Renowned Danish composer Mike Sheridan, celebrated for his groundbreaking contributions to Danish music, releases his third album, "Atmospherics." After a decade-long journey of self-discovery and exploration, Sheridan invites listeners on a captivating and deeply personal musical expedition.
Having made significant contributions to films, theaters, and art museums over the past decade, Sheridan's third album is a culmination of his introspective search for his unique inner sound. The album marks a meeting point between his past and present selves, showcasing a musical evolution that defies expectations.
Titled "Atmospherics," the album draws inspiration from electrical disturbances in the atmosphere, mirroring the collision of computer collages, classical instruments, crystal-clear melodies, and heavy rhythms within the music. Contrary to Sheridan's initial plan for a controlled and melody-light release, the album took an unexpected turn, embracing a more dramatic and energetic approach.
Reflecting on the creative process, Sheridan, a self-taught songwriter and producer, describes the album as a meeting between his adult self and the child he once was. "Atmospherics" becomes a vessel for capturing the ideas and fascinations of his younger self, cultivating and amplifying them in a unique musical journey.
The album's themes traverse a wide range of subjects inspired by Sheridan's passions, including the myth of Orpheus, orphan stars, and digital mirror images. The result is a collage of experimental sounds and compositions, featuring moments of dub, techno, pop, and modern compositional music.
"Atmospherics" boasts collaborations with both Danish and international artists, including Agnes Aldén, Indra Rios-Moore, BYLJA, and Janus Rasmussen. Visual artist Nicolai Howalt contributes to the album's identity with unique and captivating artwork.
Sheridan's "Atmospherics" is a breath-taking musical exhalation, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in an artist's willingness to explore and innovate.