Anyone have any suggestions for their own definition of Psychedelic music? I understand there is a whole genre here, but I’m looking for trippy stuff in it’s own right, and not just something associated drug use/altered states.
Try the early Grateful Dead albums (Anthem of the Sun; Aoxomoxoa; and Live Dead) you can’t get much more psychedelic than the kings of psychedelic. Of course you could then dip your toes into the archives where you’ll find psychedelia throughout their live history.
Mark (@anon55914447) ---- That album (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity) is wild! Thanks for the suggestion!
I’ve been REALLY digging the band ASTRONOID. Their stuff is much more metal based but it’s atmospheric, driving, and only has clean vocals. Great fusion of shred-esc metal with heavy shoegaze parts. Danny (@danny) you may dig this as well.
IREPRESS - Instrumental fusion. These dudes blend so many genres ranging from djent metal to jazz.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - Hands down one of THE best live performances I have ever seen. A bit on the heavier side, but they to run the gambit of music genres as well. They started out as a death metal / deathcore project but have since transformed into SO MUCH more. I tell people that the band is like Pink Floyd for metal heads. Their album “Colors” is one of my favorite albums of all time.
TIDES FROM NEBULA - Instrumental fusion. Hard to describe what these guys are doing as it is SO much. This band takes you on a sonic journey.
IF THESE TREES COULD TALK - Post-rock, Shoegaze, Metal. I listen to this album at least once a week.
Picked this up today, it’s on Tidal also. Quite unlike what I was expecting.
The new King Gizz album (they are so prolific !), Flying Microtonal Banana is out in February. Includes some messing about with microtones (smaller than semi-tones) apparently. They’re touring in the US next March.
One of my fave King Gizz members, Ambrose (harp and vocals) has a side project called The Murlocs, a grungier brand of psycho than KG&TLW: