Even having heard the project in full, there’s a lot left to the imagination – there are still many questions about the meanings of these songs & the feelings involved in the creative process; as was often the case with genuine grunge & alternative rock music.
Their lyrics intrigue & mystify, they offer insight & provoke a certain level of thought that’s brilliantly backed up by the mood of the music.
Not since the days of Incubus & System Of a Down has a band taken to such unpredictable, deeper than deep, observational & reflective songwriting, particularly not alongside of such entrancing & skillful musicianship.
It’s as if they’re reminding us that time is the eternal burden, and as each hour passes, one can only approach the end.
A uniquely conceptual collection that bends & breaks just about any of the supposed rules regarding genre & style.
It envelops you more & more, becoming complex & entrancing as the energy rises higher.
You don’t get too many rock songs or songs from any genre these days that take something so interesting & unexpected & re-imagine it in a new form.
Honesty drives the project, creative expression navigates. If you’ve been keenly anticipating a project that is nothing like its peers, nothing like you’ll have heard before; this is for you.
Lemesios exerts a certain musical prowess & level of experience on this project, his background in scoring music for film has resulted in a totally unique, cinematic experience, which also offers a definite level of provocative songwriting.
It’s interesting to hear the two artists – who seem so very different from one another – access the same moment of artistry. This is creativity at its most freely meandering & thoughtful.
The very concept of a sacrament seems a strange one to connect with this gathering of tracks. Its intriguing & there’s undoubtedly something eerily appealing about it all – perhaps it’s the uncomfortable process of some sort of musical baptism or cleansing.
The only thing more powerful than the performance is the writing, and surely the only thing better than listening to Dirty Machine – is seeing them live.