Wednesday, 31 August 2016


Limelight 1968

01. Hurdy Gurdy Man
02. Hex
03. Up Into Silence
04. The Time Has Come For Silence
05. Along Came Sam
06. The Sound Of Silence
07. Spleen
08. Mixolydian Mode (From The Microcosmos, Book II)

I came to this intrigued to hear a version of Donovan's 'Hurdy Gurdy Man'. That didn't disappoint. What I wasn't prepared for was forty minutes of prime avant garde psychedelic jazz. A total trip.


Creepy Powers 2011

01. The Folklords - Jennifer Lee
02. Steeleye Span - One Night As I Lay In My Bed
03. Asteriadh - Paei Ki Auth Kuriakh
04. Carol Kleyn - Street Song
05. Unknown - Reflections
06. These Trails - Of Broken Links
07. Breakout - Powiedzielismy Juz Wszystko
08. The Trees - Psalm 45
09. Comus - In the Lost Queen's Eyes
10. Tim Hollier - Evening Song
11. Aphrodites Child - The Wedding Of The Lamb
12. Aphrodites Child - The Capture Of The Beast
13. Adagio - All Around
14. Extradition - I Feel the Sun

With the Esoterica Britannica series coming to an end, we set off with another series. 'In the Lost Queens Eyes' is a five part various artists compilation, delving even further into the outer realms and lost woods of psych folk.

This series comes to us courtesy of Creepy Powers, a wonderful (although sadly on hiatus) music blog which has served me some excellent rare cuts and inspiration.

The series will see the year out, so sit back and and listen to the woods.

Psychfolk is a nine letter word!


Hallejuah 1971

01. Black Sand
02. Places of Light
03. Brain Ticket (Part One)
04. Brain Ticket (Part One - Conclusion)
05. Brain Ticket (Part Two)

Dug this out recently...a few of you will know this, some will not. Early and obscure(ish) European mixed Krautrock. The band made a few decent albums, but the title tracks side long trip is the real deal. Check it out.