DIGITAL LEATHER- 'Blow Machine' CD. Digital Leather's 'Blow Machine' pushes their raw synthesized punk further into the cold, detached wasteland. Equally at home compared to retro-synth-punk bands like The Screamers, Lost Sounds and Wire, 'Blow Machine' draws on those influences and throws in a few unusual melodic twists and turns without sparing your heart or your eardrums a second of peace. A lot of people are panning the overly simple cover art on this one and that's done by design. Since the album conceptually is about all things blow and drug related the band wanted to make an overly simple cover to look like someone cranked it out in a few minutes high on sumthin. And well, I'd say they achieved their goal!