April 14, 2014

FORTHCOMING RELEASES... early summer 2014

MOOCH (UK) - Mrs Silbury's Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Buscuits (EYE012)

ATOMIC SIMAO (Ukraine) - Nodo (EYE011)

April 5, 2014

MOOCH signs with Cosmic Eye

Anyone remembers the Free Festival years? Club Dog or Alice in Wonderland? Reading Freakbeat or Crohinga Well? Buying your cassettes & vinyls from the Freak Emporium or at the back of bands' vans? Well, personally I haven't forgotten, and with excitement I am announcing the collaboration of Cosmic Eye with one of my very treasured band of the era. Steven Palmer's MOOCH!

We welcome this wonderful artist on the mothership, for another sequel from the Silbury family. Entitled "Mrs Silbury’s Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits" and 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). A return to space rock on both coloured and black vinyl, guaranteed to blow heads-off!

Who should have told me back in 1994, when I had my "Postvorta" CD on repeated rotation and wished it were a vinyl... 

Mrs Silbury’s Delicious Mushroom Flavoured Biscuits track list:

Side A:
1. T Minus None (featuring Garry Moonboot Masters)
2. The Golden Rule (featuring Cyndee Lee Rule)
3. Mellifluo (featuring Damien Redmond)
4. Clouded (featuring Jez Creek)
Side B:
1. The Great Retsina Jam
2. Pstrings (featuring Alex Pym)
3. Another Time, Another Place (featuring Bridget Wishart)

Curated by Steve “Greek psych forever!” Palmer, with the assistance of Erich Z. Schlagzeug…

April 3, 2014

FJODOR "Saint Anthony's Fire" (EYE 009)

FJODOR are an instrumental progressive space rock band from Croatia influenced by balkan & oriental roots music, krautrock, fusion, electronic space rock and the Floydian progressive take on classic psychedelia. "St. Anthony's Fire" is their 3rd album and can be most likely described as a conceptual 46 minutes piece of pure instrumental progressive rock, mixed with heavy psychedelic guitar riffs and space synthesizer vibes that colour the music with that particular jam groove of the late 80s free festival bands. The album starts in a melodic contemplative mood and then bass starts to build up and the synths really swirl and float in and out of the mix till the guitar bursts in an Ozric Tentacles meets early Eloy style. From then onwards, the piece is intensified with a spaced-out energy enrichened by jazz rock twists and psychedelic guitar freak-outs.

"St. Anthony's Fire" is a heavy record, but in the way Eloy's "Floating" is heavy, or in the way Vespero's "Subkraut: U-Boats Willkommen Hier" is heavy. It's that patient, smoke-clogged, spaced out vibe, that gradually builds to a crescendo of an erupting riffy, psychedelic stomp wrapped in grunge and gristle to just climax in an intense heavy -yet precise- spacerock maelstrom. It's like floating on a tsunami; the wave that crosses the bridge and breaks the boundaries.

Sample here.

LTD EDT (only 360 copies)
200 coloured vinyl  € 23.00
160 black vinyl  € 19.00

Release Date: 7 Apr. 2014

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January 25, 2014

SPACE SPECTRUM "The Red Eyed Queen" (EYE 008)

There are two major trends in space rock since 1989. First is that much of it has turned simpler and heavier, oriented towards pulsating stoner music. Second is that part of it has gotten trippier by expanding considerably the psychedelic /jam side of the genre since the 70s, though at root very little of it diverges that fundamentally from what  Hawkwind/Gong/Ash Ra Tempel  etc. were doing in the era.

SPACE SPECTRUM sit definitely in the second category. They are a relatively new band from Germany that had at their earlier stage a substantial output on Bandcamp as a one-man project behind guitarist Nico Seel. At their current stage, "The Red Eyed Queen" is their first album as a real 4-piece band and we are proud to be the label that releases this milestone to their career.

The record features SPACE SPECTRUM on a mammoth trip rock opus that spans both sides of the vinyl. By listening to the band channelling their awesome mind melting spaced out tones into a cohesive ensemble, one can’t deny the influence of the early 70s acid rock vibe. There are the obvious nods to the kraut gods, zoned in on the more jam aspects of cosmic kraut bliss and taking the music way out there into Ash Ra Temple-sque jamming blow out territory. Over a magic carpet of spacious keyboards and below the bass rumble of the spaceship, the guitar wanders in real outer cosmos, transporting us through the heavenly constellation. The result is a full-out attack on the trippier aspect of space rock, a bit brutal in his modern approach (under a creeping Cosmic Dead influence) but also very far-out, when moving to outer dimensions.

SPACE SPECTRUM took creatively the floating aspects of the 70s space rock formula and adopted it to rock styles that occurred in the 90s and onward. "The Red Eyed Queen" is a true cosmic winner and is not to be missed!

And a final note: The clear vinyl of the coloured edition was chosen by the band as homage to Faust's debut. We cannot think of everything most suitable.

Sample here.

LTD EDT (only 350 copies)
150 coloured vinyl  € 22.00
200 black vinyl  € 20.00

Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014

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November 25, 2013


SPACE SPECTRUM (Germany) "The Red Eyed Queen" (LP)

 FJODOR (Croatia) "Saint Anthony's Fire" (LP)

REVERSED NATURE (Greece) "Into The Limbo" (LP)

September 1, 2013

SEVEN THAT SPELLS "Future Retro Spasm" (EYE 006)

Our sixth release is a reissue of Croatian space psychedelic mongers SEVEN THAT SPELLS 2010 album "Future Retro Spasm", previously available through Beta-lactam Ring Records on CD format only.

A dazzling recording by Croatia’s finest heavy spacerock band, channeling Hawkwind, Igra Staklenih Perli and Acid Mothers Temple in an brain melting labyrinth of disorientating rhythms, exploding guitars, complex sax, bubbling electronics, jazzy calmness and celestial knowledge. Brilliant all the way through!

LP version is pressed on high quality vinyl and comes out in a limited edition of 300 copies (150 color & 150 black). The colored copies come in solid orange. 

Beta-Lactam Ring's description on the 2010 CD release:
"Ferocious iron age percussive propulsion into the inner core of existential angst. STS's psych moves sound like road construction in downtown NYC; a pummeling, from which arises a sublime melodic poetry and the sweet smell of asphalt. Seven That Spells has won the spelling bee by correctly spelling Kraut with 3 umlauts, and 2 Gurus. They are not, however, an Ohr label cover band, their recipe IS leaving the strudel in the rain. After several releases STS definitely has a flavour. The unit forms up on track for track with such precision that the completion of each piece seems like a magic trick. Cosmosis floes leaving experimental eddyie glistening in the light from burning attack ships. Mechanic and destructiw, delivered with John Bonham force. Seven That Spells and seven is."

Sample here. 

LTD EDT (only 300 copies)
150 coloured vinyl  € 22.00
150 black vinyl  € 20.00

Release Date: 10 Sep. 2013

Buy at our e-shop.