Der belgische DJ, Produzent, Künstler DJ Athome (Front de Cadeaux) präsentiert mit „Spaced Out!“ eine erstklassige LP-Kollektion aus 11 teilweise bis zu zwölfminütigen Raritäten der britischen Festivalszene zwischen 1986-1996 zwischen Space-Rock, Psychedelic Dub und früher Electronica. Mit dabei sind legendäre Bands wie Ozric Tentacles und ihre Ableger Ullulators und Junkwaffel, Eat Static (Planet Dog), Revolutionary Dub Warriorrs (On-U Sound), Magic Mushroom Band, die Zion Train / Universal Egg-Ableger Extremadura sowie die britischen Space-Dubber Divine Soma Experience. Die LP enthält einen Beileger mit einem Vorwort des angesehenen Philosophen Timothy Morton.
For Fans of: Hawkwind, Stonehenge, Planet Dog, Ambient, Dub, Chill Out and didgeridoos.
A1 Eat Static – Kothluwalawa
The compilation opens with an ambient track by cult act Eat Static, composed of former members of the legendary Ozric Tentacles. Previously only available on Planet Dog’s iconic Feed Your Head compilation.
A2 Magic Mushroom Band – Aravinda
The band behind the very successful project Astralasia, here in its MMB configuration. Flutes, tables, and lysergic synthesizers for a very devotional cut.
A3 The Ullulators – Zulu Proons
One of the most representative bands from the festival scene, led by former Ozric member Gavin Griffiths, here with a trippy Middle Eastern-influenced track featuring synthesizers, drum machines, and trance-inducing singing.
B1 Ozric Tentacles – Secret Names
Without a doubt the most popular band from the festival scene, they played a huge role in the popularity of this music in the UK and beyond. Originally released on cassette, this tune remains a fan-favourite.
B2 Revolutionary Dub Warriors – Dread v1
This four-piece dub band was signed to On U Sound. This cut from their first EP, produced by Adrian Sherwood is a fine example of forward-thinking ,UK-produced dub rock.
B3 Junkwaffel – Substrata
Recorded by Ozric Tentacles‘ Ed Wynne, this groovy B side on the only EP by one of the best-kept secrets of the later days festival scene is another catchy example of what happens when dub, funk and rock interact criss-cross.
C1 The Ullulators – Zulu Proons
One of the band’s heaviest and most psychedelic dub tracks that really showcases the talents of all its members, previously only available on cassette.
C2 Magic Mushroom Band – Squatter In The House
The iconic 12″ mix of one of MMB’s most irresistible tracks. Somewhere between Belgian New Beat and the Madchester sound, a sensual tune with female vocals and a compelling rhythm section, probably the compilation’s most danceable track.
C3 Ozric Tentacles – Sploosh!
A plodding track by the legends themselves, off the much acclaimed Strangeitude LP, featuring rock instruments in synths in equal measure, for a groove both heavy and trippy.
D1 Divine Soma Experience – Music Is Magic
A beautifully disorienting 12-minute mind-melter featuring acid melodies, time signature changes, and psychedelic samples released on DSE’s only album.
D2 Extremadura – Epsilon
Closing the compilation is this nearly 10 minute track by Zion Train / Universal Egg affiliates, blending dub, indigenous sounds, and electronics for a timeless result between earthy grooves and floaty melodies.