A MODEL LIFE
“Making ‘A Model Life’ was very much a lifeline and indeed wake up call at the end of a particularly personally challenging couple of years. Creating it made me realise that ultimately, life is impermanent and the one true thing that gives me a focus and anchor is and has always been music. Long may that be the case.”
“‘Feelings Are Good’ is a bit of a departure from the first three Lonely Robot albums or ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’ as it has now lovingly become known.
On ‘Feelings Are Good’, I wanted to explore more personal themes and the songs are very much about individual experiences and narratives that I believe had been the cornerstones, good and bad, to my life. The long tall and short of it is that we’re back on planet Earth, and I have a personal lyrical axe to grind!”
- Feelings Are Good
- Into The Lo-Fi
- Life Is A Sine Wave
- Armour For My Heart
- The Silent Life
- Keeping People As Pets
- Army Of One
- Grief Is The Price Of Love
- The Silent Life (Orchestral Version)
- Crystalline (Orchestral Version)
UNDER STARS - THE MOVIE
During the campaign for ‘Under Stars’, a full animated film was created by Crystal Spotlight and screened at two very special cinema events in the UK. Now the full visual accompaniment is available to stream, and you can watch it now below.
“It has always been an ambition of mine to have a full length visual accompaniment alongside an album of music I have written. With Under Stars and the help of Miles at Crystal Spotlight, this dream was finally realised last year. I'm very proud of the results and I'd like to thank Miles for all his hard work and patience in bringing this to fruition. I hope you enjoy it.”
STREAM UNDER STARS
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ALL ABOUT LONELY ROBOT
John Mitchell had long thought about embarking on a solo project and when he found a break in his schedule due to plans for the next It Bites album being delayed, he finally took the opportunity.
“People had suggested I do a project like this for a long time, but I procrastinated so much that in the end, it took Thomas Waber from InsideOut to push me into doing this. Musically, Lonely Robot is very proggy, but more about atmosphere than technical expertise. It reminds me in places of Kino and Frost*, but stands apart from both.”
John also put a lot of thought into the overall project name. Lonely Robot isn't just the juxtaposition of two disparate words.
“It represents the human condition. I'm not suggesting that human beings behave like robots, but so many people lead regimented lives and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and not realise or know how to get out of it.”
"Musically, Lonely Robot is very proggy, but more about atmosphere than technical expertise. It reminds me in places of Kino and Frost*, but stands apart from both.”