Exposé Online banner

Mojow and the Vibration Army — Undivided
((Not on label) no#, 2005, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 2007-03-01

Undivided Cover artWith a overweight sense of self-importance, Mojow (Moriah-Melin and John Whoolilurie) embark on their crusade to change the world, political-hard-preaching to the listeners via the absolutely naïve new-agey come-on-people peace-and-love lyrics of nearly every song — usually sung, but occasionally delivered via rapping (a few instrumental tracks here and there provide some relief), most blanketed in the most generic and cheesy 70s-sounding lite-jazz-pop. To be fair, the two are competent multi-instrumentalists playing acoustic and electric guitars, bass, a variety of keyboards and saxes, clarinet, bass clarinet, drums, whistles, accordion, and more, and several of the instrumental tracks (like the folk tune "The Passage" or the progressively tasty "There Is No Spoon") do bear this out. If they could only keep their mouths shut! On and on they go with their cringe-worthy lyrics, delivered with all the subtlety of a drill sergeant yelling in your face. One has to wonder, do they actually believe their own propaganda? God, this is unbearable shite. Enough words wasted on this. Painful with a capital P.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 34, 2005 releases

Related artist(s): Mojow and the Vibration Army

Latest news

2018-06-05
Koenjihyakkei Seeks Funding for New Album – It's been quite a few years since the last new studio album by the amazing Koenjihyakkei. Now they are preparing Dhormimviskha for worldwide release, and they're asking fans to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign to help it happen. » Read more

2018-05-14
Glenn Branca RIP – Experimental guitarist and composer Glenn Branca has died at the age of 69. He was known for compositions featuring large ensembles of guitars, and for the use of feedback. He founded his band Theoretical Girls in the mid-70s as an art-punk answer to what he saw as the increasing commercialization of punk music. His compositions were highly influential, with such figures as David Bowie, Thurston Moore, and John Lurie among his fans. » Read more

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Steve Howe - The Haunted Melody – The Yes/Asia guitarist realizes a lifelong ambition by creating the perfect jazz setting with son, Dylan Howe on drums and Ross Stanley on Hammond B3. The arrangements across the stellar recording...  (2009) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues