Momus Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Create I - Procreate: Remastered and Expanded by Momus collects together the Scottish singer/songwriter’s first three albums for Creation Records: The Poison Boyfriend (1987), Tender Pervert (1988) and Don’t Stop The Night (1989), with bonus tracks and liner notes by Momus himself and collaborator Anthony J Reynolds. The Poison Boyfriend was highly regarded by NME at the time of its release and has since been heralded as one of the best 100 albums of the 1980s. 3CD set on Cherry Red.
Perpetually explorative sound weirdo Momus recorded Scobberlotchers directly following the UK referendum earlier this year: he considers this to be the first album in the new musical genre of ‘Post-Brexit’. What does that sound like? Pop, Japanese folk, strange jazz, avant-classical etc., all with a looming sinister vibe hanging over it. CD on American Patchwork.
How to describe Momus to the average human? Kind of bizarre eye patched prolific electronic pop person. Somewhere between Jacques Brel and the Pet Shop Boys if such a thing could be imagined. Anyway this is the first ever career spanning compilation celebrating 30 years of his wild and wonderful career.
Turpsycore is the name of the Greek Goddess of delight and dancing and now of this 3CD release from Momus. Across the CDs are tracks of unusual electronic rhythms which crackle and pop below Momus’ deadpan, Jarvis Cocker style vocals. Inspired by the work of David Bowie, among others, the tracks on Turpsycore tell strange little tales about unusual folk, in an odd and delightful way.
Momus, Vic Goddard, Various