The Autumnist

by Autumnist

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AUTUMNIST is the new pseudonym for the project formerly known as ABUSE. Four years since the critically acclaimed "The Great Outdoors" there's a new eponymous release of this creative alignment of musicians led by Vlado Durajka.

Almost an obsessive mixing of different musical styles, together with high sense for creating a strong and specific atmosphere that could be heard on the artist's previous releases is also a dominant element of AUTUMNIST. The idea of using a reggae rhythms, pseudo-clarinet, opera and waltz in one track sound dodgy, however this unusual messing around genres had been used in very sensible and effective manners. All the elements of this unusual “stew” are subordinated under a “song” style within the atmosphere, so specific for ABUSE/AUTUMNIST.

Arguably the most notable upgrade since "The Great Outdoors" is the live rhythm section as AUTUMNIST as well as the true analogue synths as opposed to ABUSE's extended use (or abuse?) of samples. The Autumnist is a sophisticated record full of strong melodies that opens into a large space designed for the listener with daydreaming or melancholic tendencies. The extended cooperation with the other members of the live band as well as the use of acoustic instruments further matures the artist's direction established by Durajka's previous releases.


released January 11, 2009

Vlado Durajka (composition, electronics, rhodes, melodica, samples), Mates Homola (drums, trumpet), Martin Turzik (bass), DJ Hlavolam (scratches), Juro Planovsky (electric guitar), Tracy Miller (voice, lyrics)



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Autumnist Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia

A hypnotic blend of up-to-date electronica with genre crossing as its manifest. In its wide-spectral electronic mix AUTUMNIST (formerly ABUSE) combines ambient with soundwalls of breakbeat and hip-hop beats, hi-tech courses with lo-fi pop, bizzare movie-like atmospheres with extraterrestrial folklore. ... more

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