The thread yesterday got fucked, and it was a good thread.
>inb4 Tame Impala haters
I'm not an aficionado of the genre but I can say the two earliest albums from 13th Floor Elevators are on a completely higher level than anything Tame Impala has made.
It's a behemoth of fuzzy driven psychedelia
yes to both of these.
Although I love Tame Impala and that album OP, I can't say I think it's the best ever because it's too revival. I wouldn't say that they didn't do anything original but there isn't anything original enough for me to coin it best ever.
My other votes would be Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Congratulations, STGSTV, Maggot Brain, the Soft Bulletin, and Magical Mystery Tour.
deep in your heart you know it's true.
also fuck tame impala they suck donkey dick
Blind contrarianism, cool beans.
I don't listen to practically anything from that era. Decided to pick up 13FE because of a rec and fucking loved it. There is something special about the rawness. TI is great too, completely different but IMO inferior in most counts.
These kids who think tame impala invented psychedelic rock are soo funny.
They are not even the best of this generation.
although i'm not entirely sure why it's called psychedelic rock
Loling at this.
Someone's never done psychedelics apparently.
Their most druggy record besides MMT of course.
I would list off all the obviously psychedelic tracks but then I'd be listing like 10/14 tracks.
>Here, There, Everywhere
>Good Day Sunshine
>And Your Bird Can Sing
>For No One
>Got To Get You Into My Life
Literally all not psychedelic in any sense.
Yeah, that one.
Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle
>Psychedelic Rock / e6
You have no idea what you're talking about. Literally no Beatle's music was "written on acid". There's a few lines here and there that Lennon and George wrote while tripping, but they never went into the studio on acid and wrote/played music.
Om - Advaitic Songs
>Psychedelic / Stoner / Doom / Hard Rock
>Written during a period when Harrison was heavily influenced by his experimentation with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, the lyrics to "Love You To" address the singer's desire for "immediate sexual gratification"...
> "She Said She Said". He praises the song's expression of the "primal urge" for innocence, which imbues the lyric with "complexity", as the speaker suffers through feelings of "inadequacy", "helplessness" and "profound fear". In his opinion, the track's "intensity is palpable" and "the music is a direct connection to [Lennon's] psyche".[nb 6] "She Said She Said" marks the second time that a Beatles arrangement used a shifting metre, as the foundation of 4/4 briefly switches to 3/4 with the lyrics: "when I was a boy, everything was right", before settling back into 4/4. Harrison later recalled that he helped Lennon finish the composition, which involved joining together three separate fragments of song. The track was recorded during a single nine-hour session on 21 June, one day before the album's completion deadline. MacDonald characterises "She Said She Said" as "the antithesis of McCartney's impeccable neatness" and "one of the most irregular things that Lennon ever wrote". Owing to an argument in the studio, McCartney did not contribute to the recording, leaving Harrison to perform the bassline in addition to the lead guitar and harmony vocals. The lyric was inspired in part by a conversation that Lennon and Harrison had with actor Peter Fonda in Los Angeles in August 1965, while all three were under the influence of LSD.
Is Tame Impala actually good? Kind of nervous to listen to them
Pic related is the best
Sun Araw - On Patrol
>Psychedelic, tropical, dub, drone, lo-fi, synth-heavy
and i'll post one more
jesus fucking christ you're so hung up on details
obviously we don't mean the album was written and recorded while they were tripping, that is nonsensical and hardly happens outside of a few isolated cases.
They had taken the drugs and those experiences influenced the songs that were put on this record.
I disagree. As someone who's done his fair share of psychs I can see the influence that psychs had on these songs. Or at least, what seems to me.
Magic Lantern - Platoon
>psychedelic rock/stoner rock/drone
also check out Follakzoid or The Holydrug Couple if you're into that lame impala stuff. Both have new albums coming out in 2015
Psychedelic is a blanket term more than anything. Yes, there's "psychedelic" as a genre, which is fine. But I think psychedelic is open to a lot of interpretation. I noticed someone posted Coil. I would consider them very psychedelic although most people probably wouldn't.
everytime a new artist tries something psychedelic, lets say Youth Lagoon in Wondrous Bughouse there is always a kid saying they copied tame impala. Like if they invented psychedelic rock.
A breathtaking soundscape, indiginous undertones, solos inspired by reversed tapes, hypnotic compositions, interplay based around non-stop explosion of ideas punctuated by convergence, and organic playing. No better psychedelic jazz exists.
yeah, i posted the coil album. in the last thread i posted a butthole surfers album, someone said it was bad psychedelic because it wasn't "swirly". it's weird to me that people get hung up on these things when it comes to genre labels and stuff like that
bruh if you literally thought he meant that the album was both written and recorded while they were tripping, you're either seriously autistic or trolling.
I wasn't the one who originally posted "they were all on acid when they made it" but really understanding what he meant there isn't that tough.
If we wanna talk like the MOST psychedelic album of all time, I think I'd have to say ODDSAC.
Damn, I don't do shrooms much but that does sound amazing. Last time I tripped it was on LSD, in the woods during fall while listening to this
Yoga - Megafauna
>lofi psychedelic black metal, ritual ambient
“Yoga takes the lo-fi practice-space recordings of the grimmest of the black metal outfits and combines it with the murky, muddy, noise-drenched blur of bands like Wold. But then takes it even further, rendering their sound so muted and lo-fidelity that even when they’re blasting furiously, it still sounds like a busted music box or an old black metal 78. And then there’s the fact that Yoga spends a good amount of their time not blasting blackly, but instead crafting synth-heavy Goblin-style film music, all throbbing bass and buzzing synths, creepy minor-key melodies and tons of haunting ambience. Those songs too are wreathed in a foggy, night-on-the-moors sort of murk, which ties those songs closely to the more blackened ones.
“The strange combination of grim and Goblin, the tripped-out fucked-up recording quality, the damaged arrangements, the looped hypnotic quality, turn Yoga into something totally out there, most likely way too abstract and psychedelic and deliriously lo-fi to appeal to folks looking for grim, buzzing blackness, but for the rest of you, if you can try to imagine some impossible mix of Philip Jeck, Wold, Goblin, the Skaters and some of the super weird EEE Records unblack bands, all produced by John Maus and Ariel Pink, then you will flip for this.”
Why was 1967 so based? (pic related)
This is probably the actual answer to the question OP asked, although you have to be in the right mood for it.
Tame Impala is the best psych you can come up with OP? Have you even taken acid before man?
look bud, he said the album was written on lsd, and it wasn't. a few songs were inspired/influenced by it but not a single element of it was written while tripping, which is what he claimed. i just told him he was wrong. don't get mad at me because he was wrong.
Can someone with experience explain what are you feeling when taking psychadelics? do you really start to imagine things and shit like that? if so what did you imagine?
Also what are the downsides of it?
Most psychedelic doesn't mean most out there and experimental. Even if it did this probably wouldn't be the end all be all.
That being said, fucking love oddsac.
best year for music ever man
the best 60's album that isn't even a 60's album
I guess I just mean it's the album I think is most detached from anything that's not psychedelia. There's no real big discernible rock or folk influences, you know what I mean? I don't mean to treat things with superlatives, I just really admire it for that.
That's not true. MGMT is way more popular, AnCo is popular too. They both came to my country, AnCo for free, Tame Impala will never come here, they are not that popular.
I think you are just one of those kids.
Just calling your ass out for taking someone's statement too literally and making and argument out of it. Also for some reason you don't think Revolver is psychedelic, which is laughable.
This is one of my absolute favorite albums that i consider to be quite psychedelic actually. It's sort of noise rock, with tribal drumming and chanting and stuff, just check it out I fucking love it guys I really wish more people knew about this. Possibly in my top 15 of all time. http://youtu.be/O9k8f0s1gsk
true but MGMT's psychedelic side is toned down at times and the more toned down mgmt is what got popular as fuck.
I really think the whole concept of psychedelic goes over tumblr kiddies heads.
i didn't take his statement literally you dumbshit. he said the album was written while on lsd. this is a literal and very explicit claim that is 100% incorrect even if you pick out the most psychedelic tracks off of it, which were all written and performed while completely sober.
i'm not being overly literal, i'm being equally as literal as he was. i'm holding him to his incorrect claim. why are you being such a moron about this?
i also never said revolver isn't psychedelic, that was clearly another anon since he was typing with correct capitalization and punctuation whereas i have not been doing that
One of my top 5 from 2013. This dude is amazing
Forest Swords - Engravings
>Neo-Psychedelia / Downtempo / Experimental / Dub / Trip hop
first psychedelic jangle pop album, pretty much started the neo-psych movement
I've never hallucinated anything that wasn't there. It just alters what you look at, so shit gets brighter, more colorful, kinda wobbly, and patterns appear when you look at chaotic things like carpet or textured ceilings.
You feel more connected to the world and people around you. It's easy to fall in love when you're tripping with someone. You feel like you understand things that normally don't make sense. It's like your brain is running a hundred times faster than normal.
Downsides include getting scared easily, freaking out, and realizing things that you didn't want to realize.
its not even the best miles davis album to trip to
basically it alters your thought processes and the way you think. it kind of depends on the drug. the only one ive done is shrooms so i can speak for it. you're just kind of really confused while on shrooms. the trip starts out with you laughing about everything. certain patterns can look cool and objects can look as though they're "breathing." certain textures will feel/look really weird. you may feel a little paranoia but other than that you'll probably be alright. its a cool experience and id recommend it. i recently read that shrooms actually alter the connections in your brain which is why your thoughts are strange. check out erowid or theshroomery.org for trip reports and more info on psychedelics.
Yeah! And it permeates everything. If you play it out loud where you are it's like you're swimming through the music, like it's saturated everything and is coming out of every wall, every object.
Having tripped LSD ~5 times:
visually everything starts to look like the album art of merriwether post pavillion
next, you start getting a little anxiety about your life and you realize all the mistakes you make on a daily basis
then, if you can come to terms with being a flawed person, you start to feel at peace with yourself and the world. patterns and images start to appear in objects around you; if not, you just ride out the anxiety for ~8 hours and everything feels like you vs. the world
it can go either way but both are refreshing in the end. Long-term effects are the occasional flashback, and it can trigger schiophrenia if it runs in your family. general downsides are a .01% chance of getting chronic flashbacks. This is called HPPD and it's no fun.
If you're interested in the dangers of LSD: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/a-trip-that-doesnt-end
this is a really good explanation.
If you're looking for a good first time psychedelic experience I'd recc get yourself a couple grams of mushrooms and eat those alone. I know it sounds scary to trip alone first time, but mushrooms are fairly easy to handle in lower doses and tripping with other people is not always as pleasant.
Psychedelics are all about distorting your perceptions. Our perceptions are the only thing we have to take in whats around us. Psychedelics make you realize how easily distorted those perceptions can be.
The psychedelic experience is kind of like a roller coaster. Anticipation, anxiety, followed by a euphoric bliss/nirvana where everything in the universe seems to be in tune. Everything makes complete sense, you teach yourself about everything. There can be some scary parts to a trip, but as long as you're in a comfortable setting and you have a positive mindset it can be one of the greatest experiences of your life, a spiritual awakening of sorts.
surprised no one has posted this yet
its THE album to trip to, especially Any Colour You Like
I like kind of blue, but it's definitely not as psychedelic as bitches brew.
pic related is arguably better than bitches brew. I go back and forth tbh. Little Church, best acid song ever?
Little Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvCJ_91sT50
so true. The first time I took acid I remember listening to great gig in the sky while my sober friend was driving us around. I was just looking at the sky and in heaven. One of my go to tripping albums, lyrically and conceptually it's a perfect tripping album
when I trip to this album all I think of is mainstream hippie culture and how trashy it has become. jazz albums don't carry "muh western buddhism" garbage around with them. Dark Side is a great album but the fanbase is crummy
studio and production effects tend to characterize psychedelic music. the genre came out of the mid-late sixties when artists were starting to figure out how to use the studio as an instrument and how to approach production as an art form unto itself.
in practice, that means heavy panoramic spatialization, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, shit like that. add some unconventional song structures and a generally surreal or dreamy atmosphere, you got yourself some psych music
Oh shit, now I need to download this, but where?
Pic related are my ratings for psychedelic music.
no offense, but that is fucking weak. that whole idea of playing the album over that movie is so fucking stupid imo
first time i tripped, i watched 8 1/2, 2001 a space odyssey, and the holy mountain
then listened to dark side
needless to say i was reborn, although i wouldnt call it spiritual it just sorta happened in my head
I'd definitely trip to Passover or D2SAG first, but yeah, the Black Angels are great.
Also, I tripped to pic related once and it was incredible. Air's Moon Safari was really nice one time too.
their best album imo
but the singer just makes me want to listen to the doors or TVU
not that poster, but no it's not weak man. Not at all. It's pretty neat
if you have to ask for clarification on whether something is psychedelic or not why would you post it?
>reading this thread
>get up to check the mail
>"oh look its that copy of bitches brew I ordered!"
I've tried so many times to sit through this whole...journey ( I don't know what else to call it) and I haven't been able to. I love jazz, but this is something completely different. I still don't think I'm ready for this. I will keep trying though.
The beginning of each song was a little frightening, but by the end of each one you just get lost in the grooves. It was also the most my friend and I'd ever taken, so we were just laying there geeking out.
White Poppy -
>Psychedelic Shoegaze Dream Pop
I Had A Dream (2012)
>psych / dream pop / more lofi
>it's not weak man. Not at all. It's pretty neat
it sounds gay as fuck-all, and i read the remaining band members thought it was stupid, and i would really not like to sully their genius like dark side with a film like wizard of oz or any other film
>WYWH did everything DSoTM set out to do.
yeah no, any colour you like is on dark side not WYWH
dark side is more experimental despite the studio treatment of the tracks, and WYWH is more straightfoward
as a band, WYWH is technically proficient, but dark side is the true superior floyd album, thats when they matched piper at the gates of dawns greatness after barrett left
if you like synth heavy stuff, sure
personally, i agree with kevin, lonerism is about a guy realizing hes alone and innerspeaker is about him coming to terms with it
innerspeaker is lonerism 2.0 even though it came before
I don't about you but calling experimental is kind of a stretch. The first four Pink Floyd records are more experimental then DSoTM.
But I definitely think DSoTM is way superior to anything after WYWH. I never understood this boards fascination with Animals.
On Blue Mountain rips off Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
How Can You Really rips off I Saw The Light by Todd Rundgren
Cosmic Vibrations rips off Long Long Long by George Harrisson
I still like their music a lot though.
Psych has seen various "revivals," but has been ongoing since the '60s in various underground scenes. I would say we're experiencing one of those little revivals right now, but it's all part of a larger psychedelic movement that's been going since acid was invented.
>The first four Pink Floyd records are more experimental then DSoTM.
they're really not after hearing Dark Side
on the run alone is more experiemental than the first four floyd records, excluding piper at the gate of dawn, because interstellar overdrive is always going to be their peak as a band
Ok, buddy. (btw on the run is nothing new, Mort Garson pioneer such synths)
Stop being elitist, Tame Impala Is popular for a reason. Even if you don't like them you can't say they are a bad band. Not without sounding like an idiot anyway. Even if you think another band is better (I prefer sleep or All them witches my self) you can't deny that they are at the head of Psychedelic right now.
>WELL NOW FIRST OF ALL
>WE BECAME WHAT WE ALWAYS HAVE FEARED
I love Innerspeaker, but I think that this easily takes the cake.
Person Pitch is a much better trip experience IMO, it was the first time listening to music with speakers on acid and the way I felt the subwoofer was unlike anything I've ever experienced.
if this isn't too strong for you:
Acid Mothers Temple
(i know it's only one song, but we're talking bands not albums)
believe it or not, i was the original poster and i did watch baraka
not at the same time as the other films, but i did trip and watch that once, it was great but i barely recall it i was flying so high
kinda defeats the point...
but i guess this
Aside from the sometimes crap vocals, this is a great psych/gaze album.
I fucking melted listening to this on LSD