Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo – Mastership
|Label:||Mastership Records – D-1068|
|Genre:||Electronic, Funk / Soul|
|Style:||Funk, Disco, Boogie, Electro, Synth-pop, P.Funk|
|A2||Laugh And Dance||4:56|
|B3||Visions Of You||3:44|
|B4||Jam On Today||2:38|
- Recorded At – Chapman Recording & Mastering
- Mastered At – CBS Studios, Nashville
- Copyright © – Pihsretsam Music
- Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Pihsretsam Music
- Published By – Pihsretsam Music
- Pressed By – QCA Custom Pressing – 102009
- Composed By, Arranged By, Producer, Drum Machine [Korg Rhythm 5S], Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey / Korg], Effects – Omer G. Coleman II*
- Engineer – Dave Brock (2)
- Illustration – Joe Johnson (33)
- Photography By – Harold Stephens
- Vocals – Omer G. Coleman II (Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo)*
- Written-By, Producer – Omer Gene Coleman II*
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- Rights Society: BMI
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|Mastership (LP, Album, Reissue)||Left Ear Records||LER 1005||Australia||2016|
- The Music is a little bit too "Outsider" for my taste, but the instrumentals are pretty good.
However track 3 on Side A (Master ship) is an ABSOLUTE BANGER, and is pretty close to a synth ridden religious experience
- This album sounds like a non-musician heard Parliament/Funkadelic and thought "I could do that!" Then, after acquiring some basic keyboard skills, silver paint and roller skates, set about recording their "masterpiece." Much about this release unambiguously references P Funk, but everything about those references is superficial. It's almost eerie to hear at times, a lost synth-pop-leaning P Funk album with everything good about P Funk boiled away, so that what is left absolutely recalls P Funk, but is sterile and unfunky, undanceable despite exhortations that the listener "get funky." George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic even get a shout out in the lyrics.
The record features only keys,a rinky dink drum machine, and reedy, shouty vocals (with occasional torch song belting), punctuated with sci-fi synth "pew pew pew!" sounds. Most tracks are more rudimentary sketches than songs. No groove, no funk, no hook, no interplay of instruments, no charisma. Imagine if the Shaggs had been bursting with confidence demanding to be heard instead of awkward wallflowers forced into the spotlight. Their performance would have been different, but it wouldn't have been any more competent. As an underground outsider album by an amateur, there is some appeal and charm aboard the "Mastership." The Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo's enthusiasm is a little infectious. With the help of J & H Productions, he could have achieved something close to lift off. But as a work of music or art, it's a near total misfire. One star? Five stars? No stars? All the stars? What are stars, anyway?
- Being reissued by Left Ear Records . . . .
- Edited 10 years agoThis is a really really great album. Between Kraftwerk, Suicide, Post Punk and Funk. I dont know why there is only one print. The World is Wrong, not you Starship Commander Wooo Wooo
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