Atma is the sixth studio album by American band YOB. It was released in August 2011 under Profound Lore Records. YOB. Mike Scheidt – vocal, guitars, noise, samples. Aaron Rieseberg – bass, noise, samples. Travis Foster – drums, noise, samples. Additional musicians. Scott Kelly – vocals, percussion. Jeff Olsen – noise, samples. Dustin Rieseberg – noise, samples. Billy Barnett – mastering. Mike Schiedt – mixing, mastering. Jeff Olsen – mixing, mastering.
Atma by YOB, released 02 August 2011 1. Prepare The Ground 2. Atma 3. Before We Dreamed Of Two 4. Upon The Sight Of The Other Shore 5. Adrift In The Ocean. Mike Doom is the most mercurial of metals, capable of embodying a multitude of profound states. Grief, fury, hope and their wild, hybrid spawn all thrive within its purview.
Atma is YOB’s sixth full-length. Since the release in 2002 of their debut Elaborations of Carbon, the band’s been pretty regular if you except the Middian incident. They’ve built their very own sound which is very much personal and that very few bands have taken on successfully (Talbot from Estonia would be a good example). In doing so, they’ve built their own legends, each new album adding to the edifice without swaying away from the original intent. Playing the loudest music ever. The two first tracks, which are, arguably, the very best ones on Atma, stay under the 10 minutes mark and in doing so make them more percussive.
Sahaj ATMA is just Music that touches. i& doing some massages with this wonderful music. I just love it. Thank you so much. I love, love your new album. I had to drive San Francisco to Los Angeles the past 2 days and call me crazy, I was listening the entire 16 hours on the road to your album on replay. Singing my heart out especially to Vande gurudev - thank you for your beautiful and sacred music.
The shortest of Atma 's five tunes, "Upon the Sight of the Other Shore", nears the eight-minute mark thanks to several Geezer verses and a handful of guitar solos. Its sense of constant movement, though, isn't unlike that of the preceding "Before We Dreamed of Two", the album's 16-minute, three-part marathon: In spite of languid riffs and an occasional absence of drums, "Dreamed" never sits anywhere for too long and, more important, never bores. In several Eastern religions, atma means a more complete aware version of the self. Scheidt uses that word during the refrain (or mantra, maybe?) of "Dreamed", singing "Self reaching outward/ Toward within" at the apogee of the riff’s power. The bulk of Atma seems to be about some human realization that's more meaningful than the mundane, where change and finality and death and loss actually work toward something important.