Spanish veterans Proyecto Mirage present their 7th album – and their most mature and atmospherically diverse effort yet. Dedicated to the history of technology (which started with invention of the steam engine) the album title represents the elements that are unmistakeably Proyecto Mirage: Prompting rhythmic noise with tough beats, often blessed with Alicia’s trademark electro-clash style vocals. An established recording artist since 1999, Spanish duo Proyecto Mirage may be best known for their energetic live performances and their dance floor tracks. On “Steam Tech”, fans will find what they expect – and some surprises as well: The opener “Morlock Ritual” is dedicated to a sci-fi character, a steaming instrumental track with various layers of rhythm. The vocal tracks come in various speeds and moods, with Alicia’s deliverance ranging from clinical to sleazy: “Cold Fire” and “Rhythm Of Locomotive” are classic Proyecto, salacious industrial rave, “Pray In Binary” and “The Alchimist” appear in an old school sound, while other tracks are actually more songs, like the downbeat “Evil Machine”, the almost-electro-wave “Came To Know” or the beautiful, hymnic “Smoke And Noise”. Then there is “Tesla Coil”, dedicated to the high voltage generator, a moody industrial fantasy in which the feedback drones are assembled to what could nearly be called (beware!) a melody. And of course there are some fine pieces of steamtechno, pushing the tempo as you desire, like “Flying Biocopter”, “Rhythm Of Locomotive”, “Peg 100 Experiment” (strangely reminiscent of Richard D. James’ Caustic Window alter ego) and the hard-hitting closing title “Mecha’s Attack”. “Steam Tech” is assembled with a strong awareness for industrial and electro history, yet completely up-to-date in its production value, and especially the songs on the album provide an enormous crossover appeal. Proyecto Mirage stay true to – and develop - their very own, unmistakeable sound. So ride this steam-powered train and enjoy the raw energy of the industrial revolution!