Extropy – The Machineries

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Music Review by EDF

Dave Andrus and Jeremiah Savage are an electronic duo from Salt Lake City who call themselves Extropy, a term that is defined as the extent of a living or organisational system’s intelligence, functional order, vitality, energy, life, experience and capacity and drive for improvement and growth. If you are still with me, well done because you will be rewarded with what could possibly be the duo’s best album to date.

THE MACHINERIES is the follow up to LETHE and even though Extropy are calling this a concept album, this is a more focused offering than their previous releases. Armed with a vast collection of analog and digital sounds, we are treated to a mish-mash of influences such as Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails. Fuelled by what is happening around them in the world, it should not surprise anyone that at times, the music does head off towards darker territories. THE MACHINERIES somehow sounds fresh but familiar enough for Extropy to gain a wider audience.

5 stars