Kate Simko

Music from The Atom Smashers

137 Films’ science documentary The Atom Smashers follows physicists at Fermilab – the most powerful particle accelerator in the United States – in their tumultuous search for the Higgs Boson particle, otherwise referred to as the “God Particle” and “The Holy Grail of Physics.”

In creating Music from The Atom Smashers, Kate Simko drew upon her background as a classically trained pianist and composer while harnessing the power of her own sparse, floor-filling techno productions. And while Kate’s soundtrack blends seamlessly with the film, amplifying the drama and adding wonder to the moments of discovery, the score also operates as a top-shelf SMM album, hovering serenely between stately minimalism, richly textured ambient tones, and sly, melodic techno. From “The Creative Part”’s Reichian repetition and “Nature Surreal”’s symphonic drones to the woozy minimal-house banger “God Particle,” Kate Simko’s Music from The Atom Smashers is a testament to its creator’s explosive talent and sub-microscopic attention to detail.

About Kate Simko

Women in techno have always been second-guessed. Initial reviews called Kate Simko’s tracks “light”, which made it apparent that they hadn’t listened to them at all. Propul...check out Kate Simko's page and other releases

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  • release date:
  • April 14, 2009
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1Welcome to Fermilab
2Control Room
3Quiet Daydream (Intro)
4The Creative Part
5Fear of the Unknown
6Nature Surreal
7God Particle
8Who Needs Science?
9Nature Surreal (Airport Edit)
10Trouble Brewing
12Random Universe
13Tevatron Dream
14Quiet Daydream
15Random Universe (Recap)
16The Creative Part (Epilogue)
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