“line of time” album retrospect: afternoon

AFTERNOON

“afternoon” is the third track that came out of the collaboration between Eva Heuling and ex machina. The track deals with the thoughts of a person whose love has gone sour and is now pondering with the thought of leaving its partner. It’s another quite intensive track on the “line of time” album that deals with love which has gone away.

The track is greatly performed by Eva and the listener is almost instantly in the story and the mood of this song. The production is quite minimal but very effective and has a very dense texture that adds to the quite claustrophobic feel of the track in the verse which is broken up in the chorus. The track ends on a somewhat hopeful note with an ad-lib performance of the verse melody by Eva.

To be continued…

 

Listen to “line of time” for yourself:

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“line of time” full length album preview by ex_machina

 

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“line of time” album retrospect: the eagle force

THE EAGLE FORCE

“the eagle force” is another track that started out a bit tongue in cheek. It sounds like it was lifted straight out of a 60s/70s TV series. So Tobias and Claudio both thought they should reflect that in the final release and released it with vocals which mimic a conversation between two people who are doing… well what they’re really doing? Have a listen and decide for yourself… Tobias and Claudio say the recording of the vocals was one of funniest moments during the production of “line of time”.

The track is driven by its string riff which is accompanied by some cool synth stuff to flesh it out a bit.

They also released an instrumental version on the album, because they felt the track should also have a chance to speak for itself without the distraction of vocals.

To be continued…

 

Listen to “line of time” for yourself:

“line of time” album at Spotify

available at: Amazon / iTunes and other online stores


“line of time” full length album preview by ex_machina

 

download the accompanying booklet of this album for free right here:

download at Google Drive (external link to Google Drive)

“line of time” album retrospect: morning after

MORNING AFTER

“morning after” is the second ex machina track to feature Eva Heuling on the vocals. The track reflects its lyrics of a person that is sleeplessly thinking about a gone love. The track is very electronic sounding and is utilizing mellow synth sounds and a very reduced rythm to reflect the theme of the track.

Again the music is blending very well with Eva’s voice. The mixing of this track was a bit tricky because it was not easy to find the right level of Eva’s voice and some synth sounds. So in the end this was the track which took the longest time to mix.

To be continued…

 

Listen to “line of time” for yourself:

“line of time” album at Spotify

available at: Amazon / iTunes and other online stores


“line of time” full length album preview by ex_machina

 

download the accompanying booklet of this album for free right here:

download at Google Drive (external link to Google Drive)

“line of time” album retrospect: glorious

GLORIOUS

“glorious” is easily the most “classic” ex machina track on the “line of time” album. It’s all instrumental, it has the classic ex machina arrangement and overall sounds like it could have been included on an earlier ex machina album.

Interestingly this track also started out as an experimentation of Tobias and Claudio. Claudio was playing around with the guitar sound and suddenly they both found a way to use it. This experimentation was the founding brick to that track. Tobias programmed the unique rythm and from that moment on the track came to life.

The track sounds like it’s an updated version of what you could also hear in a western movie, hence the title “glorious”.

To be continued…

 

Listen to “line of time” for yourself:

“line of time” album at Spotify

available at: Amazon / iTunes and other online stores


“line of time” full length album preview by ex_machina

 

download the accompanying booklet of this album for free right here:

download at Google Drive (external link to Google Drive)

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