Tuesday, 29 March 2016

PRANA CRAFTER – OPEL CROWN TRANSMISSIONS EP (D/L). POLSKA RADIO ONE – COLD SUN (Opium Eyes CD, D/L). HEAVY MOON – HEAVY MOON 1-6 (Arachnadiscs D/L). V/A – BOLD AS LOVE II (HeviSike D/L). THE DECADENT DAYZE – THESE ARE DECADENT DAYZE (D/L)

Laadeees an Genelmen……….Strange Things Are Happening are proud to present the (almost) return of the possibly world famous “Stuff You Can Download For Nowt From Bandcamp” Blog post (we really need a new title for this!!!!!). What we have done is round up the recent FREE STUFF TO DOWNLOAD Facebook posts and put them here, because with all the noise Facebook generates it is easy to miss things……….plus we have found a couple of groovy new downloads we also want to point you towards. 

Prana Crafter is the recording/performing pseudonym of Psych Folk guitarist William Sol. Recorded at around the same time as the tracks that made up Prana Crafter's album Rapture Of Planes, a five track EP of meditative guitar pieces, the Opel Crown Transmissions EP has been made available as a "name your price" download. Mixing together beautiful, delicate songs that have been compared to the early 60s output from Elektra and Vanguard along with more experimental/improvised, shamanic guitar overload, lo-fi Psych Rock excursions, the Rapture Of Planes album was released last year on Deep Water Acres to wide critical acclaim (read our review on Strange Things here http://theepsychedelicatessen.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/prana-crafter-rupture-of-planes-deep.html). The tracks from the EP were originally intended for the next Prana Crafter record, however Will is now working on blending the longer instrumentals with the 'songs' for the next album ( Popol Vuh meets Donovan or Neil Young if Crazy Horse was made up of the Cosmic Jokers crew has been mentioned........we wait with baited breath), so he has released these tracks for your delight and delectation. Available from the Prana Crafter Bandcamp page here https://pranacrafter.bandcamp.com/album/opal-crown-transmission-ep and Rapture Of Planes is still available from both the Deep Water Acres and Sunrise Ocean Bender web stores.

Thee Psychedelicatessen’s favourite Russian Psych Rock band Cosmic Letdown's own imprint Opium Eyes have released the second Polska Radio One album, Cold Sun, as a very limited CD run of 50 copies. The album is also available as a free download so you can try before you buy........here http://opiumeyesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/--4.

The whole of Polska Radio One's back catalogue is available as FREE "name your price" downloads from their Bandcamp site at https://polskaradioone.bandcamp.com/.  We absolutely recommend that you check these beauties out.........it's mind blowing stuff kidz.

Canadian purveyors of fine audio curios Arachnidiscs Recordings (their tagline "Music For And By Weirdos") have released the seventh Heavy Moon album since 2006, fittingly titled Heavy Moon 7.  Inspired by Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Harmonia and Black Sabbath, Heavy Moon is a heavy psych/Kosmic jam studio side project of Jakob Rehlinger of Toronto-based improvisational space-rockers Moonwood. We will have a full review on Strange Things very soon. To celebrate this release all the previous six Heavy Moon albums have been made available as "name your price" downloads at https://heavymoons.bandcamp.com/, check ‘em out Spaceheads.

New from UK label HeviSikeRecords is a compilation of………errrr……..Heavy Psych. Bold As Love II has cuts from Elevators To The Grateful Sky, Lightsabres, Bright Curse, Desert Suns, Grifter, Dead Feathers, Astrodome, Stubb and Wired Mind………………..go to the HeviSike Bandcamp page  http://hevisike.bandcamp.com/album/bold-as-love-ii for a “name your price” download. It’s a great little label sampler which will hopefully turn you PsychHeads on, dig it People.



And finally………a cool little 3 tracker from Brighton band The Decadent Dayze of Garage/Psych with ‘Walter (Way To Go)’ the standout track from a bunch of Psych infused punky, energetic tunes. Download These Are Decadent Dayze from their Bandcamp page  http://thedecadentdayze.bandcamp.com/album/these-are-decadent-dayze and “name your price”.

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