Monday, January 24, 2022

EP Review: Mach FoX "Hollow Moons" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Mach FoX
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Country: USA
Genre: Sci fi doom pop
EP: Hollow Moons EP
Format: Digital
Label: Independent
Release date: December 1, 2021
Alright, I have a confession Relentless Family. I did something with this album that I haven’t done with any other, for better or for worse I prejudge what this album would sound like based on the tags and turns out I was completely right!
So, what we have here is a 5 track set of individual songs that help recreate and bring forth some pretty dope nostalgia for me of the early to mid 2000’s techno scene.
This is going to be a reference only millennials should get but if you can remember back to that Hot Wheels ‘AcceleRacers’ 4 part movie series and it features two specific groups of racers.
The Metal Maniacs and Teku! Well Teku was this real futuristic, techno themed group and the music they had playing (opposed to the heavy metal from the metal Maniacs) is exactly how I’d define the techno/electronic scene of the 2000’s and this is exactly how I felt whilst listening to this EP.
Heavy futuristic synths with that heavy bass and drone like keys and beats just with a touch of goth and emo added in to give it that ‘dark’ edge required for their sound, I find this sound a bit hard to describe without just instantly thinking Teku haha so my bad guys it’s just so iconic and memorable for me as a kid and to hear it represented again in 2021 is so cool.
I wouldn’t say this is a perfect EP but I feel I understand what the guy was going for and considering his vision I think it’s a job well done! It’s funky, futuristic, banging and emo all in the same sentence, the vocals are done fine for what the sound is looking for and I honestly feel if you wanted something drone like or hypnotic for playing a mind numbing game or waiting somewhere then this would suit the occasion perfect!
This EP is by Mach Fox who is also a member of Zwaremachine. –Corban Skipwith

Mach FoX: Vocals
Dbot: Bass (tracks 3, 4)
Dein Offizier: Drums (tracks 3, 4, 5)

Track list:
1. Xybrtron Cloudscape
2. Darkside Destiny
3. The Drain
4. Hollow Moons
5. Quasar

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