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Now Streaming: James Edge and the Mindstep, ‘Machines He Made’ LP

The London trio finds inspired spontaneity on their sophomore album of experimental folk

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Back in August, we told you about James Edge and the Mindstep’s single ‘Four Two Four,’ which we called “a freewheeling convergence of mood and style that only master musicians could pull off this effortlessly.” James Edge and the Mindstep are now streaming their new LP, Machines He Made, in full below. Machines He Made explores a blend of styles including folk, jazz, and an ethereal brand of Radiohead-esque acoustic melancholy. The album is due for release on December 9th.

The group’s core trio consists of James Edge, bassist Andy Waterworth and drummer Avvon Chambers. Machines He Made is the band’s second LP, following 2010’s In The Hills, The Cities. According to the band’s press release, the songs on Machines He Made were recorded “largely unrehearsed, with band members and additional session players mostly having not heard the pieces before.” The resulting album finds James Edge and the Mindstep performing with inspired spontaneity.

Watch the video for James Edge and the Mindstep’s ‘On A Red Horse’:

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