‘Machine Love’ is an ice-cool collaboration between former Christchurch sonic explorer Mark Roberts as We Are Temporary and fellow Christchurch electronica artist (and PopLib favourite) Misfit Mod.

It is the lead single off a new We Are Temporary album called “Gemini” (due late 2014 on Stars & Letters).

Misfit Mod (Sarah Kelleher) contributed the lyrics and vocals. While Sarah as Misfit Mod usually operates in a minimalist electronica setting where the vocals are the human heart of the song, “Machine Love” turns up the volume, intensity and sonic distractions to stadium-filling levels. Despite the churn that voice still manages to shine through the thundering pulse and clatter of machinery, calm at the centre of the storm, with its perfect melancholic soul intact.