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ACMV Radio

Actual Colors May Vary has a new feature: an online radio, which you can find at the bottom of the page!
Just hit play and a playlist will start automatically. You can find the tracklist by clicking the ♪ note icon at the bottom right side of the page.

ACMV’s radio features an eclectic mix of contemporary electronic & psychedelic music from all over the world from 1966 to 1976. Continue Reading →

Aphrodite’s Child | The Four Horsemen

Amazing psych-pop that sounds like a blueprint for the “Rave”-Rock era starting in the mid-1980s in the UK, and still surprisingly contemporary.

Find more Psychedelic Music – Lost in Time and Space – from all around the world on Oliver’s Tumblr Kopfleuchten!

 

ACMVs Electronic Psychedelica, Part 2

ACMV started tripping through electronically enhanced psychedelic pop music last week with very early electronic music by Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan, Raymond Scott and Joe Meek’s Tornados. We continue with music from the beginning of the psychedelic era from 1966 and 1967. I decided to include obvious representatives like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd because their influences were just too big to be ignored even though it might be boring for connoisseurs. There were still not so many people in 1966 and 67 who actually could afford the to that time very expensive electronic equipment, but starting 1969/70 the scene had become more diverse.

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ACMVs Electronic Psychedelica, Part 1

ACMV is starting a new series about psychedelic music that was recorded with the help various early electronic instruments, self-made effect gear and the skills of outstanding producers of experimental psychedelic pop music. Starting in the year 1957 this odyssey will take you through the multicolored psychedelic scene of the late 1960s and early Seventies, guiding you further through the rise of early Prog-Rock, electronic “Kraut-Rock”, Proto-Disco, Almost-New-Wave and Pre-Electronica from Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada, Turkey, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Iran and Pakistan. Continue Reading →

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Gbeti Madjro (1971)

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The Flaming Lips Feat. Lightning Bolt – I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage

This actually a dream team joining for an unexpected piece of psychedelic nonsense. If you’re expecting a really beautiful new track by The Flaming Lips, you’ll be disappointed. If you can catch both bands live on (or under the) stage, go for it. If you like it, then this might be easier to understand. Lightning Bolt live is just an incredible freeing experience.

 

Googoosh – Talaagh (1971)

Erkin Koray – Cemalim (1974)