THE AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS are releasing the latest of their A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind compilations – and MOJO has an exclusive preview of two tracks. The fourth instalment of the influential psych series, subtitled Wizards Of Oz, is devoted to Australian acts and finds the mixological two-piece unearthing a host of hidden treasures and gems culled from several generations of the country’s more third-eye-friendly musicians.
“The question that arose with increasing regularity was, 'Why have we not heard this before?!'”
The Amorphous Androgynous
While previous editions of A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble... saw Future Sound Of London alumni Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans (pictured) champion a host of their psychedelic favourites, for this mix the duo found themselves stumbling across artists who were completely new to them.
“As the collection evolved the question that arose with increasing regularity was, 'How and why have we not heard this before?!'" they explain. “And then, 'If this band had been from the UK or the USA would they have been unheard and unknown?' The answer to this was a resounding No!”
A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind – The Wizards Of Oz will be released on March 16, but MOJO has two exclusive cuts from the record to hear right now.
The first is Sunset Strip’s Mercy Killing, a strung-out acoustic groove from the Melborne group who were active between 1986 and 1993.
The second preview is from Raga In Asia Minor by ’70s electronic experimentalists Cybotron, and it aptly demonstrates their brand of disco-psych, featuring cosmic bleeps and beats that predate the more psychedelic end of ’90s dance.