It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine

It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine is a Slovenian online music magazine dedicated to psychedelic and progressive music news, band interviews and album reviews.[1] It was founded by Klemen Breznikar in October 2010 and was originally based in Ljubljana; it is currently headquartered in Prebold.[2][3][4] The webzine has covered an extensive range of music over the years, from electronic to heavy metal, but generally focuses on psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, progressive rock, progressive metal, krautrock, art rock, garage rock and space rock.[1][3][5]

It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine
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It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine header designed by Justin Jackley.
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Screenshot of It's Psychdelic Baby! Magazine's homepage
Type of site
Online magazine, music blog
Available inEnglish
FoundedOctober 2010; 10 years ago (2010-10)
HeadquartersPrebold, Slovenia
Country of originSlovenia
Area servedWorldwide
OwnerKlemen Breznikar
Founder(s)Klemen Breznikar
EditorKlemen Breznikar
IndustryPsychedelic music, Progressive music
URLwww.psychedelicbabymag.com
CommercialNo
RegistrationNo
Launched3 October 2010; 10 years ago (2010-10-03)
Current statusActive

It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine has published three physical issues, one yearly, between 2014 and 2016, and has been producing a monthly podcast series titled It's Psychedelic Baby! Podcast since 2015.[6][7] It is also notable for its extensive retrospective interviews with musicians and bands from the 1960s and 1970s;[3] its articles having been quoted or re-published in such publications as The New York Times,[8] Financial Times,[9] The Wall Street Journal,[10] Ultimate Classic Rock[11] and Metal Injection.[12]

BackgroundEdit

HistoryEdit

Prior to founding It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine, Klemen Breznikar operated the webzine Hippy Music, where he wrote reviews and shared classic releases from the 1960s' and 1970s' psychedelic music scene.[13] Hippy Music launched in June 2007 and was modestly operated through Blogger, with Breznikar writing under the pseudonym Iban.[13] It ultimately closed down after a year and a half, in late 2008, due to Breznikar's busy school schedule.[2] Breznikar was then studying at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Science and a Master's degree in Book Studies.[14]

In September 2010, Breznikar decided to take a year off from school and start a new online magazine.[2] Originally launched under the lengthier name It's Psychedelic Baby, That's What It's All About, the webzine's first post was published on October 3, 2010.[2] In the summer of 2011, the website adopted its abbreviated name, It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine.[15] The blog was originally hosted through Blogger, though it eventually moved to its own .com domain name on July 7, 2016.[16]

Printed issuesEdit

Starting in 2014, It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine began publishing a yearly printed magazine featuring exclusive content.[5][17] The first issue (Issue #1) was published on August 25, 2014 through a collaboration with German record label Merlin's Nose Records.[18][19] It was bundled with a bonus Various Artists compilation compact disc featuring sixteen bands. It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine quickly follow-up with its second music outing, acting as a record label for the release of Matthias von Stumberger's mini album Spielt Rockundroll Musik. The release came out on September 8, 2014 on a limited edition orange cassette tape and was co-released with British record label Evil Hoodoo Records.[20][21]

In December 2015, It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine published its second printed issue (Issue #2 1/2) through a collaboration with Spanish record label Guerssen Records.[22][23][24] It was followed a year later, in December 2016, by its third printed issue (Issue #2 2/2), also jointly released by Guerssen Records.[25][26] All of the graphics for the three issues of the printed magazine were created by American illustrator Justin Jackley, who had previously provided an original design for the website's header.[27]

It's Psychedelic Baby! PodcastEdit

On June 7, 2015, the webzine introduced a podcast series titled It's Psychedelic Baby! Podcast.[28] It however only lasted three shows, one per month, until August 18, 2015.[29][30] On April 3, 2016, Scottish disk jockey Ross Beattie, professionally known as The Night Tripper, re-introduced the monthly podcast series.[31] Starting with podcast #34, on March 13, 2019, a new visual identification was introduced, illustrated by Justin Jackley.[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Breznikar, Klemen. "About". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Breznikar, Klemen (October 3, 2010). "Hello, My Psychedelic Friends!". It's Psychedelic Baby, That's What It's All About. Archived from the original on October 17, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c Sheppard, Richard (November 18, 2003). "It's Psychedelic Baby (with Klemen Breznikar)". The Day After The Sabbath. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Breznikar, Klemen. "Contact". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Paterson, Beverly (October 17, 2014). "It's Psychedelic Baby, No. 1 (2014): Magazines". Something Else!. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine". Forced Exposure Mailorder. Archived from the original on April 30, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  7. ^ Beattie, Ross. "It's Psychedelic Baby! Podcast". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  8. ^ Keepnews, Peter (August 31, 2014). "Glenn Cornick, Original Bassist in Jethro Tull, Dies at 67 (Published 2014)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  9. ^ Withers, Murray (April 20, 2020). "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida — how Iron Butterfly's psychedelic epic found its way into hip-hop". Financial Times. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Shah, Neil (November 20, 2016). "The Spawn of Black Sabbath". The Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on November 11, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Lifton, David (May 30, 2012). "Andy Fraser Sets The Record Straight About Free's Breakup". Ultimate Classic Rock. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  12. ^ Kennelty, Greg (November 1, 2016). "Electric Wizard Is Working On A "Crushing And Mind-Altering" New Album". Metal Injection. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Iban". Blogger. December 11, 2008. Archived from the original on December 11, 2008. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  14. ^ "Klemen Breznikar". LinkedIn. Retrieved December 14, 2020.[self-published]
  15. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (July 21, 2011). "It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  16. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (July 12, 2016). "Hashish – A Product Of (2016) Review". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on July 12, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  17. ^ "Limited Edition". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  18. ^ "Issue #1, by It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine". Merlins Nose Label Group. August 25, 2014. Archived from the original on July 22, 2014. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  19. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (October 17, 2014). "It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine issue #1 review on Something Else Reviews". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on January 21, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  20. ^ "Matthias von Stumberger – Matthias von Stumberger Spielt Rockundroll Musik". Discogs. Archived from the original on December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  21. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (September 8, 2014). "Psychedelic Baby Records Present: Matthias von Stumberger "spielt Rockundroll Musik" (2014)". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  22. ^ Patterson, Beverly (January 24, 2016). "'It's Psychedelic Baby, Issue No. 2' (December 2015): Magazines". Something Else!. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  23. ^ "It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine Issue #2-1". Guerssen Records. December 1, 2015. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  24. ^ "It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine Issue #2". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. December 22, 2015. Archived from the original on December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  25. ^ "It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine Issue #2-2". Guerssen Records. December 1, 2016. Archived from the original on February 23, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  26. ^ "It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine Issue #2/2". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. January 20, 2017. Archived from the original on July 25, 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  27. ^ Breznikar, Klemen (September 10, 2015). "Interview with Justin Jackley". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  28. ^ Newcombe, Anton (June 7, 2015). "IPBM Podcast 1 – The Brian Jonestown Massacre". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on February 6, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  29. ^ Adams, Matt (July 18, 2015). "IPBM Podcast 2 – The Blank Tapes". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  30. ^ Oborn, Jus (August 18, 2015). "IPBM Podcast 3 – Electric Wizard". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on September 11, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  31. ^ Beattie, Ross (April 3, 2016). "Ross Beattie presents It's Psychedelic Baby podcast #1 (April)". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on December 15, 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  32. ^ Beattie, Ross (March 13, 2019). "Ross Beattie presents It's Psychedelic Baby podcast #34 (March)". It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine. Archived from the original on August 12, 2020. Retrieved December 15, 2020.

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