My Woshin Mashin - Our Favorite Songs Pt 1
Synthpop, Electro My Woshin Mashin's debut album 'Mawama' that was released last year was one of my favourite albums of 2012. Playful, fun and fresh. Now the aliens from Mawama is back with a bit different release, 'Our Favorite Songs Pt. 1' which is simply a cover album of a wide span of genres and artists. Everything from the three second cover of Napalm Death's "You Suffer" to Haddaway's "What Is Love".

Out of the ten tracks on this album, I want to comment on a few. First out is "Joe From Incubator" which is a cover remake of Depeche Mode's "John The Revelator" of the 'Playing The Nagel' album. This is one of the better tracks of this album. However, if you, like me, is a huge fan of the original song and know the lyrics from heart, you WILL sing the original lyrics and when it differs from the cover, you will feel slightly retarded.

Other favorites are the Ozzy Osbourne cover of "Dreamer" and Joan Osborne's "One of Us", both with beautiful female vocals. The Haddaway cover of "What is Love" (that I actually saw performed live at Scandinavium Arena a few months back - fun fact) is like a mix of the original tune and Scooter, quite fun, but a bit to close to the original. Might be worth to mention the Tom Waits cover of "Ol'55", though my personal favorite by Mr. Waits is his live version of "Dirt in the Ground" on the 'Glitter and Doom Live' album.

Together with "Joe From Incubator", the cover of Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" is a favorite tune of the album. It's heavy, different and got a nice bounce to it. I still remember bying Rage Against The Machine's 'Evil Empire' back in 1996 and it influenced me a great deal as the 14 year old kid I was (Skater dude with way to big pants).

There's one or two tracks I might not have mentioned, but I do need to point out that the track that is truly the black sheep of the mix is the Ghost'n Goblins tune from the classic game of 1986 (if anyone here is old enough to remember it). It simply does not fit with this weird, spooky and instrumental track.

Much of what you like about these tunes are of course due to the greatness of the original classic tracks. This release is more a fun thing to listen to, rather than a masterpiece. It's a gimmick. However, this gimmick is free to download, so I suggest you check it yourself by clicking the shop link in this article.
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My Woshin Mashin - Our Favorite Songs Pt 1

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"Alright"
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Electroracle
Released off label 2012
My Woshin Mashin's debut album 'Mawama' that was released last year was one of my favourite albums of 2012. Playful, fun and fresh. Now the aliens from Mawama is back with a bit different release, 'Our Favorite Songs Pt. 1' which is simply a cover album of a wide span of genres and artists. Everything from the three second cover of Napalm Death's "You Suffer" to Haddaway's "What Is Love".

Out of the ten tracks on this album, I want to comment on a few. First out is "Joe From Incubator" which is a cover remake of Depeche Mode's "John The Revelator" of the 'Playing The Nagel' album. This is one of the better tracks of this album. However, if you, like me, is a huge fan of the original song and know the lyrics from heart, you WILL sing the original lyrics and when it differs from the cover, you will feel slightly retarded.

Other favorites are the Ozzy Osbourne cover of "Dreamer" and Joan Osborne's "One of Us", both with beautiful female vocals. The Haddaway cover of "What is Love" (that I actually saw performed live at Scandinavium Arena a few months back - fun fact) is like a mix of the original tune and Scooter, quite fun, but a bit to close to the original. Might be worth to mention the Tom Waits cover of "Ol'55", though my personal favorite by Mr. Waits is his live version of "Dirt in the Ground" on the 'Glitter and Doom Live' album.

Together with "Joe From Incubator", the cover of Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" is a favorite tune of the album. It's heavy, different and got a nice bounce to it. I still remember bying Rage Against The Machine's 'Evil Empire' back in 1996 and it influenced me a great deal as the 14 year old kid I was (Skater dude with way to big pants).

There's one or two tracks I might not have mentioned, but I do need to point out that the track that is truly the black sheep of the mix is the Ghost'n Goblins tune from the classic game of 1986 (if anyone here is old enough to remember it). It simply does not fit with this weird, spooky and instrumental track.

Much of what you like about these tunes are of course due to the greatness of the original classic tracks. This release is more a fun thing to listen to, rather than a masterpiece. It's a gimmick. However, this gimmick is free to download, so I suggest you check it yourself by clicking the shop link in this article. Jan 10 2013

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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