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About Machine Woman

As Machine Woman, Anastasia Vtorova records gritty experimental techno, lacing minimal rhythms with distortion and bizarre effects. Her music is reflective of the ecstasy of nightlife as well as the loneliness of spending nights in solitude, and her sly sense of humor is evident in track titles like "If Actress Was an Actress" and "But It Was Like 30 Intros in a Row" (based on a negative response to one of her performances). Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, she attended university in London and played in various punk and noise groups. Eventually she got tired of being in bands and started making solo electronic music, but she maintained a rebellious, convention-defying spirit with her work. She released a few tapes of experimental music starting in 2014, and her debut vinyl EP, For Sweden, was issued by Peder Mannerfelt's eponymous label in late 2015, by which point she had relocated to Berlin. Her most club-friendly release to date, Genau House, was issued by Where to Now? in 2016. In 2017, a Machine Woman remix of Illum Sphere's track "Paradise" was released by Ninja Tune, and the label's Technicolour imprint issued her third vinyl EP, When Lobster Comes Home, featuring the lead track "Camile from Ohm Makes Me Feel Loved." ~ Paul Simpson

St. Petersburg, Russia