Biography

In 2005, Atlum Schema started life as a series of home recordings. It was a creative and unexpected off shoot project from Andy Mort, which like a dough-ball rolling through flour has been getting bigger and gathering purpose ever since. 2009 saw the release of the second full-length album; a self-titled 11 track LP that took three years to complete as Andy battled priorities, house-moves and a frequent lack of funds. He travelled between bedrooms, kitchens, garages and hallways playing live and working on it before bringing together an eight-piece band to launch it through a live performance of the album at Harbour Lights Cinema in Southampton.

During 2010 Andy has facilitated the production of a brand new project. It boasts a 16-track album, 55,000-word novella and over twenty pieces of artwork; it has been no small feat. And this is exactly why it will not be released all at once. During the four seasons of 2011 the album will be hung, drawn and quartered before being released as four EPs alongside the four corresponding seasons of the novella. It is the culmination of many hours spent musing on the roll that art plays in a world of consumer culture and selfish capitalism and goes hand in hand with all that Andy is exploring through the blog on his website and his DIY approach toward putting the whole project out. In October and November 2010 you can become a patron of One World Less by contributing to the Pledge Music Campaign. You can get a veritable treasure trove of treats depending on how much you would like to give to the cause, including boxsets, original artwork, tee-shirts, and even acoustic gigs in your home. Find more information on the website. It is going to be an exciting year for Atlum Schema with many more shows, full-band as well as the usual solo loop/sample extravaganza, and a continued emphasis on the sharing of ideas and inspiration through the blog and podcast that Andy has developed.

Edited by atlumschema on 26 Aug 2010, 07:16

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