Re: New album and DVD
March 21, 2008 07:55PM
Does anyone know, if it will take longer to preorder the album via stickman to get it as soon as possible or if it's better to buy it in a store on friday? The last time when Black hole/blank canvas was released everyone here was talking about the album, while I was looking around in the local record-stores, not finding it...
Re: New album and DVD
March 21, 2008 09:36PM
I e-mailed stickman asking about that, this is their answer: We will be sending out European packages on March 27th...it is unfortunately up to the norwegian customs office if you get the package by the 31st or not...and they work in rather mysterious ways sometimes.
ingmarwa
Re: New album and DVD
March 21, 2008 11:05PM
if you are in norway i think the best idea is to pre-order it from runegrammofon.com (the pre-ordering will aparently open a couple of days before the 28th). i've done this with supersilent-releases before, and they often arrive before the release date, actually. regarding the countries inside the EU, i guess stickman is the safest way in order to get it on the 28th.
Re: New album and DVD
March 22, 2008 12:47AM
I ordered BH/BC from stickman and it was on the release day in my postbox.
so i ordered llm at stickman too and hope it will be at my home at the 28th.
oh- I'm from germmany.
jonne
Re: New album and DVD
March 22, 2008 01:36PM
found this on the cargo records site; [www.cargorecords.co.uk].


Little Lucid Moments
With four long, energetic and evolving tracks ranging from 11 to 21 minutes ”Little Lucid Moments” is in every way what many hardcore fans, and there are many, will consider to be classic Motorpsycho in full flight. The album was recorded by Helge Sten and mixed by Jørgen Træen (Jaga Jazzist, Sondre Lerche). Mastering was by US mastering guru Bob Katz and the vinyl cutting done by the super folks at Pauler Acoustics.

Motorpsycho was founded in 1989 in Trondheim, Norway´s third biggest city, when mainstays Bent Sæther (bass, vocals) and Hans Magnus ”Snah” Ryan (guitar, vocals) were joined by drummer Kjell Runar ”Killer” Jenssen. The first album, ”Lobotomizer”, was released in 1991 after which Killer quit and Håkon Gebhardt took over the drums for many years to come. Gebhardt left in 2005 before the recording of ”Black Hole / Blank Canvas” where Bent and Snah did most of the drumming themselves. With ”Little Lucid Moments” they have a new, permant drummer. Kenneth Kapstad is a also a member of Animal Apha and Monolitich and has played with Dadafon, Gåte, Cucumber and Soundtank. Helge Sten, aka Deathprod, has at various times from ”Demon Box” in 1993 to ”It´s A Love Cult” from 2002 been associated member, guest musician or producer. He´s back as a co-producer of ”Lucid Little Moments”. And Kim Hiorthøy has done all (studio) album sleeve design for Motorpsycho since ”Timothy´s Monster” in 1994. With ”Demon Box” from 1993, Motorpsycho were already laying down the blueprint for much of the stoner psychedelia that would spawn a number of bands many years later. Since then, and several albums later, they have developed their personal style to sometimes include delicate use of brass, strings and other instrumentation, even flirting with pop structures and shorter songs, but never abandoning the original spirit of Motorpsycho and the long classic epics like ”Demon Box”, ”The Wheel”, ”The Golden Core”, ”Un Chien D´Espace”, Vortex Surfer” and Radiator Freak”.
lasse
Re: New album and DVD
March 23, 2008 04:51PM
found this on plattentests.de
lässie
Re: New album and DVD
March 23, 2008 04:57PM
found this on plattentests.de

well im a little bit disappointed.... the album only got 6 out of 10 points ...

in my opinion most critics of plattentest.de fit very well



Breitensport

In sich selbst verloren, hört man nur sie. Diese unscheinbare, einzelne Saite einer elektrischen Gitarre, die in aller Behutsamkeit damit beginnt, den ganzen Saal auszufüllen, nach Hingabe verlangend. Geduldig wartet sie auf ihren Ausbruch und beginnt damit, teuflische, verzerrte Fratzen zu schneiden. Wie ein loses Stück Drahtseil, das langsam zu einer gefährlichen Waffe mutiert. Wie ein ruhendes Herz, in dem wieder das Leben tobt. Die innere Unruhe treibt das Stück voran. Man kann ihr letztlich nur nachgeben und entwaffnet die Kontrolle in ihre guten Hände legen. Alle Gewalten, alle Dezibelzahlen und anderen möglichen Lautstärken schütten sich nach und nach über dem zur Ruhe gekommenen Publikum aus. Ein halbstündiger Rausch, der wahrlich jeden erreicht. Eine unheimliche, tiefsinnige Dichte, die weder in ihren minimalistischten Momenten, noch im feurigen Chaos an Gehalt verliert.

Genauer gesagt: verloren hat. Denn dieser drogenfreie Höhenflug "A K9 Suite" von Motorpsycho, zu finden auf einem der wohldurchdachtesten Live-Alben überhaupt, ist nun gute zehn Jahre alt. Nicht Wenigen dürfte "Roadwork Vol. 1" (mit dem charmanten Untertitel "Heavy Metall iz a poze, hardt rock is a laifschteil"winking smiley in den Sinn gekommen sein bei der Ankündigung des neuen, zwölften Albums der norwegischen Band Motorpsycho. Hintergrund: In Zeiten von Myspace, kostenfreien Downloads und tonneneweise Informationen aus dem Musikbuisness ließ man sich über den selbstgeschaffenen Arbeitgeber Stickman Records nur die winzig kleine Information entlocken, dass "Little lucid moments" gerade mal vier Songs zu bieten habe. Keine Frage, dass es sich im Falle Motorpsychos um ausgedehnte Epen handeln würde. Und so hält sich die Verwunderung in Grenzen, wenn man die fast 60 Minuten vom CD-Display abliest, die "Little lucid moments" letztlich in sich trägt.

Lauter sind sie wieder geworden, nach all den großspurig produzierten wie grandiosen psychedelischen Popalben und nach dem Ausstieg des Drummers und Urgesteins Håkon Gebhardt. Noch impulsiver als auf dem viel zu schnell verblassten Doppelschlag "Black hole / Blank canvas", der sich zu ungestüm nach Veränderung sehnte. Spielten Bent Sæther und Hans Magnus Ryan den hölzernen Vorgänger noch alleine ein, steht nun mit Kenneth Kapstad ein neuer, fester Drummer zur Verfügung. In manchen Momenten finden sich Motorpsycho wieder auf der Höhe ihres Schaffens. Wie in "Year zero (A damage report)", das sich als ausgereifter Post-Rock entpuppt, sich auf Zehenspitzen enfaltet, eine Nische in Andacht findet, um dann beherzt und verquer in Siebziger-Hardrock-Anleihen zu münden. Ryan gibt krächzend die Marschroute zum Besten: "We turn our backs on what we knew." Euphorische Aufbruchsstimmung, die auf "Little lucid moments" nicht wirklich ihre Erfüllung findet. Zu viel Improvisiertes plätschert in der einführenden "Suite: Little lucid moments" vor sich hin, als wisse man nicht wirklich, was als nächstes zu tun sei. Mal hier ein Kling, dort ein Klong. Und dann?

Trotz energischer Gitarren auf dem Siedepunkt wirkt das 21-minütige Prunkstück enorm blutleer, weil gute Einzelakteure vergebens ihren Verbindungspartner suchen. Feingeistige Ausführungen wie der in Minimalismus geübte Schluss des ansonsten zu grobkörnigen, fast schwülstigen "She left on the sun ship" gehen beinahe unter. Die bekannten ekstatischen Melodienfeuer, das Gespür für den Einhalt gebietenden Augenblick und die spürbaren Gesangsfreuden von Sæther und Ryan sind viel zu selten eingestreut. Motorpsycho suchen nach dem Ausstieg von Gebhardt immer noch die Linie, die sie mit dem Drummer verloren haben. War "Black hole / Blank canvas" ein verkrampfter Versuch, mal wieder auf den Putz zu hauen, ist "Little lucid moments" ein ebenso unauthentisch proklamierter Neuanfang, der mit aller Macht auf Abschluss und Neuanfang pocht, der mehr in die Breite geht als in die Tiefe und schlussendlich vor allem Verwirrung stiftet. Was bleibt auf der Habenseite? Viele verstreute, leuchtende Momenten, die man wie Ostereier auf einem viel zu groß angelegten Feld suchen muss. Und ein wie immer respektables Handwerk, das die Platte über den Durchschnitt hebt.Oder wie Sæther es selbst formuliert: "It's got a little lucid moments in it, surrounded by a lot of weird shit."

(Markus Wollmann)
Mountaintop
Re: New album and DVD
March 23, 2008 05:15PM
Translation?
Re: New album and DVD
March 23, 2008 09:44PM
well, the german rock magazine "eclipsed", which focuses mostly on classic- and prog rock gave the album a rating of 8 of 10 points...
Re: New album and DVD
March 23, 2008 10:53PM
Found the track lengths here: [www.indigo.de]

1
Suite:Little Lucid Moments/1)Lawned(Consciousness Causes Collapse)
06:10

2
Suite:Little Lucid Moments/2)A Hoof To The Head
04:19

3
Suite:Little Lucid Moments/3)Hallucifuge(Hyperrealistically Speaking..)
09:18

4
Suite:Little Lucid Moments/4)Sweet Oblivion/Perfect Sense
01:14

5
Year Zero(A Damage Report)
11:20

6
She Left On The Sun Ship
14:30

7
The Alchemyst
12:30

Looks like the suite has been split into 4 tracks?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/23/2008 11:11PM by otherdemon.
ingmarwa
Re: New album and DVD
March 24, 2008 10:59PM
for norwegians: it's now possible to order little lucid moments (both cd and vinyl) over at runegrammofon.com, and rune says that you will receive it before or on friday.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 12:27AM
Hope so, I just ordered smiling smiley
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 11:41AM
Mountaintop Wrote:
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> Translation?


Basically the reviewer builds his review on Bent's quoted statement. He says there are interesting parts here and there surrounded by weird stuff and it's all rather too wide and senseless than deep and engaging. Like BHBC was a more or less failed attempt to rock like the olde days, this one is a failed attempt at being grand and psychedelic, meaning they are still looking for their old quality.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 11:43AM
happy knappy Wrote:
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> well, the german rock magazine "eclipsed", which
> focuses mostly on classic- and prog rock gave the
> album a rating of 8 of 10 points...


This is a fun mag. Can't really take em serious but they're quite unique, writing favourably about Marillion and Sonic Youth, Genesis and Godspeed You Black Emperor. But they sure hit it with 8 out of ten. smiling smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2008 11:44AM by supernaut.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 01:02PM
Big article in Dagbladet today about MP and the new record. Bent says the "pop-period" between 2000-2003 was a step in the wrong direction. Very well written.
erlend
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 02:44PM
link to this article? or was it only in the paper version of Dagbladet? Can't seem to find it on the 'net.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 03:08PM
First album-review in the morning edition of Aftenposten.
Big article and review, gave it 5 out of 6.

Read the Dagbladet article, possibly one of the best MP-articles
ever written. Usually Dagbladet is a piece of crap with lightweight
and downright wrong articles, but this one hit homerun.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 04:11PM
Here's one from Trønder-Avisa: [www.t-a.no]

I guess we should post these in the Media stories forum as well.
Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 04:29PM
Not very informative, that one (I posted the link before reading the article).

Edit: Just censoring my comment on Bent's appearance in that picture. He does look like Terje Tysland with hair and no hat, though. smiling smiley



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Re: New album and DVD
March 25, 2008 05:34PM
could someone please tell me why everyone seems to be bashing mp's "pop period"? yes, maybe their albums during that time weren't as good as the metal- or prog-orientated ones, but they surely released some fine music (painting the night unreal, upstairs/downstairs, the other fool etc.)
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