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Motion Turns It On
About the ArtistMotion Turns It On
Instrumental Psychedelic Progressive Jazz Post-Rock from Houston, TX
The gauntlet has been thrown down to jazzy post-rockers everywhere, and there are very, very few bands right now with the ability to pick it up."-The Silent Ballet
This track, Rima, is one of the most intense instrumentals I've ever heard, and yet there's a lot of breathing room between the instruments. It's impossible to pigeonhole these guys, but a description akin to "Instrumental progressive post-rock math-rocking psychadelic indie-jazz" may be a good start." -Insomnia Radio
It is actually quite amazing the depth and diversity of MTIO's sound. The band can lull you into complacency with beautiful sections before heading off into a math rock frenzy to make sure you are paying attention. MTIO's schizophrenic nature makes it difficult for comparisons." -Sound As Language
Their songs have a familiarity to them not so much because they sound like other bands, but more so because of the genuine and comfortable way in which they write and play their songs." -Amplifier Magazine
MTIO turns post-rock into a glowing asteroid that's fun for the whole family. No more dense mathematic textbook guitars and drumming; this asteroid has soul and jive. It's something you can dance to without working about getting your ankles in a knot." -Slug Magazine
September 2009 Experimental
May 2009 Experimental
Top 30 Tracks of 2008 for The Silent Ballet #17
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Amplifier Magazine Review - Rima
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Skyline Network Review - Live @ The Southpaw
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Sound As Language Review - Rima
by Sound As LanguageIn reading the bio/press for Motion Turns It On as...In reading the bio/press for Motion Turns It On as I always do before writing a review (how professional of me), it was...