“AS THE COLLECTION evolved the question that arose with increasing regularity was ‘How and why have we not heard this before?!'” The Amorphous Androgynous told MOJO when they first announced plans for a psych nuggets compilation devoted to Antipodean artists. Well, thanks to mental mix duo Gaz Cobain and Brian Dougans (formerly The Future Sound Of London) and their A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind: The Wizards Of Oz, the spotlight is now very much on the weird and wonderful from Down Under.
“The question that arose was ‘How and why have we not heard this before?!'”
The record underlines the depth of quality and historical underexposure of rock music from Australia and New Zealand.
“With a lot of the acts we asked ourselves ‘If this band had been from the UK or the USA would they have been unheard and unknown?’” Cobain and Dougans explain. “The answer to this was a resounding No!”
Now you can join the ranks of South Sea psych savants. Listen to 15 minutes from the double-disc compilation which, mixing both contemporary and vintage acts, features everything from Kiwi Krautrock to Aboriginal space jazz...