Boomkat Product Review:
A full-length silver disc from San Francisco’s Charles Atlas and the first CD on Static Caravan. Charles Atlas are Charles Wyatt; Matt Greenberg and Alexander Kort. Charles was previously a member of Half Film and the highly respected and much recorded new 4AD band, Piano Magic. Alexander Kort (formally a student of Tony Conrad) who played cello on Felt Cover is now a full time member of the band. The record was recorded by Monte Vallier - a member of Jet Black Crayon who was also an original member of the band Swell. Think “Piano Magic polished to within a few helium band widths using a Tony Conrad and La Monte Young polish and a Stanley Kubrick buffer”. Drones, Noise, Space, Great tunes; subtle Bridget Riley beats and gentle Anish Kapur strings are all present and correct. 1000 copies on CD only in Montelimar sleeve. Previous Charles Atlas releases have included two sold out discs for the US label Star Star Stereo and a split seven-inch single with Alan Spearhawk (Low).