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Machinefabriek – “Lenteliedjes ” – [Type Recordings]

There’s ether in the Netherlands. Rutger Zuydervel is
the ghost in the Machinefabriek. The title evidently
translates as “Little Spring Songs” and this 45 rpm
7″ packed with 8 itty ditties does fly by. But it
brings to mind images of sewing machines, typewriters
and harmonicas and harpsichords all playing in harmony.
“Quaint” is a word that has been relegated to some sort
of euphemistic limbo, but this album is quaint in the
best sense of the word. Charming, tidy, well-raised and
quaint in a kick-ass and constantly interesting way!!
Pump organ inflates this with a sweet melancholia,
while pre-scratchy records are always like some sort
of meditation on mortality to me. Cool that this has
tricked its way into electronic music lists and stores,
kinda like a fake I.D. to me, but again a testament to
its essential quantliness. Who can say no to this, not
me…not you! Hell you’ll probably let all songs track
on each side. Smitten, ain’t you.

-Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on September 16, 2006 at 7:46 am
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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