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Machines to Make Us Wet (Independent)



The pounding distorted bass and fuzzy synth shrieks opening Jenocide's Machines To Make Us Wet recall the sweaty genius of her first EP. But three tracks in Nine Inch Nails-like staccato drum beats introduce Jen Clarke's haunting, subdued vocals, setting it apart from your standard electronic dance album. From there, Clarke navigates vocal history with PJ Harvey wails, Sleater-Kinney grit, Blondie rhymes and a Morrissey-like croon atop changing electronic blips, bounce and buzz. More than sass and distorted beats, Machines skews preconceived notions of typical girls and riot grrrls alike, with an offering as complex as contagiously fun.

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