Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Cassette Review: Monta at Odds "Robots of Munich" (Haymaker Records)
This came to me for review along with the Gemini Revolution bunch and so I can only imagine that the two artists are somehow related, unless they are just tied together by the label, but I'm not going to try and spoil anything by looking it up.
When a cassette called "Robots of Munich" begins as robotic pop rock you really shouldn't be surprised. As the music combines the pop sensation of Neon Trees with the spontanaity of Deerhoof, it doesn't come as that big of a surprise that some of the lyrics are about wanting to be human.
As much as this can be like Zeppelin and psychedelic, it can also be like Fastball or the Illegal Wiretaps. It's groovy and I do believe that I hear a saxophone at one point as well. Through looping and some 8bit parts, this also resembles Beck on some levels and for that it's just one of those all over the place yet contained fun cassettes.