Fitalic ‎– Atomic Atmosphere

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Tribal Vision Records ‎– TVRCD011
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1 Lost In Space 7:03
2 Liquid Motion
Producer, Written-By – Andres Bink
9:28
3 Atomic Atmosphere 8:36
4 The Way 8:49
5 Airflow 8:23
6 Manufactured Miracles 9:10
7 Into The Night 10:05
8 Twisted Diffusion
Vocals – Cagri Eralp
8:14
9 Distructible 9:25

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Credits

  • Artwork By [Cover Design] – Tomas Silny
  • Mixed By, Mastered ByWillem Faber (2)
  • Other [Additional Sound Improvement] – Pavel Ruzicka
  • Photography – Dax Kho
  • Producer, Written-ByRobin Fitter

Notes

Track 8 misspelled as "Twisted Difusion" on back cover and insert.

BPM's: 122, 130, 130, 130, 132, 130, 130, 130, 130

Published by Fitalic Publishing.
(C) Tribal Vision Records 2006.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 594064 550110
  • Barcode (String): 8594064550110
  • Matrix / Runout: 06-09221 www.cube-medien.de 638.529 #1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L173
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3059

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October 24, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Although this is his debut album, Fitalic is by no means a rookie.
Robin Fitter from the Netherlands has been producing Progressive house & trance since 2000.
So far he released around 20 vinyl’s on high profile labels such as Vapour & John Digweed’s Bedrock. Personally I only discovered him about 2 years through his track “Bustanovice” on D-Nox’compilation “Prooved Vol 2” on Plastik Park. I was really impressed but couldn’t seem to find any new Fitalic-material, until now… Once again on Tribal Vision, who are really trying to bridge the gaps between house, trance & electro.

1. We start out slowly with “Lost in Space” but after a couple of minutes we’re already heading towards the 120Bpm mark. A nice openingtrack but nothing unforgettable…

2.: Muffled & subtle melodic loops build up a “Liquid Motion”, then finally surface & evolve into truly hypnotising strings. No cheap euphoria, but genuine goosebump-material, the track presents a carefully crafted mix of melancholy & optimism. This reminds me of the feeling I got when I heared “Bustanovice”(especially the break) & that’s a huge compliment.

3.The title track “Atomic Atmosphere” is a nice synthesis of the what Fitalic stands for. No catchy melodies, but waves of percussion echoing in the background in the best UK-tradition. Different layers of sound blending into each other to create an overall gloomy (but not scary) atmosphere. Fitalic proves that “progressive” is not the same as “fluffy“

4. “The Way” is made up out of pumping beats & has some influences from Detroit Techno. Not the banging kind but more warm textures. Not bad, but it doesn’t really grab me (yet)…

5. “Airflow”: this is one of the highlights for me: a real, full breakbeat-track. Highly original & pretty welldone too. The kind of track you can hear over & over again A nice remedy for a possible progressive-O.D.

6. Manufactured Miracles: This track was released on V/A : Limelight 2, as a teaser before the full album came out. Sexy female moaning & dramatic build-ups mixed with pounding tribal beats that aim straight for the dance-floor. A sure winner for any dj! Who says progressive doesn’t have any climaxes???

7. Deep sounds all the way to take us “Into the Night”. Slowly evolving & gathering strength, we’re not in a rush, are we? Halfway through the track, it’s all systems go & Fitalic unleashes another one of his dark club-tracks, which seem to build-up & evolve until eternity, forever changing. Great stuff that sends shivers up & down my spine. What a huge monster this is: over 10 minutes long & not a dull moment in sight!!

8. Twisted Difusion: The percussion establishes a real tribal feeling & then haunting vocals pave the way for the housey beats. Only after 2 minutes the groovy bass line kicks in & then Fitalic once more brings some Detroit sounds into play, that are deadly effective. Everything falls into place & we’re off for a slow ride through the dark-rooms of clubland.

9. Distructible: first of all, congratulations to Robin for not going for the cliché downtempo last track. Having said that the focus isn’t on the beats here, but rather more on gentle twirling melodic parts that leave you with a smile on your face.

Overall: this is mature music that will do well in sweaty club but also on sunny afternoon festival dance floors or in your own living room. The psychedelic elements are lacking, but that probably wasn’t the aim from the beginning. Nearly all tracks are exactly 130 BPM, so this will definitely be too slow for some people, but I just love it.
Favourites are tracks 2,5,6,7 & 8. Especially the second part of the cd shows that Fitalic has plenty of tricks up his sleeve. Stay tuned for more!