machine intelligence

by skin contact

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Machine Intelligence is the first full-length release from Skin Contact in 7 years. It was recorded over most of 2016, though elements of some tracks were developed earlier.

This is not necessarily intended to be a concept album, though there is a shared theme of dissatisfaction with modern society, corporate slavery, and humans in general. While longtime fans will no doubt recognize the attention to detail and sound design from previous releases, this album is different in several ways. The first is the inclusion of vocals on a few tracks (“Towards a Bright Future”, “Time To Go”, and “Answer”). In addition, a few tracks make heavier use of guitar than previous work, and overall, this is also probably the noisiest SC album to date.


released December 2, 2016



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The music of SC has been described by the underground press as being “meticulously sculpted”, “expertly engineered”, and “intelligent”. Formed in 1997 out of Kevin Breidenbach's love of both electronic music & computers, SC has incorporated a wide range of influences to form a unique blend of dark electronics. ... more

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Track Name: towards a bright future
aren't we proud of what we've built
toys distract us from our guilt
shining screens that watch us back
high-speed, high-def, low on facts
fattened up nice and kept well-trained
masters speak and we'll obey
feed our young to their machine
so their hands stay nice and clean

we will never learn
Track Name: time to go
in this world the evil lead the stupid
and the loudest lead the blind to death
unending circle of madness and destruction
as the greediest walk over the rest

the best intentions twisted by gullibility
the worst intentions amplified by herd mentality
the strong will eat the weak
as history repeats
and when it falls we'll build another sick society

I just want out
Track Name: answer
where is the truth?
where is the hope?
where is the answer?

there is no truth
there is no hope
there is no way out of here