Thoughts Detecting Machines

Rick Valentin spent a good part of the past 30 years touring and recording with the indie guitar group Poster Children. He also spent the '90s playing synthesizers with the instrumental electronic combo Salaryman. Thoughts Detecting Machines is Rick armed with only a guitar and laptop, building loops into songs that are simultaneously emotional and mechanical.

Sound, Noise, & You is the second full-length Thoughts Detecting Machines album and contains twelve tracks of looped guitars, vocals and synths. These new songs alternate between ruminative instrumentals and electronic anthems. Like previous TDM releases, Sound, Noise, & You has a unique limited edition package: a combination of white vinyl, CD and cassette in a custom clear case.


Click thumbnails for hi-res images. All photos by Gilman Chatsworth.

Rick Valentin of Thoughts Detecting Machines
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