4.13.2014

Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones







Their sound has been described as experimental, minimalist, drone rock, and "spacey psychedelic rock".They have been compared to Suicide, Loop, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Soft Machine and Guru Guru.They are currently signed to Thrill Jockey records, whose artist roster also includes Tortoise, Future Islands, The Sea and Cake and Matmos. Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson also plays in a side project, Moon Duo, formed in 2009 with Sanae Yamada.They have so far released one EP (Killing Time, 2009 [Sacred Bones])
and three albums (Escape, 2010 [Woodsist]; Mazes, 2011 [Sacred Bones];
and Circles, 2012 [Sacred Bones]).
The group played the ATP New York 2010 music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010 at the request of film director Jim Jarmusch. In November 2013 the group released their fourth LP, entitled Back to Land, on Thrill Jockey

4.10.2014

Austin Psychefest



Austin Psychefest 2014

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Head On/Pill



King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Head On/Pill
Man I really dig these Auzzies...Why do I get the feeling these cats would be a blast to see live. You'll need about 15 minutes of your life,  to head your ears around this epic movement.

"Completely fried theremin wielding psychopaths. Half originating from  the flat salt bush plains of Deniliquin and the other from the sea stained Anglesea coastline".

4.09.2014

The Psychedelic Underground Generation - #18






Here's a slick compilation of NU Psyche ShoeGazer from around the world.
This is what the cool kids are wearing. Turn down the lights, ...and just dig It!

Psychedelic Underground Generation

The Footsteps








I've been on a Psyche Garage Rock kick the last few years. There are some great young bands coming out these days. So you may see a lot of posts leaning towards this genre now. It's also great to see festivals like the Austin PsycheFest supporting this scene.

Well the Footsteps are from Lexington Kentucky and I just happened to find them online.  They have a few shows coming up.

The Footsteps


(Hey ...psssst!...Hipsters are not hip anymore...pass it on!)

RIZOMA






I know what your saying..."Where the hell can I find some gritty Garage Punk from Madrid Spain"
Well look no further than Electric Mud. Although I don't know what they are singing about ( I don't understand Spanish) or maybe it is English. Anyhow, I can say I do understand the Raw Power and Fuzzy Riffs...the in your face guitar tones.

This is Friday night music after a long hard week at work. Open a cold beer and let the music pour over you. Work with me here. Just pretend your in Detroit circa 1971.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT ALL THE FUZZ FOR FREE HERE


4.19.2013

Electric Mud Magazine on FLIPBOARD


You you have a smart phone or tablet, you can check ou Electric Mud Magazine on FLIPBOARD.
Daily music and entertaiment news as we spin around the sun.


Electric Mud  CLICK HERE:    http://flip.it/7FQ1q

2.06.2013

Lords Of Gravity (Garage Rock )





 Lords Of Gravity are Australia’s Premier Garage-Punk outfit!!! Hailing from Melbourne Australia, the four-piece outfit deliver the finest example of 1960’s pop-punk and surf influenced rock’n’roll! Including members of The Stoneage Hearts, The Crusaders, Hands Of Time, The Finkers, The Seminal Rats, The Philisteins etc. The list is long!!! Wearing their influences proudly these guys sure deliver the goods from snarling Farfisa driven organ R&B grind to classic tones of 60’s power pop jangling from the strings of their Vox guitars. Rumble Skunk Records proudly presents their debut LP titled “The Curse Of Icarus”!!! This piece of wax comes in a limited edition of a couple hundred-vinyl copies (including a cool insert, with liner notes written by Per Bystrom – Aarght! Rec.), and soon to be a real classic of the garage punk genre!!!


Lords of Gravity

MYSPACE

COLOUR HAZE




I've been listening to this band for years but I came across this cut called " Grace" recenlty and what a departure for the band. Very cool epic. I can't stop playing this loud and over and over again. Check it out.

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Born within the years 1968 1974 some of the musicians played much in bands before, some less, some lived on making music. Contemporary Record Store Section: Stonerrock Colour Haze are a modern Psychedelic (in the words sense) Heavy Rock Three Piece, in the tradition of classic Rock-Trios as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Grand Funk Railroad. Founded somewhen in the last century, the current line-up consists since May 1999. Since then some records have been made and a lot of following was gained. Originating from Muenchen, Germany, the group did a lot of shows nationwide and in Belgium, Holland and Austria. Soon Colour Haze established themselves among the finest groups of Germanys underground scene and are said to be one of the most outstanding current Rock-Ensembles in Europe. ..

COLOUR HAZE - GRACE

WEBSITE

11.06.2012

SKYFALL (James Bond)




This is a big weekend for me. As kid growing up in the 1970's,  there wasn't a character on the silver screen, any bigger than James Bond 007  for me. Most kids were into Star Wars or Star Trek, but my super hero was not found in a comic book, but in the local theatre every few years.

So is the ritual this weekend, as in previous years, I will attend the opening of SKYFALL, this new James Bond film.

And one of the most anticipated moments for James Bond supre fans is- who will sing the theme Song?  This time it's Adele. To be honest, Ive never herd her music before. But I had the opportunity to listen to the whole Soundtrack, and I must say,  her voice is perfect for a Bond film. In a cool way, she  darkly drifts to esoteric. Im dig'in the horn arrangements on SKYFALL too! The cut has that classic Bond elegance to it, but with that feeling of falling backwards and wondering if your lover will catch you before you hit the ground. She does. One of the best James Bond songs since " Live and Let Die"




50 years of Bond...this weekend is going to be very cool!



ADELE

SKYFALL VIDEO (with Lyrics)

7.18.2012

SATURNA - The Kingdom of Spirit

I'm packing up my truck I call the Silver Shark, and I'm heading north to the dark forest of Ontario Canada.
A space for my original muse to get fired up. A mind cleansing and shock to the habitual routine of life and work. As part of this purge, I will also pack my trusty boombox and a bottle of red wine. I will then take said boombox, and  place it,  into the forest, approximately 25 feet from my green plastic lawn chair. You need audio space my brothers and sisters. Space from the sound source, and your ears. Fuck the head phones (for now)! There is something to be said about dead windless organic air, that takes music from the speaker,  to your ears. Like a bellhop with a red velvet glove full of music,  served straight to the senses.  In this case - the sound between the space, will be Saturna cranked out of the boombox. (With only the crackling of a fire pit as a distraction.) Space is the place. And this band was made for that organic audio space.

The production on "The Kingdom of Spirit" is done superb. Not over produced like a stale chicken sandwich at the 7 Eleven. This is nicely mixed, with great organic tones and vintage sounding spacephonics. It has a warm feel. The drums sometime pan from one speaker to the other. You really need to give this record a chance. I found that this recording improves with each song. Getting more skillful with each cut. The intro to " Morning Star"   is disfigured and seductive with the vocals coming in like a super planet royal demigod. Although hard to define the sound of this band other than Euro Rock, I can hear sounds of "Message - Book of Dreams"  here. Which is a huge compliment. Not too many bands are making music like this right now. Sounds from the early 70's Euro rock, but somehow still advancing the genre.  This band calls Barcelona, Spain home ground. Give your ears and mind a workout and admire the intelligence. Check out  " The Kingdom of Spirit " by Saturna.  This is a great effort.

Stand out track - "The Hermes Stone".

The Video - The Hermes Stone

7.04.2012

TONGUE- Who Fired The Workers of Happiness Factory?






Tongue comes from Belgrade Serbia. Place a million miles from my happy home of Toronto Canada.
And this is what's so great about the internet. When I was coming up back in the 70's I would
have had to wait for the British Imports to land in the local store, and hope a band like Tongue was in the release that month.

This band sent me on a nostalgic tail spin to my youth. They sound like the jams I would pull off with my brothers back in the early 90's.
It's chaotic, distressed, angry, and artful all at once. Mudhoney meets Love Battery.  Some of you producers reading this....Uncork this baby and stick your fuckin tongue in! - Wino Chris

Gotta dig the lyrics too:

SPARK OF LIGHT
I am the hope on the highest mountain TOP,
A spark of white light between chamber WALLS,
I am morning sunshine that makes you shine
The black shadow that accepts all your calls

...I am the messenger...but you all walked away,
walked away

You can check out three tracks for free here:
http://tongue.bandcamp.com/

Your visit their website here:
https://www.facebook.com/tonguemusic

5.01.2012

KASH -Full Of





After the first spin I wasn't sure what to make of this recording. But like most creative things in life, art creatures born worthy of any one's time  must be spent with eyes wide shut. In other words. Free your mind and your ears will follow. Set the controls for that dark place in the  back of the mind. No rules. Just authentic original music that seems to be a natural extension of something real. Monsters, demons, angels and lovers. Like I said. I can't quite put my finger on it. This recording is creatively faultless. It's not trying to be anything. And just like the drum mix, this project called FULL OF, is slightly tilted to the left.

What caught my attention was the song titles. Inscriptions  like "Eagle" and "Hero of Lovers" or "Monster of Fire".  What do these song titles mean? Who the hell knows! But they seem to paint the walls of that dark hallway of the mind, that leads us all to mother muse. Just like The Doors did with Crystal Ship. But just to be clear here, KASH doesn't sound anything like The Doors. It's the lost thought and experience that's similar. A crystal ship sailing on the mystic sea through the hurricane of tired blood and found organisms. 

Engineer Steve Albini (Scott Weiland, Iggy & the Stooges)  inflicts his legendary learned alchemy, and pushes these recordings masterfully. The recordings were done in a fresh new studio called Oxygen Studios. Just the name of the studio makes me want to get myself a tank full Oxygen Gas, mix in some nitrates and explore the realities of FULL OF, under the blanket of the Canadian nite sky. Now go ahead and  melt the mind in the dark halls of Eagles, Tigers and Lions. I think I hear  a sound - KASH FULL OF....(you fill in the blank!)

- wino chris  


MYSPACE

file under: math rock, alt rock, art rock

4.28.2012

New Forum at Mud

Well my brothers and sisters. I few changes once again at MUD. I've requested help from some new writers to this blog.  The objective is to bring MORE content  -  more regularly at MUD. Im in the process now of soliciting bands for review too. If you are a band or you know a band that may want to get reviewed at Electric Mud, send us some audio samples, info links and a bio. We cant promise we will post your band, but we can promise we will at least listen. The writers are at their own discretion,  on what they will spend their the time to write and post on.

But as of today, the new ELECTRIC MUD FORUM is up and running. Feel free to join. Promote your band. Talk about anything. Tell us a joke. Post a video...we won't edit you. Just play nice and don't hate on anyone.

HAVE FUN...and thanks for reading

http://electricmud.freeforums.org/