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Before and After the Storm

by The Machine in the Garden

Their first full album of new material since 2005 can be described as “old-school, evolved,” but ultimately continues the band’s nearly 20-year style of uniquely mixing multiple genres.
Genre: Rock: Goth
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cimmerian
7:20 $0.89
2. Scathefire
3:43 $0.89
3. Metallic
5:56 $0.89
4. In the Vanir
4:48 $0.89
5. The Piano
3:29 $0.89
6. Power and Prophesy
4:20 $0.89
7. Mending the Sky
4:05 $0.89
8. Cimmerian (Reprise)
4:25 $0.89
9. Scathefire (Fire Mix)
3:32 $0.89
10. Power and Prophesy (Metal Below Mix)
6:44 $0.89
11. Mending the Sky (SLF Mix)
4:58 $0.89
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Album Notes
the Machine in the Garden and Deus ex Musica are proud to present Before and After the Storm, the band’s eighth studio album. The eight new songs encompass the variety of styles — from goth rock to electronic ethereal — the band is known for.

The name “Before and After the Storm” has several different meanings for the band, but ultimately it has to do with the interweaving of music and events from different times in life and how much even a single event can change that life. This is evident from the selection of songs, some of which have their roots in music begun many years ago combined with more recent creations.

This time differential is also evident in the influences for the songs, says Roger, “I wanted to draw heavily from old-school/classic groups in the genre — get back to some “goth” roots — Swans, The Sisters of Mercy and Joy Division for example, but at the same time evolve those sounds into something current. But also newer artists such as Sarah Fimm and Emmalee Crane also played influential roles on other songs. Ultimately it came out sounding like tMitG, which is the point, really.”

Lyrically many of the songs also follow a theme, says Summer, “I looked to mythology and mysticism when I was writing the lyrics for these songs. I wanted to think about other cultures and their origin stories as a mirror of returning to many of our musical roots with this work.”



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