Background/Info: John Lindqwister (also involved with Cat Rapes Dog) and Richard Flow (also member of Vision Talk) are back on track with this new 4-track EP. “Black Tide” is an appetizer to welcome this Swedish duo’s third full length album planned for the end of this year.
Content: Machinsta stands for pure synth-pop music in the purest Swedish tradition. Next to the title song, which is also featured as ‘demo’-version you’ll discover 2 remixes of the song “Dark Heart Of Me”, which was originally released on their previous album “Garmonbozia” (2015). The remixes have been accomplished by Apoptygma Berzerk and DNTR.
+ + + : The title song is cool and I especially like the chorus, but the real attention grabber is the old-styled 80s sounding remix of “Dark Heart Of Me” by Apoptygma Berzerk. It injects an exciting vintage flavor to the work.
– – – : As I already said “Black Tide” is a cool song, but definitely not the best Machinista-song I’ve ever heard. I expect a bit more from the new album.
Conclusion: Except a great remix from an ‘old’ song by Apoptygma Berzerk, this EP is an honest, but not a groundbreaking production.
Best songs: “Dark Heart Of Me – Apoptygma Berzerk Remix”, “Black Tide”.