Boomkat Product Review:
Ms. John Soda are Stefanie Bohm and Micha Acher, both part of the Weilheim scene which has spawned albums by Lali Puna, The Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio, amongst others. Micha Acher is an integral member of The Notwist and Tied & Tickled Trio, while Stefanie Bohm plays keyboards with Munich-based instrumentalists Couch. First drifting into international view on the "Putting The Morr Back Into Morrissey" compilation, Ms John Soda have clearly worked on this project as a total enterprise in classic pop - tronics - together with producer Mario Thaler, they've recorded an album with its very own voice. Much has been written on the "Sound of Weilheim", but this superb record goes a good way to extending the scope and involving even more listeners in this fascinating creative centre. "Misco" melds skittering drums to a classic detuned indie riff, while "Go Shake" has one of those hip-shaking vibrations which dissolves generic divisions like dance and indie, just plain addictive listening. Think of Lali Puna's vocal sweetness, Mum's whimsy, the evolved, genre-breaking, electronic instrumental jams of Tied & Tickled Trio and the pure pop mastery of The Notwist's epic "Neon Golden" set. Find out exactly why Morr Music has recently been dubbed "the most happening electronica label of the moment" and what makes this the biggest Morrmusic release to date. As you leaf through the glorious booklet acompanying the compact disc (trust us, you really DO need to see this), reflect on what it means to truly be touched. Play often and fall in love.