"A New Machine", parts 1 and 2 are songs from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.[1][2]

"A New Machine"
Song by Pink Floyd
from the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason
PublishedPink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
Released7 September 1987 (UK)
8 September 1987 (US)
RecordedNovember 1986 – August 1987
GenreProgressive rock
Length2:24 together
1:46 Part 1
0:38 Part 2
LabelEMI (UK)
Columbia (US)
Songwriter(s)David Gilmour

Lyrics and musicEdit

They serve as bookends to the instrumental track "Terminal Frost", and feature David Gilmour's voice, electrically distorted, through a vocoder and a rising synth note. The narrator seems to express weariness with a lifetime spent in one body, waiting for the moment of death, but seeks consolation in the fact that this "waiting" will eventually end.

A New Machine has a sound I've never heard anyone do. The noise gates, the Vocoders, opened up something new which to me seemed like a wonderful sound effect that no one had done before; it's innovation of a sort.

The two songs were the first Pink Floyd songs to be credited solely to David Gilmour since "Childhood's End", from their 1972 album Obscured by Clouds.

PersonnelEdit

Additional musicians

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5.
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
  3. ^ Matt Resnicoff (August 1992). "Careful With That Axe David Gilmour Interview". Musician. Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2010-08-16.