Luna Kafé e-zine  Luna Kafé record review
coverpic flag Norway - Full Moon 195 - 08/02/12

Burning Motherfuckers
Burning Motherfuckers EP
Handmade Records/Musikkoperatørene

Burning Motherfuckers is a two-headed, loud noise-monster starring Thomas Eggum (bass, vocals) and Øystein Monsen (drums, synth, drum machine, vocals), claiming to be a drum'n'bass outfit. And, claiming to sound like: '...dry grass being ripped apart, drenched with cowmilk, then explode in a huge white ball of flame...'.

The twosome list a long line of influences: Talking Heads, Battles, Blood Brothers, Can, Radiohead, Motorpsycho, people, faces, sounds, Within without, with layers between, Tom Waits, Deerhoof, Willy Nelson and Modest Mouse. Right. Quite a bag. This self-titled EP, holding 4 songs plus two remixes (by Laconic Zero and Zixaq), will be released on August 17th, and it is kick-started with the feeding "End of the Line". This is a true SST rocker. High octane, an energetic blast, a powerful screwball. It's followed by the semi-epic "Retired", showing both rage and grace. Both this, as well as the next, "Society", shows proof of both the repetitive and the catchy. The pulsating bass-riffs and the hunting drums is simply amazing!

The massive, 8 minute "Voice in my Head" ends the quartet of songs (before the "End of the Line" and "Voice in my Head" remixes appear). This song underlines why they've listed Talking Heads among their influences, and as the song goes on it unveils some of the other influences as well. But, mind you, they never lose dignity. This is done very stylish, and they're sounding like, in the end, nothing but... Burning Motherfuckers. The two remixes sound ...a bit too extreme, so I'll stick to the originals.

Since they've listed the Blood Brothers among their influences, I'm tempted to shout: Burn, Burning Motherfuckers, burn! As a compliment, yes. This is hot stuff.

Copyright © 2012 Håvard Oppøyen e-mail address

If you wish to print this review, we have a printer friendly version.

    Vinyl collector? We recommend a visit to VinylKnut's Loft listing hundreds of vinyl records for sale, like:
  • Amanaz: Africa (LP 1975/Re 2008 LTD 450)
  • Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family: My Ancestors (LP 1974/Re 2012500 LTD 500)
  • Death In June / Current 93: 1888 (LP 1990 LTD 1000)
  • DumDum Boys: Blodig Alvor (LP+7" 1988/Re 2015 LTD 500)
  • Hedge Hog: Thorn Cord Wonder (6x7 Box 1995 LTD 500)
  • Henry Cow: The Henry Cow Facsimile Box (8xCD BOX 2006 LTD 200)
  • Ladies W.C.: S/T (LP 1968/Re 1999 LTD 450)
  • Lykathea Aflame: Elvenefris (2xLP 2000/Re 2012 LTD 150)
  • New Tweedy Bros: The New Tweedy Bros! (LP 1968/Re 2000 LTD 500)
  • Walflower Complextion: S/T (2xLP 199? LTD 450)

We also have 727 other articles/reviews of artists from Norway in our archive:

© 2012 Luna Kafé