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Our new single is out!

Our new 7″ single “Obscure” is out in the shops through Inner Ear Records!

Here’s the press-release info:

One year after the successful launch of their self-titled debut, Mechanimal return with a 7inch single that prepares the ground for their second album.

Both tracks were recorded in the summer of 2013 in Mechanimal’s studio in Kessariani, Athens and express experiences that, while personal, reach a large part of people’s everyday life. “Obscure” speaks about all that well-hidden information running through our veins, some of it unconsciously, while “The Last Summer” is a melancholic ballad that describes the end of a false era when one realizes that perhaps we are nothing more than the memory of a wounded machine.

The single was mastered by Coti K. The cover artwork comes from visual material of the band’s visual artist, Aggeliki Vrettou. The video for the track “Obscure” was directed by Yannis Karabelas, a member of the creative team Les Yper Yper.

Available on 7inch vinyl and digital download from Inner Ear.


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Mechanimal on EURONEWS

Under the title “Crisis inspires a surge of creativity in Greek art” EuroNews did a cover reportage on how the arts bloom amidst the country’s financial woes. In this video, reporter Hans von der Brelie met with some of those in the vanguard of this new artistic movement. He also attended one of our rehearsals and he captured that at the end of his very interesting video coverage.

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Haunts (A Song for Black September)



If only these days could bring some light in my life
Through the monitor fence of this virtual world
Where my common friends & I, admire each other
While stripping happiness, bare to the bone.

In the darkest of hours
I’m preparing my traps
‘Cause I am the hunted
In an endless hunt
Like crowds, like drugs
Like friends, like love
This city haunts me
Like a dangerous charm.

I may write this symphony of spoken words
That animates the scenery of your lonely soul
Against the blades of power, against all hope
When the freedom of one will be the freedom of all?

In a country that bleeds
In a city that haunts
While the beat of young drummers is keeping the pulse
Like husbands, like wives
Like children, all done
I’m a black baby dying
In your dangerous arms.

In a labyrinth state
I’m a fugitive chap
Who knows the rich get richer
While the poor get stabbed.
So, when the morning rises,
I may feel a bit scared
But I hide in my garden,
Down memory lane.

For years of black history
I’m eternally cursed
I hang like a target
Of civil disgrace
Now that you see me dying
Now you’ve seen me dead
But in this black and white movie
It all comes to an end.

So, take a moment to think
Who is the richest man?
You or your neighbor
Following the government plan
In a city that stinks
Rot and decay
In a city that sleeps
When I come out and play.

And if the next time
You realize your shadow’s been lost
Blame this black September that
Forever haunts
Your dreams, your life
Your lovers, your hoes
We are all trapped in this game
Of slow decompose.

Lyrics used by permission / Written by Giannis Papaioannou

Free download of this track from here:

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