Band of Fire
Atomic City is the Internet's first electronic music production company, having been formed well over a decade ago. Their early experiments in collaborative emusic, given the nickname 'Team Metlay' after founder Mike Metlay, have been released on a series of CDs that are now available through CD Baby. Band Of Fire was originally released on Facets, a compilation sampler from the Synkronos electronic music label, in 1991. It was solo electronic artist and Atomic City founder Mike Metlay's first foray into work with a larger label. Years later, Metlay got permission from Synkronos to remaster the 17-minute soundscape with the SRS Labs 3D Sound system to give it an eerie sense of space unlike any electronic music before it, and released it on Atomic City as a CD single. Some copies of this numbered limited edition are still available, featuring the original packaging and art by famous independent comic artist Matt Howarth. The soundclip only features the opening two minutes of this complex, evolving sonic loop, which is designed to play forever.... Check out this remarkable bit of electronic history at a bargain price, and please have a look at the other Atomic City titles available from CD Baby!