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3.43 | 67 ratings | 3 reviews | 10% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Terminal Earth (1:55)
2. Ancient Ascendant (5:47)
3. Icarus (5:20)
4. Under Stars (5:16)
5. Authorship of Our Lives (5:39)
6. The Signal (3:19)
7. The Only Time I Don't Belong is Now (5:15)
8. When Gravity Fails (5:03)
9. How Bright is the Sun? (6:03)
10. Inside this Machine (3:28)
11. An Ending (2:39)

Total time 49:44

Bonus Tracks on 2019 SE:
12. How Bright is the Sun? (Cosmic Mix) (5:58)
13. Under Stars (Cosmic Mix) (5:15)
14. Lonely Robot - Chapter One - Airlock (6:59)

Line-up / Musicians

- John Mitchell / vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, composer, production & mixing

- Steve Vantsis / bass (2,4,7-9)
- Craig Blundell / drums
- Lee Ingleby / narration (11)

Releases information

Artwork: Paul Tippett

CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMLTDCD 528 (2019, Europe) SE with 3 bonus tracks

2xLP + CD Inside Out Music ‎- IOMLP 528 (2019, Germany) Full album on both media

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LONELY ROBOT Under Stars ratings distribution

(67 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(49%)
Good, but non-essential (37%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

LONELY ROBOT Under Stars reviews

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Review by friso
3 stars John Mitchell (Lonely Robot) is a guitar player, singer and composer known for his contributions to Kino, Arena and Frost. His type of lead guitar has always impressed me a lot, especially on instrumental tracks like Arena's 'Elea' and '(This Way) Madness lies'. I've searched out his other projects as well, but I never been able to find much prove of his genius as a bandleader or main composer. Under the Lonely Robot-banner Mitchell released albums with some neo-prog hints sound-wise, whereas the songs take a more dream pop and alternative (space) rock direction. Because most of the often adult, lackluster and rather faceless material sounds so much alike here, the amazing echoey lead guitars don't impress me as much. Some of the better spacey songs would have definitely stood out more had there been some more straight-forward songs to contrast with. John Mitchell has a good voice, which is often hidden in layers of effects - which takes away from the feeling of listening to a performer. Still, this is very competent neo-prog related music that is produced rather well and released on the Inside Out label on cd and vinyl. Both synths and guitars sound amazing. You can even find an official version on YouTube with a full sci-fi themed lyric video of the complete album! Quite a service. To me this release sounds a bit too much like background music. However, if that dreamy sci-fi mystery vibe is your thing, you might just enjoy this quite a lot!

Latest members reviews

3 stars This is the conclusive album to John Mitchell's three-part solo project that opts for atmosphere over excessive complexity. As with the previous two Lonely Robot albums, Mitchell uses the character of the Lonely Robot as a symbol of the current human condition; he explores how our future generat ... (read more)

Report this review (#2262095) | Posted by DominicS | Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Lonely Robot is the project of John Mitchell, well known in the prog circles, specifically in the neo-prog subjenre, as a guitarist/vocalist in It bites in their last 2 albums, Frost*, Kino, Arena and some other collaborations. This is his third solo effort and it doesn't seem like he has decide ... (read more)

Report this review (#2242252) | Posted by The Duke of Prunes | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Review Permanlink

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