Andy Meecham’s Emperor Machine project debuted on DC Recordings in 2003 with the ‘Pro Mars’ 12″, but it was Vertical Tones And Horizontal Noise – a series of six 12″s released between 2005 and 2007 and collected on an album of the same name – that caused the world really to really sit up and take notice. Combining pure analogue experimentation with aspects of cosmic disco, smack-rock, kosmische, free jazz, ambient and house, Meecham created something akin to a total, all-encompassing psychedelia. These days the ‘Machine isn’t simply a solo studio project: it has a live band incarnation, which toured to great acclaim last year and will be hitting the road again this summer, including a date at Glastonbury. Space Beyond The Egg reflects – to some degree – the more organic, improvisational direction that The Emperor Machine has take, without compromising what made it great in the first place.
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