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Review roundup - the best new psychedelic prog releases

Rob Hughes rounds up the latest psychedelic prog releases from Kikagaku Moyo, Magnet Animals, The Lavender Flu, Sendelica, Charles Moothart and CFM

Plenty to yell about this month, the pick of which is Kikagaku Moyo’s extraordinary House In The Tall Grass (Guruguru Brain). The Tokyo quintet’s third album, it’s a warm draft of folksy psychedelia with a heady snort of incense, largely due to the prominence of a sitar. Factor in some krautrock, blues and Eastern classical music and you have a potent brew indeed. The eight-minute Green Sugar somehow manages to combine all these things without sounding unduly burdened, while the dreamily brittle vocals of Tomo Katsurada and Go Kurosawa make the whole record feel like an extended trip.

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