Liverpool Psych Fest Release Mammoth Compilation

The organisers of Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, which takes place this coming weekend, have announced the release of a deluxe triple vinyl compilation celebrating the current neo-psychedelic underground to coincide with this year’s edition of the annual psych fest.

PZYK Vol.1 is released as a deluxe triple blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and features tracks by Goat, K-X-P, Clinic, Föllakzoid, Jane Weaver (pictured above), Blanck Mass, Fever The Ghost, POW! and The Lucid Dream. Copies for sale at the festival come with an additional poster pullout. 3LP and 2CD versions of the release are available to pre-order now through Piccadilly Records.

The sleevenotes for the release are by music journalist Julian Marszalek, who writes, “Just as ownership of a wah-wah pedal and a phalanx of effects doesn’t mean you’ve got a psychedelic band, neither does a grouping of such acts make for a psychedelic festival. Similarly, a fetishisation of the 1960s and a retro outlook through rose-tinted headphones isn’t a statement of what’s happening in the here and now of the 21st century. No, what’s needed is an understanding of the form; how it’s developed and mutated into something new while retaining the all-important ability to startle the listener from accepted forms of reality into an altered state. And this is where the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia truly succeeds.”

Preorder the album from the Piccadilly Records website

Liverpool Psych Fest 2015 #2 from Liverpool Psych Fest on Vimeo.

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