Maschinenbau was a label run by DJ Scud from Ambush and Nomex from Adverse which released only two 7”s in 1997/98. The first, Eurostar/Piling Machine, was limited to just 300 copies. It combined psychogeographical exploration and field recordings with Amiga-produced non-conformist breakcore and noise-abuse, while the second one, Total Destruction, became a classic of breakcore / noise crossover with several appearances on compilations such as Collision Course on PIAS (compiled by Kevin Martin, aka The Bug), but nevertheless fell into relative obscurity - like most of the great early breakcore - during the following decade.
Twenty years after the original 7”s, Praxis is proudly releasing a 12” with all four original tracks at the end of September 2018 with the catalogue number Praxis 56.
supported by 11 fans who also own “Maschinenbau EP (Praxis 56)”
First heard this album on Spotify after appearing in my recommended feed. Didn't give it a listen until after a gig in NY. I had called a cab as I didn't feel like going on the subway. As we drove through Manhattan at 2 AM, Radiation came on. The ambiences, the sax swells that appear out of nowhere, the thick, heavy distortion. All of this coupled with my exhaustion was perfect. I wound up listening to the rest of the album that night, even when I got home. Michael Butterly