Ah, the Atlantic Line of the Pacific coast – a band whose name finds irony in geography, and whose new album entitled Exit to Intro is likewise conceptually backwards (at least in nomenclature). But that’s all very superficial, and were the music itself similarly of little consequence, you can bet a blue ox (why not?) I wouldn’t spill even a bit of cyber ink over it.
As it is, LA’s Atlantic Line is worth writing about, and even more worth listening to. Exit to Intro is an album of wide open space, mixing a lot of ambient chorus, reverb and laser effects to produce a strong sense of orbital movement. Really, if you don’t feel as if your breezing past Venus upon a pan-Milky Way trip on Haley’s Comet, then you’re just not getting it. But I do think you’ll get it, and if the layered effects of the tunes aren’t enough to draw out a sigh of awe, then focus on the melodies, since clearly the Atlantic Line don’t think a song a song without a fine melody to go along.
The Atlantic Line’s tour calendar is slightly light right now, but we have hope that maybe they’ll travel part way across the country in the near future. Want to hear the best thing yet? The band has a gift just for you – a copy of Exit to Intro for free download via their website! Snag it now, and don’t forget to hook up with the band via the hordes of social media options listed on their website and myspace.
Here’s the tune I’ve been digging on for about a week now. Let me know if you do too!
“Big Brother” by: The Atlantic Line