Two years after the release of their promising homonymous debut and a few months after the 7inch-herald “Obscure”, Mechanimal are back with their second album, titled “Secret Science”.
“Secret Science” was recorded in the band’s studio in Athens during the winter and spring of 2014. Written and produced by Giannis Papaioannou, founder of the band, with a long history in the Greek post-punk and electronic scene. As a dynamic ensemble with vocalist Freddie Faulkenberry, Kostas Matiatos on electric guitars and Angelica Vrettou on the visuals, Mechanimal’s “Secret Science” speaks of the need for survival and recounts tales of a restless urban environment. Each track, as a lyric theatrical one-act, opens new avenues to the sonic palette of the band, where narrative aphorisms, analogue synthesizers, underground dub rhythmic passages and angry guitars compose the unique code of their “secret science”. Ten drone ‘n’ roll stories from those you do not hear in the news, but rather discover in the streets of a city that stays awake by the sounds of sirens.
“Secret Science” is out on vinyl including bonus cd, cassette digital album from Inner Ear.