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The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey download album

  • Performer: The God Machine
  • Title: Scenes From The Second Storey
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: UK & Europe
  • Formats: RA MP3 AAC APE MIDI ASF WAV
  • Released: 1993
  • Style: Alternative Rock
  • MP3 album: 1471 mb
  • FLAC album: 1117 mb
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 794
The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey download album

God Machine seemed to speak of the divine at work in the seeming madness of the world. One of the most powerful and moving rock/metal records ever done, period. Although you can still smell an influence of grunge (there was a hardly a way to get around in 1992), God Machine were onto something special here.

Scenes from the Second Storey is the debut album by The God Machine released in 1993 by Fiction Records, Polydor. It peaked at in the UK Album Chart.

The God Machine were also significantly heavier than that description might lead one to believe. Despite only being a trio, the band definitely liked to make noise and create suffocating walls of sound. They accomplished this by utilizing a thunderous bottom end that was smothered by reverb and feedback-filled riffs; as well as an upfront drum sound and a multitude of sound effects and samples. This wall of sound was augmented by a lot of quieter sections that really helped increase the depressing atmosphere of the songs and album as a whole. This is because the album is like an emotional rollercoaster – the two stages of grief: anger and depression. There’s absolutely no room for denial or bargaining and acceptance just increases the anger. To that end, Scenes jumps in with two of the more aggressive, yet conventional, songs on the album.

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But the God Machine was even more experimental, using hypnotic riffs, trance-like drones, ethereal vocals, and a bevy of unconventional instruments to achieve a highly cinematic effect throughout their work. Opener "Dream Machine" (whose eerie intro dialog was coincidentally used on a Neurosis album that same year) and the mesmerizing "The Desert Song" are especially memorable, but the band stretches their wings even further on extended pieces like "Purity" and "Seven. In the end, Scenes From the Second Storey probably could have done without all of its CD-busting 80 minutes, but all things considered, there's plenty of value for their money here.

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But when after a string of singles and EPs The God Machine released Scenes From The Second Storey 25 years ago, I was knocked flat. Part of me still lives with the afterechoes ringing in my head (and I don't mean my tinnitus). Though neither angry nor fiercely intense, I was a young man, 22 at the time, and nostalgia drives my feelings as much as anything else about the trio of Robin Proper-Sheppard on vocals and guitar, Jimmy Fernandez on bass and Ron Austin on drums.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Dream Machine 5:25
2 She Said 4:42
3 The Blind Man 5:58
4 I've Seen The Man 2:39
5 The Desert Song
Vocals [Chant] – Katharine Gifford
5:13
6 Home
Vocals – Voix De Bulgares, The*
5:20
7 It's All Over
Recorded By [With] – Roger Askew
5:55
8 Temptation 5:14
9 Out 5:10
10 Ego 3:36
11 Seven
Clarinet – Ian Bishop
16:39
12 Purity
Arranged By [Strings] – Robin Proper-SheppardCello – Anthony Pleeth, Christiane Van Der LeeConductor – Nick IngmanViola – Gavyn WrightViolin – Neil Filby
8:56
13 The Piano Song
Recorded By [With] – Roger Askew
3:07

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fiction Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Fiction Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Fiction Songs Ltd.
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Recorded At – Blackwing Studios
  • Recorded At – Maison Rouge
  • Recorded At – Matrix Studios
  • Recorded At – Joe's Garage, London
  • Mixed At – Matrix Studios
  • Mastered At – The Town House

Credits

  • Bass – Jimmy Fernandez
  • Drums, Piano – Ron Austin
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Kenny Jones
  • Management [Tour, With] – Donald Sharkey
  • Management [Tour] – Phil Beaumont
  • Mastered By – Kevin Metcalfe
  • Producer – The God Machine
  • Programmed By – Andy Montgomery
  • Sleeve – Designland
  • Songwriter [All Songs Written By] – Fernandez*, Proper-Sheppard*, Austin*
  • Vocals, Guitar – Robin Proper-Sheppard
  • Words By – Proper-Sheppard*

Notes

All songs recorded at Blackwing, Maison Rouge and Matrix Studios, London except track 7, "It's All Over", and track 13, "The Piano Song" recorded at Joe's Garage and track 8, "Temptation" as a live improvisation recorded in Room Three. Mixed at Matrix Studios. Mastered at The Townhouse.

℗ 1992 fiction records ltd. © 1992 fiction records ltd.
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by fiction records ltd. and is exclusively licensed to polydor ltd. (uk)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 31451 71562 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731451715624
  • Label Code: LC 6444
  • Other (Distribution code): POL 900
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 2): 517 156-2 01 /
  • Other (Variant 1 - inner ring): MADE IN GERMANY
  • Other (Variant 2 - inner ring): MADE IN GERMANY A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
fixhc 23, 517 156-4 The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey ‎(Cass, Album) Fiction Records, Polydor fixhc 23, 517 156-4 UK & Europe 1993
314 517 156-2 The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey ‎(CD, Album) Polygram 314 517 156-2 Canada 1992
fixb 23, 517 156-1 The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey ‎(2xLP, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records fixb 23, 517 156-1 UK & Europe 1993
314 517 156-4 The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey ‎(Cass, Album, Promo, CrO) Fiction Records, Polydor 314 517 156-4 US 1993
fixcd 23, 517 156-2 The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey ‎(CD, Album, RE) Fiction Records, Polydor fixcd 23, 517 156-2 UK & Europe 2010



Reviews about The God Machine - Scenes From The Second Storey (6):
Silvermaster
Can anyone help in identifying the Voix De Bulgares sample as used in Home?
HeonIc
I had not learned the source in the interim - thank you for the info.
Trex
You probably know by now, 4 years after asking, but in case not, it's Pilentze Pee, from the first album: https://www.discogs.com/Marcel-Cellier-Pr%C3%A9sente-Le-Myst%C3%A8re-Des-Voix-Bulgares-Le-Myst%C3%A8re-Des-Voix-Bulgares-Volume-1/master/38360 - Full track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F18syu_tR4
Nkeiy
Both ´scenes from the second storey` and `one last laugh in a place of dying` have been re-pressed in november 2010. Finally these musical masterpieces are available again, for a new generation. These albums haven´t been available for years and if you were able to get a copy, prices were astronomically high. I managed to get myself a copy of `scenes from the second storey` on vinyl, and ordered the cd´s again as well. This is not music for the faint harted. Lyrics are often dark and depressing, yet pure and recognizable. The music hoovers between classical, dark psychedelic soundscapes and dark rock with a voice that´s both serene and troubling. To me these albums are the high point of early 90´s rock and is at a musical peak that, in my humble opinion, not many bands have ever reached, before or after.
Irostamore
There is a deep stillness and beauty at the heart of this thunderstorm of distorted and guitar and tribal crashing drums. God Machine seemed to speak of the divine at work in the seeming madness of the world. Stranger and deeper than any of the other rock of the time, and has matured with age. Peace Jimmy, in the void.
Balladolbine
One of the most powerful and moving rock/metal records ever done, period. Although you can still smell an influence of grunge (there was a hardly a way to get around in 1992), God Machine were onto something special here. Furious tracks like "I've Seen The Man" and "Out" both of which are dealing with anger and confusion are interspersed with weird (and sometimes eerie) atmospheric numbers like "Seven" (featuring extended clarinet solo) and "Purity" all of which make album stand out head and shoulders above work of many rock bands who were active in the early 90s. History and fate weren't very kind to God Machine, but it also makes for an understanding why there's very little forced emotions on this album. At the very least this album provided a glimpse into what could've been, if it wasn't for their tragic demise just two years after this record was released.

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