Music

Dopesmoker

Psych album of the week: Sleep’s Dopesmoker (1995)

Time becomes relative and you surrender to the experience, track markers and breaks in the music be damned

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orb

Psych album of the week: The Orb’s Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (1991)

The double-disc is jam-packed with guest players, mind-altering samples, and the Orb’s comedown, chill-out vibe

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Schmidt

Psych album of the week: Sinoia Caves’ The Enchanter Persuaded (2006)

In his own project, Black Mountain’s Jeremy Schmidt has free rein to craft his own brand of mostly instrumental synth-based soundscapes

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Psych album of the week: Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain (1971)

The album’s trippy production touches include heavily treated percussion, extended Hendrix-style, fuzz drenched, wah-guitar solos, and strange atonal vocalizations

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Jay-Z-monogram

Jay-Z promises a “a new chapter in cannabis” with Monogram

The rapper born Shawn Carter has launched a brand that touts a “superior smoke”

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brmc

Psych album of the week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s B.R.M.C. (2001)

The band creates memorable tunes that swagger and will themselves into existence despite changing musical trends—pretty much what rock ‘n’ roll is all about

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