My Woshin Mashin - Mawama
Synthpop, Electro My Woshin Machin's EP 'We Came In Peace' from last year really took me by surprise. Their playful songs felt fresh and their sound felt unique and varied. Their album 'Mawama' continues in that and even shows some new sides to the band. My expectations where quite high and My Woshin Machin really delivers.

You will recognize the genius "Crab (He Came In Peace)", "Ctulhu", "Godzilla" and "Happiness" from the EP, all tracks from the EP that is, but this time around you also get seven brand new tracks and one remix.

The melancholic "Columbo" shows a brand new side to the artist and it's a great track as well as the synthpop with an 80's touch "Robocop". The more vocally and musically aggressive "Inspector Clay", "Zombie Boogie" and "Swamp Creature" are following the same style and they all simply kick ass. Then, at the end of the album, the stadium rockesque ballad "A.B.A.H" will simply surprise you even more, when you thought that you just managed to figure out My Woshin Machin.

There's simply so much value to be found in 'Mawama'. There's a million surprises and almost as many sounds and styles, but somehow it never feels out of line. It's My Woshin Machine and you will simply agree with the fact that they come in all the different shapes and sizes.

This is a great album if you want to hear something fresh, something new and something fun. Far, far away from the stereotypical sound from the center of Europe. It's not something you put on when you have one of those gothic-alone-in-the-dark-oh-I'm-the-only-one-in-the-world-feeling-this-sad kind of moments, no, this will put a smile on your face and all the small references and hints of something more will make you all warm and fuzzy inside.

This is a great album. I mean, just look at the Beatles reference cover art. Will everyone agree with me? Hell no! But this is my review, so suck it up!
5
Brutal Resonance

My Woshin Mashin - Mawama

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2012
My Woshin Machin's EP 'We Came In Peace' from last year really took me by surprise. Their playful songs felt fresh and their sound felt unique and varied. Their album 'Mawama' continues in that and even shows some new sides to the band. My expectations where quite high and My Woshin Machin really delivers.

You will recognize the genius "Crab (He Came In Peace)", "Ctulhu", "Godzilla" and "Happiness" from the EP, all tracks from the EP that is, but this time around you also get seven brand new tracks and one remix.

The melancholic "Columbo" shows a brand new side to the artist and it's a great track as well as the synthpop with an 80's touch "Robocop". The more vocally and musically aggressive "Inspector Clay", "Zombie Boogie" and "Swamp Creature" are following the same style and they all simply kick ass. Then, at the end of the album, the stadium rockesque ballad "A.B.A.H" will simply surprise you even more, when you thought that you just managed to figure out My Woshin Machin.

There's simply so much value to be found in 'Mawama'. There's a million surprises and almost as many sounds and styles, but somehow it never feels out of line. It's My Woshin Machine and you will simply agree with the fact that they come in all the different shapes and sizes.

This is a great album if you want to hear something fresh, something new and something fun. Far, far away from the stereotypical sound from the center of Europe. It's not something you put on when you have one of those gothic-alone-in-the-dark-oh-I'm-the-only-one-in-the-world-feeling-this-sad kind of moments, no, this will put a smile on your face and all the small references and hints of something more will make you all warm and fuzzy inside.

This is a great album. I mean, just look at the Beatles reference cover art. Will everyone agree with me? Hell no! But this is my review, so suck it up! Jul 22 2012

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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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