The first Silicon Scally record I came across was the fantastic “Mr Machine” on the SCSI-AV label – Elegant, brooding electro reminiscent of an Autechre/Kraftwerk soundclash. At the time my flat had a view of the Chalcot Estate in Camden, North London. The estate includes four utilitarian tower blocks named Taplow, Burnham, Bray and Dorney, and I always felt that the sound of “Mr Machine” was a direct link to the bold, possibly beautiful, but dysfunctional outlines they projected above the horizon. “Mr Machine” encapsulates a future architectural vision of stark angles and precise dimensions gathering grime and slowly falling apart – Utilitarian gothic.
|Utilitarian gothic electro, mixed by Olaf Quintessa.56 mins. 192kbps MP3 (77MB).
Silicon Scally is one of the many production guises assumed by Carl A. Finlow.
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