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Motorpsycho Phanerothyme

Review of Phanerothyme taken from the
website of British magazine
Q4MUSIC, March 2002.
In English. Found at the q4music site by Gillian Vasseljen.

Motorpsycho - «Phanerothyme» - cover - front  
Motorpsycho Phanerothyme
Rating: 4 out of 6
Reviewed: March 2002
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2001-11-05 00:00:00

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.

Johnny Black