The Utopia Strong are a band out of the United Kingdom which blew me away.  Praise to Chris Morley for alerting me to the band’s existence.  It sounds something like Krautrock or psychedelic rock which goes funky.  It’s almost as if you can dance to some of this material.  The musicianship is excellent, reminding me of Gong or groovier elements of bands like Embryo or even Neu!  It turns out that I was right to think this, as the pedigree of the band is impressive.

Personnel:

Kavus Torabi (Gong/Cardiacs/Knifeworld/Guapo)
Steve Davis and Michael J. York (Coil/Teleplasmiste/Guapo)

The Quietus Magazine also do a tremendous writeup on their latest release. You can check that out here.


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