Atom™ has compiled his entire discography. It’s pretty mind-scrambling that someone could be responsible for this much music over the years, especially considered how good so much of it is. You can catch Atom™ performing his new solo live set at The Bunker’s RBMA event on May 4.
Uwe Schmidt aka Atom TM designed most if not all of the inserts for his legendary techno imprint Rather Interesting under the credits “design sampling by linger decoree”. The CD booklet for Midisport – 14 Footballers in Milk Chocolate is a favorite example of the deadpan humor, fearless oddity and demonstrative detail found throughout the Rather Interesting catalog both visually and musically.
The first solo female to appear on the esteemed Raster Noton label, Tokyo/Berlin-based Kyoka successfully fuses both the abstract experimental sonics and dancefloor-inclined sides of the imprint’s output. The brilliant pulsating murky ‘HADue’ even gets a top remix by Atom TM. Unique, check!
This is one of my favorite albums of 2013.There is just something about the cheesy message and excellent mixing of this album that makes it a perfect parody of mass produced “corporate pop” that Uwe Schmidt seems to hate so much. I cant see it as a coincidence that this was released the same day as Timberlakes 20/20 Experience. Though there are a couple lyrics that really force me to roll my eyes and gag a bit, this is such a well put together album that I must recommend it to all audiophiles.
I have to single out Sound of Decay, it is such a beautiful use of corrupted and decomposing audio quality. Whilst the audio quality of youtube prevents you from catching the finer details of the mixing, you will certainly get the idea.