Maschine offer free download to promote of new track “The Fallen” from their new record Rubidium
Maschine are a band that I’d only previously heard of in passing. They are a fairly new band, having formed in 2008, and the English prog rock quintet had escaped my listening attention until now. Inside Out Records are currently rolling out the promo machine for their new album, titled Rubidium. As of this morning, the first song from the album has been made available for your listening pleasure.
Titled “The Fallen” the new track is a six minute long journey of pleasing instrumentation. The version made available is actually an edit, so basically the actual album track will be much longer. The keyboards at the beginning of the song sound really nice, and the song ultimately showcases an excellent understanding of many different prog aesthetics. The closest comparison I could make in terms of sound are the countrymen and comrades in prog Haken, but with a space-y, more sci-fi tone to it. Near to the end the riff gets into something much darker and more twisted, something similar to what Gojira might come up with. The guitar tone isn’t overly distorted; instead it has wonderful clarity, allowing each of the notes to come through perfectly, especially on the rather excellent guitar solo that the song drops on us. The bass is also a wonderful compliment to the guitar. Each member of the band is clearly quite talented and this one snippet reveals that fact.
But wait, there’s more! The song is also available for free download. That’s right, you can listen to this anywhere. All you need to do is provide your email address, and they’ll send you an email linking you to the song. I know that can be a bit of a pain, but trust me, you will want this song. It is really worth it. Get it here.
Rubidium will be released on July 29th on Inside Out Records.