Onomatopoeia by Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis, Ramble Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #RambleRecords #ReidKarris #MikeSill

Reid Karris is a musician and composer from Chicago Illinois focusing on free improvisation and noise using prepared guitar, homemade instruments and percussion.

The Man from Atlantis is the moniker for Australian musician Mike Sill and is an extension of ideas formulated while playing in 90s art rock band Ray of Creation. His compositions incorporate fingerpicking, blues, acid folk, free improv, raga to heavy psych.

Ramble Records is an Independent record label based in Melbourne, Australia specialising in an unapologetically disproportionate amount of guitar-based music (but not limited too) acid folk, avant-folk, psych, free jazz, Indian classical and avant-garde sounds from around the globe. 

Onomatopoeia by Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis, Ramble Records, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #RambleRecords #ReidKarris

Onomatopoeia | Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis | Ramble Records (bandcamp.com)

Beginning in mid 2020 Reid started a project where he recorded short improvisations for skatchboxes and metal percussion and then sent them to people around the world to overdub their parts. The idea was to create a series of improvised duo albums involving people he had not met in real life and who lived in different geographical areas.

Collaborations have been made with people from Texas, France, Missouri, Minnesota, Indiana, Australia and Germany, with more to come. Onomatopoeia features Australian artists the Man from Atlantis.


released January 7, 2022

All tracks by Reid Karris and the Man from Atlantis © 2021.

Reid Karris: percussion (skatchboxes and metal objects).
the Man from Atlantis: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Weissenborn, voice).
Mixed by the Man from Atlantis @ Intermittent Studios.
Mastered by Anders Peterson @GS Mastering and Post, Stockholm, Sweden.
Photos: Reid Karris
Design and layout: Lucy Arlington.
© all rights reserved, Ramble Records, 2021.