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Beaten By Them, Kinder Machines
Beaten by Them's fifth release, Kinder Machines, could be one of the finest sounding records you will ever hear. Building on the college radio chart-topping successes of last year's thumping "Invisible Origins" and ethereal follow-up "People Start Listening", the San Francisco/Melbourne/New York ensemble's latest offering sucks the listener in from the first booming kick, never letting go over a joyous ride that was captured and mixed completely live to tape on a Northern Californian farm by Grammy-winning engineer Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, The Ramones). Combining powerhouse drumming and percussion, intense bass and electronic layers, soaring cello and trumpet lines, ever-present keyboards and hypnotic acoustic guitar mantras, Kinder Machines is a triumphant musical statement that blurs musical boundaries, reaffirming Beaten by Them's critical standing as one of modern music's most exciting, creative and surprising groups. Presented in a beautiful individually numbered limited first edition hardcover digibook package.