Jake Mandell Love Songs For Machines

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Jan 30th, 2001

Running the risk of alienating himself from his friends and his fans, Jake Mandell has confessed; confessed his previously repressed true love for computers and machines. We told him there was nothing to be ashamed about. He’s just glad to get it out of his system.

Fortunate for all of us, Jake has gotten it out of his system in the form of a beautiful new album Love Songs for Machines. Once set in motion, these songs express what words cannot: the ineffable sensations accorded to desire and attachment. Much has been said about the dehumanizing aspects of computer technology. Jake Mandell revises these luddite notions and claims the computer as the 20th century humanizer par excellence.

Love Songs for Machines leaves no computer music movement untouched. From the poppy new waveness of New Order and early Human League, to the unique timbres and rhythms that can only be achieved with late 20th century computer software, Love Songs for Machines brings the last 50 years of computer music history together into one very bold emotional statement. Your head will scratch and your legs will dance.

Tracklisting

1. Magik Cirkuits

2. The Prince And The Palm

3. The Surf And The Circus

4. Tender Growth From Random Seed

5. From The Chestnut Parapet

6. Divinity Takes A Dive

7. Undersea Sanctuary

8. Two Doses Of Diometic Hexameter

9. Tragedy Tears The Triarchy

10. The Princess Speaks Of Love

11. The Fragmented Icon

12. Elfin Eyes Hiding Behind A Burlap Hood

13. Archberserk In The Dark

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Artist Bio

There was once a boy that wanted to be a rock star. When he was little, he would smash rocks together, hoping that they would ignite into a star. They never did, not even once.

But one day, something strange happened. When he crashed two perfectly-shaped rocks together as hard as he could, a teeny-tiny spark jumped out from between them. Wow!

With wonder in his eyes, this messy-haired boy went to school to study sparks. Spark-plugs weren’t really his things, but rather the teeny-tiny sparks that run through your body and mine.

He wanted to figure out how to turn into a rock star.

After months and semesters and years of labor, he figured that there just had to be an easier way. What could it be? And just then, in his despair he began to listen.

Now he lives and works in Berlin.