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Utopioid (ltd.)
Artist(s): Rosetta
Additional Information: COLOURED VINYL
EAN/UPC Code: 4059251208228
Item-Number: 00120822
Set Count: 2
Information: LP1: Ultraclear w/ Black & Red Smoke, LP2: White Opaque w/ Black Smoke

ROSETTA returns in 2017 with ,Utopioid", their sixth full-length album and most concept-driven work to date. Written as a four-part song cycle that treads multipolar extremes of texture, dynamics, and harmony, it reaches the highest heights and the deepest lows of the band's career.

An unflinching study of human aspiration, frailty, and betrayal, the album is equal parts mysticism and the band's own biography, encapsulating and transcending the band's 14 years of sonic experimentation.

Formed in Philadelphia in 2003 as a four-piece, ROSETTA's first two albums-2005's ,The Galilean Satellites" and 2007's ,Wake/Lift" - pulled together elements from 90s hardcore, drone, doom, and atmospheric sludge metal.

Informed as much by the minimal soundscapes of STARS OF THE LID as by the pulverizing weight of GODFLESH, the band's compositions had a spacedout, exploratory feel, appropriately dubbed "metal for astronauts." 2010's ,A Determinism of Morality" moved on from celestial themes, focusing on increased melodic sophistication while honing a confrontational urgency.

After concluding a decade-long partnership with Translation Loss Records in 2013, ROSETTA embraced their newfound independence with the self-funded, pay-asyou- wish album ,The Anaesthete".

The darkest, most unsettling album of the band's career also marked their greatest success so far, recouping costs in 24 hours and remaining the top-selling release on Bandcamp for nearly a month.

2015's ,Quintessential Ephemera", ROSETTA's first effort as a five-piece, received widespread critical and audience acclaim.

With ,Utopioid", ROSETTA has again upended their stylistic palette. But as always, with ever deeper gratitude for the investment of fans around the world, they continue to search for the intersection of heaviness and beauty.
Release: 12.01.2018
Available since: 07.02.2018
  Item runs out | No longer reorderable off: 04.12.2017
Availability: Item immediately available
29,99 EUR
Track Titelinformation Spielzeit
LP + Download 1/1
001 Zusatzinformation 1. AMNION
002 Zusatzinformation 2. INTRAPARTUM
003 Zusatzinformation 3. NEOPHYTE VISIONARY
004 Zusatzinformation 4. KING IVORY TOWER
005 Zusatzinformation 5. C - 54543
006 Zusatzinformation 6. DÉTENTE
007 Zusatzinformation 7. HYPNAGOGIC
008 Zusatzinformation 8. QOHELET
009 Zusatzinformation 9. INTRAMORTEM