The Very Slow Time Machine
We’d really love to have the chance to use a machine like that – just once – so we could recover one of those afternoons in our rehearsal basement back in Messina, the city that saw the birth of Victrola, a band that put some little jewels in the chest of the electro-acoustic airwaves. This site seems to have arrived many years after those magic bits, but don’t let the time lapse fool you. It’s a joke of the VST machine, a very slow but truly effective apparatus, if you know how to get into its system. It’s quantum reality! We can be here and we can be there, there and back here…. it’s the magic trick of music!
We’d like to think that the resources and potentials of music are far from being completely discovered and understood by humans. Perhaps in the near future the sound will be used as a vehicle to travel through time, that’s why we wrote the VST machine song, we felt we were there but we could also be elsewhere, free from time and space limitation. Here’s how the machine works: music connects people, no matter where, and with the addition of words and images the magic is done: in the land of eternity you and I are only a heartbeat away, and in the end we’ll be back home again.
THE VST MACHINE
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D a r k E n t r i e s
For its 55th release Dark Entries launches a special series called Dark Entries Editions, dedicated to 12″ singles made for the dance floor. The first release in this series is a reissue of the Victrola ’83 12″ EP, featuring the songs ‘Maritime Tatami‘ and ‘A Game of Despair‘
Each song has been carefully remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The vinyl comes housed in an exact replication of the original jacket, and includes an insert with lyrics and never-before-seen photos.
Victrola’s only release is a truly singular and timeless masterpiece—it’s from a dimension of its own.