Album: Motorifik, Secret Things (Moto)

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If Anglo-Gallic psych-pop duo Motorifik had been around in the 1990s, they would probably have been on Creation Records, so perfectly do they embody that aesthetic, with churning slo-mo guitar grooves and great, anthemic choruses hovering on the edge of legibility.

The title-track opener here exemplifies their qualities, its Spectorised-indie sound blended from tom-toms, tambourine and massively reverbed vocals, with tiny glockenspiel details glittering atop the dense fuzz of noise. Think Jesus and Mary Chain and early Primal Scream. Elsewhere, "The Cause" features psychedelic tack-piano and voodoo stomp-beat bound up with tendrils of wiry guitar, and the acoustic "Nameless Colour" oozes pastoral calm, while "A Vision" and "Used Angel" recall Clinic and The Zombies respectively. A gorgeous noise.

DOWNLOAD THIS Secret Things; Used Angel; Nameless Colour; The Cause

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