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Perpetual Emotion Machine

by Radium88

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a Digipak case. Please note that tracks 12&13 are not on the CD, but are download only.

    Tim and Jena are happy to sign any CDs ordered before October 9th - please add a note with your order if you'd like your copy signed.

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Elegy 1 03:19
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Circle Six 05:15
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Elegy 2 03:52
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Elegy 3 05:22
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Perpetual Emotion Machine [definition: compression waves in air molecules digitally encoded into ones and zeros for the purpose of evoking longing, heartache, joy] is the 9th album by Radium88 and their first full-length release on Disco Gecko. [definition: their stated aim to make the most emotionally concentrated music they could using mainly electronic instrumentation and voice]

While not a concept album, there are recurring themes of the evolving relationship between human and machine. [definition: a meditation on the experience of the human soul as it drowns in a sea of undifferentiated information and misinformation]

Their sound has evolved into an evocative blend of artful electronica with neo-classical piano and futuristic dream-pop. Here and there are splashes of folk, jazz and psychedelia. [definition: electrical signals in the cortex interpreted as love, loneliness, pity, hope]

Ethereal, mysterious, owing something to the minimalisms of Philip Glass and Arvo Part, the purity of Renaissance vocal harmony and the emotional expressiveness of Chopin and Schumann. [definition: A biblical apocalyptic flood of electromagnetic waves tuned to frequencies calculated to control individual behaviour]

Lush ever-shifting textures, chiming, whirring, pulsing synths. The click and clack of exact clockwork. Echoing heartache-laden vocals of crystalline purity. [definition: meaning and value imposed on abstract sound, the triumph of intuition and the life of the heart, over pure utilitarian reason]

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released October 13, 2017

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Radium88 Nottingham, UK

Radium88 are Jema Davies and Tim Thwaites. Their many releases may be discovered through their website. This their 9th album was released on the 4th of April 2022.

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