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From plaintive fado to infectious kuduro, progressive rock to modernist orchestral compositions, Lisbon’s always been a playground for musical talents.


Reflector #5: Bishop Saynomore – “Sintra Sonata”

July 2, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fifth on our list. Bishop Saynomore a.k.a Michael B. Tanner from Washington, D.C. offers a specific brand of electronic ambiance music with synthesized classical elements in the mix. Winter holidays spent in Lisbon, his wife’s hometown, inspired […]

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Reflector #4: The Go-Betweens – “No Reason To Cry”

June 19, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fourth tune on our list. The career of this group from Brisbane, Australia started back in the late ‘70’s, they split up in 1989 but reformed for a second stint at the turn of the century. Maybe […]

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Reflector #3: Russian Circles – “Lisboa”

June 12, 2020

We love Portugal and we love music. So, we made a list of tunes inspired by Portugal. This series is about those impressions translated into sound by foreigners and this is the third of the series. Russian Circles are a Chicago trio made up of guitarist Mike Sullivan, Brian Cook on bass and Dave Turncrantz […]

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Reflector #2: Lilicub

June 5, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the second tune on our list. LILICUB – “Lisbonne” Lilicub were a pop trio formed in early 90’s with a strong jazz background that ended up as the duo of Benoit Carré and Catherine Diran. Their recognition peaked […]

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Reflector #1: Walkmen

June 3, 2020

Every now and then, we do love a good list at Atlas Lisboa. We also love Portugal and we love music. So, we thought we’d make a list of tunes somewhat inspired by Portugal. Since a list of such songs by local artists would be literally endless, this series is about those impressions translated into […]

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Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning

April 1, 2020

It’s official: out of the roughly 7.8 billion humans on the planet, almost 2.6 billion are now on lockdown. That’s a third of the Earth’s population. If you’re reading this, then chances are that you too are a locked-down human, and fortunate enough to have internet. But even with internet and relatively good physical health, […]

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Atlas Shoots the Breeze with SmokedFalmon

March 11, 2020

Get to know SmokedFalmon and fall in love with their tunes.

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