Andy Meecham is a man of many musical incarnations and has been since the early 90s. Following on from projects like the now dormant Bizarre Inc and revived dub-disco duo Chicken Lips, it is as The Emperor Machine that he explores his most experimental sounds. To date there have been three full length albums on DC Recordings after the project was initially started with the idea of creating music using just one synth, the Roland SH-3a. The results lay out the Staffordshire mans love of vintage synthesisers for all to see, and combine tough edged disco beats with more cerebral cosmic melodies into alluring soundscapes that bend your mind and drive your feet.
As well as a slew of 12's and LPs, The Emperor Machine has also turned his hand to remixes of giants like Moby, Daft Punk and Royksopp, and has previously taken a live and inspiringly psychedelic incarnation of the project to clubs and festivals across the planet. Says the man himself: The project started as an experiment and kind of went on from there. It s a more electronic alias than my others, inspired by things like kraut and prog rock.