Tinged with Machine has arrived!
Tinged With Machine, Esza Kaye's fourth record, is a turn in the chill direction. Focusing on her mid-to-down tempo moods and melodies, Esza teams up with producer Bruce Somers (KidneyThieves) to create a lush, groovy, electronica landscape that ranges in topic from philosophy to temptation. Comprised of both electronic and organic sounds, Tinged represents a blended world of human and machine much in the way its title track describes. This album is for the early hours of a party, cafes, art shows, after-parties or deep personal introspective moments. If you're up after 1am, this album is for you.
Here are a few samples for you:
"Musically, Esza Kaye conjures a futuristic, sci-fi-scented, post-apocalyptic world, yet her emotions are still very real on her new record. She aims for the gut with her vocal candor and sharply etched lyrics that peek though and above the sweetly programmed, dreamily cosmic textures. She sings of runaway technology in "Tinged with Machine'' (talking about how our will is "hard wired invisibly''), but also the perils of relationships in "Deeper Shade of Shallow.'' Her honesty may make some people nervous, as in the brooding treatise of gender-bending love ("Katy Come Out to Play'') and the fantasy-flecked "Lick My Boots.'' Kaye is no stranger to dealing with darkness -- just read the bio on her website -- but once again she emerges triumphant with this creative slice of electronica. It is highly unusual music that isn't for everyone, but it's worth a walk on the wild side.''
~ STEVE MORSE, longtime music reviewer who was a staff critic at the Boston Globe for three decades and has also contributed to Billboard and Rolling Stone.
"Once again I'm amazed by Esza's voice and melodies. This time the machines are infiltrating-- which only adds to the mood. In the title track, the production by Bruce Somers successfully blends the beauty of her voice and lyrics with post apocalyptic android, creating the perfect sound track for any futuristic movie makers out there. I cant wait to hear this loud on a dance floor, it will most likely take me into another world."
~ Nick Launay, Grammy Award winning Producer (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeah's)