Hi all, new to the forum.
There's a few more obscure psych LPs I've been enjoying of late, I wondered if you could recommend me anything that sounds like:
Euphoria - A Gift From Euphoria
Daughters of Albion - ST
Food - Forever Is A Dream
Mandrake Memorial - Puzzle
Skip Spence - Oar
(I'm aware that the LPs listed don't sound like each other as such, but if you can recommend albums that are similar to the individual picks, that'd be great!)
Not very good at these comparison things, but Skip Spence is pretty out there. One of those love it or hate it albums.
well, it's hard for me too to think of similar sounds [see mr. wisdom's whopper's comment], but in a similar vein to Skip's stuff is the amazing Syd Barrett's HYGIY? [have you got it yet] recordings. these have been collected and circulated by fans in numerous forms, but for the completist, HYGIY version 2.0 is the most comprehensive i've come across.
You may well know Jasper Wrath - if not, check out the ist selftitled album from 1971 and/or the anthology 1969-1976 2 CD set.
I've just been listening to PANAMA LTD-INDIAN SUMMER[1970 nice sounding album well worth a listen
You Could try Guy Darrell superb soft pop from 60's
also try a album by Morning-Struck Like Silver lovely album
Apparently Skip Spence spent six months in a psychiatric hospital after attacking his Moby Grape bandmates with an axe. He wrote the tracks for Oar whilst there.
Other off kilter, out of sorts or just plain different artists from that era besides Syd Barrett, would be Wild Man Fischer, Sun Ra, The Residents, Captain Beefheart, Faust, Moondog, Throbbing Gristle, Holy Modal Rounders, Pere Ubu. Ya Ho Wa 13.
Thanks, lots to check out!
Tom Northcott is a name you dont hear much about but he recorded some very good tracks well worth searching out
For me, Summerhill's LP from 1968 sounds very similar in approach to Euphoria. Daughters Of Albion I would need to listen to again. The Common People LP has similarities to Food, though it isn't as good in my opinion.
I don't think anything else really sounds like Puzzle and while Skip Spence is often compared to Syd Barrett, sonically they are not similar with one being very English and the other very American. Yes, they were both mentally breaking down and that can clearly be heard in both, but that is where the similarity ends in my opinion.
I wouldn't say skip and syd sounded anything like each other.😯