Sandy Bull – E Pluribus Unum

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Bluesy/psychedelic/Americana hardcore string noodling

Thoughts
I like the sound, gonna check out more by this guy, but not interested in repeat listens of this.The no deposit no return blues almost breaks into greatness but stays simmering just wave after wave of noodling, never really going anywhere.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?
A modern psychedelic version of crazy horse

Thoughts
Rocking, reminds me a lot of a psychedelic crazy horse. Has a modern feel, leveraging dark pop like blonde redhead 23.

The long crunchy distorted guitar lines add a layer of texture not often found in modern rock. Think that’s what makes this so distinct and memorable.

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?
60/70s folk. It’s described as psychedelic folk, maybe a bit spooky but this feels pretty pure especially when compared with today’s genres.

Thoughts
A classic folk record. Folk only goes so deep for me but this is well crafted music.

She’s got a pleasant singing voice, engaging and honest. There’s a captivating quality that reminds me of Nick Drake’s softness. Guitar is high in the mix and lifts her voice. Songwriting is impeccable with memorable melodies and lyrics. Any fans of the genre should seek this out.

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

It’s A Beautiful Day – Live At The Fillmore ’68

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Lively 60s rock band (think dead and the band) with strings.

Thoughts
It’s OK but overall they aren’t up to their peers. I think this would’ve been a blast live but doesn’t hold up to the test of time.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Neil Young – Dead Man

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Textural guitar noodling by Young

Thoughts

It’s kind of unfair reviewing this as its a soundtrack but whatever, doesn’t really work as say standalone album. Half of it is corny dialogue that’s skipable. The 6 guitar solos are interesting on a superficial level but nothing very memorable.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Mostly instrumental jammy repetitive chord driven krautrock-like

Thoughts
Good not great modern krautrock. I’ve seen a UFO could’ve been a CAN track and kicks the 2nd half off for the better as the guitar solos get a bit more interesting and its more proper kraut. Bitter moon evolves nicely starting acoustically into a explorative guitar solo.

They’re effective at creating textures so I’d say it succeeds musically but a little boring at times. Probably need to spend a bit more time with this one.

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Dungen, Woods – Myths 003

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

A blend of chilled out indie rock with jammy Psychedelic lean.

Thoughts

Uneven though OK. I like the morning myth and saint george instrumental track where the jam vibe is in full effect.

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13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

60’s psychadelica

Thoughts

Prime psychadelica with a pop lean that makes this an accessible record. There’s an aggressive tension the band develops that is kept up throughout. I think in large part this is due to the singers natural style and noisy distorted blues guitar.

Recommended

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Black Mountain – In The Future

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Slow burning hard rock

Thoughts

Like a modern version of early stoner black Sabbath; huge compliment there. Requires a certain patience but worth it for fans of the genre.

The epic track bright lights is the possibly the best example, a hard rock build and swell.

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