Motorpsycho Black Hole Blank Canvas Download All Assignments
Continuing their nearly unbroken string of unclassifiably terrific albums, Norwegian trio Motorpsycho deliver one of their finest with the epic Black Hole/Blank Canvas. A two-disc, 17-track set, Black Hole/Blank Canvas leans more to the group's drony psychedelic side than its heavier acid rock sound, with a stronger than usual overlay of sweetly melodic pop hooks to go along with all the pleasurably noisy guitars. The most accurate musical comparison is mid-'90s Yo La Tengo (circa Painful and Electr-O-Pura), although the band's fondness for '70s hard rock crops up from time to time as well. Most notably, the closing "With Trixeene Through the Mirror/Dream with Open Eyes" blends falsetto vocals and big guitar riffs in the tradition of vintage Boston or Blue Öyster Cult. Just about the only misstep is the epic "Before the Flood," which gets docked for its peculiarly off-key vocals, which sound oddly like they were sung by Screech from Saved by the Bell. Otherwise, Black Hole/Blank Canvas may well be Motorpsycho's best album yet, or at least their strongest since 2002's It's a Love Cult.
Black Hole/Blank Canvas is the eleventh full-length studio album by the Norwegian band Motorpsycho. It is the first after long-time drummer Håkon Gebhardt left the band in spring 2005. The other two members, Hans Magnus Ryan and Bent Sæther decided to carry on as a duo. They recorded their new album in The Void studio in Eindhoven together with producer/engineer and long-time live sound technician Pieter Kloos and produced their third double album. It was released on March 17, 2006, (March 20 in Norway) and was followed by a European tour in spring. The band was joined by drummer Jacco van Rooij and vibraphonistØyvind Brandtsegg, who also played on the 1994 album Timothy's Monster.
The first song from the album, "In our Tree", was premiered as a short clip on Norwegian TV station NRK during the program Lydverket, and later in full on the radio station P3.
- No Evil – 6:06
- In Our Tree – 3:39
- Coalmine Pony – 3:17
- Kill Devil Hills – 7:18
- Critical Mass – 5:21
- The 29th Bulletin – 5:48
- Devil Dog – 4:24
- Triggerman – 6:14
- Hyena – 4:01
- Sancho Says – 3:33
- Sail On – 4:17
- The Ace – 3:46
- L.T.E.C. (Déjà-Vulture Blues) – 6:19
- You Lose – 5:32
- Before The Flood – 8:58
- Fury On Earth – 2:49
- With Trixeene Through The Mirror, I Dream With Open Eyes – 3:31
All tracks written by Ryan/Sæther
- There also exists a special edition available via Amazon.com and the Stickman mail order with an additional disc containing a single edit of "Hyena" and the non-album track "Bonny Lee" (Sæther).
- Bent Sæther: vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards, drums etc.
- Hans Magnus Ryan: guitars, vocals, keyboards etc.
The vinyl edition omits coloring and comes completely in black and white.
- The album was also released as a special edition (book-like packaging) and an extra special edition containing a bonus disc, which was only available via Amazon.com and the Stickman mailorder.