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3.57 | 60 ratings | 3 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Ozzylot (Hidden in a Girl) (4:30)
2. Riding the Tiger (5:25)
3. Whole Lotta Diana (8:57)
4. Cornucopia (...or Satan, uh... Something) (6:24)
5. Mr. Victim (4:17)
6. The Waiting Game (4:57)
7. Child of the Future (5:00)

Total Time: 39:30

Line-up / Musicians

- Bent Sæther / vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards, producer
- Hans Magnus "Snah" Ryan / guitars, vocals, keyboards
- Kenneth Kapstad / drums

- Lars Lien / piano (4), mixing

Note: The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: Kim Hiorthøy

LP Rune Grammofon RLP2088 (2009 Norway)
LP Stickman Records Psychobabble064 (2009 Germany)

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MOTORPSYCHO Child Of The Future ratings distribution

(60 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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MOTORPSYCHO Child Of The Future reviews

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Review by Starhammer
3 stars Planting seeds...

Child of the Future is the 13th studio album from Norwegian three man outfit Motorpsycho and was released to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It's raw and unrefined, full of pounding basslines and frenetic drumming. When considered as a standalone rock n' roll album + extras it just about makes the grade with some good songs. But in the context of the rest of the Motorpsycho back catalogue it really doesn't stand out at all. That's not to say it's particularly bad, but if I decide to listen a Motorpyscho album, Child of the Future is always way down my list.

Key moments include Whole Lotta Diana, Cornucopia (...Or Satan, Uh... Something) and the anthemic title track.

The Verdict: Three stars, but only just.

Review by TCat
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars Child of the Future is Motorpsycho's 13 full length studio album. It is also one of their shorter albums at just over 37 minutes. It was released as a celebration of the bands 20th anniversary and was only released on vinyl. It has a somewhat rough edge to the production almost giving it a live feeling. The mixing is done so as to not let anything stand out above anything else and this works to the album's benefit in some aspects, but works against it in others.

Some of the tracks have a definite psychedelic and space rock style which is helped along by the fuzzy production and flat mixing sound like in the tracks "Riding the Tiger" and the multi-tempo track "Whole Lotta Diana", which actually makes the track very 70s like (as the layered vocals of Jefferson Airplane or the instrumental jamming of Hawkwind). In this manner, these songs sound more loyal to the old space rock and krautrock styles. In other places, you get that cleaner hard rock sound as in "The Ozzylot (Hidden in a Girl)", the vulnerability of the more mellow and psych-acoustic "The Waiting Game" or the complexity of "Mr. Victim".

Another standout is "Cornucopia ( . . . Or Satan, Uh . . . Something)" which leans toward a complex progressive piece along the lines of a Heavy Prog track with some really awesome bass, piano and vocal stylings. You would almost swear you were listening to some early pre-"Joker" Steve Miller Band with the "rough around the edges" feel.

I'm not really sure why this album has only received a few reviews that gave it only an average rating. It may have something to do with the album's availability. I find the album unique and interesting, the songs are much more interesting than on some of their more alternative sounding albums. I especially love the rough sound of this album, almost like it was recorded more off- the-cuff than some of their slicker recordings. It gives the album that authentic space rock and psychedelic feel overall. I understand that this rough sound isn't for everyone, but I think any pure psych/space rock aficionado would love the sound of this album. No, it's not the band's best, but it is definitely better than average, so I give it 4 stars and consider it another one of Motorpsycho's successes.

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3 stars Hate to be not the one to add anything new, but I completely agree with the other review of Motorpsycho's Child of the Future posted here. This is a collection of wild, raw (it deliberately sounds as a live album on an old magnetic tape), improv-heavy rock'n'roll tunes. Led Zeppelin on acid AND ... (read more)

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