Perhaps the greatest classical-ambient duo of the last two decades, the pair of Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and Berlin-based pianist/composer Dustin O’Halloran better known as A Winged Victory for the Sullen are set to return with a new album entitled ATOMOS later this year.
The first teaser track off the album is a very Jonny Greenwood styled piece, reminiscent of his work on the film “The Master.” The rising and held strings earlier in the piece might also remind listeners of the glorious Jóhann Jóhannsson composition “Part Two: IBM 1403 Printer” which contained a very Disney-esque feel.
ATOMOS will serve as the full score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s long form dance piece.
McGregor was heavily influenced by the duo’s 2011 self-titled debut, playing it repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group’s reaction with the music, he contacted A Winged Victory for the Sullen directly to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre – and hence ATOMOS was born.
The new record will also include a collaborative effort with pianist Ben Frost.
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