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Propagandap: Machinery

Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop
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p: Machinery
Frozen Faces

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List of versions of p:Machinery and where to find them:

– 'p:Machinery' 3:49 / The original version. Released on 'A Secret Wish' LP and US/Japan CD.

– 'p:Machinery' 3:51 / Slightly reworked version with guitar added. Released on the first 7" single and 'A Secret Wish' UK/Europe CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Polish)' 9:24 / Including a 1:15 reprise at the end. Released on the first (Polish) 12" single.

– 'p:Machinery (Passive)' 3:44 / A unique mix resembling the 7" mix, but without snare, with emphasized guitar, and with different reverb. Released on the first (Polish) 12" single, and on the 1995 releases with T-Empo remixes, where the mix is incorrectly titled as 'Passive - Original 7" Mix'.

– 'p:Machinery (Beta)' 9:30' / Released on the second (β) 12" single and on the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Beta)' 8:00 / Short version including a new intro. Released on the 'I Q 6 Zang Tumb Tuum Sampled' compilation (and the 2015 CD reissue) and on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play / A Compact Introduction To Propaganda' compilation CD.

– '(the Beta Wraparound Of) p:Machinery' / Released on the second (Reactivate) 7" single. // Aka 'p:Machinery (Goodnight 32)' 4:12 / Released on 'A Secret Wish' 2010 2xCD reissue.

– '(the Beta Wraparound Of) p:Machinery' 10:47 / Same as the full 'p:Machinery (Beta)' but including the 1:15 reprise at the end. Released on the third (Reactivate) 12" single and 'Wishful Thinking' 2012 CD reissue.

– 'p:Machinery (the Voiceless Beta Wraparound Edit)' 4:25: Released on 'Wishful Thinking' 2012 CD reissue.

– 'Machined' 6:54 / Released on 'Wishful Thinking'.

– 'Complete Machinery' [1. Introduction - 2. p:Machinery (Connected) - 3. Separation - 4. Frozen Faces] 19:02 / 'p:Machinery (Connected)' here is an exclusive mix including parts of the original p:Machinery and Polish mixes. Released on cassette single and on 'The Art Of The 12", Volume Three (A Soundtrack For Living)' on CD.

– 'Extracts From The Cassette Complete Machinery Including p:Machinery (Passive) And Frozen Faces' 10:57 / 'p:Machinery (Connected)' here is replaced by a instrumental version of 'p:Machinery', "Frozen Faces" is included and (contrary to the cassette single) the 1:15 reprise from "p:Machinery (Polish)" is added at the end. Released on the second (β) 12" single and on the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Connected)' 12:52 / The first two-thirds of the Complete Machinery; does not include 'Frozen Faces' or the coda right before it. Released on the German version of the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Zbigniew Rybczynski Video Mix)' 4:37 / Similar to 'p:Machinery (Passive)' with a longer outro. Released on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Alpha)' 1:59 / Released on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Adventurous Edit)' 3:45 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p:Machinery (The Adventure Continues)' 12:03 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p:Machinery (Adventurous Instrumental)' 12:03 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p: Machinery "97" (Nicolosi Original Mix)' / Released on the 1996 Italian 12".

– 'p: Machinery "97" (Nicolosi Club Mix)' / Released on the 1996 Italian 12".

Parts of 'p:Machinery' have also been released as 'Thought (Part II)' on 'Wishful Thinking' and on 'A Secret Wish' 2010 2xCD reissue.

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Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985-07-29, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 12UK1985UK1985
Cover of p: Machinery β, 1985-07-29, Vinylp: Machinery β
12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
ZTT – 12 X ZTAS 12UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985-11-25, Vinylp: Machinery (Reactivate)
12", 45 RPM
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 21UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
12", 45 RPM
AR
Island Records – 0-96835US1985US1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985-11-25, Vinylp: Machinery (Reactivate)
7", 45 RPM, Single
ZTT – ZTAS 21UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985-07-29, Vinylp: Machinery
7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
ZTT – ZTAS 12, ZTT – ZTAS12UK1985UK1985
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Stereo
Island Records – 602 014-213, ZTT – 602 014Europe1985Europe1985
Cover of p: Machinery (p: Plastic), 1985-07-29, Vinylp: Machinery (p: Plastic)
12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
Clear
ZTT – 12 PZTAS 12, ZTT – 12 ZTAS 12UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
ZTT – 884 368-1, Island Records – 884 368-1France1985France1985
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
7", Single, 45 RPM
ZTT – 884 368-7, Island Records – 884 368-7France1985France1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Complete Machinery, 1985-08-00, CassetteComplete Machinery
Cassette, Single
Chrome, Dolby
ZTT – CTIS 12UK1985UK1985
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985-11-25, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM
Polystar – R13D-2016, Island Records – R13D-2016Japan1985Japan1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Island Records – 107 606, Island Records – 107 606-100, ZTT – 107 606, ZTT – 107 606-100
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Europe1985Europe1985
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Cover of p: Machinery, 1985-08-00, Vinylp: Machinery
7", Limited Edition, Single, 45 RPM
Clear
ZTT – PZTAS 12, ZTT – ZTAS 12UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985-08-00, Vinylp: Machinery
12"; 12"
Clear
; All Media, Single, Limited Edition
ZTT – noneUK1985UK1985
Cover of P-Machinery, 1985, VinylP-Machinery
12", Promo, 45 RPM
Island Records – DMD 908US1985US1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
12", Maxi-Single
Island Records – F-602.014Spain1985Spain1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM
Island Records – IS-1057Canada1985Canada1985
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Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
7", Single, Promo, Stereo, Mono
ZTT – ZTAS 12 DJUK1985UK1985
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Cover of P: Machinery, 1985, VinylP: Machinery
7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Island Records – A-107.606Spain1985Spain1985
Recently Edited
Cover of P. Machinery (Reactivate), 1985, VinylP. Machinery (Reactivate)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Island Records – F-601.922, Island Records – F-601922, Island Records – 12 ZTAS 21
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Spain1985Spain1985
New Submission
Cover of P: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985, VinylP: Machinery (Reactivate)
7", 45 RPM, Single
Island Records – A 107807, Island Records – A-107.807, Island Records – ZTAS 21
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Spain1985Spain1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery β, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery β
12", 45 RPM
ZTT – ZTASX 12, Island Records – ZTASX 12Italy1985Italy1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
7", 45 RPM
ZTT – ZTAS 12, Island Records – ZTAS 12Italy1985Italy1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery β, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery β
12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
Festival Records – X 14233, Island Records – X 14233, ZTT – 12 XZTAS 12
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New Zealand1985New Zealand1985
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Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
Single, 45 RPM, 7"
Island Records – K-9825, ZTT – K-9825, Island Records – ZTAS-12, ZTT – ZTAS-12
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Australia1985Australia1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Dacapo – 10.602014.30, ZTT – 10.602014.30Portugal1985Portugal1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985-11-25, Vinylp: Machinery (Reactivate)
12"
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 21UK1985UK1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985-08-00, Vinylp: Machinery
2×12"; All Media, Limited Edition
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 12, ZTT – 12 PZTAS 12UK1985UK1985
New Submission
Cover of P: Machinery, 1985, VinylP: Machinery
7"
Island Records – 97035Canada1985Canada1985
Cover of P: Machinery, 1985, VinylP: Machinery
7", Single, Promo
Island Records – A-107.606Spain1985Spain1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Island Records – 602 014-213, ZTT – 602 014-213, Island Records – 602 014, ZTT – 602 014
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Europe1985Europe1985
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Cover of P: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985, VinylP: Machinery (Reactivate)
12", 45 RPM
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 21, Island Records – 602 014Germany1985Germany1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985-11-25, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Promo
Polystar – R13D-2016, Island Records – R13D-2016Japan1985Japan1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
7", Single
Island Records – D07D-2007Japan1985Japan1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery β, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery β
12", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
Island Records – X 14233, ZTT – 12 XZTAS 12Australia1985Australia1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
12", 45 RPM
SP
Island Records – 0-96835, ZTT – 0-96835US1985US1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery, 1985, Vinylp: Machinery
Single, 45 RPM, 7"
Island Records – K 9825New Zealand1985New Zealand1985
New Submission
Cover of p: Machinery (Reactivate), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Reactivate)
12", 45 RPM
Generic Sleeve
ZTT – 12 ZTAS 21UK1985UK1985
Recently Edited
Cover of p: Machinery (Polish), 1985, Vinylp: Machinery (Polish)
12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Island Records – 602 014-213, ZTT – 602 014-213, Island Records – 602 014, ZTT – 602 014
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Europe1985Europe1985
New Submission

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cnoaro's avatar
cnoaro
Track A is incorrectly titled on both the label and the sleeve as p: Machinery (Beta), but it actually p: Machinery (Polish), It does not contain the reprise at the end that was included on other versions of the p: Machinery (Polish) 12".
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BrianLyons1
Did ANY copies of this remain clear or did they all turn brown after 35 years?!
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cthulhu303
Lying in bed, unable to fall asleep for one reason or another, I thought that five minutes of night-time music would ease my mind into the comfort of slumber. I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer to five minutes.
I caught the very end of the DJ introducing the next track over the repetitive beats that were starting. They sounded very much as if created by a TR-707. Something so hypnotic seemed appropriate, given the circumstance. Soon, I would be dreaming, I told myself.

Whatever it was, the music was growing in intensity. It was captivating, alternating playful synth layers and nostalgic guitar licks, glockenspiel solos and cascades of piano keys, minimalistic drum segments and brass outbursts. Oh! That sounded like marching orders. And here were lyrics too? This track was becoming better and better... even if it was not improving my sleep!

Suddenly, the radio stopped.
To say I was surprised would be an understatement. Had it been five minutes already? When did radio stations ever played tracks this long? Surely another minute would allow me to hear the end of the track and the title. I had better hurry too, because, certainly, it was almost over.
I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer for one minute.
The music cycled through the afore-mentioned elements again in a way that made the whole sound very orchestral. It was so carefully put together and so efficient it was mesmerising.
The minute passed. The track continued. The radio stopped.

What the fuck!?
I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer for one additional minute, dead certain I would have to snooze it after a few seconds, but also determined to hear the end of the song.
The minute passed. The track continued. The radio stopped.

I could not believe it.
Unable and unwilling to let go, I added a further three minutes to the sleep timer.
The track finished in an explosion of sound. The DJ came back on air at last, after what had to be the longest toilet break in the history of radiophonic broadcast, and gave the title -- the prize I had been hoping for.
I frantically wrote down: Propaganda - Machinery on a random piece of paper, and finally found blissful sleep, impressed by the DJ's daring move to play something so long and uncommercial as that, from beginning to end, even at that hour, and also excited to have discovered such amazing music on national radio, albeit nineteen years after it was released.

A couple of years later, I struck up a conversation with a random bloke at Dr. Walker's Club Camouflage, in Cologne. He confessed to being Dr. Mabuse, or responsible for it -- the music at the club was too loud to clarify. I realised it was somehow related to Propaganda, but by that time, my driver wanted to leave. It turns out he was Andreas Thein, co-founder of Propaganda, who had also created Rififi and was therefore linked to Acid house, the music mostly played in that club. Seemed like a very down-to-earth guy.
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tobymessy
As featured during the basketball game in Miami Vice - episode ‘the fix’ - season 2 from 1986 🧐 ... 🍹🚨😎
warrian's avatar
warrian
P:Machinery (Passive), The Original 7" Mix of the song, is by far my favorite version. It is bizarrely difficult to find on later vintage compilations and various artist-type releases. All of these tend to go with the album version or one of countless extended remixes. It's a shame. This mostly forgotten about 10-year anniversary single is the best sounding version of that specific track that I can find.
Joewiff's avatar
Joewiff
This is interesting!! I have a copy of this but the clear vinyl has gone a Coca-Cola colour over time!!
It looks great and still plays well.
england2's avatar
england2
Edited 7 years ago
Love this CD! Not for p: Machinery (Polish), far too dramatic for me - almost landscape-ish!
For me, it has to be Frozen Faces with that Balearic feel & style which captures the mood of the beat & still keeps it laid back! Brilliant piece of work from '85!
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ReadyBeast
Edited 7 years ago
Subtracks to "Extracts From The Cassette Complete Machinery Including p:Machinery (Passive) And Frozen Faces" are as following:
- Introduction 0:25
- p:Machinery 3:26 / instrumental version
- Separation 0:20
- Frozen Faces 5:28
- p:Machinery (Polish) 1:13

The last segment is the full outro of the "Polish" mix. This segment is not here on the full "Complete Machinery" track.
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Bertone262c
I have this one as 7" ZTT ZTAS12 1985 as a clear vinyl, fitted in a clear plastic sleeve.