This album has a varied selection of songs that run a wide gamut of emotions so not every song is a 'dancey' Kelly type track, but still makes for an interesting album.
When Saints Go Machine is a Danish electropop band from Copenhagen. The group consists of three members: Silas Moldenhawer (drums), Jonas Kenton (synth, vocals) and Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (vocals). Until February 2019, there was a fourth member, Simon Muschinsky (keys). Moldenhawer and Kenton are also known from their parallel project, Kenton Slash Demon. When Saints Go Machine brings a more soulful sound than Kenton Slash Demon's rhythmic electro-house music.
Complete your When Saints Go Machine collection. I went from a fledgling appreciator, to full blown fanatic after hearing this album in full. I remember scenes of driving through northern Texas after weeks of being on the road blasting Konkylie and falling in love with the tender vocals and unusual time changes. Each song holds its own, and has its very own little quirks that set it apart from most Electronic Pop albums out there.
When Saints Go Machine's debut album 'Konkylie' has been 2 years in the making, and it sees them moving their sound on into new, uncharted territory. On 'Parix', Nikolai's spectral vocals, a mix of Antony Heggarty's tremulous falsetto and Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, are pitched against a shimmering mirage of synths. There's an echo of their clubland past on 'Kelly', which is underpinned by a chugging, mid-paced beat
That Danish quartet When Saints Go Machine would inspire a bit of fan art specifically referencing a similar Depeche Mode photo shot from 1993 would seem to indicate what's at work on the group's second album, Konkylie. It's a bit of misdirection, though - if anything, the electronic exploration and understated rigor on their exquisite 2011 release comes from Depeche's mid-'80s era and, more to the point, only makes one small part of the whole.
Album · 2011 · 10 Songs. Konkylie When Saints Go Machine. Listen on Apple Music.
|1-02||Church And Law||4:48|
|1-05||The Same Scissors||3:59|
|1-08||On The Move||3:18|
|1-09||Whoever Made You Stand So Still||2:56|
|2-01||Hos Mig Igen (Xander Cover)
Featuring – Coco O*Producer [Additional], Arranged By – When Saints Go MachineWritten-By – Xander Linnet
|2-03||Let Me Love You For Tonight (Kariya Cover)
Written-By – J. Ferrer*
|2-04||Konkylie (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||5:36|
|2-05||Church And Law (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||5:22|
|2-06||On The Move (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||3:51|
|2-07||Parix (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||4:41|
|2-08||Whoever Made You Stand So Still (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||3:04|
|2-09||Kelly (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||4:01|
|2-10||Jets (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||5:43|
|2-11||Add Ends (Live At Vega, Copenhagen)||7:01|
|2-12||Kelly (Jazzhouse Version)||4:36|
|EMI 0274442||When Saints Go Machine||Konkylie (CD, Album)||EMI||EMI 0274442||Denmark||2011|
|!K7284CD||When Saints Go Machine||Konkylie (CD, Album)||!K7 Records||!K7284CD||Germany, Austria, & Switzerland||2011|
|EMI 0274431||When Saints Go Machine||Konkylie (LP, Album)||EMI||EMI 0274431||Denmark||2011|
|!K7284LP||When Saints Go Machine||Konkylie (LP, Album)||Studio !K7||!K7284LP||Germany||2011|
|K7284CD||When Saints Go Machine||Konkylie (10xFile, AAC)||Studio !K7||K7284CD||Denmark||2011|