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WALKIN' WITH J EP

Motorpsycho

 

Eclectic Prog

1.30 | 4 ratings

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TCat
1 stars 'Walkin' with J' is the 2nd EP released by Motorpsycho released in conjunction with their album 'Let Them Eat Cake'. It contains the title track, which is also on the album, but the other 4 tracks on this EP are original. The other EP released to support this album was 'Barracuda' and it was comprised of all original music recorded at the same time, however, the tracks were a lot more Hard Rock than the album. So, the question is, how is this EP?

'Walkin With J' is the first track and is exactly the same as on the album. It starts off with a low brass instrument signaling the introduction of the song. Of course, it is the more middle of the road style number, but with a lot of attitude. Right away, you can tell it is nothing like the music that was on the other EP. It isn't as straightforward, for one thing with its interesting brass section and a melody that is a lot more complicated. The theme of the song is a stab at organized religion.

'Junkfood Mailbomb' is even more complicated than the first track. It has a sound like Matthew Sweet, but with a more progressive and psychedelic edge. It unfortunately fades out when it really starts to get interesting.

'Captian Geebheart' has some strange processed vocals and a whacky riff. This one tries to be something straight from left field, but fails miserably and is too short to develop into much of anything.

'KR-3 Parts 1 and 2' is the longest track at 5 minutes. It starts out with a repeating percussion and bass pattern and a drone that buzzes along. On top of this is a light-hearted keyboard and falsetto vocals. This is a little better, and even has brilliant harmonies in the chorus, but the background music is too repetitive. This fades at around 3 minutes, and then fades back in with just the keyboard part and then processed vocals repeating the same melody. The vocals this time are warped and soon the music gets warped too.

'Abendspariergang' is just over 2 minutes and is an instrumental. It sounds like a broken calliope and just ends up sounding obnoxious.

So far, except for the title track, this EP is just made up of what sounds like patched up tracks that are trying to be experimental, but seem to fail at it. In contrast to 'Barracuda' EP, which concentrated on straightforward heavy rock numbers, this one sound like a bunch of under developed attempts. I would stay away from this one, and you can't even pass it off as being art rock. There really isn't anything that great about this one. It's a mess.

TCat | 1/5 |

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