Mugstar - Today is the wrongs Shape 7”
(Trensmat Records TR018)
From Aural Innovations October 2009 update
Mugstar are back with a new strange clear plastic 7” that is limited to 200 numbered copies. I happened to get 014. 4 tracks in 16 minutes and pretty spaced out! I had never heard this band until I heard their split 7” with a Hawkwind cover for the 3 7” series that this label released. Despite the band being from Liverpool they sound nothing like the Beatles! The title track starts things off quite noisy, intense and psychedelic stuff before the space groove kicks in. This is a very cool Hawkwind inspired track that builds up with some buried screamed vocals as the track just builds and builds until the end. Technical Knowledge as a Weapon is the B-side and starts very quirky but then a organ line takes over the track as it also takes off at fast pace. Kraut spacey, strangeness. It also comes with a CD-R that has two additional tracks that are quite different. I have no idea what the title of the tracks are as there is no label and no CD-text that can be read by my CD player. Anyway, the first track is a short 2 minute sort of punky raw rock and roll number with shouty vocals. The vocal is I’ve got the Six, give me your Mind.. It gets pretty spaced out as it builds up though and then comes back to the main track again. The last track has a more laid back and stony vocal and almost like an indie rock track but then it heads into spacey psychedelic territory. Cool Stuff.
Visit the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/mugstar
Visit the record label site at: http://www.tresmat.com
Reviewed by Scott Heller