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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.

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