ATOMIC APE are an American band formed by Jason Schimmel (Estradasphere), as an evolution from Orange Tulip Conspiracy. Jason is the former bassist from Secret Chiefs 3 and has spent 4 years working in this project with a collection of 25 musicians. Among them Mimicry-familiar names like Trey Spruance, Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Devin Hoff, Jessika Kenney, Dave Abramson, Timba Harris, Steve Moore, and other heavy luminaries like Joe Doria, Danny Frankel, and Mike Stone.
This is heavily crafted instrumental music which touches many genres, the surf-drenched alternate universe of lost TV-land cop show soundtracks.
Their debut album, “Swam”, was released in 2014 on Mimicry Records, the home of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Miasma and the Carousel of Headless Horses.
In September 2020 the band changed its name to RED FICTION.