With an ice-cold and almost minimalistic sound the Swedish artist 'Emmon' performs her new song 'Machines'. The sound and attitude sounds heavily inspired by a mixture of 'REIN' and early 80s 'Depeche Mode' sounds. Pretty cool if you ask me.
The synths are as vicious as the techno track from the club scene in the movie 'Blade'. But more varied and cleverly arranged. For my taste, 'Emmon' could have packed a bit more lyrics on the song, because in my opinion they are a bit too short here. But somehow I can live with that. I also like 'The Prodigy' and they are not exactly known for their distinctive lyrics.
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Official music video 'Emmon – Machines'
Lyrics of 'Emmon – Machines'
Come to me and feel the love of machines
Hold me and feel the love of machines
And try my regulator
And touch my modulator
Emmon about 'Machines'
'Machines' is an EBM-track packed with thundering basslines and gritty synths, all coming together seamlessly to Emma's characteristically smooth soprano vocals. The industrial-club romantic vibe and insistent pumping beat of the new track is made totally at home in a music video created by Carl Stenlöv (from the film collective SMACK), with it's alternating vigorous and cool calibre.
Emma goes on to explain: “We actually had a completely different video idea from the beginning that went to waste. So in a couple of days I quickly came up with a new idea and borrowed a fantastically nice modular system (a type of analog synth) from "EFN – Escape from noise". Then Carl and I locked ourselves in a dark movie studio for a couple of hours, got a lot of inspiration in the heat of the moment and got loose among light effects, smoke and stroboscopes. Carl edited the video over a night and the result embraces the energy in the song in a very concrete way. If you look closely, you can also see a lot of references to "Twin Peaks" and David Lynch who is one of my biggest sources of inspiration."