Check out this artfully done mini-doc by Pitchfork and director team Cousins on psychedelics and its effect on modern music. They interview experts, musicians, and historians about the marriage of psychedelics and music, and its rebellious offspring affectionately known as rock & roll. Interviewee’s include Daedelus, TOKiMONSTA, Dr. Strangeloop (woo!), Doldrums, and Dr. Charles Grob of UCLA.. They share experiences and interesting thoughts about the future of psychedelic music, particularly in regards to the increasing pervasiveness of electronics in contemporary music. Worth the 20 minutes (if just to hear Tim Presley talk about drugs).
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More Pitchfork films can be seen at Pitchfork.com and their documentaries channel on YouTube. I suggest Fly First, one of the best electronic producers out today, Flying Lotus. I got to hear Dr. Grob at the Horizon’s psychedelic conference earlier this month, he’s doing some very interesting research, and if you’re into that real science stuff check out his other interviews on YouTube.