As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2019.
The Utopia Strong is the exciting new synth project that brings together Kavus Torabi (Gong/Cardiacs/Knifeworld/Guapo), Michael J. York (Coil/ Teleplasmiste/Guapo) and former Snooker champion Steve Davis. With musical tastes in common, the three first got together in 2017 at Glastonbury festival, and as Steve Davis explained, “once we’d jammed together and listened back to the improvising – the music felt pretty euphoric and otherworldly. It was very psychedelic but also strangely wonky”.
Next month will see The Utopia Strong release their self-titled debut album, and the trio had previously shared the epic and hypnotic first single ‘Brainsurgeons 3’, clocking in at over 10 minutes in length. They have followed it with the extraordinary kosmiche track ‘Konta Chorus’. Both come with accompanying videos, the latter made by John O’Carroll. Here they are.
The Utopia Strong is out on September 13th through Rocket Recordings.