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Motorpsycho

Started by Bisto, May 03, 2017, 12:20:49 pm

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Bisto

May 03, 2017, 12:20:49 pm Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 13:16:25 pm by Bisto
Discuss


Ive somehow managed to maintain a completely oblivious ignorance of this band throughout their long and, it seems, very varied and interesting musical career


Do any of you lovely folk have any hints or suggestions as to how I should approach listening to their back catalogue please. Any helpful advice given would be very welcome and much appreciated. Thanks!


Skål
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Bisto

May 03, 2017, 13:03:39 pm #2 Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 13:15:46 pm by Bisto
Ive tried a dozen times to write more than Discuss in the first post but it wouldn't have it....but the problem now seems to have resolved itself thankfully
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Thenop

They did release a greatest hits of some sort 2 years ago. Might be a good starting point,
generally speaking they have 3 different (some say 4) periods. I like them all but have a soft spot for the early 2000-2005 years due to the compact songs.
If you want the long winding and proggy stuff only, start at Little Lucid Moments, a true tour de force (4 songs 60 mins). After that you can either go forward in time or backwards. Forward makes it proggier / more jamming, backwards usually more rocky, compact but always with a twist.
Most poppy album: Blissard.
Fan favorite: Trust Us (Vortex Surfer is essential listening!)
My favorite: Phanorethyme (I think, no one remembers that title...)
Notable: the live series (Roadworks). Rough and tough recordings not for the faint of heart. Roadworks vol 2 is best to leave until the very end (interspersed with lots of improv and avant grade jazz related stuff).
They even have a country album (the Tussler)...
I know I keep going on, but I have been a fan for ages.
If you get a chance, go see them live, they never ever disappoint and you will meet the nicest people :-)
Arrogance Is Bliss

Nïckslïkk2112

I've only really dipped my toes into the recent seas of Motorpsycho, but I can heartily recommend:

Heavy Metal Fruit
Still Life with Eggplant
Behind the Sun
Here be Monsters

They've all got Mellotron on - HOORAH! - and Reine Fiske appears on the later ones. Always a good sign :)
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Bisto

May 04, 2017, 00:21:51 am #5 Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 01:08:11 am by Bisto
Thanks guys Much appreciated. Ive downloaded a few. Im glad to have finally discovered them but its annoying that Ive missed out on so many tours ...oh well I shall just have to make sure I get to the next one I suppose.
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Bisto

Just scored tickets for a london date in October...happy with that  :)
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Thenop

Well done! There's 2 new releases on the horizon. The first one in June, music composed and played by MP for a play (all in Norwegian - they did it before) and a new full fledged album (with new drummer) in September.
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Bisto

Cheers for that Thenop!  :) That sounds interesting....well, they don't do boring do they?!  8)
So, who is the new guy? Is he permanent or just a hired drummer for tours?
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Thenop

No they do not do boring. Try to do 'The Death Defying Unicorn' (subtitle: a fanciful and far -out musical fable) recorded with the the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra...wow.. that is, ehm, different!

The new drummer: I don't know him but he is a band member, will record & tour with them, so yeah he seems there to stay.
We live in interesting Motorpsycho times as well. They are doing all sorts of re-issues with (lots of!) added material. For a very fair price. I have the Angels and Demons at Play one, I think it was 25 euros, it's a 6 disc set.
I really love the Blissard one though, considered their most 'pop' record (well alternative rock is more lie it) and the added material really adds to the experience with lovely long and moody pieces. 
Arrogance Is Bliss

Bisto

Cheers Thenop 8)


I ordered the reissued box sets of Angels and Demons, Blissard and Timothy's Monster....I wish I had discovered this amazing band 25 years ago. How the holy, blue feck did they manage to fly completely undetected by my musical radar for so long?
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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Bisto on May 26, 2017, 01:46:09 am
Just scored tickets for a london date in October...happy with that  :)

Great. I've already used up this year's London gig pass :(
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Bisto

Just ordered the Demon Box reissue  :)
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Thenop

Demon Box! Intense and early record, parts of it sound like thrash metal!
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Bisto

May 29, 2017, 20:26:03 pm #14 Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 01:48:26 am by Bisto
Just ordered 3 more....this is getting expensive.
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