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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (18.8.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday August 18th and features brain melting music from Devil to Pay, Dr Cyclops, Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Weites Luftmeer, Zement and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Kadavar, Kings of Improg, Kungens Män, Märvel, Red Mountains, Occult Wisdom, Shooting Guns, Turn Me On Dead Man and Youngblood Supercult So don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show.


Thank You! to everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated. Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha August 2017 Now on Mixcloud

This Month's Atom Heart Mutha RadioShow is now available to listen to anytime on Mixcloud. You can go to the AHM Mixcloud page HERE or listen on the embedded player below. This show was uploaded exclusively for Mixcloud as part of the Bigjaf.net Summer bundle; the show also went out on American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the 13th.

This episode features spaced out vibes and heavy psych trips from Liquid Sound Company, Kungens Män, Monster Killed by Laser, Komet Lulu and more. As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook Page, check it out. Atom Heart Mutha is now also a weekly 2 hr Show on Hard Rock Hell Radio, you can hear it every Friday from 13.00 - 15.00 by clicking the link Here

Track List:

Komet LuLu - Tremolove
Liquid Sound Company - The League For Spiritual Discovery Lives
Kungens Män - Dag
Monster Killed By Laser - Vermillion Sands
Moonwood - Trans Martian Disko
The Myrrors - Somos La Resistencia
Monomyth - LHC
Meniscus - Flux
Hidria Spacefolk - Sindran Rastafan

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (11.8.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday August 4th and features brain melting music from Baby Woodrose, Descarado, Holy Mount, Satin Whale, The Shit, White Noise Sound and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by All Them Witches, Lords of Altamont, Sun Q, The Electric Shakes, The Judge and Tunga Moln, So don't miss it...! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android.

Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show. Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated.


Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !




Sunday, 6 August 2017

Atom Heart Mutha August 2017 goes out live...


... and directly online to Mixcloud on Saturday the 12th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow's summer Mixcloud bundle. You can hear it alongside new shows from Dylan The Wolf, Neal B and Zachsta by going to www.mixcloud.com/bigjaf
As always the encore performance will go out on the awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio the next day on the 13th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK. This months show will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and showcase the best that HeavyPsychedelicStonerRock has to offer; until then you can check out August 2016's broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

Track List:
The Judge - The Witcher
Slow Season - Miranda
Zed - The One True Thing
Brutus - Personal Riot
Devil to Pay - Don't Give the World Away
Killer Boogie - You Will Be Mine
Canaan -Foolish Blues
Monarch - Shady Maiden
Tau - The Trickster
Korai Öröm - Uj' Arab
Hashish - The light




Tuesday, 1 August 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio... (4.8.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday August 4th and features brain melting music from Atomic Simao, Black Ash, Desert Suns, Gonga, Slow Season, Wucan and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new and current releases by Fvzz Popvli, Here Lies Man, Howling Giant, Kabbalah, Monolord, The Necromancers, Vymaanika and Youngblood Supercult, So don't miss it...!

You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each newly archived show. Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated.


Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(28.7.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday July 28th and features brain melting music from Ampacity, Grifter, Last of the Easy Riders, Meteor Chasma, Ozone Mama, The Sonic Dawn, Yuri Gagarin and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new releases by Devil Electric, Doublestone, Electric Eye, Geezer, Siena Root and The Necromancers. I'm also pleased to be able to play another exclusive track by Granite City rockers The Judge taken from the forthcoming 'Tell it to the Judge'. This week also sees the release of the brand new record by the brilliant Kungens Män, 'Dag & Natt (Day & Night); i'll be playing a song from the Night section, so don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.


Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show. Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated. Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(21.7.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday July 21st and features brain melting music from Black Rainbows, JuJu, Lord Loud, My Sleeping Karma, Red Spektor, Space Muff, Wooden Shjips and much more besides. On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new releases by Electric Eye, Grombira, Lords of Altamont, Sasquatch, Shotgun Sawyer, The Black Angels and Turn Me On Dead Man.

I'm stoked to announce i'll be playing an exclusive track by Granite City rockers The Judge taken from their forthcoming release on Ripple Music 'Tell it to the Judge', so don't miss it...! You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android.
Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.



Each show is archived every week once it's gone out live, you can find them on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show.
Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated. Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !



Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Exclusive !!! Hear A Brand New Track By The Judge Now !


The Judge are a cool Stoner Psych'n'Blues outfit signed to the mighty Ripple Music label.  Formed in 2010 by long-time friends Dylan Jarrett and Evan Anderson in Granite City, Illinois; the duo known as Unfallen, quickly became a touring trio with the addition of Kevin Jones taking up bass and vocals.  2013 saw the lineup become complete with the induction of new front man Tyler Swope.  The enigmatic singer has a vocal range straight out of 1974 and a style that embraces the vintage roots of their sounds, elevating them to a whole new, contemporary level.
The band released an EP in 2015, and 2016 saw the release of their self titled debut.

The bands influence can be traced back to early 70's rock of past masters, Zeppelin and Sabbath, but also show a kinship with the likes of Orchid, Sasquatch and Kadavar; all of which helped inspire The Judge to develop their own special breed of slow burning psychedelia and a sonic stew of traditional, classic rock’n’roll and heavy, backroom blues.  The results can be enjoyed on their brand-new studio album 'Tell It To The Judge' which follows on from the release of last years acclaimed, self-titled debut and first for Ripple Music.

The Judge's self titled release made Atom Heart Mutha's Albums of the Year list in 2016 and when  spoke with Bass player Kevin Jones, he revealed that the follow up was already recorded and ready to go!  When asked what we could expect, he explained: "To me, it's a lot more straight forward rock n roll.  We stepped out of our comfort zone a little bit.  It's a lot more in your face!".

'Tell It To The Judge' hits the streets on August 4th and in anticipation of the new release, Atom Heart Mutha is honoured to be able to give you an exclusive play of one of the tracks from the album -  'From the Mountain' now!

You can expect to see a review for the new record here on AHM, just before its release.

Check this out and PLAY LOUD!!

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(14.7.17)


This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday July 14th and features brain melting music from Atomic Mold, Buried Feather, Buttered Bacon Biscuits, Minami Deutsch, Space Witch, Vintage Cucumber, Wolf People and much more besides.
On top of that, there's killer cuts from brand new releases by Fvzz Popvli, Hair of the Dog, Kabbalah, Lords of Altamont, Samsara Blues Experiment and Shooting Guns. I'm thrilled to announce i'll be playing something from the new Turn Me on Dead Man lp,way before it's October release; so don't miss it...!

You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.




Each show is archived every week  once it's gone out live, you can find them  on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show. Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated.
Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !

Monday, 10 July 2017

Streaming Now...


July is upon us and its  been another strong month for new releases and through bandcamp they're there for you to hear too.
This Month sees the release of Kabbalah's 'Spectral Ascent, an album of stoner-psych vibes with an occult sway; the band are based out of Spain as a project from Carmen and Marga, former members of Las Culebras. They initiate a new phase to darker environments, looking at the 70s with a curiosity for the weird, witchcraft, and spooky retro sounds.
Heavy Psych Sounds are releasing the second volume of their 'Nick Oliveri 'N.O Hits At All' Series; the compilation is a mixture Nick Oliveri's released and unreleased greatest works. Vol.2 is psychedelic series containing the best of a creatives past 25 years in the industry. Featuring both Oliveri's adept bass strums and unique vocals, this is a solid collection of an individual's impassioned works.
Ripple Music are unleashing the sixth Part of their 'Second Coming of Heavy' Series; this time around the label has focussed on two Italian bands, Kayleth and Favequaid. There are a couple of albums here I was definetly late to the party with, fans of Trippy Psychedelic Acid Folk will love the self titled album by Virgen Sideral; those with a penchant for good hard riffing stoner rock with a cool vintage sound will dig the self titled release by 'Red Spektor', both are highly recommended.

Amongst the recommendations there are recent releases by Stoner veterans Sasquatch, a brilliant slice of psychedelia from Cobra Family Picnic, and one of the more intriguing releases from Austria's Melt Downer; a brilliant mix of hard alternative drug rock with plenty of noise thrown in, fans of Destruction Unit will love them. Fans of tripped out SpacePsych will no doubt dig the new Vintage Cucumber ep which is also up on name 'Name Your Own Price', check it out.

I'll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Grip of Delusion Radio and Bigjaf.net as well as a ton great new music. The title links are clickable and will take you to the bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. A lot of the bands here will be selling vinyl versions and special editions such as the Boobs of Doom release '#10 eXXpre$$ion' which comes as a limited edition pink cassette via a new and very cool label 'Odd Chorus', its also one of their best pieces of work to date
Dig in and enjoy !


Kabbalah - Spectral Ascent



Nick Oliveri - N.O Hits At All Vol.2



Ripple Music - Second Coming of Heavy Chapter 6.



Virgen Sideral - ST



Cobra Family Picnic - Magnetic Anomaly



Boobs of Doom - #10 eXXpre$$ion



Melt Downer - Melt Downer



Sasquatch - Maneuvers



Red Spektor - Red Spektor



Vintage Cucumber - Arabische Nächte





Saturday, 8 July 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha July 2017 Now on Mixcloud


This Month's Atom Heart Mutha RadioShow is now available to listen to anytime on Mixcloud. You can go to the AHM Mixcloud page HERE or listen on the embedded player below. This show went out on the Bigjaf.net RockShow on June 8th and again for American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the 9th. This episode features spaced out vibes and heavy psych trips from Monomyth, Monkey3, Causa Sui, Pontiak, Virgen Sideral, Furious Georgia and more.
As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook Page, check it out. Atom Heart Mutha is now also a weekly 2 hr Show on Hard Rock Hell Radio, you can hear it every Friday from 13.00 - 15.00 by clicking the link HERE

Track List:

Astral Tv - Before We Meet
Virgen Sideral - Vestida de Sol con la Luna Bajo Los Pies
Het Droste Effect - You Know That I Know
Monomyth- RT Oasis
Causa Sui - Gelassenheit
Pontiak- Tomorrow is Forgetting
Monkey3 - 35007
Secret Oyster - Mind Movie
Furious Georgie - Let Me Sit You Down

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(7.7.17)

This week's show for Hard Rock Hell Radio Goes out at 13.00 on friday July 7th and features brain blistering tracks from Arrowhead, Hashish, Sacri Monti, Secret Saucer and The Well.
As if that wasn't enough there's brand new music from Elder, Horisont, Sasquatch and Witchthroat Serpent; I'll also be playing another track off the ace new lp from The Electric Shakes 'Electrohypnosis' and much more besides, so don't miss it...!
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details. As of this week I will be archiving each show once it's gone out on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show. Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated.


Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio; if you missed last weeks show you can stream it now on the player below, go for it !


Friday, 30 June 2017

Atom Heart Mutha July 2017 goes out live...


...online on Saturday July 8th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow. You can hear it live as it happens by going to www.mixlr.com/wwwbigjafnet There will be a clickable player on the AHM Facebook and Twitter pages as well on Bigjaf.nets own social media. As always the encore performance will go out on the awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio the next day on the 9th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK. This months show will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and showcase the best that HeavyPsychedelicStonerRock has to offer; until then you can check out July 2016's broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

 Track List:

Cosmic Letdown - BeHepa-6
The Cosmic Dead - Human Sausage
Telstar Sound Drone - Drugs Help
Ghost Box Orchestra - Flutter
Föllakzoid - El Humo
Electric Moon - The Pop Art Accident
Agusa - Karlek Fran Agusa
Tuber - Desert Overcrowded
Spaces - Singularity
Psychic Lemon - Good Cop Bad Cop


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(30.6.17)

This weeks show for RADIO HRH Goes out at 13.00 on friday June 30th featuringkiller tracks from Baby Woodrose, Disenchanter, Föllakzoid, Gozu, Mothership, Space Guerrilla, Telstar Sound Drone and The Myrrors.

You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android.
Feel free to contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular; if you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.

As of this week I will be archiving each show once it's gone out on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show.
Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated. Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll every week on Hard Rock Hell Radio.


This weeks Show will also include tracks off recent releases by...


         Ecstatic Vision                                                           Jonathan Morgan                                              Melt Downer
  

                                                   Kikagaku Moyo                                                    Sasquatch
  



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(23.6.17)


This weeks show for RADIO HRH features Brand new music from Cobra Family Picnic, Domadora, Hair of the Dog, Stinkeye, Temple of Lies,The Electric Shakes, The Yuseddit Brothers, Three Dimensional Tanx and Vymaanika.
Theres also killer tracks from Electric Moon, Jakob Skøtt, Psychic Lemon, Svvamp and Zed
Treat your brain to 2hrs of brilliant HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll. You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular. If you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.

As of next week I will be archiving each show once it's gone out on the new HRH Atom Heart Mutha Mixcloud page HERE, please have a look and click follow to be kept up to date with each new show.
Thanks again for everyone that supports AHM, it's greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Streaming Now.


Summer's here and there's a wealth of riches to soundtrack it for you. whether you crave riffs galore, cool PsychRock or Spaced-out hazes. Below you'll find plenty for you to get lost in, there are new releases from the brilliant White Hills, The Yuseddit Brothers and Flowers Must Die; theres also trippy psych from Vymaanika's new ep, you can download this now on Bandcamp's 'Name your Price'.
Ive included a link to the player of the new Mt.Mountain lp which is full of deep textures and atmospheric psychedelic post rock, it's a stunning listen. Lovers of atmospheric soundscapes and early 70's Neil Young will dig Prana Crafters new live release which showcases his emotive guitar style and sounds great late at night with headphones.
Fans of cosmic stoner rock will dig the new Demonauta lp, you can stream that now ahead of it's release and it comes highly recommended.
I'll be playing lots of these bands/tracks/records on the various radio shows for Hard Rock Hell Radio, Grip of Delusion Radio and Bigjaf.net as well as a ton of other great new music releases.
The title links are clickable and will take you to the bandcamp page. As always, if you like what you hear support the artists and pay for the download, or check out their pages and buy a physical version. A lot of the bands here will be selling vinyl versions and special edition packages, Enjoy!




Flowers Must Die - Kompost



Demonauta - Tierra del Fuego



White Hills - Stop Mute Defeat



VYMAANIKA - Spectroscope



MaidaVale - Tales of the Wicked West



Mt.Mountain - Dust



Prana Crafter - Live at the Projection Museum



The Yuseddit Brothers - Roman Traffic



Wasted Theory - Defenders Of The Riff



Kaleidobolt - The Zenith Cracks








Tuesday, 13 June 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(16.6.17)


This weeks show for RADIO HRH features Brand new music from Doublestone, Geezer, Horisont, Meteor Chasma, Moon Duo, Paleons and The Black Angels. There's also an early play of a brand new track from the new release by Radiation Flowers. .
Add to all of that brilliant music from the likes of Astroqueen, Greenleaf, Old blood, Space Muff, The Oscillation and Tumbleweed Dealer and so much more and you've got 2 hours of brain melting HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll.
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear a track or band on the show. If you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.

Follow Atom Heart Mutha HERE on Facebook and HERE on Twitter, you can also click  HERE to listen past editions ofAtom Heart Mutha's monthly mix on Mixcloud.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Listen to Atom Heart Mutha June 2017 Now on Mixcloud

This Month's Atom Heart Mutha RadioShow is now available to listen to anytime on Mixcloud. You can go to the AHM Mixcloud page HERE or listen on the embedded player below. This months show went out on the Bigjaf.net RockShow on June 10th and again for American Radio Station Grip Of Delusion Radio on the 11th. This month features  new tracks from Sounds of New Soma, Meteor Chasma and All Them Witches, there's also killer old favourites from Lunar Dunes, Lumerians and 35007. As always if you like what you hear please support the bands and labels by buying their music, there are direct tags on the AHM Facebook Page, check it out. Atom Heart Mutha is now also a weekly 2 hr Show on the newly launched Hard Rock Hell Radio, you can hear it every Friday from 13.00 - 15.00 by clicking the link HERE

Track List:
Sounds of New Soma - Bundesgartenschau
Maat Lander - The Comet Rider
The Laughing Windows - Salak Pazar
35007 - Short Sharp Left
Lumerians - Atlanta Brook
Lunar Dunes - Pharoah's Dream
The Oscillation - The Trial
Gnod & White Hills - Run-A-Round
All Them Witches - Alabaster
Meteor Chasma - Ride a Meteor

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Album Review... Space Witch - Arcanum

Formed in Stoke-on-Trent, England in 2007, Space Witch are a psychedelic stoner/doom band with  shades of 70's prog and heavy psychedelia.  2008 saw the release of their self-titled first demo; they then went on to gig extensively around the UK until the follow up to their demo 'Resurrection' was released in 2011.
Their critically acclaimed, self-titled, first full length (a double album) was unleashed as a joint venture with labels HeviSike Records, Fear Me Music and Orchestrated Dystopia Records in 2014; the band continued to spend time on the road, supporting well revered bands including Conan and Mars Red Sky.

The record kicks off with the epic, slow burning 'Cosmonoid'; beautifully evolving over 15 minutes, the track begins its ascent with cosmic swirling and a measured beat.  As the track hits the two thirds mark, it becomes a mammoth tornado of heavy, unforgiving guitar riffs and prog-like synth manoeuvres.  The track is led to its conclusion by the intense sounds of choral chanting.  'Astro Genocide' follows with deeper, stoner tropes; the riff is weighty and the percussion pounds ahead.  The song switches styles as poetic vocals deliver new tones before, once more, reminding you of just how heavy the band can get.  'Hex Solaris' follows, at first to the sounds of an orchestra tuning up, before returning to formidable heavy riffs and lyrics delivered by way of some sort of doom sermon (which is every bit as cool as it sounds!).  'Battle Hag' concludes the LP by way of tasty stoner vibes, sonic synths and astronomical space rock; the track itself is a showcase of just how versatile Space Witch have strived to make Arcanum sound.

It's fair to say I was sold on Arcanum on the first listen; the attention to detail within the music undoubtedly sets it apart from more recent doom/downtempo records.  Within the riffs are deep psychedelic grooves and spaced-out prog, which for me is why the record is such a satisfying, cosmic trip.  It is also deeply focused and very heavy.  I guess albums sometimes need to have definable track breaks, however the flow between the 4 tracks here makes it feel like one complete piece that should be consumed by the brain in one far out sitting.   It wouldn't be fair to label this record simply as a doom LP; Arcanum delivers something richer.  There is so much heavy psychedelic goodness here; this is something stoner and space heads will truly dig too.  Space Witch were new to me and this is unquestionably one of the best records I’ve heard this year.   I’ll be looking to see them live on the strength of this, as I’m sure playing the record at home is merely scratching the surface.

Highly recommended.


Space Witch Bandcamp

Space Witch Facebook

Hevisike Facebook

Hevisike Records

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

On This Weeks Atom Heart Mutha for Hard Rock Hell Radio...(9.6.17)


This weeks show for RADIO HRH features Brand new music from 10,000 Russos, Duel, Geezer, Laser Flames on the Great Big News, Meteor Chasma, Petyr, Space Witch and Whitenails.
There's also an early play of the brand new single from North California's Shotgun Sawyer which was produced by non other than Cody Tarbell from the mighty Slow Season. As if that wasn't Enough I will also be airing a studio session track from the brilliant Out of the Earth as they prepare to record their follow up 2014's killer self titled Lp.
Add to all of this music from Asteroid, Hotel Wrecking City Traders, The Judge, Knall and Space Invaders and you've got 2 hours of brain melting HeavyPsychedelicStonerSpaceRocknRoll.
You can hear the Show via the HRHR Webpage HERE, or the dedicated app for iOS and android. Contact me via AHM's FB, Twitter or email if you'd like to hear anything in particular.

If you would like to be considered for airplay on the show message me for details.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Atom Heart Mutha June 2017 goes out live...

...online on Saturday June 10th at 9pm as part of the Bigjaf.net RockShow. You can hear it live as it happens by going to www.mixlr.com/wwwbigjafnet There will be a clickable player on the AHM Facebook and Twitter pages as well on Bigjaf.nets own social media. As always the encore performance will go out on the awesome American Station Grip of Delusion Radio the next day on the 11th at 10amEST/4pmCET/3pmUK. This months show will feature brand new tracks from recently released and upcoming records and showcase the best that HeavyPsychedelicStonerRock has to offer; until then you can check out June 2016's broadcast on the mixcloud player below.

Track List:
West, Space & Love - Khaan Paan
Slow Season - Y'WANNA
Birth of Joy - Those Who are Awake
Out of the Earth - Last Day
Farflung - 044MPZ
No Man's Valley - Time Travel
Melody Fields - Morning Sun
Aqua Nebula Oscillator - Ready to Fly
The Myrrors - Liberty is in the Streets
The Cult of Dom Keller - Ravens & Rockets
Ad'Absurdum - Phosphor
Psychic Ills - Another Change

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Album Review... Petyr - Petyr

Petyr are a psychedelic heavy rock band from San Diego, their self titled debut album is out now via Outer Battery Records.  For the uninitiated, the guitarist/vocalist is Riley Hawk the pro-skater and the son of fellow skater Tony Hawk.

Album opener 'Texas Igloo' throws the listener straight into the same territory as the song 'Spacegrass' by Clutch with its heavy bass riff; this is followed by fast and furious guitars, interspersed with numerous yin and yang, back and forth solo’s. Each guitarist has their own tone and attack, creating a swirling space echo sound ,before solidifying into one as the drums and vocals fuse together.

'Middle Room' is an almost acoustic instrumental that neatly segues into the next song.  Not overtly heavy, but built on a solid fuzzed out rhythm guitar tone, the album progresses into it's third track 'Stairway to Attic'; a quick paced guitar riff driven track that would make a great single release.

The atmospheric 'Satori III' follows and maybe is where this album settles down, just for a while before unleashing a true psychedelic feedback laden guitar wig out.  In the lead up to the album release, the band posted a song teaser on their website 'Old and Creepy' which can now be now heard in it's full context.  As part of the album, it’s a strong track; the bass opens, drums kick in, followed by a dissonant vocal delivery with a great guitar riff.  Possibly the standout song of the album; it's moody, it's trippy; imagine driving across the Joshua Tree reserve in your van, except you're rocking the gas pedal like it’s a cry baby wah, you need to hear this.
'Kraft' follows next with a more classic desert vibe, deep slow bass riff intro and brooding vocals; you can hear a distinct Kyuss influence, stabbing bends morph into a slow laid back melodic solo guitar outro.  'Three to Five' enters with a bombastic guitar solo, all fizz and gusto and maybe that's where the casual listener could encounter a problem with the album overall; it has a tendency to run away with itself, with self indulgent guitar solo's. I couldn't help but feel whilst listening that the core riffs and melodic content could be developed a little further, I think that could've elevated this from great to brilliant.

Overall, Petyr delivers plenty, but not being familiar with the culture, or world of skateboarding (and this album is steeped in it) it sometimes feels like the adrenaline rush drives the guitars into overkill and loses the more creative parts that would really make this debut album stand out more.

The record has been pressed on turquoise vinyl, there's also a limited run of just 300 copies on brick red wax too, thisLp is definitely worth seeking out, you can check it out now via the stream on the Bandcamp Player below.

Viva El Swain



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Saturday, 27 May 2017

17 from 17... Atom Heart Mutha's Favourite Albums of the Year So Far...


One of the great things about the radio shows is getting to hear brand new music and get it out there for the world to hear; the blog itself is great place to post some of that music so you too can listen too and hopefully go on to purchase it yourselves to support the artists and labels.
As we approach the middle of the year it's time to look back on some of the releases I've really enjoyed so far in 2017, most I will have reviewed and some i haven't, Ive included the Space Witch album, the review for this be will up shortly. There's a variety of flavours here, Hard Stoner Rock, tripped out Spacerock and Kosmische, Experimental Psychedelic and Fuzz. Check out the Bandcamp players to listen, the album titles hold the links to the bands pages where you can support the artists and buy their  music.
As with Last year, there will be an end of the year review in early December; for now there's plenty here to listen to and enjoy..
You can hear lots of these bands and artists on the weekly radio show for Hard Rock Hell Radio as well as the monthly Shows for Grip of Delusion Radio and Bigjaf.net, check 'em out.


*Please note that Siena Root's 'A Dream of Lasting Peace' wasn't included as currently it isn't available via Bandcamp or elsewhere to stream,you can read the review for that album HERE



10,000 Russos - Distress Distress



Buried Feather - Mind of the Swarm



Cachemira - Jungla



Cobra Family Picnic - Magnetic Anomaly



Doublestone - Devil's Own/Djævlens Egn



Devil's Witches - Velvet Magic


Electric Moon - Stardust Rituals



Ecstatic Vision - Raw Rock Fury



Gnoomes - Tschak!



Her Lies Man - Here Lies Man



Hibushibire - Freak Out Orgasm!



Knall - Raubkatze Auf 12 Uhr



Lamagaia - Lamagaia



Samsara Blues Experiment - One With the Universe



Space Witch - Arcanum



Sula Bassana - Organ Accumulator



White Light Cemetery - Careful What You Wish For





Sunday, 21 May 2017

Album Review... Siena Root - A Dream of Lasting Peace


13 years ago Siena Root released their debut album 'A New Day Dawning' and from that moment, they became a mighty force in heavy rock and roll.  The Swedish rockers have 5 highly acclaimed studio albums and a killer double Live record under their belt; and whilst there have been some lineup changes over the years, they've continued to move and evolve always for the better.

With the release of their next opus 'A Dream of Lasting Peace' also comes the news that they will be supporting the legendary Deep Purple on the German dates of their next tour, which of course is a perfect fit and evidenced over 10 fantastic tracks on the record.

The album opens to the shuffling groove of 'Secrets' led the by the vintage organ sounds of Erik Petersson and musically transports you back in time to the early 70's. 'Tales of independence' follows with the feel of Led Zeppelin too it, a track that wouldn't be out of place on Houses of the Holy with its funky, yet classic rock stylings. 'Sundown' emulates the beautiful experiences that must have made the summer of love a wonderful thing; drenched in late sixties psych pop, lush vocals and Matte Gustavsson's wonderful guitar work. Things mellow out a little with the bluesy 'The Piper Won't Let you Stay' and 'Empty Streets' both showcase the vocal talents of Samuel Björö and his distinctive and emotive tones. 'Growing Underground' unleases a torrent of prog n roll and delivers the sound of a band enjoying themselves under promise of the kind of force you can expect to see performing live.

Elsewhere tracks like 'Outlander' and 'No Filter' show off the bands flare for classic rock, whilst proving their own distinguishing traits lift the music to be being more than respectfully retro.
'Imaginarium' is a jazzy improvisational jam taking in psych, blues and moves to the tracks conclusion with a hard rock Stomp.  Album closer 'The Echoes Unfold' is more measured rock track and a consolidation of songwriting skills and musicianship from the tracks before; Bass player Sam Riffer and percussionist Love Forsberg must also take credit for being the glue that holds each track firmly together, both demonstrate finesse and serious mastery of their art.

A Dream of Lasting Peace is a wonderful thing, harking back to the early days of the album being a musical art form that has has to be played in full, care has been taken on every aspect of the LP right down to the cover art; that is not to say these tracks don't proudly stand alone too, they absolutely do!
Theres a welcome familiarity to whats on offer here and masses of new flourishes played with conviction, I've been very lucky to be living with the album for a while now and it absolutely gets better with every play; it has the look, feel and joy of a record you'd find in a cooler elder siblings record collection when you are discovering  music for the first time, one that stays with you for a lifetime.

If you love classic vintage rock, I doubt you'll hear anything this authentic for a long time.  This is essential listening.


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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Album Review... Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - High Visceral (Part 2)

I’m often found browsing through new releases in the psychedelic, stoner, desert regions of the musical spectrum.  Sometimes it’s an interesting album sleeve or title that catches my eye only to be disappointed by lacklustre contents.

During one such delve in 2016, I stumbled across a colourful psychedelic sleeve with from a (then) unheard of band with quite a unique name.  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. That album was their debut release High Visceral {Part 1} which surprised me on two levels; one, it was not what I was expecting to hear and two, just how good it sounded. This prompted numerous recommendations to friends, plus the odd tweet or two, bestowing its virtues.

Since coming together in 2015, the band from Perth, Australia have gained a strong homegrown following and toured with the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; fast forward to now and they have just released their sophomore album High Visceral {Part 2}.
Opening at breakneck speed with first track 'Nek' the melodic guitar stands to the forefront, counterpoint to the solid drumming.  This is what really sets the tone for the album; it sounds different from what you’d perhaps normally expect.  Second single 'Gurrzle' follows with a mixture of the intense riffs of the opener, but now slows and swirls, with an added saxophone accompaniment, without losing any pace.  'First Light in the Garden at Chipping' is a dreamy wash of new psychedelia that I can’t help but compare to having some of the overtones of the more recent QOTSA albums.
The interestingly titled 'Ergophobia' has a spiky riffed intro, before a wonderful, lolling, rhythm guitar tone (bottle this tone into a guitar pedal) no aversion to working in this song.  Throughout the album, you’d be hard pressed to find any of the usual cliches belied by a band with psychedelic in their name.  There is so much to please the listener and this changes from track to track, including  strings, jazz guitar intros, reggae rhythms and it's a perfect accompaniment to part one. I might try the OK Computer /In Rainbows experiment and blend parts 1 & 2 into a single mix.  It's a superb album and yes you can't get away from comparing them to fellow Australian compatriots Tame Impala, but I can also hear Queens and maybe a little Arctic Monkeys.
It’s said that sometimes you wear your influences on your sleeve but trust me, the beast that is music has many sleeves that reach far and wide and has no boundaries.

Viva El Swain


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