The Mantra ATSMM straddle the ground between prog rock, shoegaze and electronic indie. Their name is a jigsaw puzzle of a melting pot of influences from across several media including music, film and literature. They re trying to make something new. The band recently played their debut shows in New York while mixing the album and while they re constantly playing shows across Italy and Europe, only during their New York residency did they get to perform in front of legendary producer, Bill Laswell, who has previously worked with their label. The follow-up to their 2010 debut, Defeated Songs was also recorded at Monochrome Studios in Eboli, under the watchful eye of producer Luigi Nobile. In Ghost Dance, the Mantra ATSMM reinforce their ties to their native Naples the unhealthy, beaten down symbol of Italy that is still grand and romantically decadent and generous in dispensing breathtaking vistas.