What's New

Check out all Beatport has to offer in one convenient menu, including unlimited streaming music.

My Carts

My Beatport

Sign in to start using My Beatport!

My Beatport lets you follow your favorite DJs and labels so you can find out when they release new tracks. Log in or create an account today so you never miss a new release.

Create a Beatport Account
You're not following anyone yet!

My Beatport lets you follow your favorite DJs and labels so you can find out when they release new tracks. So go follow someone!

View My Beatport

My Artists View All

My Labels View All


Atom Tm&tobias

  • Artists atom&tobias
  • Release Date 2012-05-07
  • Labels Mule Musiq
  • Catalog MMCD38
  • Description For those of you knowing the collaboration between Atom and Pink Elln (aka Tobias Freund) and the series of releases they have put out during the last 20 years, "Grand Blue" may come something of a surprise. Be assured though, that nothing has changed!"Grand Blue", like all the other works of Atom and Pink Elln, has "the unexpected improvisation" as the invisible working title. This time, instead of drum machines and sequencers on a stage of a club, both artists by sheer coincidence found themselves confronted and intrigued by a completely different set of instruments: two pianos (a midi- and an acoustic one) that were standing in a tiny lobby of a hotel in niigata (japan) (the "Grand Blue Hotel").Without any musical pre-concept, yes, without even the intention to "produce" or to "record" something or to have any use for what was going to happen, the musicians simply started to improvise while sipping on some delicious sake...a small flash recorder was sitting on a chair...recording. It should be mentioned, that both musicians sat "back to back" and had not even with one word spoken about what they were about to do. One note lead to another and yet another note until they found themselves in a session of improvisation that lasted for a couple of hours. Since the lobby of a hotel is a public place, plenty of people walked through the recording session. Some just sat down and listened, others, unaware of the recording process started to talk to the musicians while others just walked through. The beauty of "Grand Blue" may lay in the total lack of intention, musical concept and, related to that, stereotypes! In other words, "Grand Blue" is a truly naïve, spontaneous and direct recording. It was neither driven by fulfilling a musical plan, a marketing concept nor by the egos of two artists firing at each other with the sophisticated knowledge of complex chord progressions. In fact, the lack of all that, and the resulting passages of fragile, drifting musical code make "Grand Blue" such a unique and emotional piece of work.

9 Tracks Total








There's nothing in the player. Choose a track and either play it or add it to the queue to get going.

128 BPM / A min
(Stem Player Active) - To reactivate full player controls, you'll need to play a new song
Player Queue Clear Queue