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October 10/17/14, 2014
World Music Group Atlas Maior Announces Release of Two-Disc Album Palindrome

Austin, Texas October 17, 2014

The world music fusion group Atlas Maior announces the release of their two-disc album Palindrome, available in CD and digital format from online music retailers (CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon mp3, Google Play) on October 17, 2014.

During a two-month recording process at Bell Tree Recording Studio in Austin, TX during summer 2013, Atlas Maior experimented with a variety of instrumental and sonic arrangements, exploring different methods of improvisation and cosmologies of sound. Many of these exercises explored themes of symmetries in sound through different instrumental arrangements. The result of these sessions is Palindrome, Atlas Maior's 2014 two-disc album comprised entirely of live improvised material from these studio sessions. The album also features instrumentalist and recording engineer Gary Calhoun James (upright bass, harmonium) and special guests Sari Andoni (oud) and Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel guitar).

The release of Palindrome caps off an exciting year of growth for Atlas Maior, which included an international tour in Turkey and Spain, placement of a track from Palindrome in Marrakesh, Morocco's 5th Biennial Art Festival, and a proclamation by Austin's City Council of “Atlas Maior Day” on March 27, 2014.

Atlas Maior will celebrate the debut of Palindrome by hosting an album release party Friday October 17th, 2014 (9:00pm-11:00pm) at Whip In (1950 S I H 35, Austin, TX 78704), featuring special guests Sari Andoni and Gary Calhoun James.

Palindrome Album Available Now: 
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AtlasMaior

Album Release Event Info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/732906563454662/

Listen to "iddaa!", a track from Palindrome: 
https://soundcloud.com/atlas-maior/iddaa

Band Members: 
Charlie Lockwood - oud 
Joshua Thomson - alto saxophone, flutes 
Ted Camat - percussion

For more information, promo requests, or set up an interview, please contact: 
Joshua Thomson, Silver Phantom Booking 
(313)258-0378 
booking(dot)atlasmaior(at)gmail(dot)com 
http://www.facebook.com/atlasmaior 
http://atlasmaior.wordpress.com