Feb 27, 2011

Sundaze 1109 Cosmic Space

Hello, i was somewhat in dubio if this album fits the Sundaze label, there's some fridaynights groove bleeding thru specially on disc 1 but i have to be broadminded here, besides i wouldn't know where else to post this labour of love by 2 artists that have given us so much Sundaze as Future Sound Of London or the moniker in use here, Amorphous Andronygous. It's obvious thesse guys have been into psychedelics for a long time now and some of what they picked up along the way is shared here. Don't be put of by the fact you hardly reckognize a name, I just knew 24 of the 44 which goes to show there's always more to learn.

Jung described the "psyche" as containing both conscious and unconscious mind, so you would think that a lot of the tracks on a "psychedelic" collection like this would really stir things up, shake you by the bootstraps and bring weird creatures and landscapes bubbling up from the primitive unconscious....Hmm well let me know if it tickles..

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Well it's not often you come across a rockstar praising other peoples albums on camera so i thought i'd grab the 2 min clip for your infotainment.

Since the late 90s, Amorphous Androgynmous AKA The Future Sound Of London AKA Garry Cobain and Brian Dougans have been weaving together two-hour broadcasts of their favourite records that could be loosely classed as 'Cosmic Space Music'. After ten years of messing with our heads via the wireless, they now pick their choicest mind-melting moments on what promises to be a fine series of double cds. It's a collection that perfectly runs the gauntlet from kitsch to uber cool.

The boys are, of course, expert at weaving this stuff into a pleasing journey through the backroads of your mind with, yes, the odd wrong turn. For every Nick Nicely ersatz psych moment there's the messed up funk of Miles' Rated X; and the cod Jamaican nonsense of something like Donovan's twee Riki Tiki Tavi is easily negated by the wah-wah moonstomp of Can's Flow Motion. The pleasure is in the bumps, twists and turns. In thee end the mix of old and new material is great, especially when the ancient and modern coalesce in such a way as to muddle any era identification.

Despite the occasional transitional discrepancy, this is definitely a consciousness expanding mix. Amorphous have done their homework, and it is downright fascinating to listen to what they’ve dug up here. The length and scope of the album is a bit much, and it may be difficult for some to stomach a 2 hour and 40 minute album, but every track deserves its spot. Let them blow your mind.

The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music 1 (495mb)

1-01 Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) 3:18
1-02 Chiitra Neogy - The Perfumed Garden - The Encouragement Of The Lusty Wife 0:14
1-03 Heaven & Earth - Feel The Spirit 4:26
1-04 Osibisa - Black Ant 3:15
1-05 Pop Levi - Blue Honey 3:27
1-06 Yellow Moon Band - Entangled 2:20
1-07 Earlies - Breaking Point 4:25
1-08 Betty Davis - If I'm Lucky (I May Get Picked Up) 4:34
1-09 Mountain Machine - Mountain Machine 3:24
1-10 Henry Roland - After All 3:33
1-11 Paul Giovanni - Maypole From 'The Wicked Man' 2:18
1-12 Ian Neal - Kingdom Of The Birds 4:58
1-13 Amorphous Androgynous - Light Beyond Sound 0:51
1-14 Bob Downes - Tunnels Electronic 1:02
1-15 Can - Flow Motion 3:55
1-16 Cosmic Wizards' Club Band - Musashi 1:32
1-17 Espers - Mansfield And Cyclops 5:45
1-18 Cranium Pie - There It Is Part 2 0:42
1-19 Miles Davis - Rated X 5:10
1-20 Psychonauts - Circles 3:26
1-21 Pentangle - Light Flight 2:55
1-22 Friends Of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman 4:52
1-23 Amorphous Androgynous - The Lovers 4:41
1-24 Amorphous Androgynous - Opus Of The Black Sun 3:46

The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music 2 (464mb)

2-01 Tommy Graham - Sahajiya 3:40
2-02 Cranium Pie - Awakening Of The Birds 1:17
2-03 Cranium Pie - Drying In The Sun 2:05
2-04 Nick Nicely - 49 Cigars 2:49
2-05 Chiitra Neogy - The Perfumed Garden - The Encouragement Of The Lusty Wife 0:50
2-06 Donovan - Riki Tiki Tavi 3:08
2-07 Devendra Banhart - Lazy Butterfly 4:04
2-08 Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know 5:01
2-09 Hariprasad Chaurasia - Manzh Khamaz Teental 2:07
2-10 Tim Buckley - I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain 5:34
2-11Emperor Machine - Roller Daddy 5:13
2-12 Mahagon - Divka S Jablky 3:03
2-13 Lord Sitar - I Am The Walrus 4:01
2-14 Wizards Of Ooze - Helga 2:02
2-15 Tommy James And The Shondells - Cellophane Symphony 7:38
2-16 Hawkwind - Silver Machine 4:12
2-17 Magic Carpet - The Phoenix 3:38
2-18 David Axelrod - The Mental Traveler 3:43
2-19 Werkraum - Queen Mab 3:33
2-20 Shweta Javeri - Heart Of Darkness 12:00

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Anonymous said...

Could you please reup the Cosmic Space Music? Thank you very much in advance.

Anonymous said...

Another excellent post....Thanks!

Anonymous said...

thx for the share, first. Could you re-up the vol. 2, pleeease?

Anonymous said...

I mean the "Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music 2". The link is broken.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rho, would it be possible for you to re-upload this wonderful collection of The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Vol 1 - Cosmic Space Music 1? (Music 2 appears to still be available but not the first collection)
Once again, thank you kindly for all of your lovely, admirable work!