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Time Traveller

by The Wimshurst's Machine

Warm, environmental music, crossing from chillout to rock, from world fusion to progressive electronica. 37 tracks for a total of more than 2 hours of music, for an award-winning concept disc. An ideal soundtrack.
Genre: New Age: Progressive Electronic
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1. Ouverture
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2. Porsenna
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3. Mountains of Mourn
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4. Hundred Years' War
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5. Saqqara
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6. Magic Lights of the tribe (with Andrea Ferroni)
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7. Nostradamus
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8. Whistle and Luke
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9. Gardens of Babylon (with Gamma Leonis)
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10. Adriatica (with Scott Hill and Mediterranea)
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11. Seven Lost Cities
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12. Bayside Waltz
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13. Iron Forge (with Corrado Rossi)
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14. Broken Silence (with LiSA & KMP)
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15. Russian Winter/The Battle of Qadesh
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16. Rise and Fall of the Anasazi
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17. Ruins of the Anasazi (reprise)
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18. Opening the Last Gate
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19. Wind Roses (pt.1)
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20. The Moon (with Queenie)
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21. Elven Dolls
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22. Le Voyage Dans Le Temps
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23. Romanza
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24. Dream Processor (with DCallen)
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25. Mystic Science
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26. Afterlife (with Queenie & Corrado Rossi)
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27. Freefall
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28. Coming Home
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29. Funky Cairo
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30. Return to Freedom
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31. Water Drops
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32. Timeless
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33. Wind Roses (pt.2)
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34. S.E.T.I. (with Gamma Leonis)
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35. Rise from the Ashes (with Trulala)
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36. Dance of the Moon Tribe (happy ending)
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37. Epilogue: Bach in History
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Se parlate italiano, cercate al fondo del testo inglese e troverete la vostra lingua!!! :-)

ENGLISH:
NOTE: This album is a special double CD edition, made of 2 CDs, 37 tracks, more than 2 hours of music and with an 18 pages booklet, also including the arts of Daniele Scerra and a short novel of Duilio Chiarle! Since is a particular case, we recommend you to buy it WITH the case!

50% of the money raised (out of expenses) from the CD sales will be donated to "Partners in Health". The PIH Vision: At its root, their mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at their disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. On internet: http://www.pih.org

A review said:
"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."
(published TWM review)

The Wimshurst's Machine is a project born by the music passion of each component and a mad idea, developed between friends and colleagues with little time to play together "in person". Thanks to modern softwares and computers (as Propellerhead Reason, Apple Garage Band, Sound Studio Pro and Apple Soundtrack), it has become possible to play together even when living apart, recording each track separated from the others with modern "home made studios".

This Wimshurst's Machine's first album ("A traveller who didn't ask for glory", 2004) is based on the notion that ancient explorers lived most of their lives through violent but incredible adventures. In this album you may read (and listen to) a story that tells about an ancient traveler that obtained glory while he was searching for himself across the world.

In "The Alchemist" (TWM's second album, 2005) the storytelling is about an Alchemist, during the spanish late middle age. Also in this other album you may listen to more than 1 hour of music, ideally the soundtrack of the story the CD itself is telling (that you may also read from the inlay card), flowing as in a movie.

Now available also "Time Traveller", a new studio album made of 37 tracks for a double CD edition with more than 2 hours of new music, lots of important collab tracks with artists such as Corrado Rossi, Queenie, Lisa & KMP, Andrea Ferroni, DCallen, Gamma Leonis, Trulala and Scott Hill and a short novel written by Duilio Chiarle (based on the CD concept, in italian) and illustrated by the great Spectrum Artist 2006 Daniele Scerra.

Why this name?
There is nothing as fascinating as an old technology, so we chose this old precursor that made possible even the use of electricity in modern times. The choice happened by chance, talking in a brewery, while looking for an original band name that would show the world how complicated but fascinating our project is.

Influences:
That's very difficult to say. We just play what's going on in our heads and hearts, so I must say each one of us likes different kinds of music, but the union of the 8 of us created something that looks like "Café Del Mar" or "Buddha Bar" as a 1st impression. We like the idea to set a mood for the complete album, that has to be an experience in itself and not "just" a collection of songs.

Equipment used:
We do have plenty of acoustic instruments, from Saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor and bari), clarinet, flutes, guitars (classic and spanish), trumpets, dulcimer, bagpipes, mandolin, drums and lots of others... but we have also plenty of electric guitars, many different MIDI keyboards/controllers and so on. At the same time we also use powerful softwares, to record our music professionally but at low cost.

Before let you go...
While several bandmembers do support a non-profit organization for distance adoption of Madacascar's children (with personal donations), the band (as band) also decided to give the money raised with the CD sales for Charity (50% of the money raised out of expenses), precisely, and support the Partners in Health project.
We hope you'd enjoy TWM music, and if you'd like to use our music as a soundtrack, you have just to ask us with an email: we are inexpensive, since we have other jobs and play music just for the pleasure of it.

*****

ITALIANO:
NOTA: Questo album è in edizione speciale: 2 CD, più di due ore di musica in 37 brani, e include anche un libretto di 18 pagine a colori contenente testi, le magnifiche illustrazioni originali di Daniele Scerra ed il racconto di Duilio Chiarle che ci ha suggerito quest'opera. Vi raccomandiamo pertanto, se lo acuistate, di acquistarlo CON la confezione.

The Wimshurst's Machine (o più semplicemente TWM) è un gruppo che nasce nel 2003 dall'unione di due appassionati di Computer music, Augusto Chiarle e Fabio Rodi, producendo musica elettronica a cui vengono aggiunte sonorita' acustiche, etniche e d'ambiente. Al nucleo primordiale cominciano quindi a collaborare alcuni altri musicisti (Roberto Canone, Massimiliano Baudissard, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Daniele Scerra, Duilio Chiarle ed Elvis Bergero, al momento), alternandosi nei vari brani senza prevaricazioni a seconda delle necessità.
Le musiche sono di volta in volta elettroniche, re-interpretazioni di brani tradizionali irlandesi o antichi, influenzate dalla passione e dal gusto dei singoli componenti.

Una recensione ha scritto:
"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."
(recensione pubblicata)

Influenze:
Sono tante, quindi è difficile da definire una fonte d'ispirazione vera e propria: gli 8 membri della band arrivano da esperienze molto diversificate (Jazz, funky, elettronica, leggera, classica). Sicuramente l'effetto complessivo è simile a quanto potete trovare in compilation del tipo di "Buddha Bar" o "Cafè del Mar".

Perché questo nome?
Non c'è nulla di così strano e affascinante come un'antica tecnologia, così abbiamo scelto il nome del primo generatore elettrico dell'umanità per rappresentare il nostro complesso ma (speriamo) affascinante progetto musicale. La scelta è stata casuale, avvenuta parlando tra amici in birreria, ma il nome è rimasto.

CD pubblicati:
Il primo CD pubblicato ("A traveller who didn't ask for glory", 2004) è basato sul concetto che la vita degli antichi esploratori (vedi ad esempio Marco Polo) era pervasa di avventure incredibili, purtroppo quasi sempre violente ma comunque meravigliose. Nel CD si racconta la storia di un viaggiatore che trovò la gloria mentre cercava se stesso esplorando il mondo, le cui avventure potrete leggere nella inlay card.

Il Secondo CD pubblicato ("The Alchemist", 2005) racconta invece la storia di un alchimista vissuto nel tardo medioevo spagnolo e delle sue disavventure. Idealmente la colonna sonora di una storia, lunga più di un'ora, che vi farà vivere le sue stesse esperienze, che potrete seguire leggendole nel libretto del CD.

Il terzo CD pubblicato ("Time Traveller", 2007, letteralmente "Il Viaggiatore del Tempo") è quello che state osservando: un doppio album, più di due ore di musica per 37 brani. Una vera e propria storia raccontata in musica.

Mentre diversi membri della band supportano con le loro donazioni un'organizzazione no-profit che si occupa di adozione a distanza di bambini del Madagascar, la band in quanto tale ha deciso di aumentare gli sforzi e di destinare una buona parte dei proventi dei CD pubblicati (per la precissione il 50% degli incassi, salvo le spese) ad un'organizzazione no-profit che si occupa di curare le malattie infettive nel Terzo Mondo: Partners in Health. La loro missione è sia medica che morale. E' basata sulla solidarietà oltre che ssolo sulla carità. Quando una persona in Perù, o in Siberia, o nelle zone rurali di Haiti si ammala, P.I.H. usa tutto ciò che ha a disposizione per farli stare bene (incluse pressioni sulle case farmaceutiche e quelle sulla politica), per provvedere alle cure mediche ed ai servizi sociali. Qualunque cosa richieda. Su internet: http://www.pih.org


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Ale

In viaggio con i WImshurst Machine
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.

Jim Mattson aka eX1

PACKAGING - ARTWORK - BOOKLET - CD LABEL - MUSIC = AWESOME !!!
TIME TRAVELLER is the Most Incredible CD I have seen in a very long time. The Packaging - Artwork - Booklet and CD Labels are Extremely Professional and then it Gave me the Chills when I heard the very first Notes to start off Disk ONE - THE PAST! Wooooo Hooooooo Wow!! Then Disk TWO - The FUTURE oh My !!!! The Music and Production is Incredible. I am so Impressed and cannot say enough Awesome things about this CD. I know I have said this before but You and Your Band are Definately on The Top of My List of Favorite Groups and I sincerely hope you guys hit the Big Time. You certainly Deserve it. Thank You for Making My Day.... with Your Music !!!

Bruno Misonne

Time Traveller : Wonderful ambient music !
"Time Traveller" is a double CD album which holds 37 different tracks and the music is very appropriate if you want to listen to an interesting range of music genres. The instruments and percussions are very well mastered, all the transitions are extremely smooth ; There are also some delightful orchestration arrangements reminding of great contemporary film music. Both CDs are also very convenient for background music. I give 5 stars to this amazing achievement from "The Wimshurst's Machine" !

DarksomeKnight from Charlotte, North Carolina

The Battle of Kadesh: Superbly Haunting Melody
Wonderful use of the musicbox in the intro. Talk about creepy, I loved it!!
The piano in this tune is melodiously played and the string section is simply beyone compared. Oh, to hear a Cello in music again!
The horns kick in at exactly the right time and the percussion is ever dilligent like a sentinel guarding the sacred beat. Just the right amount added and not too much is used.

The production is simply timeless for the entirely too short a span of time the music plays for. The ending is almost abrupt and comes close to sounding unfinished and that is almost a tease! I was really digging this piece and this is another one I think will work well for a movie soundtrack.
This piece will also work well for a soundtrack to a video game as well, I could hear it in a Resident Evil or F.E.A.R. type of horror game genre. This is a brilliant composition and captures a dark mood in a fabulous and artisitc way without loosing its momentum.
BRAVO!!!

thegroovemine from Frederick, Maryland

Hudred Years' War: Drama!
I like the dramatic intro, almost "Star Wars" like. Nice segway into a spacey groove with beautiful sound production value. I could feel the bass penetrating my soul as the guitar crunched in unison, meanwhile the orchestra played in epic fashion, enveloping me into the battle of deep space. Excellent job, I loved this track!!!

Captain_O from Oregon

Bayside Waltz: Outstanding in every way...
Outstanding in every way...
What a lush & serene production with a european flavor. One of the best arranged & executed productions here. You'll hear a variety of instruments on this folk tune. Flutes, accordian, violin, guitar & exotic percussion (I'm sure I missed some). All of the instruments play the melancholy theme or variations of it at one time or another with great expression. This is truly a beautiful & peaceful composition that's worthy of being listened to again & again!

SOULARFLAIR from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Return to Freedom: Class all the way
There's a comforting familiarity about this song :) Hard to put my finger on...
Reminds me a little of "Endorphin", an Aussie artist. He uses piano, and it blends well with electronica, like this does.
I like the use of the brass (is that a trumpet or cornet?)
This a well conceived song. Classy and engaging. Probably the best thing I've herad out of 20 songs today. I'm impressed.
Very well mixed. This sounds really professional. Either it's money well spent on mastering, or if done themselves, stellar job guys :)
I found myself really enjoying the journey this took me on. Lovely choice of instrumentation throughout. Great bassline!
Very impressive. Check this out if you dig classy music.

spadanny from Fayetteville, Arkansa

Mountains of mourn: exotic
This is very good. The whole peice has a dark, sexy mood. The mix of acoustic instruments with electronic instruments is pulled off gracefully. I could see this being used well for a sound track for an epic period peice.

silverline from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Water Drops: Perfect chillout music
This is so cool, the way you build up from the atmospheric opening into the groove, keeping it light, but still engaging.
Some great jazz flute playing over this groove, the keys have to be commended too.
Really professional recording, crisp and sparkling, great production.
This is my perfect idea of chillout music-slightly ethnic feel, bit of jazz, a cool beat, engaging, but not intrusive.
Finishes where it started...smooth, soothing, atmospheric...
Aaaaaahhhh.......

Klavar from Portsmouth, Hants, United Kingdom

Freefall: Absolutely amaizing
This track is just fantastic, the mood is realy good it make me thing of films were sombody is sat looking at photos of the past in a moonlit room. the beat and the bas work realy well together and dont fight for space that is very hard to achive ina track and this has been pulled off to a tee. If that wasnt enough the piano and sax just make you feel week at the knees this track is amaizing and deserves alot of credit. the whole production was just perfect for me.
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