About this item
Utter presents the debut album ‘Taiyō’ by Vādin, a new collaborative project from Lucie Štěpánková (Avsluta) and Christian Duka.
They describe the record:
“Vādin is a shapeshifter formed through sound, a seismic energy. ‘Taiyō’ is Vādin’s first word. It was improvised and recorded in the Welsh wilderness over three days within a makeshift yurt studio using analogue and digital synthesizers, voice, location field recordings and amplified objects. ‘Taiyō’ is an entity emerging from the process of opening up, inviting, curiously exploring and being vulnerable; it is inspired by the flow of life in all its finite magic, intangibility and imperfection.
The album opens with the drizzling drone scenery interweaved with shivering whispers of ‘The Seven Laws’ followed by the disintegrated rhythms and warm ripples of ‘First Contact’. ‘Merging’ is a multi-layered organism of spiralling undulations, astral droplets and hypnotic pulsations while ‘The Forest’ narrates a sensuous connection with the world where the suggestive monologue and extra-terrestrial pearls float atop galloping liquid rhythms. ‘Sufi Trance’ is a slow-burning cyclone, an ecstatic rite, a hypnotic pilgrimage into the centre of the Sun - ‘Taiyō’ - which brings the journey to a stirring climax with its morphing drops and electrifying trills.”
Available on limited double vinyl and digital formats.
Mixed at SAE Institute by Christian Duka and mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk.
Transferred and cut by Helmut Erler at D&M.
Artwork designed by Marco Maldarella.Third edition of Metro Jaxx on Posthuman’s Balkan Vinyl imprint. Six tracks to jack to. Acid House, Electro, Rave and Techno. You don’t need a load of hyperbole and pretty descriptions of the music, just listen to the tracks. They fucking bang.
Label debuts for Tsuin, Elliot Adamson, and The Wasp (one half of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams) and returns to the label from Acidulant, Echaskech, and Room 13 (DMX Krew & Bass Junkie)..
Each record comes with a unique download code.
A1. The Seven Laws
A2. First Contact
B2. The Forest
C. Sufi Trance