Label:Raster-Noton – R-N 147
CD, Album, Digisleeve
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Electro, Experimental


1Pop HD
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Vicente Sanfuentes
Programmed By [Programming], Vocals [Additional]Atom™
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Marc Behrens
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
3I Love U (Like I Love My Drum Machine)
Programmed By [Programming], Vocals [Additional]Atom™
VocalsJamie Lidell
4The Sound Of Decay
GuitarDominque Depret*
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
Guitar [Raw Material]Dominique Depret*, Jorge Gonzalez*
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
6Riding The Void
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
7Stop (Imperialist Pop)
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
8My Generation
Guitar [Raw Material], Bass, Backing VocalsJorge Gonzalez*
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Marc Behrens
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™
Written-ByPete Townshend
9Ich Bin Meine Maschine
Programmed By [Additional Programming]Alva Noto
Programmed By [Programming], VocalsAtom™

Companies, etc.


  • Other [Council]Cecilia Aguayo
  • Other [Make Up]Constanza Martinez
  • Photography By [Original Photo]Renato Del Valle
  • Programmed By, Recorded By, Arranged By, Edited By, Mixed By, Mastered By, Art Direction, Design, Artwork [Retouch]Atom™
  • TypographyOlaf Bender
  • Written-ByAtom™ (tracks: 1 to 7, 9)


Housed in a 6-panel Digisleeve with a 20-page booklet inside.
HD is not compatible with mono audio systems, laptop speakers, cell phones or any other inferior reproduction method.
All titles published by Freibank Musikverlag, except 'My Generation' published by Fabulous Music Ltd.
HD programmed, recorded, arranged, edited, mixed and mastered at The Bowman Suite, Santiago de Chile.
'I Love You (Like I Love My Drum Machine)'
Linn 9000, Linn LM-1: Drums
TR-808: Cowbell
'Stop (Imperialist Pop)' based upon the Atom™ title 'Hard Disc Rock (don't stop)'
In memory of Peter Kuhlmann.
Manufactured in Europe
© 2013 Raster-Noton
free worldwide shipping
Released in two fold heavy cardboard sleeve, with 20 pp. booklet.
Pre-orders from Raster-Noton online store came with an exclusive 10th, 320 kbps encoded MP3 track named I Love You (Vocapella) (3:26), redeemable by email. File metadata includes 10 as track number and iTunes 11.0.2 as encoder.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 260115 991471
  • Barcode (String): 4260115991471
  • Matrix / Runout: CA RN147 @ IFPI L039 02/27/13 11:14:58 AM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1284
  • Label Code: LC 01293

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
HD (CD, Album)Raster-Noton, InpartmentAMIP-0032Japan2013
HD (9×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps)Raster-NotonR-N 147Germany2013
New Submission
HD (CDr, Promo)Raster-NotonR-N 147Germany2013
New Submission
HD (9×File, FLAC, Album)Raster-NotonR-N 147Germany2013
New Submission
HD (10×File, WAV, Album)Raster-NotonR-N 147Germany2013



  • dubsteplin's avatar
    Now the time is right. 2nd October, you can still preorder it here.
    • electrotrash's avatar
      Honestly one of the best albums of the 21st century (so far!), and one of the best of Atom Heart’s. Phenomenal.
      • Baksteenkopper's avatar
        Still waiting for a vinyl release. :3
        Please? x x
        • phaks's avatar
          Edited one year ago
          Come on Uwe, let me produce a vinyl EP (4 tracks). 7"10"12" - My generation / Strom / Ich bin ... Stop. I do some work, U get berühmt.
          9/22 - aaah, there it is, thanks, LP has an incredible sound. Strooom...
          • polymegasus's avatar
            • kuma.chan's avatar
              Still crying out for a vinyl of this... Come on Raster Norton, sort your shit out... Do a Kickstarter or something, I'm ready to throw money at you for this one!
              • mboisrond's avatar

                • Douglas_Jones's avatar
                  Having just been utterly blown away by Atom's appearance at Sonar (although my girlfriend was complaining about his simiarity to the headliners until i pointed out that Uwe also made the magical Senor Coconut album, when it all suddenly made sense to her!) I can heartily reccommend this record. Futuristic, fun, and thought provoking in equal measure. But why no vinyl?? :(
                  • Headphone_Commute's avatar
                    After only a few listens of the latest magnum opus by Atom™, I find myself waking up in the middle of the night with the lyrics of “Pop HD”, “Stop (Imperialist Pop)”, and “Ich bin meine Maschine” stuck in my head. And I think the very first striking aspect of the album is the fact that there are lyrics! The vocal appearances on HD include that of Jamie Lidell, Jean-Charles Vandermynsbrugge and even chilean pop star’s Jorge Gonzalez. One of the founder’s of the leading Raster-Noton label, and indeed one of the most popular names in German electronic music, Carsten Nicolai, appears on the album as well, credited with additional programming as Alva Noto. And although there are a lot of adjectives attributed to HD, as spiritual, musical and scientific work, one of the words should definitely be included – HD is fun. “Pop HD”

                    The album has been in the making since 2005. Back then, the man of many faces, aliases and monikers, Uwe Schmidt, had a different working title for the collection of pieces – “Hard Disc Rock”. The songs evolved over the years, being replaced and updated with the times, until the collection of tracks became something completely different. The album retains its original tongue-in-cheek political reference to the state of pop music, crediting some of the commercial powerhouse labels (Sony, Warner, RCA, Universal, BMG, and BMI) with “sonic invasion from nation to nation”, ”fascist control,” and my absolute favorite phrase, “corporate sound in Dolby surround.” And although Schmidt or other journalists may initially deny a particular message associated with this release, it is undeniably there. “Stop (Imperialist Pop)”

                    “I find it impressive how world wide media is controlled by a couple of companies and how incredibly full of shit nowadays mainstream media actually is. In fact, it is way beyond just being ‘bad’. I am wondering how, if and when mainstream, which in my opinion is the aesthetic surface of post-capitalism, together with the rest of it all, will finally disappear.”

                    As with most Raster-Noton releases, the production is extremely clean, tight and surgically precise. This is the obsessive-compulsive, elegant and systematic German music that we can expect from one of its pioneers, the father of electrolatino, and acitón (acid-reggaeton) music – a style that is unique to Schmidt’s sleek/slick outer appearance. Whether he’s bending the definition of romanticism, pushing forward the evolution of Latin music, or simply standing on a stage while the ASCII art of his immaculate image is rotating behind him on the screen, Uwe Schmidt plays an exceptional, principal and influential role in the development of electronic music. “Ich bin meine Maschine”

                    Schmidt’s discography is incredibly vast, and, as mentioned above, spans over sixty moniker’s since the early 90s, including the most notable Atom Heart, Señor Coconut, and of course, Atom TM. You can find plenty of releases on Schmidt’s own Rather Interesting label, which was quoted to be a sub-label of FAX by Pete Namlook. Unfortunately, with Namlook’s untimely passing in 2012, Schmidt decided to shut down his label. In addition to HD, I highly recommend you pick up the past two Atom™ releases on Raster-Noton: Liedgut (2009) and Winterreise (2012). “Pop HD”!


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