November 21, 2015

BERITS HALSBAND "Berits Halsband" LP & CD reissue

Βerits Halsband were an obscure band from the small coastal town of Hudiksvall, in central Sweden. Their relative isolation allowed the group an artistic freedom that ultimately created one of the greatest progressive jazz rock albums... ever.

In the mid 1970s, Sweden was harboring a handful of jazz bands looking to push the envelope beyond the usual bebop standards or electric noodling. These groups were very much influenced by the North American freaky fusion of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Collectives such as Ibis, Ablution, Egba, Kornet, and Archimedes Badkar were bringing that same kind of kinetic creativity up to Scandinavia. And one has to figure those long, dark winters played a role in creating hallucinations even among the most puritan of Lutherans wandering about in their show shoes.

This was the creative environment that Berits Halsband were operating in. Their artistic contribution to the scene, and most distinctive mark as it were, would be the musical crossover to the indigenous Scandinavian folklore of the local wooden dance hall. Berits Halsband's brand of progressive music wasn't dished up through the Zappa blender (like the popular Samla Mammas Manna for example), but rather more of an introspective art school approach. As with other large scale ensembles, the 8 piece Berits Halsband makes full use of its entire membership in unique ways. To underscore this point, consider the prominent use of trumpet, which is often filtered and heavily effected through a wah wah pedal. Their second lead instrument of choice is the lovely flute, often in unison with the trumpet, or as a peaceful solo alternative. And while Side 1 sounds like the best soundtrack to your dream Stockholm vacation, side 2 takes us closer to home, near the Arctic Circle, for some serious deep funk grooves. And here we find some added ring modulated electric piano combined with amazing fuzz electric guitar soloing. All this layered on top of a trance-like bass and a very busy percussion section. While the musical ingredients are familiar, the end result is entirely Berits Halsband - one of a kind.

In conclusion, Berits Halband's sole album is a strange bedfellow meeting of 1974 electric era Miles Davis, combined with the Swedish ethnic rock of Kebnekaise, and the psychedelic pyrotechnics of Flasket Brinner. Yes... it’s that good!
(Tom Hayes)

The rare 1975 LP of BERITS HALSBAND is officially reissued from the original masters in both LP and CD on COSMIC EYE's parent label MusicBazz Corporation (

Listen to the album.

100 coloured vinyl + poster + CD   € 27.00
100 coloured vinyl + poster            € 24.00
160 black vinyl + poster                 € 22.00
350 custom discfolio digipack CD  € 16.00

Release Date: 23 Nov. 2015

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September 13, 2015

GREY MOUSE "Twisted Tango" (EYE 014)

GREY MOUSE is an euphemism in Russian, referring to shy, timid, quiet girls that usually stay unnoticed.

In our case, GREY MOUSE are a five piece from Moscow that play music rooted in 70s hard psych rock, but also includes trippy Indian/Middle Eastern infused elements enhanced by the use of diverse instruments as sitar, didgeridoo, jaw harp, banjo. "Twisted Tango" is the second physical album of the band, to be issued on vinyl.

Driven by the powerful bluesy voice of Victoria Barsukova the album kicks off with the stoner heavy psych of "Animalism" and continues in an inventive interplay of moods that switch from hard psychedelic tunes to ethnic somber atmospheres. As the album goes on, the mood floats into a gentle, somber, and very compelling tapestry of ethno-psych. While it is great music to lay back and drift away to, there are parts that will bring you back from your reverie by virtue of their stunning beauty.

This is a music which expands full of diverse sounds and a variety of styles that demonstrate how gifted GREY MOUSE really are. "Twisted Tango" is the kind of length and depth worth getting lost in. Open your ears and mind… 

Sample here.

Limited Edition of 350 copies
- 200 coloured vinyl  € 20.00
- 150 black vinyl  € 18.00

Release Date: 25 Sep. 2015

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March 13, 2015

RIP David Allen (13 January 1938 – 13 March 2015)

I  feel blessed that our paths crossed, although it only through recorded music, live shows and writings... Have a good time Master Magick Brother on the Isle of Everywhere.

Weren't for few ones of a kind like yourself, this label would never have existed.

January 23, 2015

December 17, 2014

MOOCH "Mrs Silbury's Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits" (EYE 012)

For 22 years MOOCH are on the forefront of british psychedelic space rock. Powered by the creativity of their main member Steve Palmer, they released several albums of ambient, electronic, progressive, psychedelic and free festival spacerock mindblowing headtrips. Cosmic Eye Records is proud to release their 25th and very first vinyl album "Mrs Silbury's Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits"; a return to space rock. 

Featuring collaborations from Garry Moonboot Masters (Magic Mushroom Band, Astralasia, Moonboot Oz), Cyndee Lee Rule (legendary space violin), Alex Pym (Dream Machine, Damidge), Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Demented Stoats, Hippy Slags, Spirits Burning), Damien Redmond (longtime Mooch member) and Jez Creek (Mooch, Modulator, Astrogator, Cerberus, Quadra) the new album is a continuation of the Silbury family saga that started with the monumental double CDr " Dr Silbury's Liquid Brainstem Band". Here MOOCH offer the additional means of being transported into another realm; with seven progressive space rock excursions that are the perfect vehicle for Steve Palmer's hypnotizing and trippy swirls of sounds. This album is in fact more like a musical journey than a collection of tracks, taking the listener on a magic carpet ride, fuelled by the most intense interstellar psychedelic energy. So far-out!

Does anyone remember the Free Festival years? Heading off for Stonehenge on the Peace Convoy? Club Dog or Alice in Wonderland? Reading Freakbeat, Ptolemaic Terrascope or Crohinga Well? Buying your cassettes & vinyls from the Freak Emporium or at the back of bands' vans? If you want to relive the experience, jump on the MOOCH's mothership, serve yourselves some of Mrs Silbury's delicious mushroom flavoured biscuits, close your eyes and be prepared for the take-off. The trip is about to begin!

Sample here.

Limited Edition of 400 copies
- 200 coloured vinyl  € 20.00
- 200 black vinyl  € 18.00

Release Date: 24 Dec. 2014

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ATOMIC SIMAO are Ukraine's best kept secret. A mindblowing mixture of trippy psychedelic groove and space rock textures. The child of the great underground acid jam wave of the 60's, infused by a big inspiration from the 90's electronic space music. By pulling elements from several genres and layering them flawlessly, the band creates pretty solid tripped out tracks. Their music memorizes with intensity and diversity.

In their debut album "Nōdo", they create mind-enhancing psychedelic soundscapes in an organized chaos of acid-jazz, psych rock, and space rock. Listening to their music is like setting off on a long unexpected journey where multiple story lines unfold simultaneously and you are caught in the middle, observing and trying to figure out the places this trip will take you and how it will conclude. These guys dig deep in their sonic exploration, creating lengthy multilayered instrumental compositions with organic flow and an excellent deal of improvisations. It's the sound of a progressive and challenging hybrid of psychedelia and space rock; wild and untamed but at the same time harmonious and very enjoyable.

"Nōdo" sounds like emerging from ancient times to be experienced again by the enlightened people of the day. Turn it up and enjoy ATOMIC SIMAO’s sound and all its trippiness! 

Sample here.

Limited Edition of 350 copies
- 200 coloured vinyl  € 20.00
- 150 black vinyl  € 18.00

Release Date: 18 Dec. 2014

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October 18, 2014

ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE "It’s All About Delay" (EYE 013 / SER 021 / SPR 018)

ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE is The trademark for instrumental extended improvised grooving cosmic spacerock music in Europe. Consisting of prolific musicians coming from USA, Denmark and Sweden back in 2006, they went into the Black Tornado Studios in Copenhagen and locked themselves for a 2 day jamming marathon. More than 5 hours of material was recorded within these two days -absolutely live- and the best of that material saw a double CD release, housed in a DVD case, on Sweden's Transubstans Records (Oct. 2006). One of their most wonderful albums and an ultra tripped-out spacerock marathon in the best Ozric Tentacles, Hawkwind, Gong and Amon Duul II tradition. 

Eight years later, the acid heads of Sound Effect Records, Cosmic Eye and O.S.C. proper label Spacerock Productions decided to co-reissue this long out of print masterpiece on vinyl. The music was mastered specifically for this vinyl release from the original 24 bit mixes by Johan Dahlstrom, who has mastered all previous O.S.C. records. Some of the songs have been edited in an alternative way. One track is extended by 7 minutes ("Tony Blair Witch Crocket Project") plus for "In Her Majesty's Secret Saucer" a new mix was made by Magnus Hannibal (of Mantric Muse fame) who did the original mix of the record. The artwork of the DVD case has now been reworked into a fantastic 4 LP box set with a large poster by the amazing artist, Ed Unitsky.

 Sample here.

 Limited edition of 525 Boxes total, that include:
  • 4 LPs; each LP in it’s own cover.
  • Big poster (70 x 100 cm)

275 boxes: black vinyl € 47.00
150 boxes: orange vinyl € 52.00
100 boxes: green vinyl with purple speckles € 65.00

Release Date: 20 Oct. 2014

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