If you're a regular reader you probably know that BlackPlastic loves the Secret Machines. It would be more difficult to congure up an album from the last few years more emotive than the absolutely sublime Now Here is Nowhere. If you don't like the thought of a man receiving huge pleasure look away now.
'Alone, Jealous and Stoned' is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming album, Ten Silver Drops, and by golly is that an exciting thought - a new album from the Secret Machines. The single is only available as a download or a single-sided, clear 12" vinyl, but believe me, it is worth seeking out. As ethereal as ever, 'Alone, Jealous and Stoned' sounds like it has been carved out of mountains. It is that huge. And it may be prog-rock, but it is prog-rock with such a clear heart on its sleeve that it could bring tears to your eyes. This music is emotional enough to soundtrack a wedding... just make sure that your bride is beautiful enough to carry it off. There is really not much more that can be said... It is the Secret Machines so the sound builds in waves of guitars, wooshes of electronics to a awesome conclusion after six minutes and forty-eight seconds of perfection. Here's to the remaining nine silver drops.