We are hugely delighted to share 'Konta Chorus' the 2nd album track to be revealed from the up & coming The Utopia Strong debut album. The video with a slight homage to The Prisoner TV series was made by Rocket's Johnny O, so watch in the link above.
Stream Track: Konta Chorus
The Utopia Strong, the combined forces of Kavus Torabi (Gong/Cardiacs/Knifeworld/Guapo) and Michael J. York (Coil/Teleplasmiste/Guapo) and Snooker legend Steve Davis have arrived at no less than a modular driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power enough to drive all talk of green baize firmly into the blue yonder.
With Davis’ modular geometry and ambient structures weaving with Torabi’s keen and skewed sense of melody and York’s various gifts for pipes, drones and fevered abstract are no more apparent on the 2nd track to be revealed ‘Konta Chorus’.
The resulting tapestry is as likely to remind listeners of the countercultural benchmarks of Terry Riley and Cluster as the later vortex-voyages of Zimpel Ziolek with it’s melange of ‘70s Brain Records and ‘90s Warp Label skewed diabolus in musica melodic undertow.
An extraordinary marriage between celestial radiance and hallucinatory repetition as the sounds of an early Aphex Twin track intertwined with Liquid Liquid’s repetitive groove into a climax of electronic Grumbling Fur folk.
The Utopia Strong self titled album with be available on all formats on 13 September & the band will be playing a string of shows around the release with more to be added:
24 / Blackmarket Bar / Hastings
05 / Oslo / London (supporting Teeth Of The Sea)
08 / Krakenhaus Festival / Cumbria November
08 / Golden Lion / Todmorden
11/ The Cluny / Newcastle
12 / The Hare and Hounds / Birmingham
18 / The Crescent / York
19 / Deaf Institute / Manchester
20 / Cafe Oto / London
21 / The Music Hall / Ramsgate
The album is still available for pre-order in 3 different colours vinyl & CD via Rocket store or your usual outlets:
Stream: The Utopia Strong