Uwe Schmidt (aka Atom Heart, Atom™, Señor Coconut and many others you can discover on his Wikipedia page) has produced so many different things over the last 20+ years it makes you wonder where he gets his inspiration from !
His latest opus, just released on raster-noton, is called HD and although it’s beautifully produced, does not stand for High Definition but Hard Drive ;)
It’s guaranteed with no filler, full of surprising robotic vocals saying thought-provoking stuff: “Corporate sound in Dolby Surround” on “Stop (Imperialist Pop)” aimed directly at majors.
Even track names are great like “I love U (Like I love my Drum Machine)” featuring the very present right now Jamie Lidell.
A nice suprise is also a fitting glitchy cover of The Who’s My Generation !
To quote the nice Resident Advisor review I urge you to read: “All told, HD is that rare album both chin-scratchers and musical sweet-tooths can revel in. It’s heady stuff, but only if you want it to be.”
Stream: Atom TM – Auszug aus der Bowman Suite
Stream: Atom TM – Wellen Und Feder
Video: Atom TM – HD 03