Uwe Schmidt has long been recognized as one of electronic music’s most respected and versatile artists. A man of many talents, projects and identities including Atom Heart and Señor Coconut, Uwe’s playfully ironic and acid-tinged Atom™ moniker is perhaps the identity that most speaks to the New York dancefloors where The Bunker makes its home. Several Atom™ releases are much-loved Bunker classics and his latest EP, Future Nights, "offers a heady experiment in what happens when a track takes you so far inside your own head that you’re in danger of losing your way back," the label explains.
Meanwhile, J. F. Burma is a new analog synth project of Jeremy Berman, a longtime friend of The Bunker who we met via the forums of I-F’s Cybernetic Broadcasting System internet radio station in the early 2000s. While living in Brooklyn, Jeremy spent many hours each week searching for undiscovered gems among the piles of records at notorious Greenpoint crate-digging spot The Thing. Inspired and educated by the music he was finding, he purchased his first modular and started building synthesizers and modules in spite of his lack of training in electrical engineering. Currently, about half of his current Eurorack rig has been DIYed via trial and error.
Jeremy put out his first EP on Shaddock Records under the name Factory Aire in 2013. After a move to Los Angeles and the birth of his daughter, Jeremy’s music production took a bit of a back seat and The Bunker New York will now release the Nomadic EP, his first record produced under the influence of a toddler. All three tracks have a very live feel as Jeremy draws most of his inspiration from interacting with the music machines during late night jam sessions: “When I’m jamming out I tend to gravitate towards trippier vibes, which is just a reflection of my personal affinity for acid and psychedelic music.”
Atom™ Future Nights
A1. Future Nights
J.F. Burma Nomadic
A1. Sub-Saharan Jitter
B2. 1000 Pines
Future Nights and Nomadic are scheduled for September 29 release, with clips streaming below.