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Bedtime for Robots

Bedtime for Robots, an excursion into the dark depths of ambient noise, has been the bastard child of Michael Ferentino since 2001. Inspired by films, noise, and neuroscience, Bedtime for Robots has been oddly self-described as David Lynch wrestling with Brian Eno and the members of Kraftwerk while nearby, little Alice daydreams of her simple life milking cows on the farm before she fell deep deep down into the rabbit’s hole…and awoke to the sounds of scratchy old children’s records bleeding out creepy little noisescapes.

Michael Ferentino’s eclectic musical odyssey began in 1988 with the experimental goth/glam rock outfit, DOG. Along with co-collaborator Andres Karu (former drummer/producer for UK rock band the Wonder Stuff) and a host of visual artists/characters, DOG helped define New York City’s 90s industrial goth scene. Their shows were a combination of sex-drenched imagery and dark, pulsating machine-driven glam rock replete with elaborate lighting and stage effects

By the mid-90s, DOG quickly evolved into the 3-piece progressive/space rock band Love in Reverse, signed with Warner/Reprise, recorded three critically acclaimed albums (2 with legendary producer Russ Titelmann), and toured with the likes of Gravity Kills, Stabbing Westward, Republica, and the Cult’s Ian Astbury. Finally fed up with the bullshit surrounding the world of major label bureaucracy, Love in Reverse disbanded and evolved once more into the Amazing Meet Project, a band which has been described by Matt Pinfield as “putting the alternative in alternative rock!" During this period, Ferentino and Karu scored the Kevin Smith produced thriller “A Better Place,” a realistically violent film that has become an underground cult classic.

Over the next few years, Ferentino experimented with a number of different projects, including the noisy lo-fi electronic garage band, Corduroy Poo-Poo, the spoken word experiment, Speak the Worms, and he even teamed up with Wonderstuff front-man Miles Hunt for a collaboration dubbed the Miles Hunt Club. However, his first love of dark experimental music inspired by horror films and real-life horrors was continually haunting him…and so Bedtime for Robots was born just after the start of the new millennium and has since spawned a prolific collection of over 20 studio albums including four forthcoming Iphone recorded albums, RITES, VISCOUS, LULL, EAT YOU and ELEMENTS and the 4-disc collection, Stars That Drip Blood, culled from the exasperating 24 hour epic, the 24-Hour Psychosis. The latest collection of dark ambient/new age/something else, the Dismemberment Tapes is now available as a downloadable album through online distributors CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon among others...