will be archived on Mixcloud and Soundcloud at the moment.

The Debut Show will feature brand new music From Ecstatic Vision, Mothership, Cloud Catcher, Glass Phantoms and Deep Space Destructors. I'll be playing 3 great tracks from last year released by Ripple Music and "One Long Song" by Lamagaia.
As well as that you can expect to hear brilliant tracks by Kadavar, Dungen, Wolf People, Blackash, Psychic Lemon and Slow Season.

I'll be updating the Atom Heart Mutha Facebook page weekly about each of the HRH broadcasts HERE so be sure to follow AHM there to be in the know about each new show. Hard Rock Hell Radio has a Facebook page HERE so check it out and give them a Like !

Thank you to everyone that already listens in monthly and to everyone that's supported AHM so far, exciting times are ahead !

Friday, 3 March 2017

The Next Atom Heart Mutha RadioShow goes out....


...Live online on Saturday March 11th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow. You can hear it live as it happens by going to www.mixlr.com/wwwbigjafnet There will be a clickable player on the AHM Facebook and Twitter pages as well on Bigjaf.nets own social media. As always the encore performance on awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio will go out the next day on the 12th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK This months show will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and showcase the best that HeavyPsychedelicStonerRock has to offer; until then you can check out March 2016's broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

Track List:

Filthy Lucre - Boundless Plains
Day of the Jackalope - Profiteer
Jonathan Morgan - Temple
Chef Menteur - Reach for the Lion
Darxtar - The Sky is Wide Open
Ayer Amarillo - Moonshake
The Spacelords - Spaceship Breakdown
Psychic Lemon - Death Cult Blues
Atomic Simao - I Know 'Cause You Know