EVAN ZIERK

DRIFTING/BENDING (aR-07)

RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2017

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Evan Zierk is a Brooklyn-based composer guided by instilling a desire to listen deeply – to listen closer. Drifting/Bending, Zierk’s first collection of new music, is a fitting opening statement to spark such a listen. Comprised of four delicate and textured pieces, the collection unfolds in incalculable and elegant ways. Dissonance is always lurking in Drifting/Bending, but never takes center stage.

Side A: Drifting, Bending

Side B: Traces, Perfect Curve

Drifting/Bending is the seventh release on Atlantic Rhythms, and will be released as a limited edition cassette tape (only 100 physical copies with digital download code), as well as a full-sized, hand-screened poster. The tape, poster, and digital versions of the album will be available exclusively at the Atlantic Rhyhtms Bandcamp website.

jack propane

other worlds (AR-04)

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2017

Jack Propane is a solo project of Brooklyn-based producer Ryan Caruso. As Jack Propane, he has released music on Kudzu Productions INTL and Coolatta Lounge Records and explores the rough and psychedelic side of house and techno music, with an emphasis on deep synthesized soundscapes.

Side A: Air Lift 1000, Riverside Drive, Zoness Drip (Elemental Edit)

Side B: Other Worlds, Maurice Calling, C-Beams

Atlantic Rhythms is set to release Jack Propane's latest, Other Worlds, which was recorded in 2016 and collects six subaquatic house anthems for late-night joy rides and early morning beach-side sun rises. All tracks were recorded live, straight to a 1/4” reel-to-reel tape recorder, utilizing a collection of synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, samplers, effect pedals and filters. Other Worlds is the fourth release on Atlantic Rhythms, and will be released as a limited edition cassette tape (only 100 physical copies with digital download code), as well as a full-sized, hand-screened poster. The tape, poster, and digital versions of the album will be available exclusively at the Atlantic Rhyhtms Bandcamp website.

curved light

reversion (AR-03)

RELEASE DATE: February 10, 2017

Curved Light is the audio/visual duo of Peter Tran and Deirdre Smith. Baltimore/Austin-based musician Peter Tran, is one half of the Baltimore electronic duo HD Sunrise (Patient Sounds) and also spent time in beloved experimental outfits Hume and Les Rhinocéros. As Curved Light, he has released music on Gentle Reminder Records and has a forthcoming release on Austin’s Holodeck Records. 

Side A: Test Selection, Collapsing Reflections, Shining

Side B: Disquiet, Blush Response, Absent Empathy

Atlantic Rhythms is set to release Curved Light's latest offering, Reversion, which was recorded in 2016 and collects six sonically rich analog synthesized explorations. Reversion is the third release on Atlantic Rhythms, and will be released as a limited edition cassette tape (only 100 physical copies with digital download code), as well as a full-sized, hand-screened poster. The tape, poster, and digital versions of the album will be available exclusively at the Atlantic Rhyhtms Bandcamp website.

AARON LEITKO

WASATCH MECHA (AR-02)

RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2016

Aaron Leitko is a musician and writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a member of electronic duo Protect-U and has released music through Future Times, Planet Mu, and Mea Kusma. Wasatch Mecha gathers a number of Eurorack synthesizer pieces Leitko recorded in Spring 2015. Some were arranged and overdubbed in the studio, while others were improvised and recorded live. "FDK02" layers variations of a single melody played back using sounds generated via physical modeling. "Harmony Gold" uses notes drawn from Ethiopian Tizita ballads to create a tuneful counterpart to a rhythmic foundation of abstract digital crunch. The tape's title refers to both the Utah-Idaho mountain range and the '80s cartoon series Robotech. The latter provided indirect inspiration through its combination of hi-tech design and melodramatic storyline -- a blending of sentimentality and mechanized grace.

Side A: Flip Flops (This Can't Happen), 0505#4, Downtown Protoculture, Extended Family (Edit)

Side B: FDK02, 0505#6, Harmony Gold

Wasatch Mecha is the second release on Atlantic Rhythms. The tape is limited to 100 physical copies, which all include a digital download code. Alternatively, 25 full-sized, hand-screened posters were produced, which will also include a digital download code with purchase. And, finally, a digital version of the album will be available exclusively through Bandcamp on October 7, 2016.

TOWN (Arto Lindsay/Sam Hillmer Duo)

LIVE AT TRANS-PECOS (AR-01)

RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2016

TOWN is a collaboration between saxophonist Sam Hillmer (Zs) and guitarist/composer Arto Lindsay (DNA). This cassette collects three improvisations performed in January, 2015 at Trans-Pecos in Queens, NY. The music is, by turns, abrasive and atmospheric. Hillmer and Lindsay explore silences and negative space. In other moments, the duo generate a flood of sonic detail and weirdo beauty from sustained cacophony.  Hillmer is a musician, artist, and curator living in Brooklyn, NY.  He is a founder of seminal Brooklyn noise band/chamber ensemble ZS. Lindsay was a founding member of DNA -- arguably the most important band from New York’s No Wave scene. He is a well-known figure in Brazilian pop, a collaborator with Matthew Barney, a leader of parades, and a thrower of sounds in space.

Side A/B: Live At Trans-Pecos Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Three guitar/saxophone improvisations - both blistering and atmospheric - from experimental composer Arto Lindsay and saxophone troubadour Sam Hillmer. Together the two call this collaboration TOWN. Performed live in January 2015, these three pieces document the second of a special two-night set for Lindsay, a No Wave legend, at the revered Queens venue Trans-Pecos.

Live at Trans-Pecos is the first release on Atlantic Rhythms. The tape is limited to 200 physical copies, which all include a digital download code. Alternatively, 25 full-sized, hand-screened posters were produced, which will also include a digital download code with purchase. And, finally, a digital-only version of the album will be available exclusively through Bandcamp on October 7, 2016.