Atom TM (CL/DE)
[NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVE]
Perhaps one of the most prolific and ceaselessly inventive personalities to come out of the electronic music community since the 1990s, Uwe Schmidt , the man behind AtomTM, has accumulated literally dozens of aliases, personas, and musical directions over the course of his illustrious career. Beginning in the early 90s as part of the just-burgeoning Frankfurt scene, Schmidt’s first releases of abstract electronic experimentation often appeared under the Atom Heart name.
However, Schmidt was too restless and creative to be boxed into one style, and so he began expanding his horizons, a drive that eventually led to the creation of his own Rather Interesting label and a career-defining move from Germany to Chile, where he quickly became engrained in the new Latin American techno that was beginning to find international footing.
From there he moved on to his most recognizable projects: Senor Coconut , a Latin big band orchestra that performed covers of Kraftwerk and others; and Flanger, his atmospheric jazz project with Burnt Friedman. His latest work, Liedgut , appears on Raster-Noton and is yet another shift toward new directions.