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intro.de review - german

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intro.de review - german
March 20, 2006 08:24PM
Re: intro.de review - german
March 21, 2006 10:08AM
Since the review is quite nice, I tried to translate it as good as possible with my scarce english knowledge:

It rocks again. At last! Instead of Beach Boys candy, the Norwegians supply a huge volume shared on two CDs. Enough of the musical experiments with jazz, pop and analytical composing. Motorpsycho have always been best, when simply picking up their instruments and letting go. More like the Who instead of Pink Floyd, more like “trust us” instead of “Phanerothyme”.

For the first time, a motorpsycho cd-inlay has included all the lyrics, since there are quite a few things to tell about of course. After the leaving of their musical companion Gebhardt, who will dedicate to HGH in the future, the only accoustic song on the record comes across like a salute to the sympathetic freethinker – Bent Seather makes a clear statement once and for all when singing: "it's so much easier to move with the changes / when all the daemons are let out of their box / the love cult self-imploded fat / and bloated throwing rocks."

For the rest can be applied: “Volume controls are there to be at max and amps have to be boosting!” Seathers bass lines are rumbling gnarly and massively, Snahs walls of sound are sheer endlessly and all of the 17 tracks have been intoned with an energy, you almost wouldn’t have expected anymore in these dimensions and intensity. Therefore it refreshes one’s heart and soul even more.

Well-known aquaintances also appear. The “Devil Dog” for instance is going hunting with Moondogs “All is Loneliness”, and Marie Antoinettes ivory-tower cake donation in “L.T.E.C.” is being celebrated as an easygoing Barracuda blues.

Captain Snah is in topform, his play is furious and overdriven at times, while scarious and reduced at other times. Then again, he is singing and playing solos during the epic ten minutes of “Before The Flood” in such a detached manner, that J.Mascis or Neil Young would have been truly delighted.

“Kill Devil Hills”, while disguised as an innocent and fluffy popsong at first, suddenly emerges as a devilish rock opera. Furious highspeed jazz meets a sniveling ballad, suprising sound gadgetry (“Triggerman”) meets real stoner groove: while the drums for the new songs have been played completely by bent, the floating rhythm surface of the hypnotic “You Loose” is supplied by the Dutchman, friend and tour-drummer-to-be Jacco Van Rooij. A great song. A bodacious production - a terrific return.
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