Brunt: Ataraxy LP (cream/green)

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Sometimes it’s just good to sit down and let the sound waves take you somewhere far away .. Brunt succeeds in this with his latest album perfectly. Ataraxy operates somewhere between post-rocking stoner / desert / doomed Instrumental. Missed this album when it was announced by Magic Mustache Records but managed to grab this copy afterwards. Awesome beauty and available via BandCamp.



The Crooked Whispers: Satanic Melodies LP (orange)

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Ain’t this a some bad-ass release? Surely I can feel how evil oozes from the grooves of this vinyl. This album could be some kind of soundtrack for some obnoxious human-sacrifising cult.. and I like it, a lot. Managed to grab this very limited version just because on the day of release I waited patiently in front of the screen, pressing the F5-button compulsively. Released jointly by Electric Valley Records & Techio Dischi. Available via BandCamp. Recommended!



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.



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!



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.



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!



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.



Sibyl: The Magic Isn’t Real 12″ (blue)

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Woah! Just listen to those vocals on this twelve-inch record and you’ll understand why I have purchased this beauty. Strong psychedelic vibes on this doomed release by the band I haven’t heard of before, Sibyl . This release has been on heavy rotation lately and the only minus about this release is that it’s way too short. I want more! Thanks to DHU Records for introducing Sibyl and most of all, releasing “The Magic Isn’t Real” on vinyl. Still available from the source, DHU Records.



Birdstone: Seer LP

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Here’s some modern heavy blues to your ears. I came across with Birdstone sometime at the end of last year and fell in love with this album. Beautiful record from start to the very end. This album is filled with modern blues/psychedelic/ritual rock and maybe there’s some stoner tunes hidden between notes. Highly recommended album this surely is.  Available from the Band.



Häxan: Aradia LP (gold with white)

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Woah, yet one super cool sounding release from DHU Records. I bought this one via Kozmik Artifactz just because missed this one while it was available from the source (sorry!). The band seems to be from Canada and that’s quite everything I know about this group (have use google just to find out some more information). The thing that stole my attention on this album is the singer and her voice that intertwines every note together, creating a whole that approaches perfection. Sold out from the source and seems to me that it’s quite hard to find a copy within EU borders now, but don’t worry because Fuzzed And Buzzed (CA) still has some copies available!



Stonus: Aphasia LP (gold)

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Holy shit this album is beautiful! This beauty waited a little too long for my attention but now that we have spent some quality time together, the connection is growing stronger day by day. Originally from Cyprus and nowadays based on London, this group is one to follow. For a debut album, this is a brilliant piece of art. Sol out from the source, Electric Valley Records, and other sources but seems that Sound-Effect Records still have some copies floating around, grab one while you still can!



Uubbuurruu: s/t LP

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Uubbuurruu, quite interesting name for the band. This group is from Montreal, Canada and I love their 70’s sounding hard rocking stoner influenced performance. This band & album is one of those BandCamp treasures I come across occasionally. And I have to admit that cover art had something to do with the listening decision when I came across with this one for the very first time. Great album and you still can get a copy via their BandCamp site if you’re interested.