Twenty four tracks. That’s how many songs …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s Conrad Keely has managed to cram onto his debut solo album. Don’t go glassy eyed yet, though.
Each one is a polished gem – never left long enough to outstay its welcome. Often immediate, always interesting, ‘Original Machines’ is a trip around Keely’s mind; swapping between genres, styles and cultures at will. A genuinely fascinating listen. Stephen Ackroyd