Hot & cold, fast & slow, Ying & Yang. The keyword here is Duality
On one hand, you have the melodic power of screaming polysynths married to metal guitars and heavy-weight, industrial electronica...
And then on the other, you have the delicate, the subtle, the occasionally melancholic but always the tunes... always laden with beautifully crafted tunes...
SkinMechanix was formed in 1999 by David Hughes in an attempt to fuse cutting edge dance rhythms with Berlin-School retro electronica. The project folded shortly afterwards.
SkinMechanix was resurrected in 2016, staying with the electronica theme but with a shift towards a heavier, edgier sound reminiscent of Nine-Inch-Nails and Gary Numan. Headline sessions at the Never Mind the Ramones IV festival coupled with well-received support slots for Northern Electric Festival and Northern Exposure events followed.
The second album, Sirens, is in progress.
05-Mar-22 : A new blog update where I talk about the radio show (Bridges) and the interview I did with Tangerine Dream.
The blog is here.