The Lonely Machine - [FS019]

by John Shima

supported by
Juniperus Kaizuka
Juniperus Kaizuka thumbnail
Juniperus Kaizuka Meditative techno at its finest. Favorite track: The Lonely Machine.
Steve Hadfield
Steve Hadfield thumbnail
Steve Hadfield Old-school IDM with 2019 production values - stunning from start to finish on a label which keeps delivering the goods.
cuey427
cuey427 thumbnail
cuey427 'Airwaves' is just beautiful.
Cherubian
Cherubian thumbnail
Cherubian This is one of the most interesting minimal techno albums I’ve heard for a while. Minimalistic yet dynamic, mechanical yet organic. Worth every penny. Favorite track: Phase Distortion.
David Collie
David Collie thumbnail
David Collie The track I keep coming back to, superb. Favorite track: Distrust.
simplybeourselves
simplybeourselves thumbnail
simplybeourselves The whole album is amazing. Empires is, overall, my favorite ... (1) Because it's extra quirky (2) It's the longest track on the album ... and I like long tracks.

Whole album is great, though. 5/5 stars. 10/10.... all we need is more of Shima!

And, I think, a trio collaboration between John Shima, Derek Carr and, of course, Mr Rutter himself would be extra special :) Favorite track: Empires.
more...
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £10 GBP

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An amazing limited edition CD version of this album ; created to look just like a scaled down mini version of the Vinyl release

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lonely Machine - [FS019] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £16.99 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Lonely Machine - [FS019] via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £23 GBP or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 28 Firescope Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of StarCrossed - [FS022], Merci Pierre - [FS021], Science And Neurosis - [FS018], SkyHealer - [FS020], The Lonely Machine - [FS019], The Controller - [FS017], Labyrinth - [FS013], Braconian Beta - [FS016], and 20 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £114.80 GBP or more (20% OFF)

     

1.
07:25
2.
08:03
3.
08:31
4.
5.
6.
06:53
7.
06:22
8.
06:52
9.
07:12
10.

about

Hailing from the heartland of British techno, Sheffield’s John Shima is one of the leading lights in UK electronics. His beautifully crafted sounds have graced a host of imprints including Distant Worlds, Exalt Records and, of course, FireScope. It is to the latter that Shima returns with his long awaiting debut album, The Lonely Machine.
John Shima is a master melody weaver, with this first LP attesting to his deftness of touch. Celestial chords and star gazing synthwork permeate this ten track odyssey. The musical heritage of Shima’s hometown, the elegance, majesty and subtlety of British electronics, is invoked from the needle drop. A range of influences come to the fore in this 2LP. Skirting around the edges of astral ambience and tonal texture are nods to industrial history, the rasp and resonance of rhythms in “Empires”, with the inspiration of Detroit surfacing in the future funk of “Phase Distortion” and “Linear.” Dreamscapes are painted in delicate hues, the fragile movements of “Accepting”, with brooding works adopting thicker basslines and ruffled notes as with “Distrust.” Nevertheless, it is the incandescent brightness of Lonely Machine that truly shines. Radiant pieces of elating electronics, complex and joyful compositions that chime with unbridled hope and open-hearted optimism

credits

released June 17, 2019

license

all rights reserved

tags

If you like The Lonely Machine - [FS019], you may also like: