MO TROPER

DILETTANTE (RED COLOURED) (BOBO INTEGRAL)

MO TROPER - DILETTANTE (RED COLOURED) 151108
Format:
1 LP
Release:
06.05.2022
Label:
BOBO INTEGRAL
Kat.-Nr.:
151108
Barcode:
0719243892333
HIGHLIGHTS: April 2022 will see the release of the fourth album, first on Bobo Integral Records, of the Portland power pop genius Mo Troper.

RIYL: Ovens, Elliott Smith, Teenage Fanclub, Shakespeare "I just want to release as much stuff as I can before I'm dead" says Mo about doing a 28-track record and we celebrate the statement.

Also do the media: "Mo Troper is a power pop genius on Dilettante" - The Fader "Portland-based Mo Troper is a prolific purveyor of fuzzed-out power-pop" - Stereogum "As an album-length experience, Dilettante fits somewhere between the trifecta of Ween, Daniel Johnston, and Guided By Voices for a creative, catchy, and invigorating collection of power pop tunes" - Swim Into The Sound "Featuring 28 tracks in under 50 minutes, the fourth album from Portland, Oregon power-pop artist Mo Troper is a creative explosion" - Pitchfork More Details: Dilettante (n.): a person with an amateur interest in the arts; an album of postcard-length power pop songs.

See also: Mo Troper IV. Dilettante -also known as Mo Troper IV-combines decades of power-pop worship, scholarship, and penmanship into a 28-track collection of sprints.

The playlist-as-album pundits might call it a data dump, but Mo brands it as a relaxed way to finish song sketches in unprecedented times.

IV is a work that some of his friends call a musical, but this claim remains unverified.

If there's anybody aching to spin up a limiter-drenched production centered around scrolling a cluttered inbox for serotonin, prototype theme songs for public access shows plugged into the scene, and gasp-long dips into math rock, 1990s video game cheese, and medieval revelry, get in touch.

For those less dramatically inclined, there's plenty here to pick up the slack. Mo gushes about "The Perfect Song" with syrupy, undeniably guitar pop that's a remarkable stand-in for the gold he describes.

False showtune "Sugar and Cream" goes medium about the wizardry found in a cup of coffee.

Clipped moments like the sub-minute love song "Skyscraper Sized Bong" are as ephemeral as they are effective, shoving callouts to Big Star and Teenage Fanclub into pocket- sized arrangements.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. TOTAL EUPHORIA
  • 1.2. THE EXPENDABLES RIDE AGAIN
  • 1.3. AMERICAN DAD
  • 1.4. THE PERFECT SONG
  • 1.5. QUARTER BEARE
  • 1.6. NEW KING
  • 1.7. BLAKE AND LANNY
  • 1.8. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE VENMO
  • 1.9. BETTER THAN THAT
  • 1.10. X-RAY VISION
  • 1.11. CUM ON MY KHAKIS
  • 1.12. SUGAR AND CREAM
  • 1.13. THE BLOOD DONOR IN ME
  • 1.14. BETTER THAN NOTHING
  • 1.15. I WOULD DANCE WITH YOU
  • 1.16. VELVET SCHOLARS LINE
  • 1.17. MY MASTER'S VOICE
  • 1.18. MY PARROT
  • 1.19. WINGED COMMANDER
  • 1.20. CAMELOT
  • 1.21. CALEB
  • 1.22. SKYSCRAPER SIZED BONG
  • 1.23. REJECTED JINGLE
  • 1.24. ARMPIT
  • 1.25. WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
  • 1.26. TEARS ON MY DOCKERS
  • 1.27. MY CANARY WAS SURE TO RUN
  • 1.28. A GIRL LIKE ANDY