Monday, March 31, 2014

It's a Spring Thing...

Oracle 175

Set 1

Krona-Dungen-Stadsvandringar (2002 Sweden)
Where Will You Go?-Jacco Gardner-Cabinet of Curiosities (2013 Netherlands)
Sunshine & You-Arch of Triumph-Single (1969 USA(
Spring This Year-Chamaeleon Church-S/T (1968 USA)
Free From The City-The Poppy Family-Which Way You Goin' Billy? (1969 Canada)
Goldlilocks Doll-The High Windows-S/T (1967 Israel)
Spring's Sweet Comfort-The Parlour Band-Is a Friend? (1971 UK)

Set 2

The Sound of Colour-Sir Psych-Lo Fi Circa '67 (2013 USA)
The Garden of Earthly Delights-The United States of America S/T (1968 USA)
Canada In The Springtime-The Free Design-There Is a Song (1972 USA)
Flowerbed-The Telepathic Butterflies-Introducing The Telepathic Butterflies (2000 Canada)
Then & There-Life On Earth!-A Space Water Loop (2009 Sweden)
Can't Find The Time-Orpheus-S/T (1968 USA)

Set 3

Senti l'Estate Che Torna-Le Orme-Ad Gloriam (1969 Italy)
Wings of Love-Nirvana-The Story of Simon Simopath (1967 UK)
The Colour 55-Beaulieau Porch-S/T (2013 UK)
Flowers of Ours-Asteroid #4-These Flowers of Ours: A Treasury of Witchcraft & Devilry (2008 USA)
All Leads Back To You-Saffron Sect-Phosphorus Flash (2006 Canada)
Caterpillar-Ian Skelly-Cut From a Star (2012 UK)

Set 4

White Bird-It's a Beautiful Day-S/T (1969 USA)
Gentle Stream-The Amazing-Gentle Stream (2011 Sweden)
Let's Ride-Royalty-Single (1969 USA)
Village Green-The Kinks-The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968 UK)
Sing Little Bird Sing-The Left Banke-The Left Banke Too (1968 USA)
Sen o Warszawie-Czeslaw Niemen-S/T EP (1966 Poland)
Sunny Day-The Orange Alabaster Mushroom-Space & Time: A Compendium of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom (2000 Canada)

Set 5

Birds Flying High-McCully Workshop-McCully Workshop Inc. (1970 S. Africa)
Mr. Sun-The Lettermen-Spring! (1967 USA)
Move With The Seasons-Temples-Sun Structures (2014 UK)
Butterfly-The Hollies-Butterfly (1967 UK)
Sixties-The Essex Green-Everything Is Green (1999 USA)
I Live In The Springtime-The Lemondrops-Single (1967 USA)
Stadsvandringar-Dungen-Stadsvandringar (2002 Sweden)
Sweetness & Light-The High Dials-A New Devotion (2003 Canada)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Move With The Season...

Oracle 174

Welcome!  Go ahead and click on the link to download this week's episode and follow along with the play list set out below.  Groovy times await you each and every Monday morning on CJAM 99.1 fm.

Set 1

Backwards Bird Inc.-Morgan Delt-Psychic Death Hole (2013 USA)
Words-Sleepy Sun-Maui Tears (2014 USA)
Crinkle Drive-Dodson & Fogg-S/T (2012 USA)
Bat Macumba-Os Mutantes-S/T (1968 Brazil)
All I Need-The Vickers-Single (2013 Italy)
On The Run-Sun Stone Revolvers-Spaceship X (2013 Canada)
Wander-Tame Impala-S/T EP (2008 Australia)

Set 2

Optical Sound-The Human Expression-Single (1966 USA)
Dans le Ventre d'une Enorme Baleine-Karo-Single (1971 Canada)
The Inner Mystique-The Chocolate Watchband-The Inner Mystique (1968 USA)
Epistle To Paradise-The Plastic Cloud-S/T (1968 Canada)
Move With The Season-Temples-Sun Structures (2014 UK)
Big Black Baby Shoes-Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band-Safe As Milk (1967 USA)

Album Feature:  The End-Introspection (1968 UK)

Set 3

Dreamworld-The End-Introspection (1968 UK)
Under The Rainbow
Don't Take Me
Loving Sacred Loving
Shades of Orange
Cardboard Watch

Set 4

Tea Tonight-The Pinecones-Sage (2010 Canada)
Qui es-tu?-The Orange Drop-Catharsis (2011 USA)
I Want To Touch You-Asteroid #4-Ignition Slated For Eight EP (2011 USA)
You Won't Be The Same-Toy-Join The Dots (2014 UK)
Whispering Corridor-Fogbound-Single (2014 Spain)
Sunny Day-Orange Alabaster Mushroom-Space & Time:  A Compendium of The Orange Alabaster Mushroom (2000 Canada)

Set 5

The Crystal Ship-Dead Meadow-A Psych Tribute To The Doors (2014 USA)
Now-The Holydrug Couple-Ancient Land (2011 Chile)
You're Mine-The Black Angels-Indigo Meadow (2013 USA)
When It's Time To Come Down-Black Hollies-Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere (2013 USA)
Catalina-Allah Las-S/T (2012 USA)
Don't Run Away-British North American Act-In The Beginning (1969 Canada)

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Queens of Psych!

Welcome to Oracle 173 Where I dedicated an entire show to the powerhouse of female psychedelic musicians.  These fabulous vocals ring through the whole show and it was a pure delight to present.  Check out the playlist below to see if one of your favourites made the list.

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Oracle 173

Set 1
Fifty Foot Hose

Life Is But a Dream-Tess Parks-Optical Sounds Psych Pop 2 (2014 Canada)
Here Before-Vashti Bunyan-Lookaftering (2005 USA)
Magic Bean-Circus 2000-S/T (1970 Italy)
I Wonder Who-Aguaturbia-Psychedelic Drugstore (1970 Chile)
Aposmitika-Despoina Glezu-Single (1971 Greece)
Some Time Alone, Alone-Melody's Echo Chamber-S/T (2013 France)
Rose-Fifty Foot Hose-Cauldron (1967 USA)

Set 2
Jefferson Airplane

Masz Na To Czas-Breakout-Na Drugim Brezgu Teczy (1969 Poland)
Eleanor Rigby-Riverson-S/T (1973 Canada)
Greasy Heart-Yuya Uchida & The Flowers-Single (Korea)
High Flying Bird-Ill Wind-Flashes (1968 USA)
My Crystal Spider-Sweetwater-S/T (1968 USA)
Hey Frederick-Jefferson Airplane-Volunteers (1969 USA)

Set 3
Wendy & Bonnie

Tutto Nero-Caterina Caselli-Single (1966 Italy)
Femme Fatale-Velvet Underground & Nico-S/T (1967 USA)
She's My Baby-Mazzy Star-So Tonight That I Might See (1993 USA)
Perennial Ambitions-Plant Magic-Optical Sounds Psych Pop 2 (2014 Canada)
Balada O Kornetovi a Divec-Marta Kubisova-Songy a Balady (1969 Czech Rep.)
The Paisley Windowpane-Wendy & Bonnie-Genesis (1969 USA)

Set 4
The Wind In The Willows

Flower In The Sun-Janis Joplin w/Big Brother & The Holding Company-Live at Winterland 1968 (1968 USA)
Lady Next Door-Sunforest-Sound of Sunforest (1969 UK)
Djini Judy-The Wind In The Willows-S/T (1968 USA)
Feel The Spirit-Heaven & Earth-Refuge (1973 USA)
All Your Ambition-Saffron-Single (1968 USA)
Winter's Going-Bonnie Dobson-S/T (1969 Canada)

Set 5
The Free Design

Si tu Dois Partir-Fairport Convention-Unhalfbricking (1969 UK)
See My Love-Gentle Soul-The Gentle Soul (1968 USA)
The Flower Children-Marcia Strassman-Single (1967 USA)
Girls Alone-The Free Design-Heaven/Earth (1969 USA)
Gloria-Hana & Petr Ulrychovi-13 HP (1970 Czech Rep.)
Guess I Was Dreaming-The Fairytale-Single (1967 UK)
I Talk To The Wind-Giles, Giles & Fripp feat. Judy Dyble-The Brondesbury Tapes (1968 UK)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Blissfully Lost In The Smoke...

Oracle 172

Set 1

When It's Time to Come Down-The Black Hollies-Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere (2013 USA)
Sad Sad Trip-Morgan Delt-S/T (2014 USA)
Perennial Ambitions-Plant Magic-Optical Sounds Psych Pop 2 (2014 Canada)
Bend Beyond-Woods-Bend Beyond (2012 USA)
Anthem-The Mops-Psychedelic Sounds In Japan (1968 Japan)
I See-July-S/T (1968 UK)
Monolith-White Candles-Flowers For Delia (2009 USA)

Set 2

Seasons-Sounds Around-Optical Sounds Psych Pop 2 (2014 Canada)
Strange Rituals-Maston-Shadows (2013 USA)
Help I'm a Rock-The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band-Part One (1967 USA)
Nevertheless-Brian Jonestown Massacre-Bravery, Repetition & Noise (2001 USA)
Move With The Season-Temples-Sun Structures (2014 UK)
She Ain't Speakin' Now-Of Montreal-Lousy With Sylvainbriar (2013 USA)

Set 3
Album of the week feature:  The Smoke-S/T (1968 USA)

Cowboys & Indians
Looking Thru The Mirror
Gold Is The Color of Thought
October Country

The Smoke-Gold Is The Color of Thought

Set 4

L.A Woman-Elephant Stone-A Psych Tribute To The Doors (2014 Canada)
Melanie's Melody-The Black Angels-Phosgene Nightmare (2011 USA)
Poweidzielismy Juz Wszystko-Breakout-Na Drugim Brzegu Teczy (1969 Poland)
The Journey-The Pretty Things-SF Sorrow (1968 UK)
Follow Me-Lyme & Cybelle-Single (1966 USA)
Come To Me-Life On Earth!-The Perfect Spot EP (2011 Sweden)

Set 5

Space Hobo-The High Dials-Moon Country (2008 Canada)
All I Need-The Vickers-Single (2013 Italy)
Je Sais Qui Tu-Moodoid-S/T (2013 France)
Giant Tortoise-Pond-Hobo Rocket (2013 Australia)
I Look Around-The Asteroid #4-These Flowers of Ours (2008 USA)
The Peacock-The Auras-Optical Sounds Psych Pop 2 (2014 Canada)
Lazy & High-The Hoa Hoa's-Sonic Bloom (2008 Canada)

Optical Sounds Psych Pop Vol. 2 release party coming soon (March 15?) Check it out and download your copy once it's available.  Hope you enjoyed the tracks I have shared.  Let's support this amazing psych scene in Toronto!  I <3 Optical Sounds!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Freaking Out With a Touch of African Psych/Funk

Oracle 171

Set 1

Forwards & Backwards-The Black Hollies-Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere (2013 USA)
Whispering Corridors-Fogbound-Single (2014 Argentina)
All Leads Back To You-Saffron Sect-Phosphorus Flash (2006 Canada)
Super God-Som Imaginario-S/T (1970 Brazil)
Purple Martin Sanctuary-The Coffee Sergeants-S/T (2012 USA)
Mesmerise-Temples-Sun Structures (2014 UK)
The Red Telephone-Love-Forever Changes (1967 USA)

Set 2 (Black History Month Special Feature:  African Psych/Funk)

Love Rock-The Strangers-Single (1970 Nigeria)
Freaking Out-Question Mark-Be Nice To The People (1974 Kenya)
Easy Street-Amanaz-Africa (1975 Zambia)
Sweeper Soul-Super Mambo 69-Single
Okponmo Ni Tsiti Emo Le-The Psychedelic Aliens-Psycho African Beat (1971 Ghana)
Akuyan Ekassa-Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros-Single (1970 Nigeria)

There are many great compilation albums for African Psychedelic music of which I have many.  It's yours to discover.  What a great way to turn on to something new.  I stumbled upon this article which highlights some key albums.  Check them out and groove on...

Set 3

The Sound of Colour-Sir Psych-Lo Fi Circa '67 (2013 USA)
Dandelion Seeds (Remix)-July-A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Comp. (2010 UK)
Music-Kaleidoscope-Faintly Blowing (1969 UK)
Minor Work-Suuns-Images Du Futur (2013 Canada)
Wake-Darker My Love-S/T (2006 USA)
L.A Woman-Elephant Stone-A Psych Tribute to The Doors (2014)

Here's an essential comp you might dig.  Browse this site for their previous releases and see what's coming out soon:

Have a great week, friends of Oracle.  Peace, love and the pursuit of beautiful music...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nut Gone Flake & Other Gems

Oracle 170

Set 1

Ogdens' Nut Flake-Small Faces-Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968 UK)
Jewel of Mine Eye-Temples-Single (2013 UK)
Phenomenal Cat-The Kinks-Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968 UK)
Dust In The Sun-The High Dials-War of The Wakening Phantom (2005 Canada)
La Balsa-Los Gatos-Single (1967 Argentina)
Think of Love-Love Sculpture-Forms & Feelings (1969 UK)
Shape of Things To Come-Max Frost & The Troopers-Single (1968 USA)

Set 2

Wake Me When It's Over-The Black Hollies-Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere (2013 USA)
Outside-Sleepy Sun-Maui Tears (2014 USA)
1000 Dreams-Dead Meadow-Warble Womb (2013 USA)
Aquamarine Ink-Saffron Sect-Phosphorus Flash (2006 Canada)
Dive Into Yesterday-Kaleidoscope-Tangerine Dream (1967 UK)
The Flower Children-Marcia Strassman-Single (1967 USA)

Jacco Gardner-Cabinet of Curiosities

Set 3 (Album Feature)

Where Will You Go-Jacco Gardner-Cabinet of Curiosities (2013 Netherlands)
Clear The Air
The One Eyed King
Puppets Dangling
Help Me Out
Summers Game

Set 4

Permanent Green Light-Pangolin-Beneath These Darkened Trees (1999 USA)
Trip Inside This House-Magic Shoppe-Triangulum Australe EP (2012 USA)
Face In The Clouds-Family-Family Entertainment (1968 UK)
Free From The City-The Poppy Family-Which Way You Goin' Billy? (1970 Canada)
Apollo's Here-Spider 72-Seven (2012 UK)
Roll My Own-It's All Meat-S/T (1970 Canada)

Set 5

Wander-Tame Impala-S/T EP (2008 Australia)
Tomorrow Never Knows-Secret Colours-Single (2010 USA)
Obstacle Eyes-Morgan Delt-Psychic Death Hole (2014 USA)
Here I Am-Earth Mk II-Music For Mammals (2013 Netherlands)
Loving Sacred Loving-The End-Introspection (1969 UK)
Molto Alto-Le Stelle Di Mario Schifano-Dedicato A (1967 Italy)
Heavy Moon-Elephant Stone-S/T (2013 Canada)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Take Me With You

Welcome to episode 2 of Oracle in a longer format.  Now playing for 2 1/2 hours every Monday morning on CJAM 99.1 fm in the Windsor/Detroit area and worldwide on the web at

Tune in and turn on...

Oracle 169

Set 1

Take Me With You-Psychic Ills-Single (2012 USA)
Clink, Clink-Saffron Sect-Phosphorus Flash (2006 Canada)
Lily-Woods-Bend Beyond (2012 USA)
Yesterday's Blowing Back-Dead Meadow-Warble Womb (2013 USA)
Here Comes The Rain-Black Hollies-Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere (2013 USA)
As We Turn-Toy-Join The Dots (2014 UK)
Black Tuna Gang-Morgan Delt-Single (2013 USA)

Set 2

Corduroy Coat-The British North American Act-In The Beginning (1969 Canada)
Puppets Dangling-Jacco Gardner-Cabinet of Curiosities (2013 Netherlands)
Sacred Sands-Allah Las-S/T (2012 UK)
Obsidian Currents-Of Montreal-Lousy With Sylvainbriar (2013 USA)
She's Got Medals-David Bowie-S/T (1967 UK)
Gdybys Kochal Hej-Breakout-Na Drugim Brzegu Teczy (1969 Poland)
The Feathered Tiger-Kaleidoscope-Faintly Blowing (1969 UK)

Set 3

Album Feature of The Week

J.K & Co.-Suddenly One Summer (1969 Canada)

Little Children
Crystal Ball

Set 4

What's In My Head-Fuzz-S/T (2013 USA)
It Ain't Easy-Capsula-Dreaming of The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust (2012 Argentina)
Twisted Light-Black Angels-Indigo Meadow (2013 USA)
Druganaut-Black Mountain-S/T (2005 Canada)
In The Darkness-Foxygen-We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (2013 USA)
No Destruction-Foxygen-We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (2013 USA)
Grew Up On The Seeds-The Hoa Hoa's-Pop, Drone, Pedals (2010 Canada)
California Daze-Peace-In Love (2013 UK)

Set 5

Everything Is Green- The Essex Green-Everything Is Green (1999 USA)
The Old and The Young-Midlake-Antiphon (2013 USA)  
Tan Lines-Valleys-S/T  (2010 Canada) Familj-Dungen-Tio Bitar  (2007 Sweden)Algen-Amason-S/T (2013 Sweden)Moonrabbit-Cloud Control-Dream Cave (2013 Australia) Windflower-Yamantaka//Sonic Titan-Uzu (2013 Canada)