tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd / vinyl / digital review

05/03/2019 : I AM A ROCKETSHIP - Mind Grafitti

I AM A ROCKETSHIP

Mind Grafitti

MusicCD / Vinyl / Digital
Alternative RockElectro RockExperimental

[90/100]   
05/03/2019, Kevin BURKE

In 2019, it is harder than ever to make a dent into the electronic and experimental music market. Artists have to be willing to work harder than ever for their art, and to have that extra ingredient that makes them stand out from their competitors.

Enter duo L.E Kippner and Eric Weissinger as I Am A Rocketship who have just released “Mind Graffiti”. The follow-up to their highly acclaimed debut “Mission Control” from 2016. This latest work stretches further into the stratosphere, with a stylish precision it contains an epic-scope of melodies built upon sublime-landscapes.

The cross pollination of Kippner and Weissinger, that Swedish-American brings a fruit of different influences to proceedings. All twelve tracks roll along as if a runaway locomotive is struggling to stay on the tracks. Opening with the fuzzed-out “Face Off”, a Lou Reed styled, simple but with deep construction which picks up tempo as it shifts gears. The striking voice of Kippner is raw, real and delivered with a hypnotic intensity.

The sounds of oceans herald the arrival of “Vertigo”, electronic drones which break into beats and dreamy vocal lines. “Intermittent” is a more straightforward rocker, whereas “Castaway” is a simple acoustic-instrumental upon crashing waves. It introduces the electro-attack of “Kick”, one of the definite standouts. Phased vocal-lines surge through the intense wilderness of music which Weissinger provides.

There is a hint of The Cranberries in “Take Your Time”, a track which swoops and soars between the relaxed and the intense. Slightly Brit-Pop in nature, those nostalgic notes are not a wholly a bad thing. The title-track is a different perspective, taking a to and fro between Kippner and Weissinger, an earthly drama, enjoyable and ethereal. Following this with a faithful cover of the Rammstein stunner-“Du Hast” which erupts in the playful madness of the original but in the style of I Am A Rocketship.

The winning ingredient on “Mind Graffiti” is variety. An effortless changing of styles between tracks, a dramatic subterfuge of music, the audience is unaware of what sound is coming next, in 2019 that in itself is an achievement. Lovers of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gossip and at times The White Stripes will relish “Mind Graffiti”, it’s addictive charm and scope of sound is masterful and executed with perfection.


Track List;
01 Face Off
02 Vertigo
03 Intermittent
04 Hot in Here
05 Castaway
06 Kick
07 Take Your Time
08 Regret
09 Mind Grafitti
10 Du Hast
11 High Above it All
12 Closing Credits
My Long Weekend , LLC
Order;
https://iamarocketship.bandcamp.com/album/mind-grafitti

Kevin BURKE
05/03/2019


Music reviews

22
02
YOUR ENEMY
Broken Toys
21
02
XTORT
Zwart
03
02
MERCIFUL NUNS
Oneironauts
02
02
ANTLER RECORDS
Early Years Vol 1
01
02
YELWORC
The Ghosts I Called
25
01
KRAMM
Die Schöpfung und andere Kurzgeschichten

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

25
02
Today it's exactly 30 years since Nine Inch Nails released March Of The Pigs!
25
02
Mirror Man | Mourning The Sad Passing Of Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis - 5 ago.
23
02
Today, it’s 46 years ago that renowned BBC DJ John Peel broadcast the second John Peel session by Siouxsie & The Banshees
20
02
24.2.24 International EBM day is coming closer!
20
02
This Charming Band | 40 Years Ago, The Smiths Release Their Debut Album
18
02
BESTIAL MOUTHS Rips & Re-Stitches With New Remix LP, 'BACKBONE'

Concert reviews

16
11
DREADFOOL - EUFORIC EXISTENCE - EULFI
ELECTRO au BNR
09
09
ENZO KREFT - DARK MINIMAL PROJECT - CAUSENATION
@B52 Music Club Eernegem
23
08
AMPHI FESTIVAL 2023
A second opinion...
18
06
ERATO - BLACK SNOW IN SUMMER
Black Planet Fest - @ B 52 Music Club Eernegem - friday 19th of may
18
06
KORINTHIANS, NEL & JP, NONA PROBLEMO
@Charlatan Ghent - 25 mei 2023
06
05
SIOUXSIE
The glorious resurrection after ten years of silence.

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

16
02
ELEKTRIKILL
An Interview With Electro-Industrial Band, Elektrikill
03
02
HAMMERSHOI
French works well with these musical genres. It’s not like rock’n roll in French! It sucks, no ?
27
01
PAS MUSIQUE
An Interview With Pas Musique
26
01
TRAGIC VISIONS
An Interview With EBM/Industrial Band, Tragic Visions
22
01
CAT RAPES DOG
'We will try to put as much energy as possible into our performance. There will be no power ballads!'

PHOTOS

19
02
EKLIPSE FORCED TO MODE ONE CARESS TOUR
Christuskirche Bochum
18
02
LA MUERTE
Bélvèdere Namen
18
02
STIN SCATZOR
Bélvèdere Namen
18
02
GOETHES ERBEN
Cc De Schakel Waregem
18
02
THE ARCH
Cc De Schakel Waregem
18
02
LEBANON HANOVER
Christuskirche Bochum
11
02
SELOFAN
JunkYard Dortmund

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

26
02
MONICA RICHARDS
Into My Own
25
02
ZANIAS
Follow the Body
24
02
SYNAPTIC DEFECT
Tacky games
23
02
FRONT 242
Quite Unusual
22
02
BLOODY KNIVES
Reflection Lies
21
02
EYE STEAL
Burn Alive
20
02
STRONG PRODUCT
Trolleybus Park