It seems Compressorhead, a literal metal band consisting entirely of robots, has some hot competition. For his upcoming EP "Music for Robots," Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, has engaged the musical help of Japanese three-piece all-robot band the Z-Machines.
Or rather, the Z-Machines' musical producer Kenjiro Matuso engaged Squarepusher. In 2013, Matsuo and his team assembled the band, with the aim of creating machines that could perform in ways no human could. Several artists were invited to compose for the band -- which includes a 78-fingered guitarist (like Compressorhead's hydraulic guitarist, Fingers) and a 22-armed drummer. … Read more