Mos Generator formed during the winter of 2000, in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a ten year off and on collaboration between its original three members, all of whom were long time veterans of road and studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for all the band’s recent material.
The discography of Mos Generator includes seven studio albums, a retrospective album, a live album and a plethora of split 7″ and 12″ singles on such labels as Listenable, Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, Lay Bare, Hevi Sike, H42, Devil’s Child, and Heavy Psych Sounds. Touring has been just as important to the profile of the band as making records has. Over the years, Mos Generator has shared the stage with many great heavy rock bands, including extensive tours with Saint Vitus, Fu Manchu, Elder, Spirit Caravan, and Atomic Bitchwax, introducing a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. Let’s Rock ‚N Roll!!
„Mos Generator „demonstrate not only the roots of their process here, but the clarity of vision that underscores their material even at its foundations…. I do hope this isn’t the last time Mos Generator take on a project like this.“ – THE OBELISK
„With a working title of „rental jams“, the idea to do these recordings came from the fact that long time tenants had moved out of our rental house and it was empty for a while before the next ones would move in. We had a one day window to work with which meant we had to record as much improvised material as possible and also have a proper rehearsal to prepare for the U.S. tour that was starting the next day. To make things as easy as possible, I recorded using only an eight track machine with a very minimal microphone setup. All music had to be captured live with mistakes and all. I would be able to add additional instruments to what we did but would not be able to take away anything that was recorded live. Three of the four songs recorded that day were written at the moment they were recorded. „Who Goes There“ was conceived and partially recorded about a year earlier and finished up during these sessions. Although we use this technique to do demos, we have never made a complete record of freeform jams.“ (Reed – June 2019)