Saturday, July 11

Oiseaux-Tempête - Ütopiya? (2015)

"ÜTOPIYA? not only continues their first album, but it extends it. The travels move this time to Istanbul and Sicily providing the food for its urgent energy and indomitable drive. While the structures still hint at moments of post-rock, they go further now, almost into the area of free-jazz yet without loosing a directness rooted in punk (highlighted perhaps by the presence of G.W.Sok from The Ex). In addition, the bass clarinet of Gareth Davis references both the roughest of experiments of Akosh Szelevényi and of The Stooges Fun House. There are, so the story goes, sea birds that reveal themselves only at times of approaching storms. This story though, is a little more complicated. For some, the pipers riding the deluge, yet for the mariner the prophets in the lingering final moments of calm. Thus, ultimately, are they the creator or created if the existence. ..."
Sub Rosa
a closer listen
Soundcloud: Ütopiya / On Living (feat. G.W. Sok)
YouTube: ÜTOPIYA? - Teaser 2, Someone Must Shout That We Will Build the Pyramids, Aslan Sütü (Santé, Vieux Monde!), Omen: Divided We Fall
YouTube: Live at Petit Bain, Paris 29012015