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...

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