HARDHOUND

Arc Box (Utech Records)

Author: Colin | Published: 8/5/10

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Arc Box, Utech Records

Artist Tabata Mitsuru, Suzuki Junzo, Sachiko, Zaïmph, Joshua Convey, James Plotkin, Knell, Daniel Menche, The Skull Defekts,
Title Arc Box
Label Utech Records
Year 2008
Designer Cover images by Max Aguilera-Hellweg; design by Keith Utech; box by Roger Utech; screen printing by Alan Sherry.
Music Drone, hum, roar, noise
Desktop Download image
Notes The Arc Box is a gorgeous design containing nine CDs by nine different artists. Each sleeve is tightly contained in a transparent plastic sleeve and bears a darkly beautiful image by photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg. On the reverse a delicate line graphic on a coloured, metallic ground. There’s also an artist’s statement and a limited edition print. The music is a fascinating index of hums, gratings, unexpected melody, rumbles and buzzes. The combination of the wooden box, the snug fit of the sleeves, the dark images and the music makes an experience to treasure.

Utech statement:

The Arc Series began as abstraction. Utech Records and Max Aguilera-Hellweg had previously worked together on Half Makeshift Aphotic Leech in the fall of 2006. Over the dark Wisconsin winter of 2007 the label began to sketch out a brazen idea and a means for its realization. That idea was to produce a series of releases that would marry photography and sound in such a way as to tether a varied spectrum of music with a single visual concept. Max was invited to participate and graciously accepted. The Arc Series would come to represent an alliance/arc borne among artists of disparate fields of study (music, photography, graphic design, lithography, woodworking and screen printing) and comprise the first entry in the label’s fine art catalog provoking incursion into further long-term collaborations. Each of the disks was hand assembled in an exclusive package and released in editions of five hundred copies. Nine volumes were issued from April to December 2007. As the series was met with much acclaim Utech Records decided to produce a box set to celebrate its conclusion. The Arc box is the most involved project the label has undertaken. The box is only be for sale through the Utech Records website. Each set contains all nine releases housed in a wood box hand crafted by Roger Utech and screen printed by Alan Sherry. Also included is a giclee print highlighting a photo from Max Aguilera-Hellweg’s personal collection.

The photo, Maricopa, was selected by Max and described as follows “Soup ladle and Pyrex measuring cup, autopsy, Maricopa County medical examiner, Phoenix, Arizona. The photograph is of an autopsy being performed, the medical examiner and his assistant are using a soup ladle and Pyrex measuring cup to remove liquid contents found in the abdominal cavity of the body they are examining.” Each print is signed/numbered and will be exclusive to the set. Box size 5.4375″ x 5.5625″

See also:

Sum of R, The Vulture Club (Utech Records, part 1)
Tabata Mitsuru, James Plotkin (Utech Records, part 2)


Comments

  1. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.

    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if
    you are not already ;) Cheers!

    Comment by http://tinyurl.com/quest-bars-cheap-85497 — November 24, 2019 @ 1:19 am
  2. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
    as though you relied on the video to make your point.

    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

    Comment by tinyurl.com — November 24, 2019 @ 10:24 pm
  3. Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thanks, However I am encountering problems with your RSS.

    I don’t know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it.
    Is there anyone else having identical RSS problems?
    Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

    Comment by coconut oil then — November 25, 2019 @ 6:19 pm
  4. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.

    You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away
    your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something
    informative to read?

    Comment by plenty of fish dating site — November 26, 2019 @ 5:20 am
  5. Pretty portion of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to claim that
    I get in fact loved account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing in your augment and even I fulfillment you get right of entry to constantly
    rapidly.

    Comment by ps4 games — November 28, 2019 @ 12:38 pm
  6. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would
    like to find out where u got this from. thanks a lot

    Comment by quest bars cheap — December 2, 2019 @ 6:59 am
  7. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours today,
    yet I never found any interesting article like yours.

    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.

    Comment by quest bars cheap coupon twitter — December 2, 2019 @ 10:02 pm
  8. I love it when individuals come together and share opinions.
    Great blog, stick with it!

    Comment by quest bars cheap coupon twitter — December 3, 2019 @ 4:53 pm
  9. Post writing is also a fun, if you know after that you can write otherwise it is complex to write.

    Comment by quest bars cheap — December 4, 2019 @ 1:09 am
  10. I think the admin of this web page is genuinely working hard in favor of his web
    site, since here every stuff is quality based stuff.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 6, 2019 @ 4:43 am
  11. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site.

    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s very
    hard to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal.
    I must say you have done a excellent job with this. Also, the blog loads
    extremely fast for me on Opera. Excellent Blog!

    Comment by ps4 games — December 6, 2019 @ 1:38 pm
  12. Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the
    issues. It was really informative. Your website is useful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

    Comment by ps4 games — December 10, 2019 @ 4:52 pm
  13. Hello, Neat post. There’s a problem along with your site in web
    explorer, could check this? IE nonetheless is
    the marketplace chief and a huge component of people will pass over your wonderful writing
    due to this problem.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 13, 2019 @ 7:57 am
  14. Hi, Neat post. There is an issue along with your web site in web explorer, would test this?
    IE still is the market chief and a large component to folks will omit your excellent writing because of this
    problem.

    Comment by coconut oil — December 15, 2019 @ 10:14 pm
  15. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried
    out right here. The sketch is attractive, your
    authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an edginess over that you
    wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly
    again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this
    increase.

    Comment by coconut oil — December 17, 2019 @ 7:01 pm
  16. Quality articles is the important to interest the users to go to see
    the web page, that’s what this site is providing.

    Comment by coconut oil — December 20, 2019 @ 2:53 am
  17. This design is incredible! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

    Comment by match.com free trial — December 29, 2019 @ 3:45 am
  18. excellent submit, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this
    sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing.
    I’m sure, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

    Comment by http://tinyurl.com/taedfgd — December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 am
  19. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

    Comment by https://russellwebster.tumblr.com/ — December 31, 2019 @ 8:09 pm
  20. It’s going to be finish of mine day, except before finish
    I am reading this enormous post to improve my experience.

    Comment by sling tv — January 1, 2020 @ 10:23 am
  21. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you amend your web site, how
    can i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a applicable deal.

    I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided brilliant transparent concept

    Comment by sling tv — January 2, 2020 @ 2:50 pm
  22. I have read a few excellent stuff here. Certainly
    value bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much effort
    you put to create this kind of wonderful informative website.

    Comment by sling tv asksylphoflight.tumblr.com — January 5, 2020 @ 12:25 am
  23. Every weekend i used to visit this site, because i want enjoyment, for the reason that this this web page conations truly
    pleasant funny data too.

    Comment by sling tv — January 7, 2020 @ 12:29 am
  24. You made some really good points there. I looked
    on the net for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

    Comment by sling tv — January 14, 2020 @ 7:03 am
  25. I all the time used to read paragraph in news papers but now
    as I am a user of net thus from now I am using net
    for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

    Comment by sling tv — January 18, 2020 @ 12:16 pm

Comment?

To submit your comment and help me with comment spam,
please do this sum and then click Submit Comment above, thanks:

What is 3 + 8 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is: