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.
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Spiritualistic session in space. Supersonic travel to singularity on an acid fuzz. Epic odyssey in the depths of consciousness. Hypnotic jams with orgasmic catharsis. Outstanding psychedelic trip iridescent with all shades of outer and inner space. And all that's Temnee. "Dialectics", the debut full-length album of Temnee, the band from Tver, Russia, is finally coming out on vinyl via Sound Effect Records! That is powerful instrumental heavy-psych stoner with deep and thick riffs, psychedelic passages, southern blues jams, oriental melodies, a lot of Sabbath's legacy and a krautrock drive.
Clear/Black/Purple Splatter Vinyl Ltd. to 100 copies
I, Captain is all about simplicity in the making of music and complexity in translating it to our audience. This was our main driving force writing the music for the album “Tiid”. The album title is a term found in the ostrobothnian dialect of Swedish that, depending on context, can mean both time and space. The lyrical content is divided into English and Swedish sections, wherever which language can deliver the meaning we are after the best. Within this album, we delve into the psychological and mental hardships life throws at you – mostly consisting of negativity in its absolute form delivered by empowering music, more or less forcing a dissonance on the listener if you choose to take it all in. Beauty is most often surrounded by things which we cannot understand.
Easterfaust by The Cosmic Dead: a magic carpet ride that began in the hazy days of August 2013 when the cosmics spent five days in a remote isolated garage in the Scottish Highlands with only Focaccia king Luigi Pasquini for company.
Easterfaust was the first momentous improvisation from this session to be released and captures the band in a moment of sheer, vibrant exuberance feeling their way through 42 minutes of visceral augmented repetition which metamorphs from the distant echo of space rock to an all-encompassing climactic synchronicity of sound.
Originally released in 2014, this long sold-out and sought after album is now repressed by Sound Effect Records and will be available in 3 limited vinyl editions and CD.
Ride, oh how we ride.
Limited to 100 copies on Electric Blue LP
North Carolina’s Cosmic Reaper comes crashing through the speakers with their self-titled debut album.
Dripping with a classic 70’s attitude, mixing sci-fi oriented lyrics, brief but satisfying moments of prog exploration, all while keeping one foot firmly planted in modern doom, you start to get an idea of the interstellar journey that awaits.
The heaviest elements are there and are guaranteed to move planets.
The stars align and engines ignite as Cosmic Reaper claws at the soul of the genre.
Available on Black or Transparent Orange w/Black Splatter (ltd 300) Vinyl