Fruits de Mer August 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016, 18:52 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard A bundle of aural treats from Fruits de Mer have been imbibed recently here at Strange Brew HQ for release in August. All of which come highly recommended. The first EP out shortly is the very welcome return of California’s Sidewalk Society. What a great idea for the band to do four covers, two early Bowie and nice pair from […]

Sendelica – Ziggy Stardust

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 21:04 | Category : Reviews
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Recorded before his passing to the stars, Sendelica’s superb Bowie cover ‘Ziggy Stardust’ sees a well deserved single release on Fruits de Mer. Moving away from this landmark song’s rock edge and amplifying its spacier elements, Sendelica shine a light on ‘Ziggy’s’ strength whilst being in tune with David’s spirit. As a bonus the flip adds a sparkling remix, its ambient […]

The Chemistry Set – The Endless More And More

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 18:54 | Category : Reviews, Spacerock
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Review by Jason Barnard Expanding the template that English psychedelists The Chemistry Set successfully laid out in their recent releases, new long player ‘The Endless More and More’ is another essential record. With a stunning gatefold sleeve and gold vinyl the contents live up to the presentation. Opener ‘The Splendour Of The Universe’ shows the best […]

Jack Ellister – Tune Up Your Ministers…

Sunday, 25 October 2015, 19:03 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Psych master Jack Ellister’s long awaited new album, ‘Tune Up Your Ministers and Start Transmission From Pool Holes To Class O Hypergiants’, finally gets a release on 20 November. It’s been over three years since his excellent single “The Man With Biochopper”. On Jack’s new LP this startling track opens the nine […]

Tir na nOg – The Dark Dance

Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:31 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Tír na nÓg, the Irish songwriting duo of Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell, wrote and recorded some of the finest music to come out of the early 70s folk scene. After releasing three fine albums they separated to embark on new projects before recapturing their muse in recent years. Since then they’ve released tantalising snippets of new […]

Side Effects

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 21:49 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Fruits de Mer have increasingly been pulling off some ambitious projects typified by their long sold out epic Strange Fish instrumental set. Their latest project is similarly bold, Side Effects – a four LP box set, eight bands doing a side each of 60s/70s covers. Pink Floyd are represented of course, […]