What We’ll Be – Subject / Object – PREVIEW

August 6, 2014 at 5:12 pm

We Are All Machines is blisteringly excited to announce our newest forthcoming record by What We’ll Be (WWB), who is a Chicago-based experimental music duo comprised of WAAM co-founder Pipé Scuttleworth and friend, Jeremiah Klinger. These gents are kicking off their first ever recorded project with a 4-track EP of meticulously crafted, textural beats that hum with kind of sonic emotion that draws the listener into a dreamy haze of washing synths, drone tones, and pumping kick drums. It’s electronic music with influence, bringing together a post-rock and techno influence felt on many of the Spectrum Spools and Kranky label releases.

The EP will be made available to the public by the end of August, early September. Sample a preview of WWB’s newest record from the soundcloud widget above. Enjoy!

Todd Osborn – Recorded Live @ Aphotic Segment – 06/01/2014

July 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Todd Osborn offers up a spectacular 2-hour deejay mix of wide-ranging gems.  Similarly to his distinguished RBMA radio program, Todd balances this mix with both a dance music aesthetic and listener’s environment in mind, opting out of a steady mono-groove and instead, preferring a more sinuous musical narrative. Post-punk, psychedelic, techno, funk and soul, it’s a Rambo slow roll of emotion, that only an Osborn set could produce. It’s like a proper and scenic week of vacation, rather than a 3-day banger that’s over before it’s even conscious. It will captivate you to the point when you start chasing the next one, and then the next one, and then the next one, forever, hoping it will never end. Godspeed!

Todd’s mix was recorded live, at Nancy Whiskey for the June 2014 addition of Aphotic Segment and will be available for a limited time. Make sure to plant this on your hard drive, asap! You won’t be disappointed.  Download directly from the soundcloud link, HERE

WAAM Boom Pow Cast 03 w/ Drew Pompa

April 29, 2014 at 5:50 am


We Are All Machines co-founder and operator, Drew Pompa, re-records his dj set from last month’s Powell event for the latest WAAM Boom Pow Cast.  Setting things off for the evening’s musical curation, Pompa creates a proper opening set aesthetic by combining a mix of ethereal and dance floor records, consciously building the momentum from start to finish.

The intro features a blend between Zombi’s Steve Moore and prolific sound-scapers John Carpernter and Alan Howarth; a heavenly transition that exudes a sort of euphoric but dark sublimity that saunters into dark-wave and dub.  It isn’t until the halfway mark, that Pompa pops the clutch into high gear when he drops the Soft Moon’s “Crush”. This signals the turning point in the mix, where the embers begin to ignite a firestorm of sound and energy before ending on a high note with Colder’s “Wrong Baby”.  Enough words now, just take a listen.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Stream from the widget below or download directly from the soundcloud page, HERE.

01) Steve Moore – Endless Mountains
02) John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – Wing Kong Exchange
03) Ssleeperhold – Beatslave
04) Salem – Trapdoor
05) Andy Stott – Dark Details
06) Battilus – Concrete (Andy Stott Remix)
07) Asss / Medicine – This Place is A Wreck
08) John Foxx & The Maths – Talk
09) Shakleton – Into The Void
10) Tom Noble – Nobilizer
11) The Souless Party – Empty Runway
12) The Soft Moon – Crush
13) The KVB – Again & Again
14) Ike Yard – Cherish 8 (Recombinate Remix)
15) Innergaze – Mutual Dreaming
16) M.O.E.V. – In Your Head
17) Silent Servant – Invocation of Lust
18) Blood Music – Side A
19) Demdike Stare – Bando Thadol
20) NWW & Stereolab – Trippin’ With the Birds
21) Suicide – Dream Baby Dream
22) Colder – Wrong Baby

Something Cold – Recorded Live @ St. Cece’s – 3/07/14

April 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm


Bits, pieces, particles, perhaps sonic frequency remnants, are starting to surface from last month’s Powell event in Detroit.  This inaugural tour in the states, featuring Diagonal imprint boss, Oscar Powell, went off as one would have expected; intimate, cavernous, loud, and a tidbit surly, if I may add.  It was a day beleaguered early on by misfortune and adversity but later ended in sigh of relief from said previous tribulations, and joyous celebration was able to ensue.  We’ll never forget it.  A memorable night, indeed!

Something Cold deejays Justin Carver and Dan Stolarski, who can be credited with really setting the tone for that evening, have provided us with another one of these memorable remnants.  Below, you’ll find Justin and Dan’s two-hour opening set, choked full of mind benders that take you through a proper journey of minimal wave, industrial and techno.  It’s the king of its kind, dropping a mix of heavy hitters, from the early pioneers of industrial that include Skinny Puppy, Godflesh and Eslpendor Geometrico to the electro bliss of Squadra Blanco and Charles Manier.  Midway through, Dan cues up DJ Buz’s “Warrior Charge” (among many other proper jams), ensuring that for the listener’s purpose, that a such a fine session of music completes itself without a dull moment in one’s mind.  Check it!

Something Cold DJ sets from Powell (Diagonal Records) 3/07/14 @ St. Ceces Detroit, MI by Justin Carver on Mixcloud