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      Bats stole me rupee! Instant like.

      boomer former helm

        i like that simple style very very much. very good artwork, indeed :-)


          Here be Timothy's Monster:



            haha yes indeed, I suspect a die cut cover or some fancy spot varnish effect, but very cool nevertheless


              So, single LP with "Monsters" on side A and two songs on side B?


                3 songs? Oh no, hopefully not 8)

                More like:


                Here be droney first song (4:04)

                Here be twingitar-with-taurus-motorprocker feat. here be sonic youth noise break (8:08)

                Here be psychorock (5:77)

                Here be quiet Snah song (2:32)


                Here be darkness (6:66)

                Here be hancock (0:59)

                Here be monsters (13:49)

                Approx 40 excellent minutes.

                Damn, this record is gonna be great!

                :cheers: :STG:


                  Songtitles: "Here", "Be" & "Monsters" :lol:


                    I am really, really excited for this release, more so than any since Heavy Metal Fruit. The gig at Teknisk Museum was incredible, and if they keep 50% of the atmosphere from those tunes, this will be absolutely killer.

                    For the people who were at the Byscenen-gig and heard the Teknisk Musem-gig, how did the Monster-tune compare?


                      great one, Elvin!

                      though I hoped for more than a single 40mins record.



                        boomer former helm

                          yeah :MPD:


                            Spin, spin, spin by H.P. Lovecraft:



                              And the Terry Callier original:



                                Haven't seen this (long) piece before:


                                — — —

                                MOTORPSYCHO – Here Be Monsters CD/LP/Digital

                                Catalogue Nr: Psychobabble 083

                                Release date: 12.02.2016

                                Here be monsters started life as a commissioned work for the centennial jubilee of the Norwegian Technical Museum in November of 2014. The music was written for the expanded version of Motorpsycho that features everyone's favourite keyboardist Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9, Bol, Supersilent, etc.), and was partially developed with him in the months leading up to the concert. Performed just once, this music clearly had more life in it, and when Ståle, due to other commitments, had to pass on making an album out of it, it turned into a full-blown Motorpsycho project. Most of the basic tracks were recorded in Nidaros studios in Trondheim in February 2015, but more music was added to the original batch all year, until the album found its final shape in November when it was mixed. A long process, but ultimately a rewarding one as the long, stretched-out production period let the band really consider and evaluate all the musical minutiae even more thoroughly than usual.

                                Musically the album has, perhaps due to its provenance, turned into a somewhat less rockist proposition than usual, but those who like their psych motorpsychodelic will most likely find much to like in this album. In addition to five of their own compositions, the band also found this the perfect occasion to record one of their favourite psych nuggets of old, and their take on H.P.Lovecraft’s version of Terry Callier’s ‘Spin Spin Spin’ fits in well with their own compositions, adding a new, slightly sinister vibe to the old folk tune and offsetting and complementing the grandiose sweep of their own songs perfectly.

                                Make no mistake – this is cinematic psych to the max, and while neither a double album nor exactly a brand new musical tangent in the Psychoverse, the cinematic qualities of Motorpsychodelia have never been explored this thoroughly on vinyl. Co-produced, engineered and mixed by long time co-conspirator and fellow sonic explorer Thomas Henriksen, the album is also a new personal best for Motorpsycho in the hi-fi stakes. This is headphone music designed to tickle your aural pleasure centers.

                                But not to worry – while it may not be about the big, dumb rawk this time around, it sure isn’t easy listening either!

                                Where the museum version lyrically focused on history and time, this new, revised version looks at other aspects of life. It is perhaps not a jubilant celebration of existence as such, but it tries to put words together that in concert with the music hopefully might shed a little light on the human condition as seen from Trøndelag in the second decade of the second millennium by grown men in a juvenile profession. (Let confusion reign!)

                                Where Lacuna/Sunrise perhaps looks at some of the lesser proud moments in a man’s life, and I.M.S. (inner mounting shame) mainly discusses the humiliation and distress that often rides in tandem with such lapses in judgement, Big Black Dog addresses the long dark night of the soul that the weeks and months of near total winter darkness often lays upon those who live in near arctic conditions. The inside often mirrors the outside, and those months do tend to get rather too dark for some of us…

                                Motorpsycho realise that the map never is fully explored and that you venture into the unknown at your own peril, be it in your head or out there in the world. This album is both a recognition of the urges that drive us and a testimonial to their effect on our lives. It is Motorpsycho in effect taking a long look into the abyss, and as such might be termed exorcist music: going deep to drive the darkness out, yet all the while understanding and accepting that what you find is – while not always pretty – real and true and a part of us all.

                                ‘When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back’, F.Nietzsche

                                ‘Better out than in’, Granny LeBad

                                ‘Here be monsters’, Motorpsycho

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