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The Amorphous Androgynous*A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind - The Wizards Of Oz

Label:Warner Music Australia – FEST601025LP, Festival Records – FEST601025LP, Monstrous Bubble Records – FEST601025LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold Sleeve
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Experimental, Krautrock, Aboriginal, Abstract


A1Tame ImpalaIt Is Not Meant To Be
Written-ByKevin Parker (2)
A2Cybotron (2)Gods of Norse
A3Krozier & The GeneratorHouse Of The Sun
A4Russell MorrisThe Real Thing
Written-ByJohn Young*
B1Leong LauSalem Abdullah
B2Doug JerebineMidnight Sun
B3Rob ThomsettMoulding Of Red Earth1:06
B4Hiroshi*, Claudia (88)This Early Broadminded's Emptiness
Written-ByHiroshi Yasukawa
C1The Sunset StripMercy Killing
C2Rob ThomsettEntrance To Warraambool (Part 2)
C3Air (11)The Sea
Written-ByPip Owen*
C4KanguruWaves of Aquarius10:02
D1Cybotron (2)Raga In Asia Minor
D2Ash GrunwaldWalking4:16
D3Rob ThomsettFlight Of Yaraan
D4KongressEyes Of The Witness



RSD 2015 Release - Subtitled: "An Antipodean Cosmic Space Music Oddysey from 1966 to The Present"

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  • Barcode: 9 397601 002269

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A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) The Wizards Of Oz (2×CD, Compilation, Mixed)Warner Music Australia, Festival Records, Monstrous Bubble RecordsFEST601025Australia2015
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A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) The Wizards Of Oz (2×LP, Compilation, Repress, Gatefold Sleeve, Clear)Festival Records, Monstrous Bubble RecordsFEST601025LXAustralia2016
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A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind - The Wizards Of Oz (2×CD, Compilation, Mixed, Promo)Warner Music Australia, Festival Records, Monstrous Bubble RecordsFESTIVAL AustraliaUnknown


Edited 7 years ago
This is really a thoughtful compilation In terms of the unique path Australia has taken within the genres of psychedelica, prog rock, prog electronica, and even pop rock, ever since their conception in the late 60's. It's also an interesting representation of what people currently interpret as 'psychedelic' rock today.

Tame Impala appears to be the most contemporary artist on here and the song "It's Not Meant to Be" has a naive, yet endearing garage sound to it that gives a little glimpse of the now popular band's younger self. This song is a much more appropriate choice than anything that could have been chosen from the hook-laden and carefully-crafted album: Lonerism, and it's rough, lucid sound does well in capturing the spirit of an Australia continuing to discover its own style of psychedelic rock.

While pioneers in terms of progressive electronica within Australia, and coincidentally emerging just about the same time as Tangerine Dream, Cybotron have only just recently in the past two years crept out of the woodwork, with their rather humble back catalogue slowly being re-released by the record label - Dual Planet. "Raga In Asia Minor" feels very much like a bit of improvised prog electronica which I'm sure an early Jazz-loving Vangelis would approve of, and as it pulses along you never really know where they're going to take it, except of course you can guarantee when the song starts to wane they're only moments away from freaking out again with that primal, monophonic synth and blaring sax!

I would never have thought to put "The Real Thing" by Russell Morris on this album since I've come to think of it as a bit cliche due to its appearance on a few TV adds here in Australia during the mid 90's. (Obviously trying to market goods to baby boomers who had settled down, and swapped the free love and drugs for a mortgage and a nice TV!). But it just goes to show that early mainstream Australian culture was actually quite open and receptive to new forms of free expression within independent, experimental rock music. Looking at it from a fresh new perspective, It really is an ingenious bit of absurdest pop which goes towards lightening the overall mood of the album.

By far the little gem on here is Geoff Croizer. If you're interested in the weird and occult within Australia, then you have to check out Geoff's magic shows on Youtube. I've been looking for his music, as well as the Rainbow Generator for a few years now but they've never re-released it, that, and the original albums have recently rocketed up in price. This album alone is worth it just that one song, and it's probably the cheapest Geoff Crozier or Rainbow generator album you're ever likely to find.

Overall, If you're into psych and you've made it this far, but you're still wondering if you should take a chance on this album: do yourself a favour and just buy it, you won't regret it.