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okay, I've got Vol 3 now and it's great. the "four Norsemen" are presumably the trio + a keyboard player, which does give them the dimension to play something like "Stained Glass", but otherwise they kinda stay away from the folky/rootsy stuff, instead kicking out the jams as they always do. I mean, holy shit, that 20-minute "Hogwash" is something else. And followed up by "STG" ? Wow. Its kinda cool in that there is so much jamming and improvising that a lot of times you forget what song you're listening to. Which is the way I wish more live albums were. Great stuff.

frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:54 (two years ago) link

Yeah, I wrote about the whole set at the end of July. I don't think I'm ever gonna dive all the way into their catalog, but there's a lot on these live records that I like a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:47 (two years ago) link

five months pass...

holy shit this song is good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pi5jvttuWY&list=PLqK4NODjKGfTqpfIqrDlb-x3o08_5Y3Bm&index=12

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:19 (one year ago) link

link is dead

marcos smart (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:36 (one year ago) link

try this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pi5jvttuWY

those "[Artist Name] - topic" accounts are strange

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:40 (one year ago) link

That is lush, thank you.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:27 (one year ago) link

nice

marcos smart (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link

^ Good times indeed.

Somehow I've only just seen that a new one was announced. Pre orders already shipping apparently.

*there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:06 (one year ago) link

These guys and Autechre putting the lie to the idea that Gen X are slackers.

*there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:09 (one year ago) link

heres another one, I really like this side of the band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Q6ojc5Wa4

frogbs, Friday, 8 February 2019 18:29 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4cFV8z4Yxs

One of their best album openers imo.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 08:20 (one year ago) link

I agree, though I think the album itself (It's a Love Cult) is one of their weaker efforts.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:42 (one year ago) link

I prefer it over Phanerothyme, but there are stronger ones, sure.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:44 (one year ago) link

one of their best album closers too, I really love this song. it's like some great Nazz outtake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQZCyxIwIYI

frogbs, Monday, 11 February 2019 14:33 (one year ago) link

another cool thing - "STG" (Sonic Teenage Guinnevere) uses the same tuning as "Guinnevere" by CSN. of course MP's version rocks a lot harder :)

anyone hear the new one yet?

frogbs, Monday, 18 February 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

http://motorpsycho.no/2019/09/memo-from-bob/

We went back into Studio Black Box in France (where we did the Ole album in June) for a two week session without any defined idea or clear concept of what we wanted to achieve, and just recorded as many of the songs we have amassed over the last couple of years as possible. It turned out to be quite a lot of music, probably too much for even a double album, so we’ll have to think a bit about how to do this one. It is far too early for us to say anything sensible about it, so we’ll need the winter to sort things out and see what it actually is. Maybe it’s time for another triple LP? We’ll see – it ain’t done til it’s done!

hell yeah it's time

frogbs, Friday, 27 September 2019 20:42 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Newish documentary. Interesting interviews with the band intercut with fantastic recent live footage and a bit of history. Woah.

https://vimeo.com/376023605

And an oldish documentary from 2000 for Dutch TV.

https://youtu.be/8YyPsANBwdE

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Friday, 29 November 2019 22:51 (nine months ago) link

One year ago (11/30/18) I saw these guys at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, as part of Rune Grammofon's two-night 20th anniversary show. The set list was mostly songs from The Tower, plus three older ones. It was loud as fuck and pretty glorious.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 29 November 2019 23:39 (nine months ago) link

The live stuff in the new film is recorded off the desk and sounds amazing. I know they've always improvised but Bent isn't kidding when he says they're playing a kind of jazz.

Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:40 (nine months ago) link

five months pass...

I'm really quite knocked out by Little Lucid Moments. This is the one I'd have started with if I'd known. Still yet to connect in any big way with most of the pre-Kapstad era stuff (not via the medium of Youtube anyway); I can tell it's really vital but too straight 90s indie rock. I dunno.

I also got Still Life With Eggplant recently and while it's not as significant it works well as a mellow companion to LLM. Barleycorn and Afterglow are really nice.

Dare I say I feel I now have a pretty good handle on Motorpsycho 2008-present day.

ceci n'est pas un ppe (Noel Emits), Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:18 (four months ago) link

"she left on the sun ship" is astonishing

― reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:09 (four years ago)

Noel Emits, Saturday, 16 May 2020 10:22 (four months ago) link

LLM is great, all four tunes have one really amazing bit on it

I prefer Heavy Metal Fruit though, not huge on "Starhammer" but I love everything else

frogbs, Saturday, 16 May 2020 22:19 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

next MP album gonna have a 42 minute tune on it god damn

http://motorpsycho.no/2020/06/the-all-is-one/

Hi psychonauts!

Summer is coming on strong and whatever bit of the world that still went to work ….will soon not.
No rest for the wicked though, and both we, our team and our record company friends are busy preparing the next Motorpsycho album for release!

This album is called The All Is One, and will be released on 2xLP, 2xCD as well as digitally through both Stickman Records and Rune Grammofon on August 28, 2020.
The cover art is once again by Håkon Gullvåg, and this time around is art painted esp for us!

It is a long album that features music from two sessions we did last year. The first session included our favourite Stockholmian Norwegian Reine Fiske, and took place in Black Box Studio in France in September. The second, featured two of our favourite Norwegian musicians, Ola Kvernberg and Lars Horntveth, and was a brief three day affair at Ocean Sound Studio on the Norwegian west coast in November.

At the center of this album is a long 5 part piece featuring some of the most radical stuff we’ve done on record in a while, but if the prospect of a 42minute piece for ballet inspired by paintings, alchemy and the tarot seems too daunting, there is also a handful of losely related shorter songs to get into. For us this is obviously just different views and tangents of the one thing, but you will all make of it what you will, and hopefully it will all make some sort of sense to you however deep you choose to go.

We guess the details – cover, song titles and whatnot – will be made public as summer moves along, so watch the various relevant spaces for relevant info and hang loose – it’ll be worth the wait, we promise!

frogbs, Friday, 19 June 2020 17:18 (three months ago) link

They were framing this as potentially a 3xLP before so this has probably been pared down if anything

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 19 June 2020 17:32 (three months ago) link


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