Slow Green Thing: Amygdala LP (clear)

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Slow Green Thing from Germany and their latest release, Amygdala. I’ve been familiar with this band’s name but it took way too long to check out their records, shame on me. A few weeks ago I suddenly listened this one via BandCamp and purchased physical version immediately after first song I heard. Love the slow, groovy heaviness wrapped with almost ethereal vocals. Music like this is meant to listen via headphones with maximum volume. Available from the band via their BandCamp site and I suggest you to check out their other available albums too (I bought their previous album, III, along this one).



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Las Historias: Las Historias LP (clear)

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Some psychedelic, 70s influenced bluesy stoner/space rock from where else than South America and Argentina. There is coming so much new stuff from the same continent that makes me wonder what the hell is happening there? When this Las Historias album was announced by Electric Valley Records I skipped it because of that cover picture (rather frivolous reason, must admit) but I’m old-fashioned relic who once bought records based only on the cover art .. forgive my simplicity. Too late I realized that I had condemned the band for wrong reasons, all variants were sold out. Fortunately Kozmik Artifatcz suddenly announced that they had this record on their distro and I managed to grab this clear variant. Lucky me because all color variants are long gone by now. Recommended, highly.



Bonehawk: Iron Mountain LP (clear)

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Bonehawk is again one of those bands whose music I have been supposed to get to know for ages and ages. It just happened that I didn’t even get the band’s previous album, Albino Rhino, before this latest one was released. Better late than never. As was the case with that Kitchen Witch record, too many records and so little time. The phenomenally beautiful hard rocking stoner album this surely is and will play on my audio equipment for a long time. Released by Cursed Tongue Records and available (pink-colored version) from the source, Kozmik Artifactz & band’s BandCamp site.



Kitchen Witch: Earth and Ether LP (red/orange blob + black splatter)

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Here is one of this week’s winners. Because of my working hours, I lately haven’t had that much time to listen to my latest purchases. This latest from Kitchen Witch (as well as other recent additions to my collection) has been gathering dust while waiting to have some quality time under the needle. The mistake has been corrected and I’m in love with this Australian band. Groovy, bluesy stoner/desert rock combined with beautiful vocals. Highly recommended one and still available from the source, Kozmik Artifactz.



Lightsabres: Darkness On My Trail LP (white/black)

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Lightsabres will never let you down. This is the sixth full-length from John Strömshed aka Lightsabres that I managed to include in my collection. From the very first full-length, Demons, I have bought all new albums without hearing a single note beforehand from those albums. Yeah, Lightsabres is that good. With mixing grunge, stoner, punk and psychedelic is a concept that can’t go wrong. Check out this one, and all his previous releases and you know what I’m trying to say. Released by DHU Records (one of my favorite record labels if you haven’t noticed..) and still available from the source & artist himself. Love & respect!



Bongtower: Oscillator 2xLP (white/black merged)

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Here’s some love from Russia in the form of Bongtower. Oscillator is Bongtower’s first vinyl release and have to say that this love is heavy, crushingly heavy. I’m not that familiar with the Russian stoner / doom scene but this band sounds amazing! Great Blend of space / stoner / doom & sludge. Deep bow in the direction of Hand of Doom for releasing this beast from below / above. Limited to 250 copies and still available via Hand of Doom. Get a copy before it’s too late.



Foot: The Balance of Nature Shifted 2xLP (fire & flood edition)

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I got this record a few months back and still find this Australian band’s record spinning either in my turntable or digitally in my earphones almost daily. Even though this album is more like a mixture of alternative / prog & little grunge on it, still some stoner vibes can be heard time to time. I really like the atmosphere on this album. One of the best albums I’ve listened to this year. Highly recommended double album and still available for example via Copper Feast Records.



Kryptograf: Kryptograf LP (grey marbled)….

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Nothing to say about the vinyl itself because it has not arrived and I think never will. I ordered a record on the second day of June and received confirmation that the album was sent on June 12. I don’t know how long it will take to send a package from Norway to a neighboring country, but it will hardly take four months. I tried to contact Apollon Records about this issue a few months ago via BandCamp, no result. I even emailed to merchants address that I found from PayPal receipt, nothing. Nice.

Anyways, record sounds amazing even though I only have a digital copy of it (and quite expensive one).



King Buffalo: Dead Star 12″ (red)

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I bought this twelve-inch from King Buffalo nearly 5 months ago but managed to placed it under the needle just a few weeks ago. Holy shit this band floats in its very own category. Mixing all possible genres; stoner, space, psychedelic, kraut, blues, etc. creating something so unique you just can’t ignore. Brilliant piece of wax forcing me to hunt all their previous releases except that split with Lé Betre I already have in my shelf. Awesome band! Grab a copy straight from the band!



Ball: Like You Are….. I Once Was…Like I Am – You Will Never Be LP (neon pink)

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Some filthy, satanic hardrock sounds from Sweden. After listening to first track from this album via BandCamp I knew I have to get this abomination immediately. Got this colored version from Subliminal Sounds (sold out by now) a few weeks ago and listened it daily since that day (mostly via headphones on my way to work & back). Great record and still available (on black wax) for example from Subliminal Sounds, Kozmik Artifactz and BandCamp. Highly Recommended!



Fulanno: Velas Negras LP (black candle)

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More stoner/doom from South America, this time we have Fulanno from Argentina with their awesome debut on vinyl format, Velas Negras. Yes, this record is stuffed with slow, acid filled doom/stoner and I really like this kind of soundscapes. No idea about lyrics on this album but I think they are not singing anything about birds & flowers. Sold out from the source, Interstellar Smoke Records so the only places where to hunt this slow, evil release are Ebay & Discogs.. and prizes on those platforms are what they are..



River Cult: Chilling Effect LP (clear)

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This is one of those BandCamp discoveries that occasionally pops into my eyes. River Cult and their second full-length album called Chilling Effect. I ordered this from Kozmik Artifactz along with some other titles a month or two ago. I really like this album, how it mixes alternative / psychedelic with some stoner rock. A timeless album that will spin on my turntable for a long time to come. Check out this one. Available via Nasoni & Kozmik.