Pie in the sky is a global map of psychedelic music from all over the world. Launched in 2012, Oliver collected over 600 unknown tracks of folk, rock and electronic music of the psychedelic era from overlooked countries.
In times of great personal and artistic freedom in Europe, UK and the US but also in historically oppressed countries like Iran, Egypt or Turkey musical styles began to mix and led to a fascinating cultural crossover. The experiments of these musicians and producers in the late 1960s and early 1970s are the foundation of the explosion of musical genres later in the 20th century’s postmodern music.
On Pie in the sky, the roots of Hard-, Grunge-, Noise- and Punk-Rock, as well as Progressive Rock, Jazz and “World Music” and electronic music from Kraut-Rock, Techno to Dubstep can be found. Who would have thought that Shoegaze was invented by a Japanese band in the 1960s, the first Punk band is from Peru and Acid House was first played in India?
Sample based Hip-Hop music played also an important role in the revival of psychedelic music with DJ’s like J Dilla, Madlib or The Gaslamp Killer digging for rare grooves on forgotten vinyl from all over the world.
DJ Food called Pie in the sky “amazing” and Steve Chandra Savale from Asian Dub Foundation said that it “may very well be the best music website ever made”. We don’t know if this is true but it’s worth a look anyway.
Oliver not only poured his heart & soul into finding obscure music from all over the world but also into designing the logo & website.
FreakOuternational Radio Show on Multicult.fm (2016)
Pie in the sky was a guest host at the FreakOuternational Radio Show on Multicult.fm in Berlin.
“In show #65, blogger and musiclover Oliver Schneider of www.pie-in-the-sky.org takes us on an outernational journey through his favourite songs from all over the world. Visit his blog to find his map of stunning re-issues, rarities and oddities planetwide … We probably never ever had such a variety in any show before, with songs from Sweden, Turkey, Somalia, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, Cabo Verde, Spain, La Réunion and other distant places … enjoy this most outernational selection and/or follow him on mixcloud.”
Global Psychedelia on WEFT.fm (2016)
Oliver curated two hours of early electronic music from all over the world for the show Global Psychedelia on WEFT Community Radio in Champaign, Illinois, USA.
Pop, rock, folk and experimental psychedelic music ranging from 1968 to 1985 using electronic instruments and often custom-made analogue synthesizers, effects and drum-machines from Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Niger, Netherlands, Pakistan, Turkey, United Kingdom and the US.
SOMETHING SPÆCIAL (Emerald & Doreen Recordings, 2014)
The SOMETHING SPÆCIAL mix for Emerald & Doreen Recordings features pre-disco, space pop, moog reggae, psychedelic cumbia, hypnotic afro beat and obscure electronic library music from early electronic music pioneers and experimental producers from 1967 to 1980.
The compilation is an imaginary space flight passing Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Nigeria, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the US.