August releases from Utech Records


August 18th marks the release of two new titles from Utech Records, and a limited second pressing of a collaborative record by two Utech alumni.

Frank Rosaly's Centering and Displacement is the newest release in Utech Records' ever-expanding line of vinyl releases. Originally composed in 2008 using improvised source material, which was then subjected to rearrangement and additional manipulations, and divided into three stereo tracks for a six-channel sound installation. In 2011, the composition was revised and reduced to a two-channel stereo recording, which is the "final, preferred version of the work." Centering and Displacement is limited to 300 copies on black vinyl, and includes artwork by Zachary Rossman and a CD version of the album.

Japanese alto saxophonist Masayoshi Urabe album, Kampanerura, is the seventh release in the ARC series. The album's title is taken from a Japanese children's story about "a boy with pure soul [who] transmigrates and becomes a dissipated man around a trip to the bottom in Asia." Masayoshi Urabe plays electric guitar, alto saxophone, harmonica, and other instruments on this recording, and is joined by Teruhisa Nanbu of Aural Fit on drums and percussion.

Finally, for those who missed out on this record the first time around, Utech Records is doing a limited second pressing of the Horseback/Locrian collaborative record, New Dominions, which Harold reviewed back in May 2011. Other than pressing numbers, there are no differences between the first and second pressings. This pressing is limited to 177 copies and they will sell out, so be sure to order one as soon as they are available. If you miss out on it, an expanded edition CD/digital reissue is on the way from Relapse Records.

As always, sound samples and more can be found at the Utech Records website.

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