When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence

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About a year ago, Mark Pritchard came up with his first Harmonic 313 EP, a tribute to Detroit's electronic hip-hop (313 being the city's area code). What first didn't seem to have the potential for a full album, has grown to become a diverse longplayer, set for release on February 3rd through ever-innovating Warp Records.

A lot has happened in the year since EP1. While all tracks still have the chiptune feel in common, the album covers a variety of styles. There are traces of Hudson Mohawke, Luke Vibert, Dabrye (check out the track with Phat Kat & Elzhi), Flying Lotus or Boards of Canada (Köln!).01. Dirtbox
02. Cyclotron
03. No Way Out
04. Music Substitute System
05. Köln
06. Galag-a
07. Word Problems
08. Battlestar (feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi)
09. Cyclotron C64 SID
10. Call to Arms
11. Flaash
12. Don't Panic
13. Falling Away (feat. Steve Spacek)
14. When Machines Exceed Human Intelligence
15. Quadrant 3
I don't see a reason to sleep on this, unless you dislike analogue synthesizers, warm basslines or the sound of 8bit computer games.

You can pre-order the album from Rush Hour or Juno, and a digital release should be available at Bleep and iTunes in the next couple of days.

Published on January 27, 2009

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