there’s a hole in the mountain (Jazzland 2013)

Posted on Jul 31, 2013

“There’s A Hole In The Mountain”.

Atomic venture into their immediately recognisable, yet strangely unfamiliar blends of jazz and contemporary classical influences. With compositional duties led by reedsman Fredrik Ljungkvist and ivory manipulator Håvard Wiik, with the full-on dynamism of the polymorphic rhythm machine of Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, and the mercurial trumpet styling and lip-melting klonopin riffs of Magnus Broo, Atomic only seem to become more and more inventive and daring. Despite each band member’s involvement with “side projects” such as Motif, The Thing, The Deciders, The Young Mothers, and countless others, their musical well never seems to run dry so much as spill over.

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