Utopia or Oblivion

Release | Various Artists | Edition of 300 transparent blue double vinyl

Constructive, 2023

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“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it might qualify for continuance in the Universe.”

Utopia Or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity, R. Buckminster Fuller

Utopia or Oblivion’, is a new compilation on Constructive, featuring ten artists inspired by the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, with each track inspired and in response to Fuller’s work specifically Utopia or Oblivion’, first published in 1963.

“From the irregular glitch pop scintillation of ‘How Would I Be? What Would I Do’ by German artist & founding member of To Rococo Rot, Robert Lippok, to the heartfelt ambient and seraphic voices of ‘Afterimage’ by Japanese artist Tujiko Noriko (Editions Mego, PAN, Room40), through to the tensile, eruptive, dub-contoured emittances of ‘Tensegrity Rhythms’ by Peruvian experimental composer Ale Hop (Karlrecords).

Elsewhere, there are appearances from the Bafta-nominated composer Adam Janota Bzowski (Saint Maud OST), musician & Constructive co-founder Adrian Corker, London-based experimentalist No Home, Italian artist & NTS Radio resident Silvia Kastel (Blackest Ever Black, Palto Flats, Youth), British sound artist David Prior, and a unique collaboration between the British DIY experimental musician Richard Skelton & Corey Fuller, a descendant of R. Buckminster Fuller.”

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