Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next chapter in the PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE COMPILATION series, and we’re celebrating by releasing a Mondo Exclusive variant!
Compiled by Spencer Hickman (Death Waltz Recording Co./Mondo) and Mark McQuillan (Two-Piers Records), LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE takes you on a rollercoaster journey into the world of Lounge, Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, from its early days in the 1950s and 1960s to the current crop of artists championing the Lounge & Exotica sounds today.
LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022) is the third instalment in the PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE COMPILATION series on Two-Piers, following the critically acclaimed POP PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE (The Best of French Psychedelic Pop 1964-2019) and GARAGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE (The Best of Garage Psych and Pzyk Rock 1965-2019).
LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE brings together the sounds of Easy Listening, Soundtrack Instrumentals, Exotica, Jazz, Psychedelic, and Space Age sounds all under the umbrella of Lounge Music. The compilation includes legends of the Lounge and Exotica scene, such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Mel Tormé, Herb Alpert, and Les Baxter, alongside legendary composers Hugo Montenegro, Lalo Schifrin and Michael Giacchino. Add some Lounge Jazz from Cal Tjader and the Latin Bossa Nova of Quincy Jones. Then throw in some beautiful oddities from Leonard Nimoy, Pizzicato Five and Mort Garson. Next, mix in some Lounge-Mod moments from Dave Pike and Jack Trombey, KPM library classics from Alan Hawkshaw and Keith Mansfield, and finish with some brilliant modern-day exponents of the Exotica sound Los Bitchos, Ixtaheule and the Percussive Funk Moog party sounds of The Bongolian. The result is a fun and crazy ride through the world of Lounge Music which will bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. So raise a cocktail glass to LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022) – a sheer joy from start to finish!
LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE isn’t meant to be a ‘crate diggers’ album or a compilation of obscure, hard-to-find tracks to outdo your mates. Instead, it is intended to celebrate the Lounge scene and, hopefully, the perfect introduction to this fantastic and beautiful music for any newcomers out there. So let your journey into Lounge and Exotica begin here ...
“Last summer I was sitting with Spencer and several tiki drinks into the evening, we began to dream about the kind of albums we’d love to see in the world. Our discussion led to the idea of a compilation LP that would include all of our favorite lounge music and serve as a soundtrack for evenings just like the one we were currently enjoying. As Spencer and Mark slowly but surely willed this into existence, I was thrilled that Two-Piers had included 'Sidereal Day: 3' from our TRAVELOGUE VOL 1 collaboration. It makes me smile that it sits amongst some of the grooviest tracks that you can sip mai tais too. A dream come true. Cheers!” - Michael Giacchino, May 23
LOUNGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE 2XLP (The Best of Lounge & Exotica 1954-2022) Mondo Exclusive. Compiled by Spencer Hickman & Mark McQuillan. Pressed on 2x Mondo Exclusive Pink Vinyl. Edition of 1000. Estimated Shipping August 2023. $40.
GARAGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE 2XLP (THE BEST OF GARAGE PSYCH AND PZYK ROCK 1965-2019) MONDO EXCLUSIVE
GARAGE PSYCHÉDÉLIQUE 2xLP (The Best Of Garage Psych And Pzyk Rock 1965-2019) Mondo Exclusive. Pressed on 2x Mondo Exclusive Transparent Orange Vinyl. Edition of 600. $40.