Atomic City is the Internet's first electronic music production company, having been formed well over a decade ago. Their early experiments in collaborative emusic, given the nickname "Team Metlay" after founder Mike Metlay, have been released on a series of CDs that are now available through CD Baby.
Nick Rothwell, also known as CASSIEL, is one of the founding members of the Team, and is a proponent of computer-based structures for creating and manipulating music that is fluid and moldable in real time. Forsaking the traditional "analog rules" methods of creating improvisational music, he controls digital synthesizers with complex programming structures to create living, breathing sound engines that change their very nature with a gesture, a touch, a word.
LISTEN/MOVE was his first solo outing, originally a limited edition CD on Atomic City that was issued to the UK dance community as a sort of audio calling card. In response to a flood of requests from electronic music listeners, who had been waiting to hear Nick's work and were unable to obtain the CD, Atomic City re-released it with new packaging and artwork the following year.
The sound examples provide a taste of the strange and wonderful biologies growing here and there on the scattered landscape of LISTEN/MOVE, and we invite you to explore deeper: this CD rewards repeated and careful listening by opening ever-deeper layers of subtle detail. Music for the wise.
After you've given CASSIEL a try, we invite you to check out the other Atomic City releases available on CD Baby.