Quirk ‎– Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica

Matsuri Productions ‎– MPLP 12, Matsuri Productions ‎– MPLP12
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Institute 6:49
A2 Gagaku 9:31
B1 Ping 8:55
B2 Dance With The Devil 9:45
C The Church Of Sinister Footwork 9:45
D Spy Vs. Spy 8:04
E Mystic Linguistic 9:08
F Lofi Scifi 9:20

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℗ 1998 Matsuri Productions
© 1998 Matsuri Productions
Manufactured in U.K.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 032617 001212

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MPCD 12 Quirk Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Matsuri Productions MPCD 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MP CDP 12 Quirk Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica(CD, Album, Promo) Matsuri Productions MP CDP 12 UK 1997 Sell This Version
66755 70012 2 Quirk Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Wasabi Music Group 66755 70012 2 US 1998 Sell This Version
MP LP 12 Quirk Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica(3xLP, Album, W/Lbl) Matsuri Productions MP LP 12 UK 1998 Sell This Version
MPTCD-08 Quirk Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Matsuri Productions Tokyo MPTCD-08 Japan 1998 Sell This Version



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September 29, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

While many people swear on the Quirk Bible, Quirk has also been a problematic act for me. Sometimes they come up with some really good stuff but most of the time they just bore me. In that vein Machina Electrica & Fornax Chemica would count as more of the same from Quirk. The first disc is pretty uneventful as far as I am concerned. Gagaku's Japanese koto work is interesting for the Japan buff in me for about a minute, before getting lost in the usual Quirk stuff. Dance With The Devil has some flashes of small brillance, but over all all four tracks are more or less throw aways. In a word they are just quirky.

Church of Sinister Footwork however turns things around with a nice epic track that gets the feet moving and the head bobbing. Straight forward, yet groovy and dark, Footwork is definately a keeper. Spy Vs. Spy is next and is another good track. Again groovy and a hair dark, here the bass succeeds in the effect most of the first disc seemed to be going for, but never reached. Disc two redeems the failures of disc one in a good way.

Disc three starts with Mystic Linguistic, a slower (although not downtempo) track that is moody and somewhat funky. Again a good track. Lofi Scifi adds some nice breaky. DnB elements to the mix. The mood is sort of spacey, yet off kliter and unstable. Its an odd, yet still interesting track.

The end result is that, as usual, its a mixed bag. The first 4 tracks I find to be nothing special, while the last 4 are very good with two excellent numbers in there.