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Dying Machines


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Dying Machines is the creation of New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Thomas Buschbach. An early interest in music led to piano, guitar and classical training including writing orchestral arrangements. All three skills are incorporated in the Dying Machines songwriting process. Calling on influences that range from minimalist and experimental acts like Arvo Part and Autechre to modern neo-classical and film composers such as Stars Of The Lid and Hans Zimmer, Dying Machines employs a strict no-synthesizer approach to create epic walls of cinematic drone and beauty. Building from guitar parts that often sound like anything but guitar, Buschbach writes sheet music for orchestral instruments (usually viola and cello) whose pitch and intonation match the neo-classical sound he is striving for. Musicians are then brought in to perform the written pieces before it is all mixed to create the final track. The end result shines, as effect-laden guitars, pianos, and chamber strings, combine to deliver subtlely evolving instrumental pieces bathed in ambience that resonate deeply within.

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