Ballistic was the second Team Metlay album, a double CD featuring over two hours of eclectic, shattering, altogether strange and wonderful music from four different sessions assembling seventeen musicians from around the world over four years. Six years after its inception, it continues to thrill and challenge audiences around the world.
With as many different influences and styles as there were creative talents, the album's two CDs (Trajectory and Impact) form a roller coaster ride through the wild, weird, stirring, and often hilarious--a gathering of electronic styles ranging from cool jazz to industrial noisescapes, dance rhythms, and improvisational space music. Ranging from precious miniatures under a minute in length to the half-hour set piece "Aqua Regia", Ballistic is filled to overflowing with ideas snapping sparks at one another and straining to be free.
Press Play, kick back, and be transported to the mysterious yet somehow familiar world of Atomic City, where emerging technologies strive to meld with human hopes and dreams under a glowing sky that sizzles with the constant hum of information travelling across the globe and beyond.
Experience the wonders of Convective Synthesis, Z-Plane surfing, Drum Fu, and Bleen. Learn the nature of the Essential Menace, search the Exosphere for fragments of data, and tune in to Transpacific State Radio for the late-night bootleg broadcast. Meet Digital Dorothy and Gloria, thrill to the Atomic City World Service, stroll across Beijingplatz in the dead of night, and learn to tease the Fire Ants. It's all here, in one form or another, and it's waiting for you to dive in.
There has never been an electronic music album like this before, and the world may not be able to handle another one like it again. So why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose but your boundaries.
Ballistic is one of many Atomic City releases from the past ten years that are now available on CD Baby. Please check out our other titles, and absorb the wonders we have to offer.