The Wimshurst’s Machine is an award-winning 8-members italian chillout orchestra who play warm, environmental music. The Wimshurst’s Machine seamlessly cross from chillout to rock and can leap world borders landing in the Airport at runway progressive electronica. Their music is ideal for big-screen productions.
”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, Symphonic Orchestra, Sound Studio Pro and Apple Soundtrack), it has become possible to play together even when living apart, recording each track separated from the other bandmembers with modern “home made studios”.
This Wimshurst’s Machine’s first album (A traveller who didn’t ask for glory) 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.
This album reached #2 Top downloaded Electronic album and #26 Overall on the iTunes italian online store on January 12 and 13, 2005!
In The Alchemist (TWM’s second album) 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 CD website), flowing as in a movie.
Now available also the 3rd album, Time Traveller (2007), a great project made of 37 tracks in a double CD edition which includes also an 18 pages full-colors booklet with a complete story narrated by Duilio Chiarle and the great illustrations of Daniele Scerra (spectrum artist 2006).
Out in 2007 also the collection Freedom Lights published by the british indie label Astranova only on iTunes, with a remastered selection of tracks from the first two albums and two singles from the 3rd one. See http://www.ambientworlds.co.uk
Out in 2009, Secret Gardens is as always an ambitious album (starting from the cover art, who is a painting of Monica Jsler): together with the "usual" chillout atmospheres there are two "suites", thematic projects inside the album itself. The first one is called "Moonshadows" (Ambient suite in 5 parts), the second collects all the classical-styled works the band composed/rearranged (specially for soundtracks)in a single, 7-tracks suite called "Secret Garden".
Presented in 2009 and probably available since january 2010 is Aquarius (the best of TWM), the ideal album to start with if you do not know yet their music.
The band is working on a 5th studio album called Thunder and Lightning who will be probably out in middle 2010.
Augusto Chiarle: Sax, Woodwinds, WX5 wind MIDI controlled synth.
Antonio Rapacciuolo: Trumpet, Cornet.
Roberto Canone: Sax, Clarinet, Keyboards.
Daniele Scerra: Electric bass and Guitar.
Duilio Chiarle: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin.
Elvis Bergero: Piano, Keyboards.
Massimiliano Baudissard: Drums.
Fabio Rodi: Keyboards.
Very difficult to tell them all. TWM just plays what’s going on in their heads and hearts and each one of them likes different kinds of music, but the union of the 8 of us created something that looks like Cafe 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.
While several TWM 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 (and precisely 50% of the money raised out of expenses), precisely, and support the Partners in Health project. 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