Machine - Shadow Of The Machine (180 gr.) (IMPORT) (2LP)
Limited to 650 copies on black 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve. A download card is included too!
When these three schoolboys recorded their album in 2007 one could only guess that a few years later they'd belong among the spearheads of Europe's heavy psych-scene. Their debut finds comparisons in the sound of Colour Haze, Kyuss, Slo Burn and their heavy desert rock relatives, but with a much rougher edge. This is in your face heavy psychedelia, with a pinch of 'Fresh Cream'. Now the album is released on double vinyl for the first time and thanks to the updated remastering it sounds better than ever!
Machine Animal - Live in Wreck (Pink/Clear) (7 inch)
Limited edition of only 200 copies on half pink and half clear colored vinyl. Silkscreened packaging by Alan Forbes; includes vinyl sticker.
Zach got Dave drunk and before either of them knew what was happening, they were having a turn-up contest. It was like a rock and roll arms race-- extreme guitardation. Bill provided some professorial balance. He was already bearded, but his beard grew longer as songs were prepared by conventional means. Vincent finished his homework in-time, so he joined. Just no beard. Repeat-- no beard. Sideburns OK.
They liked the name Animal Machine, but there was something not quite right. They all wanted to be the singer, so they made a rule that no one wasn't the singer. Dave & Zack's beards were taking form but not Vincent's-- just sideburns. Red sideburns.
The songs were so fuckin' dumb. Just dumber than dirt. Dumber than that horse you fucked. Bonehead Rock. Inspired by some of the dumbest 70s hard & glam rock songs & bands, the dumb just kept getting dumber. Dumb and Loud like an animal.
Oh, how about Machine Animal, then? Zack shaved his old beard and grew a different one.
Shows. Shirts. Shit. Shinola. Nine hours in Sound House with Jack. Enough dumb material for a single Valley King, due out in October. Why not? They're just sitting around growing beards-- might as well.
Yeah, Machine Animal works way better than Animal Machine.
Machine, The - Calmer Than You Are (IMPORT) (LP)
Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The Machine, hailing from Rotterdam, Holland, pair molten stoner rock riffs with a fair dose of retro psych for good measure. The band also excels at incorporating acid-blues jamming that lifts their whole performance into outer space.
Machine, The - Drie (IMPORT) (2LP)
Vinyl only bonus track. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
The band is gaining international attention with their mixture of stoner rock riffing, retro psych and some occasional acid blues jams. "Drie" lets The Machine explore and expand its territories while staying true to their psychedelic stoner rock sound.
Machine, The - Offblast! (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl. Deluxe gatefold sleeve.
These space cadets lift off from the harbor town of Rotterdam but their sprawling jams make us well aware that it doesn’t matter where they call home; their twisted, Hendrix guitar offerings will find you. Familiarity is found in the Palm Desert Fuzz that soak through these songs like the ink in a tie dye shirt, conjuring late night hallucinations of a Kyuss reunion done right.
Machinefabriek - Marijn (IMPORT) (LP)
Vast, brilliant noise from the Netherlands. Woven together from filigrees of diffused sound, the music contained within 'Marijn' is like a slow-burning candle - shedding little light on its source, but nonetheless creating an ambience and glow that can't help but draw you in. Recommended for fans of Merzbow, Squarepusher, and Autechre.
Magnolia - Svarta Sagor (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on black vinyl.
For the fifth time in a row, Ronny Eriksson and his comrades deliver pure '70s gold that manages to grow heavier and meaner with every album. From the Sabbath-flavoured 'Omvag' to the kraut rock spirit of of 'Bortom Staden Av Guld', MAGNOLIA's 'Svarta Sagor' guarantees an extravagant listening experience. How much groove can you possibly retain?!
Major Kong - Doom for the Black Sun (Green) (IMPORT) (LP)
Limited edition on green vinyl.
The debut album by Polish psych-doomsters Major Kong offers instrumental landscapes full of fuzzed heaviness, sucking you straight to the bottom of a hellish swamp. 'Doom For The Black Sun' was recorded live without any overdubs, so you can feel the riff monster rubbing against your skin. The album appears on vinyl for the first time, with a unique sleeve design.
Malachi - Wither to Cover the Tread (LP)
The songs build slowly making as much out of the spaces between the notes as the notes themselves, and when the heavy parts drop, they are HEAVY. The subtle use of electronic noise really augments the songs, which is not always the case with bands that experiment with such touches. If you go apeshit for Oroku, Fall of Efrafa, or Grayceon, you need this LP right now. This is deep, well written stuff with enough nuance to demand the listener's full attention.