Machine Drum ‎– Urban Biology

Merck ‎– MERCK UB
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


Limited to 2000 copies. With 500 copies containing mixed marbelized colored vinyl.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MERCK 012 Machine Drum Urban Biology(CD, Album, Ltd) Merck MERCK 012 US 2002 Sell This Version
PCD-23272 Machine Drum Urban Biology(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-23272 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
MERCK UB Machine Drum Urban Biology(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Gre) Merck MERCK UB US 2003 Sell This Version



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September 20, 2007

Clearly the best yet from Stewart; under his Machine Drum alias, at least. Extremely glitched-out hip-hop beats cut onto some of the most brilliant melodies I have ever heard. The mastery of rhythm and beats present here is simply the epitome of the direction in which Merck was headed during the early-2000's.

We begin with the ambient introduction of "Cream Soda Part 1" and the beautiful soundscape "Cream Soda Part 2", then cut into some of the best examples of glitch-hop in existence, including the phone-infected "Countchocula" and the blasted-in-your-face speedy cut-ups of "Realization". Next comes the hilarious samples of "Jigga Why", and the conclusion with "Kids World", which just simply could not have been topped as the choice for a conclusion.

All in all, this combination of wonderfully emotive leads and drums, which /never/ sound dull, makes this album one of my favorites of all time.