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Mos Generator - The Late Great Planet Earth (8/10) - USA - 2006

Genre: Progressive Rock / Stoner Rock
Label: Nasoni Records
Playing time: 56:33
Band homepage: Mos Generator

Tracklist:

  1. On The Eve
  2. Crematorium
  3. Six Billion People Dead
  4. Opium Skies
  5. The Myopic
  6. Closed Casket
  7. Fall Of Megiddo
  8. Zero To Infinity
  9. The Late Great Planet Earth
  10. Golden Chariots
  11. Exit The Atomic Age
  12. The World Set Free
Mos Generator - The Late Great Planet Earth

What is it with Psychedlic Stoner Rock and generators? I mean, we've got MONDO GENERATOR, VOID GENERATOR and now we've got MOS GENERATOR too. And where as I can understand what a MONDO GENERATOR is (namely, a generator that happens to be mondo, dude) and also have a vague idea of what a VOID GENERATOR is (namely, that which generates voids), I must admit that I have no idea what a MOS GENERATOR could be. That which generators moss? But that has two s's! But I digress.

 

I've spent entirely too long not talking about this nifty little recording. On "The Late Great Planet Earth", the GENERATOR pump out groovin' and swingin' riffs amidst a swirling psychedlic landscape, with a touch of Prog here, a pinch of Stoner there and a whole lot "pretty freakin' sweet" everywhere else. The songs ebb and flow into one another, sometimes rockin' out like old school SABBATH and sometimes playing it more calm, a la PINK FLOYD or KING CRIMSON. I might - and I'm not sure about this - even here a little bit of JETHRO TULL here and there.

 

Typically bands either have atmosphere or riffs. Very rarely do we stumble upon a group proficient in the construction of both of these key factors. Well, MOS GENERATOR might be a little green and perhaps a bit meandering at times, but they've wasted no time in showing that they have potential. Fans of anything I mentioned here should check this out. (Online July 3, 2006)

Wesley D. Cray



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