Mwahaha - Mwahaha
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  • Band members: Ross Peacock, Nathan Tilton, Cyrus Tilton
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Oakland-based experimental psychedelic pop band produced by Eli Crews is reissued with two additional tracks.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    This improbably excellent debut album eschews the studied blankness of many of that race's [psych revivals] current front-runners in favour of a playful yet intense engagement with psychedelic rock traditions. [Sep 2013, p.95]
  2. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    With each passing song, and each successive listen, there is yet another layer of complexity, influence, and inspiration to uncover.
  3. Mar 27, 2013
    70
    A cleverly plotted head trip disguised as a ramshackle mess, the debut full-length from this psychedelic Oakland quartet turns brain-scrambling confusion into a fine art.
  4. Mar 27, 2013
    60
    The concept of fusing together live analog instrumentation like electric guitar and bass with electronic drums and vintage synthesizer arpeggios keeps the music of Mwahaha enthralling, despite the lack of traditional, tuneful structure.
  5. They mean well, but there’s something conservative about them.
  6. 60
    It’s a multi-layered album constantly shifting in mood and sound offering the listener much to explore.... The band struggle, however, to distinguish themselves from their influences and constantly fall under the shadow of Can, Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips.
  7. Mar 27, 2013
    50
    They're at their best riding bizarre, loopy hooks, which on this record is only half the time. [Jan 2012, p.75]