Grinding the machine
Laura10801 | 08/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album, like all of Sister Machine Gun?s albums, is a well crafted work of art. On 6.6 Chris Randall, the songwriter and main musician, has fully embraced his industrial tendencies. This is a man who has seen it all, been to hell and back, and isn't afraid to tell you about it. The music is complex and mature, yet exciting and gripping as it drives its synthesizers and blazing guitars right into your gut. Randall smoothly glides through a huge range of emotions - he is sexy, angry, haunting and haunted, scared, and scarred. His voice is silky at times, then sultry, then raging! What a singer!As if the sound itself weren't enough to engulf you, check out the lyrics on these songs. They show a rawness and honesty you rarely find. Randall is not afraid to let us peak inside his brain and see what isn't always easy to look at.I think this is a brilliant album and you really can't go wrong giving it a try. In face, I recommend you give several Sister Machine Gun albums a try because Randall has been around for good long time, and his music (though consistently of high quality) has evolved greatly over the years. I think you might be in for a very nice surprise!"
Iiiii heeeeeeeeaarr voooiicceesss
Laura10801 | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just get this cd!It's so awesome it should be illegal! This is an ep of only 6 songs but you feel so fulfilled after hearing it,it brings that 1992-1995 wax-trax! goth-rave feeling back around . Sister machine gun was around for that originally way back when and helped it go on for one thing, but since about 98 they changed their style & direction in some ways,they may have changed their style but it doesn't matter because they still rock no matter what. This ep is proof that c.randall is still the man, he has many musical alter ego's, theres the heads up jazzy, cool-guy style (R-evolution) theres the slowed/banging style (Burn) and theres the psycho-trippy adrenalin pumpin style ( The Torture Technique & "this cd" 6.6: Machine) He can do it all, and he proved that ages ago. If you need a cd to tear limbs off of a villian in your mortal kombat game, look no further. This'll take care of you. All the tracks are awesome, but my personal favorite off the cd are "Bullet to spare" and "Voices/Machines"."
Succumbing to the Voices of Machines
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sister Machine Gun has been around for quite some time now and has traveled the winding ways of many a musically-sculpted backyard since the inception of Chris Randall's rather wondrous vision. From the grottos of Sins of the Flesh that transitioned into Torture Technique and successfully birthed Burn, something can be seen changing and refining itself, keeping up with the times in an almost mechanically seedy way of its own. Then changing into Metropolis, rEvolution, and now 6.0, the albums have all been different types of work, adopting many inner revolutions that have made more than telltale differences in almost every production. There have always been certain mainstays that kept all of the releases interesting, namely the creative mastermind behind the band itself, but something has always been allowed to grow and therefore avoid stagnation. Perhaps that and their ability to keep spanning the wheels of time are the most impressive traits of the them. Along the way other releases have found their ways into circulation in the forms of EPs as well, bringing the listeners something of a treat compared to most releases by the same titles. This is because they always have new songs ranging in at least the handful, rewarding the listener with something they want and not more of the same recycled filler track after track.With the release of Sister Machine Gun: 6.6 Machine EP, the band moved in a few different directions, taking some of the energy found on some of the former releases and blending it with some of the concepts learned about the refinement of beats in later ones. This is taken father into the electronic spiral, however, manufacturing a rather unique heartbeat that pulses and pounds away in many a song while crafting an auditory stimulating curtain of sounds. Then there is the always explorative Randall and his interesting blending of the voice herbs and spices that can sometimes soothe the savage beast, sometimes charm and woo his perspective audience, and the anger and political ideology that is always added into the fold as well. This is what makes his works interesting because you know what to expect in some ways and can always expect a surprise in others. From the onset of this six song release that's noticeable, too, with the beats of the electro-industrial machinations heralding Randall's "I hear the voices of machines in my head" calls to the other forms of range sequestered amidst strangely pulsating beats turned sonic building blocks in "keep my enemies near."Although I am a huge fan of Sister Machine Gun, I think many a listener would find this album entertaining and would suggest it to anyone looking for "something more." While wearing an EPs disguise, it is actually something more than that little label can describe and is highly recommended."