Release Date: 10/13/17
An evocative blend of artful electronica with neo-classical piano and futuristic dream-pop
Perpetual Emotion Machine is the 9th album by Radium88 and their first full-length release on Disco Gecko.
Radium88 are Jema Davies (vocals, percussion, guitar) and Tim Thwaites (instruments and production). They met in Nottingham, UK, sometime in the 90's and bonded over a shared initial desire to make music that sounds the way William Gibson reads: dense, quite dark, futuristic, richly textured, strange, yet with moments of humanity, hope and beauty.
In 2004 or thereabouts they stopped playing live, gradually shedding punk and hip-hop influences, absorbing instead ambient electronic and classical influences and devoting their energies to recording a series of increasingly ambitious albums on their own Lotek Recordings label. These albums feature a wide range of live instrumentation in an electronic setting. They were well received critically, and a number of tracks were used to soundtrack TV programmes.
Their sound has evolved into an evocative blend of artful electronica with neo-classical piano and futuristic dream-pop. Here and there are splashes of folk, jazz and psychedelia, creating ethereal and mysterious atmospheres.
While not a concept album, there are recurring themes of the evolving relationship between human and machine. Tracks feature lush ever-shifting textures, chiming, whirring, pulsing synths, the click and clack of exact clockwork, overlaid with echoing heartache-laden vocals of crystalline purity.
|Label: Disco Gecko Recordin|
|Run Time: 1 mins|
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