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Moths & Locusts - Intro / Outro CD (album) cover


Moths & Locusts


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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5 stars Released on cds and vinyl in October 2017 by NoiseAgonyMayhem Records, "Intro/Outro" is the third full-length studio album by the Canadian experimental/psychedelic rock band MOTHS & LOCUSTS. The band's discography also includes: "The Astronomical Significance Of" EP (2011), "Escape From Sector C" EP (2012), the first full-length "Mission Collapse In The Twin Sun Megaverse" (2013), split 7" with The New Colors (2013), split 7" with Public Animal (2015), the second full-length "Helios Rising" (2016), "Cocaine Kangaroo ​/​ Peyote Coyote" 7" (2018) and "The Sinewave Sessions" EP (2018). MOTHS & LOCUSTS are also featured as an accompanying band on Damo Suzuki's "Seven Potatoes: Live In Nanaimo" (2014). "Intro/Outro" is the shortest LP recording in the MOTHS & LOCUSTS' discography, but arguably this is their most cohesive and intricate effort to date (a note for collectors: unlike other band's releases this is real CD in a gatefold, not pro-duplicated CD-R). The music can be described as mostly instrumental Neo-Psychedelia in a broad range of influences ? from Experimental Rock, Noise Rock, and Post-Prog Rock to motoric Space and Kraut Rock. The audio content is strongly texturized with various psyche-effects, drones, noises, ambiances, narrative samplings, and mysterious voicing, while compositional developments are shoegazingly slow and trippy, arrangements occasionally featuring Mellotron and Flute are dense and nuanced, rhythm patterns are repetitively hypnotic, resilient, and flat. Sporadic vocals (if any) are strongly distorted ? more or less clean lyrical singing is featured only once, in a short psi- ballad "Roadside". It's a matter of taste of course, but in my personal view MOTHS & LOCUSTS in their instrumental (or to be more correct semi-instrumental) incarnation sound just fantastic, even more meaningful and evocative than when they sing lyrically like on previous albums. I would say MOTHS & LOCUSTS are definitely among the most inventive and creative modern neo-psychedelic acts nowadays. And, as frequently happens, they are strongly underrated band with huge potential. So, I highly recommend their "Intro/Outro" album for those who appreciate eclectic, variable, polymorphic, and provocatively deviant Rock. P.S. The members of the band are also involved with lots of other local experimental bands/projects like Carlito Verde, Custom Trip, The Cymatics Research Institute, The Daytonas, Death Militia, Early Man, Fantastic Four, Faux Hotel, Fences Of Fairview, The Happys, Northland Lumber, The Sheds, Sing Along With Tonto, Substack, etc.
raigor | 5/5 |


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