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Critical Fault

by unitcode:machine

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distortedcircuitry Addictive! Instrumental during Emptiness=YES! Love it through and through. Great vocals and emotional venting. Lots of influences apparent including Stabbing Westward, NIN but way less mainstream. Favorite track: Against The Pale.
Zachary Paul Hunter
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Zachary Paul Hunter I really loved the album Mr.Kristoffer! I was going to call it best Dark Pop Album of 23' but it's electro-industrial.
I thought the sound production by Mr.Hall was perfect!
I noticed first 2 decades having trouble but then 2020 is where you started to take off but probably want to slow down to 2-3 years! Then you'll be Placebo but Unitcode:Machine of course. Speaking of Releases...$orry to be confusing but I care about Artists! Favorite track: Cold.
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luxy999 The lyrics and the melody and music just touched my heart. The lyrics in Blind hit home to me. All written from my heart my own feelings. Cannot even pick favorite as all super. Blind, Take it all away, Violent end and Cold are my standout tracks but the whole album is a masterpiece. Being visually impared, Blind is one would pick if pressed to pick one.
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Robert Blair I am not able to pick a favourite track, too many good songs. Excellent production, chorus's and hooks. Nice work!
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jouzer This is one of my top albums of the year (2023). I was shocked with how well this entire album sounds and was put together. If you like any song from this record, you will enjoy them all.

Buy this album and support the artist.

I expect to hear many more interesting works from Unitcode:machine in the future.

Fantastic work from everyone involved but mainly from one man's mind that created such art. Favorite track: Keep Above The Water.
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qa1wsx Simply stated-buy it! Favorite track: Cold.
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Cold 04:59
Surface 04:48
Undone 04:56
Blind 05:06
Nothing Left 04:40
Emptiness 05:09


unitcode:machine “Critical Fault” - Exploring the Depths of Emotion Through Sonic Alchemy

unitcode:machine crafts a paradoxical blend, fusing vibrant, energetic sound with brutally raw lyrics—a stylistic device that commands attention. In a recent interview, Eric Kristoffer the band's visionary takes us into the heart of this method, illuminating their enthralling album, "Critical Fault."

Behind the album's deceptive façade lies deliberate intention—where music pulses as a metaphorical heartbeat, and lyrics peel back layers of emotion in a revealing dance. This album chronicles an internal struggle for identity, capturing the artist's journey via resonant melodies and thought-provoking verses.

For unitcode:machine, music is an emotional conduit. Songwriting becomes catharsis, a channel to confront personal stories and share vulnerabilities. The album's tracks delve into poignant themes, reflecting an intimate wrestle with the self. Yet, this journey isn't about descent into darkness; it's about embracing vulnerabilities and understanding. Each song forms part of a broader story, symbolized by the visual embodiment of "Critical Fault.

In this symbolic abyss, "Critical Fault" signifies a divide—a visual analogy of the artist's past self on one side and the evolving self on the other. The observer becomes the storyteller, encapsulating the album's essence: a voyage of self-discovery and transformation. unitcode:machine is poised to mesmerize global audiences, beckoning them into a realm where innovation and emotion coalesce.

Recorded at Code Violation Studios, produced by Christopher Hall of Stabbing Westward, "Critical Fault" stands as unitcode:machine's testament to musical boundary-pushing. The captivating cover art, a creation of Greg Rolfes, seamlessly intertwines with the album's tale, amplifying the artist's narrative intent. Mastered by Eric Oehler at Submersible Studios.


released October 6, 2023

Music and lyrics written by Eric Kristoffer
Production and Mixing by Christopher Hall
Mastering by Eric Oehler at Submersible Studios
Artwork and Layout by Greg Rolfes

Special Thanks to
Chris Hall, Nick Delavega, Austin Hayes, Christian Petke, Greg Rolfes, Eric Oehler, Dwayne Dassing, Brian Graupner, Ilker Yücel, James and Michelle Perry, Rusty Jorgensen, Carlton Bost, Jay Tye, G.W. Childs IV, Brent Heinze, Eric Hanes, Mark Sousa, Patricia Sparrow


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unitcode:machine Dallas, Texas

Starting 2000, UNITCODE:MACHINE is a project from Texas Native Eric Kristoffer. Following in the steps of other Texas electronic artists, Eric's style of electro-industrial takes from many inspirations to create a sound unique to the project. Ever changing, UNITCODE:MACHINE's list of comparable projects changes from album to album. ... more


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