Welcome to another two hours of psychedelic music from around the world on Global Psychedelia, WEFT 90.1 FM and streaming live at every Saturday from 2-4PM.

On the tail of last week’s free jazz, free improvisation, freak out! I wanted to play that delightful mix of noise and rock musics that I love so well.  Today’s playlist will include artists from Japan, China, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and the USA, but will focus mostly on Japan as that is the locus of my main musical interests and study.  I will note the names of each country in parenthesis next to the band’s name.  If you’ve been listening to previous shows through speakers, that’s awesome, but i recommend you put on a great pair of headphones–even if that means borrowing them–and turn it up until it’s almost uncomfortable, but not quite.  You’ll catch a lot of what’s usually unheard in these contemporary sonic symphonies.

“why something and not nothing?  why music and not noise?”

–maybe the only thing worth reading in Don DeLillo‘s Cosmopolis

Jimi Hendrix (USA) . Live at Woodstock (Disc 1) . Star Spangled Banner . 1969

Челленджер (Russia) . Самоцветы поволжья . Апрельская жара . 2011

I found this on the blog for Russian electro-psychedelic-rock-folk-free-improvisation collective Magical Unicellular Music.

Les Rallizes Dénudés (Japan) . bootleg . 氷の炎 . 197?/2011

Li Jianhong, Huang Jin, Ji Mu, Li Tieqiao (China) . Live At Nanjing 2006 . Xianchang Jilu 1 . 2006

The Stooges (USA) . Fun House . L.A. Blues . 1970

The Heavy Friends (Japan) . Supernova . Acid . 2010

This band, this guy (Takashi), whoever they (you) are: amazing.  So much goodness here – definitely influenced by Les Rallizes Dénudés, Jutok Kaneko, and Ohkami no Jikan.  Thank you Takashi.  Please keep making music.

Get this album and more at Takashi’s “The Heavy Friends” blog.

Boris With Merzbow (Japan) . Rock Dream (Disc 1) . Blackout . 2007

Einstürzende Neubauten . Einstürzende Neubauten . Autobahn

Kikuri, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Keiji Haino (Japan) . Pulverized Purple . Give Me Back That Colour You Stole From My Guts . 2008

Leningrad Psychedelic Blues Machine (Japan) . Dark Star . Wood Stock Monster II (Free Jazz Version) . 1995

On Nanjo Asahito’s label LA MUSICA.  It is said they released three full length albums: Yaje, selftitled, and Fandango.  If you have them, or know where I can find them, please, please let me know.  At least one of them was released on Mason Jones‘ ¿defunct? label Charnel Music – a treasure trove of amazing music that is sadly hard to find.

Mainliner (Japan) . Mainliner Sonic . Last Day . 1997

Sunflare (Portugal) . Young Love . Particle . 2011

Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. (Japan) . Electric Heavyland . Phantom of Galactic Magnum . 2002

Lou Reed (USA) . Metal Machine Music . Metal Machine Music, Part 1 .

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