Machine Therapy, Alan Fitzpatrick’s first album since 2010, is a diverse album from an incredible producer.
Alan Fitzpatrick is a name that most electronic music fans probably recognize. With a career that dates back to 2009, Fitzpatrick has become a mainstay in techno while exploring other genres as well. This creativity is on full display in Machine Therapy, a 12-track album out now on Anjunadeep.
Recorded during the pandemic, Machine Therapy features several tracks that saw previous success as singles, such as “W.A.I.S.T.D.” featuring Kele and “A Call Out For Love” with LOWES. The album title refers to the hardware-heavy approach that Fitzpatrick took to the album’s production and the therapeutic effect he felt from making music during quarantine.
Machine Therapy features several tracks with intricate production and dreamy landscapes.
Songs like “Berlin Morning Calm”, “Acid Changes Everything”, and “Cosmic Waves” definitely feel at home on Anjunadeep. Fitzpatrick brings the techno vibes on “The Sweeper”, while “Bourgeois Imagery” explores drum n bass and industrial sounds.
Fitzpatrick collaborates with Lawrence Hart on “Warning Signs” and “Closing In”. My personal favorites are “W.A.I.S.T.E.D” and “”A Call Out For Love”, with both tracks featuring notable vocal performances.
Machine Therapy is one of Alan Fitzpatrick’s boldest releases of his career.
I appreciate the range of genres on this album, and the production is all really impressive. Fitzpatrick mentioned that the album is meant to be listened to front-to-back without skipping any songs.
Machine Therapy was definitely worth the wait and is an impressive showing from one of electronic music’s most respected talents. It can be streamed now on all platforms and is also available to purchase from BandCamp and Anjuna Music Store.