Drawing inspiration from a wide range of EBM and industrial based music such as VNV Nation, De/Vision, Nitzer Ebb and KMFDM, Vain Machine’s signature sound features dirty-driving bass lines, sweeping pads, razor sharp leads and rhythmic electronic percussion underpinning infectious melodies.
Established by Beau Baker and Omar Quinones in 2013, the two met in a chance encounter when Beau answered an ad that Omar had posted looking for musicians to assist in remixing a single for Omar’s project, ROOM 1202. While ROOM 1202 dissolved in 2007; the two musicians remained in close contact and after working with various partners, the duo began pushing forward and creating new ideas that formed the core sound of Vain Machine.
In May 2013 the band self-released a series of tracks which generated a great deal of interest in their music, both online and in their hometown of Los Angeles. The band began playing live shows in November 2013, including the 24th anniversary of local goth-industrial store Ipso Facto, and supporting for the Los Angeles Synthpop Society with local band Savi0r. After only a few live shows they were also selected to open for legendary German electropop act De/Vision.
In September 2014, Vain Machine signed a contract with UK-based independent electronica label AnalogueTrash Records for the release of their upcoming single and album. Their full-length album, Lost, is released in 2015 and features 12 choice cuts including 7 original tracks and 5 remixes from alternative electronic stalwarts such as People Theatre, Assemblage 23 and Nordika.
released February 20, 2015
Produced by Vain Machine
Lyrics by Quinones
Music by Quinones/Baker; except track 3 by Obando/Baker
Mastered by X-Fusion Music Production
Artwork by Jack Leeson
Without a doubt one of the strongest EBM/Electro/Synthpop releases of 2015! Every song a brilliant shimmering gem and qualified as a "favorite track". A refreshing range of styles, emotions, and songwriting genius. This is not ordinary by any means but rather extraordinary and shows exceptional promise from the Swedish masterminds on their sophomore release (as did their debut). Highly Recommended. This has quickly become a release I could not live without. 10/10! Johnny Brito
Bought the album on the strength of hearing Heroes. It is an excellent cover version of a legendary track. I also streamed the album a couple of times and liked what I heard. I look forward to hearing more of the album. Neilo