Revisiting themes of violence seen in earlier single Painmonger, Bloodsport takes its core and examines it under a different, decidedly warmer lens--intimate exchange. What happens when pain is valued for its emotional impact rather than its sensational merit? Throughout the track, this concept is un-parceled through the narrative of sharing play, particularly when it verges into darker territories. Each verse beginning with the tactile and slicing through until it hits the psyche, Bloodsport is a testament to curiosity, pleasure, and ultimately, care.
This track was written and recorded by This Random Machine and Amanda Huff at the House of Rad Studios, with additional percussion provided by Mark Stewart. Mastering was done by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering.
Released May 26, 2023
Combining forces with BLOOD, the dark-wave solo project of Nick Schubert (GGOOLLDD), and drummer/producer Mark Stewart (GGOOLLDD, Pharo) the duo aimed to expand their musical identity through collaborative efforts. The result? A synth-soaked, shimmery testament to exploration and acceptance, tinged with all the wistfulness and nostalgia of an 80's prom scene. Weaving through BLOOD's dreamy production, Huff's vocals switch between intimate cries of wanting to belong and a powerful chorus that assures the listener that the answers they seek start with embracing their personal identity. As a member of the LGBTQ community, Huff wanted to create a track that addressed the in-between juncture of feeling lost in your sexuality before coming out, as well as the warmth that comes in those first moments of reassurance.
The track was mixed by This Random Machine at the Hear Here Presents studio, mastered by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering, and the cover art was created by Madison Phillips.
In tandem with single's debut, the team is excited to announce they have partnered with the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center to donate all proceeds from the track towards their vitally important Transgender Name Change Project. If you'd like to learn more about this project or contribute directly, follow this link: https://www.giveoutday.org/story/Namechange
Apt to its title, Painmonger explores the depths of pain, identity, transformation, and the societal gaze placed upon these processes. Central to this theme, the song blossoms as Amanda delivers the question “who do you become when it’s too much?”, toeing the line between mocking and inspiring. This Random Machine’s production skills shine in this unconventional arrangement, with dancing synths, pads and textures bolstering every shift in the song for a fresh perspective.
This track was written and recorded by Amanda Huff and This Random Machine at the Hear Hear Presents studio, with additional percussion provided by Mark Stewart. Mastering was done by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering.
Released March 12, 2021
“Shrap.nel” is the first release from trip-hop/dark-pop duo “You Win !!!”. The track dances between serpentine playfulness and manic delight, written from the perspective of a god-figure toying with a mortal imposter.
This track was written and recorded by Amanda Huff and This Random Machine at the Hear Here Presents studio, featuring additional percussion by Mark Stewart. Mastering was provided by Justin Perkins at Mystery Room Mastering.
Released September 25, 2020