Flying Lotus : Flamagra

Steven Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, has been on an upward swing from the moment he arrived in 2006 with his debut 1983. Falling comfortably into the shoes of producers like Madlib and J Dilla, with also element of psych, hip hop, trip hop, and jazz, each Flying Lotus record ups the one that came before. […]

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Kanaan : Windborne

There’s a certain kind of band that just seems to be connected on the molecular level. A band so in tune with the vibes that their jams are like on a telepathic plane. Without talking they shift tempos or keys without a second thought, knowing that’s what the other is thinking. One such band is […]

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Kanaan Readying Debut Album ‘Windborne’; Listen To First Single “A. Hausenbecken”

Just when you thought it was safe to start making those year-end favorite album lists, El Paraiso Records keeps dropping musical nuggets of grandiosity. Last week the label announced two new records that will be hitting our earholes before the year is up. Jakob Skott’s Instrumentality(I talk about his single “The Dura Plane” here) and […]

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White Denim : Performance

White Denim seem like a band that’s been trying to find themselves since the very beginning. The Austin four-piece have traversed in several musical styles, including psych rock, fusion, jazz, blues, soul, and even a bit of country pickin’, too(they are southern boys, after all.) Some of their earlier albums felt as if they were […]

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Voodoo Psych : Revisiting Psicomagia

The first album I ever bought from the Danish record label El Paraiso was the debut album from skronky psych jammers Psicomagia. They were a collaboration between bands Astra and Radio Moscow, two prolific bands in their own right. With Psicomagia they combined the groovy psych escapism of Radio Moscow’s buzzing sound and Astra’s booming […]

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