Posts Tagged ‘psychedelic electronic’

July 18, 2017
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Are you ready for a sonic safari? Because that’s exactly what we’re embarking on as we delve into this dazzling new tune from Flamingo Jones. Whatever island the Melbourne producer is evincing on The Island Does Crazy Things, I feel like I’m right there with him as I listen to this wild bonanza of lush psychedelic and tropical splendor. Nick Bond, the mind behind Flamingo Jones, tagged his experimental electronic masterpiece “nature beat” on Soundcloud, and he utilized a wide array of instruments to craft the worldly piece. The Island Does Crazy Things quickly brings to mind Animal Collective, with a touch of Baio and a sliver of Al Bairre. It’s a prime cut for those who really want an evocative jungle escapade. The Island Does Crazy Things is the second single from Flamingo Jones’ sophomore EP, expected to arrive later this year. You can purchase the song from Bandcamp, here.

July 4, 2017
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Nowadays, we get all sorts of awesome collaborations all the time, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t overjoyed and surprised when this one popped up out of the blue. UK electronic project Vessels has dropped a heck of a tune named Deflect The Light, and it features psych rockers the The Flaming Lips! Tell me you saw this one coming and I’ll call you a liar! Who knew the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and the Leeds five piece would be such a divine pairing? Deflect The Light is more like a prism of light, a crystalline spiraling, ebullient jogging electronica and space rock kaleidoscope. The song serves as the lead single from Vessels’ upcoming album The Great Distraction, out September 29th via Different Recordings. Pre-order, here.

September 7, 2016
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UK production and songwriting project Jadu Heart is a duo singed to Mura Masa’s label, Anchor Point Records, and you might recall that they gave us one of my favorite new tracks of summer last month when they dropped Late Night. I thought it couldn’t get any better than that smoldering seductive, wistful simmering sonic wonderland, but Jadu Heart has followed Late Night up with Ocra, another taste from their sophomore EP, Ezra’s Garden, due out September 9th. Prepare for goosebumps and shivers as Jadu Heart entrances us with psychedelic cascading trip hop and electronica on this mind bending trip. Ocra’s gooey consistency contains a plethora of genres, including R&B, soul, funk, and hip hop. Unknown Mortal Orchestra meets Hundred Waters and Tame Impala meets Toro Y Moi on this nebulous confection. Ocra is Annie Mac Presents’ free download of the week.

June 15, 2016

Australia has proven itself a fine purveyor of psychedelic music, and continues to do so in the form of this new band, Nocturnal Tapes. The duo drenches us in glorious kaleidoscopic electronica on funky prismatic Pattern, for which a new music video has just surfaced. They remind me of fellow countrymen Jagwar Ma, but with a groovier, sultrier Nile Rodgers slink. Nocturnal Tape explains of the video: “We wanted to represent the ‘pattern’ of self expression through the young ballet dancers breaking the mould set by their teacher and letting go. They are breaking free of the pattern whilst letting it take over.” Pattern is available now on Spotify and iTunes.

May 12, 2016

Honestly, I’m quite shocked I haven’t shared any Shock Machine on IHM despite having encountered debut song (also titled) Shock Machine earlier this year. That’s a lot of shocking shocks. This all changes today as we hop into the dazzling new music video for Shock Machine’s second song, Open Up The Sky. Shock Machine is a solo project created by Klaxons frontman James Reighton. He goes massively psychedelic spacey on the project, in a very Neon Indian and Tame Impala like fashion. Open Up The Sky literally unfurls and engulfs me into its swirling, glistening, hyper-prismatic grandeur. The song is the title track from Shock Machine’s recently released EP, a “collection of timeless pop music that embraces inspiration from decades of off-kilter greats but brings them sonically right up to date”. You can purchase the EP now from iTunes.

May 2, 2016
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Autonomic, by definition, refers to the involuntary or unconscious, and my love of DBFC’s new song of the same name is undeniably out of my control. The Anglo-French collective, who describe themselves as a club and not a band, deliver hypnotic dance brilliance on Autonomic, a funky dance punk and psychedelic electronic dazzler with hints of LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, Jagwar Ma, and Kraftwerk all rolled up in one. The exhilarating single is out now on Different Recordings. It’ll get you feverishly moving and grooving. If you’re in the UK or Europe, you can move and groove to them live as they’re heading out on selected dates May through July, including stops at Art Rock Festival, The Great Escape, Sakifo Festival, Rain Forest Festival, and Paleo Festival.

February 2, 2016
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You know how you can tell that a week’s off to a great start? By the fact that there’s new Freedom Fry to delight our ears, of course! The Los Angeles based French American indie pop duo return with a surprisingly dreamy and electronic number named The Words. Freedom Fry are as endearingly jangling and somewhat twangy on the song, but this time around, they’re covered in a psychedelic synthpop glaze. It’s almost as if The Zombies went disco on us, with a bit of kaleidoscopic Tame Impala and Portugal. the Man within! The Words is Freedom Fry’s first song of the year, a song they describe as “hybrid disco-folk”.

December 15, 2015
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I missed out on this dazzling treat till now, but I was an immediate BUCK convert the moment I heard the project’s second single, Underneath The Glow Of My Skin. BUCK is a solo act created by Welsh band Masters In France’s Ed Jones. Underneath The Glow Of My Skin is a slinking track whose resplendent magnificence channels plenty of 70′s psychedelic groove, progressive spaciness, and funky snazz. Throw some Broken Bells, Toro Y Moi, Thundercat, Kavinsky, and Chromatics altogether for a dose of this fabulous sound.

July 14, 2015
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If you missed the memo a few weeks ago, the duo formerly known as Nick Klein have re-named themselves as simply Klyne. They continue to entrance and hypnotize me with their heady and smooth electronic pop meets R&B music under the fresh moniker. New song Entropy is a mellow summer brew that fuses together the bluesy guitars of Jai Paul and Ben Khan with the spacious, Balearic production of Caribou and Jamie xx. Entropy is out now on iTunes.

July 3, 2015

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Tinkling and chiming like a visitor from a magical world, Gilligan Moss’ debut song Choreography dances with a lightness and playfulness that glows brilliantly. It’s a kaleidoscopic gem that sparkles and spirals with much experimental, psychedelic electronic pop flair. Today sees the New York based artist releasing a bizarre but riveting music video for the song. The video heavily reminds me of French artist Cyriak and his looped visual offerings. As for Gilligan Moss’ Choreograph, it evokes Bonobo, infused with some tropical Caribou and tribal beats. Spritely Choreograph is from Gilligan’s debut EP, Ceremonial, out August 14th on AMF Records. Watch the video below, or stream Choreography off Soundcloud.