The Secret Machines

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Re: The Secret Machines

#21 Post by kv » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:57 pm

prob not gonna be they aren't THAT great tbh lol way too much build up years after the fact lol


good band yes ...major life changer no

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Re: The Secret Machines

#22 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:33 pm

kv wrote:prob not gonna be they aren't THAT great tbh lol way too much build up years after the fact lol

good band yes ...major life changer no
Agreed. Good though the 3 albums and other music is or was, I really felt they had a lot of unfulfilled potential.

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Re: The Secret Machines

#23 Post by Essence_Smith » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:35 am

Pandemonium wrote:
kv wrote:prob not gonna be they aren't THAT great tbh lol way too much build up years after the fact lol

good band yes ...major life changer no
Agreed. Good though the 3 albums and other music is or was, I really felt they had a lot of unfulfilled potential.
Yeah it was a decent listen...good not great, but I have certainly seen worse recommended here, lol... thanks... :wave:

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Re: The Secret Machines

#24 Post by Hokahey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:20 am

I think they're amazing. But taste is taste. I wouldn't say theyre life changing, but how many bands are?

I will repeat this isn't a band you can hear some clips or a song or two and have an opinion on. This is an album band.

You also have to have a taste for melancholy. Much of their best work has a rather sad undercurrent. I mean, they have a song called Alone, Jealous and Stoned. :lol: Sums up many of their best songs IMO.

I think people hear the Bonham drums and swirly electronics and want something this band isn't, a modern Zeppelin. That's where the "unfulfilled potential" comes in. This is often very introspective music. Something to listen to through headphones alone.

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Re: The Secret Machines

#25 Post by feathers mcgraw » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 pm

Sat in the dark with a spliff and the headphones on and listened to Ten Silver Drops last night. Absolutely fucking brilliant.

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Re: The Secret Machines

#26 Post by kv » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:40 pm

i don't know how so many missed this the first time around but so it goes...

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Re: The Secret Machines

#27 Post by Hokahey » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:09 pm

feathers mcgraw wrote:Sat in the dark with a spliff and the headphones on and listened to Ten Silver Drops last night. Absolutely fucking brilliant.
Nice!

I Hate Pretending is such a good song.

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Re: The Secret Machines

#28 Post by esqfool » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:42 am

Took me a while to get in sync with this band, but I've been on board for years. I can still remember going and chilling in my hotel rather than seeing them at Lolla in 2006, not the smartest move on my behalf. I got way into them right after that. The last album's first 4 or so songs are killer to me. Definitely an acquired taste. I find myself listening to them a lot in the winter.

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Re: The Secret Machines

#29 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:35 pm

I love being the bearer of great news.....

The Secret Machines have reconvened and put out a new album "Awake in the Brain Chamber" last month and it is fucking excellent. I really discovered it was out by accident surfing YouTube late last night. All the songs are on streaming platforms but a physical release doesn't happen until late November w/CD and Vinyl. I will say several songs have a "sameness" about them, but really it's a minor quibble. Here's just a few songs:






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Re: The Secret Machines

#30 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:35 pm

New Idles:


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Re: The Secret Machines

#31 Post by tvrec » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:55 pm

Enjoying the new Idles and Secret Machines, only quibble is that the Idles record didn't include digital with the vinyl. Rip roaring nonetheless.

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