“Man Made Machine (feat. Martin L. Gore)”

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There are several ways to try to sum up the history of MOTOR. Chronologically listing all of the releases, significant events, enthusiastic critics and superlative comments, awards won and goals achieved in a comparatively short period of time would be one of them. It would certainly be a quite impressive list, but it would not fully pay justice to the phenomenon of MOTOR, as this phenomenon is clearly more than just the sum of its parts. Sometimes less is more, and that is why this brief history more than anything focuses on some of the milestones in the rise of MOTOR, as well as some seemingly random anecdotes, which at the end of the day impressively stand for the very essence of this extraordinary act. But first of all, the good news: MOTOR is about to release another album, which opens a new chapter in the history of the band. After completing three massively successful and critically acclaimed techno albums, Bryan Black and Oly Grasset, who together form the duo MOTOR, have shifted gears and recorded a song-based vocal album by the name of “Man Made Machine". The album was conceived during their World tour with Depeche Mode in 2009 when Dave Gahan fell ill and the band found themselves in a hotel in Berlin with time on their hands. It features the vocalists Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), Gary Numan, Billie Ray Martin (S’ Express, Electribe 101) and Motown’s rising new star Reni Lane. Just recently, when MOTOR secretly played the first single from the upcoming album (also titled “Man Made Machine") on a BBC radio broadcast, it got over 10.000 views within hours of being ripped and broadcasted on youtube. The reactions from Depeche Mode and MOTOR fans are absolutely ecstatic. One online comment, which has often been quoted and agreed to, is that “Man Made Machine” sounds like the modern version of the Depeche Mode track “Personal Jesus” - a royal honour for the guys from MOTOR. Sometimes music critics are still having difficult times grasping or quantifying j

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