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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by dell1972 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:53 pm

It's listed on Spin CDs website now with extended jibber jabber:

http://www.spincds.com/coming-soon/a-mo ... -of-oz-2cd

After two years of extensive crate-digging and foraging the Amorphous Androgynous return with the latest installment in their award winning series ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) - The Wizards Of Oz ‘, released through Monstrous Bubble Recordings and Australia’s iconic Festival Records on 23rd March 2015.
‘The Wizards Of Oz’ is devoted exclusively to the rich heritage of cosmic space music of our Antipodean brothers and sisters and in common with previous volumes traces the lineage from the sixties to the present day with sonic delights from every decade in between.
Across the double CD there is a 2 hour DJ mix of 34 tracks where we are treated to everything from Kiwi Krautrock to Aboriginal space jazz to OZ dream pop to cOZmic funkrok: CYBOTRON/TAME IMPALA/KANGURU/RUSSELL MORRIS/ GEOFF KROZIER & THE GENERATOR / HIROSHI & CLAUDIA /MADDER LAKE /ROB THOMSETT/MANDU/ DOUG JEREBINE/POND/SONS OF THE VEGETAL MOTHER/RAILROAD GIN & AIR are just a few of the delights contained therein.

Once again the Amorphous Androgynous show themselves dab hands at unearthing the absurd, the obscure and the downright wonder filled from over 4 decades. The tracks are expertly woven and mashed together to form a trip as enjoyable as it is both enlightening and educational, As has always been their want they reappraise what the 'psychedelic' might mean in the present day adopting the role of the DJ in the process rather than as band or producers/remixers as has been known, showing that a new 'psychedelia' exists as much in the surprising juxtaposition of style and variety of song as it does in the individual songs themselves. As the Future Sound Of London they first went in search of the lost chord over 18 years ago when in 1996 at the height of their success as FSOL they pulled away from their trademark sound having just achieved a number 12 single with ‘We Have Explosive’, to pursue a radical new interpretation of psychedelia with equal parts devotional homage to its lineage as the Amorphous Androgynous. It commenced in 1997 with several legendary broadcasts of the fledgling ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ DJ mixes on radio and continued for years as one off radio mixes on numerous radio stations until finally in 2007 the now legendary ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind) Vol 1' Cosmic Space Music' was released to a rapturous reception by fellow artists, critics and media alike and by the time of the release of Volume 3 – ‘The 3rd Ear’ they were able to effect a wide ranging reappraisal of the word psychedelic which they claimed (unlike all other psychedelically themed compilations) was in fact a timeless living breathing evolving form and not merely something stuck and immortalised between ‘67-‘69 as history liked to dictate. ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ went on to curate a full psychedelic 12 hour happening at the Green Man Festival in 2010, which saw the Amorphous Androgynous DJ and play in full 12 piece band regalia alongside the Yellow Moon Band, Cranium Pie, Hawkwind and Nick Nicely, as well as supporting Kasabian along the way.
They have managed to push this psychedelic manifesto far and wide in no small part down to the far reaching influence of these compilations but also in the Amorphous Androgynous’ own radical psychedelic re-imaginings of other artists which have used the ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ mantle and have seen the likes of Oasis, Paul Weller, Syd Arthur, Pop Levi, DJ Food and Noel Gallagher radically psychedicized. In addition the Amorphous Androgynous produced Noel Gallagher’s infamous ‘lost’ album of which two tracks feature on the forthcoming album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ released in March 2015.
As foretold by them there is certainly something afoot and something akin to the dawning of a new psychedelia and the fascination and reappraisal for the psychedelic seems set to continue as both rock music searches for something more exotic and the studio gizmos of the last decade searches for a song worthy and more exotic to attach itself to.
Unlike previous volumes 'The Wizards Of Oz' majorly features music and bands that the Amorphous Androgynous had never previously heard (though some like Tame Impala rose meteorically within it's 2 year inception) and as the collection evolved the question that arose with increasing regularity was ' how and why have we not heard this before?!" and then ' if this band had been from the UK or the USA would they have been unheard and unknown? " The answer to this was a resounding no so an almost political fervor was born to bring the treasure of ‘The Wizards Of Oz' forth so that ‘A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble’ could continue its ongoing legacy to reinvigorate the psychedelic potential of both now and future generations by bringing and tracing the timeless psychedelic music through the years together in order to activate future revolutions of cosmic space music.
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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by Pandemonium » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:59 pm

Dennis wrote:Great they have Tame Impala on it. Absolutely love their two albums. It´s by the way the only band/artist I know from the tracklist.
That Cybotron-thing on soundcloud is awesome.

Bonus tracks for the CD-/physical release only I guess?
- Similar with me, Tame Impala & Cybotron are the only ones I have listened whole albums from,
a few more familiar names but only from compilations...
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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by seedy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:21 pm

idk anything about tame impala
i had the impression it was hipster music but maybe i'm wrong lol

the only antipodean (had to look that one up) music I'm aware i listen to is PITCH BLACK

really great psydub type music :)

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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by Dennis » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:36 pm

seedy wrote:idk anything about tame impala
i had the impression it was hipster music but maybe i'm wrong lol
It IS hipster music, but good hipster music - ;-)
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Post by seedy » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:19 pm

aha!

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Post by ronniedobbs » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:26 pm

They are awesome live, saw them last year. They are totally obsessed with The Beatles, singer sounds a lot like John Lennon. They even used a violin bass & Lennon's trademark Rickenbacker 325 on stage.
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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by ronniedobbs » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:52 pm

Question: what London record shops stock the new fsoldigital stuff? I'm scoping out Sister Ray, Phonica, and Rough Trade East, but won't have access to mail order for several months. Any info greatly appreciated.
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Post by Ross » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:04 pm

Sister Ray is a good bet, the Soho one anyway. Think the East London one is vinyl only. possibly HMV on Oxford St. Rough Trade, both are decent although I prefer the Notting Hill store in general.

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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by dell1972 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:45 am

For those not on twitter (it may be mentioned on facebook but I don't go there *makes sign of the devil*), the powers that be at Amorphous towers have mentioned that Q and Mojo have reviews of this album. Quite which issue, they don't say. Going by the ridiculous naming conventions, probably the August issues or something, I'm guessing wildly here...
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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by dell1972 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:04 am

And as posted on the Amorphous twitter this morning as well. I guess this is what happens when a monstrous psychedelic bubble does actually explode in your mind:

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Post by Tito Lozano » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:13 am

Bloody yessss!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDD
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Post by Faroutman » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:54 pm

Vinyl released for record store day 18th April.

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Post by Pandemonium » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:04 pm

True, but I heard the vinyl will be a single 12", unmixed, with selected (original / unmixed) tracks from the Wizards of Oz.
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Re: A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble – The Wizards Of Oz

Post by seedy » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:27 pm

has anyone found a larger version of the album artwork yet? :D

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