31 Aug 2022

Rocket Probes – August 2022 playlist

Various – Elsewhere VXIII
(A little teaser mix by Jamie Paton of the incredible music from this compilation we are extremely proud to be releasing!)
Elsewhere VXIII

Petbrick – Primer
(Pulverising first track from extremely mighty forthcoming album 'Liminal')

GOAT – Under No Nation
(Yep, there is a new GOAT album on the way...and my god it is good!)

Bitchin Bajas – Amorpha
(Love this band!!!)
Bitchin Bajas

MC Yallah – Kübalı
(She owned Supernormal this year!!)
MC Yallah

Staraya Derevnya – Boulder Blues / Forgot what was important
(Great avant Can sounds...another Supernormal discovery)
Staraya Derevnya

Derdiyoklar Ikilisi – Disko Folk
(Turkish grooves)
Derdiyoklar Ikilisi

Asha Bhosle – Dum Maro Dum Pt 2
(Cheers to Goat for sending us this)
Asha Bhosle

Upupayāma – Màs
(New track by Upupayāma – looking forward to new album)

Jem Finer – Hrdy-Grdy
(Hurdy-gurdy drones)
Jem Finer

Tara Clerkin Trio – Exquisite Corpse 1
(New track from the Bristolian band)
Tara Clerkin Trio

Erasmo Carlos – Meu Mar
(Original version of track covered by kikagaku moyo on new album)
Erasmo Carlos

Danger Mouse – Strangers
(Great groove)
Danger Mouse

Entombed – Left Hand Path
(This classic has had a lot of spins this month)

Danny Ben-Israel  Bullshit 3¼
(Psyched sounds from 1970s Isreal)
Danny Ben-Israel

Palms  Der König (Original) / Menqui Reconstruction remix
(Nice repetitive pop discovery on Elena Colombi's NTS show)

Salvation – Salvation
(Fuzzy 60s rock – cheers Prof)

Gabber Modus Operandi – Sangkakala
(Middle Eastern Gabba)
Gabber Modus Operandi

Sand – Desert Navigation
(Kosmische repetitions)

Various – Gothenburg 84
(Massive thanks to GOAT's bassist for turning us onto this eclectic comp)
Gothenburg 84

War-Head Constriction – Graceful Bird
(Afro fuzz)
War-Head Constriction

Dr Alimantado  I am the Greatest Says Muhammad Ali 
(A massive old fave of ours)
Dr. Alimantado 

Dame Area – Ister inan, ister inanma
(Metallic percussions)
Dame Area

Gary Higgins – Red Hash
(Been giving this classic some summer listens)
Gary Higgins 

Shadow Huntaz - Massive
Shadow Huntaz

Inna Pivars & The Histriones – Певчие птицы в лесу берендеев
(Thanks to Gnoomes for sharing this quite bonkers album of fuzzed psych/prog/French pop from Moscow)
Inna Pivars & The Histriones

Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp – Boujeloudia
(Drones and rhythms courtesy of Cherrystones NTS show)
Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp

Senay – Gercek Nerade
(Turkish Fuzz)

Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras – Hurdy Gurdy Man
(Big fans of Cowley here, but didn't know about this cover until Hey Colossus guys mentioned it recently!)
Patrick Cowley & Jorge Socarras

Various – FRÄLST! - A Selection of Swedish Christian grooves 1969​-​1979
(Talk to god)

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30 Aug 2022

Goat return with mighty new album... 'Oh Death'

The question we asked on a regularly is "when is there gonna to be another Goat album?"

Well that wait is finally over! The band have just announced a brand new 10 track album called 'Oh Death' which is being released on 21 October.

The first single to be released from the album is the fuzz-funk driven track 'Under No Nation' – this is what the band say about the track:

"This year Goat were invited to the Gods annual feast at the 'Round Table of Funk'. After a very wet evening, and after Goat was pretty funked up, we were handed the manuscript to 'Under No Nation', and ordered to play this divine 'funk' to the humans – as the gods felt the human spirit is in deep need to get grooving properly again!"

Watch the trippy video for 'Under No Nation' which was produced by John-Mark Lapham (with additional video feedback by John O'Carroll/John Minton) above:


Both the 'Oh Death' LP and CD comes housed in a gatefold sleeve sleeve adorned with eye-popping artwork.

The LP is available to preorder on 'Psych Splatter' vinyl from the link below – once they have sold out there will be a Ltd 'Harmonious Green' vinyl version on sale:


You can also pick-up 'Oh Death' on ltd 'Cloudberry Swirl', 'Acid Orange' and 'Blackened Black' versions from your favourite record shops.

And finally, our good friends over at Levitation have their own exclusive version too – so US fans should snap them up fast:



Formidable psychic warriors, channelers of the mystic and proponents of a spiritual quest that transcends this realm, Goat remain a band shrouded in mystery. Travelling from their inscrutable origins in the Swedish village of Korpilombo across the stages and festivals of the world in the last decade, this band has created their incendiary music entirely according to their own co-ordinates, and conducted their affairs strictly by their own code. 

With all this in mind, the casual observer might have guessed from its title that ‘Requiem’, their beatific and melancholic album of 2016, was to be their last. Yet things are never that predictable in the world of Goat, and the ancestral spirits summoned by their art are always restless. Thus the eternal cycles of rebirth have triumphantly produced ‘Oh Death’ - a ceremonial conflagration as powerful as any this band has made. 

Invigorated by forces we can only guess at the origins of, ’Oh Death’ is a party to which all are welcome. Blithely waving away easy classification, these heat-hazed serenades are just as comfortable in the headspace of vicious ‘70s funk as they are in zesty ZE records post-punk. Folk-haunted incantations and free jazz skronk here find common ground, buoyed by relentless forward motion and raucous energy. 

All of the above is locked into a delirious gnostic groove that threatens to throw the whole shebang spiraling into orbit. This is an auditory realm where seemingly anything can happen, and the uplifting incandescence of ‘Oh Death’ only multiplies in potency by taking in Thin Lizzy-style twin guitar harmonies (‘Blow The Horns’) a fearless-to-ridicule Antmusic stomp (‘Do The Dance’) and Eddie Hazel style paintstripping fuzz/wah (the opening ‘Soon You Die’) along the way.

Yet amidst this cornucopia of delights, this record sounds like no one else but Goat. Evangelical elan does battle with reckless insouciance, Vocal mantras form righteous calls to arms amidst the dancefloor-friendly fury. Yet whilst dealing in the desert-blues drift of 'Passes Like Clouds' or the Tom Tom Club-esque global rhythms of 'Remind Yourself', 'Oh Death' is driven by a supernatural charge that unifies, invigorates and transcends borders, whether geographical, musical, or between this world and the next.

In the hands of these sages and soothsayers, this is just the beginning. Goat Is ‘Oh Death’, Long Live Goat. 

See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber


26 Aug 2022

Goat's special 10th Anniversary 'World Music' LP is out today

When the mysterious masked collective calling themselves Goat first emerged in 2012, armed with an incendiary debut album ‘World Music’ and a backstory for the ages – there was, and there still isn’t, anyone else on earth quite like them.

Now, exactly a decade later, the band have decided to dust-off the original recordings of ‘World Music’ and pass them over to the capable hands of the team at the legendary Abbey Road Studios to remaster the tracks and make them shine like they have never before. 

The results are better than we could have hoped. New details within the tracks have been revealed and - most importantly - the fuzz is even more explosive than before. You hear every crackle of electricity as it flows through the pedals.

‘World Music’s famous die-cut sleeve has been updated too, the colours of the eye-popping pattern have been reversed from the original, making this package even more desirable – plus there are two different sleeves to choose from.

Not only that, the album comes with an exclusive fold out poster.


Purchase the album in their two different ltd edition sleeves each with their own splatter vinyl colour via the Bandcamp:


You can also buy ltd edition Pink vinyl (in Blue sleeve) and Blue vinyl ( in Yellow sleeve) from your local record shop.

See GOAT perform at one of their legendary high octane shows:

November 8 / Hamburg / Knust
November 9 / Cologne / Kulturkirche
November 10 / Liége / Reflektor
November 11 / Kortrijk / Sonic City Festival
November 12 / Utrecht / Le Guess Who Festival
November 14 / Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzber


9 Aug 2022

Introducing the outernational sounds of 'Elsewhere VXIII' 2LP compilation

We are extremely thrilled to finally share with you this incredible compilation we have been putting together. 'Elsewhere VXIII' is the latest instalment of 'multi-label compilation albums expertly compiled by Brussels-based deep digger DJ soFa.

'Elsewhere VXIII' is available to preorder on ltd edition double LP. You can pick-up a yellow vinyl via the bandcamp link below, or a very special green vinyl edition via some very select indie stores. There is also a very ltd edition black vinyl version available via record stores.


Due to the wealth of eclectic riches contained within 'Elsewhere VXIII', it was impossible to pick just one track to give you a good taster of how great and unique this compilation is. So we approached Rocket friend and Collaborator Jamie Paton (Höga Nord, Emotional Especial, DFA etc) to select and create a 10-12min teaser mix, taken from the plethora of sounds that make-up the double album – and that is exactly what he has done.

Does this teaser mix fully encapsulate the true diversity held within all the grooves of the comp, no, probably not? Does it reveal a couple of the many, truly amazing moments from the album, it definitely does that!! This mix will give you a tiny little peek into the wonderful world of outernational rhythms, drones & folk tales that partly make-up the sonic world of 'Elsewhere VXIII' – the encapsulating new chapter of DJ soFa's highly regarded 'Elsewhere' series.

Watch this great album teaser visualised by Rocket's very our own pattern explorer John O'Carroll exclusively above.

From its genesis on the sun-drenched streets of Tirana, Albania to the wider sonic spheres inhabited by adventurous heads everywhere, Brussels-based deep digger soFa has assembled a fresh outing in his eclectic compilation series. Whilst the Elsewhere banner has previously focused on unorthodox spaces of the dancefloor via a series of different labels, including experimental imprints like Emotional Response, Music For Dreams and Kalahari Oyster Cult. The latest instalment is something else entirely. Elsewhere VXII is a beguiling collection of songs and soundscapes that form a bridge between the traditional and the otherworldly.

This gathering of outernational rhythms, drones and folk tales takes in a dizzying array of cultures and folkloric traditions, mapping out their common ground with style and finesse. Here we witness a Romanian Christian carol (from Colinde Netemperate) side by side with glacial abstraction from a Mexican artist based in Belgium (Vica Pachecho) The ritualistic mantras of Ladr’ache share headspace with the beatific acid folk of Odessey And Oracle. Meanwhile, ululatory drone-based rapture (courtesy of NÅR) marries with electronic reinterpretations of Greek rural serenades from Anna vs June.

Unified by deep roots and yet branching out fearlessly into the unknown, all these stylings and more cohere and coalesce into an intoxicating patchwork. Yet as much as it may be driven by a DJ’s internal logic, this is primarily a work of border-free serendipity. The same forces that introduced soFa to the violin of Aida Al Hani while walking in Tirana, forging the impetus for this collection, are those that sent both soFa and Rocket Recordings in the direction of NÅR for the album entirely independently of each other. Navigating currents and vibrations that unite the globe, Elsewhere VXIII is a psychic transmission from a singular place where the stars align.


01. Aida Al Hani – Kafeja Gati
02. Colinde Netemperate – Din patru cornuri de lume
03. Tempo Venus & Ox3 – Y
04. Pedro Castanheira & Caroline Oulman – A Saia Da Carolina
05. NÂR feat. June As – Baba Mimoun
06. Ugne&Maria – Apie Lubas (feat poetry by Birutė Kapustinskaitė)
07. ladr.ache – A Mi Fiasco (Live In Casteau)
08. Vica Pacheco – El Fuego
09. Odessey And Oracle – J’ai Vu Un Croco
10. PRAAH – André
11. Anna Vs June – Dahtila
12. Nyati Mayi & The Astral Synth Transmitters – Lolokele
13. Cyril Cyril – Mariid
14. Kӣr – Zimovka


Raw Power reveal stage times plus announce 2022 this will be the last ever Raw Power

Really sad to hear the news that this years Raw Power will be the last one.

Ever since the first one in Corsica Studios all those year's ago, Anthony and Adrian and all at Baba Yaga's Hut have always supported Rocket and our bands. We are so honoured to see this years final Raw Power is headlined by two Rocket bands as well, with GNOD and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs closing the main stages on Sat and Sun– plus also seeing one of Rockets newest signings, the incredible Alison Cotton on the bill.

This is gonna now be an even bigger weekend!!

Hope you will all join us?







2 Aug 2022

Petbrick announce new album – watch with acid-fried new video exclusively via Cvlt Nation

Petbrick – the duo of Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy/Soulwax) return with their second gargantuan album. 

'Liminal' is released on Rocket (and Neurot in America) on 23 September and features an amazing team of collaborators, from  Neurosis’ Steve Von Till and Converge’s Jacob Bannon to  Paula Rebbeledo from Rakta and New York doom rappers Lord Goat and Truck Jewelz.

Watch the acid-fried video made by Tom Brewins and Wayne Adams for 'Primer' exclusively via Cvlt Nation – the first track to be revealed from 'Liminal':

Cvlt Nation 


'Liminal' is available on ltd edition 'splatter vinyl' via the link below or via your local record shop:


American fans can pick the album up on a different coloured 'swirl vinyl' via the great Neurot Recordings.


In a world hurtling towards new frontiers of horror on a daily basis, there’s precious little time for pause. For the self-respecting artist, the only reasonable solution is psychic warfare. Moreover, the only way to wage this is without compromise, with the least possible respect for thresholds or co-ordinates of any kind. Such is the terrain of Petbrick on the titanic and transformative Liminal.

Here on their second album the duo of Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy/Soulwax) lays waste to all or any constrictions in its path, dispensing an assault of vibrant catharsis that is as rich in atmospheric dread as sulphuric intent. Blending a vast sonic landscape with a relentless compunction to break the pain barrier, Liminal is a dizzying exercise in overdrive which can take in industrial abrasions, pulverising rhythmic drive, acid-damaged freakery, cinematic tension and balladic gravitas in disarmingly coherent fashion.

Existing in a resolutely post-genre realm, Petbrick are a band quite comfortable both performing at the rave hoedown of Bangfest and amidst the riff-overload of Desertfest. This was reflected in the initial stages of this album’s gestation, with the duo finding themselves split between creating feral bursts of aggression and moments of psychedelic ambience. The balance between the yin and yang of their approach subsequently led to both the album’s diversity and its title.

The methodology that led to the cathartic brew of Liminal also arrived via new approaches to their meld of raw percussive aggression and equally caustic sonic textures. As Wayne puts it “I have a iconic drummer with a very unique sound to work with. How can we maybe use a D-Beat to create a brutal gabber track? How we can use his fills as breakcore eski drums -as in ‘Pigeon Kick’? And then something like ‘Ayan’ came around from me distorting the hell out of a samba tom beat to create a almost melodic line”

Other heads and personalities also came on board to add richness and intrigue to the onslaught - “I believe we got an amazing team of collaborators - from old school friends like Neurosis’ Steve Von Till and Converge’s Jacob Bannon to new school artists like Paula Rebbeledo from Rakta and New York doom rappers Lord Goat and Truck Jewelz” notes Iggor. Indeed, the last-named’s bar-spitting fury hits just as viciously as Bannon’s paint-stripping vitriol. Meanwhile, Von Till’s closing denouement ‘Reckoning’ conversely gains more power from its understatement - as Wayne adds “the clarity and minimal nature of that song in the context of this album makes it super intense, and somehow reveals how heavy a track like this can actually be”

This is an album birthed in difficult times and expressly engaged with raging against the dying of the light. As Iggor puts it “Liminal is an insane mirror of what being isolated feels like - madness through noise experimentations” An alchemical vision fit to both elevate the spirit and destroy everything in its path, ‘Liminal’ is the sound of Petbrick blasting their way through the boundaries of a fresh hell.

See Petbrick on a massive three band tour in November with Converge and Full of Hell:

Nov 06 / UK / London / Electric Brixton
Nov 07 / FR / Paris / La Cigale
Nov 08 / BE / Ghent / Vooruit
Nov 09 / NL / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
Nov 10 / DE / Berlin / Columbia Theater
Nov 11 / DE / Leipzig / Felsenkeller
Nov 12 / LU / Esch-sur-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
Nov 13 / DE / Köln / Essigfabrik