Electronic Extravaganza With MECHANIMAL And Friends On New Album ‘LIVING WITH ANIMAL GHOSTS’

26 January 2022

(Press photo – capture by BB)

Who: A modular band from Athens – Greece, an industrial project, a
unique collective of musicians and video artists, recording in various
permutations and staying true to the original roots of post-punk


To celebrate their 10th birthday (with 5 studio albums on their shelves)
Mechanimal invited friends to remix their beloved M track.

Mechanimal: “We thought it would be interesting to ask our friends or fellow
artists to choose their favorite Mechanimal song and remix it, edit it, or do as
they wished, according to their own sound and style. We provided the raw material
to them and each gave us back a new song, for Mechanimal’s 6th album. For us,
it’s an honor, as well as extremely touching, for musicians to open a dialogue
through our music with their music.”


Dans Mon Salon
Psychedelic Trips To Death
Jared Kyle
Lia Hide
Christoph Kardek
Rodney Orpheus
Q-7 Three Times
Digital Alkemist
Ilias Katelanos
Lego Boy
Meat Injection
Dipa Brother’s 4-Ton Dynamite Skank

Turn Up The Volume: Ambient soundscapes, industrial drones, darkwave disco,
electro-pop sparks, dub ska, techno trips, soul thrills, some fab vocalists and much
more is what you get here to have a (safe) private party. 18 tracks, almost one hour
and a half of stimulating synth sensation to get lost in, electronic ecstasy to shake
your booty to.

Empty your mind, ignore the pandemic shit for a while, activate your
ears, move your furniture, and start jumping around your living room
to this avalanche of vitalizing beats.

Right here, right now…

MECHANIMAL: Facebook – Buy the album via Bandcamp

Alive And Kicking Emotions – ‘FLUORESCENT BLACK’ By Rocking Duo MECHANICAL

3 December 2020

MECHANICAL is a rowdy two-man band from Croatia, formed in 2019. They’re all about alternative, psychedelic, and progressive rock combined with philosophy.

And they walk it like they talked it. Their super-duper debut single FLUORESCENT BLACK
is a cast-iron rocker fueled by layers of thunder and lighting guitars, massive drum beats and highly emotional vocals. Combine Soundgarden‘s dramatic impact and Royal Blood‘s high-tempered robustness and you know what to expect.

Fluorescent black shining bliss
Scope of the colors that I’ve seen
Making the present far more real
Far more vivid and more clear

And my heart that now is keen
Vision now starts to fade
Now I want more to feel
Once again, I want to
I want to play

Play it loud


(photos received via the band)


Best killer tracks of the month…

Eleven superb tracks that energized my sonic
bloodstream this month. From roaring to moody,
from shaky to gloomy. Here is the sonic dope…

1. ‘Hot Slick’ by PINS
Without a shadow of a doubt one of the most exciting bangers of the year! Utterly cool!

2. ‘Scavengers’ by MECHANIMAL (Greece)
A high-powered industrial, darkwave drone that will blow you of your socks…

3.’Conveyor’ by LICE (Bristol, UK)
Ominous and thunderous jackhammer. Armageddon is just around the corner…

4. ‘See What I See‘ by SINKA (Watford, England)
A powerhouse smack and ear-splitting outburst that will trash your speakers…

5. ‘Paranoiacs’ by CHEMTRAILS (Manchester, UK)
A flaming ripper that encourages you to get up in the morning and kick some macho ass…

6. ‘Dreams Like Drugs’ by LIONS OF DISSENT: LIONS OF DISSENT  (Wolverhampton, UK)
Transcendent psychedelia at its dazzling best. Sonic dope to get eight miles high to…

7. ‘Hopeless Romantic’ by OH BROTHER (UK)
Flamboyant razzmatazz! Cracking stuff! Rocking dynamism…

8. ‘Talking About You Man’ by PLASTIC SUN (UK)
This cutting indie power-pop stroke is a biting rejection of appalling toxic masculinity…

9. ‘Babanod‘ by HMS MORRIS (Wales)
An endearing art-pop pearl and mesmeric electro beauty. A spine-tingling experience…

10. ‘Your Days’ by LES FLÂNEURS feat. HANNA TURI
Colourful, sparkling, romantically orchestrated musing that puts a big smile on your face…

11. ‘Holiday’ by ATTAWALPA (London based, UK)
A sensual, soothing slo-mo groove with a glam touch reflecting the desire to drift away…

All together on Spotify


See/hear you next month…

Watch Greek Electro Drone And Roll Duo MECHANIMAL In CRUX Motion…

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

15 February 2020

A couple of weeks ago versatile Greek electro ‘drone ‘n’ roll’ duo MECHANICAL launched their new lonplayer called CRUX which was Album Of The Day on Turn Up The Volume saying “This is an intriguing, political and multi-faceted record from atmospheric and reflective soundscapes to high-powered, industrial drones, from darkwave to trippy techno. So much to uncover with every listening, so much to relish with every spin.”

Here’s the LP in full…

And here are the clips for four
of the album’s highlights…






New Multi-Faceted Album By Electronic Act MECHANIMAL – Discover ‘CRUX’ Here…

8 February 2020


Who: A ‘drone n roll’ project from Athens Greece founded
by Giannis Papaioanou and joined by Freddie Faulkenberry
producing “a stunning mix of post-punk, electro and industrial

Album: CRUX – released 27 January 2020

Sound/lyrics: “Crux” is an in-depth exploration of the past, present, and (possible) future
of everyday life with the aim of personal awakening. It focuses on an idea that can account
for the melding of seemingly incompatible musical worlds and theories with respect to the mechanisms of each one of them. It could easily be described as the absolute “crossover”
album of Mechanimal, or simply the one where the ideas and obsessions of its members
meet at the heart of the mechanical animal. It consists of electronic music, spoken word,
cut-up images and videos, deconstructed slogans, ideas and actions. A multidimensional
collage inspired by the harsh reality, or otherwise the violent regularity that is “enforced”
(by the new music industry to home entertainment and by “fake news” to climate change),
and at the same time criticized.”

Turn Up The Volume: An intriguing, political and multi-faceted record from atmospheric and reflective soundscapes (Ghetto Level / Sharon / Stolen Fresh / Hospital Of The Storm / La Poverina Della Ossa) to high-powered, industrial drones (Scavengers / Easy Dead), from darkwave (Red Mirror) to trippy techno (Razor Tube / Vanquish). So much to uncover with every listening, so much to relish with every spin.

Explore CRUX here…


TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Eleven Knockout Tracks For JUNE 2019…

This past month’s best…

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Eleven Knockout Tracks on repeat this past month!
A mesmerizing mix of crushing corkers and cool cuts.
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout June Team!

1. ‘Made With Hate’ by PROPHETS OF RAGE (US)
Super group, super blow-up, super rap chant, super score…

2. ‘Shoulderblades’ by GIRL BAND (Ireland)
The Irish noise engine is back with ear-splitting, bass booming pounding. Shocking stuff…

3. ‘Hollow Thing’ by LIFE (Hull, UK)
Lifelike energy and indefatigable self-belief turned into adrenalized electricity. Top smack!

4. ‘Shifting Shape’ by HAVVK (London/Berlin)
Fierce eruption tackling the inhuman pressure to look how society expects you to look like

5. ‘The Desert’ by WHERE WE SLEEP (London, UK)
Intoxicating swagger, sensuous vocals, cutting atmosphere, sticky chorus. Boss stroke!

6. ‘IIII’ by FÖLLAKZOID (Chile)
Darkwave psych force returns with an enigmatic and mind-boggling electro marathon…

7. ‘Red Mirror’
by MECHANIMAL (Athens, Greece)
Droning synths beats that will make your body move in mysterious ways. Magnetic trip…

8. ‘Orange County’ by WILD MERCURY (Montreal, Canada)
Boosting banger bouncing up & down, going slow & fast, hopping from left to right & back

9. ‘On Graveyard Hill’ by PIXIES (Boston, US)
Catchy cemetery noise rock. Yep, Pixies are back kicking ass…

10. ‘Colours’ by SHYBITS (Berlin)
A 21st century shoegazing Beach Boys And One Girl trio causing swirling waves…

11. ‘Letters’ by THE LVE (Belgium)
Delightful guitar pop humdinger about being yourself and staying that way…

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Greek Dark Electro Duo MECHANIMAL Hypnotizes With New Gloomy EP ‘RED MIRROR’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

21 June 2019


Who: Drone ‘n’roll” act out of Greece

Pick: 2-track EP titled RED MIRROR

Score: Two new tracks, two different moods. The first one ‘Easy Money‘ is a sinister slo-mo ride towards hell while ‘Red Mirror’ has an ongoing Sisters Of Mercy like droning beat that will make your head move in mysterious ways. Step into Mechanimal‘s obfuscating world right here and lose yourself…

You can also get mystfied by this baffling clip for ‘Red Mirror‘…