Sentient Machine

Sentient Machine

 New York City, New York, USA

Driving guitar riffs, pounding drums, eerie samples & synths, strange but captivating vocals: all these things culminate to form the music of Sentient Machine. The songs are built on driving rhythms & strong hooks wrapped in a wash of noise & samples. It waivers between playful & a surreal nightmare


Screeching guitars, pounding drums, bombastic synthesizers, strange but captivating vocals. All these elements unite and culminate in the music of Sentient Machine.

The brainchild of Adam Schneider, Sentient Machine began as a young fascination with the idea of a one-man studio band, explored by artists such as Trent Reznor and Prince. This fascination soon led Adam to begin writing his own compositions, which took influence from musical genres such as grunge, industrial, and experimental rock.

As the music grew, so did the band. Adam collaborated with Stephanie Ivanov, Chris D’Ambrosio, Steve Plesnarski, and Tina Kenny; fine tuning the music to take full advantage of the talents of his new lineup.

Sentient Machine’s songs are built with driving rhythms and strong hooks wrapped in a wash of noise and exotic samples. A screamingly loud chorus can shrink down to little more than a whisper in a matter of seconds. It’s music that’s meant to be just as gut wrenching and visceral as it is eccentric and chaotic. Like a seven-year old schizophrenic it wavers between invitingly playful and a surrealistic nightmare.


We are currently working on releasing a 10 song CD complete with reworkings of our older tracks as well as new material.

Objects Are Women (EP) - 2007
Sensibly Violent (EP) - 2007

Set List

Our typical set list is from 35-50 minutes.
As of 12/22/07 we have 8 original songs that we perform, along with 3 covers that we've reworked into our style.