2010 release. Drenched in a frozen, hypnotic melancholy, the Safety Machine is a double-LP tour de force by London-based musician and producer Alex Monk. Incorporating '70s kraut-synth psychedelia, cosmic ambient drones, and haunting melodies into an ambitious framework of multi-layered sonic bleakness with hints of early Eno, Klaus Schultze, Robert Wyatt, and Moondog. Monk creates a world that's filled with loss, loneliness, and ethereal beauty - staring into the abyss while the icecaps are hugging your skull... Hand-numbered edition of 310 with a screen-printed open sleeve. Includes MP3 download voucher.