Split the Atom

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Split the Atom
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Studio album by Noisia
Released April 5, 2010
Recorded 2007-2010
Genre
Label Vision/Division
Producer Noisia
Singles from Split the Atom
  1. "Machine Gun"
    Released: March 8, 2010
  2. "Split the Atom"
    Released: July 25, 2010
  3. "Alpha Centauri"
    Released: November 29, 2010
Singles from Split the Atom (Special Edition)
  1. "Tommy's Theme"
    Released: September 26, 2011[1]
  2. "Could This Be"
    Released: November 21, 2011[2]

Split the Atom is the debut full-length album by Dutch drum and bass trio Noisia.

The album was released as a full-length CD as well as two double 12" EPs; the Vision EP includes four Drum and Bass tracks whilst the Division EP includes four Electro house/Breaks tracks.[3]

The single from this album include "Machine Gun" (released March 8, 2010), which also includes remixes by Spor, Amon Tobin and 16bit, "Split the Atom" (released July 25, 2010), which has been remixed by Bar9 and Ed Rush & Optical, and "Alpha Centauri", which has been remixed by Excision & Datsik.[4][5]

Some of the songs already had public release in various forms, "Stigma"[6] was released in 2008 on Vision Recordings and "Diplodocus"[7] was released in 2009 on Quarantine. Both "Stigma" and "Diplodocus" along with "Split the Atom", "Headknot" and "Square Feet" all feature on Noisia's FabricLive.40 released in June 2008.[8] Machine Gun has also been released as part of WipEout HD Fury's soundtrack and appeared in a trailer for the game and were appeared on Far Cry 3 trailer Stranded

Many people expected this album to be mostly drum and bass, however, critics and fans alike acclaimed it for its wide variety of genres.

On February 27, 2012, Noisia released a special edition of Split The Atom on Deadmau5's acclaimed label mau5trap. The first disc is the full-length original album while the second disc is a remix album with two original tracks, "Tommy's Theme" and "Could This Be", that later become singles released through mau5trap.

Track listing[edit]

[3][9]

Track listing[edit]

CD (VSNCD001)
No. Title Length
1. "Machine Gun" 4:05
2. "My World" (featuring Giovanca) 4:52
3. "Shitbox" 0:57
4. "Split the Atom" 5:42
5. "Thursday" 3:45
6. "Leakage" 1:32
7. "Hand Gestures" (featuring Joe Seven) 3:10
8. "Headknot" 1:32
9. "Red Heat" 3:27
10. "Shellshock" (featuring Foreign Beggars) 3:46
11. "Whiskers" 1:10
12. "Alpha Centauri" 3:59
13. "Soul Purge" (featuring Foreign Beggars) 3:00
14. "Diplodocus" 3:01
15. "Paper Doll" 1:06
16. "Dystopia" 0:57
17. "Sunhammer" (featuring Amon Tobin) 3:48
18. "Stigma" 3:25
19. "Square Feet" 3:28
20. "Browntime" (Bonus Track) 5:18
21. "Peacock Strut" (Bonus Track) 1:51
Vision EP (VSN008)
No. Title Length
1. "Shellshock" (featuring Foreign Beggars) 3:46
2. "Sunhammer" (featuring Amon Tobin) 3:48
3. "Thursday" 3:45
4. "Hand Gestures" (featuring Joe Seven) 3:10
Division EP (DVSN004)
No. Title Length
1. "Split the Atom" 5:42
2. "Alpha Centauri" 3:59
3. "Machine Gun" 4:05
4. "Red Heat" 3:27
Split the Atom: Special Edition Disk 1
No. Title Length
1. "Machine Gun" 4:05
2. "My World" (featuring Giovanca) 4:52
3. "Shitbox" 0:57
4. "Split the Atom" 5:42
5. "Thursday" 3:45
6. "Leakage" 1:32
7. "Hand Gestures" (featuring Joe Seven) 3:10
8. "Headknot" 1:32
9. "Red Heat" 3:27
10. "Shellshock" (featuring Foreign Beggars) 3:46
11. "Whiskers" 1:10
12. "Alpha Centauri" 3:59
13. "Soul Purge" (featuring Foreign Beggars) 3:00
14. "Diplodocus" 3:01
15. "Paper Doll" 1:06
16. "Dystopia" 0:57
17. "Sunhammer" (featuring Amon Tobin) 3:48
18. "Stigma" 3:25
19. "Square Feet" 3:28
Disk 2
No. Title Length
1. "Tommy's Theme" 4:40
2. "Could This Be" 4:05
3. "Stigma" (Neosignal Remix) 6:23
4. "My World" (Posij Remix) 5:06
5. "Split the Atom" (Kito Remix) 4:14
6. "Tommy's Theme" (Loadstar Remix) 4:07
7. "Soul Purge" (Current Value Remix) 4:58
8. "Diplodocus" (Kill The Noise Remix) 2:44
9. "Tommy's Theme" (Munchi's Fear is Weakness Remix) 3:33
10. "Thursday" (Black Sun Empire Remix) 4:18
11. "Diplodocus" (The Upbeats Remix) 4:35
12. "Alpha Centauri" (Excision & Datsik Remix) 4:49
13. "Machine Gun" (16bit Remix) 6:00

Reception[edit]

Split the Atom received positive reviews from critics. Skiddle gave the album 4 out of 5 stars, saying "Split The Atom works to satisfy even the most fastidious of music fans." [10]

Sputnik Music reviewer Deviant gave the album a 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying "Split The Atom is poised to destroy the lives of clubbers worldwide and invade the senses of anyone brave enough to invest ample time in it."[11]

Personnel[edit]

Noisia

  • Martijn van Sonderen
  • Nik Roos
  • Thijs de Vlieger

Guests

Producers

  • Martijn van Sonderen
  • Nik Roos
  • Thijs de Vlieger

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Noisia-Tommys-Theme/release/3274062
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Noisia-Could-This-Be/release/3274048
  3. ^ a b The Knowledge. "10 DnB Albums To Look Forward To In 2010". kmag.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ Noisia (2010-01-26). "Machine Gun Single + Remixes". myspace.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Alpha Centauri Remix". 
  6. ^ "Noisia - Stigma / Crank at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  7. ^ "Break / Noisia - Splash Step / Diplodocus at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  8. ^ "FABRICLIVE.40: Noisia". fabriclondon.com. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  9. ^ The Knowledge. "Noisia Split The Atom LP Track Listing". kmag.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  10. ^ "Album Review: Noisia, Split the Atom". Skiddle. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Review: Noisia - Split the Atom". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 14 November 2014.