I am back with more great releases on the excellent Psychic Circle label. If you read my review from a few days ago you will know how..um…psyched I get when I receive one of the label’s releases in the mail to review. They are truly some of the coolest comps around and are all compiled and annotated by Nick Salomon of The Bevis Frond. Anyone who has heard The Frond knows Salomon is qualified to write about psych and is fast becoming one of the pre-eminent scholars of music of the ’60’s. This musician is, more than anything else, a music fan and shows his love of anything and everything ’60’s on every comp that comes out on his label. Not only are all these artists very obscure but the cuts on these CDs have never been comped before! Dig that!
VA – File Under: Male Vocal: The Golden Age Of The Beat Balladeer
VA – Let’s Ride: 20 Popsike Excursions From The UK and Europe Vol. 3
VA – Outbreak Of Twangin’
VA – Roaring Blue: Return Of The Instro-Hipsters Vol. 3
Music scholar extraordinaire (and also the leader of the fabulously fine psyche freakout project The Bevis Frond) Nick Salomon has assembled yet another fine bunch of comps chock full of rare, previously uncomped music by obscure bands deserving more attention than they received when this music was first released in the ’60’s. One thing about the Psychic Circle label I should say up front is that every single release the label puts out is stellar. Not only is the sound top notch and the selection of songs and artists second to none, but the detials such as liner notes and little background tidbits make every release by Psychic Circle a must have for every devotee of ’60’s rock music of any sub-genre. From psyche to freak beat to groovy instrumentals featuring guitar and Hammond organ to anything and everything else – I know anything Psychic Circle releases is going to be top drawer stuff.