[record reviews: phanerothyme]

MOTORPSYCHO – Phanerothyme
Insane sounds from Norwegian sonic mavericks, 3 out of 5

Review of Phanerothyme taken from the
British metal magazine
KERRANG, November 2001.
In English. Transcribed by Robert Middleton.

MOTORPSYCHO – Phanerothyme
Rating: 3 out of 5

You've got to love Norway's Motorpsycho, if only for once releasing a live album entitled 'Heavy Metal iz a pose, Hardt Rock iz a Laifschteil'. Good work! Bad Euro-tripe however, this is not. Once a metal band, Motorpsycho have since delved into psychedelia, drug- laced pop, madd jazz performances and scandinavian stoner – always with stylish results. The result on 'Phanerothyme' (an Aldus Huxley-invented drug word) is a band who could give Queens of the Stone Age a run for their money in the rock-gone-bonkers-stakes.
Motorpsycho pull off the remarkable feat of sounding like Led Zepplin, The Beatles, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Super Fury Animals and even Burt Bacharach at various points. Which is, of course, utterly confusing, but pretty damn inspired too.

Ben Myers