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Demon Box (2LP)

Label: Rune Arkiv

Format: 2LP

Genre: Psych

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*2023 stock* "The Trondheim band’s third release marked them as weirdos to watch in 1993. An ambitious, eclectic double album, it saw them transition from a run-of-the-mill grunge outfit into progressive magpies willing to throw everything into the pot. Demon Box remains a curious, conflicted and contradictory affair, lurching almost randomly from creepy folk to pounding metal to the left-field sonics of then-member Deathprod. To love it requires strenuous effort, and the splurge of uninspired muddy rock-outs halfway through side one might alienate many, but if you’re prepared to put a shift in, it yields dark charms.

This release is borderline deranged in its completist tendencies. It’s fair enough to add the previously vinyl-only tracks the record company left off the original CD to cut it to a single album – that’s your first two discs explained. But then we have a third disc for two subsequent EPs, Mountain and Another Ugly, plus a live Home Of The Brave. For those who haven’t seen the Motorpsycho light, they sometimes (during this era) sound like nobody so much as semi-forgotten shoegazers Swervedriver. That’s when they’re relaxing. Elsewhere, as on Gutwrench, they turn things up to 11 while allowing a little (but not too much) Nordic gloom and despair to filter through. The epic title track evokes My Bloody Valentine playing Black Sabbath, but Sheer Profoundity is as gauche as its title. An acquired taste, then, like its strange, sinister sleeve."

Cat. number: RALP312
Year: 2014
180 Gram black vinyl edition. ©&℗ 1993/2014 Rune Grammofon Voices of Wonder Motorpsycho Recorded at Brygga Studios, December 1992. Tracks A4, B1 and D1 are vinyl only tracks. A shorter version of track D1 called "Babylon" appears on the CD version of the album. Track B1 was later released on CD as the title track of the Mountain EP. Comes in a gatefold sleeve. On rear of sleeve under artwork: Kim 1992. On spine, printed: MOTORPSYCHO ・ DEMON BOX RALP312