Alan Fitzpatrick is a name which requires no introduction in the UK club scene, his techno leaning club weapons have come on genre-topping labels such as Drumcode, Circus Recordings, and Rekids, and his own We Are The Brave imprint has become one of the fastest growing record labels in the world, releasing music from names like Maya Jane Coles, Anfisa Letyago, and Reinier Zonneveld, alongside a long list of new and emerging artists alike. Now releasing his first studio album in over a
decade, Fitzpatrick joins the Anjuna family with a 12-track long player titled Machine Therapy. Having recently landed on Anjunadeep, it features collaborations with Lawrence Hart, High Contrast, LOWES, Catrin Vincent, and Another Sky. The tracklist offers an extremely diverse range of sounds, with everything from the obvious house and techno, to the more surprising breaks, progressive, and jungle all present. It even features a sample of the late Charlie Chaplin on the records closing inclusion, Unite. The projects lead single, Warning Signs, is probably our favourite track from the album, with its deeply rooted synth bass, vibrant chords, and a top line from Scuba and George FitzGerald collaborator Lawrence Hart, it’s an absolute gem of a tune. Other highlights include the rave-drenched Something Wonderful, the chunky breaks on Acid Changes Everything, and Closing In, which also features vocals from Lawrence Hart. Techno purists and fans of Alan’s earlier works might find the album a bit too different to what he’s usually known to put out, though anyone that tells you this isn’t a well produced album is either lying, or not worth listening to.
Where to start:
A Call Out For Love: Filtered chords meet uplifting vocals from LOWES
Acid Changes Everything: Strong breaks and emotive synth pads
Warning Signs: Some of Lawrence Harts best work shines through here
Previous from Alan Fitzpatrick:
Shadows In The Dark LP (2010, Drumcode)
Immortal Daydream EP (2021, Rekids)
If you like this then check out:
Dusky – Outer LP (2016, Polydor)
Ross From Friends – Tread LP (2021, Brainfeeder)
Alan Fitzpatrick – Machine Therapy is out now on Anjunadeep.