Mississippi psychonaut collective MYRRS has returned with The Creation of Atanami, a DIY lo-fi space rock opera.
The Creation of Atanami focuses on a character named Canvas while he travels through a parallel dimension to find out why he was summoned to a world of hallucinogenic nightmares. This record continues a story that began with the group’s 2019 Dreammaster EP, and continued throughout 2020’s The Adventures Of Canvas and Salvation (4 Miles), which came out last year.
The record is a beautiful marriage of minimalist synth-pop and shoegaze-y acid rock that transports you easily into a heady sci-fi realm. Songs like the psychedelically gothic “Dusk’s Betrayal” and the opening “The Autonomous City” create an otherworldly atmosphere. They pull the listener right into Canvas’ mindset as he and his mini-tape deck friend, Radio Jammer, traverse the titular robotic metropolis.
Much like ROY’s cosmic concept album, Peace, Love and Outer Space, you don’t necessarily need to know or understand the entire narrative arc to enjoy this record. The songs, with their dizzying array of surreal effects and catchy, dreamlike melodies, all stand up on their own. Bearing some similarities to the works of Spiritualized and The Holydrug Couple, these tracks can be appreciated in their own right.
For an exotic trip out of this reality, give The Creation of Atanami a try. Click here to get your digital copy today.