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:  https://theactivelistener.bandcamp.com/album/the-active-listener-records-label-sampler

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 cjam.ca.

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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)