Re: [thewire] UTECH RECORDS: February Transmission
- Hi Keith
I am Head of Music at Fresh Air (Edinburgh student radio) and was wondering
if you would consider sending me some of the Utech output. I'll put what I
can on the playlist but it will most likely also get played on my show -
experimental/improv/ambient type show called For Wild Music.
If you need some more info then let me know
On 2/14/06, Keith Utech <keithutech@...> wrote:
> FEBRUARY TRANSMISSION <www.utechrecords.com>
> Thanks to Derek Taylor at Bagatellen for writing a fantastic piece on the
> label, the music and what it's all about
> The UTECH updates:
> TETUZI AKIYAMA "Striking Another Match"  $11
> Tetuzi Akiyama has been liberating live recordings from his personal
> and this recording represents the second such release to hit this year -
> first being the exceptional "Terrifying Street Trees" on Esquilo. Taken
> directly from analog cassette, "Striking Another Match" showcases Tetuzi's
> desolate and splintered blues guitar improvisation. As this is an
> bootleg", a decision was made by the artist and label to keep the sound as
> true as possible to what was captured on the source tape. Yes, this is a
> nice way of saying that there are rough spots, low levels and tape hiss.
> Some will find this endearing and some will not. Please listen to the
> on the website if you are unsure. This is the acoustic set from a
> performance in Tokyo at Loopline, 4/16/05. The electric set from this date
> is still in the vaults. Hand assembled and numbered edition of 200 cdr.
> for a US tour to start on the west coast this summer.
> SINISTRI "Timing the 183k Pulse"  $11
> The title refers to the basic direction Sinistri (and friends) were
> following during a
> spontaneous performance recorded 8/21/05. In their words,
> it was a
> search for a nonmetric way to improvise around a given sampled
> vamp (183.000 digital samples in a buffer,
> hence 183K) continously
> re-segmented while played live. Sinistri's nonmetric music is a style of
> music in which context the notion of a beat is replaced with that of pulse
> and music development becomes an art of shape-shifting. Hand assembled and
> numbered edition of 200 cdr.
> TRIAGE "Stagger" [031-A/031-B] $16
> Dave Rempis, Jason Ajemian and Tim Daisy. A beautiful double release
> documenting the Chicago trio's 2004 tour of the east coast. Recorded in
> Syracuse, NY, 9/5/04. These sets highlight songs from "American Mythology"
> and "Twenty Minute Cliff" among others. It may be a while before we hear
> anything new from Triage, so don't hesitate to pick this up. Hand
> and numbered edition of 200 cdr. A big thank you to Michael Hentz
> from New Thing Productions who organized the performance and kickstarted
> New to the STORE:
> MOHA! "Raus Aus Stavanger" Rune Grammofon CD; 2006 [RCD-2049] $16
> Duo of guitarist Anders Hana (23) and longtime friend and musical
> collaborator, drummer Morten J. Olsen (24). Anders is also a member of
> Noxagt, Ultralyd and Ingebrigt Flaten Quintet while Morten is a member of
> Ultralyd and have played with a number of improvisers, including Axel
> Dörner, Fred Frith and the late Steve Lacy. As a duo they have also
> two very limited cdrs. "Raus Aus Stavanger" was recorded in the analogue
> heaven of Athletic Sound, home of great sounding releases from Supersilent
> and Scorch Trio. "Raus Aus Stavanger" was recorded live in the studio with
> no overdubs, showing two young musicians at a very high level of control,
> communication and creative powers, the music being a powerful mix of high
> energy improv, slowburning drone riffing and detailed electronics.
> IZITITIZ " With Our With Jazz" Conduit Creations/Sound@one Records LP;
> [CC-2/S@1 59] $18
> The vinyl debut of IZITITIZ, a collective of extrememly active, but
> off the map NYC improvisers. Initially organized by Matt Heyner of TEST
> No-neck Blues Band, the group has been active on the roofs, in the
> clubs/theaters and on the boats in and around the city since the early
> century. High energy ecstatic ascensions, peaceful floating melodies and
> unique oddities not easily described. Recorded at ABC NO RIO and the
> Hinthouse. Ras Moshe, Matt Heyner,Carter Thornton, Jessie Wallace, James
> Duncan. Released 6/15/02. Limited to a pressing of 500. Vinyl only.
> Beautiful silk screened cover. I have a few available.
> RAS MOSHE "INTO THE OPENNESS" Music Now Productions CD; 2003 $10
> If you're looking to hear some pre-Utech sounds from Ras Moshe/Music Now
> Unit this is it. Includes performances by Ras Moshe, Matt Lavelle, Matt
> Heyner, Todd Nicholson and Jackson Krall.
> Back in STOCK:
> THE SKULL DEFEKTS "Rotating Feedback & Save the Skulls" CD [iDEAL036/AA05]
> Represented here by Henrik Rylander & Joachim Nordwall. Intense noise and
> rhythmical hypnotic sounds with heavy drones. "Rotating Feedback & Save
> Skulls" is a 40+ minute drone straight out of the dark depths. This is
> monotonous math rock and advanced noise experiments at its best. Recorded
> Studio Dental, Gothenburg, in autumn 2005. Limited edition of 200
> hand-numbered copies and presented in a georgeous folder.
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