After completing three massively successful and critically acclaimed techno albums, Bryan Black and Oly Grasset, who together form the duo Motor, have shifted gears and recorded a song-based vocal album by the name of Man Made Machine .
The album was conceived during their World tour with Depeche Mode in 2009 when Dave Gahan fell ill and the band found themselves in a hotel in Berlin with time on their hands. It features the vocalists Martin L Gore (Depeche Mode), Gary Numan, Billie Ray Martin (S Express, Electribe 101) and Motown s rising new star Reni Lane.
The reactions from Depeche Mode and Motor fans are absolutely ecstatic. One online comment is that the track Man Made Machine brings to mind a modern version of the Depeche Mode track Personal Jesus - a royal honour for the guys from Motor.
It s no coincidence that the album features some of the key figures in the evolution of electronic music. Motor have played as main support act on sold out tours for Gary Numan, Nitzer Ebb and Depeche Mode, and have been considered one of their best received support acts. They have performed on the main stages of all the top festivals, with acts like Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Soulwax and Justice, amongst others, and they re known for having one of the most explosive and entertaining live shows in dance music.