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September 9, 2009

030 / Bachelor Machines: It Is Nice To Finally Meet You

FW030 Bachelor Machines

In late 2004, songwriter Clint Hoagland stumbled upon the Bachelor Machines, forgotten, in a basement in a remote part of Lansing, Michigan. Mr Hoagland blew the dust off their screens, connected them back up, and they sprung back into life. The Bachelor Machines – Bachelor #1 and Bachelor #2 – requested audio and visual information input in the form of 12″ LPs, VHS tapes and DVDs, which their human assistant provides them. They take that raw input, process it using operations known only to themselves, and then they provide their assistant with audio messages.

Note from Mr Hoagland: Bachelor #2 asked me to get some horror DVDs for Bachelor #1, which I did. It’s interesting that they would choose dance music based on horror movies for their first big communication, don’t know what that’s about.

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