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Valerie Martino’s influence in the current underground music landscape cannot be overstated. As Unicorn Hard-On, she was one of the first of America's 21st-century noise artists to seriously mess around with beats, having carved out her own space in the scene since 2003. Over the last 13 years, Martino has toured the USA and Europe countless times and firmly established herself as an artist to pay close attention to. After a break from years of nonstop touring and releasing beautiful, handmade tapes, Martino is closing the doors on Unicorn Hard-On with a final release for untergang-institut as she begins her next chapter.

“Dream Machine” is the followup to Martino’s last full-length release, “Weird Universe” (Spectrum Spools, 2013). It expands on the twisted, colorful world of previous releases with slowly unraveling acid tracks and psychedelic synth lines. As a final release for the Unicorn Hard-On project, “Dream Machine” is an essential and truly masterful record from an artist who knows exactly what she’s doing. In her own words, “I just want to make sounds that are beautiful and weird.”

Tracklist:
1. Wave Vacation
2. Dream Machine
3. Echo Palm
4. The Mystifying Oracle
5. Miss Maddox
6. Florida Water

Artwork by Cosmo Knex

Press
Juno Plus: Unicorn Hard-On returns with Dream Machine
Resident Advisor review

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