Note: The Artbook includes a bonus disc (with demo versions of the album songs and some additional demo tracks), plus 52 pages of new and original artwork by Conrad Keely. It’s limited to 2.000 hand-numbered copies!
Conrad Keely, mastermind behind …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead presents his first solo record offering 24 brand-new songs. “Original Machines” documents a journey, literally, as Keely recorded song ideas wherever he travelled in past years, resulting in working titles such as “Flight To Frankfurt”, “Drive To Kampot”, “Manchester Idea”, or “Leaving Bangkok”. From the basic ideas on his iPad, Keely forged his most personal and intimate record to date. Melting singer/songwriter tracks such as the Dylan-esque “Engines Of The Dark”, electro pop (“Original Machines”), great choruses (take “Nothing That I Meant (Interstellar)” & “Before The Swim” as prime examples) to 90’s alternative rock (“Hills Of K-Town”), and experimental tracks (“Marcel Was Here”, “Forbidden Stones”), Keely’s solo record impresses with diversity, continuously strong hooks, and ultimately is an addictive manifest of limitless creativity.