Goosebumps Chronicles ~17. Summer of 2022, 10 Hot Things

The summer is flourishing with great music and goosebumps. Image by lunamontem

1. Automatism โ€“ Live at the Psychedelic Network Festival (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช This time the starting point happens to be in Stockholm. The soulful Swedes present their live album issued in the beginning of summer. Each of their works is a breathtaking journey, not to mention live performances as summits of musical art. Special thing here is the saxophone’s contribution, as a band’s guitarist Gustav Nygren boosts the cosmic shuttle with such an appropriate tool. As always, Automatism offers a first class trip for the space lovers of all kinds and inclinations. Don’t hesitate to join as it is unforgettable experience.

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Previous masterpiece by Automatism, “Immersion” (2020) in our Chronicles ~4 episode.

2. Yarni โ€“ Pigna (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Excellent waves are coming from the British shores. New work of Benjamin Harris demonstrates how ergonomically can pure acoustics be encrusted into the electronic solid. Sax, flute, trombone and even euphonium sound so bright and charming. Don’t forget about energetic bass and cello in some of the tracks. Perhaps you’ll found yourself guessing what else is arriving. After all, or before, the beats, programming and Yarni’s fresh approach to the music creation makes the story complete and nice to taste.

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Previous masterpiece by Yarni, “Boro” (2021), in our selected Exquisite Electronics episode.

3. Ouzo Bazooka โ€“ Astral Session / Live at Teder (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ะžne more live album, this time coming from Tel Aviv. Partake of Middle Eastern passion poured into the Western grooves and universal psychedelia. Dive into the sea of enlightenment and inspiration and follow the giant whale. It will show you the underwater beauties in detail on the way to Astral. These six compositions in a nice collection are exactly from that world, so close to the one we are living in. Sometimes, a couple of strokes is enough to get there. So, rely on the giant whale!

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Previous masterpiece by Ouzo Bazooka, “Dalya” (2021), in our selected Out of the Psychedelia E01 episode.

4. Flying Moon In Space โ€“ Zwei (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Leipzig is our next stop. Flying Moon In Space presents the second LP as a continuation of their free experiments. This time they happen to be wider and even more abstract then before. We get a a certain flavor of retrospective mixed with futuristic matter. It’s strange, but it’s barely dividable. More electronic and weird power pop, less conventional convenient things. let the improvisation achieve its sheer freedom and step back, that could be a motto for this album. The guys apply this rule from the first second up to the finale.

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Previous masterpiece by Flying Moon In Space, “Flying Moon In Space” (2020), in our selected Blooming in the Wild episode.

5. Neorhythm โ€“ Anthropo (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ One more June’s album comes from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Neorhythm has reached a new round of the spiral while preparing and publishing the latest opus, called “Anthropo”. Dedicated to a man, the album’s concept unveils the self questioned problems and philosophic issues. This is accompanied by heavy stuff like groovy riffs, some tailored djent and progressive shred. The fierce vocals make the songs stunning. Your head is going to physically practice the infinity sign.

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Previous masterpiece by Neorhythm, “Zetetic” (2018).

6. Volhv โ€“ Slavia (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง In the beginning of July, our goose has brought another magnificent album by Alex McCree. He has been publishing his works under the name of Hernungr, and this particular LP got a different alias. It’s due to a special focus on Slavonic cultures, namely Serbian and Ukrainian ones. Alex is referring to pre-Christian period of pagan times, when the original music and legends orbited around natural forces and gods behind. Not sure that our predecessors created ambient though. Anyway, the album’s atmosphere seems coming straight from the magus’ camp.

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Previous masterpiece by Alex McCree (Herknungr), “Dugr” (2022), in our Goosebumps Chronicles ~14 episode.

7. The American Dollar โ€“ Lofi Dimensions 3 (2022)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Here is the third part of Lofi Dimensions, meaning both continuation of well known and appreciated story and something fresh. Short sketches with the same tempo, mild and mellowed, are good for one’s breath. The ambiance is pulsing each second, and it touches the listeners’ eardrums softly. As always, you can start with any fragment of this book, and nothing will change. You’ll just be watching the big picture transformed into small particles. Everything is still right in front of you, and inside.

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Previous masterpiece by The American Dollar, “Blaze” (2021), in our Goosebumps Chronicles ~8 episode.

8. Shahbaz Hussain and Helen Anahita Wilson โ€“ Silsila (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง  ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ A true pearl of this episode, a further opus by extraordinary duo. The voices of keys and tabla are becoming more daring and enthusiastic this time. In several composition, they sound loud and catchy, while there’s always a room for romantic feelings and calmfulness. The alliance is keeping its treasured advertency. I mean, the parties are brilliantly organized so both instruments are allowed to show their best possibilities to capture your attention and fascinate you. Stay fascinated and this will make your day.

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Previous masterpiece by Shahbaz Hussain and Helen Anahita Wilson, “Diwan” (2019).

9. Monster Rally โ€“ Botanica Dream (2022)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ A moment for exotica at Selected Goosebumps! Moreover, it’s a dream in the jungle. In this package, you’re going to get a bunch of wonderful tunes. Be prepared for lush vegetation and weird animals, nosey birds and sheer wilderness. Ted Feighan who creates all this stuff, gifts sixteen more pages of the folio which he has been creating for a while. It’s a generous hoard from the distant islands lost in the digital ocean full of nourishing waves. These waves are approaching so grab your board and go!

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Previous masterpiece by Monster Rally, “Castaways Vol. 1” (2020), in our Goosebumps Chronicles ~4 episode.

10. Le Temps du Loup โ€“ Enthraller (2022)

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Let’s wrap up this episode on a loud note. Loud and formidable, this EP by mighty Spaniards continue their track and our admiration. Clear and vast sonic installations are weighted down with distortion and effects appearing from the mist every now and then. The record is ending with a true journey into eternity. It’s a beautiful track entitled “Alt Kommer Til En Slutt” and it seems there is either no beginning or end, it captivates and absorbs a listener completely. You’ll forget from where you came and stay in this atmosphere for a while.

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Previous masterpiece by Le Temps du Loup, “Cardinal” (2018).

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