20 Apr 2014
We are really excited by this Rocket Showcase that is happening in Brussels the day after Eindhoven Psych Lab:
ROCKET RECORDINGS SHOWCASE
Teeth of The Sea
Saturday 7 June
Go to magasin4.be for tickets and more info
Our favourite magazine Optical Sounds has a new issue ready for pre-order.
If you are unfamiliar with Optical Sounds, then it is a great magazine that specialises in the 'psych underground' from past, present and future. It was founded by legend that is Dave Cambridge who also runs the great Cardinal Fuzz Records. Now the magazine is now also run with the help from Brett Savage from the mighty Dead Sea Apes.
This issue contains:
Interviews with Anthroprophh and The Heads collaborators Big Naturals (now full time members in Anthroprophh) as well as Lantern, White Manna, Fuzz, Cave, The Oscillation, Shooting Guns, Freak Flag Recordings, Crossroads Of Sabbath. Plus features on Funkadelic, BJM, Fuzz pedals plus all the usual reviews etc.
This issue will be a lush risoprinted affair, 48 A4 pages.
You can buy this and back issues (essential reads) here: Optical Sounds
19 Apr 2014
'Is your clam in a jam' asked Lay Llamas what their top 5's were:
PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND
Repetition, Astronomy, Jungle, Magic, Remote Future.
PICK FIVE DECADES AND THE ONE SONG/ALBUM THAT DEFINES IT FOR YOU
Edgar Varèse – The Complete Works
Terry Riley – A Rainbow in Curved Air
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Panda Bear – Person Pitch
Peaking Lights – 936
PICK FIVE ARTISTS/LABELS/PEOPLE THAT GIVE YOU FAITH IN MUSIC
Chris Reeder & John O’Carroll @ Rocket Recordings
The Soul Of The Holy Llama
PICK FIVE ESSENTIAL PIECES OF MUSICAL EQUIPMENT/FX/EVERYDAY THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE MUSIC
’75 Fender Jazz Bass
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
TC Helicon Voice Tone
Gibson Super Jumbo
PICK FIVE WORDS OF ADVICE FOR THE WEEKEND UP AHEAD
Reflect and pray, if you need to, before attending Black Mass in The Interstellar Jungle.
See the full piece here: Is your clam in a jam
Here's a collection of photo's, reviews and previews from Goat's recent Wandering Westward tour:
(these post will be constantly updated as more reviews/images and videos appear)
The Owl Mag
Photo is by Jeff Spier for the Owl Mag
17 Apr 2014
As far as we know this is the only footage of a new and at present 'untitled' Goat track.
The track was first premiered live at Goat's shows at ATP Festival and London's Koko in October last year. But this live recording from last weekend's Coachella is as far as we know it the first time it has been captured.
Obviously being an amateur recurring from a festival the sound isn't the best!!
Here is a great review of Goat's recent show at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre:
Goat makes the entire Rickshaw horny
by ADRIAN MACK
What’s the capacity of the Rickshaw Theatre? Six-hundred-and-fifty, or so? That’s roughly how many horny people walked out after Goat’s performance in Vancouver last night (April 15). I hope the orgies commenced in all corners of the city.
Goat, if you don’t know, is a “collective” hailing from that noted centre of voodoo magic, northern Sweden. The music is a kind of afro-psyche hybrid if it was distilled through the roughest parts of Detroit in 1975 (ie. not northern Sweden). But more importantly, Goat is all goofy costumes and masks with the heaviest sex-cult vibe this side of Yahowha 13 and the Source Family. Only the music’s better, even if the set-opener “Goatman” (was it? I was drunk) came off more technically impressive than heat-inducing.
But you can’t just turn this shit on and off, see. By the time Goat had soared its way to “Run to Your Mama”, the band’s two screeching frontwomen—let’s call them Greenie and Bluey, based on their respective tribal outfits—had whipped, stroked, and generally dervished the club into a condition of total supplication (plus they added some percussion).
Let’s note that Goat actually sounded better live than on its amazing 2012 debut album, World Music. Does that count as enough objective music criticism? Cause the point of the whole night came—and I do mean came—when the exotically limber Greenie was leaping up and down on the spot trance-flashing her undies and clawing at her crotch during hypnagogic encore “Det som aldrig forandras”. The men of Goat, meanwhile, remained rooted where they stood, channeling all that heavy orgone into their instruments, which is why it came out so drenched in super-electric feel. The tension was insane. The climax was Swedish.
See the review and picture here: Straight.com
16 Apr 2014
We are really excited to announce that Gnod are returning to London for a Bad Vibrations promoted show at the Macbeth in Hoxton.
Support comes from Tesla Tapes artist 'Lightning Glove' and friend of Rocket 'Mark Wagner', who's tape Mental Transmutation Music for the great Zam Zam Records has not left the Mission Control stereo since we heard it:
Buy your tickets from: Wegottickets