Description et paroles
s i n . m a c h i n e : a l b u m : 1 9 9 6
The true history of the Sin Machine album starts in 1990, when
Alan Wicks started songwriting, just after the band formed.
Among the earliest of these compositions were 'Institution',
'Shame' and 'Reality Of Life'. Between 1990 and 1995 the entire
Sin Machine album was written. When the time came to record
the album for Machinery Records, the band decided to use the
best of their prolific backcatalogue of twenty songs, instead of just
using the most recent. This is partly why the album is divided into
three sections, in order to seperate the wide variety of material
and style changes over the four years.
The first section, 'Bound', contains the earliest songs and at the
same time, lyrically, concern the enslavement of a person due to
conditioning or self-limitation. The second section, 'Passion',
contains four of the last songs to be written in 1994. Each track conveys the underlying theme
of finding a part of freedom, without the shackles of convention or morality. They are about the
misuse, abuse and misunderstanding of what we really need. The third section, 'Release',
brings the conclusion and solution. Lyrically, the realisation of experiences and the
understanding of life's lessons allow the true character to show itself to the world.
Initial recording began in 1994, with the music being keep true to the original demos. On
completion, the multi-track tapes were sent to Berlin, home of Machinery Records, to be mixed
and mastered. As it transpired, those tapes were stolen, due to internal diffuculties with an exemployee.
Consequently, Sin Machine was never released on the intended date of October
1994. It was not until November 1995 when the conflict was resolved, with many court
hearings, that the band were free to re-commence work on the Sin Machine album again. As
the tapes were never found, recording began once more, at the start of November 1995, this
time with Static Icon producing, with the technical assistance of David Briggs (Guitarist LITTLE RIVER BAND)
The band recorded the album in Melbourne, Victoria, this time, heavily re-working many of the
songs. Initially, the album was to include 12 tracks, with 'Angelic Hell' and 'Another Time'
originally intended for a single. Recording was completed in December 1995, and the final
master was sent to Berlin. Sin Machine was finally released in Feburary of 1996, a year and a
half after it's intended release date
LOVE DIMENSION written by ALAN WICKS
CD COVER PHOTO by VICTORIA F. GAITAN
BAND PHOTO by DAVID STERRY (Lead singer REAL LIFE)
MODERN MUSIC/DARK WINGS/MACHINERY RECORDS