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ITALIANO: "Ascoltando i TWM farete un viaggio in un mondo rilassante fatto di buona musica. La musica dei TWM è fatta di suoni elettronici ed acustici, a volte ispirato da brani tradizionali (indiani, irlandesi o spagnoli), misti a sonorità moderne dal chillout al jazz, dal new age all'ambient, il tutto suonato con un misto di strumenti acustici ed elettronici. La musica dei TWM vi farà sognare. Sogni che non vorrete dimenticare."

ENGLISH: "Listening to the TWM you'd travel into a relaxing world of good music. TWM plays a mix of acoustic and electronic music, sometimes inspired by ancient or traditional tunes (Irish, indian or spanish), mixed with modern sounds, from chill-out to jazz, with a mix of acoustic and electronic instruments. The music of TWM is something that will make you dream. A dream you won't forget."
In viaggio con i Wimshurst’s Machine

Veri e propri viaggiatori del tempo, saltano da un’atmosfera all’altra in modo naturale, come se nulla fosse accaduto.
Un progetto completo e ammirevole quasi tutti strumentale che si articola in un doppio cd per un totale di 37 brani che include anche un libretto a colori sul quale troviamo i testi, le illustrazioni originali di Daniele Scerra ed il racconto di Duilio Chiarle (ispirazione per la band per questo terzo lavoro).
Partiamo dal passato (past è infatti il nome del primo cd) muovendoci tra sound celtico e jazz con gocce di elettronica e suoni naturali (come lo scorrere dell’acqua e il rumore di cicale in sottofondo che fa da ponte tra il brano “Seven lost cities” e “Bayside waltz “ .
Pezzi che ci trasportano facendoci viaggiare con l’immaginazione tra le capanne degli indiani d’america fino alla corte del Re Artù fino a rompere il silenzio dello strumentale con “Broken silente” dobe all’hambient soft è unita la dolcezza sinuosa della voce femminile .
Pezzi che sembrano nati per accompagnare le immagini di qualche colossal di qualsiasi ambientazione temporale si tratti.
Rimango sbalordita ascoltando “Rise and fall of the anasazi”: incredibile come riescano ci si rilassi al suono celtico per poi cadere nel rock con tanto di batteria e chitarra elettrica, tornando alla pace con il brano successivo fino ad aprire l’ultima porta che ci conduce alla seconda parte del viaggio.
Un racconto accompagnato dalla musica o la musica accompagnato dal racconto a voi la scelta su come vivere un cd particolare lontano dai canoni del commercio ma assolutamente maturo e con un chiaro marchio di fabbrica.
I The Wimshurst’s Machine nascono appena nel 2003 da due appassionati di computer che danno il via ad un progetto a metà tra l’elettronica e l’acustica, dando vita ad un’unione impossibile tra atmosfere etniche, d’ambiente, rock ed elettroniche.
Ale - Grigiotorino (Aug 7, 2007)
If the Wimshurst's Machine's (TWM) music were available on prescription, they could, quite conceivably put the pharmaceutical industry out of business! Their debut CD 'a traveler who didn't ask for glory' was produced in 2004 and features some of the most inventive and inspiring instrumental/soundtrack pieces ever to have been confined onto an audio CD for the benefit of the masses. Here, you'll find healings and explorations and innovations in sound courtesy of some extemporary masters of Keyboards, Sax, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Clarinet, Cornet, Trumpet, and Drums. It's all in the music folks and I'm gonna have to explain what happens when you press the play button...

If you were going to try to capture the essence and mood of a sunrise in sounds alone, then TWM have accomplished it with Mountain sunrise - an amazing album opener if ever there was one that brings bird song, keyboards, and strings straight into your moment while you bask in the widening light and colour that of sunrise brings with it!
Fatherland strengthens and binds your enchantment with some soft percussion and mesmerizing keyboard, sax, and vox meanderings. It's such a beautiful piece that can be played at low volume for hints and hues and loud volume for complete saturation of spirit.
Up to the road and back again is a superb musical accomplishment with incredibly smooth and stylish arrangements and equally smooth and stylish musicianship to match. The production is excellent but it's the composition that stands out like a diamond on a vast shore of pebbles!
Mystical sea captures the naturally occurring shoreline and waves to blend and balance the seascape with the creatively inspired soundscape that Wimshurst's Machine are undoubted masters of. Some superb sax work parades itself through the track like a multicoloured epitaph to everything we would want to find in such soul food. Rich and dreamy, Mystical Sea is truly something to behold!
Freedom calls is that little excursion of the heart to the soul complete with the kind of pan-european sweeps, keyboards, sax, and percussion we all have as soundtracks to our more pleasant dreams. Watch out for the tightly synchronized strings and piano sounds... beautiful!
A long journey is the piece that could have earned TWM the 2004 Best International Audio Therapeutics Award! The track constantly has you wondering how on earth these musicians manage to get any sleep when they're producing works of this magnitude! Cleverly conceived bass and percussion work are finely balanced with the atmospheric sax and keys that wind their way around your emotions like spiraling all-embracing hugs. It's an amazing piece of work by any standard and my favourite TWM track so far! Watch out for the funk bass riffs that appear here and there... brilliant!
Magic lights is bass and percussion focused with incidental piano riffs and just the right amount of passages of sweeps and pads added for extra comfort. Celtic death ballad meanwhile, features some very clever synth and inevitably superb sax work to make the track shine like a million suns! Then... comes the female vocal parts.. enchanting, mesmerizing, and ultimately soul enriching.. the engineer must have been a constant state of euphoria! Watch out for the jazzy piano and horn fills that give the track added depth and dynamics!
Indian shores takes you by the collar all the way across the kind of planes you wish could physically exist somewhere upstairs... that place you'd run to whenever you're feeling a little too introspective! The percussion is outstanding as it delivers the kind of East Asian beats we all know and love and then there's the intricacies of the sax playing... charming... seamless... exotic! A fabulous piece of music that epitomizes the ingenuity and excellence that is The Wimshurst's Machine at their best!
Intermezzo: The Folly opens up a whole new world of vision in sound. There's some fantastic acoustic guitar playing here.. set at exactly the right amount of compression and separation with a tad of echo complete with bird song. Then, we get to Variations over the folly with it's semblances to A long journey but with some extremely nice guitar and bass exotix. It's a piece for the new millennia certainly with it's astonishing array of pipes and synth collaborations.. by far my most favourite track SO FAR!
Electrolife is such a brilliantly composed sound collage when heard through the speakers that you're yearning to hear it through headphones within the first few moments. When you do... you are completely, helplessly, hopelessly blown clean away! Electrolife is beyond borders for me... so I'll call it contemporary traditional electronica scaping!
Night celebrations is officially, and without a doubt, my favourite track on the album. There's so much going on here that a couple of hundred plays might just get you to where you wanna go! Excellently composed and arranged, the track is unquestionably TWM's anthem piece and should the band be performing live at any time... it's worth the flight and ticket price just to experience this one in front of a very very large audience!
Rainbow (dedicated to Iris) opens with some very sharp synth FX that are quickly replaced by some truly original and stylish guitar and sax. It amazes me when musicians are this expressive collectively and TWM know lots and lots about this kind of effective expression! I can think of a fe hundred movie soundtracks where Rainbow fits quite nicely!
The fall of the ancient town (electronic symphony in D minor) is the kind of collated finale track that many soundtrack artists aspire towards. Keep an eye on the keyboards that seem to have come spiraling out of the spire of some famous cathedral just to be part of this magnificent epic! Voices, sweeps and pads rebound across the floors, walls, and ceilings leaving you completely voluntarily bound and gagged in amazement. The title section beginning with the brass section is so dutifully delivered and engineered that it's hard to remind yourself of the fact that TWM are still unsigned. As the finale to this wonderful album, 'The fall of the ancient town' sums up TWM's mastery of instruments and arrangements. It sums up TWM's innovation and excellence and reminds us all that indeed there is still plenty of beauty and love to be found in contemporary soundtrack music - the kind that the Wimshurst's Machine are breaking new ground with all the time!
Since most of us don't have the luxury of traipsing across the globe, we'll have to settle for the worldly music of the Wimshurst's Machine. It is easy to imagine yourself peacefully lounging in a scenic land while listening to these compositions, which use a wide array of acoustic instrumentation backed by ambient electronica.
Dear Broadjam Member,
We checked in on our Italian Pro MoB's this week, and we liked what we saw. Start with "Magic Lights" by the Wimshurst's Machine. This song has a smooth, ambient feel that soothes the listener while still keeping them interested. (...)

The Wimshurst's Machine (TWM) is a project created by the musical passions of each member and by a central idea that was developed between friends and colleagues with little time to play together. Thanks to modern software, it has become possible to play together even while living at distant locations. TWM uses plenty of acoustic instruments from saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar (classical and Spanish), trumpet, dulcimer, bagpipe, mandolin, drums and many more. But the band also plays several electric guitars, MIDI keyboards/controllers, and so on.

TWM’s first album was based on the notion that ancient explorers lived most of their lives through violent but incredible adventures. In this album you hear a story that tells about an ancient traveler that obtained glory while he was searching for himself across the world.

“Very good bassline synth and a great piano accompaniment. I loved the start. I'm a sucker for slow build-ups and dark, seductive synths. I just LOVE the intro!!!”
(Broadjam Engineer)

--(Broadjam Member Newsletter: 8-12-04, #165)
Artist: The Wimshurst's Machine
Album: The Alchemist

Italy's The Wimshurst's Machine is a cross between the ambient/chillout sound of Sweetback (Sade's band members), a dreamy landscape that plays as the perfect soundtrack for a romantic art film, then topped off with a couple of adult radio friendly songs thrown in for good measure. That is what you will get with TWM's "The Alchemist".

TWM combined exotic traditional sounds from around the world, dressed up with chilling, thought-provoking and sensual grooves that stimulate and relaxes the body and soul. The Alchemist is formatted perfectly, creating a successful union between Smooth Jazz and Electronica.

"Nemesis" and "O Alquimista" are two good examples of music that would go over very well on Adult contemporary stations. Now don't get confused because I keep using Adult Contemporary to describe The Winshurst's Machine sound, these guys are also extremely cutting edge when it comes to their sound and execution, which is contributed to a passion, an intensity and a vision within their music that definitely sets them apart from the their contemporaries within the Smooth Jazz And Electronica genres.

Other Highlights include the Paul Weller-ish "Discovery (John Glenn's Adventure)", the dreamy "Ghosts Of Fallow Grounds" and "Library Of Alexandria".

The Alchemist by The Winshurst's Machine is a classic piece of Italian Smooth-Electro-World Music. A must hear.

4.5 STARS (out of 5)
The Wimshurst’s Machine, il grande ritorno con un nuovo album.

Era ormai tempo di avere altra musica dei TWM ed eccoli qua, come annunciato, con il nuovo concept album “Thunder and Lightning” (letteralmente “Tuono e Fulmine”) ora finalmente disponibile sul sito della band per un preview e per la vendita. L’album vede la band all’opera sulla loro prima cover ufficiale (della bellissima canzone “Here Comes the Flood” di Peter Gabriel) dove la band collabora nuovamente con l’eccellente pianoforte di Corrado Rossi. Altre collaborazioni vedono Dave Long al basso (in “Nocturno”, il cui testo è una poesia del grande poeta Robert Frost) ed alle voci John Worsley, Sally Cooper, Trulala e Fabiola Trombetta. La storia dell’album viene narrata in parte in 4 brevi letture a tema dalla splendida voce di Evita Bonino (in italiano!) a titolo “Voice in the rain” (traducibile con “Voce nella Pioggia”). Il testo completo cui l’album si ispira è stato scritto da Duilio Chiarle, recentemente nominato Cavaliere della Repubblica proprio per meriti letterari e artistici, e può essere scaricato gratis dal sito della band in PDF (in italiano) nella sezione “store/dischi” del sito ufficiale. La meravigliosa foto di copertina è stata realizzata dallo storm chaser australiano Michael Bath, potete trovare le sue opere su http://www.lightningphotography.com
“Thunder and Lightning” è disponibile in anteprima per il download digitale a 6.99 dollari (circa 5 euro) per il download MP3 ed a 9.99 dollari (circa 7 euro, più spedizoone) per il CD sul sito Reverbnation! - Se siete interessati cliccate qui: http://www.reverbnation.com/store/index/artist_71657
La band ha deciso di cogliere l’occasione per rinnovare completamente la grafica del sito ufficiale http://www.thewimshurstsmachine.com e vi invita quindi ad esplorarlo ed a lasciare un commento nel “Fan wall”!
supmod2 - CronacaQui.it (Sep 22, 2010)

Radios and Music Promoters

The Alchemist


What can you say about THE WIMSHURST's MACHINE that has not already been said by so many others? Fans and critics alike continue to be impressed by the evocative instrumental compositions of these talented musicians. The band's CD, THE ALCHEMIST is a joy to listen to, and many of the cuts from it can be heard throughout both The Weekday Mix and on Weekends (preceded by a great station ID coursety of band member, Augusto). "THE ALCHEMIST" is a story from start to finish, but a story about what, or whom? That question has now been answered by band member, Duilio, who has written a song-by-song, movement-by-movement synopsis of the entire CD in issue #16 of the band's e-mail newsletter.
(...)
To purchase "THE ALCHEMIST", log onto www.cdbaby.com/twm2 and order it online. Duilio's prose narrative makes a good accompaniment to the listener's enjoyment of this CD, but still the best way to enjoy "THE ALCHEMIST" is to sit back with eyes closed and cell phones off.
The Wimshurst's Machine music


Very well done music with a mix of acoustic and electronic rhythms. The background ambience adds to the already sensual flavor. The Wimshurst's Machine's Mystical Sea is a perfect blend of all that I said above plus a little light jazz added in. Downtempo fans will like The Wimshurst's Machine's Magic Lights and I have many of them listening into the station. A track with a smooth and deep rhythm. Truly a wonderful group and I am glad to have experienced their art.
From Torino,  Italy comes this incredible band, The Winshurst's Machine: their mission, to boldly go where no band has ever gone before...

Modern, fresh, invigorating everything from chill out to jazz, a potpourri of sound ranging from  acoustic to electronic and whatever else lies in between. Good music,  great music,  coming from a creative adventurous spirit that has as  one of it's main concepts the idea of music for a better world.

Another fine example of what can be accomplished when artists focus on making music  instead of simply trying to make  a fashion statement.
Mystical Sea, by The Wimshurst's Machine. Another slow flowing Chill Out tune with moving pads and beautiful piano lines... but outstanding! Reminds me in the works, Craig Armstrong did in the 90s. You'll definitely enjoy the way, how saxophones and that incredible soprano voice come together, it's like a mysterious story, beginning with someone who is sitting in a boat, on his journey to somewhere... These guys are masters in creating ambient atoms, with excellent production skills for electronic sounds and acoustic instruments, with great saxophone and voices here.

"The Wimshurst's Machine" is a project with 8 excellent musicians, and you'll find many other songs on their site at Soundclick, little adventures in Jazz, Rock and Electronic - some of them much more acoustic than this track, nevertheless it's definitely Chill Out. "Mystical Sea" can be downloaded, there are two CD's available, one of them has the interesting name "A Traveller who didn't ask for Glory"!
“Time Traveller” is a large and eclectic collection of creative tracks. The CD speaks to you with a passion for life. An expansive set of musical wisdoms come together as one, each harmoniously telling its part of the legend. The blending of abilities like electronic mastery, vocals, instrumentation and percussion is well balanced. The Wimshurst's Machine does some exciting things in bringing many skills together. Some tracks are meditative and mystical like chants, while others deliver spirited down-tempo grooves. Each song is a new phase of a journey; a gift of true artistry and raw creativity. Songs such as "Romanza" and its beautiful acoustic guitar work illustrative the many talents of The Wimshurst's Machine. There are many very interesting and creative sounds and rhythms included throughout the tracks. When you grab a copy of this musical journey, keep an ear out for "The Moon.” This song shines with beautiful female vocals!
I have been a fan of The Wimshurst's Machine for several years now but before featuring their music as Spotlight Artist on IndieGuild, I thought it would be 'journalistically correct' to find out exactly what a Wimshurst Machine is. A quick click on Wikipedia told me that it is essentially an electrostatic device for generating high voltages. The technical explanation of how it actually works baffled me completely (not difficult to achieve) but the video of a small model in action provided me with all I needed to know: the Wimshurst Machine converts the mechanical energy required to turn a wheel into electrical energy in the form of a very impressive spark.

So what's that got to do with the band you may well be asking at this point. Well, created in the 1880s, the original Wimshurst Machine can be seen as symbolizing the vital passage in the history of man's development from mechanical to electrical energy with elements from both of these fascinating worlds. In a similar way The Wimshurst's Machine band ingeniously combine analogical and digital, acoustic and electronic, ancient and modern sounds to create their own spark: the TWM sound.

Far from being a straightforward band, The Wimshurst's machine is more of a small orchestra made up of eight Italian musicians all of whom have daytime jobs and very little time to physically get together and actually play live. As a consequence their music is in many ways the epitome of online musical collaboration in which first ideas and then individual tracks get spun around the internet from one band member to another until all the elements required for a final mixdown, the spark, have been assembled. The sound that emerges is a smooth, meditative, visionary, lounge cocktail, chilled to perfection and sweetly laced with a variety of instruments from saxophones and clarinets to flutes, dulcimers and mandolins, acoustic and electric guitars. It is a dreamy sound that eases the listener out of the cacophonic humdrum of the daily grind and floats him gently away through time and space.

The Wimshurst's Machine are quite a prolific band that already have a number of splendid concept albums to their name, last but not least of which is "Secret Gardens" released in 2009. The proceeds from all their album sales are largely devolved to charity ~ Partners in Health. The group has also won a number of well deserved online music awards including a recent nomination for the Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) for the track "Return to Freedom".
TWM – The Wimshurst's Machine
”The Wimshurst's Machineはイタリア人8人によるオーケストラで、主にリラックスした落
ち着いた音楽を演奏している。また、ムードのあるリラックスした音楽だけでなく、ロッ
クから、さらには斬新的なエレキ音楽までをカバーしている。よって、彼らの音楽は映画
などにぴったりである。” -Last FM
”TWMを聞いていると、心地いい音楽のなかでリラックスした気分になれる。彼らはアコ
スティックとエレキ、時には伝統的な古代音楽(アイルランド、インド、スペイン)から
も影響を受け、新しいサウンドとミックスさせ、ジャズにいたるまでカバーしている。
TWMの音楽は忘れられない夢を見させてくれる何かである。” (雑誌 レビュー)
The Wimshurst's Machine :
Augusto (バリ サックス、プログラミング)
Fabio (キーボード、プログラミング)
Roberto (サックス、キーボード、クラリネット)
Duilio (アコスティック ギター)
Daniele (ベース、ギター)
Elvis (ピアノ、オーケストラ プログラミング)
Antonio (トランペット、コルネット)
Massimiliano (ドラム)
サウンドトラック、受賞
2007年度 Music Aid, International Online Music Award 2005年、2007年など
数々。
映画、テレビなどに使われた音楽多数。("The Quiet Assassin" ディレクター Alex
Hardcastle, Channel 4, イギリス 2006年など。)
ファーストアルバム(A traveller who didn't ask for glory)はエレキアルバム部門ダウンロー
ド第2位、国内iTunesストアにて2005年1月12日、13日と第26位。
2006年トリノオリンピックの際にはChris Hedge's Magnetic Poetsとステージで共演。
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イタリアトリノを拠点として活動しているエレキ、アコスティックオーケストラ、いくつもの賞を受賞
バンドマネージャーE-MAIL
augusto@thewimshurstsmachine.com
オフィシャルサイト
www.thewimshurstsmachine.com その他のサイト
www.cdbaby.com/all/twm
音楽事務所: ASTRANOVA (UK)
www.ambientworlds.co.uk
ディスコグラフィー: アルバム
•Thunder and Lightning - 2010
•Secret Gardens - 2009
•Time Traveller - 2007 - (2 CDs)
•The Alchemist - 2005
•A traveller who didn't ask for glory - 2004
ディスコグラフィー: コレクション
•Aquarius (the best of TWM) - 2010
•Remaster (2008) - (2 CDs)
•Freedom Lights (2006)
•多数のシングルが、様々なアルバムにも収録されている。

Musicians & Forum reviews

The tracks are perfect for introspection and for driving. My favorite so far is 'night celebrations.' The band makes many interesting choices in the course of the arrangements, and I agree with them. The saxophone on 'mystical sea' is great - with such a full tone I first thought it was a tenor. I like it most toward the end when you stretch out and play more outside the expected tonality.
Dave Matthews - GarageBand.com review
"A Traveller who didn't ask for glory" CD review


I loved the cd! The production and mixing is top notch! What sets your music apart from others in the same genre is that it has an improvisational quality to it. The sax and keyboard playing is very melodic and addictive. The acoustic guitar has that romantic Italian flavor to it. The programming is creative very well done and doesn't overwhelm the other instruments. It's hard to single out a favorite song but if I had to it would be "The Fall of the Ancient Town". I like the story behind it in the insert. It was very well thought out and written. I have had many listens from it and enjoy it very much!
Celtic Death Ballad


Do it to me
Mysterious, with a trumpet, or could be a flugelhorn. Nice tone whatever. Female voice is gorgeous. Reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald on a parallel. The feel is fine with the exchanges between vocal and trpt. and the the sax joining in. The piano sound and playing is fabulous. The bass guitar is great.
The parallel being if you have a great melody you don't have to have words but just a vocal sound singing like an instrument playing it.

Some info about the reviewer:
Barry Harvey has been playing drums now for 45 years, Chain first formed in 1968. Recorded 30 L.P's. and 29 singles between the members! This includes groups, CHAINS, HARPOON_ON, RICK_and_theGoose_Duo and Jazz trio featuring DOUG_Barry_Bruce_Trio New band called "Brother_Goose" just formed and is a great feel groupYOU HEARD playing Long_Boogie_Train

Additional Information about the reviewer:
Educational Text book to improve drummers and all musicians sight reading skills and phrasing concepts go to www.barryharvey.com
Celtic Death Ballad


Smooth Horn
the horn got me as soon as it started then the voice
very hypnotic i like this style very much.you would like my music as well.this works for me.

(Richard Lee has been on the scene since he was a teenager.He's played with Mic Jagger,Rick Derringer,Donald Fagen,Blues Travelers,Taylor Dayne,McCoy Tyner,Stanley Jordan and Tom Jones just to name a few).
"A traveller who didn't ask for glory":
Airy atmosphere's, eastern moods, influences from modern- and worldmusic come together in a unique and timeless experience while listening to The Wimshurst's Machine. The melodies and sounds are carefully selected and put together, layer by layer, song by song. One can not escape from the spell this band casts as one hits the play button. The sound quality is absolutely gorgeous. The arrangements are so light and airy that this music actually gives a reviving touch to the listeners mind and soul. This is what this kind of music is all about. To pull the listener out of the Carthesian theatre, away from his or her daily routine into a dream like state, which makes it easy to absorb the comforting mood that breathes thrueout the songs, whispering to the subconsciousness that all is good. The compositions are timeless and very refreshing. Some songs are done by the book, but never without loosing sight on surprising elements. The natural sound of this band's music is stunning and clearly done by professionals. I am honestly, deeply impressed. A+ from the Dutch!
Best regards from your new fan...
The Wimshurst's Machine new album (The Alchemist)is under development right now. I have heard the demo songs from their new album and was blown away. Still under construction these songs sound so beautiful, original and crystal clear that this will be rated as my absolute favorite chill out album of 2005. No kidding. Augusto and his bandmembers have covered all their bases in this by far outstanding production. By the way, The Wimshurst's Machine song 'Magic Lights' has won this Summer's music contest at Broadjam.com, the "San Diego tour guide CD", that will be distributed in 50.000 copies. (2004) Congratulations to you all, guys! It's a well achieved and deserved goal!
Although it is true that the bulk of the music I get to listen to per year comes through this list system, regular readers will know that I often choose artists and/or tracks if I feel the need a bit of special attention. The only problem is that there are LOADS of artists out there worthy of that attention and only so much time to deal with it.... Wimshurst Machine have been on my 'to do' list ever since I first met them when they won Friday Night Live (over at POP with one of the best tracks out of a night of dynamite tracks.

Not that TWM need to worry that much about what a small fry like me thinks about them, their play figures and the heavyweight reviews they carry on their page show that people have been taking notice of this band for some considerable time. Gilmore late to the party as normal then eh? Summing up TWM musically is nigh on impossible because they touch so many bases, so let's just take some tracks at random to get a flavour of what makes them so special. Take Mystical Sea, for example. Here's a track that topped the World Music, New Age AND Acid Jazz SC charts; no mean feat even though SC has innumerable genre classification problems. Mystical Sea did deserve to top all three charts because it does contain large elements of all three genres and that is just plain ferkin amazing. It's also one of the most laid back, chilled out tracks I have had the pleasure of hearing this year with some sax licks that would have Jim (of Jim and Lisa) green with envy.
Then there's Magic Lights, billed as part electronica and part acoustic (the drums) which topped the Ambient, Trip Hop AND Electronica charts. Again a fairly conventional track style but elevated to something quite unique by the sheer musicianship on display here. Listen, I KNOW how out of whack Soundclick's charts are which is why normally I don't take any notice of them, but Wimshurst's Machine definitely haven't clocked up over 100,000+ plays by anything other than being one of the most musically talented bands on the site. These boys don't need to 'game' they ARE the game.

While it's true that not everyone will appreciate their sophisticated laid back, jazz influenced music, there are going to be large areas of SC's audience who are going to lap this up. For an example of this expertise, you can pretty much take your pick of any of the tracks on their page, I just happened to choose the tracks I have mentioned. Meditations, for example, has some of the smoothest horn playing and is a beautiful, beautiful track. Discovery explores Floyd's outer space trip (aided by collaborators this time) and is much more the side of TWM I particularly respond to. A great song, lovingly performed. Then there's Dream Processor, a collab with my old electronica mate dcallen, also btw a Friday Night Live panellist. I know Dave (dcallen) and his sound well, and the way TWM has added to dcallen's already prodigious technical touch is a wonder to behold. And then there's Celtic Death Ballad, a traditional Irish ballad treated to a blistering TWM treatment - to my ears one of the very best tracks from this band of endless best tracks. Eventually, I am forced to say that there are somewhere in the region of 25 to 30 tracks on their SC pages. Try one, and I bet you try another one, especially if you like the genres mentioned.

Great music ooozes out of this band and you'd be foolish not to wallow in it a bit.

Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough.
ITALIANO: Il loro disco "A traveller who didn't ask for glory" è stato uno degli album più venduti su Itunes. The Wimshurt's machine è una band composta da 8 elementi proveniente dal Piemonte (Augusto Chiarle e Fabio Rodi, Roberto Canone, Massimiliano Baudissard, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Daniele Scerra, Duilio Chiarle) che compone musica elettronica, ispirandosi a brani irlandesi o antichi. Ogni musicista apporta, poi, le proprie influenze musicali sul brano ed è così che nasce questo "caso digitale" che è "A traveller who didn't ask for glory".

Il disco è ispirato agli antichi esploratori, quindi la tracklist è, diciamo pure, un racconto di queste avventure meravigliose.

Questa band è sicuramente formata da musicisti pieni di talento, che fanno musica con lo "spirito giusto", cioè senza la bramosia di fare successo e questo trapela da ogni singola nota dei loro brani. Fanno musica per il piacere di farla e, seppure questo possa sembrare un concetto scontato, spesso non lo è. A "Traveller who didn't ask for glory" è un piccolo capolavoro realizzato da musicisti competenti e ispirati, che merita di essere nel vostro scaffale di cd.

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The Alchemist: On this CD TWM has enlisted several of their friends from other genres to assist them. I should know, I was one of them. They're not afraid to be flexible, to expand their horizons. This CD has them not only bringing in outside players' styles to blend with their own, but reaching into other styles of music, using the Pink Floyd/Marillion method of using spoken vocal segments and sound effects. They weren't content to dig a groove that became a rut. This recording breathes, with heavier guitar and bass lines, techno keyboard and vocal work and a variety of singing styles combined with the great talent that was already present in this eight-man ensemble. This represents a growth through restless exploration of new territory of an already fine sound which incorporates British and American influences with their very recognizably European style, to great effect. You won't listen to it just once.

--Dave Long, musician, USA
"A traveller who didn't ask for glory" by The Wimshurst's Machine


Brilliant ! ! !
Absolutley brilliant! This cd is truly amazing I love it. I am a musician myself and I am inspired and in awe at the level of creativity and artistic greatness. I recommend this cd to anyone, its great relaxing music, works good for me sitting in rush hour traffic. This group has encouraged me to go to italy to study music on the sole purpose that there is just something in their music that is so hard to come by in the states. To sum it all up this cd is AWESOME! Their music will touch your soul.