Møtrik isn’t a fly-by-night outfit attempting to place any claim on a genre or style; the Portland, Oregon 4-man outfit is trying to wake listeners with its krautrock style taking things much further. While Møtrik lays claim to German experimentalism as its musical foundation, the group offers a lot more. Together since 2013, the band released its debut self-titled long-player in 2014, which bellowed and howled with rhythmic ferocity. The group returned four years later following things up with Safety Copy, showing the band had more songs in its arsenal. while the Møtrik may be repetitive in nature, it’s far from being repetitious.
This November 12, 2021, Møtrik returns with the new album MØØN: The Cosmic Electrics of MØTRIK (Jealous Butcher Records) with its musical phasers set on kill. The band had shared its lead single “Silver Twin” over a month ago, the track details Møtrik’s musical growth, making room for catchy, sweet melodies wrapped within its rhythmic prowess. It’s easily distinguishable and bouncy with almost whispered vocals juxtaposed against the music.
With just a couple of months before Møtrik is set to release the new album, the band shares the new video for the single “Streamline,” fully embracing its origins while also allowing the song’s melody to breathe easily throughout. The spacey imagery of the video, directed by James Haggerty, falls in synch within its musical kaleidoscope.
Of the song, the band offers, “’Streamline’ is our attempt at shoehorning a kosmiche jam into a pop song about letting go.”
You can pre-order the new album here.