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The 4am: 18 – Machinespeaks

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18: Machinespeaks


Maddest Kings Alive – “Measles” (4:02)

Clique Talk – “Sputter” (6:29)

Xykogen – “My Unquiet Mind” (4:04)

Bokeh – “In October We Will” (7:28)

Electronic noises, this week. Just brief notes again, sorry:

Maddest Kings Alive get as close to 8bit postrock as I’ve ever heard. Or will probably ever hear. Clique Talk are from Chicago and I know nothing else about them save that they claim to be fanboys. Xykogen have a new, free album out this month, at this link. Bokeh is Mandy Matz, known to longtime readers & listeners as Theory Anesthetic, working with Mykel Boyd, multitalented founder of the Somnimage label.

I hope you like what you find. Next week will probably be all guitars.

EDIT: apparently the mp3 Xykogen sent me was fucked up somehow, and they desire that you go here to listen to “My Unquiet Mind” in the form they intended (and also you can download it and the rest of the album it’s on for free!).

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  1. KBKarma KBKarma

    Maddest Kings Alive sound pretty good. I’m a moderate fan of postrock (as in, I know of one postrock band, Mono, and love ’em to pieces). Thanks for the link.

  2. All good. Very good. However, Xykogen and Bokeh are pushing the envelope to ‘extraordinary’. I’m currently listening to #17 now as I’m elbow-deep in Photoshop. This is just… neat!

  3. Aesop Aesop

    Love love love Sputter.

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