Welcome To The Machine BLACK Vinyl
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|Feb 23, 2024
"Instrumental psych rock frontrunners MONKEY3 herald 2024 with a true album highlight of the new year. Following Live at Freak Valley (2017) and their latest album, Sphere (2019), February 23, 2024 will see the Lausanne-based four-piece return with their cosmic new studio offering, entitled Welcome To The Machine, via Napalm Records.
Welcome To The Machine’s musical themes are inspired by movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Matrix, Sunshine, Solaris and 1984, while unveiling an intense mankind vs. machines story that instantly launches the listener into deep space. Right from its first tones, the album immediately emerges as a perfect soundtrack to a journey into the unknown. Tracks such as the official album single ""Rackman"" perfectly showcase how MONKEY3, who formed in 2001, are one of only a few instrumental bands that know how to tell an enthralling story - in this case about an artificial intelligence that has enslaved humans.
Welcome To The Machine explores as much as it poses questions. It is dark and menacing; evoking melancholic destruction while somehow bursting with hope at the same time. MONKEY3 move between haunting passages and progressive breaks, mesmerizing grooves and colossal riffs, reinforced by songs such as ""Collision"". As the track explores awareness of reality and destruction of an artificial machine system, MONKEY3 excel with an extensive, cosmic introduction that explodes into a majestic psychedelic magnum opus!
Once again, MONKEY3 envelop listeners and audiences in their unique, cosmic auditory haze - which can also be witnessed at upcoming live appearances at Desertfest Berlin 2024 and many others. Welcome To The Machine not only marks the seventh studio album in the band’s impressive catalog - capturing the zeitgeist with their most epic, dark and captivating record to date - but also clearly proves that MONKEY3 are one of the most exciting instrumental rock bands in the modern stoner and psychedelic rock scene!"
03 Kali Yuga