To us, life without the music of the Heliocentrics seems barely worth living, but we figured that not everyone who’s picked up on this label knows the breadth of this psychedelic UK ensemble. So, over the course of February, we’re presenting the Heliocentrics Now-Again catalog – and some unreleased gems – to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe.
There will be three installments, with the final issue being the “from the vaults” release pictured above: Joyride, which will only be available via Now-Again Deluxe. The four tracks from this EP that the Heliocentrics turned in in 2005 were recorded in the early part of the ’00s, and are alternate versions to the final versions that appeared on their Now-Again debut, Out There . The versions are all quite different – note the ending portion of “Distant Star,” omitted from the final album, the flute lead on “Haunted House” and the Middle-Eastern flavored psych – and the Jimmy Swaggart vocals! – from the original “Joyride.”
13 Degrees Of Reality is scheduled for an April 16th release date on CD and LP and to be made available at Now-Again Deluxe in March.