Uriarra Road

by y0t0

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Uriarra Road by y0t0 is a Russian novel of Australian rural decay; 14 tracks of densely layered processed guitar, crowd melody, rain noise, electronic manipulation and birdsong.

Inspired by the film ‘In The Winter Dark’, Uriarra Road charts the decline of an outback town chasing survival as industry money crawls back to the city limits; left in its place is a confused and aging collective memory, drunk on nostalgia and the feral rantings of a right wing press.

Cabin fever, writ large.

y0t0, or Year Of The Ox, is the solo project of Charles Sage of Hessien; previous EPs No Myths and Baraku have been reconstructions of dialogue from documentaries No Maps For These Territories and Goddo Supiido Yuu! Burakku Emparaa, but Urriara Road sees a full album’s exploration of the hope found in abandonment, using a broad palette of field recordings, guitar noise, sparse electronica, minimal beats and bottom end drone.

Helping y0t0 map the town in question are Downliners Sekt, Jasper TX, Ghosting Season, Field Rotation, Spheruleus, Relmic Statute and Seaworthy, all of whom navigate the intersections and resentful front rooms of Uriarra Road with skeletal reinterpretations of the main street.


released July 29, 2011

Guitar on "Ida's Dream"by Ben Carter.
Vocals on "2:55am" by Jane Sage.
Remixes by Downliners Sekt, Jasper TX, Ghosting Season, Field Rotation, Spheruleus, Relmic Statute and Seaworthy.
Mastered by Taylor Deupree.
Text in artwork from "Six Days On The Mountains Of Cowley" by John Gale.
Artwork by Charles Sage, Ian Hazeldine and Dan Crossley.
Film by Ian Hazeldine.


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Track Name: Black Ice
1. hazard - an unavoidable danger or risk, often foreseeable
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Spheruleus)
2. groupthink - taking irrational actions that dehumanize others, often without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints
Track Name: They Mostly Come At Night. Mostly
3. expectancy - an interest held by a person who may receive something (as a bequest) in the future but has no enforceable right to it
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Field Rotation)
4. decay - to decline in excellence or prosperity; deteriorate
Track Name: Ida's Dream
5. deprive - to remove or withhold from the possession of another
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Jasper TX)
6. cause - make common cause, to unite in a joint effort; work together for the same end
Track Name: Children Overboard
7. denial - disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Seaworthy)
8. forfeit - something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract
Track Name: The Circumstances In Which They Come
9. remote – distant in time
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Relmic Statute)
10. reversal - a change to an opposite condition, direction, or position
Track Name: Requiem For Ida's Dream
11. redeem – to make amends for
Track Name: Uriarra Road (Ghosting Season)
12. diversion - the act of diverting from a specified course
Track Name: 2:55am
13. desertion - wilful abandonment, without consent and in breach of obligations
Track Name: Uriarra Crossing/Mirror Condensation (Downliners Sekt)
14. exit - a way out; door or gate by which people may leave

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