4 years can feel like a really long time ? -Long Time No See- was Achim Maerz frst Wake Up! EP back in 2013, -It s Been A While- is his frst track on Metal and Machines and it s good to see that some things don t change. it s a true Achim Maerz track ? focused on longing melodies, warmly distorted harmonies based on deep house foundations. -Listening To Machines- features a kickdrum like a steam hammer in factory hall. For the right mind, even a factory can be an inspiring place. Benjamin Brunn s -Iron Copper Gold- follows his manner of creating timeless and eternal soundscapes. It is less playful and takes the tension to higher grounds. Just like metal, it s cold being touched and it doesn t take long until it reaches body temperature. The fourth track Express Mode- was released on Benjamin Brunns Drop LP in 2015. Achim Maerz remix sounds like a screwed-down uptempo house track ? slow and heavy, but Benjamin Brunn s quirkiness is undeniably there.