Machine Love - "Space Travel Pak" ( DAM CD, 2001)
Machine Love - "The Now Explosion" ( DAM CD, 2002)

From Aural Innovations #20 (July 2002)

Like Audio Explorations, Machine Love is a duo. Vincent James does all the bass, electronics, grooves and melodies, while Tad Ro plays all the guitars. The Now Explosion is a mixture of ambient space music with drums and has those dreamy sweeping synths and some guitar that can really take off into a funky groove. Most of the tracks on this CD are in the 3-4 minute range (9 of 12). Space Travel Pak has some longer more floating tracks with less intensive drums but again some cool grooves and funky stuff. A little jazzy at times and a few tracks have female singing as well. A lot of variety. Most of their music is very pleasant and the type I would put on late in the evening after dinner and some drinks while chilling with friends.

For more information you can visit the Machine Love web site at:
Contact via snail mail c/o Vincent James; DreamSpy Net Works; 2342 Shattuck Avenue #336; Berkeley, CA 94704.

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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