Mammals and Computers
Mammals and Computers is one of those discs that stimulates one’s thoughts, sending them soaring over snow capped mountains and through underground hallways lined with control panels. It is heard as a fusion of lovely organic streams and chittering animals with chrome cityscapes and robotic insects. The dark ambience feels ominous at times, daring one to imagine combinations of flesh and circuitry, and yet there is a human touch to it all.
“Almost nothing about Mammals and Computers sounds like the music most are familiar with. There are no guitar solos to be found here, no catchy pop hooks, no pounding drum beat. Each one of the album’s 14 tracks blends together in a field of lush ambience. This is more the type of thing you would imagine ghosts up in some godforsaken forest of trees and blackness would sing, than what you would hear coming out of any sane teenager’s speakers. Each track sounds like some hellish side effect of nature, a noise that only the wind could create, yet instead two men fathered it. There is nothing to catch your attention within the album, no blaring guitars or dancey bass. With the exception of the album’s sporadic vocals, which come out sounding more like the voice of god himself speaking to an unpopulated, post-apocalyptic world than that of a “lead singer”, the only other thing that is strikingly protruding from the album’s noises is the call of seagulls found on track 9, Harmonic Drift.” – The Katz Brothers @ sputnikmusic [ click here for the full review ]