Digitalia Records O Utopia 2017 Hologroove Vinyl Front Cover
Digitalia Records O Utopia 2017 Hologroove Final Cover Back

Notes: O Utopia is yours if you want it, but don't be content with a mere digital copy alone. The limited edition vinyl, released May 1st on black 33's, features the very finest hand-etched holograms by fellow CU native Tristan Duke (Lazaretto/Force Awakens) and was mastered by Jon Pines at Private Studios in Urbana. While the free download version, entirely self produced with Digital Performer 4, a G5 desktop, and a Shure 57, was made with an economical thriftiness proportionate to the profit it gains, by the same token, Digitalia Records has the rarest Hologroove LP on the block! Stylistically similar to the lo-fi Eureka Brown mini-albums that garnered both BBC and Dandelion Radio airplay ("heavy percussion, analogue synthesizers, dub effects, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, twangy surf guitar & funk bass"), the difference in sound is distinguished mainly by a significant reduction of vocal effects, as well as the addition of strings, banjo and elements of turntablism. And whereas previous Eureka Brown activities were basically solo efforts from start to finish, (The) Digitalia Records (Band) was founded expressly with the idea of recruiting musicians to sufficiently fulfill the rolls for live and/or touring purposes. Joined now by Elmo "Motown" Townsend and Beatus "Beatbox" Sinclair, Digitalia Records is available to perform music festivals and special events by request - the bigger the event, the bigger the band (get in touch)! Yes! The name, Digitalia Records, which was first used exclusively in reference to the free download/vinyl only label initiated by Eureka Brown in 2007, has been applied also to the artist for the project now, not only to affirm the distinction of its band oriented direction, but especially to emphasize the terminology already familiar to the Digitalia cosmology, the unique 2017 Hologroove LP representing the ultimate realization of the much anticipated physical release end of the spectrum - it is the 5th Hologroove LP ever created. And whereas notable predecessor pieces like Duke's Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter are faithful renditions of preexisting designs, these holograms especially reflect the signature drawing style of their inventor, blending seamlessly with the artwork he co-illustrated on the center label of the vinyl. Other highlights include a unique string enhanced rendition of recently unearthed archival piece "Knute's Tune" by legendary CU sax maestro Gudio Sinclair, and Festive Fifty #41 "We're All Gonna Die" as featured on Mark Whitby's September Dandelion Radio show and blog.