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Fuzzy Sun on Hiatus

Everything needs a break and so does Fuzzy Sun. I started this website a couple of years back for fun and with a passion for psychedelic rock and noiserock and in these years I discovered so much awesome music, bands and people. But life is kinda busy and it was getting difficult to combine Fuzzy Sun with normal life so I decided it is a time for a break. When will i start again? In six months? In a year? in 50? Don’t know yet.

Anyhow, it was fun. I will keep this website on air for now and ofcourse I can’t end without another list and ofcourse it is a list with my favourite noiserock and psychedelic rock. For the lazy fucks out there I put everything in a Spotify List too. So here goes, a list with the stuff i liked most since I started Fuzzy Sun.

Gnod

Gnod has released quite a lot of music, experimental stuff, weirdo music and electronic stuff but what blow me completeley away was their noiserockalbum ‘Chapel Perilious’. Favourite track: ‘Donovan’s Daughters’. They are also in the middle of releasing a new album ‘La Mort Du Sense’ which i will paste here too because Gnod rules.

Tonstartssbandht

‘Sorcerer’ may well be one of my most listened psych albums. There is so much magic in their music, it is refreshing and original. They are in my duo list too. The brothers are working on a new album and have the first track out. I will paste this one here too.

Favourite track: Breathe

Daughters

Well, this album is extremely amazing and I don’t think anyone would argue that.

Favourite track: Ocean Song

Xiu Xiu

A very weird band with albums that vary a lot, always experimental and weird. Favourite track: ‘Wondering’

Beak

Ofcourse Beak> has to be on this. Trippy kraut music with a lot of layers. Favourite track: ‘When We Fall’.

Qujaku

And here is my favourite Japanese band! I saw Qujaku live once and was completely blown away by their mix of noise, doom and heavy psych. Favourite track: ‘Kagamie’

You can find Qujaku on The Cosmic Side of Japan.

Prana Crafter

you can just visualize the nutare and the beauty when listening to Prana Crafter. ‘Enter The Stream’ is, I believe, the only album with vocals and it is stunning. Favourite track: ‘Enter The Stream’

Girl Band

If you talk about experimental and loud music then you talk about Girl Band, awesome and destructive, unsettling and wild. Favourite track: ‘Going Norway’.

Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様

There is going to be a lot of Japanese music on here and there is nothing you can do about it. Kikagaku Moyo is a collective of psych/kraut musicians that make chill and trippy music.

USA/MEXICO

If USA/Mexico would be a smell it would be smell of asphalt. You know its all wrong but the black gunk smells good.

Favourite track: ‘Matamoros’

All Them Witches

All Them Witches is a must for me, their bluesy psychedelic desert rock always hits me right in the feels.

Youff

Extremely chaotic noiserock from Ghent, Belgium.

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt contains more caffeïne then 50 cups of espresso.

Osees

So much choice in which album I could share by the most famous psych band in the cosmos and I chose the weirdest album. Can’t help it.

Part Chimp

The return of the UK riff legends.

Black Shape

Riffs, Riffs and more riffs. 45 minutes long riffing with really cool lyrics and vocals.

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE

Another Japanese band and one of the founding fathers of Japanese psych. Wityh a constant stream of new music it was difficult to make a choice but ‘Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe’ spoke to me the most.

Chat Pile

‘Remove Your Skin’ is both brutal and destructive, it is unique in its own way. it is evil. If you want to be a hipster it is good to recommend this to friends.

Locean

‘Top Ten Zen Meditations’ is weird new wave experimental psych stuff. No idea what it is but its damn cool.

Thank

I can’t sit still while listening to this, but I can’t dance either, I jsut stand weirdly in the room.

Naujawanan Baidar

Traditional Afghan sounds mixed with modern psych.

Dirty Junk

wild and crazy, ridiculously heavy.

Favourite track: “Hatchu”

France

Repetitive and highly psychedelic. To completely trip away and never to turn back.

The Armed

The ever mysterious band The Armed delivered something spectacular with their new album ‘Ultrapop’.

Moon Pussy

There is a certain groove to the noiserock of Moon Pussy. Its goddamn catchy noiserock.

Mong Tong

Two brothers sampling weird sounds through traditional Taiwanese music. gorgeous stuff.

Blom

Relentless and Intense. one of my favourite UK bands

Lilac

And extremely powerful debut album by these noisepunkers.

Alex Maas

Alex, vocalist for The Black Angels, made a solo album full of psychelic folk.

Shifting

Truly exceptional noiserock from Dublin

Population II

funky and trippy psych by the Montreal band Population II.

SLANT

In your face hardcore punk from this South Korean band.

REPTOID

.ONE MAN NOISEROCK DEITY.

Tropical Fuck Storm

TFS makes really good garage/psych stuff and they are on my Australian list.

BIG|BRAVE (+BIG|BRAVE with The Body)

The vocals are spectacular, both on their EP ‘Vital’ as the more drone/folk album with The Body.

Modern Technology

Another duo, these two probably went studying in The School of the Distorted Riff.

Metz

No noiserock list without Metz.

Pink Room

Nasty, Belgian rocknnoise. In your face garagetrash. Wild Unfermented Punk.

White Suns

There is a big difference between noise and noiserock and White Suns is one of the few that can shift with ease between these two genres. ‘the lower way’ is epic.

Gaffa Bandana

 Gaffa Bandana is the duo Gill Dread (Bruxa Maria) and Jennie Howell (SO3EK, Sleeping Creatures, Gorse. Expect extremely heavy riff fueled noiserock.

Dusty Mush

Experimental psych and fuzz at its best by the French Dusty Mush.

Alexis Marshall

Alexis Marshall (Daughters) released his own solo album ‘House of Lull. House of When’. And it is a poetic mix of industrial, spoken word and experimentalism.

Pure Adult

A powerfull and experimental noiserock and punk band.

Amyl and the Sniffer

‘Comfort To Me’ is the best punk album of 2021. easy.

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Lammping release ‘Flashjacks’

The Toronto band Lammping released their new album ‘Flashjacks’. You can buy the 10 track album digitally as well as on vinyl. With ‘Flashjacks’ the band walks the line between experimental psych and fuzzed out garagerock and thsi gives the full album a bluesy dreamlike atmosphere.

https://www.instagram.com/lammping/

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Acid Rooster release ‘Irrlichter’

The German trio Acid Roosterreleased their new album ‘Irrlichter’ July 30 and. The band makes really trippy instrumental psychedelia and kraut. The LP is sold out by now and if you are really sad about that you can buy yourself a tote bag. Tune in for four really psychedelic tracks.

https://www.facebook.com/acidrooster/

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

A couple of days ago I saw Kikagaku Moyo live and it was a while ago I saw good concerts due that virus thingy and it really blew my mind and now I am back in the Japanese Psych rabbit hole and to fuel that fire Acid Mothers Temple has released a lot of albums. Live albums, remix versions. rare stuff, audio sessions,… . lets get trippy.  A while ago  I made a list but I got stuck due to laziness.The band is also on my favourite list: the cosmic side of Japan.

https://www.facebook.com/acidmotherstempleofficial/

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‘In Search Of Highs Volume 4’: Acid Mothers Temple & The Infiny Rising Zero & Perhaps on Riot Season Records

It is a long title but it is definitly worth it. You humans know by know I am a fan of all the Japanese noise and doom and psych and that I am always excited if there is something new from Acid Mothers Temple, and it is not only something new, it is even a new offshoot of the band called The Infinity Rising Zero . A while ago  I made a list but I got stuck due to laziness.The band is also on my favourite list: the cosmic side of Japan.

Acid Mothers Temple and The Infinity Rising Zero is:

Kawabata Makoto : guitar
Higshi Hiroshi : synthesizer
Satoshima Nani : drums, programing
Pika : drums, voice, feedback
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But we are not only here for Japanese weirdo music, we get new music from the Boston spacelords Perhaps too, a band who has made the most cosmic music. They shared an edit of the first track ‘Mad Smiles already and it is 7 minutes of truly trippy music.

Tune in  Pre-order the vinyl.

https://www.facebook.com/riotseasonrecords

https://www.facebook.com/acidmotherstempleofficial/

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Album of the week: Progrockers Birth

What excellent trippy music is this, I see space, I see Mellotrons in space, I see strange alien fish riding those Mellotrons right into black holes while birthing rainbows.

This is Birth, The Californian band with three seven minute tracks of prog and space rock. Excellent stuff by a new band thats pushing progrock to a comeback. This is both music for old humans as fresh ones, for families and singles, depressed ones and happy hippies. The album is out on Bad Omen Records.

Check it out now.

https://www.facebook.com/Birth.prog

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Mong Tong to release new album ‘Orientations 向位’ on WV Sorcerer Productions 巫唱片

Mong Tong 夢東 are the Taiwan Brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi  who also play in ​Prairie WWWW​ (落差草原 WWWW) and Dope Purple. They released their album ‘Mystery’ on Guruguru Brain a while ago and it became one of my favourite albums of the year  2020 and you will find them high on my end of the year list as well. They create magical, dreamlike soundscapes with kraut and psych influences. The vintage vibe combines with catchy basslines, samples and traditional Taiwanese music. A litte bit later they released ‘Corps of Light’ wich is a more meditive album. They also released ‘Music from Taiwan Mystery II’ wich is an OST for their artwork book about Taiwan’s cultural mystic attractions, including special places, Taiwan’s Believe It Or Not, unusual buildings and phallic worships. They released a new track called ‘Nakasi Pop’ a while ago too.

Now they will release a new album on the mystical label WV Sorcerer Productions.This new album is called ‘Orientations 向位’ and will be released September 23 and it is again a different approach on their cosmic music style, this time it is a more ambient and fragile. The first two tracks are out and show a soft, trancelike and careful sound made by the brothers. I strongly suggest you buy the vinyl, these are always made with careful love by the label. Check out the first two tracks now.

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Meatbodies to release ‘333’

Meatbodies is a really great garagerock band fronted by Chad Ubovich who played in Mikal Cronin’s backing band, bassist for Fuzz and I am very pleased to see we get a new album. The album ‘333’ will be released on the third of September. The LA trio has two tracks out: ‘Reach For The Sunn’ and ‘The Hero’ and the first one is almost five minutes of gorgeous fuzz and the latter is really happy summer psych.. Check it out now.

https://www.facebook.com/Meatbodies

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Psychedelic rockers Longheads release ‘Higher Than Bacteria’

Somewhere in the UK is the four headed band Longheads and they are making something between heavy psych, exprimental, kraut, prog and doom. I Think. Anyway, this is the first time I am hearing this band and it is quite awesome, there is enough fuzz and solos in it to call it in your face heavy psych and it gots all kind of vibes. Layered like a birthday cake and loud like the kids that eat it. Niiiiice.

https://www.longheads.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/Longheadsmusic/

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10 000 Russos share ‘Super inertia’ from upcoming album

‘Kompromat’ was a truly gorgeous album and don’t get me started on that album with Dutch experimentalists Radar men From The Moon. Now the Portugue trio returns with the first track from a new album that is called ‘Superinertia’ just like the first track that has been shared. The album will be out September 10.

https://www.facebook.com/10000Russos/

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Slift release Levitation Session

You have probably heard already but Slift had a live show on Levitation and now the LP and stuff can be bought. We had sessions by Acid Mothers TempleKikagaku MoyoBlack Angels, OseesAlex MaasBlack Angels and more. And now you can listen to the complete album from that levitation session.

https://www.facebook.com/stolenbodyrecords

https://www.facebook.com/sliftrock/

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Kawabata Makoto – A short guide part II

Since I started with Fuzzy Sun I slowly tumbled into this neverending hole that is Japanese psych and noise. I made list with a huge load of Japanese bands called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and I tried to make some sort of guide through the releases of Acid Mothers Temple and its offshoots (wich was really difficult). Kawabata Makoto (speedguru) plays a big role in this whole scene, he is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple and played in a lot of bands. And since 1978 Kawabata has been releasing albums under different names. You can expect everything on the psychedelic spectrum.

I did a first post a while ago but Kawabata has been updating his bandcamp page since then with an incredible amount of music, so here goes part II

MAHIKARI 魔光

So i wanted to start with this one because its my favourite release of Part II. Mahikari is Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) with Stoo Odom (ex.Thin White Rope, The Graves Brothers Deluxe) and Marco Villalobos (The Graves Brothers Deluxe, ex.Noel Redding). Lots of heavy psych and experimentalism. released somwhere 2009. Yes Baby

Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto

his is a duo recording by the legendary krautrock group Guru Guru’s founder member and drummer Mani Neumeier and Acid Mothers Temple’s founder member and guitarist Kawabata Makoto in 2008.

Toho Sara

for the fan of the weird experimental music, here is Toho Sara which is Kawabata Makoto and
Nanjo Asahito.

Kawabata Makoto 河端一

This is the live recording of solo gig at Smith Memorial Hall in Hikone on December 2013 and it is a very trippy one.

Human Shower ヒューマンシャワー

Ok, brace yourselves, this is full weirdo noise by Kawabata and Satoshima Nani. Best track: Hera Hera.

つるばみ Tsurubami

trippy psychedelic guitar work by Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi, Emi Nobuko. This was their third album.

Eros Errors

Kawabata Makoto and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) though, Satoshima Nani joined in 2021. Some really trippy stuff.

Acid Maso Temple

Acid Maso Temple is a special unit by Yamazaki Maso (Masonna), the female drummer Sakamoto Aiko, the founder member of Acid Mothers Temple Suhara Keiko and Kawabata Makoto.

GODMAN

Formed in 2005 by Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Higashi Hiroshi, Miyashita Keiichi (Mandog), Enomoto Takayuki, and Watanabe Yasuyuki.

https://acidmother.exblog.jp/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4ceM1ygPEMWu3_-2-d83w?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/makoto.kawabata.148

http://acidmothers.com/

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Mong Tong share new track ‘Nakasi Pop’

Mong Tong 夢東 are a trio from Taiwan with  the Brothers Hom Yu and Jiun Chi  who also play in ​Prairie WWWW​ (落差草原 WWWW) and Dope Purple. They released their album ‘Mystery’ on Guruguru Brain a while ago and it became one of my favourite albums of the year  2020 and you will find them high on my end of the year list as well. They create magical, dreamlike soundscapes with kraut and psych influences. The vintage vibe combines with catchy basslines, samples and traditional Taiwanese music. A litte bit later they released ‘Corps of Light’ wich is a more meditive album. They also released ‘Music from Taiwan Mystery II’ wich is an OST for their artwork book about Taiwan’s cultural mystic attractions, including special places, Taiwan’s Believe It Or Not, unusual buildings and phallic worships. You can also buy theyr work on the mystical label WV Sorcerer Productions.

Now the brothers return with a new track called ‘Nakasi Pop’ and I really hope this is a track from an album that will soon be released. Again very cool sounds!

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Codex Serafini release ‘Invisible Landscapes’

Codex Serafini make outer-space cosmic music that originates somewhere out of Sussex. Their new album ‘Invisible Landscapes’ is out since June 11th and what is most noticable is how trippy it is, this is super psychedelic with an occult feel to it. It is al very experimental yet accessible. The thing has oriental vibes, noise, kraut and for some reason it blends together perfectly well. I liker this, I like this very much.

It is time to take your mind to the cosmos with Codex Serafini

https://www.facebook.com/codexserafinimusic/

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Slift too release Levitation Session

You have probably heard already but Slift had a live show on Levitation and now the LP and stuff can be bought. We had sessions by Acid Mothers TempleKikagaku MoyoBlack Angels, OseesAlex MaasBlack Angels and more. And now you can listen to the first track on the upcoming levetation session LP from Slift.

https://www.facebook.com/stolenbodyrecords

https://www.facebook.com/sliftrock/

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PORTUGUESE PSYCHEDELIA

On Swinging Records there is a new compilation with all the best Portugeuse Psych from the last two decades. Tune in to hear 19 songs, 19 bands and in it are some really trippy gems to discover. May contain traces of folk, psych pop, krautrock, progressive-space-noise-stoner-math rock. 

https://www.instagram.com/swingingrecords/

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Codex Serafini share track from upcoming album ‘Invisible Landscapes’

Codex Serafini make outer-space cosmic music that originates somewhere out of Sussex. Their new track is called ‘Time, Change and Become’ and is taken from the upcoming  ‘Invisible Cities’ wich will be released June 11. Tune in for some wild cosmic spacerock.

https://www.facebook.com/codexserafinimusic/

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heavy psych Satánicos Marihuanos

Necio Records was established in 2013 and deals in prog , psych, Stoner, doom, jazz, experimental and noise. The Peruvian label has built up quite an interesting catalogue over the years aand now comes the Peruvian band Satánicos Marihuanos with their new album ‘Inmerso en el Ande’ wich is a gorgeous mix of heavy psych, doom and space rock. Check out more from Necio Records or tune in for more stuff from the region.

https://www.facebook.com/SatanicosMarihuanos

https://www.facebook.com/neciorecords

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Pseudo Mind Hive release “Volume III”

The Australian heavy psych band Pseudo Mind Hive are back. Ther previous debut album “Off Seers and Sirens” was a gorgeous heavy psych alvum and on their new album “Volume III” their sound is really good produced and his this occult heavy psych sound, solos flying everywhere, distorted vocals and most off all, , catchy riffs. You can find Pseudo Mind Hive on “The Australian List”

https://www.facebook.com/pseudomindhive/
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Acid Rooster to release ‘Irrlichter’

The German trio Acid Rooster is going to release their new album ‘Irrlichter’ July 30 and in the meantime there are two tracks out already. The band makes really cool instrumental psychedelia and kraut. Tune in and check out the first two tracks and you can pre-order the vinyl on their bandcamp.

https://www.facebook.com/acidrooster/