ARESKI & BRIGITTE FONTAINE L'Incendie LP
*** Areski Belkacem and Brigitte Fontaine compose some of the most indescribably beautiful music: otherworldly vocals delivering unique and dark surrealist poetry over minimalist world/folk with psychedelic touches in the background.
JOE BYRD & THE FIELD HIPPIES The American Metaphysical Circus LP
*** Often recalling Joe Byrd's previous band, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, The American Metaphysical Circus is a hugely ambitious, strange, and beguiling LP of spacey melodicism and psychedelic pulse with nods to straightforward rock, old-time music and gospel.
CEYLEIB PEOPLE Tanyet LP
*** RECOMMENDED Featuring a young Ry Cooder, Ceyleib People's sole offering is a 1967 psychedelic masterpiece of Beefheart-esque instrumental electric blues drifting in and out of hazy swathes of sitar, tablas and mellotron.
GANDALF Gandalf LP
*** Attractive baroque-psychedelia with a spacey air, often quite weird. The material is a mix of covers (TIM HARDIN) and originals on the cusp between rock, progressive-rock, and psychedelia.