ARTIST:

TOM MORELLO

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

THE ATLAS UNDERGROUND FIRE

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

HARD ROCK

TAGS:
Bluesy, Dissonant, Easy-Listening, Electro, Experimental, Female vocals, Fusion, Groovy, Hovering, Instrumental, Low vocals, Old School
"Between breakbeat, metal or even synthpop, "The Atlas Underground Fire" revives the inner fire of Tom Morello."
EASTWOOD (11.04.2022)  
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If it is useless to introduce the guitarist of the band Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, who, armed with a six-string and a flawless imagination, participated in the reinvention of an instrument that was thought to be destined to decorate fireplaces like the outdated hunting trophies of an outdated time, it is imperative to mention his curiosity and his insatiable thirst for novelty.

Guitarist does not necessarily mean "rock" or "pop" but simply "music" and this is what Tom Morello and his guests try to make the listener understand, meandering between breakbeat, metal, synthpop and other definitions that are essential to get to the heart of what really matters: the songs.

Twelve tracks composed during the pandemic, when the world is at a standstill and a workaholic like Tom Morello has to sit still for the first time since he was 17 years old. To save what's left of his sanity, riffs are recorded on his iPhone and sent to fellow artists all over the world. Not to create an album, as his creator admits, but to endure the period, to get to the end of the days, to see a little light.

The result is a collection of sounds as varied as the list of collaborators. Bring Me The Horizon revives the flame of Audioslave and Against The Machine ('Let's Get The Party Started'), Phantogram takes the composer along a synthetic desert road ('Driving To Texas') where he meets up with Mike Posner ('Naraka') before distorting everything in his path with Grandson for an electrified and terrifying 'Hold The Line' and an incandescent 'The Achilles List' with none other than Damian Marley. As for the trio formed with Eddie Vedder and the Boss Springsteen on 'Highway To Hell', it offers a window on what the master of strings envisioned: lightness in these dramatic times, a union to brave the distance, a luminous communion in the form of a map of Hell.

Where everyone would like to stay and howl with them.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/tommorello/





TRACK LISTING:
01. Harlem Hellfighter - 01:59
02. Highway To Hell - 03:31
03. Let’s Get The Party Started - 03:32
04. Driving To Texas - 05:25
05. The War Inside - 03:49
06. Hold The Line - 03:12
07. Naraka - 04:01
08. The Achilles List - 02:52
09. Night Witch - 03:06
10. Charmed I’m Sure - 03:42
11. Save Our Souls - 02:36
12. On The Shore Of Eternity - 08:38

LINEUP:
Tom Morello: Guitares
Bruce Springsteen: Chant / Invité
Chris Stapleton: Chant / Invité
Damian Marley: Chant / Invité
Dennis Lyxzén: Chant / Invité
Eddie Vedder: Chant / Invité
Phem: Chant / Invité
Protohype: Chant / Invité
   
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NEWF
15/04/2022
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Cet album a aussi peu d’intérêt que la reprise inutile de ‘Highway To Hell’ qui y figure. Mais comment peut-on encore avoir l’idée de reprendre ce titre en 2022 ? Bref … Morello n’a plus qu’un seul talent : il a des potes célèbres à qui il arrive à faire faire ce qu’il veut, et souvent n’importe quoi.
Ce disque me fait penser aux pochettes surprises qu’on trouvait jadis chez les buralistes. Les enfants étaient tout contents de les ouvrir et étaient rapidement déçus d’y trouver des jouets en plastoque totalement sans intérêt. C’est ce que nous offre Tom Morello ici avec cette succession de titres hétéroclites réchauffés et sans aucune inspiration. Et dire qu’il a remis ça quelques semaines après avec "The Atlas Underground Flood", cousin germain de celui-ci et donc tout aussi dispensable...
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