Amplifier Machine

Her Mouth Is An Outlaw

12k1049
Amplifier Machine began in 2002 with James Dixon (Swordfish, Supagroop, James Dixon) on guitar, Korg & piano, Seth Rees (The Spheres, This Is Your Captain Speaking, I Want A Hovercraft, Seth Rees) on drums, violin, samples, piano & guitar and Alex Jarvis (Automatic, Black Cab, Registered Nurse, Alex Jarvis) on guitar & drums, with the intention of combining their songwriting talents.

Something about getting three solo artists together, or maybe something about what rehearsing for so long in a freezing Collingwood warehouse does to the brain, caused the pop-bred members of Amplifier Machine to spiral out into a peculiar music of inquisitive, atmospheric, half-improvised mini-epics.

Amplifier Machine is a self-described experiment inanemocratic process and near-improvisation (anemocracy = rule by whim or the wind). Through earnest discussion and endless unending jams, Amplifier Machine came upon The Rule: that when the other two members have settled, it’s your turn to change.

The Rule was found to be useful, not only in musical terms, but also as a strategy in discussion, advocacy for the devil, and reducto absurdums. Each members’ musical approach is informed by knowledge of various artistic process, including: visual art, drama, the written word, carpentry and car maintenance. Thus, in music and in discussion, Amplifier Machine tends to start with a thesis, then to spiral out into varying antitheses, to arrive at some sort of synthesis. At least, that’s the idea.

Somewhat of a departure, in terms of sound, for 12k, Her Mouth Is An Outlaw breezes darkly languid chords over a post-rock-meets-experimental structure that is decidedly lacking in micro-electronics. These echoes reach for new 12k-heights while the spirit of ambience and space remain familiar.

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      • CYCLIC DEFROST (.COM)

        "one can often feel the space between the musical elements, as the musicians savour the energy waves that reverb between them "
      • DE:BUG (DE)

        "Grandioser SlowCore der leisen Sorte..."
      Her Mouth Is An Outlaw
      • CAT.NO:12k1049
      • RELEASE:October 08 2008
      • FORMAT:CD
      • EDITION:1000
      • 01
        Her Mouth Is An Outlaw
      • 02
        Pockets Full Of Red Dirt
      • 03
        Into The Nearest Chair
      • 04
        Poor People In Church
      • 05
        Someplace Nowhere All The Time
      • 06
        Up With The Curtain, Down With Yr Pants
      • 07
        Memories Of The Feeble-Minded