Mother Engine Sign to Heavy Psych Sounds; Hangar Due this Fall

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 17th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

German instrumentalist trio Mother Engine will issue their third long-player, Hangar, this Fall via Heavy Psych Sounds. The Italian label and booking company continues its ascent as a major player in the European heavy underground, and after picking up a slew of acts from the American West Coast’s heavy psych boom, Mother Engine offer a different take in sound and overall approach. They’ve been a steady presence at fests from Desertfest Berlin to Freak Valley to last year’s Setalight Festival and others as you can see below, and with two records already under their belt(s) in 2015’s Absturz and 2013’s Muttermaschine, they seem primed to make even more of an impression as they head into their next offering.

No doubt the six-week tour that Heavy Psych Sounds hints at below will help in that effort as well. With the likely promise of more to come, here’s the announcement as posted by the label:

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Mother Engine – Heavy Psych Sounds

HEAVY PSYCH SOUNDS Records & Booking is really proud to announce a new band in the roster!


The German trio Mother Engine plays instrumental rock music influenced by Stoner and Postrock as well as the trippy Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s and the indigenous German Krautrock. It’s no real surprise that that the journey of that spaceship actually began at the tent stage of a big German Stoner Rock festival in the year 2013. What we talk about is a spirit of DIY, uncompromising endurance and the strong will to play every single stage.

After two records (‘Muttermaschine’ 2013, ‘Absturz’ 2015) and appearances at many of the most important European scene festivals like Stoned from the Underground, Freak Valley Festival, SonicBlast Moledo, Into the Void or Rotormania, it seems like they got their landing permission at the European stages for heavy psychedelic music. In fall 2017 they will release their third studio album ‘Hangar’ and doing a 6-week-tour through whole Europe presenting the new material.

People who heard the new songs live talk about a kind of stoner prog and maybe this impression hits right on the spot.


Chris Trautenbach (guitar)
Cornelius Grünert (drums)
Christian Dressel (bass)

Mother Engine, Absturz (2015)

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