Remember when albums meant something, the aural trip of ebb and flow, the cover art, challenging songs, the mystery ?
At the Speed of Ten Machines is the third release by Chicago’s Voice box.
This twelve track disc of progressive, intelligent rock and pop, with a running time of just over an hour, is a bastion of sound.
Influences abound from the Great Archival Turntable: Yes, the Dead, Be Bop Deluxe, King Crimson, 10cc, Bowie, Genesis,
Pink Floyd, Beatles, T-Rex, Zappa, Kinks, Rush, T-Bone Burnett, Eno, Neville Brothers and yet it sounds like this thing called Voice box !
Solid production, performance, biting, visual lyrics and a supreme rhythmic core are all enclosed for your enjoyment.
The songs on Ten Machines, are snapshots are what’s going on in front of you, yet they remove you to a view of what could be instead.
It’s kind of like seeing and hearing Voice box thinking outside of the box and if you’ve heard one song here, you’ve not heard them all !
Great songs, classic influences, but it’s all Voice box, At the Speed of Ten Machines.