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Unearthed Review: Unfolding Machines. Two stars

By johnboy - 23 February 2011 2

unfolding machines

Today Unearthed Review is trancing with Unfolding Machines.

There are over 700 Canberra bands with tracks on the TripleJUnearthed website. In 2011 we’re going to explore them. (Previous reviews are available)

Today’s random selection is Unfolding Machines who explains himself thusly:

In 2005 I started having a go at programming music on a spare PC & got a taste for making tunes as quickly as possible.

Over time I collected a number of electronic & conventional instruments and I’ve since moved away from using a computer to play & record (with a year or two away from making any music). Through actually playing instruments and devices, I’ve ended up with a better focus on what actually creates mood in music & then realised the minor and suspended keys are what captures my imagination.

As of 2008-2009 the only thing that’s really changed about my music is that there’s a gradual progression towards genuine skill and that I’ve begun doing the odd performance. People always freak out when an electronic musician pulls out 2 samplers, a synth, no laptops & a bunch of effects pedals usually designed for guitarists. Audiences and listeners have been spoiled by the extensive use of computers in making electronic music and my goal (when performing live) is to remind people that electronic music was originally performed on instruments. After all, what’s more interesting: someone PLAYING music or just REplaying music?

In 2009 I’ve consolidated my position as a hardware based producer looking at electronic music as an outsider to electronic scenes. Go to myspace.com/unfoldingmachinessince2005 to hear a full album’s worth tracks for free. You’ll hear elements of breaks, post rock, instrumental hip hop, dub & dubstep used in equal measures.

If you dig what you’re hearing, get in contact & I’m happy to have a chat.

Beep. Plink. Doop.

There’s nothing to dislike here.

And if you view the purpose of music being to spike up your computers visualiser then it’s great. People who don’t want to be distracted by music will like it too.

Although one images computers could make that happen without human intervention.

I can imagine that Adam Beardo has a great time making this music, and as a soundtrack to the right video it could be sensational.

But on its own, well, just a little flat.

Two Stars

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Spykler 8:52 pm 25 Feb 11

Sorry, http://www.bandcamp.com. His 2010 stuff is there.

Spykler 8:43 pm 25 Feb 11

This guy’s beats are word.Try bandcamp for updated tunes.

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