Moha! - Meiningslaust Oppgulp
The opener to this collection of rare gems, "Naaljos Ljom" features a frantic industrial techo hybrid that sounds like an old Godzilla sized typewriter raining down those metal keys on your head, one by one. The whimsical assault on the senses has been a good way to describe MoHa! throughout their career. "Meiningslaust Oppgulp" assembles nine tracks that were released during 2008-11 as vinyl singles. This too is a limited edition, but worth tracking down. Be prepared, though: you'll never have so much fun being pummeled with sound.
MoHa! are the duo of drummer Morten J. Olsen and Anders Hana, who plays everything else. These two instigators from Norway improvise their way through songs that have a foundation in free jazz, but incorporate funk, techno, no-wave and electronic in to a mash-up that stops and starts, squawks and wobbles; it might seem like this is a recipe for falling into pure chaos, but for MoHa! chaos is the starting point.
The tones set in motion by the eyeopening track flow and chew their way through the rest of the set, with the slower moments of "Sopp Pa Kugen" offering temporary sanity. The subversive "Progorama (remix)" even manages a recognizable beat, a tease or a taunt to those who have reached track 7 and are still listening
Maybe I was joking about the fun to be had while being bludgeoned by this. Some may find "Meiningslaust Oppgulp" hard to take, relentless as it is. But there is a goofy fun evident in the music, and anyone having such a blast making raw, crazed improvised music, as do MoHa! deserve as many willing victims as they can find.
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