secret message machine :: orphanville

Nada Alic

Nowadays, it seems as though anyone can play music with little effort required beyond a computer and a few outdated machines and noises. But some people are actually quite creative and particular about the process, people like Secret Message Machine, who is’ extraordinarily prolific, and proficient with just about any instrument. He built his own electric guitar and recorded all the instruments on his album: drums, guitar, synth, air organ, piano, fiddle, horns, etc. and physically manipulated waveforms. He describes his music lyrically, as an existential battle- growing up in the Bible Belt, then having the transformative experience of studying philosophy and psychedelic drug use, he began to reexamine religion and the mysteries of science and nature. He puts it eloquently enough to make you believe that he’s not just another college kid that decided it’d be a cool thing to shed his religious upbringing to be rebellious. He seems thoughful about it. Listening to the album is definitely an experience- as he moves from folk, noise, pop, and hip hop. I really haven’t heard anything like it, despite the textured layers and magical nuances hidden in the songs, it’s just a pleasant listen. My favorite tracks are Orphanville and In The Dust. Listen to more below:

Secret Message Machine- Born Without a Brain

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Secret Message Machine- In the Dust

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Secret Message Machine- Honey and Wine

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One Response to “secret message machine :: orphanville”

  1. Nada Alicon 08 Aug 2010 at 2:48 pm

    secret message machine: listen to this genius multi instrumental bedroom pop: http://ow.ly/2mB7z

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