The Man From Atlantis at Franks Wild Years
Melbourne musician the Man from Atlantis (TMFA) returns to NSW for a series of intimate shows including 2 sets (one acoustic and one electric) of raga-influenced American Primitive guitar and psych folk.
The man from Atlantis is the moniker for Melbourne musician and Ramble Record owner Mike Sill. Mike started 90s experimental noise, prig-rock art-punk outfit Ray of Creation in the early 90s and went on to form krautrock duo Imperial Leatherman in 2000. the Man from Atlantis and its various iterations is an extension of ideas formed in his previous bands and sonically traverses somewhere between American Primitive finger-style guitar and raga, blues, no wave, outsider/acid folk/psych.
In 2023 TMFA released Blues for Archie Shepp
and Golden Light. Both releases epitomised the outsider psych and sonic experimentation that has become a common thread on the majority of Ramble Records releases.
Recent live shows have incorporated both elements of light and shade (acoustic guitar, Weissenborn and electric guitar with effects and loops) and highlight gentleness and fragility as well as a heavier more experimental element.