- Stickman Records
After years out of press, Motorpsycho’s 2001 masterpiece is back on LP with a new cover!
Immediately after the release of Let Them Eat Cake, Motorpsycho started to work on Phanerothyme, continuing with their more psychedelic rock efforts. As heterogeneous as the band is, Phanerothyme, while keeping true to their sound and stylizations, would be a lot different than what may be expected. Where Let Them Eat Cake was their tribute to progressive rock bands from the 70s, Phanerothyme feels like a tribute to the 60s psych rock era lead by groups like The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, and The Doors.
Phanerothyme is the perfection of that psychedelic pop rock sound that Let Them Eat Cake allready hinted at. Each song here gives off this great mix of jam rock, neo psychedelia that bands like King Gizz and Thee Oh Sees would inevitably use later in the 21st century, sunshine pop and rockabilly, creating an at the time very unique sounding album.
As it stands, Phanerothyme is an interesting, and really well made psychedelic effort from Motorpsycho. Tributes to The Beach Boys and the psychedelic sounds of the 60s, a lot of focus on jamming and creating a grooving atmosphere, and a great hippie vibe that makes this album feel as though it was made in the 60s but suddenly time traveled into the 2000s. It is one of the band's most solid, and memorable efforts from their 2000s works. Highly recommend, especially for fans of bands like Jefferson Airplane, and Procol Harum.
Reconstructed from the original files by Helge Sten and from a new lacquer cut, this pressing looks and sounds great. 180gr. black vinyl, housed in an inside-out printed cover with printed inner sleeves and an insert.