Konserva is the debut album of the Athens-based garage/post-punk rockers Μινέρβα (Minerva).
After their first EP "Βέλβετ/Mama Shoe", Konserva comes in light to complete a journey that started years ago in the tropical city of Korinthos by 3 childhood friends.
Konserva (Κονσέρβα in greek, which means tin can) indicates the city of Athens, and everything that it is included in its daily basis, like depression, anger, dirt, psychedelia as well as happiness and the need to party and feel loved. All the above are expressed in this album through up tempo beats, punchy bass lines, extremely reverberated rhythm guitars and fuzzy riffs as well as distorted and echoed vocals.
If there are three words that can fully describe Μινέρβα, these are: Garage, Moustache & Desire.
Australian noisy psych project LIGHT PILLARS consisting of Toby – Guitars (Hotel Wrecking City Traders) and Andrew - Drums (Comacozer) came together in June 2019 at Cellar Sessions Studios in Melbourne for an improved jam session. Both bands having played together previously and after some ideas and banter being thrown around the two decided to finally get together and see what the cosmos can produce and this release debut self-titled release resulting in 4 tracks of noisy dark heavy instrumental psych rock. Recorded in one session with Max behind the recording desk and mastered by Kent Stump (Crystal Clear Sound Studios, Dallas, Texas USA) and amazing artwork by Dora Wednesday, this is one journey taking diverse release.
After a long year of recordings, shows and debaucherous behaviour, Sydney psychedelic quartet Hibiscus Biscuit have just launched their debut album release: 'Reflection of Mine'. Hibiscus Biscuit’s brand of psychedelic rock cavorts about between driving syncopated breakdowns, melancholic lullabies and tight progressive groove sections.
A few years after the bands chance conception in Newtown’s Camperdown Park, 'Reflection of Mine' was conceived in the band's new home studio in the Blue Mountains. Cue a depraved 6 months avoiding sunlight, and they emerge with their debut record and a blistering caffeine addiction. Featuring mixing by Liam Judson and mastering by Nick Franklin, their debut is a swirling blend of psychedelic goodness.
Omega Ray (Ω-Ray), the new band of George Karanikolas (The Last Drive, Blackmail, BLML, Drobs): a blend of Acid-Rock, Folk & Greek poetry. Glorious anthems with a mesh of new Psych-Rock - a beast of their own creation.
A ferocious mix of NYC Avant-Rock style, late-'60s Acid bliss with some crunchy guitars, a Kraut Rock styled extremism and earthbound mysticism that ensures the listener experience a gnarled magma force they probably have never encountered before!
Devil Flower Mantis is a heavy-psych band from Athens, Greece, founded in late 2016. In the summer of 2019 they released digitally their first self-titled EP. The band’s influences vary, from early 70’s-heavy to thrash, sludge and grunge, all with a splash of psychedelic seasoning. Song lyrics could be described as completely esoteric. They revolve around internal fears, instincts and personal insight. The band likes to gig often and has shared the stage with some of the finest bands of today’s Greek underground heavy rock scene.
Beer Colored Vinyl limited to 100 copies
Limited Edition on White Vinyl
Sound Effect and Deep Distance Records present "Daydream Melodies", the debut album by Free/Slope, aka Gothenburg, Sweden-based Daniel Fridlund Brandt. "Daydream Melodies" is a fully realized, rich-sounding, krautrockish psych mini-masterpiece of the highest caliber! Based on studio jams and improvisations, Free/Slope, through his almost jazz-like compositional technique, creates instrumental music with a classicist song-structure, while retaining some unmistakably loose, improvisational sensibility. His organic approach to recording adds to the spontaneity and acid-drenched feel of the record; woozy and otherworldy at the same time, "Daydream Melodies" demonstrates some rare musicality and artistry on a no-less-than-magical sound canvas.
2 by bukowski was formed in 1997 in Thessaloniki, Greece. They have released material under many labels such as Liquefaction Empire (UK), Jonathon Whiskey (UK), Poeta Negra (GR), Inner Ear (GR) and others. Their albums with Poeta Negra are considered seminal material and still appear in lists of the best alternative Greek albums of all time.
True to 2 by bukowski’s pathological inability to be pinned down to a genre, Her Kind Fight Everything spans decades and genres - from ‘70s Kraut rock, to 80’s Ambient, to 90’s Doom and ‘00s Drone Rock. For those about to venture in dark, grandiose introspection, we salute you.
White Vinyl limited to 150 copies
The Dhaze are a power trio,based in Naples, founded in 2017 by Simone Pennucci (vocals/guitar), Vincenzo La Tegola (bass/vocals) and Lorenzo Manna (drums).
The band plays a personal variety of psychedelic rock, firstly influenced by 70’s music, stoner rock, doom metal and pure lysergic sounds, but also inspired by other musical contexts such as grunge or alternative rock. Among the band influences we find Colour haze, All Them Witches, Kyuss, Tea Party, Tool, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Dead Meadow and many others.
Deaf Dumb Blind is the The Dhaze’s debut album. Lyrics are inspired by the dark side of human nature, passing towards the psychological abyss of perceptions, of neurosis and of the deepest fears that live inside each one of us.
Bone Vinyl limited to 100 copies
There surely aren’t many bands that can lay claim to being the primary exponents of an entire genre – but psychedelic legends Omnia Opera can, because, well, they invented it.
Incorporating searing punk-edged acid rock with cutting-edge interstellar synthesis & sampling, with well-observed politically-edged, socially-conscious and cosmically-inclined lyrics alongside powerful arrangements.
Fast-forward to 2006, and the band spent the next four years writing and recording what was to become their magnum opus, the album ‘Nothing is Ordinary’.
Meticulously remastered for vinyl and with packaging to match the original CD release (a stunning triple-gatefold sleeve, with printed inserts to house the vinyl).
An absolute essential for any lover of psychedelic music or acid rock.
With no doubt, the world is doomed to death ! Terrible, but we're the ones who present the soundtrack to the world's end.
OPHIS is a international synonymous for raw, nihilistic and intense Death-Doom Metal from Germany and their new album named "The Dismal Circle" will strike like a bomb 10/20/2017 on CD, Double Vinyl and Digital Download by FDA Records/ Soulfood Music.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Blastbeat Productions Studio, Kiel (Germany) and produced by Oliver Carell and OPHIS.
The tasteful cover artwork was painted by the artist Evelyn Steinweg.
With their long awaited debut album 'Drifting Towards Inevitable Death' the Finns God Disease created the soundtrack to a never-ending winter, full of melancholy and filthy brutality. Expect gnawed-by-rotten-maggots Death/Doom Metal at it's best.