ALEX MONK: The Safety Machine (Smeraldina-Rima)

themilkman on Jan 19th 2011 01:11 am

Alex Monk: The Safety Machine

The Safety Machine
Smeraldina-Rima 2011
13 Tracks. 72mins36secs

Norman Records: LP

London-based Alex Monk is not exactly a new comer. Although he has only so far released a couple of very limited CDRs, he has been perfecting his style by regularly playing live sets which often rely on improvisation. Using a wide array of instruments, acoustic electric and electronic, he finds himself experimenting somewhere between dreamy pop/folk songs, kosmische-infused electronics and atmospheric drones.

Released on very limited vinyl (300 copies) and digital editions, The Safety Machine is a rather disconcerting offering, which spends much of its time tricking the listener into thinking it is something, only to move the goalpost again and again. Continue Reading »

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