The Siege – Zama (WAAM-03) Available TODAY

August 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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Third times a charm, so it has been said. The Siege returns for number three in We Are All Machine’s catalog and this dog hunts. WAAM 03, Zama, finds the Siege exploring the psychedelic frontiers of modern dance. With 3 representing creativity, optimism, and renewal, it has become illuminated, in retrospect, that the Siege was subconsciously driven to birth these three tracks about time travel, rejuvenation, emotional exhaustion spurred by creation, loss, overexertion, and hope, among other uniquely human themes.

Applying recently developed techniques, incorporating newfound vintage gear, and hitting their production stride, Zama is the Siege’s most vocal laden and richly textured work to date. Swirling dub, art funk, and minimal psychedelia all conspire in a dense, dance mélange reminiscent of slow braised pork mole; ostensibly simple, yet delightfully delicious.

The cresting pads, hypnotic, layered beats, post rock sensibilities, and absurdist art that have all burrowed into the Siege’s collective psyches for many decades are slowly revealing themselves in each new production they create. They keep searching back further and further to find deeper inspiration to go farther and you needn’t search beyond Zama to see the truth in this.

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Aphotic Segment @ Corktown Strut Festival

June 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm

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It’s feels like it’s been dugeon ages since we released music under “The Siege” project. Alas… i’m here to inform you, the wait is over! The Siege will be performing live @ Katoi as a part of the Aphotic Segment program during the first annual Corktown Strut Festival. To add even greater excitement, the party will be in celebration of the brothers’ new 12-inch release entitled “Zama”. Zama is a 3-track EP of wizard sounds, demonstrating what the brothers do best behind their gear. It also marks the third release in the We Are All Machines catalog, with a fourth slated for the end of the year. Zama will be available online and at select retailers beginning July 1st 2016. Below are a few snippets from the up-coming EP, if you care to dabble. for tickets to Corktown Strut visit HERE

The Quietus Charts Aphotic Segment Mix

January 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm

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The Quietus is a British online indie music and pop culture magazine, focusing on arts news, reviews, and features. The site is an editorially independent publication composed of a group of freelance journalists, critics, and all-around music aficionados.

Every year, the Quietus staff comprises an end of the year list detailing their favorite music re-issues and dj mixes, and to great excitement, acknowledges the Karl Meier Aphotic Segment mix from this past summer, as one of their favorites of the 2014. Even greater, is that Karl’s set clocks in at a highly esteemed 14 out of 100. So to the Quietus, we say “Thank You!”. We express much gratitude and respect and we look forward to providing you with many more timeless recordings, for your listening pleasure. You can view their list of 100 re-issues and mixes HERE.

Self-Titled Label of the Month: The Bunker New York

October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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If you’re a electronic music enthusiast and you’ve found yourself in Brooklyn eagerly anticipating a sweaty techno party, chances are that a friend has directed you into the dark environs of a Bunker party. The weekly turned monthly Bunker events started in 2003 and were the brainchild of Bryan Kasenic, a native Pittsburgher, who relocated to New York in the late 90′s. From its inception at Manhattan’s Subtonic, Bryan Kasenic has grown the Bunker into one of the most internationally acclaimed monthly events and a seriously kick ass record label, to boot. Bryan sits down with Self-titled Magazine to talk early musical inspirations, the evolution of the Bunker and how it has affected the electronic music landscape of New York. Oh yes, Bryan also contributed a stellar dj mix, featuring “Snow Day” off the newest We Are All Machines release, “What We’ll Be – Subject / Object”. Dig in!

Read The interview here