Mochipet’s latest album Master P on Atari reminds me of Transformers. The skillful electronic mix of miscellaneous sounds hit at just the right times and could be part of the soundtrack for those metallic, alien protectors of the world. The album cover even sports a creature somewhat transformer-like, however, this machine has a badass tape recorder and Atari joystick at its center.
The first thing I noticed while listening was that I didn’t mind the fact that there were no real vocals. I’m all about the words, but I think Master P on Atari is a full album despite its lack of lyrics. The album is intricately layered and emotive the same way a voice can lead a listener to feel a certain way.
That certain way in this case is the feeling that I’m in the middle of an action movie breakneck car chase. Police sirens went off (going the opposite direction, I might add) as I was listening to Master P on Atari in my car and I swear I almost sped up and veered off the main drag to lose them. I may be more easily influenced than most, but I was definitely adrenaline-laced due to this album. Which I loved. A fun, inventive album, Master P on Atari had me invested. And driving like a maniac.
By Eva Gross