Saturday, 20 December 2008

Boris and his Bolshie Balalaika - Psychic Revolution

'Psychic Revolution' was released by Delerium in 1994 and, if I'm being honest, was something of a disappointment after the thoroughly enjoyable 'Toadstool Soup', Boris' great contribution to the 'Fun With Mushrooms' Delerium sampler.

Boris comes across as a psychedelic novelty act, and falls somewhere between Gong's lunatic babbling and an acid-fried piss-take. Though this approach works well on 'Toadstool Soup', a mind-bending ditty about the pleasures and pains of magic mushrooms, it doesn't work quite so well elsewhere. Throw in some zany songs with serious messages, a couple of forgettable Hendrix covers, some accomplished musicianship and lots of weird and wonderful sound effects and what we have is an album that is mildly enjoyable but ultimately disposable. I'm sure some will enjoy Boris' unique brand of psychedelic lunacy, but me? I just didn't quite get it.

Track listing:

1. Toadstool Soup
2. Onward Christian Soldiers
3. Purple Haze
4. Burnin' With The Fire
5. Blacklisted Blues
6. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
7. Moonsong
8. Goin' Nowhere
9. Psychic Revolution (Sunsong)

Get your toadstool soup here


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kosimo said...

This is a fantastic record. Many thankx.

Herod said...

I'm really glad that some are digging this record. Can't say I understand what you see in it, but you know what they say - if everyone had the same tastes as me, the world would be such a cool place. that's not right...oh whatever, keep posting those comments!

mike-floyd said...

Merry Xmas to you!

The new Homemade-Lofi-Psych sampler is ready and can be downloaded for free here:



cavity said...

Don't - stop - posting - pleaeaeaease!

Herod said...

Cavity - posting will definitely recommence soon...

Shatner's Bassoon said...

It's been a while Herod - drop me an email at to prove you still live.

And check out this article featuring me big eyed ex-next door neighbour:

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