John Shima – The Lonely Machine (2xLP)

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Label: FireScope
Format: 2xLP Blue/Red Splatter Vinyl
Cat: FS019
Released: 17 Jun 19
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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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

A1 – Intel (7:25)
A2 – Airwaves (8:03)
B1 – Empires (8:31)
B2 – Phase Distortion (7:25)
C1 – Electronic Slaves (6:32)
C2 – Accepting (6:53)
C3 – Migrate (6:22)
D1 – Distrust (6:52)
D2 – Linear (7:12)
D3 – The Lonely Machine (6:34)

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Weight 0.50 kg

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