Category Archives: Psychedelia

Ike Reiko – You, Baby (Bamboo Records)

SP | Of all the product I’ve encountered from the house of Bamboo, like, fer instance, reissues from Apryl Fool, Flied Egg and the sprawling box set by Magical Power Mako, the label’s oddest and most obvious niche market candidate(tress) … Continue reading

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Praawander – The Number You Called (Static Caravan limited postcard/download)

SH | The Static Caravan label continues to be amazingly prolific, how they manage to match quantity to quality at this pace is quite beyond me, and the last time I checked they had day jobs. Van 250, by Praawander, … Continue reading

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Driver Drive Faster – To Return / Voices pt.2 (Static Caravan 7″)

SH | After the demise of their previous band, Polytechnic, Driver Drive Faster grabbed their name from the opening line of one of Auden’s poems – ‘Calypso’ – and then began assembling their oevre ‘in a makeshift studio above a … Continue reading

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Labels 1: Mizmaze

SP | Of course there’s nothing in the rulebook that states that we at ‘Doppler Mansions’ can’t on occasion, look back and cover worthy releases from yesteryear, that are still available. This time round, the focus of attention is on … Continue reading

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UMA – ‘Drop Your Soul’ feat. Silver Apples (Enraptured Records)

DW | More avant-garde name-dropping shenanigans here in the company of a brand-new Berlin-based husband and wife act. There’s an homage to Hugo Ball’s pointy cardboard gadji beri bimba costume on the cover of the single, whilst the accompanying video … Continue reading

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Arkon Daraul – ‘AD’ and ‘Silver EP’ (independent release)

DW | Named after a pseudonym of the Sufi writer and scholar Idries Shah and hinting at the European avant-garde and the libertarian left with song titles like ‘Dérive’ and ‘Lotta Continua’, this shady bunch have me suckered straight away. … Continue reading

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Nope – Revision (The Audacious Art Experiment)

SH | Nope, with their wonderful name, are billed as Krautrock-Psychedelia, but this sounds more to my ears like Vertigo era progressive, and I mean that as a compliment. Apparently, this sort of thing has been happening all over West … Continue reading

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