People, seriously, get your names and your album covers straight. I nearly missed this insane psychedelic-dancerock outfit because the album cover for “Dope Boy Magick” (I am not even touching that bandname) looks like someone got really high and took some random picture with his mobile camera.
But then you enter the world of Po Po (German readers, you are so allowed to crack up right now) and it’s like The Music have been reincarnated with a heavy dose of oriental influences. I am listening to the second song of the album right now (“Final Fight”) and am already blown away. There is so much happening and it has a lot of elements that shouldn’t work together (there is even some weird 90s Eurodance feeling to it) but it does. Po Po are like this cocktail I recently discovered (ginger ale, lemon juice and cucumber) – it sounds hella weird but is very delicious.
However, in contrast to the cocktail (which really, really was great) it can get a little bit messy now and then (“Knife iz young” was a tad too much for me) but the album redeems itself in the following “Holy Mountain” which feels like every drug-scene in every hippie-movie ever made.
(the video is what people like to call “the weird part of youtube”)
Is it bad that I now dearly miss The Music and want them to get back together again and travel through the orient?
Edit/120303: Aaaaand I misspelled the album title, that’s what you get when you write those things when you are tired and at the same time very hyper from too much coffee. Also, when you are an inconsiderate ass that doesn’t even bother to check the correct name twice, oh wait, I did write it correctly in the tags…what the hell? Well, all is good now…I hope.