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Sister Machine Gun, The Future Unformed (Wtii Records)




Sister Machine Gun, The Future Unformed (Wtii Records)
CD Reviews: June 11, 2015

06/11/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Sister Machine Gun, The Future Unformed (Wtii Records)

This slithering goth-industrial EP is rooted in the ’90s era of WaxTrax Records (“Wtii” stands for “WaxTrax II”; it’s run by the former Chicago head of WaxTrax), which helped launch Ministry, along with Front 242 and these guys, who, in their earliest incarnation, looked and sounded like Michael Hutchence fronting Skinny Puppy, a den of smoldering, sensuous, occasionally boisterous darkwave. They haven’t released a full-length since 2003’s Influence, but this five-songer gives a good enough indication of where they’ve been and where they’re going, specifically toward more modern electronics but retaining the sex-god warbling of Chris Randall, who was voted as one of Playgirl magazine’s top 10 sexiest musicians back in 1996. Thus I suppose the bullet version of all this is that it’s a glimpse of what INXS might have become in a parallel Earth populated by vampires. A little less glitch than I would have liked, but no, nothing wrong here at all. A Eric W. Saeger





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