The LP, which was commissioned by the Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor, will be released in October.
The album was initially made for the Royal Ballet’s head choreographer, Wayne McGregor, who commissioned the work for his Random Dance company after hearing the group's self-titled debut album. (Atomos gets its title from McGregor's piece of the same name.) Recorded in the summer of 2013 across sessions in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik, it wasn’t until halfway through the process the duo realised it would also be their second studio album.
"We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year," says Dustin O'Halloran, one half of A Winged Victory For The Sullen alongside Adam Wiltzie. "The first record took us two years from start to finish, but in the microspan of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go."
"We had virtually no time for second guessing ourselves," adds Wiltzie, who also plays in drone outfit Stars Of The Lid. "We tried to balance the discordance between being creative, and fulfilling our duties for a commissioned soundtrack with a very strict deadline, and all the while staying true to our collective melancholy." The outfit bring electronic elements to the fore on Atomos, which was preceded by an EP called Atomos VII in April.
You can listen to album track "Atomos VI " below:
01. Atomos I
02. Atomos II
03. Atomos III
04. Atomos V
05. Atomos VI
06. Atomos VII
07. Atomos VIII
08. Atomos IX
09. Atomos X
10. Atomos XI
11. Atomos XII
Erased Tapes and Kranky will release Atomos on October 6th, 2014.