“... a masterful display of evocative music and true experimentation...”
- The Music Fix
Earlier this year Elsie Martin’s Atom Eye undertook a fascinating sonic voyage into the unknown with her Trilogy 120 EP.
Atom Eye’s Trilogy EP was released in three individual parts, with each having its own artwork and sound, tying together the EP as a whole. The collaboration with Pete Lockett has been a perfect fit as Lockett worked extensively in the film industry, arranging and recording percussion for many Hollywood hits. Part III saw a collaboration from Mute artist, composer and producer Simon Fisher Turner - whose works include soundtracks for Derek Jarman's Caravaggio, The Last of England and The Garden as well as the David Lynch-produced Nadja; perfect additions to Atom Eye’s oeuvre.
The Trilogy, as a whole, is an exploration of experiments with field recordings, analogue tape loops, reel-to-reel machines, guitars, cellos, ambient drone and world percussion. Drawing influences from film soundtracks, experimental music and sound art, Trilogy 120 was mixed and co-produced by James Aparicio (Liars, Spiritualized).
Elsie’s previous work in Phantom certainly made its mark on the alternative circuit. The Quietus, Artrocker and Q were amongst their fans with the band’s debut album, Smoke & Mirrors, receiving brilliant reviews. Pushing the envelope furthermore with Atom Eye, Elsie has been concentrating on developing her sound into something more filmic whilst retaining the sensual melodies and intriguing compositions that we have known her for.
Part I and II are available to download free from Atom Eye’s official website. The full EP, with all three parts, has been available to download from Atom Eye’s official website since 28th May 2012.
With Elsie’s background and Atom Eye’s quirky collaborations and cinematic direction, this project intrigued and beguiled the avant-garde music scene in 2012.