‘Man Made Machine’ was born when American-French duo Bryan Black and Oly Grasset were on tour with Depeche Mode – and boy does it show! Whereas their previous three albums were about viciously effective stentorian techno, Motor’s latest touts 11 goth-electro songs that sit midway between Depeche and classic industrial popsters Nitzer Ebb. In fact, Martin Gore from the former and Douglas McCarthy from the latter are on guest vocals, alongside Gary Numan and 90s disco siren Billie Ray Martin. And while tracks such as ‘In The Dark’ and ‘Between The Night’ muster the band’s previous punk techno zest, this has a gloomy retro tint that doesn’t always play to their strengths.
File under Electronic body music
Download ‘Man Made Machine’, Hyper Lust’, ‘In The Dark’
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