Mo Wax
Pop/Rock, Trip-Hop, Electronica, Soul Jazz, Club/Dance, Lo-Fi, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Funk, Indie Rock

Album Review

Money Mark was the keyboardist on the Beastie Boys' Check Your Head and Ill Communication. Both albums demonstrated his influence, with his thick, funky organ appearing all over the place. On his own, Money Mark creates music that is quite similar to the instrumental tracks on the two Beastie albums, but his music is grittier and jazzier. Mark's Keyboard Repair sounds like a lo-fi, indie rock variation of '60s soul-jazz, particularly the records of Jimmy Smith. Mark's attention span is extremely short -- some of the songs don't last a minute -- but the songs keep the same laid-back groove flowing throughout the album. Mark's Keyboard Repair features a full 30 songs on its American release -- the original English version clocked in with 20 -- but it is rarely boring. Only the groove is important on the album, and Money Mark never lets it stop.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Pretty Pain
  2. No Fighting
  3. Ba Ba Ba Boom
  4. Have Clav Will Travel
  5. Don't Miss the Boat
  6. Sunday Gardena Blvd.
  7. Insects Are All Around Us
  8. Scenes from...
  9. Poets Walk
  10. Spooky
  11. Cry
  12. Ease
  13. Got My Hand in Your Head
  14. That's for Sure
  15. Sixth Synth
  16. Invitation
  17. Time Lapse Life
  18. Seven, Seven, Seven
  19. Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone
  20. Pinto's New Car
  21. Revolt of the Octopi
  22. Never Stop
  23. Slow Flames
  24. Hard Ass
  25. From the Beginning to the End
  26. Functions
  27. World Lesson, Pt. 2
  28. Inner Laugh
  29. The Grade
  30. Mark's Keyboard Repair
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