Wednesday, October 1, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Phil Pearlman 's "Relatively Clean Rivers"

Relatively Clean Rivers-S/T 1975 US~Late Psych
About : Former Beat Of The Earth leader Phil Pearlman assembled this band in the early seventies and eventually recorded this magnificent rural rock album in 1975. The Relatively Clean Rivers album stands with the very best albums of the era, possessing a purely American sound and walking confidently past the shadow of its previous incarnation. Amazingly well produced for a private pressing, it is the very antithesis of his earlier releases that could be classified as garage (at a stretch, perhaps - they are not without a certain tangible sophistication). No measurable degree of time or expense was spared in the creation of the Relatively Clean Rivers album, which took over a year to assemble and is the most flawless snapshot of the California seventies underground scene you will ever hear.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Phil Pearlman 's "The Electronic Hole"

The Electronic Hole is band by Phil Pearlman. He assembled The Electronic Hole in 1969 strictly for personal use — to audition musicians for his new band. To do this, and to add to his own collection of demos, he used local studios in off-hours thanks to his friendship with album engineer Joe Sidore.
One of first thing you'll notice about this album is that it has strange fuzz and noisy power combined with psychedelic riffing complexity. Second thing may be that it only has 2 song titles - "The Golden Hour" and "Love Will Find A Way" - divided in many parts. Whole noise theory and vocals may remind you of The Velvet Underground, because Pearlman's voice does sound similar to John Cale's. Anyhow, this album contains extremely rare songs from extremely rare band, so copy of this on LP may cost fortune. Original heavy psych sound without hesitation drones you into psych wandering and that's one of biggest qualities of this rare gem. First part of "The Golden Hour" is great trippy track with nice organ background, kinda similar to Iron Butterfly's idea of how psych song should sound like, but with mellow and sweet vocals temptingly pulls you into this album. Part II with great sitar playing became my favorite track of this album and it mesmerized me after only one play. Chilly, relaxed and in Ravi Shankar's style - can't go wrong with that. Part III is however rougher than first two parts, offering more rock and roll, psych rock, noise rock and avant garde in one shot - and that's where The Velvet Underground similarities began. Part IV made touch with blues, where harp playing is present through whole song. First part of "Love Find Will A Way" starts mystically and slowly, bringing unexplained joy of just listening that song, and maybe, if lucky, holding doobie to this song. Part II starts with noisy riff and continues on through whole song, lasting 7:05 and bringing average jam in the middle of the song. Third part it's the peak of noise rock on whole album. Guitar is so fuzzy you hardly hear the voice, but atmosphere is achieved - messed and unclear. You'll love this album if you search for heavy psyched out The Velvet Underground-influenced band, rare early 70 's avant-garde scene mixed with some mellow and cool vibe.
The Electronic Hole exists in a strange netherworld between Cosmic Michael-style endearing ineptitude and strangely effective, stuttering, trance-inducing folk-rock sounds. The main problem, or charm if you want to see it that way, is that the Electronic Hole's ambition tends to outstrip their playing abilities. Drums stumble, vocals waver off key, and the rhythm guitar tends to get a little distracted. On the more conventional songs, this doesn't work out very well. Fortunately, there are some longer, droning tracks which make for a far groovier listen.
My view on this album is that the songs under five minutes are pretty disposable, but the ones longer than that are worth a listen. "The Golden Hour Part IV" is like a distilled, sloppier "Venus in Furs" with a garage-band plunking bassline driving it along, while "Love Will Find A Way Part II" has a fuzzed-out minimalism that strikes me as a predecessor to the signature Spacemen 3 sound. "Love Will Find A Way Part III" is one of those raga rockers that tend to shoot straight for the sweet spot in my ear. Meanwhile, tracks like the opening "The Golden Hour Part I" test my patience a bit as we hear the band attempt a sunburst West Coast rock sound, yet the band can't play their instruments very well and their ability to stay in time with each other is even worse.
Although harboring some serious flaws, the Electronic Hole's long player has at least half of a pretty hep album for you psychedelic junkies. Hey, that's all Love's "Da Capo" can lay claim to as well. Anyway, you can start the dirty jokes about the band's name... now.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Virgen Sideral GODCD001 Just Arrived!!!

Our first CD issue just came in!!!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

G.O.D. Records Presents The Gem Of The Week - Phil Pearlman 's "The Beat Of The Earth"

From today and every Wednesday, G.O.D. Records launches "The Gem Album Of The Week"!!! Articles, with full reviews, pictures, and music links for your ears pleasure:

This Wednesday: The 1st of 3, Phil Pearlman 's gem, "The Beat Of The Earth"...

“The sleeve says, ‘If you’re looking for psychedelic music, do not buy this album unless you’re looking for psychedelic music,’ a fair summing up of this demented cerebral acid-vibe journey. One of the big discoveries of the late 1980s and it certainly is one trancey organ/guitar tribal surfpsych jam trip stretched over two full sides. Warning: this is too far out for many, though I certainly dig it – close to the heart of the LSD experience, even while the main creative force behind it was opposed to drugs. Essential. Phil Pearlman was the main creative force behind the band, and went on to several related projects.” [PL]
According to an interview with former member Karen Darby “the beat of the earth” moniker came about when, “we were playing music with a couple of other people, I was keeping a steady beat by clapping. The words were free-form poetry, political to whimsical. The music was free-form, original, and unrehearsed, since it was all ad lib or spontaneous. I remarked to Phil that it was the steady thrum one experienced when you went to a Love-In. All these small groups of musicians playing guitars, tambourines, flutes, auto-harps, bongos, anything that made sound, all simultaneously created a type of orderly orchestral sound. The combined beats were primitive, primal, the beat of the earth…”
If the name Phil Pearlman sounds familiar, it’s because he later recorded with The Electronic Hole 1970 and the most known Relatively Clean Rivers 1976, which are other two of the most exciting and essential California-based private press records out there. — 





Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Upcoming Releases 2014

GODCD001
G.O.D. RECORDS FIRST CD ISSUE, A GREAT PSYCHEDELIC BAND FROM PERU AND THEIR FIRST WORK.
A TRIPPY, SPACED OUT, PINK FLOYDISH GEM (BARRETT YEARS)!!! WITH FOUR EXTRA TRACKS ON CD!!! COMING TO YOU THIS SEPTEMBER!!!! A FULL 70 MINUTE TRIP!!




GODCD002
LOS SILVER MORNINGS - ARE YOU READY?
COMING TO YOU END OF SEPTEMBER ON CD  FROM PERU THIS PSYCHEDELIC GARAGE BEAUTY











SOCIAL END PRODUCTS 7" GOD45001
COMING SOON FROM G.O.D. RECORDS A TWO SONG 7" VINYL!!
GREAT PSYCHEDELIA FROM GREECE , OUR OWN BACK YARD!!! SOCIAL END PRODUCTS, TWO NEW GREAT SONGS!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Twink & The Technicolour Dream Special Box, Ready To Ship!!!

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