13 Engines - Perpetual Motion Machine

13 Engines - Perpetual Motion Machine
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Le Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada; Studio, Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada
Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Perpetual Motion Machine

13 Engines switched labels for their 1993 sophomore release Perpetual Motion Machine and frontman John Critchley handled production duties. The result is a record that, while perhaps a bit cleaner sonically than their debut, finds the band still creating a glorious racket. They do stretch some creatively, though. They open with "Bred in the Bone," a slow burner that gathers momentum and is a bit darker in mood than their previous material. The hypnotic "Home" is another song that builds from a somber opening to a layered-guitar crescendo. Perpetual Motion Machine is full of tasteful dynamic shifts in songs like "Unconscience," "Smoke & Ashes," and the stellar "What If We Don't Get What We Want," with bassist Jim Hughes taking a turn at lead vocals on a track that begins as dreamy pop before closing in a sonic fury. With Perpetual Motion Machine, 13 Engines easily builds on their impressive debut with another fantastic effort.

Breed in the Bone / John Critchley / Mike Robbins13 Engines4:22
Saviour / John Critchley13 Engines2:58
More / John Critchley / Mike Robbins13 Engines4:20
Unconscience / John Critchley13 Engines2:57
The Golden Age / John Critchley / Mike Robbins13 Engines5:40
Smoke & Ashes / John Critchley / Mike Robbins13 Engines2:30
What If We Don't Get What We Want? / Jim Hughes13 Engines3:44
Unbound13 Engines4:12
Perpetual Motion Machine13 Engines3:15
Moment of Clarity13 Engines2:44
Dirty Little Rat13 Engines2:58
The Estrangement13 Engines2:59
Going Under13 Engines3:33
Lift You Up13 Engines3:14