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Moron Police: Extraordinary Bald Men

Moron Police - A Boat On The Sea

The band Moron Police states on Facebook that their band interests is,  «Watching each other go bald while meticulously awaiting our triumphant inclusion into The League of Extraordinary Bald Men». The musicians have obvious humor, and it can be a good start to making good music. The band now return with the album A Boat On The Sea. That album is very varied. Catchy and adventurous, but with an underlying current of Scandinavian melancholy, as perfectly captured by returning cover artist Dulk. It has huge choruses, rampant guitar play, inventive synths, a plethora of time-signature change, all the workings of an album of excess, yet it comes together to form a cohesive whole. 

Perhaps its most defining feature is that it sounds like Moron Police and no-one else, and no manner of superlative spluttering could really hope to capture its spirit. Moron Police finally return with The Phantom Below from upcoming album. The new album sees a slight departure from the heaviness of their previous work as they forge a path experimenting with new genres and styles that take them to unexpected places! The track Phantom Below,

The Phantom Below is reminiscent of a Japanese TV-show intro mixed with some progressive elements and video game music. Why on earth did they go for this? Good question. We have no answers. But here it is! You would have to search far and wide to discover a better example of how a band’s art can evolve than that of Norwegian pop/rock/prog mainstays, Moron Police. The track Captain Awkward

The band’s debut album, The Propaganda Machine, was released in 2012 and led to them performing with the Kristiansand Symphonic Orchestra at the Kilden Theater and Concert Hall. Moron Police’s second album, Defenders of the Small Yard, dropped in 2014 with the help of a highly successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The albums were embraced by fans and critics alike and earned Moron Police international press coverage and radio play.

One of their songs, Who’s That Chicken?, has been covered by the best high school show choir in the United States (Los Alamitos High Show Choir).

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (3482 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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