Midnight Juggernauts Return with 'Uncanny Valley'
Published May 07, 2013Three years after delivering their sophomore set The Crystal Axis, Australian trio Midnight Juggernauts have now announced the details behind their next move. Titled Uncanny Valley, the outfit's third studio LP drops July 9 via Record Makers.
According to press release, the LP was inspired by a 1970 hypothesis from roboticist Masahiro Mori's, also called Uncanny Valley, which posed: "I have noticed that, in climbing toward the goal of making robots appear human, our affinity for them increases until we come to a valley, which I call the uncanny valley." Likewise, the press sheet promises "robotic sounds made by human hands."
Stylistically, the record apparently flirts with kosmische musik, house, and the darkened soundtracks of Italian giallo films. You can check out synth-shimmering album track "Ballad of the War Machine," which combines archival Russian news footage with clips of Midnight Juggernauts goofing around with bombs and other props in an abandoned hangar, down below.
2. Ballad of the War Machine
4. Streets of Babylon
5. Sugar and Bullets
6. Master of Gold
8. Deep Blue Lines
9. Another Land