Andy Meecham AKA The Emperor Machine returns to Southern Fried Records with his fourth LP entitled Like A Machine. Demonstrating his understanding of vintage synth melodies and dark, sultry disco flavours, Like A Machine is rife with allusions to krautrock, italo and funk. The sizzling ‘Theme From Magical Ring’ kicks things off, keeping things heavily electronic with its doomsday key melodies followed by the claustrophobic technoid vibes of ‘Like A Machine (EMS Edit)’ and the progressive, disco bounce of ‘Rmi Is All I Want’. A hand drummed beat and double dose of slab bass lay down a foundation for a quirky vocal on ‘Voices’ whilst cuts such as ‘So. Ma. So’ and ‘Pop The Lid’ are sure to grease the wheels of any dance floor due mainly to their funked up, cosmic arrangements.