Nicely done! LOVE MACHINE are back with a new release, a new cast and a fresh breeze on garage and psychedelic rock. After the five Duesseldorfer retreated to the studio in late 2018 for probably the most prolific song writing phase since band existence and a fruitful collaboration with producer Patrick Staudle, EP Mirrors & Money will be released on UNIQUE Records in October 2019. On Mirrors & Money Noel Lardon, Hendrik Siems, Richard Eisenach, Marcel Roesche and Felix Wursthorn are more versatile and daring than ever. While its predecessor, Times To Come, is still all about Westcoast Psychedelia, Mirrors & Money has a much more complex and modern influence. The band's proven herb and psychedelic rock are now joined by garage, slacker and soul. The impossible mix, LOVE MACHINE embrace themselves, without any claim to remain in a field for too long and meet the expectations there in the least. Of genre boundaries and conventions, the five would like to know nothing here. Likewise, the songwriting comes along, leaves the cosmic conferences behind and dedicated to personal aspects, such as erotically charged pizza obsessions and childhood memories of the first own budgerigar. In addition to vocalist Marcel Rosche, the guitarists Hendrik Siems and Felix Wursthorn are also working as songwriters, providing a multifaceted overall picture. Musically, LOVE MACHINE move on Mirrors & Money between the worlds. The band makes the smooth transition from a porno grooving soul track like 'The Stripper' to pieces that sound like Garage & Punk Rock like 'Mirrors & Money' or 'Birdy Buddy'. In between, 'Dead Cats Dream' evolves into an evolved form of psychedelic rock that has made the band a name in recent years. The EP opener 'Valentino' and the schlustrack 'Starshine' also testify to how LOVE MACHINE enriches their music with further elements and condenses their own psych and krautrock sound with influences from alternative rock. The rhythm section around drummer Noel Lardon and the new bassist Richard Eisenach always remains on point and proves just as much flexibility and bandwidth as the joint guitar work of Hendrik Siems and Felix Wursthorn. The quintet is supported by e-pianist Jan Lammert, whose sound gives the pieces on Mirrors & Money a whole new dimension. Lammert sometimes plays invisible, sometimes in the foreground, but always with an unerring feeling for the right tone in the right place and thus keeps the shop together with the Fender Rhodes adhesive made of dreams. Next to Lammert is Marcel Rosche, whose sonorous voice runs like a red thread through the EP, while the rest of the band takes the liberty to sound like the next one. Rosche seems to be more mature and set than in comparison to previous recordings. Trained on old crooners and current slackers, he remains always ostrich-like laid back in the greatest turmoil around him without ever losing the character of his unique voice.