Psychedelia

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Perú Selvático: Sonic Expedition 1972-1986 review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
A new compilation collects the fuzzed-out, jungle-born head-rush of wah wah and reverb that rethought a traditional folk music of Peru

Ammar Kalia

02, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Open-minded and truly eclectic: Nik Turner was the spirit of Hawkwind
Despite his sometimes turbulent relationship with the rest of the band, Turner’s saxophone was an integral part of their gritty and cathartic 70s sound

Alexis Petridis

13, Nov, 2022 @5:49 PM

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The Orielles: Tableau review – cherry-picking genres to make a rich feast of musical ideas
The West Yorkshire trio flit from R&B to funk to dance to indie in their ambitious, disorienting fourth album

Jenessa Williams

07, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘It paved the way for all of us’: the classic garage rock compilation Nuggets at 50
Half a century on from its release, we track down the surviving artists from the hugely influential record and hear how the double LP changed their lives and careers

Daniel Dylan Wray

05, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘There was a bucket where you could squeeze sweat out of your clothes’: OZ, the club that changed Japanese rock
The venue, which opened in Tokyo in 1972, created a pioneering space for musical experiment. As a record of its wild last days is released, habitués recall how it ‘brought legitimacy to the underground’

Patrick St Michel

26, Sep, 2022 @10:56 AM

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Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin: Ali review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
This collaboration between the son of Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Touré and the hypnotic Houston trio defies categorisation to float off in its own beatific and unhurried mood

Alexis Petridis

22, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Steve Lacy: Gemini Rights review – a sumptuous listen
This singular talent goes to the next level with his deliciously languid second solo alum

Tara Joshi

17, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Paul Ryder brought funk to Happy Mondays’ debauched carnival of sound
The bass guitarist, who has died aged 58, anchored the Madchester band and gave the listener something to latch on to amid a swirl of psychedelia and rave

Alexis Petridis

16, Jul, 2022 @11:07 AM

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‘I’m just weird!’ Meet Steve Lacy, the sexed-up heir to Stevie Wonder and Prince
At just 24, the Compton-raised artist is incredibly well connected, working with stars like Kendrick Lamar and making wondrous solo tracks. He reveals the breakups, freakouts and sexuality struggles he’s faced so far

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Wayne Coyne: ‘Once you’ve had a gun to your head, petty things don’t bother you’
As the Flaming Lips play Womad festival, their frontman answers your questions on the vastness of the universe, the musical taste of seagulls, and more

As told to Rich Pelley

07, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Love guitarist Johnny Echols: ‘Arthur Lee was warm, giving – and obnoxious’
Currently touring the UK, Echols harks back to the multiracial band whose Forever Changes was hailed as a masterpiece, but who faced chaos, false rumours, racism, drug addiction and more

Garth Cartwright

04, Jul, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Japanese rockers Kikagaku Moyo: ‘Watching people board a train – that’s psychedelic!’
As they play Glastonbury on what will be their final tour, the unmissable psych-rockers talk about forging their sound with all-night jams, ‘creative imperfection’ and going out on their own terms

Meher Manda

23, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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