The debut album from ATLAS
Out now on DVD/album & limited supply vinyl
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★ ★ ★ ★
The Irish Times
"Atlas seamlessly blends traditional Irish folk elements with pop melodicism into something really colorful. Taught interplay between acoustic guitar and concertina, with world fusion rhythmic elements. It's very cinematic music." - Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy)
Sometimes trippy and unfettered, Atlas’s swag bag of new compositions blatantly reference Sigur Rós and Jon Hopkins but their tastes for tracing looping, fantastical rhythms through a deliciously jagged-edged trajectory (aided in no small way by Notify’s Padraig Rynne) result in a concoction that has its ear trained firmly on the present and future. Wide-open vistas are the stuff of Atlas’s universe, with literary nods in the direction of Beckett and Oliver Sachs. Their bold choice of a string quartet to colour and shade yields rich dividends, reinforced by the polished accompanying DVD. Curious and curiouser – music filtered through a mesmerising looking glass. A collection worth mining deeply. - Siobhán Long, The Irish Times ★ ★ ★ ★
“I like this album a lot. Atlas manage to combine youthful fearlessness with a high degree of musical maturity. We’re used to hearing brilliant young traditional musicians these days but rarely with this sense of adventure and producing music as coherent and eloquent as this.” -Niall Vallely (Buille)
Check out the review of Affinity from Daniel Neely of The Irish Echo here
You can also see the review of Affinity from Siobhán Long of The Irish Times here
'Tontine' from the debut album 'Affinity'
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