Amorphous Androgynous attempt to explode bubbles in your mind

2008-10-17

Amorphous Androgynous are Future Sound Of London, but only the former will release a mix album later next month.

Ambitiously entitled A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol. 1: Cosmic Space Music, the duo of Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans, have followed up the surprise announcement that they will perform live at next year's Bloc Weekender with the news that they will release a double CD mix that is set to be the first in a series. The duo will confusingly follow it up with an edition by FSOL proper, but it's hard to argue with the results of this one: Cobain and Dougans eschew the normal mix route and go for a survey of the last forty years of psychedelic musicâ??in whatever form it takes.

That means that the avant funk of Miles Davis, his one-time wife Betty Davis, freak folker Devendra Banhart, Donovan, Hawkwind, David Axelrod and more all share the spotlight over the course of these two discs with many more oddball choices. Unless the AA boys have dropped a house beat over top of all of this, we're guessing it's not going to be exactly the sort of dance mix that you're used to. But, then again, when have they ever done anything expected of them?

Tracklist
CD1
01. Donovan - Barabajagal (Love Is Hot)
02. Chiitra Neogy - The Perfumed Garden - The Encouragement of the Lusty Wife
03. Heaven And Earth - Feel the Spirit
04. Osibisa - Blank Ant
05. Pop Levi - Blue Honey
06. Yellow Moon Band - Entangled
07. The Earlies - Breaking Point
08. Betty Davis - If I'm in Luck (I Might Get Picked Up)
09. Mountain Machine - Mountain Machine
10. Henry Roland - After All
11. Paul Giovanni - Maypole
12. Ian Neal - Kingdom of the Birds
13. The Amorphous Androgynous - Light Beyond Sound
14. Bob Downes - Tunnels Electronic
15. Can - Flow Motion
16. The Cosmic Wizardsâ?? Club Band - Musashi
17. Espers - Mansfield and Cyclops
18. Cranium Pie - There It Is Part 2
19. Miles Davis - Rated X
20. Psychonauts - Circles
21. Pentangle - Light Flight
22. Friends Of Dean Martinez - Wichita Lineman
23. The Amorphous Androgynous - The Lovers
24. The Amorphous Androgynous - Opus of the Black Sun

CD2
01. Tommy Graham - Sahajiya
02. Cranium Pie - Awakening of the Birds
03. Cranium Pie - Drying in the Sun
04. Nick Nicely - 49 Cigars
05. Chiitra Neogy - The Perfumed Garden - The Encouragement of the Lusty Wife
06. Donovan - Riki Tiki Tavi
07. Devendra Banhart - Lazy Butterfly
08. Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know, You Know
09. Hariprasad Chaurasia - Manzh Khamaz Teental
10. Tim Buckley - I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
11. The Emperor Machine - Roller Daddy
12. Mahagon - D?­vka s Jablky
13. Lord Sitar - I Am the Walrus
14. Wizards of Ooze - Helga
15. Tommy James and The Shondells - Cellophane Symphony
16. Hawkwind - Silver Machine
17. Magic Carpet - The Phoenix
18. David Axelrod - The Mental Traveler
19. Werkraum - Queen Mab
20. Shweta Javeri - Heart of Darkness

Amorphous Androgynous will release A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind Vol. 1: Cosmic Space Music on November 24th, 2008 on Platipus Records.

Source: www.residentadvisor.net