The Dead Machines are made up of the duo of John & Tovah Olson based out of Ypsilanti, Michigan. John Olson is better known for his part of the band Wolf Eyes and his massively prolific American Tapes label (which this was put out on). Dead Machines use homemade noise machines, clanking drone and sound manipulations to create restrained drones and noise. Definitely one of my favourite Wolf Eyes side projects.
This particular CDr was released in the stupidly rare edition of 8 copies for their appearance at ATP Nightmare Before Christmas 2006. Hasn’t been seen/heard/uploaded since then.
I stupidly sold this last year for something like $200 on ebay which was worth it at the time (paid for my Roadburn festival ticket) but I won’t be doing that again. Because of this I ripped this at V2 quality and didn’t get the chance to rerip at V0 before I sent it off.
The Dead Machines – Plays Vampyr [American Tapes AM603, 2006]