&8220;Atlas&8221; is THE terribly rare funk album from a band of the same name, recorded in Vienna 1977 (&8230;yes, Vienna, the capital of Austria)! It has made its way through the international compendiums, websites, fanzines and collector's circles within the last 10 years, while a recently resurfaced copy of the original vinyl pressing finally sold for 449 US-Dollars on ebay. Here is one of the untraceable records to prove, that funk & soul music has no geographical restrictions and knows no bounds. It presents some unknown Austrian musicians who saddled up with funk & soul but have never ridden before. The result is a stunning quality album, that takes you on an exciting ride and reflects the soul of every involved musician, even topped by unbelievable soulful vocals! Maybe these Austrian guys just liked it and knew how to &8220;do their thing&8221;&8230; ask any advanced groove collector or funk DJ which album he rates and among the names you will usually find &8220;Atlas&8221;.