Machinedrum ‎– Human Energy - 2016 Electronic Trap Downtempo 2LP

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Machinedrum ‎– Human Energy

Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN232
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
30 Sep 2016
Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop
Juke, Trap, House, Jungle, Experimental


A1 Lapis
A2 Morphogene
Featuring – Ruckazoid

A3 Angel Speak
Featuring – MeLo-X

A4 Tell U
Featuring – Rochelle Jordan



B1 Surfed Out
B2 Do It 4 U
Featuring – D∆WN

B3 Celestial Levels
Featuring – Jesse Boykins III

B4 Isometrix



C1 Colour Communicator
C2 Spectrum Sequence
C3 White Crown
Featuring – Tosin Abasi

C4 Ocean Of Thought



D1 Etheric Body Temple
D2 Dos Puertas
Featuring – Kevin Hussein

D3 Opalescent



Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ninja Tune
Copyright (c) – Ninja Tune
Published By – Ninja Tune
Lacquer Cut At – The Exchange Vinyl
Pressed By – Pallas – 40480
Pressed By – Pallas – 40481


Artwork – Jimmy Edgar, Pilar Zeta
Lacquer Cut By – Simon*
Written-By – Travis Stewart


Gatefold sleeve.

Made In EU.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

Label Code: LC-12885
Barcode: 5054429005523
Matrix / Runout (Side A): -40480- ZEN232A1 Simon - The Exchange Vinyl
Matrix / Runout (Side B): -40480- ZEN232B1 Simon - The Exchange Vinyl
Matrix / Runout (Side C): -40481- ZEN232C1 Simon - The Exchange Vinyl
Matrix / Runout (Side D): -40481- ZEN232D1 Simon - The Exchange Vinyl


( Pitchfork) " But maybe what passes for “going pop” now is the very thing that’s actually snapped Machinedrum’s style into sharper focus. And it all clicks once you hear how geeked about contemporary R&B and dance music *Human Energy *is. This is the record where the guest features start pouring in, the scattered and shattered sampled-vocal loops receding in favor of live voices. There’s also some personal-life conceptual thinking about Stewart’s New Age holistic healing and meditation that went into this somewhere, and you can hear some signs of spiritually renewed energy in the music if you listen close enough. However, that could just be the arpeggios lining up in just the right sequence to hit that emotional/physical connection in that super crowd-pleasing way.

Those guest voices mesh well with Machinedrum’s enlightenment through repetition, bringing a bit more flexibility and unpredictability than your traditional diva loop. The neo-junglist rhythms of “Do It 4 U” might not sound as fresh as they did in 2011, but all it takes is Dawn Richard’s voice descending from the clouds to reintroduce the hazy uplift that makes the best of this stuff breathe. Like her best work with the similarly future-bass-inclined Kingdom, D∆WN’s voice gets pretty altered here—rebuilt into staccato waviness, flanged, and muffled—only to have it resonate high above the chattering melodies and give the track a weight before its weightlessness burns it up in the atmosphere. And both MeLo-X (growling “let the trumpets hit”-declarations on the Diplo-one-upping, dancehall-in-space anthem “Angel Speak”) and Jesse Boykins III (finding bliss in the crystalline glitch-soul cut “Celestial Levels”), earn the gravity they give to tracks that approach the boundaries of feel-too-happy euphoria."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Ninja Tune
Color Black