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Mashta Uirtu

Mashta Uirtu

Mashta Uirtu


A new form of ecstatic ritual music for the digital age. Audio on the edge of the abyss, teetering on the brink of darkness. Sounds situated in time like millennia-old fossils, sparked to life with a million plug-ins. Mashta Uirtu are a Belgian duo that's been working in the studio for a long time. Unbigoted is their first album. It displays a subtle fascination for the area between abstract and recognisable sound, revealing itself as a complex but very immersive piece of contemporary sound-art. Read more on Last.fm
A new form of ecstatic ritual music for the digital age. Audio on the edge of the abyss, teetering on the brink of darkness. Sounds situated in time like millennia-old fossils, sparked to life with a million plug-ins. Mashta Uirtu are a Belgian duo that's been working in the studio for a long time.

Unbigoted is their first album. It displays a subtle fascination for the area between abstract and recognisable sound, revealing itself as a complex but very immersive piece of contemporary sound-art. A thorough combination of ethnic instrumentation, eerie synths, percussion & jazz-influenced detail. Some of these pieces sound like an updated version of Steve Roach, fused with the contemporary textures of Fennesz or Biosphere.

Josef Albers once wrote: 'Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature'. Never losing themselves in abstraction just for the sake of it, Mashta Uirtu gives this claim real weight. ______________________________________________________KReNG - 2008 Mashta Uïrtu was formed in 2006, and consists of composer/sound technician BenZen (Ben Bonner) and composer/musician Steve Robbert. We already have years of experience in making electronic music. Steve got a classical music education and played keyboards as a teenager. He started making computer-based music in 1992 and concentrated on techno and trance.

Later he got interested in soundscapes and meditative music and started learning to play instruments such as didgeridoo, fujara,... Now he regularly plays those instruments during relaxationconcerts. BenZen started in 2001, together with his nephew, as KReNG. After a few years they both went separate ways and BenZen hooked up with Steve to form Mashta Uïrtu. He's also practising several percussion instruments like djembe and udongo. Mashta Uïrtu music is a software-based project, in which we electronically exchange our songs so they can expand at each pass.

These songs are later finished and mastered when we meet. This modus operandi allows us both to explore our own creativity, inspired by each other... which, most of the time, results in deep and melancholic soundscapes. The Mashta Uïrtu sound is best described as down-tempo, ambient, electronica, soundscapes. Mashta Uirtu Myspace Facebook Read more on Last.fm.

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