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John Mitchell - Lonely Robot
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Dena
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: John Mitchell - Lonely Robot Reply with quote

Well, prog pickers, while JB has been enjoying the Fish gig (and doing brilliantly!), JM's been going great guns with his solo project called Lonely Robot. Those of you on Twitter and Facebook have undoubtedly seen a few updates and I guess we'll see a release at some point early next year (guess being the operative word on my part).

I've been lucky enough to hear a couple of tracks. One is the title track and the other JM sent to me some months ago in demo form so I have no idea what the finished version will sound like. However, I have to say that I'm seriously impressed with what I've heard. The demo is quite IB-esque 80s style and instantly catchy. Regarding the title track, I said to him that I could hear 30 Seconds to Mars-style drums (courtesy of the very talented Craig Blundell) and I could also hear some definite Pink Floyd melodies there. Coupled with a healthy dollop of very accessible prog I honestly think he's onto a winner.

Among others, H from Marillion has guested so far. All in all, it's quite exciting ATM. It Bites might not be working together right now due to other commitments, but John's solo project is sounding ruddy amazing!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dena. Great to know what JM's been up to and I'm looking forward to this being released. With the lack of recent IB and Frost activity, I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms and need a dose of new JM guitarwork! Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info, Dena! This sounds very exciting indeed! There's not much if any, project of JM's that I've not liked. Kino's Picture was my album of 2005. This could be my album of 2015 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Serious serious withdrawal symptoms are an understatement.....Cant wait to hear JM's new release....Lonely Robot could be the oil to soothe troubled waters hear....Waiting with baited breathe.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It`s a no-brainer that I will buy "Lonely Robot" on day one of its release.
Who actually played keyboards and drums on this?
And does anyone know the label? I`m just curious.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'll definitely be buying this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangefiltersky wrote:
It`s a no-brainer that I will buy "Lonely Robot" on day one of its release.
Who actually played keyboards and drums on this?
And does anyone know the label? I`m just curious.

I understand that JM does most of the keyboards himself but I know Jem Godfrey and Steve Hogarth also provide some keyboards. His other Frost* bandmate, Craig 'Blunders' Blundell was adding some drums the other day.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy There's an article in the latest Prog mag, saying JM actually did a lot of the stuff himself, and it's scheduled for a January release..can't wait Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like developments are afoot in the JM camp...

http://prog.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-04/john-mitchell-confirms-lonely-robot-debut
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already shaping up to be the most promising looking release in 2015. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting, and an impressive list of contributors. Look forward to hearing some clips.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that photo.

Not everyday you get JM walking through Trafalger Square ? with a spacesuit on and no one gives a s!!t.

Yep some clips would be a nice appetizer.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Nice post on Facebook from Blunders last week too, saying how he was only due to drum on a couple of tracks but ended up doing pretty much the whole album, as he enjoyed himself so much and because he thought the tracks were awesome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:42 pm    Post subject: One Man and His Prog plays a track from the Album, Reply with quote

Slightly amazed this has not been posted - but Darren Reddick described John as a mate and then played a track from the album. Pretty good stuff, loads going on and some lovely guitar. I have to say though in some ways it sounded like a demo. The bass line in places was one note pedestrian and the bass sound woolier than a mammoth. And no, I am not a bassist myself wanting the bass on 11! Hopefully sound better when I get the CD pumped up high. Can't wait.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't suppose there's a link for this?
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