donderdag 20 augustus 2009

Motorpsycho - Child Of The Future LP

Released last week but without any fuzz: ”Child Of The Future” by Motorpsycho, a Norwegian psychedelic rock band, who every now and then pop up out of nowhere and sneak a new release by us, or suddenly show up at some small concerthall in Europe. Their approach goes from classic rock, to weird folky acoustics to hypercatchy psychedelia. I've always given them the benefit of the doubt, and will do so for their new release as well.

Rune Grammofon comments: ”Child Of The Future” consist of six trademark Motorpsycho high energy rockers recorded by Steve Albini in his Chicago studio and bearing the classic hallmarks of great riffs, that driving tractor bass and some truly inspired guitar work. The slightly Zeppelin-esque ”The Waiting Game” is more acoustic and recorded at home. Motorpsycho, and indeed Rune Grammofon, have always been fans of music dating back to the late 60s and the 70s, also when it comes to production values and presentation. It should not come as a shock to anyone, especially not to the fans, that they have chosen to release this album on vinyl only, at least for the time being. Seeing as it is an analogue recording engineered by Steve Albini it only felt natural to release it in the format that many still consider to be the ultimate sound carrier. This sentiment also goes for the possibilities of the cover format, something Kim Hiorthøy has taken advantage of when doing this sleeve. The main sleeve has two die-cuts and has print on the inside, there is a thick colour inner sleeve and there is an amazing 60x60 poster with colour print on both sides. And before we forget, the vinyl itself is 180g and glorious white. Simply a great package and a great way to celebrate 20 years as a band.

Get the 180gr white LP from Rune Grammofon for 150NOK, which is about $25 or €18.

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