Radio Slave readies The Machine

Rekids boss Matt Edwards aka Radio Slave has announced details of a multimedia project called the Machine, with an album due for release on November 8.

The LP, entitled RedHead, had been kept under wraps since the “Fuse” single popped up on German imprint Innervisions last summer.

The project incorporates music, art and film elements, with Edwards teaming up with Australian pop artist and clothing designer Misha Holenbach from Perks And Mini, who has designed individual images for each track on the album.

While RedHead will be released on Rekids, the collaborative elements to the project will find a home on new sub-label Pyramids Of Mars, which will focus on multi-media and art based projects including books, toys and films.

Here’s what Matt had to say about the whole shabang: “The idea of recycling and creating collages has been something that I’ve been doing since art school from working with a photocopy machine and a scalpel blade.  With The Machine I wanted to explore this through the medium of music and create sound collages from found sources and music from around the globe. I also wanted to pull together visual artists who’s work capture the spirit of recycling and so played the first demos to Misha when The Machine was very much in its infancy.

“Misha’s work with his P.A.M label has always been an inspiration to me and I’m really happy that he understood the nature of this project and produced an image for each track. Jigoku’s style is similarly collage based and I’m very excited to see where the music has taken them. The music itself is a departure from what people might expect from me, but I’ve always wanted to make an electronic LP that captures a sense of travel. It feels like a natural progression.”

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