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The Emperor Machine "Functioning Apewoman"

Coming to you from Staffordshire, U.K., The Emperor Machine has crafted a disco gem single, “Functioning Apewoman,” off The Live Emperor Machine. The song twinkles like the demented soundtrack of …

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Various Death Before Distemper 2: Revenge of the Iron Ferret

To speak of DC Recordings merely in dancefloor terms is to miss the mark. On the U.K. label’s second compilation, paranoid-disco provocateurs Padded Cell and The Emperor Machine step out …

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Padded Cell "Faces Of The Forest"

London-based duo Padded Cell brings to mind the post-punk heyday of early ’80s New York in an uncanny way. Listening to “Faces Of The Forest,” you might think you’re hearing …

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Kelpe "Colours Don't Leak Pt. 1"

After the release of 2005’s Sunburnt Eyelids, Kel Mckeown, better known as Kelpe went on a three-year hiatus in search of sound on the lake shores of Europe. Ex-Aquarium, his …

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The Oscillation Out of Phase

For better or worse, Demian Castellanos’ predominantly instrumental project, The Oscillation, is hard to quantify, and therein breeds the madness. On Out of Phase, Castellanos undulates jelly-drunk around several fairly …

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The Oscillation Head Hang Low

The Orichalc Phase 12″s ranked high in my top 10 these last two years. Demian Castellanos, the man behind the project, now comes with a complete album on DC as …

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The Emperor Machine Vertical Tones and Horizontal Noise Part 5 EP

You gotta love The Emperor. The man has that BBC Workshop thing going on, combined with the maximum amount of funk that’s probably allowed per individual living in Stafford. Lashings …

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Emperor Machine Vertical Tones and Horizontal Noise

Working solo as Emperor Machine, Andy Meecham’s second LP is another departure from the acid revivalism that marks his work as Chicken Lips. Vertical Tones is a compendium of 12″s …

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Padded Cell Signal Failure

Much like Emperor Machine’s off-kilter approach to disco, Padded Cell throws out the rulebook for their debut, offering two sci-fi-tinged, dark, dubby house masterpieces. “Signal Failure” is the a-side for …

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The Octagon Man vs. Depth Charge I Dream

Veteran rhythm king J Saul Kane pits his identities against each other to gratingly irresistible results. The title track sprinkles samples of sheep bleats (you read right) over some grimy …

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