Label: The Leaf Label Release date: 26/01/10 Oh No Ono’s Official Website It’s fitting that a band that name checks Yoko Ono would draw inspiration from ‘60s psychedelic and Ono’s own type of experimentalism in equal amounts. On their latest full length, Eggs, Danish indie rockers/psychedelic fanboys Oh No Ono manage to make something akin to this generation’s Rubber Soul, but I mean that without any Beatles comparisons at all. What I mean is it shows the kind of rapid progression into sonic freakouts that took place between 1964 and 1966 happening again. And much how Rubber Soul became a paragon of pop becoming weird, Eggs has the chance to be a major force in making popular music truly bizarre again. There’s a guy who sings in a weird voice, clustered pianos, strings, horns, whispered backup vocals at off times, heavy amounts of reverb, and use of panning as an instrument. ‘Icicles’ just drips Eleanor Rigby and opener ‘Eleanor Speaks’ shouts its references to ‘See Emily Play’ in its feel. ‘The Tea Party’ shows a little more ‘Carpet Crawlers’ with its heavily effected vocal backings then it does prime era psych, but its joyous four-to-the-floor stomp is just so enjoyably that the song is a standout next to the Traveling Wilburys meets Deerhoof abortion ‘Miss Miss Moss.’ Closing tracks ‘Eve’ and ‘Beelitz’ end the album on a rather nice note, the former being a huge piece of dream pop deliciousness, the latter being a multi-part epic crammed into seven minutes. One thing is clear about Oh No Ono - each move they make is carefully made while never backing down. Every gesture on Eggs shows delicate planning, and as a result, the album is impeccably well produced and played. A few songs are clunkers, but when it’s on, it’s amazing. Rating: 8/10