There’s nothing cooler to me personally than when artists try to push sonic barriers. Rather than creating the same sound or going after the same motif as everyone else, The M Machine has never settled for what is already in front of them. Their first album Metropolis Pt. 1 was an absolute game-changer for me and this album stands to do more of the same. The songs range all over the place like blistering, dark and gritty tracks like Moon Song to the aggressive and empowering Schadenfreude but no matter what there seems to be an element of noir to their songs. They really encapsulate a cinematic element available in electronic music and it works so well for their whole aesthetic. Metropolis Pt. II is a true evolution in sound from the San Fransisco based trio and represents yet another successful release out of Skrillex’s OWSLA label.