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.” - Editor's Review

The Unicorn Magazine

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

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!” - Colin Lynch

International Online Music Magazine

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.” - Editor's review

music.download.com

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)” - broadjam.com staff

Broadjam.com newsletter

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)” - Maurice Edwards

Evolution of Media's "band of the week" review

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

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