Playlist: Neo-Psychedelia Picks

By: Dinda Az’ara Putri |

Neo psychedelia is a variety-filled subgenre of psychedelic music that originated in the 1970s as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene – hence its other name “acid punk”. After post-punk, neo psychedelia multiplied into a more widespread and international movement of artists who applied the spirit of psychedelic rock to new sounds and techniques. Neo psychedelia also developed into psychedelic pop, with jangly rock-influenced guitar sounds, heavily distorted free-form jams, and recording experiments. A wave of British alternative rock music in the early 1990s spawned the subgenres dream pop and shoegaze. These subgenres are characterized by layering of sounds or instruments to create a surreal sonic atmosphere. Though synthesizers, samples, and other production techniques have fallen more into favor in recent years, usually more traditional instruments (or the illusion of them) – such as string sections, organs, or bells – are used for both the foreground and background of songs. Additionally, everyday or non-musical sounds may be used. The better-known musician in this genre are The Flaming Lips, Pond, and Tame Impala. This time around. contributor Dinda Aza’Ara Putri has compiled her best picks from the Neo Psychedelia industry, enjoy !

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala

You Won’t Be Missing That Part of Me – Melody’s Echo Chamber

Shelter Song – Temples

Work This Time – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

White Glove – Khruangbin

In The Morning Of The Magiciams – The Flaming Lips

Elvis’ Flaming Star – Pond

Can’t Keep Checking My Phone – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Chamber of Reflection – Mac DeMarco

Homage – Mild High Club

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