Album Review: Ging Ging by Purr Machine

Album Name: Ging Ging
Artist: Purr Machine
Year/Label: 1999 / Re Constriction

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

What is a purr machine I wonder? A cat perhaps. Purr Machine singer Betsy Martin has a more feral than kittenish approach on this album though. She used to sing with the aptly named Caterwaul. Purr Machine resemble a more organic Garbage or Curve without an icequeen for a vocalist. Martin is in fine voice on

“Ging Ging”; growling on the highlight “Speak Clearly” and displaying a softer side on the meditative “Regarding Mary”.

This high-octane debut sees Purr Machine making refreshingly cliché free modern rock.

Posted on April 4, 2001

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. The Moon and My Head are both Full
2. Regarding Mary
3. Speak Clearly
4. Darjeeling
5. Keep Calm
6. Perspicous Minds
7. Circumstance
8. Phoebe
9. The Enormity of it all
12.Send me an Angel
13.There’s More

[Purr Machine Official Site]


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