No other edifice in Europe symbolizes the rise and fall of atomic
power quite as dramatically as the Atomium. This gigantic model of an
iron crystal, erected for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, finds its
musical voice on the first single lifted from the new Karl Bartos album.
But what does iron crystal music sound like? The Ex-Kraftwerk member
combines variable metrics and intelligent rhythmicity with calculated
noise and the elegant weightlessness of his melodies – neoclassicism
meets avant-garde electronica.