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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets Run Us Through Their Top 5 Favourite DIY Albums

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are gearing up for the release of their fourth studio album SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound, due in February. In the meantime, they’ve shared singles ‘Tally Ho’, ‘Mr. Prism’, and just recently, ‘The Terrors’, with the first two arriving alongside animated videos.

While we wait for what’s shaping up to be a huge release, we asked Psychedelic Porn Crumpets to share their top five DIY albums with us. And the result is excellent.

Floating Points – Elaenia (2015)

Sam Shepherd’s first full length offering to the world under the Floating Points banner, and it’s a doozy. Originally envisioned as an all encompassing one track album, Shepherd was later convinced to break it into seven sweet slices. That doesn’t stop the fiends from listening to it cover to cover, as intended, in all its luscious and spacious glory. The artwork is just as much a DIY stroke of genius — connecting fibre optic cables to a homemade harmonograph, letting the tracks illustrate themselves.

Tame Impala – Lonerism (2012)

Few are as superb as Kevin Parker when it comes to a DIY approach. The second album from the Fremantilian and arguably Kevin’s most indulgent masterpiece. This time allowing a far more synth-heavy exploration to the psych outfit, along with samples and the use of drum machines, it was playing tug-of-war between experimental and pop. Parts were recorded by Kev all over the shop apparently, from Perth to Paris, this album covered massive ground in more ways than one.

Noname – Telefone (2016)

Probably one of the most anticipated releases in the hip hop/jazz, rap world at the time. Technically a mixtape, but nonetheless a release choccas with content to digest and dissect. Four years after announcing the release, doing various big name features, moving from Chicago to LA, and renting two Airbnbs as makeshift studios, Fatima Nyeema Warner, AKA Noname, and her group finally dropped Telefone. Each verse is potent in honesty like a diary entry and the production has that nostalgic feel to it, something akin to a childhood bedroom.

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days (2014)

After touring nonstop for a year and a half off the back of his debut album 2, a weathered Mac shut himself in his Brooklyn apartment and churned out another helping of jangle juice. Salad Days had fans still swooning for the Canuck, with a richer sounding and more refined take on the signature style that he’d forged for himself prior. Like that of the Freemasonry concept, the track ‘Chamber Of Reflection’ is likened to his apartment studio space, confined within for a period of time, reflecting on his life up to that point and moving on.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (2013)

Nothing comes closer to sounding like a glowing, gritty, ‘60s psychedelia album like a UMO record from the noughties. Ruben Nielson is the brains and visionary for the group, handling all of the playing and recording duties bar most of the drums for this sophomore album. It’s said that the initial workings for the tracks on II were collated on Ruben’s phone whilst on the road touring the humble bedroom project’s self-titled debut release. When it came to tracking, tape machines and dictaphones were the weapons of choice in bringing that signature lo-fi character, like a lost treasure that is reminiscent of inspiring records from decades prior.



Psychedelic Porn Crumpets released the music video for their single ‘Tally Ho’ today. It’s another claymation collaboration with animator Oliver Jones who also created the band’s ‘Mr. Prism’ video.

Watch it below.

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