The Utopia Strong (Steve Davis, Kavus Torabi and Michael J. York) share new single from their debut album due 13th Sept (Rocket Recordings)

THE UTOPIA STRONG: THE NEW SYNTH PROJECT OF STEVE DAVIS, KAVUS TORABI AND MICHAEL J. YORK SHARE A NEW SINGLE “KONTA CHORUS” FROM THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT

OUT ON ROCKET RECORDINGS 13 SEPTEMBER

The Utopia Strong, the combined forces of Kavus Torabi (Gong/Cardiacs/Knifeworld/Guapo)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 second track to be revealed “Konta Chorus“.

LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE “KONTA CHORUS 

The resulting tapestry is as likely to remind listeners of the counter-cultural benchmarks of Terry Riley and Cluster as the later vortex-voyages of Zimpel Ziolek with its 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 will be available on all formats on the 13th September and the band will be playing a string of shows around the release – see below.

LIVE DATES IN 2019:
24th Aug – Blackmarket VIP, Hastings
5th Sep – Oslo, London (w/Teeth Of The Sea)
8th Sep – Krankenhaus Festival, Cumbria
8th Nov – Golden Lion, Todmorden
11th Dec – The Cluny, Newcastle
12th Dec – Hare & Hounds (v2), Birmingham
18th Dec – The Crescent, York
19th Dec – Deaf Institute, Manchester
20th Dec – Cafe Oto, London

21st Dec – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate

REVISIT THE TRACK “BRAINSURGEONS 3

TRACK LIST:


1. Emerald Tablet
2. Konta Chorus
3. Swimmer
4. Unquiet Boundary
5. Transition To The Afterlife
6. Pickman’s Model
7. Brainsurgeons 3
8. Do You Believe In Two Gods?
9. Moonchild

BUY/STREAM LINKS

https://smarturl.it/TheUtopiaStrong

“A storming debut” – THE QUIETUS


“The band’s pulsing krautrock and hazy synthwork should appeal to freaks of all stripes”  – UNCUT 

“Effortlessly mixes progressive rock, Krautrock and modern electronica” – LOUDER 

“An extraordinary marriage between celestial radiance and hallucinatory repetition” – CIRCUIT SWEET 

“An hypnotic and ever changing musical soundscape” – BACKSEAT MAFIA 

“Not bad for the man nicknamed Mr Boring as a snooker player” – THE MIRROR

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