Tag Archives: Delights Records

SIMFONYX: Der Maulwurf/ Eolomea

SIMFONYX:  Der Maulwurf/ EolomeaIt might be coming up for Christmas but here’s a glimpse of what the new year holds in store from Markey Funk’s Delights label – a SimfOnyx 45 entitled Der Maulwurf b/w Eolomea. The former track delivers crunchy retro sci-fi-isms that take their cue from East German cinema.  In practice, this means a staccato kick/snare drum pattern foregrounded due to sparse additional layers of

OREGANO: Melting Sand / Transmitter (Vinyl 7″)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-soul, it’s most definitely your week since the second of two forthcoming Delights Records releases announced by Markey Funk (following the Les Hippies re-release) is this piece of 7″ glory from Oregano:  Melting Sands b/w Transmitter. Oregano? Ah yes – a new collab. between our Markey and, wait for it, Shawn Lee, Eleven 76’s Paul Elliott and RPS

LES HIPPIES: Souci b/w Soleil Couchant (Vinyl 7″)

LES HIPPIES:  SouciThe first in a double autumn helping from Markey Funk’s Delights Records label is a 45 re-release of the label’s now ten year old inaugural drop from Les Hippies. You’ll have absolutely no worries about A-side Souci serving up the goods consisting, as it does, of gloriously laid-back sitar-powered psychedelia. Indeed – look at the title closely (and listen with equal attention) to a track

PROJECT GEMINI: Path Through The Forest / The Ritual (Vinyl 7″)

PROJECT GEMINI: Path Through The Forest / The Ritual (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ In what must surely be the monkey’s favourite Delights Records release so far, the label drop Project Gemini’s new 45 – Path Through The Forest. Those familiar with the Delight’s psych-funky output will already suspect this is a path leading to ritual sacrifice at the very least and what should the B-side be called but…The Ritual. Told you. Still, at least the journey is highly groovy

PROJECT GEMINI: Forest Creeper/ Monsters At Garden’s End (Vinyl 7”)

DJ Markey Funk’s Delights label continues to expand its clan of psych-funk wizards and the latest recruit is Project Gemini – essentially musician, producer and music journo Paul Osborne collaborating with Israeli drummer Shuzin and with Markey himself on lead keys and production. Can we expect a double slice of clattery drums and swirling spaced-out vintage synth work? We

BETA HECTOR ENSEMBLE: King Lunp Theme b/w Into The Light (Vinyl 7″)

BETA HECTOR ENSEMBLE:  King Lunp Theme b/w Into The Light (Vinyl 7Next from Delights Records is this 45 from the Beta Hector Ensemble, a.k.a. Simon Hill – Baby Charles alumnus – and indeed Delights Records alumnus since he’s the bassist for MNP. Right – so that means he’s been in both a retro jazz-funk-soul band and a retro psych/ cinematic breaks outfit? Could this release see him representing his