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Owwl
Dark Places

Since this comes packaged in Utech's characteristically mysterious artwork and the press release is largely some sort of pseudo-mystical spook out about tapping into “the glacial outerspace of Lovecraftian ancient evil”. We can establish certain facts, though. This is a duo, an...view item »
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Tabata Mitsuru
Lumrapideco

Another cult figure in the Japanese underground pops up for Arc series Volume 9. 'Lumrapideco' Tabata Mitsuru (Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Acid Mothers Temple, 20 Guilders, Leningrad Blues Machine). Celestial spacey electronics, drones, guitar and a whole load of effects and general far out sounds fizzing away. The sound really takes you away and then whe...view item »
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Heavensore
Asmodai

Remember that game, Altered Beast? It was totally cack but it had some funny voice samples, one of them was this bad guy going 'Welcome to your doom!' which was amazing. This is doom, so that's relevant. Brian and I both drew one of these limited Utech CDs each, mine is Asmodai by Heavensore.. Sadly mine's not anywhere near as comical as the other ...view item »

Calcination
Calcination

Calcination is the first of seven major operations in the alchemy of transformation. Chemically, the Calcination process involves heating a substance in a crucible or over an open flame until it is reduced to ashes. In the Arcanum Experiment, Calcination is represented by sulfuric acid, which the alchemists made from a naturally occurring substance...view item »

Architeuthis Rex
Urania

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The Stargazers Assistant
Mirrors & Tides, Shivers & Voids

“Eyes closed, ears wide open, we are given freedom to dream the void.” So begins the press release to this new Stargazer’s Assistant offering on the ever bleak Utech Records, who’ve got a few releases for us this week. I picke...view item »
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Ithi
The Persistence Of Meaning

A hard hitting first track by ITHI, a New York-based duo. The long ear filling drone of black, industrial, electric sounds. Making you feel as if you're in a different world or on some world of substance unknown to man kind. The noises echo around your head going in one ear and coming out of the other as something new. In the third track of ...view item »

Oikos
Ecotono

These things are always darker than dark. Dark text on dark packaging and there's never any words on there. That might seem clever but you try working in a record shop and finding it when someone orders a copy! If you want to know what an ecotono is then read the press release, I'm not gonna tell you. I am gonna tell you that they're a pair of S...view item »
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Graves And Orchestra Pits
Graves And Orchestra Pits

One of my favourite things about this CD is the fact that the 'Pits have decided not to indulge us with any type of track listing or any other type of information on its rittle sleeve. Ace. That means that I can read what I like into it and not feel like I'm taking liberties, or libertahs if you will. This record is 8 tunes which interlock and s...view item »
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Mats Gustafsson
Bengt

In a nod to Bengt Nordstrom (1936-2000) Mats Gustafsson drops a solo record of 'spontaneous composition' (also known as improvising - don't know why it needs two names) with only his trusty Grafton saxophone and a head full o...view item »
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Fushitsusha with Peter Brötzmann
Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself

Why did this recording take 18 years to become available for public consumption? Well all good things come to those who wait as they say. This is suitably housed in a gorgeous and elegant tri-fold booklet package with liner notes from Alan Cummings. A man who knows his onions when it comes to the Japanese underground. Over three dis...view item »
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RM74
Reflex

I tend to avoid a lot of the dark oppressive stuff we get it in mainly cos it scares me and I'm essentially a massive baby. But this RM74 CD with a cool hungry-looking bat on the cover got me interested. It starts off with a really low-end rumbling before it goes all dark and paranoid. It's very chilling music and would be suitably placed along ...view item »
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Burning Tree
Lammergyer

I have to say Burning Tree were not a band I am familiar with but being a sucker for free jazz and noise I really wanted to give this a spin. What you get is a very focused and extremley brutal sax and drum assault that is simply relentless and very unforgiving, its not Peter b...view item »
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Philippe Petit
Una Symphonia Della Paura

Apparently Petit considers himself a “musical travel agent" - Not half if you ask me, one minute i'm up a mountain in Peru, next minute a military bunker in Siberia or summat daft. This is worlds apart from the Cordophony he and his friends made, released mere weeks ago. It's also on...view item »
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Arcn Templ
Emanations of a New World

Now this is absolutely gorgeous. Not usually the thing i'd expect from the normally (relatively) oppressive & darkened waters of Lake Utech! Singapore's Vivian Wang & Leslie Low are members of spacerockers The Observatory. Here they've combined their supreme talents to recount spectral memories of a wild mythological theme park they enco...view item »
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Daniel Menche
Terre Paroxysm

I might be stepping on Ant's shoes here as he's a big Daniel Menche fan but seeing as though he's off and we're all snowbound at work I thought I'd see how I got on with it. It's been on for a couple of minutes and there's a dark distorted hum eminating from the stereo. Part radio interference, part storm of evil it's bound for my ears and I...view item »
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Tetragrammaton
Point of Convergence

Right. Time for my regular dose of wild discordance & tripped-out meandering noise, courtesy of the ever experimentally-minded Utech. The first track here begins gently, tentatively comprised of stormy percussive rolls & chinks of chimes. Further along, some eerie clattering sends ominous echoes across the void. Gradually, across the...view item »
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Sky Burial
Aegri Somnia

When I think of Hawkwind I think of huge riffs, beer, long hair, motorbikes and tits and I'm reasonably sure that's what every other sane person on the planet thinks of too. Move the clock forward to now and ex-Hawkwind ledge Nik Turner has a new thing out on the doom laden Utech label. It...view item »
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Ural Umbo
Delusion Of Hope

Sometimes music can be brilliant and uplifting. The world can feel like a much lighter place to live in when you hear a Motown track, or a really sharp blast of Bob Pollard or mebbe a slice of Fine Young Cannibals and hey presto...everything's probably gonna be o.k. Then sometimes music ca...view item »

Locrian
The Crystal World

I'm loving the feel of this fucker - lovely thick gatefold sleeves like this are almost enough to break the twelve-inch fetish of a vinyl hound. I'm also loving that this is named after (and the amazing artwork seemingly inspired by) the early JG Ballard book. The first disc here paints the picture of that titular crystal world assimilat...view item »
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William Fowler Collins/Gog
Malpais

Starting the album with a low pitched toned drone is 'Fire in the Valley'. A long atmospheric drone which rings out under a consistent belt of ambient noise. A complete compilation of black noise and dark ambient drone. With very limited vocals, the whole atmosphere is down to just the music itself. On 'Abandonment', you feel...view item »
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Horseback / Locrian
New Dominions

Horseback and Locrian, two behemoths of bleak darkside music join forces on this one sided etched LP inspired by Alan Weisman's book The World Without Us. They head straight into the fog with howling black metal atmospheric soundscape...view item »
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Hasegawa-Shizuo
Lift

I'm currently absorbing some fine Japanese improv from Hirotomo Hasegawa (Aburadako) and Shizuo Uchida (Nijiumu). Recording under the name Hasegawa-Shizuo, 'Lift' is a strange and beautiful album that travels into the depths of darkness but also into the heavenly. I find it difficult to grasp how the sounds have actually been created. There are so ...view item »
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White Static Demon
Apparitions

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James Plotkin
Kurtlanmak/Damascus

I've been itching to hear the new JAMES PLOTKIN CD and lo and behold its at the top of my review pile. Sometimes it rules being me. This is Plotkin's first solo album in ten years. You may be aware of his work as Phantomsmasher or his Khanate project with Stephen O'Ma...view item »
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Guillaume Gargaud
She

The cover art for 'She' by French improviser Guillaume Garguad depicts a spider mercilessly cradling it's prey in it's silky yet deadly webbing. It's a beautiful yet unnerving image that speaks volumes of the music contained within. Garguad weaves a web of mystery and suspense with his own brand of drone and phase based improvised soundscapes with ...view item »
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Mamiffer / House of Low Culture
Split

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RST
Tomorrow's Void

RST sounds like some sort of wrist injury. In fact I feel it coming on now. I might have to go to hospital and get a week off work.... I wish. Well RST are really a New Zealand experimental outfit who've had releases on Corpus Hermeticum, Ecstatic Peace and Last Visible Dog. A reasonable calibre of labels there I'm sure you'll agree. 'Tomorrow's Vo...view item »
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M. Bassett / J. Gräf
Peradam

It's no secret that I've sang the praise of Marcia Bassett's (Hototogisu/ Zaimph) music on numerous occasions and am always awaiting new material with open ears... So here is one I was not expecting which has her collaborating with the good lady from bo...view item »
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The Stargazers Assistant
Shivers And Voids

I'm pretty sure I heard the first Stargazers Assistant album a little while back but sadly I can't remember a bloody thing about it, I didn't realize it was the fella from Guapo and Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses either. You learn something new every day.. The instruments listed on the inlay include a water bowl, a chain and a matchbo...view item »
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Skullflower
Desire For A Holy War

I listened to the latest Skullflower crusher 'Desire For A Holy War' CD on the way into work this morning. Man did that wake me up. What we have here is Matthew Bower pushing his strings to the limit for a monolithic album that's like the soundtrack to the apocalypse itself. I imagine a hall of mirrors in a dense fog being shattered by the wall of ...view item »
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The Skull Defekts/The Sons Of God
Received in Studio Dental, Gothenburg

The last Skull Defekts release I can remember us stocking was one of their big, hairy stoner rock efforts. Received in Studio Dental, Gothenburg is one of their small, shaved droner drone efforts, recorded in collaboration with The Sons of God. For the first few minutes it sounds like a recording of a little man doing some modest DIY in a wee house...view item »
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Ural Umbo
Ural Umbo

We got a ton of stuff from the Utech label this week with a self titled Ural Umbo CD being one example. Ural Umbo is the work of Reto Mäder (Sum of R, RM74) and Steven Hess (Fessenden, Haptic) who craft hypnotic fragments of organic, instrumental music intended for contemplative listening. Utilizing more instrument than are worth mentioning he...view item »
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Final
Dead Air

One of Justin Broadrick's most sonically adventurous and lesser known pseudonym's Final has been chipping away at his vision since the 80's. The Final releases have been sparse but what is available is some of the most diverse and experimental material the artist has ever created. 2006's '3' was one of my favourite releases of the year so when a ne...view item »
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Nadja
Trembled

In this week are a few CD's on Utech and here's one of 'em by sunny ole Nadja. 'Noisy bastards' I shouted across the office whiile this blared out of the speakers.... 'Trembled' is exactly what the speakers did as this slow dark doomy sludgefest terrified them until they gave up and walked out of the office. So I had to take this home and review it...view item »
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Vagus Nerve
Lo Pan

You know I really do like a hell of a lot of material that comes out on the Utech label. It's one of those rare labels that is truly individual and follows zero trends in the musical cosmos and as a result always maintains its integrity. When I first heard this 'Lo Pan' album from Vagus Nerve it really caught my attention as being something very ...view item »
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Olivier Dumont
Living in Holes and Disused Shafts

I love the cover on Olivier Dumont's 'Living in Holes and Disused Shafts'. It was the main reason I picked it up actually, we're a shallow bunch here. Utech have done the business with the sexy black on black printing for the disc as well.. It's a lovely little package! Well there's no buildup here, stick it on and you're immediately socked in the ...view item »
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GOG
Mist from the Random More

Next up is a CD from Gog on Utech in lovely screen printed white on black sleeve. Gog is the work of Michael Bjella who uses guitar and effects to create his sound which is simultaneously dark and psychedelic. He skillfully sculpts waves of feedback and distortion in a fairly restrained way, managing to hold back from total noise oblivion and creat...view item »
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Aluk Todolo
Finsternis

I've never really heard much by Aluk Todolo but I remember hearing a song back ages ago I liked and thought I should check 'em out. Of course I forgot (as I do) and things got in the way of me remembering.... like living and breathing. Well here's a CD by Aluk on Utech and it's a slow brooding thing. It starts of with a metronomic drumbeat which is...view item »
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Sum of R
Sum of R

This new Sum of R thing on Utech comes in probably the best designed digipak I've ever handled. I actually can't stop looking at it. I'm a horrible vinyl snob but after opening this I think I might go home, sell all my records and re-buy all my collection on CD.. Basically living my life up until now in reverse. I can't stop looking at it but I rea...view item »
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Zaimph
La Nuit Electrique

Ant here folks fresh from a week off and getting straight back into review action with a proper exciting Zaimph CD on Utech. Regulars of these pages will know that I salivate every time a release bearing queen Marcia Basset's (GHQ, Hototogisu, Double Leopards) name arrives. ...view item »
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James Plotkin
Indirmek

More darkside sounds courtesy of master masterer James Plotkin. A frequent collaborator it's difficult to believe that his second release for Utech is only his second solo album. 'Indirmek' is the fourth installment in the labels Arc series and has the man creating drifting sonic soundscapes and drones with his guitar and powerbook. The artwork is ...view item »
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Sachiko
Kunado

It must be ladies week at Utech as there is a cool sounding CD out from Japanese artist Sachiko. 'Kunado' is spooky stuff. quite fitting with it being Halloween and all that. This is both strange and beautiful w...view item »
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Runhild Gammelsæter
Amplicon

From the poppiest to the funniest. This week I been mostly listening to dark prog cabaret doom courtesy of Runhild Gammelsaeter. Her CD is called 'Amplicon' and the dual contrasting vocals really make me think of the Tasmanian Devil (cartoon one) tormenting a tragic torch singer lass (Sounds like Runhild is merely trying to pour her tortured hea...view item »
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Klangmutationen
Schwarzhagel

Also on Utech this week is Klangmutationen's Schwarzhagel album. This lot have definitely got a sound that's all their own, it sounds like they're jamming with the strings on their instruments totally slackened off while playing the tuning keys as much as the fretboards to create a slippery, serpentine effect. Tool have used that idea on a couple o...view item »
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Joshua Convey
Vacant Integument

Volume 5 in the Utech Arc series is the work of Joshua Convey. 'Vacant Integument' consists of 4 experimental tracks created with guitar, harmonica and electronics. This kind of passed me by on first listen as I wasn't really focused on what was happening but on second listen I can really appreciate the subtleties of this CD. The use of repetition ...view item »
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The Skull Defekts
The Sound of Defekt Skulls

The Skull Defekts make some great freaky soundscapes. 'The Sound Of Defekt Skulls and Intense Cranium Contact (Feedbacking Gothenburg and Chicago)' is no exception. This is one epic track of dense noise serious sub bass rumblings, feedback and effects in a really cool sleeve. One for the Wolf Eyes heads. On Utech. This one will fuck the neighbou...view item »
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