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Monday, January 5, 2015

2015

SUMMER 2015: 

WE'VE RELOCATED TO MAINE;
 BURROWED IN AN OCEANSIDE GROVE.....



OUR BANDCAMP SITE IS NOW AVAILABLE.  WE'LL BE ADDING 
OUT-OF-PRINT ALBUMS,  SINGLES,  BONUS ITEMS & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR - CHECK IT!

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TWO NEW ALBUMS and a PRINT 
by MILLION BRAZILIAN'S CORUM - 
AVAILABLE FOR PRE -ORDER:


BLACK or WHITE ORPHEUS 2:
PLACE OF THE HIDDEN SUN  

tape cassette
on Lost Discoveries
to be released September 1st 
PRE-ORDER AT PSYCHIC SOUNDS


  

“Place of the Hidden Sun is a minimal abstract mystery of human beatbox style hyper rhythmic arrangements weaved with strange fields of glimmering melody to create lo-fi spiraling pop ambience.  Hailing from Milan, Italy,  Adele H. uses looping repetitive flowing vocals worked into beautiful circular figures adding pulses of breath, claps and hand percussion paced on repeated short spoken pieces.  There's so much going on, and the vocals are more like another instrument, like a more psychedelic, more augmented textual brilliance.  Corum plays soft focus prismatic choral shimmers underpinned by woozy high end melodies molded into new warped shapes of sound.  The result is is strangely hypnotic, not just the words, but the percussive elements of recorded female vocals that are transformed into beats sprinkled amorphous shards of choral synthesizer, creating weirdly meditative trancelike expanses.  It's so easy to get totally lost, letting the words and sounds, the pulse and throb transport you to some strange world where sound and speech, music and words, blur into something wholly other.”   - Chris Webb, for psychic sounds recordings 

Running Time: 40 min
-Professionally dubbed in stereo to Chrome tape cassette /  Dolby B
-Includes extensive writing sheet 
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BEGUILING ISLES: 
TALES FROM THE VISION PIT
 tape cassette
on Lost Discoveries  
to be released September 1st
PRE-ORDER AT PSYCHIC SOUNDS




A much anticipated follow-up to the earlier Effigy Mounds LP, Tales From The Vision Pit takes up where the Mounds left-off creating an atmosphere that is heady and devotional, with a dark, dramatic aspect that is profoundly effective.  It could also be described as ‘musical surrealism’.  Like the album’s interior artwork of drawings, the music creates hallucinatory effects as soundscapes by mixing sampled and heavily synthesized sounds with acoustic arrangements for a variety of instruments sounding like alien percussion, washes of chanting and dark constellations of bowed non-identifiable instrumentation building into amazingly euphoric moments.  Corum’s approach draws upon diverse forms, including acoustic, drone music, sound collage, folk, and progressive rock joining the dots between primitive drums, outer space improvisation and travelogue field recordings that sustains the atmosphere across both sides while nodding to your favorite experimental albums throughout.  Pretty much everything you could want from one his records is in here, and that final triumphal trumpet call-and-response by the end is one of the signature moments of his entire back catalogue.  All copies come with a fold-out cover of drawings.  Highly Recommended!  
- Sarah Thompson, for psychicsounds recordings 

- Running Time: 62 Minute
- Professionally dubbed in stereo to Chrome tape cassette /  Dolby B
- Cover fold out with drawings by Corum



MULTIPLEX 
#3
 a magazine with contributions from:
Guy Rombouts, Joris De Rycke, Heta Bilaletdin, 
Eva Marie Rødbro, Dennis Tyfus, Roope Eronen, 
Tina Schott, Grant Corum, Jeff Hartford, Lauren Pakradooni, Pat Maher, Zeloot, Bramok, Ronnie Oliveras, Dieter Durinck, Elia Buletti, Francesco Cavaliere, Ronan Riou, Amy Faust, Lieven Martens Moana, Rufus Michielsen, Ernesto González, Jonas Frederiksen, Mima Schwahn, Jens Fleischer, Wietske van Gils, Ada van Hoorebeke, Jo Caimo, Carlos Antonio Mattos, Eva van Deuren, Spencer Clark, Floris Vanhoof

32 stencil printed pages, screen printed cover, 
post card and a patch. comes in a printed envelope 

presentation on Sunday July 19th, 4pm
F44, Bleekhofstraat 44, 2140 Antwerpen
+ DJ Snoid, grill blazing in the mini garden

ORDER HERE 



Psychic Sounds presents: 


SATURDAY, JUNE 20

BEYOND HUMAN SCALE (Lazy Magnet)

Opening Ritual at 6pm by WHITE GOURD

Wild World Cuts by DJ Bizango Leaks 

Projections by VHS&M (members of Taboo)

12 Mill Lane 
Belfast, ME

EVENT PAGE HERE:
www.facebook.com/events/946184835448955/



 FORTHCOMING RELEASES: 

PODEROSO MONICATO
12" LP (Psychic Sounds
ESTIMATED RELEASE DATE FOR OCTOBER 15



MUSIC FOR 'THE LOST TO APPEAR' and a 'RITUAL FOR RETURN'
CALLING ON THE POWERS OF THE MIGHTY MONICATO

   Recorded at Dub Narcotic & Psychic Sound's Leisure Hive 
 with special guests Arrington de Dionyso
Idaho Joe Windslow, Angelo Spencer and China Star!!

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SLIP ENCHANTMENTS 
tape cassette 
to be released on Moon Glyph



Solstice trilogy recorded in the Dub Narcotic temple with
Arrington de Dionyso & Angelo Spencer; flipside feature
 a selected live recording segment with Idaho Joe Windslow
for an alternative soundtrack from a collaboration with the Church of Film.

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IN PREPARATION FOR LATER 2015: 

*Special SPLIT series - tape cassette - Vomitose Tapes

 *SESSIONS w/ The Tenses (Smegma) & MSHR - 12" - Psychic Sounds


FORECASTED FOR 2016: 

*DUNGEON JAZZ CEREMONY NIGHTS (Lost Album Restored and Finally Released!)
 


Saturday, March 21 @ The High Water Mark Lounge 
VERY SPECIAL EQUINOX SHOW: 
MILLION BRAZILIANS "Farewell to Arms" Last West Coast show! 
 w/ The TENSES (SMEGMA)
Birch Cooper of MSHR /   
Geist & the Sacred Ensemble
DJ by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies ) /
Projections by Colin Manning !
more details to come.... 
EVENT PAGE HERE

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March 19 @ Hollywood Theatre 7:30 pm $8
Mississippi Records film series presents a night of live music to some of the most bizarre film footage out there!
 


CHURCH OF FILM GREATEST HITS COLLAGE
featuring live musical scores from:

MICHAEL HURLEY
MARISSA ANDERSON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
MILLION BRAZILIANS
JASON BOKOROS

A film collage prepared by the curatorial team at the Church of film with live soundtrack by some of Mississippi Records favorite musicians! The film is a winding piece of madness - weaving together scenes from all kinds of films on themes like nature, death and sex, war and much more. Not for the faint of heart or spirit.  The films will be accompanied by live score work from the following individuals, each musician chiming in separately throughout the program -
 

There will also be two short films. An evening of psychedelic entertainment not to be missed!
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OUT NOW!: 
VOLCANIC GREMLIN MAGNET



Order at Psychic Sounds



"Wonderfully weird collaboration, between avant free jazz tribalists Million Brazilians and legendary improvised pianist Thollem McDonas creating a combo of yet another freaky transmission from whatever otherworldly outpost these mysterious Portland free jazz & drone outsiders call home, and lordy, is it chaotic, throbbing and beautiful. Eerie wavering electric insect buzz delicately unfurl near the start, quiet and pretty... that gives way to a ceremonial gong call churning into a rhythmic jam of deep bass and cyclic hand drum groove, super fuzzed-out organ, angular guitar thwack, flute coloration, and wailing sax sometimes in perfect harmony, other times exploding into an eruption of turbulent jazz freak out truly sounding like a primordial opening of volcanic cavern. Within those various sounds, MB & Thollem, intentionally twist everything all up, adding all kinds of evocative noises, woozy marimbas, mysterious rumbles, swirling jungle drums, sonic detritus of bells, shakers and ghostly calls that seem to unfold and flower and splinter into all sorts of different shapes and sounds as the set progresses forming some sort of scene like a Central American ritualistic exorcism into ecstatic celebration ending with a gorgeous distant flute calling. The Million Brazilian's sound have managed to be dangerously distinct and totally prolific, but completely enigmatic and underground at the same time. With Thollem's range between spastic gritty textures to enthralling minimalist pulsations of a well tempered synthesizer, "Volcanic Gremlin Magnet" creates a lush, expressive, and alien strain of jazz. It's a fantastic 54 minutes, all right! Highly Recommended!"
-AJ, psychicsoundrecordings.blogspot.com

"For Freaks Only"

-Professionally dubbed in Stereo onto Cobalt tape
-Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Mike Erwin
(MB live photo by Jason Edmonds 2014)

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHOM SUPPORTED THE MB EFFORTS IN 2014;
AND FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS! WE'RE FINISHING UP ALL THESE AMAZING 
RECORDINGS FROM THIS YEAR -- SOME OF THE BEST TO DATE...
2015 WILL BE A TRULY GREAT YEAR FOR THE MB MYTHOS!