Album Name: Shadow Puppets
Artist: Machine In The Garden
Year/Label: 2005 / Middle Pillar
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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Summer Bowman and Roger Fracé make up Machine in the Garden, a gothic duo of great talent. Since their last album “Asphodel” they have clearly developed. Bowman’s singing has grown stronger and the songs enthrall.
“The Inside World” is driven by strong rhythms and ethereal singing.
“Winter Fell” is a heavenly ballad with some stunning singing.
“Suspend” sounds filmic and epic with its sweeping majestic mood. Bowman sings strongly as the song advances, guitars thunder in and add to the majesty.
“Spider’s Bride” is another strong rhythmic and track this time Bowman and Fracé duet.
“Shadow Puppets” is a powerful new record by a talented band.
Posted on June 14, 2005
1. This Silence
2. The Inside World
3. Winter Fell
6. More Unto Fire Dreamt
8. Spider’s Bride
9. Illusions In Rain
10. If Ever