Review: Psychic Lemon - Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay (released January 12, 2018)

The debut album by UK’s Psychic Lemon was the first album I reviewed in this blog. It was also my pick for #1 album for 2016. So, it’s been with eager anticipation that I’ve awaited their follow up album, and now, in the early days of 2018, Frequency Rhythm Distortion Delay has arrived! Does it live up to all my anticipation? A most definite yes! The title of the album, in fact, is a sort of sonic manifesto, and it lays out the journey to come in no uncertain terms. From the opening attack of tribal drumming and thundering bass on Exit to the Death Lane, you know you’re in for an exhilarating ride, and you are not let down. As edgy guitars and druggy, chant-like vocals enter, the music has y

Review: Gypsy Sun Revival – Journey Outside of Time (released December 8, 2017)

Fort Worth, Texas band Gypsy Sun Revival returns for their sophomore release, Journey Outside of Time. They've expanded their line-up from a trio on the first album to a quintet this time around, giving their music a more colourful and richer sonic palette. Joining the core original trio of Lee Ryan on bass; Ben Harwood on drums and synth and Will Weise on guitar are new lead vocalist Mario Rodriguez (who also plays hand drums) and organ player Tyler Gene Davis. Things get off to a great start on the opening cut, Cadillac to Mexico, as weird space noise ushers in pulsing drum beats, bluesy guitar, and what sounds like funky wah-wah organ for a song that is easily the catchiest on the album.

Review: Scared Bunny – 3:33 am (released October 31, 2017)

Scared Bunny is a project by Toronto, Canada’s Vladimir Skokovich. Originally inspired by artists like Hawkwind, Tangerine Dream and Pink Floyd, over the course of 14 years and 4 albums, Skokovich has chiseled out his own unique niche in the psych rock landscape. The latest album, 3:33 am finds Scared Bunny hopping into unknown fields, in search of fresh ideas and sounds. And believe me, he finds them. The album abounds with varying tones and colours, from atmospheric excursions to blistering rockers. The opening track, Leaside Morning, pairs ambient sounds of cars and birds with mellow guitar until the drums come in and the song bursts open like the first golden rays of dawn bathing the cit

Jeff Fitzgerald

is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He formerly hosted the radio shows

Electronic Realizations on CKMS-FM and Prog World and  River Gibbs FM. He wrote for 15 years for the webzine Aural Innovations. He is also one half of the space prog duo The Star Diaries, one half of the electronic music duo Systems of Wonder, and is part of the Arcturus Strange collective.

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