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The Finnish electro/industrial units Älymystö & And Then You Die (aka ATYD) released a new Split EP titled 19:38:00. The digital download came out on December 24th 2009.
Conceptually we began recording the first full length album as an ambient record. Along the way things went off course and into seemingly random directions. We diligently followed the songs around and in the end they came to range from the deep drones of field recorded insects in “Periplaneta A.” to the abstract improvisation of “Ikkunan takana” to the trip-hop of “Antiaine” to the brutal noise of “Ihmisennahkaa”. The structure was a reversal of the usual progression from easy to difficult material.
“Älymysto’s Atomgrad is nothing short of a spoken word, noisily distorted hell. That’s not to say this album isn’t enjoyable—In fact, Atomgrad is one of the coolest releases I’ve heard in quite some time—But there is no denying the sheer demented force behind the writing and recording of this album. Atomgrad is noisecore wrought of noise; a surprisingly uncommon thing to find.”
– Chain D.L.K.
“At times this really unhuman music reminds me of Chrome, and it is almost frighteningly distorted. [...] if you’re interested in experimental electronic music where every thing is allowed, you should check this band out.”
– Psychotropic Zone
“Älymystö has a lot of power and have created a very varied an original piece of work with many different atmospheres and dynamic pieces. This band sounds original, but seems also a blend of Coil, Sanctum and Massive Attack. This is an excellent CD for people who like adventures music and is a challenge for those who dares something different”
“They call it industrial, and it certainly is. They call it noise, but I’d rather call it ambient [...] tracks sound like Techno Animal, and it never is a bad sort of reference. [...] you know to hear this kind of stuff walking around the industrial zone of any major city in the world, you gotta have heard of Scorn and seen Mr. Lynch. Again, not a bad thing. This record is actually one of the best things of its kind I have gotten the pleasure of getting acquainted with recently.”
– Musique Machine
“Älymystö adds hints of slow percussion, acoustic instruments and lots of creepy vocal effects to the usual droning feedback for an effect that’s thicker, more organic, and a lot creepier than the usual industrial ambient offerings. [...] As unpredictable as Nurse With Wound and as fearsome as anything from In Slaughter Natives or Diamanda Galas, Atomgrad is a fine addition to any discerning noise fan’s music collection.”
– Grave Concerns