Thunder & Lightning
This is the 5th studio album of TWM (The Wimshurst's Machine) and one more novel (written by the award-winning bandmember Duilio Chiarle, decorated also at the Order of the Italian Republic for the high value of his writings) posed in music. If you don't know yet, 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) reached #2 Top downloaded Electronic album and #26 Overall on the iTunes Italian online store on January 12 and 13, 2005! The Wimshurst's Machine has released several albums: A traveller who didn't ask for glory (2004), The Alchemist (2005), Time Traveller (double album, 2007), Secret Gardens (2009), Thunder and Lightning (2010). The band also released several collections but we rememind you of Freedom Lights (2006) and Aquarius (the best of TWM), with the best of their albums between 2004 to 2009 (out in 2010). TWM also scored several movie, documentary and theatrical play soundtracks but we remind you that 'Return to Freedom' (also known as 'Freedom Calls' in a different mix) was featured as main titles for the British movie 'The Quiet Assassin' in 2006 (directed by Alex Hardcastle).