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ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU

Contemporary psychedelia often raises the question, hasn’t inner space been explored enough already? Well, yes and no. The psychedelic experience, like the religious one, is unique to the individual–while there’s no denying the commonalities, everyone interprets it his own way. Japanese guitarist Kawabata Makoto takes cues from past masters in pursuing his own voyages and […]

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A Cushicle

Bands with regular engagements are easy to take for granted–until I saw A Cushicle again last month, I’d been telling myself “I’ll just catch them next week” for more than a year. But such engagements are perfect for jazz: the musicians get the time and space to develop a deep rapport. This trio of guitarist […]

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90 Day Men, Cocorosie

No unicorns, but the cover art for the 90 Day Men’s new Panda Park (Southern) does feature rainbows, magic mushrooms, and rows of wildflowers, and the ornate music within certainly lives up to the prog-rock imagery. This would have been hard to imagine early in the band’s career–they started out in the mid-90s as dealers […]