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Maiden & Machine is the music based, cloning experiment of Janelle Palmer, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and ‘bedroom’ producer based in Northland, NZ.

""I’ve always thought it’d be kinda cool to clone myself…and in a musical sense Maiden & Machine is just that. I jam and create with a band of Me’s. And the results are songs that are intimately me. They tell my stories, my life experiences, my loves, hurts and annoyances. It’s music that makes me feel…and I hope it takes others on a journey too.""

Combining sampling & synthesis techniques of electronica with the melody and lyrical styles of indie/pop, the songs of Maiden & Machine are catchy, emotional, gritty. Grunged out guitars comfortably snug up against synth driven melodies and binding it tightly together is the raw honesty of the lyrics and vocal delivery. Throw in solid beats and a strong DIY ethos and you are coming close to appreciating the spirit and sound of Maiden & Machine.

Maiden & Machine Janelle Palmer, Northland, New Zealand

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    Episode 53 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 7.13
    on November 28, 2013 23:52

    @Nom Bizarre: Yes, you summed it up nicely! My thoughts exactly!

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    Melt (alternate ending) at 4.21
    on June 12, 2013 19:29
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    Episode 36 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 26.24
    on April 30, 2013 10:40

    @amv-productions: I had the same reaction - instant tingles. Very cool track. So unique.

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    Episode 36 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 20.52
    on April 30, 2013 10:34

    Yup, got my groove on to this one!

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    Episode 36 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 14.41
    on April 30, 2013 10:29

    Love that chewy bass. Really interesting sounds going on - like it.

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    Episode 36 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 3.28
    on April 30, 2013 10:14

    Lush production.

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    Episode 36 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 2.00
    on April 30, 2013 10:12

    This is beautiful. Lovely lyrics too.

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    Episode 34 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 23.53
    on April 20, 2013 22:57

    Yeah my kind of snizzle too! Beautifully emotive piece of music.

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    Episode 34 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 5.44
    on April 20, 2013 22:39

    Oh love this already!

  • A Comment on Maiden & Machine's
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    Melt (alternate ending) at 3.20
    on February 20, 2013 08:41

    @Justin Allen: hey, thanks for listening Justin :)

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    Surrender at 2.19
    on February 03, 2013 20:11

    @Kpax313: Thanks Kerry :)

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    Lovesick at 4.38
    on January 19, 2013 16:59

    I echo @hellskiss comments...this is an impressive song. So emotive and visual - ancient forests, cleansing rain, a feeling of being uplifted and free. It really sends me to a good place.

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    Lovesick at 3.00
    on January 19, 2013 16:53

    That new section coming in...it gives me heaven.

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    Lovesick at 1.06
    on January 19, 2013 16:52

    Like the tone of the guitar sound.

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    Lovesick at 0.16
    on January 19, 2013 16:50

    Your music is so visual. It invokes so much imagery for me.

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    Chacruna at 4.23
    on January 19, 2013 16:47

    That was a journey. I really like how the claps and chants give it a really ancient feel which contrast so nice with all the techy glitch stuff. Cool track.

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    Chacruna at 2.17
    on January 19, 2013 16:43

    Really feel that bass.

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    Chacruna at 1.32
    on January 19, 2013 16:42

    I'm into the interesting percussive elements you use.

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    Chacruna at 0.32
    on January 19, 2013 16:41

    This is such a beautiful section of guitar. Love it.

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    Bitextural (Maiden & Machine Remix) - Tom Cosm at 1.34
    on January 19, 2013 16:38

    @Northstar11: Thanks! It was a fun remix to work on.

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    Two Divide Into at 4.02
    on January 19, 2013 16:37

    @Loe......................: Was just gonna say that too! That harmony really lovelies it up something good.

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    Two Divide Into at 2.40
    on January 19, 2013 16:36

    The organic guitar vs mooshy synth works great.

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    Two Divide Into at 1.08
    on January 19, 2013 16:34

    Nice vocals!

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    lucky one - Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night at 4.58
    on January 19, 2013 16:33

    Love it Luc. Downloading now.

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    lucky one - Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night at 3.18
    on January 19, 2013 16:32

    Really love the change in direction/key (evening arriving yes?). You have certainly painted the arrival of darkness very well.

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    lucky one - Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night at 1.32
    on January 19, 2013 16:27

    Oh! This is lovely.

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    Melt (alternate ending) at 1.50
    on December 04, 2012 07:44

    @Peter Bladh: Yup, I love the minor mood. Cheers.

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    Melt (alternate ending) at 5.26
    on November 23, 2012 07:06
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    Melt (alternate ending) at 3.04
    on November 15, 2012 23:32

    @TAAFFE: Thank you - glad you like! I do enjoy your sounds also.

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    See at 3.27
    on November 11, 2012 06:14

    Beautiful. And a good match to my Sunday afternoon mood.

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    See at 1.03
    on November 11, 2012 06:11

    Love the washy vocals and how they play follow-the-leader with the guitar

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    See at 0.38
    on November 11, 2012 06:10

    Oh! This is nice!

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    Sovereign [Chillax Music] at 4.31
    on October 23, 2012 07:44

    Simply beautiful, Karl. It has such a "yearning" quality to it, very emotive. You were right, this is definitely a track I enjoy! Awesome.

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    Episode 18 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 32.20
    on October 16, 2012 22:49

    This is a nice track. Love the building intensity.

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    Episode 18 - weeklypodcast.net - Independent Mu... at 7.48
    on October 16, 2012 22:32

    Great track. Lovely dark atmosphere

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    Stars love satellites (un-mastered)
    on October 14, 2012 07:43

    @hellskiss: Thanks for having a listen Heather. I've actually got quite a few tunes of this nature that I have yet to put out into the world. BTW, I'm looking forward to hearing some new stuff from you n Aisha too eh :)

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    Stars love satellites (un-mastered) at 4.30
    on October 14, 2012 07:40

    @Seriouslee: Thanks. I haven't released anything "officially" yet but would definitely like to do so.

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    Stuck at 2.47
    on October 14, 2012 07:39

    @Seriouslee: Thanks heaps. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment :)

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    Melt (alternate ending) at 3.58
    on October 14, 2012 07:37

    @Kpax313: Thanks so much :)

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    Torus Redux at 0.40
    on October 11, 2012 06:37

    Cool sound elements - like a mechanical future forest.

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