Dig into the latest episode of Al Lover’s ELEVATED TRANSMISSIONS, exploring the psychedelic underground of the past, present and future.
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Kourosh Yaghmaei – Gole Yakh
A classic from the godfather of pre revolutionary Iranian 70s Rock
Medeleine Chartrand – Ani Kuni
Boot stompin’ French Canadian psychedelic staple.
Rupa – Aaj Shanibar
Sunset vibes while overlooking the Indian ocean.
Lijadu Sisters – Life’s Gone Down Low
These cousins of Fela Kuti blended the Afro Beat style with synths and modern forms of pop, creating a lush and funky blend that became one of the mainstays in the late 70s Nigerian scene.
Cal Tjader – Gimme Shelter
A groovy and whimsical latin jazz funk version of the Stone’s classic track.
Yesterday’s New Quintet – Marcus, Martin & Malcolm
Producer Madlib’s elusive side project composed of fictitious players that never existed outside of the mad genius’ own mind.
Gabor Szabo – Somewhere I Belong
Merging his Hungarian folk music heritage with a love of classic jazz, Szabo crafted a truly original and sometimes otherworldly sound, showcased on this track in particular.
Brainticket – Watchin’ You
Psychonauts indeed. One of the most far out of the Krauts, though this track is fairly “tame” in contrast to some of their other cosmic endeavors. Heavy as hell non the less.
Ennio Morricone – Giorno Di Notte
The fuzzy king of cowboy pasta dishes slops an experimental carb bomb on your plate with extra sauce on this one.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hanoi 6
A departure from the disco and funk tinged UMO jams. Ruben Nielson and fam walk into the endless psychedelic mind field with this one.
Paul White – Returning
The newest from South London producer, Paul White. On this album he threw the usual usage of samples out the window in exchange for picking up every instrument played on this project.
Boom Bip – The Trip
Another producer who has given up the sampler for live instrumentation. Specifically on this one, floating synths and jazzy precision lead to a Tangerine Dream-esque excursion into the dark part of your mind.
Spelling – Golden Numbers
Another dip into the dream world with this one. Tiptoe into the subconscious of a truly strange mind.
Arthur Russell – You Can Make Me Feel Bad
A short but sweet minimal heart spill from one of the most eclectic genius’ of 70s and 80s experimental New York scene.
Broadcast – Sixty Forty
Beautifully broken is how I like to describe Broadcast. The juxtaposition of the damaged synths and Trish Keenan’s (RIP) voice on this one express a truly post modern melancholy.
John Maus – Second Death
I always feel like John Maus makes his music in a cave. I can just imaging him playing synths to candle light. Which doesn’t make sense. How does he power the electronics in a cave? But in my mind it doesn’t have to make sense.
Lali Puna – For Only Love
I’d never heard of tis band before but was instantly drawn to the droned out electronics and gorgeous lush vocals.
Bifannah – Ervas
Moody Tropicalia vibes with a groovy garage back beat from Spain.
Garcia Peoples – High Noon Violence
I remember when I had an aversion to anything that fell within the contemporary “Jam Band” framework. So glad I’ve gotten passed that. We can all grow.
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Clear Spot
A funky one from the Don, Don and his band of magical freaks. This song make me want to hang out in a swampy bayou and simultaneously
run as far away from said swamp as fast as humanly possible.
Kim Fowley – Negative
King of the creeps, the Hollywood freak. All hail the lord of the garbage heap.
Primo – A City Stair
Primitive post punk from the land of Oz.
POW! – Disobey
I’m going on the record and stating that POW! was a large part of starting the current trend of the synth heavy post punk that’s so popping’ right now. Or at least the forecasted the trend. Catch up y’all.
Jon Spencer – Fake
One of the god fathers of garage is here to tell you that your shit is weak. You should listen, so should I, we should listen to what Mr. Spencer has to say.
DEVO – Auto Modown
An early, minimal funk groove from the undisputed kings of Ohio.
– Al Lover