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Aun - Utica album mp3

Aun - Utica album mp3
Performer: Aun
Genre: Electronic
Title: Utica
MP3 album size: 2608 mb
FLAC album size: 1170 mb
Style: Dark Ambient
Country: Germany
Released: Dec 2009
Catalog number: DR-96
Label: Drone Records




  • ArtworkMathieu Beauséjour
  • Artwork [Hand Assembled By]Ariane Gagné


Sid recorded at Bloomfield (Montreal) 2009.
Comes with an one-sided 7" square sized info-sheet.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies.

Pressing plant uncredited, identified through matrix number.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 85885 1A DR-96 SIDE A AUN


  • Pressed By – Record Industry – 85885

In my eyes, the name of AUN has become synonymous with the genre of drone, as they are the perfect embodiment of the endlessly fascinating aesthetic - vast, shimmering celestial tapestries resonating in time and in tune with the infinite networks of natural geometry surrounding us all (as reflected in the artwork). The “Utica” 7″ is a nicely digestible chunk of AUN for once, and provides a concentrated dose of the unifying energies this group specializes in.

As with other releases by this group, the sounds found on “Utica” are like ’singing’ metal, metallic tones so perfectly rounded and tempered as to harmonize in perfect consonance with each other, and in the ear drum. The rippled refractions become extrapolated visions in the mind’s eye, a deep trance inducing stillness takes hold as the lapping rhythms of the pulsations speak to the patience of their creators.

A volley of analog pops loops ad infinitum for half of the title track, anchoring the scintillating shimmer in a glitchy pulse that only creates the illusion of regularity through its many repetitions. The piece really opens up and shines after the sudden cut into a cloudier, denser realm of tones and weather-beaten undulations. I would associate the color gold with this music; the ringing resonance pockets in the higher frequency ranges are the sonic signatures of precious metals.

Oddly enough for a drone release, the tracks do not steadily build, but meander through a series of louder and quieter sections which seem to take place in contrasting environments. AUN dwells in each space for a minute or two before blinking (with a surface noise pop) into a new realm.

“Lelehudah” is even more cut up than the first piece, the different movements made up of different iterations of shifting, dim groans and clanks. A noisy dissonance swells in for a moment only to dissipate into nothing as a forlorn machine tone takes the place of all previous sounds. This is less comforting and more alienating than the first piece.

“Utica” is a great little 7″, fresh and experimental and yet totally representative of AUN’s output overall. I’d recommend it to anyone interested in drone.
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