David Crowell

composer.instrumentalist.producer

Empyrean Atlas

Empyrean Atlas
Inner Circle (2014)

Empyrean Atlas
Empyrean Atlas (2013)

Empyrean Atlas, the band of composer/multi-instrumentalist David Crowell, has been described by TimeOut NY as combining "Minimalist drive and Afropop shimmer - a bright infectious mix,” and by Lucid Culture as "alternately hypnotic and kinetic."

Members of Empyrean Atlas have performed and/or recorded with the Philip Glass Ensemble, The National, Bear in Heaven, Steve Reich, Antibalas, Steve Coleman, Superhuman Happiness, Tim Berne, Briars of North America, Olga Bell, Lia Ices, Little Women and many others. Empyrean Atlas has been featured several times on WNYC's New Sounds program, including a live performance with John Schaefer and a special podcast on electric guitarist/composers. The band has also appeared in the Huffington Post, Textura, and icareifyoulisten. 

In July 2015, Wilco named Inner Circle as one of their 17 favorite records of the year, promoting the list on their website and through magazines like Pitchfork, Stereogum and Paste. 

Both albums are available here.