Where in May past, Celina Ozymandias has disbursed between records that comes to my mail box a fantastic garage rock colection from Glasgow to allow that I can knowing to Los Tentakills, then I got the good fortune to meet to Celina´s husband and partner , Al Hotchkiss , he was doing lots of solo works,and plays guitar in the band .
There, I could know about the secret of two people who know each other well enough to push a bit harder, without worries about ruffling others feathers and trying something different, difficult, intuitive, trusting. Something marvelous.
Through this blog I got the good fortune to meet a lot of garage-psych names , and if there is only one musician I could add to that a list it’d undoubtedly be
Al Hotchkiss , who is like rather belt out garage-psych rock.
I found a handful of records from him while playing guitar solo and beside his troupe known as Jazz-Pill.
HIs love for psychedelia both vocally and guitar garage ,as well as his lot of musical influences under his belt seem to make it almost too easy for his own creative outlet to transpire, he utilize his precise licks and chops as tools to delight into the psych harmonies and lo-fi styling he has adopted , making is rare to hear a sour note in their music.
I’ve been centred on their albums, either with Tentakills , with his Jazz-Pill or solo., from archive.org and bandcamp. I’ve been centred on these albums for a good reason, to realizing I about my need about post all this for you , so I’m gonna suggest you’re a madman if you don’t snatch up these efforts right away. The albums are fantastically charming, sounds both classic and modern by combining garage rock and psych and older styles of rock or Blues, naturally with all the jangled, distorted guitar´s Al excels.
There, is almost impossible to pin if truly wearing a main influence on his sleeve ,it’s quite obvious that he is into “doing their own thing”. I can tag it under different shapes, but the only way to really grasp what he was reaching for,is to listen to their music first hand. It is done well and can’t beat the price (free, naturally).
This man is a true wizard of lo-fi garage psych rock …
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HOWLING MOON RECORDS 2012
released 31 January 2012
released 28 February 2011
¡Dead Man’s Stroll & Other Popular Favourites!’ released by Howling Moon Records is a Down And Dirty Lo-Fi Patchwork Intensification Of Psychedelia, Garage And Surf Reverberations from the brainpower of one part of the trio of Los Tentakills, Al Hotchkiss.
¡NAME YOUR OWN PRICE! (FREE TO THOSE WHO CAN’T AFFORD & NO SET PRICE FOR THOSE OF A GIVING NATURE)
PERFORMED & PRODUCED BY AL HOTCHKISS
With thanks to Jackson Marlette, Billy Childish, Wolf Howard, Shondells, Jimmy Rogers, Bert Convoy, Bo Diddley, Link Wray, The Ventures & You!
~Dedicated to Celina Osuna~
Long awaited by musicians and listeners…Voices Green and Purple is getting back to YPT basics. With YPT All-Stars like Al Hotchkiss, To Get Her Together, & The Luck of Eden Hall as well as amazing newcomers like 39th and the Nortons, Reverb Syndicate, Burnpilot, Brain Washington and The Blondi’s Salvation.
ALL of these tracks have so much to offer. I’m so happy and so lucky to be able to share all of this with you! Please enjoy and as always, feel free to share!!
released 05 December 2012
As always, all music remains the copyrighted property of the Artists it is credited to. No money is involved in YPT, and all music is uploaded and available to download with the consent of its creators.
Huge thanks to Al Hotchkiss for his usual help, Harrison Reid for his brilliant photograph, and ALL of the bands on this compilation.
A Cozymandias Records Release, 2012.