A Winged Victory's second album, Atomos, which will again be released by Kranky and Erased Tapes, is a slightly different prospect—not a standalone LP, but a score to choreographer Wayne McGregor's dance piece of the same name, which atomises "bodies, movement, film, sound and light into miniature shards of intense sensation." "Atomos VII," the title track of this EP that precedes the album, is expansive, with a greater sense of drama than most drone pieces on their first LP. The sustained string tones swell and lengthen until they take on monumental proportions; when the high-pitched drone and countermelodies join them, the track becomes energetic.
On the "Greenhouse Reinterpretation" of the title track, Ben Frost manipulates elements into thick, scraping tones that sound like less abrasive fragments of his own work. Only "Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number One," an outtake from the debut album, feels out of place, a diversion from the "Atomos VII" pieces where none was needed.