April 14, 2014

FORTHCOMING RELEASES... early summer 2014

MOOCH (UK) - Mrs Silbury's Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Buscuits (EYE012)

ATOMIC SIMAO (Ukraine) - Nodo (EYE011)

April 5, 2014

MOOCH signs with Cosmic Eye

Anyone remembers the Free Festival years? Club Dog or Alice in Wonderland? Reading Freakbeat or Crohinga Well? Buying your cassettes & vinyls from the Freak Emporium or at the back of bands' vans? Well, personally I haven't forgotten, and with excitement I am announcing the collaboration of Cosmic Eye with one of my very treasured band of the era. Steven Palmer's MOOCH!

We welcome this wonderful artist on the mothership, for another sequel from the Silbury family. Entitled "Mrs Silbury’s Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits" and featuring collaborations from Garry Moonboot Masters (Magic Mushroom Band, Astralasia, Moonboot Oz), Cyndee Lee Rule (legendary space violin), Alex Pym (Dream Machine, Damidge), Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Demented Stoats, Hippy Slags, Spirits Burning), Damien Redmond (longtime Mooch member) and Jez Creek (Mooch, Modulator, Astrogator, Cerberus, Quadra). A return to space rock on both coloured and black vinyl, guaranteed to blow heads-off!

Who should have told me back in 1994, when I had my "Postvorta" CD on repeated rotation and wished it were a vinyl... 

Mrs Silbury’s Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits track list:

Side A:
1. T Minus None (featuring Garry Moonboot Masters)
2. The Golden Rule (featuring Cyndee Lee Rule)
3. Mellifluo (featuring Damien Redmond)
4. Clouded (featuring Jez Creek)
Side B:
1. The Great Retsina Jam
2. Pstrings (featuring Alex Pym)
3. Another Time, Another Place (featuring Bridget Wishart)

Curated by Steve “Greek psych forever!” Palmer, with the assistance of Erich Z. Schlagzeug…

April 3, 2014

FJODOR "Saint Anthony's Fire" (EYE 009)

FJODOR are an instrumental progressive space rock band from Croatia influenced by balkan & oriental roots music, krautrock, fusion, electronic space rock and the Floydian progressive take on classic psychedelia. "St. Anthony's Fire" is their 3rd album and can be most likely described as a conceptual 46 minutes piece of pure instrumental progressive rock, mixed with heavy psychedelic guitar riffs and space synthesizer vibes that colour the music with that particular jam groove of the late 80s free festival bands. The album starts in a melodic contemplative mood and then bass starts to build up and the synths really swirl and float in and out of the mix till the guitar bursts in an Ozric Tentacles meets early Eloy style. From then onwards, the piece is intensified with a spaced-out energy enrichened by jazz rock twists and psychedelic guitar freak-outs.

"St. Anthony's Fire" is a heavy record, but in the way Eloy's "Floating" is heavy, or in the way Vespero's "Subkraut: U-Boats Willkommen Hier" is heavy. It's that patient, smoke-clogged, spaced out vibe, that gradually builds to a crescendo of an erupting riffy, psychedelic stomp wrapped in grunge and gristle to just climax in an intense heavy -yet precise- spacerock maelstrom. It's like floating on a tsunami; the wave that crosses the bridge and breaks the boundaries.

Sample here.

LTD EDT (only 360 copies)
200 coloured vinyl  € 23.00
160 black vinyl  € 19.00

Release Date: 7 Apr. 2014

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