A gargantuan beast of spartan electro and brooding melodies, the brand new Snog 'Spätzle Machine' E.P. follows closely after the release of the acclaimed 'Lullabies For The Lithium Age' album. The E.P. features three sublime remixes/reimaginings from the masterful studio wizardry of producer and artist, Vince Valentini. Timely and timeless, each track narrates - through its own unique dialogue - the final breaths of the final human soul, crushed in the relentless machinations of time and technology.
'Spätzle Machine' is a brilliant and bilingual song - the verses in English and the choruses in German - slyly equating the human condition with the manufacture of a traditional handcrafted Swabian noodle dish. With a plaintive, dark humour and a melange of dry Pink Floydian tropes, the incredible video for the song captures a fable as old as Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' and as new as Elon Musk's newsfeed.
released June 26, 2020
Tracks 1-3 remixed by V. Valentini (Fate Razor / Lightarmour Editions)
Mastered by V. Valentini for Lightarmour Editions
Mastering Technician: A. Caramia
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FLA is a SONIC ELECTRONIC BULLDOZER. That's about the most concise way I can describe how this album feels to me.
'Alone' is hands down my top pick here, although I do find 'Rubber Tube Gag' sticking in my brain a lot, too.
My one criticism (constructive of course) is that sometimes the lyrics feel underinspired, but it's not a big issue in the grander context of this otherwise excellent album. This one definitely grows on you, too. Good stuff, and solidly recommended.
Long live FLA! Benjamin Crockett