John Shima ‎– 2

Common Dreams ‎– CMD 002
Vinyl, 10", 33 ⅓ RPM, Clear


A Dimensions
B Confide

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November 12, 2015
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John Shima makes timeless records, music built to endure the test of time. "2" saw the light of day back in January 2015, released on an intriguing transparent 10" inch. The music embedded into the clear grooves sounds like an audio greeting card intended for distant travelers, lost in the abyss, searching for refuge and sanctuary on an hospitable planet. John Shima makes the kind of music which exists outside the confines of time and space, music which will continue to go on, deep into the unexplored depths of the cosmos.

This is bound to be a classic release. "Crucial cut - 10/10".


October 4, 2015

10 months after its release and still available at the original price. Judging by the comments below this won't last long. Head straight for Confide on side b. Future classic indeed.


April 25, 2015
Closely following the established concept, Common Dreams returns this November with its second instalment which has the deep and emotional futuristic-techno master John Shima deliver a two track 10" clear wax pressing. The Sheffield analog producer and live performer opens 'Common Dreams 002' with 'Dimensions', a smooth stellar ride through our galaxy fuelled by playful analog drums, swinged percussions, delayed claps and a lively snare. In mild contrast to the analogue rawness, the mood is driven by an emotional pad layer and further enhanced with dreamy and melodic futuristic synth notes. On the flipside, 'Confide' ramps up the pace and goes into danceable territory with its driving kicks and clever drum patterns. John doesn't stop at satisfying just your body's need for movement, he goes further and entices your mind with the addition of a blissful cosmic pad, glistening celestial stabs and sci-fi deep space beacon sounds.


February 4, 2015
future classic


January 31, 2015

Love it, reminds me of B12.


January 29, 2015

John has been making music for a few years now and is an expert craftsman regarding modular synthesizers which is evident in his beautiful, timeless music.

As soon as you hear the opening bars of ‘Dimensions’ you are instantly transported to another space and time. The lush, warm, euphoric sounds, give an atmosphere full of hope and security. Whereas the funky rhythm, and insistent beats, take you tumbling on a kaleidoscopic journey through a wormhole to a distant galaxy somewhere in the future.

‘Confide’ pulls you directly into its clutches, cushioned as if being enveloped in a welcoming embrace. As the alluring melody takes hold, the harmonies deftly weave their way in an intricate lattice of sweet electronic noise. It’s like secretly listening to machines capable of love, sending each other coded signals akin to whispering sweet nothings to each other.
Although Dimensions is only a two track release it is one of the finest quality. John’s vision and passion for music really shine through in both tracks. This is music you will treasure for a long time to come.