Album cover artwork for Roisin Machine by Roisin Murphy“I feel my story’s still untold/ But I’ll make my own happy ending/ I guess I’d rather be alone, than making do and mending…”

Eight-plus minute opener Simulation – which gradually unfurls into a disco anthem of Donna Summer proportions, resplendent with arousal sounds – introduces this dancefloor affirmation, which is reiterated later during this album’s spectacularly titled seventh track, Murphy’s Law.

We Got Together‘s rumbling bass and trance-like energy teleport Róisín to early-’90s London, shimmying down Trade nightclub’s Muscle Alley at 11am – a transformative experience for listeners.

“I am a machine; I never stop,” Murphy has admitted, and Róisín Machine, her fifth solo album, should (finally!) propel the artist formerly known as the voice of Moloko way beyond that particular electronic duo’s reach.

Róisín Machine by Róisín Murphy is out October 2 via Skint/BMG.

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