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Where did psychedelic music go to - a comprehensive list of the branches of this genre would be, at best, partial if it did not find room for these sub-genres and developments....

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Initial post: 5 Jul 2014 20:28:09 BDT
Space Hymns: An Introduction To Prog Rock - lots of prog rock resonates with the echoes of psychedelia

Psychedelic Soul - from the Temptations to Funkadelic, from Shuggie Otis to Sly stone...a thread in its own right...

Rough Trade Shops Psych Folk 10 (International Version) - another branch of the same tree

Posted on 5 Jul 2014 20:29:36 BDT
Look Into The Flower: Trip On Psychedelic Grooves With Blue Note

Psychedelic Jazz

Psychedelic Blues

Posted on 5 Jul 2014 20:33:08 BDT
Psychedelic Electronica

Psychedelic Dub

Rough Guide To Psychedelic Bollywood by Rough Guide (2013) Audio CD

Posted on 5 Jul 2014 20:34:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jul 2014 20:35:51 BDT
is there any such thing psychedelic music.....and I quote : 'La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Alvin Lucier are three of the most notable of these. John Cage must be accorded some acknowlegment due to the powers of his influence, even if his music is in another realm.

La Monte Young had been working with long drones, Riley doing pretty much 'what he does' prior the sixties.

Terry Riley, 'highly alternate,' is the first of them to come to mind as sounding closest to what we think of as 'psychadelic.; His famous 'In C' is the seminal piece which manifested minimalism, and it has in it every trait of the musical procedures which were later further developed and are key elements of that style as heard from the hands of Steve Reich, John Adams, and Philip Glass.

Riley mixed what now sounds to us like vintage electronic keyboards with acoustic instruments, including the less than common at the time inclusion of saxophones.
Both Riley and La Monte Young have used just intonation and other alternate tunings.'

maybe this stuff belongs in the Roots rather than the Branches thread.

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 07:24:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jul 2014 07:28:42 BDT
T. Franklin says:
John Cale worked with La Monte Young in a loose grouping called the Theatre of Eternal Music. The influences he absorbed there were taken into the Velvet Underground (Inside the Dream Syndicate vol. 1: Day of Niagara)

This is pretty heavy going, lol. Also a member was Tony Conrad whose album "Outside the Dream Syndicate" made with Faust in 1972 I played again yesterday. (From The Side Of The Machine, pt 1)

The album title can be seen as a reproach to Young who owns the 60s recordings and won't allow their official release, even now. The available CDs are bootlegs. The presence of Faust does lend a kind of rock aesthetic on the track linked to (side 1 of the album - From The Side Of Man And Womankind, is much more austere).

Yoko Ono hosted a series of concerts curated by Young at her New York loft (it's all coming together now, lol) and apparently she too absorbed some of his aesthetic. From her 1970 album Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band... (Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Baby Carriage All Over The City)

The title was taken from a poem Yoko wrote about her 1968 miscarriage. The song employs a loop of George Harrison playing sitar, and a treated drum part by Ringo Starr, which does sound like the wheels of a pram going over the gaps in the pavement. Yoko's vocal resembles the keening wail common to many cultures over the bodies of the dead.

I certainly wouldn't go so far as calling any of these psychedelic, but there's no doubt the drones of Indian classical music inspired many musicians and composers in the early 60s; Ravi Shankar and his friend Ali Akbar Khan had both visited New York circa 1962/3 and Shankar also played in Europe. It must be said this wasn't an unknown technique in western music, but was one that had effectively disappeared in the middle ages when composers developed polyphony beyond just adding one or two parts to plainsong chant. (Gaude Maria Virgo - anon c12th century)

Hildegard von Bingen - O Vis Aeternitatis (12th century)

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 11:07:37 BDT
fascinating - things to chase up there. hadn't thought of 12th century hymns as having psychedelic qualities - but the drone and atmosphere is mind altering perhaps...who needs chemistry to play with perception/mood/consciousness (and health) when risk free beautiful music listened to with the right attention will Do it.

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 12:06:14 BDT
T. Franklin says:
Slits - Typical Girls (1979)

Swell Maps - Midget Submarines (1979) listen out for the vacuum cleaner on this track!

Siouxsie & the Banshees - Christine (1981)

Public Image Ltd - The Flowers Of Romance (1981)

Porcupine Tree - Jupiter Island (1989) in the early days when rave music was a big influence

Portishead - Sour Times (1994)

Blur - Out Of Time (2003)

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 13:08:35 BDT
TheFoe says:
Quilt - Mary Mountain (2014)

A Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger - Xanadu (2014)

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 13:23:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jul 2014 14:08:51 BDT
obvious, but relevant - the cramps 'psychedelic jungle' - most especially 'i can't find my mind'

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 13:55:08 BDT
T. Franklin says:
Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
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