August 30, 2011 Atlas Sound – Terra Incognita
It’s been a few years since Cox’s last album, Logos, released under the moniker of Atlas Sound. Now a new album, Parallax, is set for release November 7th on 4AD. Ever since hearing Atlas Sound’s Databank Vol. 1, a free mixtape Cox released in 2010 (I highly recommend it if you can get it), I’ve been a huge fan of his work, especially once I discovered that Bradford Cox records his songs as he goes (stream-of-consciousness writing). The fact that he can make such intricate songs off the top of his head blows my mind every time. The first single on his new album, called “Terra Incognita” is one of the quieter Atlas Sound songs: kind of jazzy, very mellow and a little trippy. On his website, Cox describes the album’s genre as “science-fiction” and after hearing this song, that’s pretty much the only way I can describe this spacial jazz jam. I can tell this is gonna be a great fall for music.
Atlas Sound – Terra Icognita: