This is the music video for My Sex – a great cover of the Ultravox 1977 original, by the Tara Busch project, I Speak Machine.
I Speak Machine is Busch’s ‘alter-ego that creates darker, starker, more electronic sounds than Tara Busch naturally would.’
Here’s what she has to say about the cover:
The track itself was created (as always) in Logic 9. I often try to enforce limitations when I work (for quite a few reasons, but mainly because it gives me a focus and as a result makes me more creative – and I work much faster), and the limitation this time was to do as much of the instrumentation as possible on the Pro One. All instrumentation except for the kick drum (which is a custom tweaking in Native Instruments Battery 3) was done on this synth, except for the verse bass line which wound up being my Voyager, as I wanted something a bit warmer in that spot to offset the all the nastiness elsewhere.
I’m pleased with how it turned out, pretty much – vocals are processed through the Electro Harmonix V256 Vocoder.
Video by Maf Lewis, filmed entirely on iPhone.
I Speak Machine’s My Sex is available on the Gazelle Twin/I Speak Machine EP, Exponentialism:
This limited edition EP (only 750 copies) features Gazelle Twin and I Speak Machine (Tara Busch’s new project), who explore Foxx’s lyrical themes and ideas on 4 beautifully executed cover versions, which also relate strongly to their own work.
I Speak Machine’s take on ‘My Sex’ transforms it into a gigantic, cyber-sensual pop song, while ‘I Want To Be A Machine’ is a much darker, stranger transformation. Gazelle Twin has been planning a cover of Foxx/Gordon’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ for a couple of years. In 2011 she told Artrocker Magazine: ‘Never Let Me Go’ is a mirage of maternal comfort in a toxic and unrelenting world. It’s one of those songs I wish I’d made; drenched in analogue pulses and drones. a lullaby-like synth melody accompanying an android (yet emotional) dual-vocal part. I can definitely feel a cover coming on.’
Meanwhile, Gazelle Twin’s stark version of ‘He’s A Liquid’ reveals a different side to her work as she delivers the surreal, dream-like lyrics in a voice that is completely different to the lullabying ‘Never Let Me Go’.