Introducing UUUU, a new sonic powerhouse featuring Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire), Matthew Simms (Wire/It Hugs Back), Thighpaulsandra (Coil/Spiritualized) and Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga/The Oscillation).
They are set to release their self-titled debut album on October 6th via Editions Mego, and have shared a first taste with track “Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung”.
Individually, these 4 musicians have spent the past decades pushing sonic boundaries to their limits; collectively playing in a number of seminal groups with a musical influence that needs no explaining.
With the formation of UUUU, the quartet continue their fierce and free exploration of sound, creating a musical landscape as liberating as it is frightening, resulting in a record that is richly rewarding. United, these artists present a project of exquisite curiosity and confident chaos where the individual thumbprints mesh into a gloriously frenetic world of noise.
Tracks such as “Its Going All Over The Floor” offer themselves as a terse meeting between dance, ambient, abstraction and improvisation. Others, such as “The Latent Black Path Of Summons Served” proceeds in a tense energy field where random elements bounce around until locking into a dense mass of ecstatic electronics.
UUUU’s debut release is a schizophrenic masterpiece that is equally soothing as it is seething, a past/present hybrid equally suited for the club, the home and the mind.
Listen to “Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung”: https://soundcloud.com/editionsmego/uuuu-verlagerung-verlagerung-verlagerung-emego-239
1. The Latent Black Path Of Summons Served
2. Partial Response Takes Another Form
3. Five Gates
4. Boots With Wings
5. It’s Going All Over The Floor
6. The Princess Anne Love Cassette
7. Verlagerung, Verlagerung, Verlagerung
8. Il Ventre Del Nulla