Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Motorpsycho "Phanerothyme" (Columbia, 2001)

Artist: Motorpsycho
Album: "Phanerothyme"
Release Date: 2001
Label: Columbia
Genre: Indie-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive-Rock, Art-Rock
Mood: Colourful, Versatile, Confident, Ambitious
Reminds Of: Small Faces, Spirit, The Gun Club
What People Think: Ssmt-Reviews, RYM
Defnitely Worth Buying: MusicStack, CdUniverse

1. Bedroom Eyes
2. For Free
3. B.S.
4. Landslide
5. The Slow Phaseout
6. Go To California
7. Painting The Night Unreal
8. Blindfolded
9. When You're Dead

Over the past ten years, motorpsycho and their on-board producer, that nice mr deathprod – actually former member helge sten – have metamorphosed from wacky thrash funsters to this current peak of genre mangling. Their soundscapes abound with interwoven melodies, layered harmonies, stunning orchestrations, doors-y keyboards and fuzzed-out duelling guitars, not to mention the occasional cittern, glockenspiel and guitarmando (12-string, of course). Miraculously, the elements of this sonic cornucopia tumble together and form themselves, more often than not, into eminently hummable pop tunes about girls with bedroom eyes, california's blue skies and how everything is great when you're dead. As good for the dancefloor as ice-skates are for mountaineering, every twisting, turning track requires – and rewards – a little patience.

(Source: q4music.com)

"Satan stole my teddybear..."

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