Atlum Schema is the solo project of Leamington Spa based artist, Andy Mort.
The latest album, Year 0 was released in March 2014, bringing together a collection of songs written over the previous two and a half years. Andy spent much of this time learning a fresh perspective on the fragile nature of human existence, unexpectedly helping care for a close friend who was tragically diagnosed with a rapidly debilitating and imprisoning form of Lewy Body Dementia in 2011.
He produced the album over the course of just two weeks during the summer of 2013. It confronts themes of loss, the frailty of the human body, the potential strength of human spirit and the absurd attention and importance we collectively give to futile things. Initially intended as a stripped back, acoustic record, it grew through the recording process into an ambient spirited, reflective, electronic exploration of the human condition. It is about discovering within the past the inescapable clues to the mysteries of the future, and that every passing moment is a new opportunity to change things. It exudes a timeless sense of hope and love.