[media stories: english: 1998]
Monsters, angels and demons
Concert review of the Rockefeller gig
Last saturday, Motorpsycho gave a big concert experience - a long evening with Bent, Snah and Gebhardt and a quite varied repertoire with goodies from amongst others Demon Box , Timothy’s Monster and Angels And Daemons At Play.
Motorpsycho broke loose with Bent Saether’s infernal bass thunder and Snah’s (Hans Magnus
Ryan) driving and psychedelic guitar licks, set in tone by Gebhardt’s (Haakon) piercing
drum rolls. Sure it worked, people started dancing, headbanging and pogoing before the
scene that bathed in crystal blue light. The hits came as pearls on a string, it worked
especially in the songs <
Motorpsycho mixes in the most in its peculiar music, everything from country, blues and ballads to acid rock, thrash and punk. In accordance with their extremely autonomic philosophy, they have an open mind for experimenting, something that has given them a very broad field of impact. The close co-operation of the trio with Death Productions has also lead to that every now and then, they mix in a whole of striking and obscure electronic melodies in their music. Everybody from punks, skaters and metalheads to hippies, techno-freaks and straights dig Motorpsycho. Saturday’s concert clearly showed this, and seldomly one sees such a varied audience. At least, most people seemed to be in a good mood with Motorpsycho’s agressive and sweet melodies. Motorpsycho is very concerned with questions in society, the environment, war and the like, but at the same time they suddenly change to friendly choir songs with simple and almost childish refrains. Here lies something of the violent charm that Motorpsycho has, and that once again enchanted the audience. After being cheered back on stage by the audience, a heap of encores followed, and afterwards people were wonderfully intoxicated by this huge musical experience.
[picture: Motorpsycho is on tour, amongst others to promote their new record Angels And Daemons At Play. Saturday they played at Rockefeller.]