The San Francisco-based The M Machine – created from the remnants of Pance Party — have served up inventive productions since they first appeared in mid-2011 with a mysterious teaser video dubbed “Metropolis.” The group’s latest outing takes their prog-electronica style and extends the ambiance over a 6-track EP that is bursting at the seams with lush soundscapes and chilling vocal cuts. More than just an EP, Metropolis Part II is a concept album at its heart, set in an alternate reality and framed by pragmatic art direction and the group’s digital liner notes. While many producer’s create tracks solely for the dancefloor, The M Machine takes the more cerebral approach, developing a narrative through synthetic distortion.
San Francisco’s The M Machine is following up its Bruno Mars remix with a taste of what the awaited Metropolis, Pt. II has in store. The first single off the 6-track EP is “The Palace,” an electro-dubstep tune with The M Machine’s signature ultra-feminine vocals. The trio enlisted The Submarine’s Blake Hazard for vocals and went with a dreamy piano and synth intro before unleashing the drop. A dubstep track of the thoughtful sort, “The Palace,” pays testament to the twitter hype: Metropolis, Pt. II is due February 18 on iTunes and I, for one, am stoked.Posted by