As you MAY have noticed, I haven't posted for a while now....for a lot of reasons which I don't find necessary to mention. Anyway I decided to put Stoned Sun Vibrations on hiatus and concentrate my efforts to Downtuned Magazine ('n' Radio). Many of you probably know that Downtuned Mag is dedicated to the Greek heavy rock scene but since I've started Downtuned Radio too, I'm thinking of including posts about releases from all over the world. Apparently I'm going to keep a ratio but we'll see how it'll evolve.
From now on, you can find me on Downtuned Mag. And for any bands interested in reviewing/including them in radio's rotation etc., you can come in touch with me through the contact form over there. As I wrote above. I'll try to keep a ratio and at least in the beginning I'll try to "promote" mostly "smaller", more independent bands that deserve your attention.
So I want to thank each and everyone of you out there who supported, read, promoted and helped this blog. Also a big fat thanks to all the bands which helped SSV in their own way.
That's all for now folks! Thanks again! Maybe SSV will be back someday. Or maybe Downtuned will become better than SSV.... Who knows.
Be well and stay heavy!
PS: Rock Trips Mixtapes will be back soon.... They'll be the only thing posted from now on. Perhaps some other personal comps too.


Lucifer Rising

Lucifer Rising is a short film(just 29min.) by director Kenneth Anger.The film was completed in 1972 but was only widely distributed in 1980. Well, it's a psychedelic cult classic filled with images and visions of Egyptian gods,pyramids,pharaohs,volcano sites and of course some occult stuff. Though, there is no particular story the film is   a promising psych trip combined of course with a great soundtrack. Travellers in this trip,except Kenneth Anger (director of L.R. - as The Magus).and  Bobby Beausoleil, are among others Marianne Faithfull (as Lilith) and Jimmy Page (as Man Holding Stella of Revelation).

As for the soundtrack,is written and recorded from Bobby Beausoleil who is now 40 years into serving a life sentence for first-degree murder of  Gary Hinman on July 27, 1969 and as associate of the Charles Manson "Family". In the late 1970s, with the permission of the prison, he composed and recorded the ost for Lucifer Rising after Anger's first choice, Jimmy Page, couldn't manage to deliver enough music for the film after three years of waiting, always according to Anger's side.  The soundtrack in my opinion is a dark psychedelic masterpiece. A classic of instrumental psychedelia crossing the lines between orchestral music, experimental electronic music, and psychedelic rock. And in combination with the film, well it's a great artistic work which travels us in the realms of occult tradition and myth.

The Film:
Part 1
Part 2

The Score:
Lucifer Rising Ost

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