This Rough Guide reflects many aspects of the global psychedelic sphere, not only from the sixties, but continuing through the decades and on into the 21st century. This is a unique budget-price LP sampler which offers incredible value with vintage tracks drawn from the highly successful Rough Guide Psychedelic series.
Includes a download card allowing you to download the full album and extra psychedelic world music tracks.
Latin America heads up nine of the tracks on this collection. The 1960s and 1970s were typified by activist rebellion and bands of the day communicated their passion with heavy reverb and re-imagined trad percussion gone west. Laranja Freak from Brazil make 'Frantic Psychedelic Music' on 'Alergico De Flores'. Colombian dance style cumbia was also adopted by vintage psychedelic troubadours Juaneco Y Su Combo. Modern interpretations come via Chilean 'cumbia-punk-psychodelia' outfit Anarkia Tropikal.
Skipping across the Atlantic we land in Africa. The 1960s and 1970s here were defined by clashing sensibilities and political optimism. Celestine Ukwu's classic track mixes highlife with pedal steel guitar. During the 1970s drug culture wasn't flooding India's shores but the country was undergoing its own social transformation and a DIY garage band scene evolved. Ananda Shankar's 'Dancing Drums' is a cult classic from this era. Cambodia also had a rich scene, but the psychedelic archive was almost eradicated during the time of the Khmer Rouge. The sounds live on via legendary balladeer Ros Serysotheam, who heads this mind-bending collection of carefully selected tracks from the world of psychedelia.