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    KKRCAS014 - new utopia - megalopolis (1st edition - limited to 30 tapes worldwide)

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    SIDE A:

    01. limousine
    02. escape
    03. codeine
    04. in the city
    05. virtual image
    06. motorway

    SIDE B:

    07. lost
    08. david duchovny
    09. goodbye blues
    10. alone

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Man against the monolithic architecture, the megastructure, the machinery. The single soul against the imperiousness of a cosmos that is burning bright with neon signs and TV screens.

Sampling background music, TV adverts and obscure film soundtracks and blending them with his own compositions, Polish artist new utopia presents us with “megalopolis” – a vaporwave/ambient album that explores the struggle of the individual in a globalized world made up of iron and concrete. “megalopolis” reveals the urban landscape as a battlefield of human hopes, desires, and dreams. Taking an impressionistic approach with his artistic appropriation and re-contextualization, new utopia illustrates feelings of alienation, loneliness and sadness as dreamlike, fleeting parts of a much larger reality. The songs which are appropriately short in length become like a series of hallucinatory snapshots in time.

megalopolis is out now on Berlin-based indie label Karate King Records, available on digital and limited edition cassette.

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released March 15, 2016

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