With a full spectrum of electronic soundscapes, a variety of percussive styles, and blistering instrumental work, Concentrick makes electronic music the way it should be made, with a compelling feeling of magic. Music magic enough to enlighten the souls of the listener, so pristine, clear and textured, leaving this new fan begging and coming back for more. Recording on the Deluxe label, Tender Machines is quite an achievement in the sense of the indie electronic movement. The majority of the material is centered on the recording of live instrumental projects, while a powerful and vibrant variety of musical elements are blended to create quite a natural aura. That natural aura features keyboards, guitar, percussion, organs, and strings, with help from a engineer freeing up the soundboard with a couple of recording tricks of his own. Some compelling highlights are tracks such as "Bummer," "Maniac Vs. Truckturner," and the haunting "Just Walk Away." Certainly the perfect record for indie electro-pop listeners, the songs are quite introspective, ethereal, and fresh. Textured music for such an artistic and eclectic group of musicians.
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AllMusic Review by Shawn M. Haney