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People from Hot Chip, This Heat and Spring Heel Jack recording songs (mostly) by Alexis Taylor — over a single day, to keep things spontaneous and fresh.

Spanish freak funk and symphonic jazz-rock — crossing Goblin, Egg, Soft Machine and co — aimed originally at Ibiza’s 1970 psychedelic club scene.

Approachable, bite-size meanderings in the guitar-heavy, space-prog, but multi-ethnic Hawkwind legacy. (More hippie shit from Japan.)

The Osaka girls thrash out triumphantly.

Apotik Kali Asin — heavy psychedelic and progressive funk rock from Surabaya, East Java, mixing together Hendrix, James Brown, Steppenwolf and Grand Funk Railroad.

‘The best psych from his first two albums and many singles… full of fuzz guitar, electric sax and great percussion. His dark voice makes you shiver and you feel like dancing right away.’

Southern rock, deep into blues and jazz, from Blind Willie McTell, to legendary, epic jam Whipping Post, to the Latino stormer Elizabeth Reed, with Duane’s slide making deep tips of the stetson to Coltrane. 180g.

A beguiling sixth installment of the solo project of Alan Bishop from the Sun City Girls and Sublime Frequencies, presented in a gorgeous, thirty-two-page, hard-bound booklet of erotic art.

Second, 1998 album by Alan Bishop, from the Sun City Girls (and Sublime Frequencies) — ‘dark, twisted and apocalyptic… epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything ‘folk-singer-songwriter’.’

Marc Ribot and Arto Lindsay, Sensational and Mike Ladd, with Seb el Zin. Stroppy, free, urgent, dark and noisy. Irradiated-blood-red vinyl.

A bracing and audacious mesh of their dazed Beach Boys kind of thing with jacked-up electronic dance. Great stuff.