Heavy Indian Psych-Funk: Atomic Forest “Obsession.”

Now-Again | Dec. 30, 2011 | News | ,

The collected recordings (1973-1977) of India’s best-known psychedelic rock ensemble, and the story behind their genesis in an extensive booklet full of rare photographs and ephemera. Out NOW!

Now-Again Records presents an important document of India’s little know psychedelic rock period. Obsession collects a wealth of rare and unreleased psychedelic rock and funk from the various incarnations of the Atomic Forest.

The Atomic Forest’s mix of blistering, fuzzy rock and synth-lead funk inspired collectors the world over to fork over thousands of dollars for original copies of their solitary release, Obession ‘77. Part of the interest certainly stemmed from its liberal doses of searing fuzz guitar. Part of it sprung from the oddity of it all: India, a country that had, quite literally, churned out tens of thousands of albums during psych- and hard-rock’s heyday, only produced this one, lonely psychedelic album? Part of it sprung from the album’s rarity: unknown for years, Obsession ’77 suddenly became a top want on every global-rock collector’s short-list. Now, packaged in a paste on CD Sleeve with O-Card and a in a deluxe 2LP slip case, this ungodly fusion of funk and psychedelia – along with Egon’s extensive liner notes and annotation – is available to all.

Download an example of Atomic Forest’s fury below – the title track “Obsession ’77 (Slow)” from our Obsession anthology. Pictured above – the incarnation of Atomic Forest that recorded Obsession ’77 at the Jonny Castle rehearsal space in Mumbai, India. 1978.

Buy: Atomic Forest: Obsession
Download: Atomic Forest “Obsession ’77.”

3 Responses to “Heavy Indian Psych-Funk: Atomic Forest “Obsession.””

  1. Bakajohn says:

    Just got my vinyl copy…absolutely amazing great work Egon !
    Hope you will release other great south east asian classics in the future.

  2. Jochem says:

    Great stuff..

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