A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind
May 31, 2019 9:35 PM   Subscribe

Need some psychedelic music getaway, a blend of old and new, long mixes with separate themes? Back in 2008, Amorphous Androgynous / Future Sound of London decided to make the ultimate mixtape. A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind Volume 1: Cosmic Space Music is a 2h40m journey across a varied sonic landscape engineered for your enjoyment.

2009's Volume 2: Pagan Love Vibrations is 2h30m of more and different theme but similar execution. [Ed. note: this one is my favorite.]

Volume 3: The Third Ear was released in 2010. Here it is in two [1h10m] parts [1h13m].
posted by hippybear (10 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is perfect!
posted by bird internet at 9:43 PM on May 31


Granted I'm only about 20 minutes into the first linked video, but I can't escape the notion that this is the soundtrack for a movie animated by R. Crumb, extolling the blessed spiritual virtue of getting zonked out of one's skull on weed. But, I mean, in a good way. Or maybe just a bad '70's porn. I dunno.

*pffffffft* (in a constrained voice) Righteous. *exhale*
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:08 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


I've been listening to volume 1 off and on for years and there are a bunch of tracks on this comp that I quite like! I wasn't aware of a volumes 2 and 3 - I'll have to track those ones down.

For those that would like a track list for volume one:
Disc 1
Donovan – Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) – (3:18)
Chiitra Neogy – The Perfumed Garden – The Encouragement of the Lusty Wife – (0:14)
Heaven and Earth – Feel The Spirit – (4:26)
Osibisa – Black Ant – (3:15)
Pop Levi – Blue Honey – (3:27)
The Yellow Moon Band – Entangled – (2:20)
The Earlies – Breaking Point – (4:25)
Betty Davis – If I'm in Luck (I Might Get Picked Up) – (4:34)
Mountain Machine – Mountain Machine – (3:24)
Henry Roland – After All – (3:33)
Paul Giovanni – Maypole from The Wicker Man – (2:18)
Ian Neal – Kingdom of the Birds – (4:58)
The Amorphous Androgynous – Light Beyond Sound – (0:51)
Bob Downes – Tunnels Electronic – (1:02)
Can – Flow Motion – (3:55)
The Cosmic Wizards Club Band – Musashi – (1:32)
Espers – Mansfield And Cyclops – (5:45)
Cranium Pie – There It Is Part 2 – (0:42)
Miles Davis – Rated X – (5:10)
Psychonauts – Circles – (3:26)
Pentangle – Light Flight – (2:55)
Friends of Dean Martinez – Wichita Lineman – (4:52)
The Amorphous Androgynous – The Lovers – (4:41)
The Amorphous Androgynous – Opus of the Black Sun – (3:46)
Disc 2
Tommy Graham – Sahajiya – (3:40)
Cranium Pie – Awakening of the Birds – (1:17)
Cranium Pie – Drying in the Sun – (2:05)
Nick Nicely – 49 Cigars – (2:49)
Chiitra Neogy – The Perfumed Garden – The Encouragement of the Lusty Wife – (0:50)
Donovan – Riki Tiki Tavi – (3:08)
Devendra Banhart – Lazy Butterfly – (4:04)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra – You Know, You Know – (5:01)
Hariprasad Chaurasia – Manzh Khamaz Teental – (2:07)
Tim Buckley – I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain – (5:34)
The Emperor Machine – Roller Daddy – (5:13)
Mahagon – Divka & Jablky – (3:03)
Lord Sitar – I Am The Walrus – (4:01)
Wizards of Ooze – Helga – (2:02)
Tommy James and the Shondells – Cellophane Symphony – (7:38)
Hawkwind – Silver Machine – (4:12)
Magic Carpet – The Phoenix – (3:38)
David Axelrod – The Mental Traveler – (3:43)
Werkraum – Queen Mab – (3:33)
Shweta Jhaveri – Heart of Darkness – (12:00)
posted by ashbury at 11:02 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


Yummmmm...Plenty-o-toothsome goodies.
posted by quazichimp at 12:58 AM on June 1


I really like these Monstrous Psychedelic mixes, particularly for their vast inclusiveness, the selecter in question having a very catholic view of what constitutes that particular "sound". Brings to mind the best five word definition of psychedelic (when used as an adjective) that I've heard:

the indivisibility of all things
posted by philip-random at 8:24 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


This is really nice. Thanks!
posted by es_de_bah at 8:47 AM on June 1


Wonderful mixes here!

Is there any easy way to download all of them as individual mp3's (or even better, in FLAC or something lossless)? I'm perfectly happy to pay for them.
posted by mikeand1 at 11:40 AM on June 1


Thanks for this, just decided to do a deep clean of the kitchen so this is perfect.
posted by carter at 11:43 AM on June 1


This is timely -- I've been going down a psych-rock rabbit hole on youtube today since learning of Roky Erickson's passing.
posted by bradf at 1:45 PM on June 1


mikeand1: MeMail me.
posted by hippybear at 1:47 PM on June 1


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