Album Notes - Mother's Cake - Cyberfunk!

Album Notes - Mother's Cake - Cyberfunk!

October 5, 2020

Album Notes has brought us bands from a number of countries, but today is a surprising first: Austria. It's quite possibly the greatest country on earth, for reasons which include but are not limited to: the gorgeous Alps; the rich history of classical music; the Hallstatt half marathon (the only race I needed a boat to get to); the impeccable countryside; Vienna; lederhosen and much more importantly, dirndles; the weird-ass art going on in the equally bizarrely designed Kunsthaus; schnitzel (specifically from Figlmüeller); the Augustiner Brewery in Salzburg. I could go on, but I should probably mention Mother's Cake at some point. 

A trio out of Tyrol, Mother's Cake, simply put, rock out and kick ass. Cyberfunk! starts off with the seriously King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard sounding "Toxic Brother," before exploring other shades of the genre on their fourth album. Moments reminiscent of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, and Delta Riggs result in songs that showcase the band flexing their muscle, traversing psychedelic terrority, and grooving just enough to keep the head bouncing. Add Mother's Cake to the list of reasons to love Austria. They're certainly better than Salzburger Nockerl.