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Crossover Prog • Finland


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UTTU is a Finnish outfit that was founded around 2002, first and foremost as the creative vehicle of Uttu Aavas. He seeks to combine musical elements from Progressive, Ambient and World Music, and the first concrete result of this creative aim was the debut album Starlight Origin, released in 2007.

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3.33 | 5 ratings
Starlight Origin
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
Island Scapes
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Aerodynamic
2015

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4.09 | 2 ratings
Gateway To Magellan - DVD
2011

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UTTU Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 2 ratings
Vega Messenger 2012
2012

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 Vega Messenger 2012 by UTTU album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2012
5.00 | 2 ratings

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Vega Messenger 2012
Uttu Crossover Prog

Review by Emerald

5 stars VEGA MESSENGER is single, released in the year 2012. Progressive Symphonic Rock. from U.T.T.U.'s Album concept, named Island Scapes, originally composed in 2009.

Island Scapes , theme songs were performed Live in several Art Concerts.

U.T.T.U. - VIDEOS ... https://uttumusic.wordpress.com/videos/

U.T.T.U. - WRITTEN IN STARS ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/348794019

U.T.T.U. - MAGELLAN - ALBUM TOUR ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/306713212

U.T.T.U. - MYCELIUM - LIVE ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/125036996

U.T.T.U. - AERODYNAMIC TOUR ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/125038801

- Musicians & Artists :

- AAVAS - Composer, Guitars, Keyboards & percussion - LUISA - Studio vocals - MAZA - Live percussion, Acoustic Guitar - NINNI - Oriental dance , Studio vocals

- ROBIN DEWAN - Didgeridoo - Guest Artist - MAIJA & CO - Live dancers

 Starlight Origin by UTTU album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.33 | 5 ratings

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Starlight Origin
Uttu Crossover Prog

Review by Emerald

4 stars UTTU - STARLIGHT ORIGIN - ALBUM REVIEW - from ITALY ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UTTU IS A FORCE, MYSTIC, FREE AND INDEPENDENT SPIRIT. MUSIC PROJECT PROFOUND SYMBIOSIS WITH NATURE AND EVERY SINGLE ELEMENT. IT IS LIKE THIS THAT THE AMBIENCE FINDS AN INFINITE SPACE, WHICH SHOWERS THE WORLD-MUSIC IN SIDEREAL VISIONS.

IT'S TOTALITARIAN AND PURE EXPERIENCE, NOT CONTAMINATED BY DOMINATING CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STYLES, IN WHICH UTTU BRINGS THE CONCEPT OF SENSITIVENESS TO A SUPERIOR LEVEL.

MUSIC CREATOR PROVES OVER AGAIN ON AMBIENT / SPACE / PROG ROCK ALBUM , THAT THERE IS NO DUPLICATE TO HIS UNIQUE SOUND. ON THE CONTRARY, IT IS A COMPILATION OF EMOTIVE INTERACTION HEARD IN THIS MUSIC THAT HE EXPRESSES THROUGHOUT NOTES AND SOUND.

IT IS EXTRAORDINARY HOW SUCH A BROAD AND ENTWINED MUSICAL GENRE CAN HOLD SO MANY INTIMATE THINGS. I THINK A BOW WOULD BE IN ORDER WHEN MEETING UTTU, A SIGN OF RESPECT WORTHY THE QUALITY OF MUSIC (WHICH IS GOD DAMN GOOD) LIBERATE YOUR SELF FROM EVERYTHING THAT ISN'T MUSIC ITSELF. "IT IS IN THE SMALL BOTTLES THAT THE WINE IS GOOD."

- Pietro Terzi

Artists and Bands , ITALY

- U.T.T.U. Album reviews - Official band website. Read More: ... https://uttumusic.wordpress.com/feedback/

 Gateway To Magellan - DVD by UTTU album cover DVD/Video, 2011
4.09 | 2 ratings

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Gateway To Magellan - DVD
Uttu Crossover Prog

Review by Emerald

4 stars GATEWAY To MAGELLAN - DVD was released originally in year 2011. First Edition of DVD - Was Sold out! during Concert Tour

NEW Video Collage - MAGELLAN ALBUM TOUR , was published in year 2021. Special introduction, to Bands Live Tour & Visual Arts. (See MAGELLAN ALBUM TOUR - Video Link )

U.T.T.U. MUSIC VIDEOS ... https://uttumusic.wordpress.com/videos/

U.T.T.U. - MAGELLAN - ALBUM TOUR ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/306713212

U.T.T.U. - WRITTEN IN STARS ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/348794019

U.T.T.U. - MYCELIUM - LIVE ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/125036996

U.T.T.U. - AERODYNAMIC TOUR ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/125038801

- Musicians & Artists :

- AAVAS - Composer, Guitars, Keyboards & percussion - LUISA - Studio vocals - MAZA - Live percussion, Acoustic Guitar - NINNI - Oriental dance , Studio vocals

- ROBIN DEWAN - Didgeridoo - Guest Artist - MAIJA & CO - Live dancers

... U.T.T.U. - Album Reviews - Official Band website. Read More: ... https://uttumusic.wordpress.com/feedback/

 Starlight Origin by UTTU album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.33 | 5 ratings

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Starlight Origin
Uttu Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars F*****ck! I just accidentally lost my nearly finished review. I start all over, hoping I more or less memorize it, but I'll be shorter this time.

Uttu is an obscure Finnish artist with no reviews yet here at all. This is Uttu's only album, but there's surprisingly also a DVD release listed. To my ears Uttu doesn't exactly sound like a person's actual name, but the artist bio reveals the full name to be Uttu Aavas, which however is not mentioned anywhere on this release. So, it's a one-man band. Apart from two ladies credited for vocals, Uttu plays everything by himself.

The album is basically instrumental despite some wordless vocals and spoken parts. My closest reference would be GANDALF, the Austrian one-man act. The music operates somewhere between ambient and New Age with slight World flavours, most notably in the dreamy 12-minute opening piece 'Seeds of Knowledge' due to flutes in it. It also makes me think of Mike Oldfield's most NewAgey stuff (e.g. Voyager, Light + Shade...). For the spacey approach and some guitar or synth parts you might also think of Floydian diamonds shining or the 80's/90's Tangerine Dream stuff with some female voices.

The rest of the album continues in the similar direction but does so in a good way, resulting as a coherent, harmonic and slightly other-worldly, imagination- provoking musical voyage. For a listener without any interest towards New Age this probably is a boring listen though. Much of the album could be labelled as Electronic Music, comparable to the second generation German artists such as Software or Deuter. The -IC- (Innovative Communication) label used to release a lot of various artists compilations in the 90's, and Uttu's shorter pieces such as 'Hycelium' or 'Essence' would fit in quite well.

The final piece 'Sunday Dreamin'' contains the most notable spoken parts (talking about cozy and lazy sunday life) attached to the dreamy instrumental music, and frankly they bring the music a bit down from the euphoric heights. I'd prefer it without Uttu's voice.

I didn't expect much -- the used cd I bought cheaply had been unsold since 2015 -- but I am positively surprised by the high level of production. How come this artist has remained so obscure? Where is he now? 3,5 stars actually!

Thanks to windhawk for the artist addition.

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