Review: Atlas Sound live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on December 19, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound

Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound

On  December 18, 2011, Georgia’s Atlas Sound played a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan.  Atlas Sound is the brain-child of Bradford Cox and his nearly two hour set was definitely great for the brain.  If you don’t know the music of Atlas Sound, it’s a solo side project from the extremely creative and very talented Bradford Cox.  His music is ambient, psychedelic and extremely passionate.  When Cox writes songs, the lyrics and music are written via stream of consciousness and they are deemed finished when they “start to sound crowded.”  Atlas Sound took the stage around 10 PM and played for a solid hour and 45 minutes.  He emerged with just a guitar, a smoke machine and lights, which kept the crowd absolutely mezmorized for the entire set.

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Every song was captivating to watch as the songs each built to a climax and Cox’ passionate delivery mixed with perfect mood lighting made for a surreal night.  Cox played a lot of songs from his critically acclaimed album “Parralax” and he also did a Christmas song called “Artificial Snow.”  I sat inches from artist and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ guitarist Nick Zinner and he and his friends had commented that from the looks of things, I was set to have some pretty good pictures from the show – and as you can see above and below: YES!  Good news for Atlas Sound fans – NYC Taper was in the audience and he said that he’ll be uploading the concert this week.

See a couple more pictures, including a photo of opening act Carnivores, the setlist and a photo from my encounter with Bradford Cox after the jump.

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Carnivores at Bowery Ballrom

Carnivores at Bowery Ballrom

Atlas Sound - Bowery Ballroom Setlist

Atlas Sound - Bowery Ballroom Setlist

Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound and Geoffrey Dicker

Bradford Cox of Atlas Sound and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks again Bradford for a great night of music, lights and ambience!

 

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