In May of 1995 the Autono accompanied composer Mark Junglen to Russia to perform two shows with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra. Mark had written a rock opera commemorating the WWII experience of a town called Volgograd (known as Stalingrad in WWII) featuring a rock band and the symphony. After returning from Russia the band finished their third CD titled 'Machines' (1996) which sold well, but lacked airplay. 'Machines' featured a harder sound with more incisive lyrics and forays into surf and Spanish music themes, It also features the track 'And Another One' by Mark Junglen offering a scathing commentary of everyday suburban life. The band floundered playing local clubs until November of 1997 when they finally called it quits after eight years.