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Uncanny Valley
Release Date: 14/06/2013
Catalogue No.: SIB006CD
Record Label: Universal Music
Format: CD

In robotic engineering and CGI, the Uncanny Valley is a hypothesis — coined by legendary roboticist Masahiro Mori  in 1970: "I have noticed that, in climbing toward the goal of making robots appear human, our affinity for them increases until we come to a valley, which I call the uncanny valley."

The dark depths of this philosophical valley is a space the trio — Vincent Vendetta, Andrew Szekeres, Daniel Stricker — have long explored. Running traditional rock instruments (guitar, keyboards, drums) through samplers, pedals, patches, and assorted effects, they pervert the familiar into slightly-off forms; robotic sounds made by human hands, with the waft of unsettling horror-soundtracks keeping things forever on edge.

Since forming in Melbourne in 2004, the band have forged a unique path, pressing themselves firmly into the popular and unpopular consciousness, refusing to be bound by boundaries of genre, convention, or expectation. Uncanny Valley marks Midnight Juggernaut’s third full-length album, the resulting record is another LP that sounds uniquely Midnight Juggernauts. Uncanny Valley is 43 minutes of warm-hearted cold wave, interstellar harmonies, early 1950s house, steeped in the darkness of dusty Giallo soundtracks, audio spomeniks at once futuristic and rustic: a bold musical future envisaged through a soundtrack to a forgotten Eastern Bloc Tarkovsky film, sifting through the ruins of LPs past.

Track Listing

  1. HCL
  2. Ballad of the War Machine
  3. Memorium
  4. Streets of Babylon
  5. Sugar and Bullets
  6. Master of Gold
  7. Systematic
  8. Deep Blue Lines
  9. Another Land
  10. Melodiya


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