Top-5: Sergey Lipsky (Simple Symmetry, Moscow)

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Sergey Lipsky is one of our favorite selectors from Russia. He’s DJing at the best venues in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg. He’s a one half of Simple Symmetry (other half is his brother Sasha) maybe the most promising Russian electronic act today. Sergey is also a guitarist in Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club. Both acts released a superb 12” records this year: the first one on Glenview and the second on Is It Balearic? And here’s a Sergey’ top-5 selection for us!

Eddie Hazel – Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs LP [1977, Warner Bros. Records]
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It’s a great psychedelic soul record, the only one album produced by Eddie Hazel as a solo artist. Eddie is known more as Parliament, Funkadelic, P-Funk All Stars lead guitarist, famous for his great solo on «Maggot brain».

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Ash Ra Tempel – Starring Rosi LP [1973, Kosmische Musik]
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It’s a very eclectic album produced by Manuel Gottsching with Rosi Muller on vocals. Gottsching played most of the instruments here and showed his great skills as a guitarist.

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Carla Bley, Paul Haines – Escalator Over The Hill 3xLP [1972, JCOA Records]
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A jazz-opera that was recorded in more than three years. It’s a fantastic true psychedelic two hours long record featuring great musicians such as Don Cherry, Karl Berger, Michael Mantler, John McLaughlin and many more.

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Aphrodite’s Child – 666 2xLP [1972, Vertigo]
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Double album from Greek psychedelic prog rock band formed by Vangelis and Demis Roussos. The record was inspirited by The Apocalypse of John.

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Don Cherry – Brown Rice LP [1975, EMI]
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The record contains four oriental jazz tracks from famous trumpeter Don Cherry. True psychedelic music with Indian and Arabic flavours.

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Find Simple Symmetry on Soundcloud.
Find Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club on Soundcloud.

Photo used on the cover by Max Avdeev

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