"Muster", the german word for both "example/sample" or "pattern", welcomes us with an artwork that shows baroque garden ornaments, photographed from orbit. This 50 minute piece of permanently evolving structure and sound is a complex, well-thought and thoroughly crafted composition which is in fact inspired by the phenomenon of the ornament itself. "Muster" in this sense can be understood as a large, meandering ornamental pattern or rhythmical figure that, most of all, does not refer to, or reproduce any musical structure heard so far.
- Muster [50:00]
On "Muster" you won't find melodies, harmonies, words, a message or reference to existing musical styles, since the accent was laid upon the development of the musical particle (one may call it "atom" :) )
Itself: rhythm and its sonic elements, being in permanent flow. At the same time this complex block of sonic information may sound "orbital" to us - a musical structure as conceived by a being not from this planet: an alien observer. While this work can be considered as a leap forward in Atomô's creation, it may resemble some of his earlier works, such as "Schnittstelle", "The Disk Orchestra", "Bund deutscher Programmierer" or "CMYK", just to name a few, while it certainly shows that those works where just a step towards a far larger picture, which Atomô has begun to paint now.
Matured as a composer, Atomô may indeed quote himself on this masterpiece, while he stands fairly alone in a vast desert called "electronic music".
2009. Press Information