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Motorpsycho
Mountain E.P.

Review of the Mountain E.P. taken from the
Italian magazine
RUMORE #20 / October 1993.
Italian plus English translation. Transcribed and translated by Sunchild,
translation slightly reworked by the Lighthouse Girl.


MOTORPSYCHO
Mountain E.P.
(Voices Of Wonder)

Dev'essere accaduto qualcosa di strano, in Norvegia. Qualcosa di molto stano, che ha improvvisamente indotto un'ampia fascia di musicisti rock locali a rinnegare le loro radici pop e progressive per imboccare strade espressive assai ruvide, lancinanti e tortuose, accostando il cupo hard-rock dei primi settanta alle abrasivitÓ grunge e rumoriste che tanto profondamente hanno segnato questo inizio di decennio. Ideali portavoce della scena sono senza dubbio i Motorpsycho, che ampliano adesso la loro ricca discografia (tre album e qualche chicca sparsa) con un cd-single contenente cinque eccellenti episodi devoti ora ai maestri Black Sabbath (la title-track, giÓ compresa nell'edizione su vinile dell'ultimo Demon Box), ora al crossover pi¨ crudo e rabbioso (Fleshharrower), ora alla psichedelia sotterranea ed inquietante (la splendida cover di The House At The Pooneil Corners dei Jefferson Airplane), la nuova versione di Sister Confusion, ora a certa "sperimentazione" eterea e malata (Viscount GriSnah).

Federico Guglielmi

 

MOTORPSYCHO
Mountain E.P.
(Voices Of Wonder)

Something strange has happened in Norway. Something very strange, that suddenly prompted a large number of local rock musicians to abandon their pop and progressive roots to enter expressive paths, very rough, shooting and tortuous, bringing the hard-rock of the early seventies to the grunge and noise abrasions that have marked the beginning of this decade so deeply. Ideal spokesmen of the scene are undoubtely Motorpsycho, now expanding their rich discography (three albums and some scattered goodies) with a cd single featuring five excellent episodes devoted sometimes to the masters Black Sabbath (the title track, already included in the vinyl edition of the latest Demon Box), sometimes to the most rough and furious crossover (Fleshharrower), sometimes to the underground and disquieting psychedelia (the bright cover of Jefferson Airplane's The House At The Pooneil Corners), the new version of Sister Confusion, and sometimes to some ethereal and sick "experimentation" (Viscount GriSnah).

Federico Guglielmi