Atom

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Atom - Bund Deutscher Programmierer: Stoffwechsel

Artist: Atom Bund Deutscher Programmierer
P 2000
RI 055

„BUND DEUTSCHER PROGRAMMIERER“ (FEDERATION OF GERMAN PROGRAMMERS) IS INVITING YOU TO LISTEN TO THEIR ALBUM „STOFFWECHSEL“(MEANS AS WELL „METABOLISM“ AS „CHANGE OF FABRIC“). ON THIS ALBUM WE PRESENT YOU 50 MINUTES OF HIGHLY COMPLEX PROGRAMMINGS EXECUTED WITH GERMAN PRECISSION. THE SOUND OF „STOFFWECHSEL“ YOU MAY ROUGHLY DESCRIBE AS DIGITAL MEANDERINGS WHERE BREAKS, CUTS, INTERRUPTIONS, TRANSITI- ONS, THE SETTELING AND DISMANTELLING OF STRUCTURES PLAY THE MAIN ROLE. THE CD STARTS OF WITH THE EXTREMELY BINARY „HAERTETEST@HOTMAIL .COM“, A RHYTHMICAL DSP CUT-UP PIECE AND CONTINUES WITH TRACKS SUCH AS THE HIGHSPEED „PATTERN 19 GOLD“, GLITCHY AMBIENCE („WELTEMPFAENGER“), THE LAIDBACK „FORMEL“ UNTIL IT REACHES IT’S END WITH THE TIGHT PRECISSION OF „KONTROLLIERTE KOMPRESSORBEWEGUNG“ („CONTROLLED COMPRESSORMOVEMENT“...THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL). AGAIN ATOMTM, THE BRAIN BEHIND IT ALL MOVED THE LIMITS JUST A TINY BIT FURTHER ON THIS UNEXPECTED YET UNIQUE DEMONSTRATION OF HOW MENTAL MUSIC CAN BE.

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Atom - CMYK

Artist:
Atom
P: 2005
RI 062
IN TIMES WHEN ESPECIALLY ELECTRONICALLY GENERATED MUSIC SEEMS NOT THE MOST EXCITING THING TO LISTEN TO, RATHER INTERESTING PRESENTS AN ASTONISHINGLY SURPRISING PIECE OF MUSIC TO YOU: CMYK. SOMEHOW FOLLOWING THE PATHS OF EARLIER RATHER INTERESTING ALBUMS, SUCH AS FOR EXAMPLE "DROPSHADOW DISEASE" OR "FONOSANDWICH", "CYMK", BESIDES JUST BEING AN INSIDE JOKE FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, FOR SURE IS ONE THING: SURPRISING. WHATEVER ONE MAY EXPECT, FROM THE FIRST SECOND ON, NO EXPECTATION WHATEVER WILL BE FULFILLED. FROM TOP TO BOTTOM "CMYK" IS A LOGICAL FLOW OF AUDIO, THEMES AND EXTREMELY VISUAL MUSICAL TOPICS THAT LEAD ONE TO ANOTHER IN A COHERENT YET ABSURD MANNER. THERE ARE COMPLEX PROGRAMMINGS SUCH AS "HARD SHUFFLE", "EVIL SWING", TEXTURES AND ATMOSPHERES AS WELL AS LITTLE UNDEFINEABLE BITS THAT LEAD INTO RATHER CONCRETE MARIMBA RECORDINGS SUCH AS "BOYS, BOYS, BOYS". CMYK: RATHER INTERESTING!
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Atom - Dots 10th Anniversary Box II

Artist: Atom
P 2004

RI 024CL

LTD 900 / Signed and handnumbered
WE HEREWITH PRESENT BOX NUMBER TWO. THE BOX CONTAINS THE SECOND R.I. RELEASE "DOTS", AGAIN, DIGITALLY REMASTERED AND ADAPTED TO TODAYS TECHNICAL STANDARDS, PLUS A CD ENTITLED "BGD", WHICH STANDS FOR "BACKGROUND DESIGN". "BGD" IS BASICALLY AN ENTIRE ALBUM WHICH HAD BEEN LONG FORGOTTEN AND WAS JUST RECENTLY REDISCOVERED, TRANSFERRING THE REST OF THE "R.I." ARCHIVE FROM FRANKFURT TO SANTIAGO. "BGD" IS A 50 MINUTE LONGPLAYER, CONSISTING OF TEXTURES AND AMBIENT COMPOSITIONS RECORDED IN 1995. "BGD" IS VERY MUCH IN THE VIBE OF THE CALM AND SPARSE "DOTS". IT HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY EDITED AND REMASTERED FOR THIS RELEASE. ACCOMPANIED WITH AN 8-PAGE BOOKLET CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT "DOTS" AS WELL AS "BGD" AND ORIGINAL ARTWORK, THIS DOUBLE CD BOX IS THE PERFECT COLLECTOR’S ITEM OR SIMPLY THE MISSING ELEMENT FOR THOSE TRYING TO PURCHASE OLD R.I. MATERIAL. JUST AS THE PREVIOUS BOX SET, RI 024CL COMES NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY ATOM™ HIMSELF.
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Atom - Flextone 10th Anniversary Box

Artist: Atom
P 2004

RI 023CL

LTD 900 / Signed and handnumbered
Ultra-slick production and an eclectic selection of sounds are two strengths of the Rather Interesting label. Flextone is no exception. With his own label, Atom Heart starts right from release #1. The lush and colorful graphic designs more then compensate for the minimalist stance of RI's mother label, Fax. There are no hints of talent-in-infancy here, no suggestions that certain techniques should be more refined and less archaic sounding. By the time Uwe Schmidt started his own label in September 1994, he obviously had much musical experience and a well-formed idea that here in his completely self-created forum, would he perform and exhibit everything he learned from releases on so many previous labels. No genre or style is spared, no production strategies left idle.
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Atom - HD Endless - The Stereonerds

Artist:
Atom
P: 2003
RI 060
This is the absolutly best Retro-Kraftwerk Style you can think of!
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Atom - Lisa Carbon- Standards

Artist:
Atom
P: 2003
RI 061
This is a hommage for the 60ies lounge style like James Last. Flowerfluffy and easylistening.
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Atom - Los Negritos

Artist:
Atom
P: 2005
RI 063
Atom™, the brain behind the acclaimed "Senor Coconut" project, is back with just another attack on established first world parameters of good taste: "Speed-Merengue" may say it all! Have a couple of downers before listening to "Los Negritos", Mr. coconut's alter ego this time. 24 high-speed assaults, "mega-mixed" into a 45 minute rollercoaster ride through a lo-fi universe of hyperactive syncopation. Frenetic horn-stabs and timbales-fills chase 6-bit percussion, accompanied by rave-signals and plastic cowbells: "cut and paste latino" at its best! Indeed "los negritos" could be considered the new punk being closer to Merzbow than to Buena Vista Social Club, to drop just a few names. Following the well-known "Senor Coconut" project and the rather underground "Los Sampler's" album, "Los Negritos" is the next step of this man who has significantly innovated electronic music at least 10 times throughout the last 15 years. It will certainly leave you breathless....


Here the last copies.

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Atom - Midisport

Artist: Atom Midisport
P 2001

RI 056

The mighty man like Atom Heart returns, this time exploring the rich seam of connections between ecolas de samba Sao Paolo Brazilian style, football for life and novelty chocolate shapes. Confused? You won’t be. Uwe Schmidt always finds new possibilities wherever he casts his gaze, this time his mpc 3000 takes apart and reassembles bossa rhythms, football stadium chant, Brazilian songs and classics like ‘Desafinado’ and some storming batucada style percussive revelry. As with the recent Los Samplers – Descargas set, the genuine class of this music is the amount of feel for the original source material displayed, amounting to a respectful attitude to the considerable contribution Brazil has made to music throughout the years. This is a record that needs to be played loud.....how rare to find a release that you could analyse for innovation, depth and complexity, while at the same time use as the perfect party soundtrack with your partners, kids, aunties and bearded neighbours. Pure Joy.
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Atom - Music Is Better Than Pussy

Artist:
Atom
P: 2010
RI 066
FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU WHO FACED SLIGHT PROBLEMS CONCENTRATING ON THE  
MUSIC SUPPLIED ON RATHER INTERESTING´S PREVIOUS RELEASE (MUSTER),  
NOW, HERE COMES SOMETHING MORE CONCRETE AND  DIGESTABLE: „MUSIC IS  
BETTER THAN PUSSY“ - IN FACT A TITLE THAT DOESN´T NEED MUCH OF AN  
EXPLANATION. THE MUSIC ON THIS ALBUM ITSELF REFLECTS THE TITLE PRETTY  
WELL, AS EACH OF THE 5 TRACKS EXPLORES MUSICAL THEMES IN A VERY PURE  
AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD MANNER, USING FAIRLY WELL-KNOWN SONIC CODES. THE TRACKS, EACH BETWEEN 6 TO 14 MINUTES IN DURATION, DEAL WITH  
REPETITIVE, POLYRHYTHMIC STRUCTURES, GLUED TOGETHER BY STEADY  
KICKDRUMS, AN ELEMENT ONE DOESN´T HEAR VERY OFTEN ON A “RATHER  
INTERESTING“ RELEASE! TRACKS SUCH AS „YOUR AMBITION“, „VALUE  
IS NOTHING“ OR „TANZFLÄCHE“ DEVELOP POWERFUL RHYTHMICAL THEMES  
OVER LAYERS OF TEXTURES AND SEQUENCES, WHILE OTHER TITLES  
(„CLICKTRACK“, „SUCK MY GROOVE“) DEAL WITH THE FUNK ITSELF. A  
SUBTLE LEITMOTIF OF „MUSIC IS BETTER THAN PUSSY“ ARE SHORT, PARTLY  
SUNG OR SPOKEN VOCALS THAT APPEAR ON ALMOST ALL OF THE TRACKS.
„MUSIC IS BETTER THAN PUSSY“ COHERENTLY CONNECTS ATOM™´S OWN  MUSICAL PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE AND INTRODUCES A GIANT RETROSPECTIVE OF HIS WORK IN 2010, THE YEAR IN WHICH HE CELEBRATES HIS 20TH RELEASE  
ANNIVERSARY.


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Atom - Muster
Artist: Atom
P: 2009
RI 065
"Muster", the german word for both "example/sample" or "pattern", welcomes us with an artwork that shows baroque garden ornaments, photographed from orbit. This 50 minute piece of permanently evolving structure and sound is a complex, well-thought and thoroughly crafted composition which is in fact inspired by the phenomenon of the ornament itself. "Muster" in this sense can be understood as a large, meandering ornamental pattern or rhythmical figure that, most of all, does not refer to, or reproduce any musical structure heard so far.
On "Muster" you won't find melodies, harmonies, words, a message or reference to existing musical styles, since the accent was laid upon the development of the musical particle (one may call it "atom" :) )
Itself: rhythm and its sonic elements, being in permanent flow. At the same time this complex block of sonic information may sound "orbital" to us - a musical structure as conceived by a being not from this planet: an alien observer. While this work can be considered as a leap forward in Atom™'s creation, it may resemble some of his earlier works, such as "Schnittstelle", "The Disk Orchestra", "Bund deutscher Programmierer" or "CMYK", just to name a few, while it certainly shows that those works where just a step towards a far larger picture, which Atom™ has begun to paint now.
Matured as a composer, Atom™ may indeed quote himself on this masterpiece, while he stands fairly alone in a vast desert called "electronic music".

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Atom - Real Intelligence IV

Artist:
Atom
P: 2002
RI 059
This is a compilation of the best of tracks of the releases RI 051- RI 058 plus 4 new tracks.
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Atom - Roger Tubesound Ensemble

Artist:
Atom The Roger Tubesound Ensemble
P: 2002
RI 058
Yes, Atom Heart is back !! A long time gone since his Pentatonic Surprise CD spun the world of digital jazz trickery on it's head. Mr Tubesound steps out of retirement once again to flex those fingers over his keyboards .45 mins of more of Atom Heart's genius for confounding expectations, here going on a Flanger tip but ejecting Burnt Freidman just so that Roger can do his thing. Roger's Back cut's a swing number into bit's, adding nifty electric piano licks and flailing rimshots left, right and centre. The album's Sun-Ra influences come to the fore on Dear Lost Listener like one of Sunny's 60's piano trio's shot into space and bounced back gathering all kinds of rhythmic displacement on it's voyage home, true cut up genius. Music (For The Library Of God) tips a nod into more abstract waters, piano lines, sampladelic's, stabs, rapid drum flurry's and a sublime / blissful ending.... here and in many other places this CD brings to mind the awesome Erik Satin CD (RI 052), in itself a huge compliment. Interchangable Intervals starts like a classic John Coltrane spiritual, solid double bass and searching drum shuffle's, then piano and rhodes to infinity and beyond / .... and finally the 20 min plus epic ...and plays just notes rounds things out travelling the spaceways / stretched time phases.... smoking tenor sax, hip and extra crazy... just the right side of genius. Possibly the finest RI release since Los Samplers, highly recommended for atomjunkies old and new. Train your brain!
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Atom Heart - Orange

Artist: Atom Heart
P: 1994 / 2011
AW 067
Atom Heart - Orange (monochrome stills) Recorded and released in 1994, this is certainly one of Atom Heart's classic albums.
It can clearly be located in Atom's "ambient" period, that may be seen as the transition moment right in between his club oriented works (1990-1993) and the birth of his "rather interesting" label (1994).
Without hesitation "Orange" can be classified as an "ambient" album in the most traditional sense, even though, like always, Atom had given it a slight twist, which made it simply a bit different from what was out there in 1994 (and probably therefor makes it an album that is still worth listening to nowadays).
That said, Fax Records, which released the album back in 1994, decided to release this limited edition re-issue on AW. Atom himself remastered the album just recently which makes an even better soundtrack of today.
"Orange" contains 5 tracks, all of them, except for "Rainecho", can be described as slowly moving, repetitive, abstract textures and within themselves contain different sections or "scenes". While some tracks carry either a neutral or positive feeling ("One Atomsecond") others ("Ode to BG") are rather dark, slightly hostile compositions that remain us of Atom's "industrial" period for example. "Rainecho" then, is the only rhythmical track on this album which perfectly fits within the previously described abstract worlds of "Orange" and just gives the entire album the right flow.

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Atom Heart - Shellglove

Artist: Atom Heart
P: 1996
This is a tecnoide, rhythmic ambientrelease by Atom.

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Atom Heart - Volume 1 The Singles 1991-2000

Artist:
Atom
P 2007
RI 025CL
LTD 900 / Signed and handnumbered
continuing the "rather interesting classics" series, initiated back in 2004, we are proud to present "atom heart-volume 1- the singles 1991-2000". just like the two previous releases of that series, this limited edition double-cd box comes autographed and numbered by atomtm himself. as the title "the singles" already suggests, the tracks selected for this release are taken from atom heart's earliest production period, when his music was almost entirely released on 12inch vinyl format. those releases and the music they contained have been out of print and unavailable in some cases for over 15 years. all titles were restored from the original mastertapes and carefully remaste- red. like on no other release before atomtm's musical develop- ment, beginning from the early club-oriented material up to nowa- days "advanced listening" can be clearly followed. not only the 8-page booklet, background information and detailed liner notes, but especially a selection of remixes done by artist such as cas- par pound, plaid, herbert and fibla make this product second to none.
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Atom Heart - Volume 2 The Solicited Tracks 1996-2006

Artist:
Atom
P 2010
RI 026CL
LTD 500 / signed and numbered.
"Music is everywhere!" stated Atomª in an interview back in 1992 - and, YES how right he was! During Atom Heart's over 20 years of music-making all sorts of people, companies and other entities were approaching him, each one of them in need of one thing: music. The music that was needed always had to fit a certain format, context or idea and in most cases its use was for a limited amount of time, copies or listeners...a special piece of music for a special purpose or listenership. "While going through my audio archive" continues Atomª in an RECENT interview "I found quite a number of compositions I had forgotten about entirely. It was quite a task to find out why I had done them and most importantly, for whom - though after a bit of research I was able to put the puzzle back together". And so it came about that this cd finally took shape: "Atom Heart - Volume 2 - The Solicited Tracks 1996-2006". The fact that none of the compositions presented here, really made it "into the world", but all of them remained rather hidden in some strange cultural corners, let Atomª take the decision to finally "make them public". Here we find tracks made for compilations, online projects, books, exhibitions, releases that never were released and all sorts of other Êformats or uses. Fine, careful remastering was applied to all the tracks in order to unify them sound wise, since, (listened to from a technological point of view) they were recorded over a time span of more than 10 years. When listening to this selection, you may be surprised how coherent, in all its sonic diversity, this album turned out - Atomª's unique signature is the backbone that keeps it all together. "The Solicited Tracks 1996-2006" is an elegantly sequenced musical selection, which leads us through rhythmical, sometimes calm or abstract compositions that strangely seem to make perfect sense as a whole - as if destiny or history finally put them into the right place.
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V/A - No.I 2015

Artist: V/A
P: 2015
LTD 200
No., founded in 2014 by Atom™ & Material Object, are celebrating their first year of existence with No. I, a mix of material released between 1st May 2014 - 1st May 2015. The rather mysterious existence of No., the label which released three 12" EPs and a dozen digital albums and EPs over the past 12 months, has been summarised into their first CD release entitled "No. I". However, No. I goes further than your typical label compilation. Each of the tracks has been edited, overdubbed and mixed into one evolving soundscape, departing significantly from the originally released material and in fact creates an entirely new piece of work in itself. By carefully reworking the label catalogue into the No. I mix, both founding members, Material Object and Atom™ manage not only to show the label's aesthetic approach but to conclude their musical activities in a beautiful yet unusual manner. The 73 minute mix, featuring artists from both hemispheres of the Earth including Atom™, Jacek Sienkiewicz, NSI. (Tobias Freund & Max Loderbauer), Material Object, Raw C, Mr. Projectile and Steve Law, traverses the territories between Ambient Electronic, Techno and Abstract Industrial providing a true slice of No. label history.An original mix comprised of No. material released in Year 1 (May 2014 - May 2015). All titles have been edited and overdubbed and therefore differ from their original versions. Track 1, previously unreleased.

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