The Time And Space Machine
"Taste The Lazer"
The Time & Space Machine rides straight outta the gate to deliver his second studio album for Tirk.
Following his dazzling single 'Pill Party in India', The Time & Space Machine rides straight outta the gate to deliver his second studio album for Tirk, titled 'Taste The Lazer'.
For those new to the fray, The Time & Space Machine is the solo output of Richard Norris, founding member of 90's cult dance outfit The Grid, and one part of DJ/production duo Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve with Erol Alkan.
The album kicks off with 'Hiding In The Light', an incandescent organ-fuelled intro littered with splashes and live drums that drive forthright into 'Black Rainbow', a track of equal vivacity, but with loads more vigour and breathy vocal lines above another tasteful organ riff.
Up next we've got the single 'Pill Party In India', a twanging, bubbling excursion into the realms of Exotica that's simply sublime. 'Studio 23' follows, with a stomping bass heavy groove and smoldering string moods underneath clack-clack percussion.
'Outta My Head' starts off clean before diving deep into smokey vocal passages, crunching rhythm guitar effects, dirty basslines and trippy poly-rhythmic hi-hats. Stepping off the gas for 'Threshold', Norris allows for a bit of Eastern-kissed downtime with his selection of worldly stringed instruments taking turns to solo around contemplative pad washes.
Up next, 'Explosions In The Sky' and it's joyous vocal hook add a playful touch to some of the devilishly melancholic moods on the album. 'Magic Mountain' irons out the creases further for a pleasant air-filled journey in to the seemingly chilled (for now) mind of the Time & Space Machine.
Before the final curtain, we're dealt 'Flow River Flow' a spaced out vocal powerhouse with swathes of tremolo guitar and a funked up lounge bassline that's just right.
To finish the album we're met with a glorious awakening in the form of 'Good Morning.' Its sunny tones and easy-going swing are lovely touches at the end of a dynamic album. TTASM done good. Again.
Written & Produced by Richard Norris.
Published by Musiqware Ltd.
Richard Norris - Guitars, Keyboards, Programming, Shaker, Ukelele, Ebow, 3 string cigar box guitar.
Wildcat Will - Drums & Percussion.
Erol Alkan - Guitar on Hiding In The Light.
Paul Sandrone - Guitar on Studio 23.
Recorded at Strongroom London, Castle Studios, Lewes and Mummers Basement, Brighton.
Recording Engineer, Strongroom - Duncan 'Pixie' Mills.
Mixed by Richard Norris at Castle Studios, Lewes.
(P) & (C) 2012 Tirk Recordings
|1.||Hiding In The Light||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|2.||Black Rainbow||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|3.||Pill Party In India||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|4.||Studio 23||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|5.||Out Of My Head||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|6.||Threshold||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|7.||Explosions In The Sky||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|8.||Magic Mountain||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|9.||Flow River Flow||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|10.||Good Morning||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
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