REVIEW: Thoughts Detecting Machines’ “Work The Circuits”

Thoughts Detecting Machines photo ThoughtsDM_cover_zpsyyvnji3a.jpg Work The Circuits (Twelve Inch) is the new album by Rick Valentin, whom you may know as a member of Poster Children or Salaryman. If you have enjoyed his contributions there, then you will definitely immerse yourself in the music found here. Work The Circuits sounds something straight out of the early 80’s with new wave textures and synth pop/rock, and while some audiences will be able to compare it with what worked, hearing songs like “In The Right”, “Shine Me On”, and “Bully” is nothing more than hearing songs that are composed exceptionally well. If the lyrics have a bitter sting, you’ll feel it verbally and musically. If there’s something that brings up feelings of joy, it may not be too obvious at times but it’s there. One may hear hints of nine inch nails, Thomas Dolby, Type-O Negative, Smashing Pumpkins, or Gary Numan but in time there will be people who will compare the new songs to Thoughts Detecting Machines, and you can have Work The Circuits to thank.

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FREE MP3 DL: Thoughts Detecting Machines’ “Night For Day”

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Poster Children’s member Rick Valentin will be releasing a new album as Thoughts Detecting Machines in two weeks called Work The Circuit and he is offering another chance for you to hear something from it. This one can be downloaded for free, the song is called “Night For Day”, while supplies last.

FREE MP3 DL: Thoughts Detecting Machines’ “New Day”

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If you recognize him, you know him as Poster Children’s member Rick Valentin. You may want to add a few more new words to his identity because as a solo artist, he wants to be known as Thoughts Detecting Machines. As Thoughts Detecting Machines, Valentin will be releasing an album called Work The Circuit and “New Day” is the first single from it. Some may feel it is a nice throwback to the new wave of the early 1980’s and if it is, consider the synths and dark vocals a nice return. The album will be out on March 16th.