Pavement, Sebadoh, Dinosaur jr, Motorpsycho... - Not much is missing before the band from Trondheim moves up into the premiere league inhabited by the three former bands with "Timothy's Monster".
After they paralysed us last year with "Demon Box", the expectations wereinhuman concerning the new LP. Motorpsycho solves this by sticking their tongues out to those who wants more of the same, changing style and pulls out a bundle of convincing songs.
First and foremost "Timothy's Monster" is a much more melodious album with room for both unplugged material and psycho noise. "Sungravy" is the best example of the former, while "Grindstone" is some of the most hellish the band has written so far. Noiseboss Deathprod is much more visible on this track, preferring to "hide" himself in most parts of the album. The vocals have rarely been so tortured as in this song. Except for this, "Timothy's Monster" is 3/4 indie rock and -pop where the experimental dodging has been much reduced. But it still sounds unmistakenably Motorpsycho. Even if several tracks on the album had been great with ordinary instrumentation, the band insist to tune the guitars in such a way that it doesn't feel like just cotton and balsam for the ears. On a track like "The wheel", where prog and psychadelia are gathered in a monotonous menagerie over 17 minutes, the bass strings vibrate over in each other so that the whole thing sounds very non-solidaric.
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3. Leave It Like That
4. Shrug and A Fistful
5. Kill Some Day
6. On My Pillow
7. Beautiful Sister
8. Wearing Yr Smell
9. Now It's Time to Skate
* Øyvind Enger: cello on "Sungravy"
* Lars Mølna: viola on "Sungravy"
* Øyvind Brandtsegg: String arrangement on "Sungravy", vibraphone on "The Golden Core"
* Anneli Drecker: back. vocals on "The Golden Core"