The name Atacama comes from a large desert plateau in South America west of the Andes Mountains. It is referred to as the driest desert on the planet, and this arid quality is reflected in this cymbal pair. The 14” crash is thin and completely hammered to the edge, except for the bell which is not hammered. The result is an extremely dry and dark crash with very little overtone resonance and a rapid decay. This characteristic allows for clear articulation with sticks without overbearing sustain or excessive volume. The 20” Flat Ride is complimentary to the crash in that it is also extremely dry with no dominating overtones. All articulations can be precisely heard without imprudent sustain, a very advantageous feature when performing at low volume in an acoustical environment.