“Infinity Pool” by When Saints Go Machine
Many good things come out of Copenhagen. Design, food, and certainly, music. Four-piece band, When Saints Go Machine, is definitely one of those good things. Like a mix between raw TV On The Radio and The Roots, their sound is languid, yet intricate. What we really liked about second album, Infinity Pool, was the complexity. Sometimes complexity and layering can be audibly messy, but not on Infinity Pool.
The different layers of vocals, instruments and samples When Saints Go Machine’s create a wonderful depth to the album. The first track, “Love and Respect” featuring Killer Mike, is an up-beat start to the collection of songs. It has a strong but mellow beat, and positive lyrics. The vocals are slightly washed-out, giving it an industrial feel. Tracks like “Iodine” and “Mental Shopping Spree” give a little bit of a throw back feel in such a good way. The voice over in each song is reminiscent of Prince, which scores major points with us. Overall, When Saints Go Machine has given us something better than good for their second album. Infinity Pool is definitely something to be appreciated, something introspective and beautiful, but still raw.