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flatboxertwin
flatboxertwin
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 22, 2015, 16:39
Squid Tempest wrote:


Just to be clear - the Teeth of the Sea album is a "Re-Imagined" soundtrack, not the actual soundtrack.


Sounds interesting, but being a RSD release, it looks quite expensive. Doesn't seem to feature on their Bandcamp page. Would you recommend any of their other releases?
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 22, 2015, 16:56
flatboxertwin wrote:
Squid Tempest wrote:


Just to be clear - the Teeth of the Sea album is a "Re-Imagined" soundtrack, not the actual soundtrack.


Sounds interesting, but being a RSD release, it looks quite expensive. Doesn't seem to feature on their Bandcamp page. Would you recommend any of their other releases?


I love pretty much everything they've done, but Your Mercury and Master are good places to start.
flatboxertwin
flatboxertwin
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 22, 2015, 18:01
Thanks!
Mr Chumley Warner
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 22, 2015, 18:25
There's this song called 'Across the Universe' by a bunch of fellas called The BEETLES. It's really far out and always gets me as high as a kite whenever I hear it. It really is something else and is worth 'checking out'

Mr Warner
andreas
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 22, 2015, 23:58
a handful more : Tea & Symphony - An Asylum For The Musically Insane
Älgarnas Trädgard - Framtiden ar ett Svavande Skepp,
Forankrat I Forntiden
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
Julian Cope - Odin
Sturmpercht - Bergentrückt
Deepinder Cheema
Deepinder Cheema
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 23, 2015, 12:28
Nick Nicely.


He put everything into this effort having captured all the feeling he had for the period and then disappeared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv5XnTz4KeM
Stevo
Stevo
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 23, 2015, 13:36
I got a pretty great lp by him at Xmas Space of A Second. I think I thought it was from around the time of the early stuff by him when I picked it up and its actually recent. Pretty good though.

THink I was a bit reminded of Ant-Bee's Pure Electric Honey when I first heard it. That's also a one man band, at least at the time, doing pretty convincing Brit psych. Ant-Bee later teamed up with several ex-Mothers of Invention types for his 2nd lp before becoming more rocky I think.
I think somebody reissued a lot of his material over the last few years and i'd certainly recommend hearing that first lp.
Stevo
Popel Vooje
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 23, 2015, 14:54
Hunter T Wolfe wrote:
Popel Vooje wrote:
I'd nominate "Tago Mago", in the sense that I always suspected it was specifically sequenced to replicate the ebbs and flows of a trip (a trick also attempted by Todd Rundgren on "A Wizard, A True Star", but with less consistently far-out results). Obviously, it had to be condensed in order to fit within the time constraints of a double vinyl album, and it IS pure speculation on my part admittedly, but it makes sense.

"Paperhouse" is the anticipatory moment when your skin begins to tingle and your heart starts to beat just that little bit faster. "Mushroom" is the point after an hour or so when full-blown disorientation begins to kick in and you think "better batten down the hatches - it's going to be a bumpy ride". "Oh Yeah" is the point where you surrender to the flow and the chair you're sitting in starts to feel like a bottomless pit of jelly.

By the time "Halleluwah" starts up - curse those old-fashioned record-players, because you dropped the sodding thing and scratched it whilst trying to turn it over - your perception of time has gone all awry, to the extent where it ceases to matter whether the track you're listening to is four or eighteen minutes long. By "Augmn", your surroundings appear as distorted as if you were viewing them in a fairground mirror, and the synaesthesia becomes so overwhelming that everything - even the water you're drinking - feels like it's being processed through a vintage analogue delay pedal that's somehow lodged itself in the centre of your frontal lobes.

"Peking O", meanwhile, is when your ego shatters, you bark at the moon, and laugh hysterically at everything and everybody (including yourself) and bark at the moon, whilst "Bring Me coffee or Tea" is the serene and reflective comedown. Then some asshole gets up and puts on Back to the Planet. Thanks a bunch, former flatmate.

I could also regale you with colourful tales of the time when me and two colleagues at the studio I used to work in attempted to negotiate the Flaming Lips' "Zaireeka" whilst zonked on shrooms, but that would probably require one of those "331/3" books to do the experience justice.


Good call. As you know, the first 13th Floor Elevators album was also designed to reflect the different stages of an acid trip, albeit in even more condensed form. The record company famously changed Tommy Hall's intended running order, ruining that concept as far as he was concerned, though I think the order that came out works just as well- it just seems like more of a bumpy, gibbering intense heaven and hell trip than the more serene and idealised inner voyage Hall intended.


Indeed. I did listen to the album using Tommy Hall's original running order, as presented on the 2CD re-issue. Have to say I agree with you the released version has just as much thematic cohesion and, in my opinion, makes for a better overall listen too as it has peaks and troughs rather than the smooth transition from an unenlightened state to an enlightened one that Mr. Hall must have intended. One of the rare cases where the record company got it right and the artist got it wrong, perhaps?
Squid Tempest
Squid Tempest
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Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 23, 2015, 21:19
Popel Vooje wrote:
I'd nominate "Tago Mago", in the sense that I always suspected it was specifically sequenced to replicate the ebbs and flows of a trip (a trick also attempted by Todd Rundgren on "A Wizard, A True Star", but with less musically far-out results). Obviously, it had to be condensed in order to fit within the time constraints of a double vinyl album, and it IS pure speculation on my part admittedly, but it makes sense.

"Paperhouse" is the anticipatory moment when your skin begins to tingle and your heart starts to beat just that little bit faster. "Mushroom" is the point after an hour or so when full-blown disorientation begins to kick in and you think "better batten down the hatches - it's going to be a bumpy ride". "Oh Yeah" is the point where you surrender to the flow and the chair you're sitting in starts to feel like a bottomless pit of jelly.

By the time "Halleluwah" starts up - curse those old-fashioned record-players, because you dropped the sodding thing and scratched it whilst trying to turn it over - your perception of time has gone all awry, to the extent where it ceases to matter whether the track you're listening to is four or eighteen minutes long. By "Augmn", your surroundings appear as distorted as if you were viewing them in a fairground mirror, and the synaesthesia becomes so overwhelming that everything - even the water you're drinking - feels like it's being processed through a vintage analogue delay pedal that's somehow lodged itself in the centre of your frontal lobes.

"Peking O", meanwhile, is when your ego shatters, you bark at the moon, and laugh hysterically at everything and everybody (including yourself) and bark at the moon, whilst "Bring Me coffee or Tea" is the serene and reflective comedown. Then some asshole gets up and puts on Back to the Planet. Thanks a bunch, former flatmate.


Listened to Tago Mago today for the first time in a while. I've never really got on with it that well in the past, having much preferred Future Games and Soon Over Babaluma, but after your post I listened to it in a new light and really enjoyed it in its entirety for probably the first time! Thanks Popel!
Popel Vooje
5317 posts

Re: most psychedelic record you've heard?
Feb 24, 2015, 21:20
Cool. Glad to have been of assistance! It's always been my favourite can, although "Future Days" would be a very close second...
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