Stunning artwork and innovative packaging from Middle Pillar!
Sounding like Rush at times,Battery at other times, and occasionally dipping into the Middle Ages,The Machine In The Garden's latest offering, One Winter's Night,provides us with 52 minutes of enjoyment, but I suspect we won't belistening to it many more times in the future.
The discordant vocals, crashing cymbals, raw and repetitive piano line(IO's Departure), nauseating rhythms and vocal effects (TheseIllusions) detract from the kick-ass bass line and danceable rhythms ofother songs, such as Control. Miserere Mei and Shakespeare-penned FearNo More are stunning with their classical harmonies, very tastefulvoice processing, clean snyths, sharp beats and pretty piano. WindowsOf Their Eyes and Everything Alone, are pretty in their folkishsimplicity.. A wildly inconsistent album - incongruous as a machine inthe garden!