Statemachine - Short and Explosive
Synthpop A few weeks before Statemachine are about to do their gig at the Arvika festival they released their album 'Short and Explosive'.

Statemachine are old in the industry now and exactly like when you're about to listen to a CD of Mesh you know what you will be delivered. It's so much heart and pain even the most experienced country singer would faint. Still you have to keep in mind that it's really good after all. However there is no big development that you can refer too.

At Statemachine's gigs the band increases the beat a bit, but the on album it's melancholic and a bit slower. Now it sounds like that would be something negative, but that's not the case. Rather praise to Statemachine for increased the beats at their gigs, but have kept the sound that we know them for on the album.

I find the last song on the album, being the strongest, "Battled and Bruised" and also the cover "Painted Black" which every artist seems to have done a cover on. Opposite to allot of other bands, Statemachine actually does it interesting.

All through a good production without any major changes, for good and bad.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Statemachine - Short and Explosive

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2003 by SubSpace Communications
A few weeks before Statemachine are about to do their gig at the Arvika festival they released their album 'Short and Explosive'.

Statemachine are old in the industry now and exactly like when you're about to listen to a CD of Mesh you know what you will be delivered. It's so much heart and pain even the most experienced country singer would faint. Still you have to keep in mind that it's really good after all. However there is no big development that you can refer too.

At Statemachine's gigs the band increases the beat a bit, but the on album it's melancholic and a bit slower. Now it sounds like that would be something negative, but that's not the case. Rather praise to Statemachine for increased the beats at their gigs, but have kept the sound that we know them for on the album.

I find the last song on the album, being the strongest, "Battled and Bruised" and also the cover "Painted Black" which every artist seems to have done a cover on. Opposite to allot of other bands, Statemachine actually does it interesting.

All through a good production without any major changes, for good and bad.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com Jan 01 2003

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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