DnB at its core with elements of noise, motorik, jazz, Afro-pop, post-punk, 60's lounge and salsa, it's like the best, most adventurous alternative radio station you've ever heard (without the commercials).
Here's a little insight on the album from Michael:
'I was living in Berlin in the winter of 2011-12, teaching a class at the Technical University's music studio. I had a hard drive with tons of sounds from my collection of synths and started messing around with these, gravitating towards loops and sequences, adding beats. So I composed about 12 tunes in quick succession, always in the same way: I'd start with a synth "lick" or sequence, add beats in the tempo and then compose the bass line. Things would develop from there: melodic ideas, guitar lines, everything would derive from these three core instruments: synth, drums and bass.
The first person I approached to help me with the recording was Sheldon Steiger, who I found because he wrote a track for the movie "American Psycho" that I liked: "Music for 18 Synths". Sheldon took us half way there but then got offered a great job at Carnegie Hall. At that point I contacted Bill Laswell, whose info I got through John Zorn, and he agreed to help from there. Laswell's studio is awesome, used to be the Four Season's studio back in the day, looks like a hunting lodge and has a beautiful room with good acoustics and tons of vibe. James is the master there and never fails to produce a great sound, knows the room and his microphones like the back of his hand.
Every time Laswell would send me a mix, it was like opening a Christmas present: half knowing what's in the box and half surprised when you open it. He totally got it, combining clarity in the layers of instruments and sounds with energy from the drums and bass. And he does it all by feel, a very intuitive musical ear with a shitload of experience in a plethora of genres.'
Thanks so much for checking out this new album. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!
All the best, dinMachine
Includes immediate download of 8-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
released 18 February 2014
Available through iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby
Michael Schumacher, synthesizers, piano, guitar, composition
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at TurtleTone Studio NYC
Produced by Bill Laswell
James Dellatacoma, engineer
Avram Fefer, saxophone
James Fei, saxophone
John Ferrari, drums and percussion
Hari Ganglberger, drums
Michel Gentile, flute
Jerome Harris, bass
Kato Hideki, bass
Nisi Jacobs, bass
Taylor Levine, guitar
Sean Moran, guitar
Robert Musso, engineer
Adam Rudolph, percussion
Karl Scherrer, guitar
Sheldon Steiger, engineer
Peter Zummo, trombone
diNMachine is an electronic experimental rock band from New York. diNMachine uses live instruments, synths & recorded
samples in richly layered, propulsive, genre-defying and very danceable tunes. DnB at its core with elements of noise, motorik, jazz, Afro-pop, post-punk, 60's lounge and salsa, it's like the best, most adventurous alternative radio station you've ever heard (without commercials)....more