1 Oct 2008

ROBOCAST Radio features more Machine Boy!

ouR fAve rObOcast plaYin jAmie....
The new Robo Cast Radio show feat MAchine Boy - Episode 27 ROBOTS FROM OUTER SPACE is now ready to stream or download for FREE :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
pEEly radIO rOx 2 yer’mAcheeen bOy!
those very fine people in Vancouver Canada at the John Peel inspired radio station Banana Peel Radio are playing Machine Boy.....and very fine it sounds too....the stations myspace page is also HERE large!!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
8pr dOin tHe gOOd inTerView!
those very neat dude'esss'sss at the mighty 8pr have been asking yer ole friend machine boy a few questions about his nu album called 'the good machine' take a read http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=63970550&blogID=431633349 and tell em you luv em
Monday, September 01, 2008
gAry hUntEr reViews oUR nU alBuM TOP MAN!
fellow myspace electronic myspace dude Gary Hunter has reviewed our upcoming album which will be available from iTunes at the end of September.....wow! Gary's the man, go check out his music....its well top!!....oh yeh here's the review.........hope you wets your appetite for our nu long player!!.....

Machine Boy (Dean Cook) have just completed their second album called "The Good Machine". The album is the follow up to "Building A Better Boy" and continues where that album left off. Dean has a very original sound, simplistic but effective and has worked so far for him with tracks played on BBC Radio 1 & Radio 6 and video's aired on MTV, so, the formula is clearly working so why change it!
The new album kicks off with the quirkey and catchy "Jamie" which uses a sound like you use to hear on Atari & Commodore computers as it's lead sound. Superb electronics as you would expect from Dean - loved it. This track is to be released as a single in October 2008 so watch out for that.
"Project Life" is a more moody and reflective track with a great bass sound in it, again an unusual track that works. Dean has a knack of making simplistic tracks with minimal sounds work very effectively.
Track 3 "Time Slog" with its cross between electro and drums 'N' bass rhythm again is a very minimalistic track with a nice punchy bass and melody line, It had a bit of a Kraftwerk feel about this one. The only thing I found with this one was the lead sound was a bit annoying after a while.
The albums 4th track "revelation" again I though had a slight Kraftwerk feel to it. It is a track that would work as a soundtrack piece of music. This is a track which moves away from the usual Machine Boy sound and it works very well, I could see this track working with a thriller or horror film - Clever track!
"Tape Scene" is a track I instantly liked and so far stands out as the best track. Excellent rhythm patterns and rhythm sounds which you would expect as Dean is a drummer by trade! This again would work as a soundtrack piece. Lots of Kraftwerk elements especially the Choir like sounds. Everything about this track is class, loved it, loved it, loved it!!
"Skeam" again would suit as a soundtrack piece of music. A high tempo track which has all the usual "Machine Boy" style sounds. The string sounds are very haunting/thriller like. Excellent use of rhythm again on this one and I have to say is another favourite of mine - A very good track.What strikes me so far is how varied this album is, yes the sounds you come to expect from Machine Boy are there but they are used very effectively.
"Decypher is another excellent track with I think an early Depeche mode influence to it. Great use of bass sounds with some excellent synth sound over the top, this for me is the second best track so far - excellent!
On to track 8 "Flange" starts off with a great electro sounding synth followed by a soft melody line with some great rhythm and percussion sounds. This again lends itself as a potential soundtrack piece. A nice track with a melody line that does grab you.
"Synthet" is a fast paced electro track that is excellent it is punctuated with great melody parts, an atmospheric track and again is a track I really did like.
The album closes with "Krash" which has a drums 'n' bass intro and is very minimalistic regards synth parts and for me is the weakest track on the album as it just passed me by.Well another fantastic album from somebody on the Myspace network.
It is amazing the standard of material I have listened to and reviewed.This is a very accomplished album with tremendous production and clever use of synths and drum patterns and a worthy follow up to "Building A Better Boy" and I am sure that tracks off this album will be aired on the beeb as there are some very strong tracks on it.It has been a pleasure to listen to this album and my review score is 8.5/10
I think it would be great for Dean to do another album using the same formula to give us a fantastic trilogy of albums. Well done to Dean & his co-producer George Bond of delivering another excellent album.
You can find out more about machine boy via the link below:Machine Boy On MySpace
You can also check out the Machine Boy tunes via iTunes by visiting the link below:
Machine Boy On iTunes
Gary Hunter
mAchiNe bOy buiLding oN rOb dA bAnks raDIo 1 sHow!
all round decent Radio One dude Rob Da Bank recently played our little ditty 'Building A Better Boy' on his ace'a'mundo BBC Radio One show.....to be exact it was on Monday 25th August 2008.........you can check out more details of Rob's afformentioned wonderfullness.........HERE thanks Rob you are Da Man!!....
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
rTv tv cHannEL r bUiLding A beTTer bOy fOr aLL!
those very cool dudes at RTV CHANNEL are showing our new Building A Better Boy animated video as 'Clip Alert' every 15 minutes this week on their ace new music channel......TOP DUDES!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
maChinE bOy rObOt inTRoduces faMily gUy on bBC3 tv.....
ooooooh! how much do we love family guy.....A LOT!! and your fine little blue animated robot machine boy buddy has been doin his (or maybe her!...or even its??) thang introducin' Family Guy on BBC3 TV at various times....usually at 10pm! over the last few weeks.............hehehehehe.............tis funny!!!
see him doin his little thang HERE
Thursday, July 17, 2008
cYBstEr tv show 16....oUr flUNk is in thERe....banGiN!! Current mood: horny Category: Podcast
Cybster DJ's top top top tv show, show 16 includes one of our nice happy vids 'Flunk'..........go to HERE to take a look....tis gud!!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
robOCast shOW is OnE.....IT ROCKS!!
Hello humanoids, welcome to the brand new show - ROBO CAST 25 – A FINE YEAR OF ELECTRONIC EVOLUTION. As ROBO CAST is now one year old!! This show is a retrospective featuring various artists from past shows. Including some previous played gems and a few new tracks and also introducing a new artist to Robo Cast – Jon Ryman. My thanks to all the artists who have supplied the fantastic music for this past year. I could not do the show without you.
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Monday, June 30, 2008
BuildinG...on sTuArt MaCOnies fREakZone bbc6muSic
good ole stuart Maconie played our latest single Building A Better Boy on his very neat 'Freakzone' show on BBC6music, Sunday 29th June......oh such a nice bloke he be!!.....oh yeh by the way we are NOT freaky at all.....erm.....well not that freaky anyways
here's a link to see info and hear the show!! ERE IT IS!!

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