Atmosphere (Kaskade album)

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Atmosphere
Kaskade - atmosphere.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 2013
Recorded2012–13
GenreDance, progressive house, deep house
Length51:35
LabelUltra Records
ProducerRyan Raddon, Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock, Project 46, Swanky Tunes, Benjamin Curtis, Mark Phillips
Kaskade albums chronology
Fire & Ice
(2011)
Atmosphere
(2013)
Automatic
(2015)
Singles from Atmosphere
  1. "No One Knows Who We Are"
    Released: December 24, 2012
  2. "Atmosphere"
    Released: June 10, 2013
  3. "Last Chance"
    Released: November 22, 2013

Atmosphere is the eighth studio album of American house DJ and electronic dance music producer Kaskade. It was released in the United States and Canada on September 10, 2013 through Ultra Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic62/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[3]
Las Vegas Weekly2.5/5 stars[4]
NOW3/5 stars[5]
PopMatters6/10[6]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[7]

The album shares similar success with his previous studio album Fire & Ice. It became Kaskade's second No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[8] It also made its debut at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, as well as number 7 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and number 2 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. Atmosphere earned Kaskade his second Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album in 2014.

The album received mixed to positive reviews from mainstream critics. Metacritic rated Atmosphere an average score of 62 out of 100 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally positive reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ryan Raddon and Finn Bjarnson, except for tracks 3, 7 and 11.

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Last Chance" (with Project 46) (vocals by Stef Lang)Ryan Henderson, Tman "Thomas" Shaw, Andrew AllenRaddon, Bjarnson, Project 464:18
2."Why Ask Why" (with Late Night Alumni)Becky Jean Williams, John Lee HancockRaddon, Bjarnson, Hancock4:35
3."MIA to LAS"Ryan RaddonRaddon3:31
4."No One Knows Who We Are" (Kaskade's Atmosphere Mix)
(with Swanky Tunes featuring Lights)
Lights, Vadim, Dmitry, StanislavKaskade, Swanky Tunes4:34
5."Feeling the Night" (featuring Becky Jean Williams) Raddon4:14
6."Take Your Mind Off" Raddon, Bjarnson3:42
7."LAX to JFK"Ryan RaddonRaddon3:07
8."Atmosphere"Nate Pyfer, McKay StevensRaddon, Bjarnson3:51
9."Missing You" (with School of Seven Bells)Pyfer, Alejandra de la Deheza, Benjamin CurtisCurtis3:51
10."Something Something" (with Zip Zip Through The Night)Mark PhillipsRaddon, Bjarnson, Phillips4:51
11."SFO to ORD"Ryan RaddonRaddon3:43
12."Floating" (featuring Haley) Raddon, Bjarnson3:42
13."How It Is" (featuring Debra Fotheringham) Raddon, Bjarnson3:36
Total length:51:35

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic and Discogs.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 16
US Dance/Electronic Albums[11] 1
US Digital Albums[12] 7

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
 United States
 Canada
September 10, 2013 Ultra Records CD, digital download

External links[edit]

  • "Atmosphere – Kaskade". AllMusic.
  • Atmosphere (Kaskade album) at Discogs (list of releases)
  • Atmosphere (Kaskade album) at Discogs (deluxe edition track listing)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Atmosphere by Kaskade". Metacritic. CBS Interactive.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Atmosphere – Kaskade". AllMusic. All Media Network.
  3. ^ Brown, August (September 11, 2013). "Album review: Kaskade's dreamy, orchestral 'Atmosphere'". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Prevatt, Mike (September 11, 2013). "CD review: Kaskade's 'Atmosphere'". Las Vegas Weekly.
  5. ^ Boles, Benjamin (September 26 – October 3, 2013). "Kaskade – Atmosphere (Ultra)". NOW. 33 (4).
  6. ^ Faulkner, Brent (October 18, 2013). "Kaskade: Atmosphere". PopMatters.
  7. ^ Dolan, Jon (September 10, 2013). "Kaskade, 'Atmosphere'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media.
  8. ^ Murray, Gordon (September 19, 2013). "Kaskade's 'Atmosphere' Heats Up Dance Charts". billboard.com. Billboard.
  9. ^ See external links
  10. ^ "Kaskade – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 28, 2013.
  11. ^ "Kaskade – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 28, 2013.
  12. ^ "Kaskade – Chart history: Digital Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 3, 2015.