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Motorpsycho
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After starting as a noisy post-punk band, Motorpsycho has turned into enduringly diverse proponent of psychedelia and progressive rock. The band was founded in October 1989 in Trondheim, with an initial line-up of Bent Sæther (vocals, bass), Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan (guitar, vocals), and Kjell Runar “Killer” Jenssen (drums). Jenssen departed in 1991, and the band has been through several drummers since then, including Håkon Gebhardt (1991–2005), Kenneth Kapstad (2005-2016), and Tomas Järmyr (2017-). Various others have participated on keyboards, rhythm guitar, and other instruments, with Sæther and Ryan the constant core. Ryan is also involved in the experimental jazz group Reflections in Cosmo.
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http://motorpsycho.fix.no
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Releases on file (30)
Motorpsycho — Begynnelser (Music from an Imagined Play) Motorpsycho — Begynnelser (Music from an Imagined Play)
(Rune Grammofon RLP 2193, 2017, 2LP+CD)
Motorpsycho — The Tower Motorpsycho — The Tower
(Rune Grammofon MPCD 101, 2017, 2CD)
Motorpsycho — Here Be Monsters Motorpsycho — Here Be Monsters
(Rune Grammofon RLCD3179, 2016, CD)
Motorpsycho — Behind the Sun Motorpsycho — Behind the Sun
(Rune Grammofon RCD2155, 2014, CD)
Motorpsycho — The Motorpnakotic Fragments I - IV Motorpsycho — The Motorpnakotic Fragments I - IV
(Motorpsycho MTA01-4, 2014, 4x7" + CD)
Motorpsycho — Still Life with Eggplant Motorpsycho — Still Life with Eggplant
(Stickman Records psychobabble077, 2013, CD)
Motorpsycho and Ståle Storløkken — The Death Defying Unicorn Motorpsycho and Ståle Storløkken — The Death Defying Unicorn
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 073, 2012, CD)
Motorpsycho — Roadwork Vol. 4: Intrepid Skronk Motorpsycho — Roadwork Vol. 4: Intrepid Skronk
(Stickman Records Psychobabble 071, 2011, CD)
Motorpsycho — Strings of Stroop Live at Effenaar Motorpsycho — Strings of Stroop Live at Effenaar
((Not on label) FNREC40, 2011, LP)
Motorpsycho — Heavy Metal Fruit Motorpsycho — Heavy Metal Fruit
(Stickman Records Psychobabble 065, 2010, CD)
Motorpsycho — Child of the Future Motorpsycho — Child of the Future
(Stickman Records Psychobabble064, 2009, CD)
Motorpsycho — Little Lucid Moments Motorpsycho — Little Lucid Moments
(Rune Grammofon RCD2073, 2008, CD)
Motorpsycho — Black Hole / Blank Canvas Motorpsycho — Black Hole / Blank Canvas
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 053, 2006, 2CD)
Motorpsycho — Motorpsycho Presents the International Tussler Society Motorpsycho — Motorpsycho Presents the International Tussler Society
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 046, 2004, CD)
Motorpsycho + Jaga Jazzist Horns — In the Fishtank Motorpsycho + Jaga Jazzist Horns — In the Fishtank
(Konkurrent FISH 10 CD, 2003, CD)
Motorpsycho — It's a Love Cult Motorpsycho — It's a Love Cult
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 041, 2002, CD)
Motorpsycho — Barracuda Motorpsycho — Barracuda
(Stickman Records psychobabble 029, 2001, CD)
Motorpsycho — Phanerothyme Motorpsycho — Phanerothyme
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 033, 2001, CD)
Motorpsycho — Let Them Eat Cake Motorpsycho — Let Them Eat Cake
(Stickman Records Psychobabble 023, 1999, CD)
Motorpsycho — Roadwork Vol. 1: Heavy Metall Iz a Poze, Hardt Rock Iz a Laifschteil - Live in Europe 1998 Motorpsycho — Roadwork Vol. 1: Heavy Metall Iz a Poze, Hardt Rock Iz a Laifschteil - Live in Europe 1998
(Stickman Records 3rd ear 0199, 1999, CD)
Motorpsycho — Trust Us Motorpsycho — Trust Us
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 012, 1998, CD)
Motorpsycho — Angels and Daemons at Play Motorpsycho — Angels and Daemons at Play
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 007, 1997, CD)
Motorpsycho — Blissard Motorpsycho — Blissard
(Stickman Records Psychobabble 076, 1996/2012, 4CD)
Motorpsycho, The Source & Deathprod — Roadwork Vol. 2: The MotorSourceMassacre - Live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 1995 Motorpsycho, The Source & Deathprod — Roadwork Vol. 2: The MotorSourceMassacre - Live at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 1995
(Stickman Records 3rd Ear 0200, 1995/2000, CD)
Motorpsycho — Timothy's Monster Motorpsycho — Timothy's Monster
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 068, 1994/2010, 4CD)
Motorpsycho — The Tussler Motorpsycho — The Tussler
(Stickman Records PSYCHOBABBLE 044, 1994/2003, CD)
Motorpsycho — Demon Box Motorpsycho — Demon Box
(Voices of Wonder VOW030C, 1993, CD)
Motorpsycho — 8 Soothing Songs for Rut Motorpsycho — 8 Soothing Songs for Rut
(Voices of Wonder VOW027C, 1992, CD)
Motorpsycho — Lobotomizer Motorpsycho — Lobotomizer
(Voices of Wonder VOW026C, 1992, CD)
Motorpsycho — Maiden Voyage Motorpsycho — Maiden Voyage
(Knallsyndikatet KS 044, 1990, MC)

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