Gescom ‎– The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used

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Puzl 14:26
Go Sumo 7:28
Go Sheep 8:30

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loriloopsen

loriloopsen

August 29, 2019
referencing The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used, 3xFile, FLAC, EP, RE, CLR408

Is "Go Sheep" here an edit of the original version of the 12" pressing (27 seconds shorter)?
scherben

scherben

June 4, 2019
referencing The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used, 12", CLR408

The cover pays homage to some of the graf kings who were active in Manchester in the 80s and 90s. There are some real legends on there.
Franklin

Franklin

December 22, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
referencing The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used, 12", CLR408

One of Autechre's Gescom collective's finest moments - three tracks that straddled the duo's period between dance floor accessibility and MSP-inspired electronic geekery, The Sounds of Machines updates Kraftwerk's legacy with stunningly original results that haven't aged in the 10 years since it was produced.
'Puzl' sounds like 'Metal on Metal', all hissing machinery and otherworldy percussion. 'Go Sumo' is possibly the group's most listener-friendly outing to date, a shimmering electro track, while 'Go Sheep' takes the former track's main melody and twists it round slo-mo midnight dub kickdrums.
blipseed

blipseed

June 13, 2003
referencing The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used, 12", CLR408
The clear vinyl version of Sounds of Machines does not actually exist, despite being listed in some discographies...
mas_cosas

mas_cosas

February 14, 2002
referencing The Sounds Of Machines Our Parents Used, 12", CLR408

Puzl makes judicious use of Cybotron's Clear (it also inspired the name of the label), a seminal tune from back in the day that many believe kicked off the whole electronic music shebang in the first place. Thank you, Juan Atkins.