Atrium Musicae was an early music ensemble from Madrid, Spain, founded in 1964 by Gregorio Paniagua, a Spanish monk.
I return to my vinyl rip origins: The Early or Ancient Music.
The ancient music ensemble “Atrium Musicae De Madrid” directed by Gregorio Paniagua, brings this, one of my favorites LP, before falling into a sort of fusion-new age in the 80s middle.
… Portions of the music included may remind listeners of very early classical music such as Gregorian chant, whereas other pieces will certainly cause an astonished reaction as they sound unlike any other music recorded. Some is sparse, floating, the melodic ideas developing very slowly. A few of the old-world Greek percussion instruments wind up sounding quite a bit like new-world electronic music.
Atrium were formed in Linha de Cascais (Lisbon) in 2003 by two long time friends Rui Godinho (Vocals and Keyboards) and Carlos 'Caito' Martins (Bass). After several line-up changes Pedro Cravo (Guitars) and Sergio Campos (Drums) became permanent band members in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Drawing influence from bands such as Genesis, Yes, Camel, Pink Floyd and Pendragon, Atrium produce Neo-Progressive Rock with hints of native folk music the band finally released their debut ablum, aptly named, "2011" in 2011 and in recent times have supported Barclay James Harvest and Asia when those bands played Lisbon. The new album Journeys and Melodies, was released on the 1st of July 2014…