Rain Machine - Rain Machine
Kyp Malone is almost as busy as Jack White. While not participating in the amazing TV On The Radio, Kyp can be found moonlighting in a band called Iran. As if that wasn't enough, he has now launched a solo project called Rain Machine. And you know, it's different that those other two bands. Sure, you can recognize Kyp's and at times his skronky guitar sounds but as for song structure Rain Machine manages to sound quite different.
The best track on the album is by far the proper album opener "Give Blood" for which Malone has released a cool bedroom video for. It's a catchy, upbeat track. Strangely enough "Desperate Bitch" is quite a mellow track. You would have thought this would be one of his angry tirades, but in the end he stretches the song out a little too far making it to the 8 minute mark.
Even Eastern style music is dabbled with on the track "Driftwood Heart". "Love Won't Save You" probably should have been dropped from the set. It's a quiet rambling with just Kyp and an acoustic guitar that never seems to go anywhere for almost 8 minutes again. But he pulls back nicely with the next track "Free Ride". It's a quiet one too but it has more of a purpose. I love the way the cool little riff comes in closer to the end of "Leave The Lights On".
While not quite the same as TV On The Radio, Rain Machine should appeal to the same crowd. Check it out, support Kyp.
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