Existence Ep

by Johnny Utterback

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"Existence EP" by Counterspark is filled with a warm, rustic color palette and sun-washed sonic atmospheres, which it aptly captures in the cover art. The EP expresses a delicacy in sonic depth, with subtle layering of sounds that provide a rich timbre and offer more thorough listening.

"Existence EP" is forward in its celebration of nature with a short and sweet presentation. With simple song titles like "Dawn" and "Highways", Counterspark seems to evoke a common duality of nature in opposition to industry. The critique, sonically, is soft-spoken buried within melody and murky atmospheric ambience. Comprised of four beatless songs, "Existence EP" feels like an optimistic outlook across countryside mixed with subtle melancholia from encroaching industry.

Realeased on Archaic Horizon netlabel, 08 Jan 2009


released January 9, 2009

Music and Art by Johnny Utterback




Johnny Utterback Richmond, Virginia

Johnny Utterback is a graphic designer and photographer by trade who has been experimenting with audio for over a decade, formerly under the moniker ‘counterspark’. Primarily focused on ambient electronica, Johnny pulls inspiration from his work in the visual realm and distills that into sound. Johnny has done several remixes for a variety of artists and is featured on Chino Amobi’s PARADISO. ... more

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