Phoenix correspondent Nick Blakey comes through with the MP3 of the Week for Sept. 2, 2010, and also check out his Q&A with Six Finger Satellite in thephoenix.com's music section:
“You see what they all see/The power of the machine.” Insistent drum machines, hyperactive sequencers birthed from the loins of DAF and the Passage, and vocals grafted on from an early-’70s pre-dubbed German skin flick channeled via Vicki from Small Wonder.
If there was one thing I didn’t expect to see displayed on stage this windy Saturday, it was big smiles. Spastic dances? Yes. Twitchy guitar palpitations? Check. Darkly intoned exhortations over a punishing rhythm section? Sure. But when you think Six Finger Satellite, musicians grinning ear-to-ear in musical exultation is not an image that comes to mind.