Balter EP

Blind Atlas

Balter – (v.) to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.

Wanting to be a part of the 1970s scene 40 years too late, the London based Anglo-American band Blind Atlas recorded their new EP, Balter, through a 1970s tapeless recorder, the synclavier.

Two of the tracks, My Only Sin and Goodbye were recorded and mixed by Steve Honest at Hackney Road Studios, through an old synclavier he had just purchased. The other two raunchier tracks, Balter and DADGAD, were recorded over at Soup Studios, all the tracks were recorded live with minimal overdubs to give a raw feel.
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  1. 1 Balter 01:51 Info Buy
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  2. 2 My Only Sin 03:30 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Goodbye 03:04 Info Buy
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  4. 4 DADGAD 03:49 Info Buy
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Kodiak Bear

Blind Atlas

When it comes to influences Blind Atlas will offer up the proverbial mixed bag, citing everyone from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Calexico, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Grateful Dead. Hailing from Denver [Colorado USA] and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

”… Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act … powerful and mesmerising… well worth your attention.” [BBC]

“Their songs range from whiskey-soaked Blues to a melancholic mix of Folk, Americana and Rock to Cinematic Soundscapes with guitars that gently weep one minute and howl the next. Their differing musical drivers push melodic constructs and playing techniques that are not traditionally heard together or side by side both between and within songs.” [Mudkiss Magazine]
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  1. 1 For Carol 03:54 Info Buy
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  2. 2 4th Street 03:26 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Mary Anne 03:17 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Time plays its part 04:47 Info Buy
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  5. 5 These days 03:38 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Iron wall 07:04 Info Buy
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  7. 7 The ballad of uncertainty in the key of F 02:44 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Easy way out 04:56 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Damned words 03:38 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Brother moon 04:07 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Any old song 06:25 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Kodiak bear 05:05 Info Buy
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