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Known as pop rock artists with an enigmatic side, Atomic Picnic Project has exploded on radio and put them on the world map. There is something special happening with Atomic Picnic Project, the talented pop rock artists out of Augsburg, Germany and California, USA. Firm believers in the time-honored tradition of composition and careful attention to detail, Atomic Picnic Project's work demonstrates how personal and affecting music can be when the right elements come together. This legitimacy is discernible from other angles. There is a deep understanding of the techniques and traditions of the pop rock genre which is perhaps why the critics had this to say about the award-winning work: ‘Raven’s Dance’ and ‘Out Of My Shell' demonstrate the kind of cross-genre versatility that remarks today's most imaginative artists - but its wide-ranging aesthetic is anchored by an imperturbable compass for melodic elegance’.

Let’s start at the beginning.

ATOMIC PICNIC PROJECT arose by the chance encounter after almost 40 years of two „bedrock veterans“of the Augsburg rock scene, Germany: HELMUTH TREICHEL and KLAUS BADER

Since Helmuth and Klaus parted ways in 2016, Roland Kopper and Buddy Brudzinski filled that void.

Topics range from traumatic events in human history to compassionate love songs to tributes to friendship to just plain and simple (well, not so simple) rock. The use of various professional musicians and singers contribute to the intensity and variety of this project. We are all marked by vast and interesting life experiences, and have our heads full of creativity and creative drive.

The new CD ‘Poetry’ is finished and set to be released in September 2017. We recorded the 14 songs for the album with again the help of seasoned, awesome musicians. It is just a great album! This time it will be even more about stories that needed to be told, more subdued and sophisticated showing yet another facet of our creativity. True to our mantra: forget your ego! The musicians that deliver the best result are participating in our journey.

Some press comments:

'Pop rock does not get any more inspired than this; Atomic Picnic Project’ ‘Raven’s Dance’ knows how to fill the canvas with authentic emotions that are vulnerable enough for listeners to relate to and truthful enough to hold onto.'

'We thought the ambition required to conceive a multi‑movement prog‑rock saga in the style of Genesis was long dead ‑ not so; 'Out Of My Shell' is a mind‑bending continuum of concept unto itself. The whole album is astounding!'

“Poetry’s” stories come from our lives, hearts and souls. Poetry is created from the need to escape the logical, as well as expressing feelings and other experiences. Listen closely!

A poem is never finished….

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