Boomkat Product Review:
Morr Music's MS John Soda blew us away earlier this year when we catched their show in London - unquestionably one of the tightest, most inspirational, adrenaline-driven bands we had seen in a long long while. Their output on record has always hinted at this greatness (after all, when looking at the list of bands Micha Acher and Stephanie Bohm are involved with : Notwist, Tied and Tickled Trio and Couch to name but three - you know there's something special in the making) - but it's only with this new EP that the ebullience comes across with the same vigour on recorded format. To be clear - opening track "No.1" is simply divine : an absolutely classic, unforgettable guitar-pop tune that brings to mind vintage Breeders in that insatiably tasty pop way - this deserves to be played out on rotation by every radio station on the planet, while the acompanying video included on the cd (check it out on : http://www.morrmusic.com/msjs_no_one.html) is just so deliciously perfect that it'd be surprising not to see it spread across MTV's up and coming selections for time. Just immense. "I & 8217", meanwhile, finds a medley of John Soda tunes re-arranged and mauled by Lex / Anticon's uber-producer Subtle, an amazing arrangement played with sampler, typewriter, melodica and the instantly recognisable voice of a certain Dose One. Not so much a remix as a breathtaking reconstruction, there's a certain electronic flair here that has been missing from Anticon material of late, only Dose's collaboration with Hood has hinted at the possibilities of this cross-generic melting technique with as much promise. Awesome stuff. The EP ends with the beautiful "I think it could work, Marilyn "(video also included!), a song that pitches the notion of Marilyn and Elvis discussing the viability of sideburns while planning their comeback with a melancholy air. 5 Tracks, 27 minutes; absolutely brilliant.