Dr No from industrial-techno-rock band Motor chatted to Skrufff this week about their new album Unhuman and a particularly harsh review in Mixmag which labelled it less industrial techno more like 50 minutes of banging hard house and insisted he wasnt upset.
I thought it was hilarious. Dr No laughed, Obviously the guy who wrote that hasnt had a shag for years, I mean why did he write that article in the first place?
Mixmag writer James Mowbray (the mags managing editor and a fast-rising star in his own right as a minimal-ish tech DJ) twisted the knife still further, suggesting if this was on Tidy rather than Novamute most music snobs would turn their noses up at it; Im turning my nose up at it anyway, prompting a further amused response from a definitely not annoyed at all Dr No.
Im not too sensitive with articles like this in general and I like a good critic if its fair, but that twat; ridiculous?, he said, Who the f**k is he? Eddie Halliwell?
The London based French rocker was vaguer about Unhumans new direction (we knew more or less where we were going but of course didnt know exactly how, it just developed as it came) and agreed they deliberately aimed for a new direction from last years critically acclaimed debut album Klunk.
Whats the fun of re-creating? he asked, Its always more fun to create something new, otherwise its like being ruled by your own rules.
He was a lot more forthcoming, however, about Motors increasingly infamous rock & roll reputation, which they fine-tuned on the road with Nitzer Ebb last year
My most rock and roll moment was on the tour bus with Nitzer Ebb after three nights of non sleeping, speeding and rocking, he recalled.
At one point I had to go for a piss while the bus was driving and when the bus is driving, rule number two is to sit down while youre pissing, and rule number one was not to shit EVER!
Well, after squeezing my last drop of wee and hoping for a relaxing fart, all the three days of alcohol, drugs, food, rock and party just came out my bum like the great falls of Niagara, the smell was so intense that I blocked my mouth from puking and I nearly passed out . . . Wow man, I dont know how I manage to get the clear-out on that one. I guess Im a professional, he laughed.
Unhuman is out on Novamute shortly.
Motor live dates:
13th April - Club 11, Amsterdam HOLLAND (Live)
14th April Tivoli, Utrecht HOLLAND (Live)
28th April Live, Florida 135 Fraga SPAIN (Live)
4th May Petrol Club, Antwerp BELGIUM (DJ Set)
9th July Monegros Festival, Fraga SPAIN (Live)
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)