Kill Memory Crash American Automatic
Published Jun 01, 2005In keeping with their industrial influences, Kill Memory Crash (aka A. SanFacon and A. Sieczka) incorporate harsh mechanical percussion and detached vocals amongst a barrage of futuristic rhythms. Surprisingly, they manage to do so without being too gimmicky. Currently Chicago based, this duo of former Detroit ravers spew forth a sound that captures the genuine spirit behind old school industrial music, while maintaining a level of modern accessibility and innovation. "Utiu, for example, represents a seductive side of their industrial beats, while the hybrid of trance elements and EBM in "Never Forget make it a perfect club track. Be it the gleefully razor sharp quality of "Battery, the despondent essence behind "The O or the dripping jazz ambiance in "Push, there is an addictively unique quality on every track that will leave you wanting more. American Automatic gives hope that serious industrial music can once again fester amid the current blight of corporate music spewing from todays media orifices. This duo claim to be "ushering in a new era of industrial music. If you give their sound a chance, you will see that they mean it.
What makes this release relevant? A. SanFacon and A. Sieczka: It's impossible to say what makes this release relevant to others. To us, this was the first time we were able to explore with a larger palate, allowing us to create a bigger picture. Also, we reached a sort of harmony in file sharing and music-making between the two of us while making this album.
What is the significance of the name Kill Memory Crash? We would hope that the words "Kill Memory Crash" hold a significance that is unique to each listener. It was created by us with the intention of being not only ambiguous, but amorphic in nature. You could say that "Kill Memory Crash" has many different meanings.
What separates Kill Memory Crash from other modern electro-industrial acts? We refuse to adhere to the rules of any one genre. We tend not to stick to any one format of music-making. Our songs are not built from formulas. We don't really give a shit what a track sounds like when it is done, as long as it sounds good. This sort of thinking is probably uncommon in much of the cookie-cutter industrial acts out there. (Ghostly International)