Releases from Utech Records

From Utech:

Artist: The Stargazer s Assistant
Title: Shivers and Voids
Released: September 13, 2008
Written and arranged by David J.Smith: harmonium, acoustic guitar, synths, water bowl, chain, door, matchbox, percussion, tapes, samples, vocals. Antti Uusimaki: mellotron, synth, effects.
Sara Hubrich: bowed thunder-board 1,3 violin, viola 3 . Chloe Herington: bassoon 3 .

David J. Smith Guapo, Miasma & The Carousel Of Dead Horses releases a second set of recordings as The Stargazer s Assistant. Following The Other Side of the Island on Aurora Borealis, Shivers and Voids is a union of instrument, voice and tape. A soundtrack left waiting for the right film to accompany it through the dark. Sweeping, intricate, sometimes ominous, yet always exuding a warmth of emotion. Ancient forests, vast plains, billowing clouds, rusted metal hulks, wet rock walls, lights flickering in darkness. The Stargazer s Assistant reveals all this to us.

Artist: Klangmutationen
Title: Schwarzhagel
Released: September 13, 2008
Recorded: Recordings were made between February and May, 2008 in Cheras and Subang Jaya, Malaysia. Further editing, mixing and treatments by Yeoh Yin Pin.
Tham Kar Mun: tenor saxophone. Yandsen: tenor saxophone.
Yeoh Yin Pin: electric guitar. Kok Siew Wai: suara.

Klangmutationen are an mystery. More could be said about what their music isn t than what it is. Hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the underground experimentalists pierce the veils of Eastern and Western music. Recalling early sets on FMP as well as the Takayanagi/Abe axis of Japanese free music, Schwarzhagel is the sound of a spirit falling past its own life after death, forever.

Artist: Nadja
Title: Trembled
Released: September 13, 2008
Recorded: 1-4. Recorded by Aidan Baker at a private event, Toronto, Canada > March, 2006.
5-6. Recorded by Scott Slimm at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia > June, 2008.
Aidan Baker: guitar, vocals, drum machines. Leah Buckareff: bass.

Trembled has returned, triumphantly. Released by Utech Records 046 in the summer of 2006 on limited cdr. The principal live recordings from Toronto have been remixed/remastered and include a rare performance of Swans No Cure for the Lonely. The core of the release, though, is “Tremble”, a cascading improvisation of drift and atmospherics revealed to audiences on an occasional basis. The track is telling of the fluidity with which Nadja create and why the band has become so highly regarded. “Breakpoint” and “Corrasion” complete the set. Exclusive material has been added in Stays Demons and a second version of Tremble recorded by Scott Slimm in Philadelphia. Illustration by Justin Bartlett. The ultimate DOCUMENT of Nadja at their most electric and empyreal.

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