Wasatch Mecha

by Aaron Leitko

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    'Wasatch Mecha' is the second release on Atlantic Rhythms.

    Side A: Flip Flops (This Can't Happen), 0505#4, Downtown Protoculture, Extended Family (Edit)
    Side B: FDK02, 0505#6, Harmony Gold

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    Hand-screened, two color poster of Aaron Leitko's release, 'Wasatch Mecha'. Posters are 18" X 24" and printed on heavy stock matte paper. Only 20 posters were made and we have 10 left to sell.

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Thirty minutes of contemplative and cascading modular synthesizer composition from Aaron Leitko, one-half of Washington, DC's Protect-U. 'Wasatch Mecha' teeters between ambient arpeggiation and slow, beautiful tensity.


Aaron Leitko is a musician and writer based in Washington, D.C. He is a member of electronic duo Protect-U and has released music through Future Times, Planet Mu, and Mea Kusma. Wasatch Mecha gathers a number of Eurorack synthesizer pieces Leitko recorded in Spring 2015. Some were arranged and overdubbed in the studio, while others were improvised and recorded live. "FDK02" layers variations of a single melody played back using sounds generated via physical modeling. "Harmony Gold" uses notes drawn from Ethiopian Tizita ballads to create a tuneful counterpart to a rhythmic foundation of abstract digital crunch. The tape's title refers to both the Utah-Idaho mountain range and the '80s cartoon series Robotech. The latter provided indirect inspiration through its combination of hi-tech design and melodramatic storyline -- a blending of sentimentality and mechanized grace.

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released October 8, 2016

Recorded Spring 2016 at U-Udio and Airshow. Thanks Mike Petillo, Sean Peoples, Andrew Field-Pickering, Liz Maestri, Chris Richards, Fiona Griffin, Jason Letkiewicz, Dischord Office.

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Atlantic Rhythms releases deep, contemporary music on limited-run cassettes, hand-screened posters, and digital formats.

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