Founded in upstate New York by Steven Cerio, ATLANTIC DRONE have achieved a synthesis of historical proportions with a cast that includes: Cerio (Railroad Jerk, Drunk Tank, Dee Dee Ramone’s Sproket as well as improvisations with Ron Asheton of The Stooges, William Parker and Jemeel Moondoc), Dave Rick (Yo La Tengo, Bongwater, King Missile, Phantom Tollbooth), Wm Berger (Love, Uncle Wiggily, Fly Ashtray), Michael Duane (Dustdevils), Laure Barges (Dragibus), Sal Canzonieri (Electric Frankenstein, The Thing), Jason Martin (Brown Cuts Neighbors, Bunny Brains, His Name is Alive) and Jim Gibson (Wicked King Wicker, Toothfairy, Unholy Swill).
Their music holds all of the sensations associated with true psychedelia: the meditative hypnotics of prog forefathers Can, the reckless propulsion of free jazz, the kinetic energy of early King Crimson, the soaring intensity of Soft Machine, the swirling throbs of early Butthole Surfers, the natural beauty of Brian Eno’s ambience and the schizophrenic scuttle of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Far from creating a nostalgic tribute to a previous age, ATLANTIC DRONE contributes to a re-definition of the sonic trip a sound that is as uniquely their own as it is exhilarating and “Zenful”; serving up an atom to the melting molecular soup of Post Psychedelic Hypno Mantras that point more to the future than the past.
Their self-titled debut on the seminal NOISEVILLE label is a set of blissful psychedelic prayers, each wrapped in its own unique galaxy. “A Vivified Sugar Cube Explains the Universe” creates majestic amorphous cauldrons of melodic oddities and cosmic hymns that lay twitching under clouds of swirling drones: mandalas of melodies as intoxicating as cheesecake layered with lyrics spoken in the cryptic language of psychedelia. Every sound blends ambience, rhythmic intensity, pastoral passages and lyrical lullabies. Every track is bred of the soaring beauty found in all true psychedelia.
This first release by Circadia Records is an edition of 500 (250 white and 250 black) on 180g vinyl. Each record also includes a signed and numbered, 11″ x 11″, 3 color screen print and comes in a heavy weight, clear vinyl outer sleeve. We are offering the black vinyl version.