Boomkat Product Review:
Representing an entirely different Terry Riley from the popular face of minimalism he tends to be regarded as, Atlantis Nath finds the great composer multitasking his socks off, occupying the roles of singer, pianist and musical director, working alongside sound engineer Luc Martinez who assists with midi programming and clever multitracking, facilitating the deep drones of 'Crucifixion Voices' and the tapered layers of 'Only A Day', a piece informed by the Indian classical principles inherited from one-time mentor Pandit Pran Nath. The Indian presence recurs elsewhere, with field recordings on 'Wedding Song' helping to add a sense of context. Riley portrays himself as a restless soul throughout Atlantis Nath however, and we can hear East-meets-West harmonic hybrids on 'Emerald Runner' while the wonderful, extended piano piece 'Ascension' has more in common with modern American jazz. An incredibly dense and immersive listen, Atlantis Nath is a veritable bombardment.