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Moscow Youth Cult

Happiness Machines

Inspired by the title of an Adam Curtis documentary, Dan & Jon set about creating an album that would include their love of analogue equipment and experimental electronic production shot through a lens of dark pop with glitchy, digital processing.

Happiness Machines draws its inspiration from the riches of electronica, avant garde poetry and the grainy aesthetic of obscure Sci-Fi and Horror movies [played live to a selection of cut-up clips].

This is MYC’s first full-length entry into the cannon of their self-styled VHS-pop genre and is a lush showcase of the band’s songwriting and production talents featuring soundscapes that flit effortlessly from lo-fi lamentations and malfunctioning string quartets to sweaty dance floor workouts with machine samples rumbling under layers of synths, beats and tape hiss.

Basically it’s what would happen if dubstep, chillwave and Bibio’s tape recorder all got chucked into the Large Hadron Collider by Thom Yorke. Dressed as a witch.

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Basically it’s what would happen if dubstep, chillwave and Bibio’s tape recorder all got chucked into the Large Hadron Collider by Thom Yorke. Dressed as a witch.

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