Members of Fucked Up and Power Trip have coalesced to create the throbbing musical beast that is Masterpiece Machine. Imagine pounding the drum of Psalm-era Ministry with flashes of Nine Inch Nails, massive rock riffs, cinematic electronics, and post-hardcore influenced vocals. Rotting Fruit b/w Letting You In On A Secret is their debut 12” single. In this chaotic world, industrial influenced music seems more relevant than ever as it channels the unstoppable wheels of a mutating mass of electronic and biological matter lurching towards an unknown destination.
Singer Riley’s love of comics led to a collaboration with celebrated comic artist and animator Lale Westvind, known for critically acclaimed works such as Grip, Hot Dog Beach and Hyperspeed to Nowhere. Lale’s art for Rotting Fruit/Letting You In On A Secret perfectly captures the aforementioned musical qualities as technological chimeras made up of biological matter cruise a desert landscape seemingly without purpose, while simultaneously racing towards the future head on.
Masterpiece Machine is Jonah, Mike and Riley
Mastered by Will Killingsworth
Recorded and Mixed by Alex Gamble at The Hive, Toronto
Vocals recorded by Jojo
Original artwork by Lale Westvind
Masterpiece Machine logo by Daniel Murphy
released February 13, 2020
Out on Quality Control HQ in Europe and Triple B Records in North America.
200 blue/pink marbled vinyl
300 on orange vinyl
supported by 8 fans who also own “Rotting Fruit / Letting You In On a Secret”
“Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress” is a ripping album. My favorite thing about the physical vinyl version is that the program repeats on side B. I’m not aware of another album that does this and I think it’s awesome. arends815
supported by 7 fans who also own “Rotting Fruit / Letting You In On a Secret”
I mean what else can you really say here? The more sludgy, stoner and druggy as Pigsx7 gets... they always find new ways to electrify my mind. Case in point: "Rubbernecker." A little Sleep here, some Jane's Addiction there and the Melvins everywhere - Pigsx7 still stand on their own. Seriously, this record is as good as that cover is bad haha. bcb723