They call themselves the cosmic sorcerers from Portland. Nori Lockhart, Ben Dorothy, Derrin Twiford and Archie Heald together form Cambrian Explosion and play a cool mix of stoner and psychedelic rock. After they released a brilliant debut EP called The Sun in 2013, The Moon EP is the logical second, but with it’s almost 40 minutes in length, The Moon is closer to a full length than the The Sun. In between the two they did a split with the band Foxy Lemon which was released in February 2016.
Glenn Prangnell’s Trouserphonic Records label is home to Groovy Uncle and Suzi Chunk and has done an excellent job keeping the flag flying for the beat and R&B sounds of the Sixties. This release, the first on the label that doesn’t feature Prangnell or Chunk, makes it clear from the off with the band's name that record producer Jim Riley has taken a slightly different route with his debut for the label.
Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues rock guitar icon, who recently shared news of his upcoming US tour for summer 2018, has announced the release of British Blues Explosion Live on 2 CD/Bluray/DVD & 3LP. Joe’s salute to the icons of British blues features the unbelievable music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page! Joe recently paid tribute to his heroes during a short but very sweet tour of Britain – 5 performances only. This show was recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London on July 7, 2016.
A massive 5CD head-trip through the outer reaches of psych rock from yesterday, today, and beyond! - Includes tracks by such well-known bands as Hawkwind, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Iron Butterfly, The Black Angels, The Warlocks, The Deviants, Allah-Las and more! The actual music in this box set is varied, yet gels together well, it's ambient psyche in places, a hint of mellow kraut rock, indie space rock, it's hard to put a description to the box as a whole….it's vibe from start to finish is hypnotic, edgy.
Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. We'd hate to get caught in the force of a baritone explosion – as the horns are so big, that's a lot of metal to have to deal with! Fortunately, pianist Rein De Graaf's got the proceedings here on rock-solid territory – providing just the right sort of swing to keep things moving, yet also keep things in control – while both Ronnie Cuber and Nick Brigola open up on the bigger horns – reminding us why they're some of the few players able to carry forward the deftly soulful legacies of earlier baritone greats like Pepper Adams or Serge Chaloff! The album's a live one, and tracks are nice and long – plenty of room for solos on titles that include "Caravan", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Crack Down", "Night In Tunisia", and "Blue Train" – plus two short beautiful ballads, "What's New" and "In A Sentimental Mood".