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The Second Moon

by Atomine Elektrine

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Sky Angel 1
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Sky Angel 1 Great album, makes me believe there has to be another moon, name your price album...I love those, THANKYOU for the great experience with this album...peace!!!
Jordan Vauvert
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Jordan Vauvert Atomine Elektrine est définitivement un projet fascinant : le thème de l'espace est le point commun entre tous les albums, mais Peter Andersson sait se renouveler en adoptant des points de vue différents. The Second Moon se place selon une perspective humaine, terrienne : ambiant et electronica se croisent, le regard scientifique s'émerveille devant la splendeur des astéroïdes qui nous frôlent puis repartent.
The Second Moon n'est pas la peur de la collision mais l'espérance d'une rencontre... Favorite track: 2016 HO3.
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hypoxia radiant alien matter ... echoing in the mind from out of the reach ... superior space ambient.
2016 HO3 13:21
Basidium 13:48
2006 RH120 07:24


For at least two centuries there has been ideas about another companion to Earth, a conception of a second moon orbiting Earth. Mankind has explored the Universe in many levels and directions, both close and very far away. We may think we should know all about the heavenly bodies next door, but it does not seem so. There has been a number of claimed moons of Earth at least since 1846 and the latest claim was done by Nasa as late as April 2016. However, no claimed object have had a stabled orbit around Earth, they have mostly been quasi-satellites, and some objects have been nothing more than merely illusions. Despite the fact Earth has no "real" second moon, it is fascinating that we somehow are still not sure. The subject does not only matters to scientists. The notion of a second moon is also visible in some popular culture novels, and now also to Atomine Elektrine.

With The Second Moon Atomine Elektrine turns closer to Earth, scrutinizing some of the stories of claimed second moons, still firmly floating around in the unknown domains of space. Organically revolving vivid layers of cosmic activities are blended with enigmatic fluctuated sequencing occasionally broken and saturated while orbiting around the Earth in the search of another satellite. Try yourself, listen and hear if you can see the second moon.

Atomine Elektrine is a cosmic project by the Swedish Peter Andersson, most known for the dark ambient industrial project raison d'être. Atomine Elektrine has done a number of album releases since 1995, the latest one was the well-acclaimed Laniakea.

CD release presented in a 4-panel digipak with imaginative visuals of a possible second moon.

Digital album (Bandcamp only) includes one bonus track, 2006 RH120, previously released on 'Where Words Fail- Music Speaks - A Compilation For Ania Mehring'

Physical release by Old Europa Café release, OECD235.
Digital release by Yantra Atmospheres, YA-2016-88.


released December 2, 2016

All music by Peter Andersson 2015-2016. K-14 level mastering 2016.
Photos by NASA.


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Raison d'être, formed in 1991 by the sound artist Peter Andersson, has since then supplying listeners with overwhelming dark ambient industrial landscapes of beauty and sorrow, mainly on the now defunct Cold Meat Industry label. Peter Andersson also has a number of side projects including Atomine Elektrine, Bocksholm, Necrophorus, Stratvm Terror, Panzar and more. ... more

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