How the name Relaxed Machinery evolved…

The name Relaxed Machinery stems back to a field recording I made years ago at the electronics factory I work at. I was doing a lot of weekend work at the time upgrading our main system software and was alone in the building. I decided to take my minidisc recorder in and place it in different parts of the factory and let it record.

Even though no one was in the building, the lights were off, and everything was more or less “shut down” – many of the big machines that solder, place components, etc… still make noises – clicking, beeping, air noises like the machines are breathing, alarms going off on machines that need maintenance, etc… Even though the machines were “relaxing” – they were very alive in their sounds.

I’d always planned to release an e.p. called “Relaxed Machinery”, but just never got around to it. I still have the recording somewhere…

A few years later I began planning a new label with a friend, we spent about 8 months getting it ready and planning, and both decided it wasn’t the right time and shelved the idea for later.

Fast forward another four years, and I joined AtmoWorks as co-owner and thought about recording again, but spent a lot of time working on the label. Now that I’ve left AtmoWorks and decided to launch something new and different, with a different way of running a label… I decided it was time to use the “Relaxed Machinery” name again.

The name inspires me and it fits the music.

Thanks for reading.

John