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Basic Needs

by Minuit Machine

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Mereska Benedikta Helena Pavlova
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Mereska Benedikta Helena Pavlova ... I buy this gem long after its release because Minuit Machine is like a great wine: the longer you wait, the more its aromas develop.

Favorite track: ... the first three in the morning, the last three in the evening.
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Symbolic ‡ Tentacles Solid EP, but less interesting than the previous one in so many ways. "Don't Run From The Fire" had striking thoughts - it helps you to accept yourself via pretty effective blend of punchy EBM with distinct vocal messages. This one just plays it safe, not trying hard enough to resonate with you through deep worries or high octane danse macabre tunes (it's rhythm is casual for dark clubbing if compared to DRFTF; melodies lacks extra weight). Girls, please don't be quick on releasing new stuff. Favorite track: Vanity.
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ankhst Another fine EP! I see that Brvtalist called Vanity a "dance floor weapon" -- indeed Favorite track: Vanity.
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Basic Needs 04:54
Sisters 03:23
Vanity 04:57


New Minuit Machine’s EP "Basic Needs" is a mix between cold, EBM, and darkwave genres.
From one track to another, emotions change and make us drift with the stormy mood of the duet.
The title track « Basic Needs » plays on the obvious contrast between the indifferent words and the playful composition with oriental accents.
The second track « Sisters » is an anthem for women’s unity, a reminder that we all share this unique and unbreakable link.
Then, « Vanity » brings the EP to a close with its cold and obsessing melodies, a mixed between EBM rhythms and dark wave synths.

L’EP « Basic Needs » de Minuit Machine est un condensé de sonorités cold, EBM, et darkwave. D’un track à l’autre, les émotions varient, et nous transportent au gré des humeurs tumultueuses du duo.

Le titre éponyme « Basic Needs » joue sur le contraste évident entre les paroles, nonchalantes et blasées, et la composition, dansante, enjouée, aux accents orientaux.

Le second track « Sisters » est un chant de ralliement destiné aux femmes, rappelant ce lien unique et indéfectible qui les unit.

Enfin, l’EP se conclut sur « Vanity », un morceau froid mais habité, alliant rythmes EBM et synthés darkwave.


released April 23, 2021

WRMM1 "Basic Needs"
by Minuit Machine
Release date : 23/04/2021
Music : Hélène de Thoury
Vocal line / lyrics : Amandine Stioui
Produced by Minuit Machine
Mix : Amandine Stioui
Mastering : Hélène de Thoury

Artwork : Jérémy Piningre


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Minuit Machine's music is often described as disrupted, emotional, and terribly addictive. It will make you wanna dance your heart out to express all the rage, passion, and angst you have inside of you.


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