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John Robertson – The Atomic Facts of Love

Released: 01/07/2022

Stream the album via Soundcloud, Spotify or YouTube

Listen to lead track Love Over Parsecs, or the whole album below.

The Atomic Facts of Love is the debut album by John Robertson, a collection of songs laced with longing, romance, cynicism and hope. Taking in ambient electronica, full-voiced torch songs and blissed-out reverie within its varied palette, the album is threaded throughout with Robertson’s nakedly confessional lyrics of love, struggle and humanism.

Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as European cinema, 80s BBC sci-fi and the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Atomic Facts of Love fuses modernism with romantic storytelling, poetry with stark futurism and the electronic with the acoustic to create an uncompromising statement of the contemporary human experience. It’s also a great listen.

Lead track Love Over Parsecs is a haunting time-travelling science fiction story of love and infidelity. Album opener Tony fuses the adventure-strewn narratives of Jacques Brel with furious rhythms of Squarepusher. Title track The Atomic Facts of Love sets stream of consciousness poetry within a fuzzy memory dreamstate.

Formerly releasing music as Luxury Car, Robertson’s music has already found its way onto adverts, BBC radio sessions, a live show at Edinburgh International Film Festival and has led to sharing stages with the Buzzcocks and The Delgados. This is his first new music in over 10 years and is worthy of your time.

John Robertson

Press for Luxury Car

“Evokes an Angelo Badalamenti score left to deteriorate in the rain.” – The Skinny

“Like a lost electronic album from 1980 produced by a seer looking 30 years into the future.” – The Herald

“Twinkly brilliance… When I Was Good is striking from the off.” – The List

Cat No: BIPH14CD

  1. Tony
  2. Love Over Parsecs
  3. Sisters Goodnight
  4. Up And Down The Old Perth Road
  5. The Atomic Facts Of Love
  6. Whereof One Cannot Speak