I don’t listen to that many instrumental bands, I love great voices, I have a short attention span and I like storytelling via lyrics so I am really not cut out for the usual long winding instrumental bands even if I do slide through half an hour of prog if there’s half a minute of singing at the beginning and the end.
However, sometimes, music without vocals is the best way to get in certain state of minds, concentrating on things or tuning things out that are too irritating to simply ignore them (people, for example).
Turing Machine do the kind of manic BRMC R’n’R that feels as if they are heading for a heart attack. This is truly music I have to be in a certain mood for to enjoy but if the time is right, this can be the kind of music that gets me to places (like different states of mind, dude).
By the way, a Turing Machine is a pretty cool machine invented by Alan Turing in 1939 and it serves no other purpose than making a point about other machines (basically, that machines have their limits and any given machine at any point of time will always have its limits). It’s a little bit like a scientific fable with a moral at the end and all. Only that the moral goes bleep bloop bleep.
Delicate Steve were suggested by a friend of mine, I am always horrible with suggestions by friends, not because I don’t trust my friends to have a good taste in music but there are only a few windows open every other week where I have the time and patience to listen to music that I didn’t choose to listen to. It’s the first step to becoming a truly obnoxious music nerd.
Anyways, Delicate Steve go into a completely different direction than Turing Machine, they actually feature very sparse vocals but most of the time they distort them in a way that they rather sing along to the guitar. The music in general is incredibly warm and full. If Turing Machine are the scientific robot fable, then Delicate Steve are the weird out of body experience people tell you about around a bonfire while someone is dancing naked next to you (and you try so hard to concentrate on the person telling you the story and hope, the nude guy doesn’t shwang his shlong in your direction).
No, sorry, don’t know where that came from. What I wanted to say is that Delicate Steve sound very psychedelic, 70/Beatles/Led Zeppelin-ish mixed with a few electronic warbles and some funk. Freaky and awesome.