THE DEMOLITION SERIES

Staubgold 86, 2008. LP/CD/DDL


REVIEWS

'Really and truly there are no low points or filler tracks here, the songs, changing pace and instrumental colouring through out are always consistent in songwriting flare, harmonic homing and rich, accomplished and soothing playing. I can see this appealing to anyone and everyone and not just folk fans as the Demolition Series is a collection of great tuneful, well written and conceived tracks, performed with great passion, feeling and depth. One of the high points of this year and surly the debut album of the year'
- Roger Batty, Musique Machine

'What a beautiful album, from this artist coming out of nowhere. The tracks are haunting, rooted in traditional outsider folk, though her electronic touches help differentiate it. ‘Asleep’ and ‘Holy Holy Holy Word’ are especially moving, filled with longing.'

‘As the album develops, Maschina’s history with Minit manifests itself; that group’s affinity for repetition, drone, and alterations of a pygmy sort informs and strengthens these songs. Inasmuch as these inclinations refresh the timbral palette, they also affirm a consistency of tone that pays off handsomely. In setting off on this path and discovering something so deeply personal, Maschina has accessed a sublime form that is well beyond herself.’

'Superb debut album of beautiful folk guitar music from Berlin-based Macshina, better known perhaps as one half of experimental electronic outfit Minit. This is straight-ahead folk filtered through an imaginative electro-prism that knocks Cat Power into a cocked hat.'
- Dominic Al-Badri - Kansai Time Out

'Her brand of folk is classic and consists of soft harmonic ballads, yet she is not easily classifiable; another pulsating, hypnotic layer is always present'
- Clarissa Lempp, Live Review, Trompete Berlin 20.4.07