Uton - We're Only in it for the Spirit

We're Only in it for the Spirit

Uton

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 4 tracks 3.99
Download Album (flac) 4 tracks 4.99
Download Album (wav) 4 tracks 4.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.75

Description

Uton - We're Only in it for the Spirit

For the past five plus years, Uton has been one of the most consistent projects to come out of the snowy confines of his native Finland. His output has been constant, but the quality is always great. His drones have always been underscored with a sense of melody and a keen utilization of the space where the music was created. These songs are not icy or glacial, though, like one might think. Uton’s uncanny ability to inject an inviting sense of warmth and spirit. "We’re Only in it for the Spirit" is ghost music; barely there and out-of-sight in the blink of an eye.

The man responsible for these masked-spirit journeys is Tampere native, Jani Hirvonen. He's collaborated with the likes of Jan Anderzén (Kemialliset Ystävät, etc), Bridget Hayden (Vibracathedral Orchestra), & Anla Courtis (Reynols) among others. When it comes to enchanted, sprawling drones, Hirvonent is a true Rennaissance man. He is joined by Vapaa's J.P. Koho on all tracks, who complements Hirvonen's delicacy with subtle hints of chaos.

"We're Only in it for the Spirit" continues to trek through new worlds of sound, polishing off the once-rough edges of Uton's sound into something that acts as a beacon in the void. Dark, brooding drones for guitar and electronics flicker and fade like a distant, stellar horizon. Hirvonen is a master craftsman, and Koho is his perfect foil. The two play off each other's every move and produce an end result that rivals anything Uton has released previously. "We're Only in it for the Spirit" is a magickal piece of work.

Reviews

"It almost sounds like your brain has melted through the grates into a world of wood shavings and burnt polystyrene, a world where every sound is filtered through ten feet of fibreglass so your ears can only pick up traces of the melodic subtlety." - Boomkat

"Hirvonen makes especially apposite use of shortwave radio on “Psykosoaattinen Luuranko”; its distorted voices and crumbling static ooze around a music-box tune like some malevolent fog covering the advance of just-landed aliens." - Dusted

Tracklisting

Download Album (DIGI052DD)
  1. Uton - Untitled #1
  2. Uton - Untitled #2
  3. Uton - Untitled #3
  4. Uton - Untitled #4

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Untitled #1 13m 51s N/A N/A
2 Untitled #2 12m 20s N/A N/A
3 Untitled #3 8m 50s £0.75
4 Untitled #4 3m 38s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (4 tracks) £3.99
MP3 format technical details
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flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Untitled #1 13m 51s N/A N/A
2 Untitled #2 12m 20s N/A N/A
3 Untitled #3 8m 50s £0.75
4 Untitled #4 3m 38s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (4 tracks) £4.99
FLAC format technical details:
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wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Untitled #1 13m 51s N/A N/A
2 Untitled #2 12m 20s N/A N/A
3 Untitled #3 8m 50s £0.75
4 Untitled #4 3m 38s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (4 tracks) £4.99