Articles by Jack Gold-Molina

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Interview

Don Falcone: Daevid Allen’s Weird Quartet and Weird Biscuit Teatime

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Don Falcone is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer who has been working with known psychedelic and space rock musicians since the 1990s with his band Spirits Burning as well as other projects. The late Daevid Allen, founder of Soft Machine and Gong, appeared on Spirits Burning's first album, 1999's New Worlds By Design, performing on much of the recording playing lead, rhythm and glissando guitars and singing. Falcone and Allen, with Michael Clare, later formed Weird Biscuit Teatime, releasing DJDDAY ...

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Album Review

Deviant Amps: Strange Voodoo from Electric Salad Studio: Volume 1

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Deviant Amps is a psychedelic rock juggernaut from England that was founded in 1982 by guitarist and vocalist Paul Woodwright. While the band itself is an independent festival mainstay, Woodwright is also one of the organizers of Kozfest, which takes place just after midsummer each year and features some of the finest talent the world of space rock has to offer. Deviant Amps' current trio of Woodwright on vocals, guitar, glissando guitar, and synth; Subassa playing bass and Japanese plum ...

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Live Review

Keiji Haino in London with Charles Hayward and John Butcher

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Keiji Haino Copeland Gallery with Charles Hayward July 8, 2016 Cafe Oto with John Butcher July 9, 2016 London, England Keiji Haino, guitarist and founder of Japanese experimental-psychedelic rock band Fushitsusha and reputed experimental musician who has recorded with the likes of Peter Brötzmann, Sabu Toyozumi, and Thurston Moore, performed in jny: London for two nights on July 8th at the Copeland Gallery and July 9th at Cafe Oto. On ...

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Album Review

Yaga Sunet: A Cut Through The Heart

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Yaga Sunet are a duo from North Somerset, England, whose music is rooted in traditional English folklore and heavy psychedelia. Featuring vocalist Zoie Green and guitarist Ben Balsom, this album is powerful and moving through to its transcendent final chord. From the opening of the first track “Long Gone," as Green sings, “The sun sets in the mind, can't you feel me sinking, another place, another time," the listener is transported to an earlier age. Balsom accompanying her ...

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Album Review

Alan Davey: Sputnik Stan Vol. 1: A Fistful Of Junk

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The most recent solo outing by Alan Davey, Lemmy's former replacement in the space rock juggernaut Hawkwind, is a CD/colored vinyl LP that comes with a comic book. The artwork of the comic book is finely detailed and closely follows the lyrics of the songs, giving the reader and listener a vivid picture of the life of Sputnik Stan, who runs a space junk salvage operation. For the uninitiated, while there are great things in space, there is also a ...

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Album Review

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces: Green

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Rik Wright is a Seattle based guitarist inclined toward the styles of the fusion-esque rock of Andy Summers and John Abercrombie as much as the post bop stylings of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. On this album, as with his previous two outings, he teams up with reeds and flautist James DeJoie, acoustic bassist Geoff Harper, and drummer/percussionist Greg Campbell. From the opening phrases of the first tune, “Contradiction," the band demonstrates its intensity and ability to blow ...

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Profile

Dave Ball: Never Gonna Touch The Ground

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Born March 30, 1950 in Birmingham, England, Dave Ball began playing guitar at the age of 13, and, at the age of 15, left school to pursue music professionally. Two years later, in 1967, he formed the band Ideal Milk with his brother Denny, who played bass, and drummer Cozy Powell, recording a blazing set of music for the BBC. This band spent countless hours jamming together, including playing gigs at the Elbow Room in Birmingham City with close friends ...


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