Another step on the evolutionary ladder of Drums and Machines, the Psycho Killer Project is an experiment in live instuments and programming to create a rich tapestry of sound. Rod Marquart brings years of experience as a drummer, mixer, and programmer from a lengthy discography as Drums and Machines, the much celebrated and visionary project that has eaten up college charts for the last ten years or so. Rod is joined by a borderline sociopath by the name of Stefan Schiebel, famous for his work in Highwater, Asuras, Sour Cream, the Cure for Pain, and Maxx Power, hammering out vocals and trumpet licks with a vengeful slur. The sloth of the guitar work is the product of Pierre Porter, a veteran and prodigal musician on Halifax\'s amazing music scene. Additional guitars have been re/deconstucted by Madd Dog Matt Secord.
We truly hope you will enjoy the hell we will put you through.
Exposure Online Magazine had this to say:
\"Rod Marquart (the man behind Drums and Machines) takes his listeners on a harrowing ride for his ninth album Psychokiller. Like the title would indicate, the album is best listened to with the light on. Marquart uses live instruments, computer electronics and vocals from Stefan Schiebel to creep you out.
If Stefan Schiebel\'s voice is any indication of his demeanor, you would not want to come across him in an ally somewhere at night. The hair on the back of your neck stands up every time his voice is heard on the disc.
Best described as an industrial-sounding ode to the demon in man, Psychokiller would be perfect for the soundtrack of an Eli Roth film which isn\'t too surprising as Marquart is a film maker himself (see our feature article on his film Cannibal).\"
Review by James Andean of badmonkeyX... \" Drums and Machines is a one-man project, the brainchild of independent musician Rod Marquart. His vision, both musical and textual, is a striking one; this stuff grabs you by the throat right from the word go, and never relaxes its grip. The style here is remarkably unique; the nearest referents would probably be some of Bill Laswell\'s work, especially his Axiom projects with Bootsy Collins et al, as well as some other dub-funk stalwarts like Jah Wobble. I can guarantee that no one else\'s concoction sounds much like his. Far from being the mere flourish such samples usually provide in today\'s electronica, Marquart\'s choices of text are gutsy and topical, diving straight into heavy, sometimes sensitive subject matter, locking the listener with a fixed, unblinking stare, bringing to mind some of the media activists of the 80s, or even 70s artists like the Last Poets or Gil Scott Heron. Voices are layered, altered, cut up and put back together again in such a way as to build the voices into the textures of the tracks, rolling and pulsing with the drums and the bass, allowing fragments to jump out at you and grab hold. \"Jungletown\" is a strong album from a unique artist with a distinct sound that is all his own, in a field that is often all too generic. His last several releases, all solid, show a steady evolution of the Drums and Machines sound, each album bigger and better than the last.\"