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Kingdom of Oblivion

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  1. Punj Lizard
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    @fco - Yes is just an example. They were the first band I really fell in love with in a big way (back in the 70s), and although they reinvented themselves a few times (not always in ways that I liked ), they are for me a perfect contrast to Motorpsycho. I've never been a fan of Tool.

    PS. The Waning (Pt.1) is growing on me more and more. And with there being a full moon right now, it's fair to say, "the waning has begun".

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  2. radicus
    Member

    Love the new single. I don't get the ZZTop comparisons at all. Sounds like classic MP to me. Their melodic taste is what always does it for me both musically and with the voices. The driving sinister pedestrian and robotic beat underlies it beautifully. I do wish the production was less reverby, so I could make out the lyrics better to interpret their social commentary.

    That song is gonna be killer live!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  3. mikke
    Member

    Yeah, looking forward to the live version, should have potential to go wild

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  4. psychonaut
    Member

    Also my ass are smiling... Uahahahahahaaaahhhh.

    Really, Luna calante today.

    Someone could be so patient to put lyrics please guys.

    MP, Madonna Santa!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  5. marc
    Member

    Sorry for my grumpy words a couple of days ago. I have to admit that it's a solid rocker which occasionally comes to my mind. Still, i find it a bit underdeveloped regarding the structure and the fade-out. I just had to utter my disappointment that they didn't take the chance to start a profoundly new chapter. Still, good, well-crafted song and hoping for some magic to happen on the album.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  6. Angel_or_Daemon
    Member

    @psychonaut:

    the point of no return's finally passed
    pushed over the edge
    equilibrium's offset at last
    here out on the ledge

    earth's homeostasis
    we're losing races
    the waning has begun
    no choice for anyone
    this can't keep going on

    insect-like we've taken over
    a predatory kind
    bite the hand and fix it later
    a one-track hive mind

    earth's homeostasis
    still losing races
    the waning has begun
    no choice for anyone
    this can't keep going on

    children children fight your corner
    you'll need a new home
    boldly go where none have ventured
    new spaceships in chrome

    from homeostasis
    to survival races
    the waning has begun
    no choice for anyone
    soon this will all be gone

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  7. psychonaut
    Member

    @Angel_or_Daemon

    Tnk!

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  8. Punj Lizard
    Member

    @marc - As this is part one of two, my hope is that the fade out was only applied to the single version and that the album version will somehow transition from this to part two without fading out, but with more of the crazy guitar licks we hear in the fade out.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  9. supernaut
    Member

    Just like In Our Tree and ASFE did, The Waning probably doesn't say much of the forthcoming album. Quite sure they don't put the biggest epic most wild song out before album time on purpose. Probably even have a giggle about it.

    btw nowadays I LOOOVE In Our Tree and ASFE.

    and Punj above on page 3, well put!

    and the latest Tool album is a snore. I used to like them a lot, was very impressed up to Lateralus. But they're stuck in their thing now.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  10. Bartok
    Member

    Lol, I’ve also started really appreciating the Waning, it took some time w this one. Thanks for the lyrics @Angel – don’t exactly know what Bent’s on about, the climate crisis? Not often you hear lines like “earth's homeostasis”, had to look it up, but it at least sounds good. Looking forward for more!

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  11. Be
    Member

    Had my hopes a bit higher after the first reviews, but can there be a more generic and unispired MP song than the first single?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  12. Bartok
    Member

    @Be For me the answer might be Spin, Spin, Spin. All time low! Not even a MP song. But as mentioned above, In Our Tree felt somewhat uninspired when it came out. I remember even thinking Ozone was a red flag, how could they top AADP lol. Serpentine. I guess MP has never been a singles band. I almost wonder why they still put out a single, the most “radio-friendly” song, believing it will get rotation. Or if they do, why not add three or four more tracks of nice weird inspired studio outtakes? Big questions! It’s not like they’re signed to a major label, I hope they finally open the vaults at some point, the archives.

    Edit: I know they’ve done the box-sets lol, Ive been happily digging into the Blissard outtakes the last weeks, since I received the CDs and were able to convert to MP3s (thanks guys!) But I guess I just want more, from the later years. Demos and outtakes, must be plenty. Nice acoustic versions? Time will hopefully tell!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  13. nicoot
    Member

    Well, the mailman just came in with my Kingdom of Oblivion LP and CD, 3 days early it seems! <3 About to have some fun later today, yeeeeee haw!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  14. supernaut
    Member

    got it today, too

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. supernaut
    Member

    first impression after first half (or sides 1 & 2):

    funny how it sounds vintage and modern at the same time. the scheps factor?

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. Krist Rampage
    Member

    Received mine today too!

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. supernaut
    Member

    Cosmoctopus! Wheeeee!!!

    Bent bass wizard.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. supernaut
    Member

    so two spins later (spoiler alert!):

    Apart from the NOX suite they haven't flashed me this much since TDDU. It's not as straight hard rock as some reviewes suggested. Well maybe compared to the Gullvag trilogy it is, but those albums really were way more prog than yr average rockers. Not a lot of King Crimosn and Yes to be found here. Still a lot of Black Sabbath, though. But not like yr average doom troupes who claim to be inspired by them but mostly just play Sweet Leaf in a thousand variations over and over again. The Sabbathy parts on this record draws from Sabbath's more adventurous sides. With the lyrics printed on the sleeve I also noticed how much Into the Void there is in The Waning. There's even a little nod to their song Supernaut in Cosmoctopus which obviously I find very cool! Something I noticed first on TAIO goes even further here: the vocal melodies/patterns/lines. If anything has ventured into new realms the most in recent years, then it's the singing. Also an instant like is "The Hunt". Very Tull. Velvet Green and Fat Man come to mind. But hey, Iommi and Jethro Tull aren't exactly strangers to each other. And on this one Bent sounds like a very popular singer from a completely different musical area. Worlds colliding in a brilliant track. I wonder if anyone will find and point this out as well or maybe it's just me. And hearing that singing style over this Jethro-ish track put a stupid grin on my face. Yes it must have been very stupid because I felt my face physically. Oh and sitting outside in a park listening to a new MP album for the first time is quite something. There I was on that bench grinning like an idiot. Haha. I never found a lot of Led Zeppelin in Motorpsycho's music. But one part, don't remember what song atm, is very "No Quarter".

    So it's all a rip off then, eh? NO WAY! These are just the elements that I found easy to grasp on first impression through familiarity. Oh this sounds like this! Oh I know that from there! The other 90% are as original as usual. Unless there's lots of stuff coming from places I'm not aware of. But if so someone will point those out. And Lady May draws from their own back catalogue. Isn't that the "Into the Mystic" hookline?

    Anyways, it's big, it's grand, it's delicate (some parts remind me of those lo-fi bathroom recorded 90s EP moods which they haven't done a lot since), it's ballsy. Some riffs call for a very grim facial expression on stage. You know, those Hulk neanderthal riffs. But it's fun! Oh and it sounds amazing! Snah's guitar especially. Andrew Scheps & Motorpsycho is a perfect fit.

    yadda yadda blah, time for a 3rd spin....

    Posted 1 week ago #
  19. Bartok
    Member

    Thanks! Spoilers are welcome! I’m more stoked than in years from what I’ve read and heard.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  20. supernaut
    Member

    Ehm I wrote Snah's guitar sounds amazing but I can't be always sure if it's him or Reine... All the dings and dongs and gnarls and whooomps and whooshes sound so great! And so fresh! Classic AND modern. It feels like I'm 20 listening to a new record in 1978 (not that I was 20 back then...) by a bunch of highly skilled and energetic twentysomethings who are magically seasoned beyond young age in playing and songwriting and arranging rockin out and it still absolutely has a contemporary 2021 vibe.

    According to liner notes it's been recorded in 2019?? and some stuff (not pointed out exactly which) even in 2018.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  21. Kid A
    Member

    Wow! This one is really good! I cannot say it better than Supernaut. There is so much on this album. First favorites are The United Debased and At Empire’ s End ( AADAP vibe in the verses).
    Just wow

    Posted 1 week ago #
  22. paolinogrande001
    Member

    Still haven't listened to mine. Got it yesterday, and... just haven't found the time to really sit down, breathe, and listen. There is always this sort of trepidation with every new proper Motorpsycho album. Will I like it? Will it leave me unimpressed or even annoyed? Or will I love it?

    Will I LOVE it? I want to love it.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  23. otherdemon
    Member

    Postman got the goods for me today. I'll be MIA for a couple of days

    Posted 1 week ago #
  24. Whoo, it arrived Can't wait for the evening to come to finally listen to it for the first time

    Posted 1 week ago #
  25. otherdemon
    Member

    SPOILERS AHEAD, READ NO FURTHER IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THE THRILL!
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    First impression: Well, this is the corona-depression record, I guess. Because this is easily the most atmospheric MP record to date. And the record really has a depressive atmosphere (very fitting cover art too, a skeleton guy painting a picture of a naked lady sitting on a dead rat. Or frogs stabbed to death by cocktail drink accessories )

    Sure some songs rock out, but they do so in a pretty lethargic and druggy way. Less prog on here, more focus on stoner and psychedelia IMO.

    The song that really grabbed me on first listen was At Empire's End. Holy shit, that one hit hard. Alternating acoustic and heavy sections so elegantly, it's by far the most emotionally resonant song on here IMO.

    The Waning also improved when in context of the full length version.

    The Watcher also includes the music MP composed for the Pulsator movie. Creepy as fuck when combined with the Hawkwind cover.

    This one will require a lot of listens. I suggest you all do the same and don't discard immediately just because it didn't click right away.

    Guess I'll be giving it a few more spins asap.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  26. supernaut
    Member

    ah yes, At Empire's End is the No Quarter-y one. Couldn't remember it before.

    hmm... depressing? Funny, I don't feel this at all. Sombre here and there, but not more than on earlier albums. Lyrically it's quite serious, though.

    Just this album and NOX and nothing else would be such a fantastic concert.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  27. otherdemon
    Member

    Oh, and Cosmoctopus Lurker is a riff-o-rama deluxe, especially the 2nd half. Damn it,
    Snah and Reine just slay on that one. That one will be great live, I can see MP stretching
    that outro into eternity

    Posted 1 week ago #
  28. trylleball
    Member

    Wow. First spin - there is a lot to digest here, and I LOVE it! Can't wait to play this many more times over. The guys seem very much inspired here, and the record feels overall very well balanced. Great atmosphere, stellar riffs, brilliant acoustic tracks... we psychonauts are spoiled

    Posted 1 week ago #
  29. Bartok
    Member

    For anyone (like me) who has not received the record and wants a preview you can stream At Empires End over on Rune Grammofon. Sounds great!

    https://runegrammofon.com/collections/next-releases/products/motorpsycho-kingdom-of-oblivion-2lp-cd?variant=38097254187194

    Posted 1 week ago #
  30. Martn
    Member

    Spoiler alert!

    Got my record today and had one spin. Promising. Very promising. Some quick impressions: The Waning part 2 instantly got me with the classic Bent groove. Great. Lady May was quite the surprise. Totally reminds me of CSNY. Lee Shore comes to mind, especially the vocal harmonies. Didn't expect that but I love it. The Watcher is a funny one. It's like they merged the original with Pink Floyd (Set the Controls ...) and gave it their own spin. Nice. The Transmutation Of Cosmoctopus Lurker is an absolute belter. Lots more to unravel, but that will take some time. Can't wait!

    Posted 1 week ago #

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