The Machine / Lokier - Lokier & The Machine

Spirits Records |




”A1 ”White Room’s” slo-mo headnod film score, kick starts the EP, brooding synths buzzing with electric cocaine gloss, their oscillators fluttering like cyborg butterflies around the pulsating strobelight beat. Creepy. A2 ”Stained Glass” hits tough straight out the gate with subterranean bubbling acid bass and charges headlong into deep psychedelic territory with a goth-inspired guitar, reverb on 11, turning the track into a next-level robo-Giallo monster! B1 ”Pearly Hate” begins as if a menacing swarm of bionic rave bees is slowly surrounding you, the tension of their impending drone amping up steadily as your brain thinks: Do I run? This midtempo Carpenter-esque jam is atmospheric putty in the hands of sleazoned DJ’s and sounds like the beginning of a long, strange trip. B2 ”Red Floor” is a chugging, barely restrained dark disco beast, flagrantly wearing its Weatherall and Neu Beat-ing heart on its tattered sleeve, elliptical melodies keeping you from your sanity with a solid drop for the dancefloor – another one for DJ’s who ride it rough.”