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This is three artists. One is Andy Fitzgerald who has been making electronic dub music using this moniker since 1993 – the second is Antoine Monzonis-Calvert – the third is Mexican DJ/producer Alain Jasso Martinez.

Andy Fitzgerald / Atone critically acclaimed albums since 1993 include; Crucified, Stitched Up, and Then Some; Atonement; Brutalism; and Pear Shaped.

Antoine Monzonis-Calvet (based in the country near Angers - France) has been an active member of the electronic / experimental / post-rock French music scene for almost ten years. This multi-instrumentalist has regularly been releasing his work over the past few years - with the different bands he’s in or through his own solo projects.

Atone is one of those solo adventures: in fact, it is his most personal one. In spring 2004, Antoine Monzonis-Calvet released Un Jour EP (« A Day EP ») on Autres Directions In Music, 5 tracks that meant a lot and got critical acclaim. A year later, the track ’Qobac Sine’ (from Un Jour EP) was re-released on Various Artists - Cottage Industries 4, Meadow by the English label Neo Ouija. The smart music of Atone was here associated with that of today’s most interesting upcomers in electronic ambient music (Julien Neto, Praveen, Xela ,Cepia, Maps + Diagrams…).

Un An LP (« A Year LP ») was written over a year, each track being closely related to an event in the life of its creator. This utterly mastered first album is built around a unique frame, where the acoustics of an accordeon, of a voice, of a piano or of drums, are combined with pulses & textures of chiselled sounds. Above all, the melodica is the backbone of Un An LP. Atone’s world constantly refers to itself, conveying the image of an indestructible unity, of a singular & unique whole. Imposing, harmonious. However, its evocative perfume carries us, as the music goes by… Like an immense and majestic river.

A Day then. Followed by A Year. The time of departure has come. Discover a text & frame which are unique - and embark on a marvellous introspective journey recommended for fans of Cliff Martinez, Colleen, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Jules Verne. ~ risonanza-magnetica.com

Alain Jasso Martinez is from Mexico City. He has had residencies in various club in the city since 1999, and has been producing his own tracks since 2002. He also has a weekly radio show that airs in Brazil and Argentina.

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