Atomic was established in 2000 and already after their first two studio albums Feet Music (2002) and Boom Boom (2003), both their growing audience and music reviewers alike began to perceive them as an original flavor with an entirely individual energy that few Scandinavian jazz groups could match. Even though initially thought of as a sort of rebellion to the quaintness of the “Scandinavian Sound” which had become exemplified by Norwegian artists on labels such as ECM, Atomic found themselves becoming a new sort of unique sound on their own. An explosive blend of American free-jazz with European characteristics is how some reviewers have described them. Or better yet, “part academic lecture, part a fun night out on the town”, is how the band describes themselves, and is what makes their sound truly Atomic.
Member メンバー:Fredrik Ljungkvist フレドリック・リュンクヴィスト(reeds リーズ)/ Magnus Broo マグナス・ブロー(trumpet トランペット)/ Håvard Wiik ホーヴァル・ ヴィーク(piano ピアノ)/ Ingebrigt Håker Flaten インゲブリクト・ホーケル・フラー テン(bass ベース)/ Hans Hulbœkmo ハンス・フルブックモ(drums ドラムス)