THE COUNTDOWN 2017 | Atlas

January 27, 2017 - Atlas - Filmed and recorded in an old church which has become a centre for the arts in Belfast, 'Affinity' sees Atlas accompanied by string quartet and percussion and represents all the music these musicians have grown up with and the music they have to grown to love in more recent times. From delicate string arrangements reminiscent of Sigur Ros to cascades of sound from the ethereal world of Jon Hopkins, they have added an ingredient that is inherently Irish to the mix to create a record that encompasses where they have come from and where they are going.

"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)