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Machine Drum / Bidnezz
Album:Bidnezz Collection:General
Artist:Machine Drum Added:Nov 2004
Label:Merck Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-15 Pull Date:2005-01-17 Charts:RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jan 16Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 03, 2022:Pumping Iron (rebroadcast from Apr 2, 2018)
Time Turned Over Itself
4.Oct 16, 2016:Pumping Iron
Hollis (Remix)
2.Jan 28, 2022:Pumping Iron (rebroadcast from Apr 2, 2018)
Time Turned Over Itself
5.Aug 30, 2008:Lost and Found
Break Stylez
3.Apr 02, 2018:Pumping Iron
Time Turned Over Itself
6.Aug 21, 2005:Dancing in Outer Space
Hollis (Remix)

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2004-11-15 
OH FUCK YES. Finally!
Machine Drum is a flagship artist on Merck, my new favorite electronica label. This is his third full release. The older two albums, by the way, are glitch-hop classics, so I can't tell you how excited I am to welcome Machine Drum into KZSU circulation.

Machine Drum crafts abstractly jazzy glitch-hop (super glitchy, broken instrumental hip hop beats). Imagine an even weirder, texturally thicker (and arguably more intellectual) Prefuse 73. Every aspect is heavily cut-up, from the unintelligible vocal samples to the beats to the electronic melodies... kind of like an audio strobe light. If robots had colorful souls and wanted to express themselves, this is the kind of music they’d make.

Track 15 is the illest shit since like, Malaria.
Other favorites include: 3, 9, 13, 21.

- Captain Dee, 11/2004

Noisy ambient interludes: 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 16, 19
Hard-hitting glitch-hop beats: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21
In-between: 18, 20, 22

Selected Highlights:
1. Loud crashing sustained synths. (1:13)
**3. Vinyl crackling, abstractly jazzy keys, disjointed, absolutely sick beat. (3:21)
*5. Staccato melody and beat, unintelligible distorted hip hop lyrics. The beat is downtempo first, but then it picks up into a fast, drum & bass-ish jam. (4:50)
*6. Heavily cut up, stop & start fuzzy, beat with very cut up singing. Later: pretty sparkling chimes. (3:38)
*8. Funky vibe, in an abstract sense. Infectious "clapping beat" with some nice breaks. At times, spooky ambience floats over. (3:26)
**9. High, flute-ish melody loop playfully interacts with hard-hitting, head-bobbing hip-hop beat and electronics. (4:03)
10. FCC: "Fuck"s. Videogame noises with absurd speech samples. (0:47)
11. Clicking beat, tons of clanky sound effects, cut-up electronic chords. (3:21)
*13. Soulful, super distorted vocals with a jazzy, uptempo, more traditional hip-hop beat. Trippy pieces of melodies. (4:42)
***15. Sleak jazzy chords, stuttered samples. Devastating beat develops halfway through. Sick sick sick!!! How can something this robotic be so soulful?? (5:30)
*17. Fuzzy, almost hopeful chords drop over scurrying beat and goofy notes.
The second half gets funky and playful… in a crazy computer way. (3:19)
18. Slow, quiet beat... like a journey in some secret underground cave. (3:57)
*19. Ambient electronic, ripples that have a transcendental feel. (1:34)
*21. Complex, fast rolling beat over melodic, cheerful fuzz. Bitchin'! (5:07)
22. Surprisingly chill... like the soundtrack to a very bizarre dream. (3:51)

Track Listing
1.Entrau 12.Wiggle
2.Disa Bling 13.Wallis & Futuna (Remix)
3.&&Legs 14.Dog Actually (Remix)
4.Babbling 15.Hollis (Remix)
5.Bill O Wads 16.Badgerman
6.Stevie Bam Jackson 17.Break Stylez
7.Worldcomin 18.Choech
8.Offs 19.End of C
9.Mltply 20.Test Yo Strengths
10.Hipsteos 21.Time Turned Over Itself
11.Inner Outer 22.Ladle