Mr Jones Machine - Monokrom
New Romantics, Synthpop With their single 'De Månblekta Tingen', Mr Jones Machine went from pretty uninteresting to highly interesting and with that, the expectations grew quick of their album 'Monokrom'. After my many years as a reviewer, I tend to avoid trying to have expectations, because they seldom get fulfilled. This time though, I could not help myself and fortunately, Mr Jones Machine delivers.

The band has created something that really pulls you in, with their poppy and often happy melodies and well-written and playful words. They are like mermaids, but instead of pulling you towards the abyss of your own destruction, they bring promise of the coming spring and later on a summer with strawberries, barbeque and warm nights. It's not sharp or edgy like a razor; it's gentler, like a soft pillow after a long day. 'Monokrom' is not a monochrome album, it?s filled with colours to the max.

It's also filled with great synthpop tracks like "Det Kalla Kriget", "Mannen i Svart", "Vitt Brus", "Optimister & Pessimister" and my favourite track "Vit Citroën" with its more fast paced moments. Groovy! Don't let the Swedish vocals scare you off though, be sure to give it a honest try, because Mr Jones Machine has created something great, without being ashamed of their influences of the past.
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Mr Jones Machine - Monokrom

With their single 'De Månblekta Tingen', Mr Jones Machine went from pretty uninteresting to highly interesting and with that, the expectations grew quick of their album 'Monokrom'. After my many years as a reviewer, I tend to avoid trying to have expectations, because they seldom get fulfilled. This time though, I could not help myself and fortunately, Mr Jones Machine delivers.

The band has created something that really pulls you in, with their poppy and often happy melodies and well-written and playful words. They are like mermaids, but instead of pulling you towards the abyss of your own destruction, they bring promise of the coming spring and later on a summer with strawberries, barbeque and warm nights. It's not sharp or edgy like a razor; it's gentler, like a soft pillow after a long day. 'Monokrom' is not a monochrome album, it?s filled with colours to the max.

It's also filled with great synthpop tracks like "Det Kalla Kriget", "Mannen i Svart", "Vitt Brus", "Optimister & Pessimister" and my favourite track "Vit Citroën" with its more fast paced moments. Groovy! Don't let the Swedish vocals scare you off though, be sure to give it a honest try, because Mr Jones Machine has created something great, without being ashamed of their influences of the past.
Mar 23 2011

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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