Life Under Lockdown #3 – Ghari Mure (Echo Machine)

Echo Machine arose phoenix like from the ashes of The Mirror Trap and released their debut album Instant Transmissions just a few weeks before lockdown. While retaining elements of The Mirror Trap, Echo Machine are a very distinct entity in their own right and both live and on record they are and electronic-glam-trash mish mash…

MPT Quarterly Report 2019 (#2)

Here’s some new music for you from recent releases in the second quarter of 2019: Full tracklisting Broken Chanter – Wholesale (single) Echo Machine – Chameleon (single) Pip Blom – Don’t Make It Difficult (from ‘Boat’) Kristin Hersh – Mississippi Kite (from ‘Crooked’ remixed) Chris Forsyth – Mystic Mountain (from ‘All Time Present’) The Dream…

Song of the Week #14 – Echo Machine

Dundee’s Echo Machine returned last week third single ‘Chameleon’. Featuring Gary, Mike and Ben from the Mirror Trap, the band capture the energy of their previous group yet choose to deliver using wild synths rather than  heavy guitars. There’s definitely a link back to the songwriting of the Mirror Trap yet Echo Machine manage to…

Song of the Week #18 (2018) – Echo Machine

Once upon a time I saw a band called Descartes support Idlewild in Dundee. The sound was dreadful but there was definitely something worth hearing going on underneath. When they grew up, Descartes morphed into the Mirror Trap, who released three albums and a couple of E.P.s. They also landed several prestigious support slots with…