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Arakan
  • Artist: Jute Gyte
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 634479973963
  • Item #: SRD997396
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Arakan on CD

Jute Gyte's sophomore release combines the dark ambient of his debut Apidya and the dense noise of his recent miniCD releases with IDM, spacey synth work, and treated ethnic percussion. Droning mechanical loops collide with mangled breakbeats, electric guitar, complex polyrhythms, eerie synthesizers, layered harsh noise outbursts, and monstrous roars before detouring into bizarre upbeat organ interludes and oppressive ambient soundscapes. A wild and varied 78+ minute epic. Packaged in a DVD-style case with a full-color insert. 'The sequel, 'Arakan', disrupts whatever continuity has been formed with 12 diverse tracks of hefty duration, maxing-out all 78 minutes of the disc. It's all-over the place in terms of IDM and other, lesser-technocratic movements: from the pole of MIDI dance track "Seiklus" and DBA-style candy waltz "Crib", to harsh-noise Muslimgauze "Clawhead", one may find Ui in the mellow-glitches of "Burning in Snow", a routinized Coil in "Notrium", or the dark ambient of recent Burial Hex in "Aceldama". Several tracks including this last one verge upon double digits - in one track digesting the sonic weight of many others' entire mini-disc - and though the experience can be a harrowing in the sheer density of experiment, the format welcomes picking and choosing, making this a disc for subjective (and repeat) listening. The sharp colors and contrast really keep the tracks off the ground despite such expansive running times, and though Kalmbach here avoids with neutrality a commitment to one style, his abilities with noise, ambience, and melody succeed with more than a few highlights. Both albums come on pro-pressed discs with color inserts in DVD cases.' - Animal Psi 'This is one of those albums that defiantly resists attempts at straightforward classification, ranging as it does across a wide spectrum of styles and moods, from noise through to ambient and back again. Jute Gyte is the musical nom-de-plume of a Missourian still in his twenties, Adam Kalmbach, who spends most of his time studying for a music degree; even so this doesn't display any pretensions of being an academic exercise. Instead there's a cosmopolitanism, an air of free experimentation and a need to mess about with a pot-pourri of different styles, time signatures, instrumentation, moods and genres; here you will find treated eastern ethnic percussion fighting side-by-side with organ, industrial noise mixing it up with ambient and IDM having it out with fuzzed-up guitar.' - Heathen Harvest.