Stealing Sheep have returned with ‘Wow Machine’, a special commission album inspired by electronic music’s female pioneers that takes a deep dive into the realms of electronics, sampling, splicing, looping and reversing.
Due for release on the 24th June, the album is a first for Both Sides Records, a new label set up as part of the Brighter Sounds Gender Equality program.
This conceptual work takes the listener on a journey through serene feels, doomy landscapes, feminist sci-fi themes and robotic vocals with a contrasting mixture of analogue studio setups and modern software synths. The Sheep fluctuate between ambient flows and techno flavours in celebration of unsung women in music using the sinister sound-effects made by Delia Derbyshire during her time at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
‘Wow Machine’ is the bands most recent release and follows ‘La Planéte Sauvage – Soundtrack’ 2021 released by Fire Records and three studio albums ‘The Diamond Sun’ 2011, ‘Not Real’ 2015 & ‘Big Wows’ 2019 released by Heavenly Recordings.
Speaking about the project as whole the band says, “We’ve been inspired by the ‘Sisters With Transistors’, a group of radical women, who used technology to push the boundaries of music. Without the representation of these musicians, we would have struggled to picture ourselves in these roles.”