01 Rightangled Coil (29:51)
02 Violetouch (31:20)
Total time 61:11
Cassette released by N D , Austin, Texas, 1996
Lithuanian architect, sound artist and /vyza/ label founder Darius Čiuta, born 1966, self-released many cassettes in Lithuania during the 1990s under the Naj moniker, and was included in the ‘500 Lock Grooves by Artists’ LP on RRR in 1998. A short biography and examples of his work as architect can be found here and here. While Čiuta is known for his noise music during the 1990s, he turned to sparse electro-acoustic music in the noughties. ‘Naj on Naj’ was issued on Daniel Plunkett’s N D label, in the Reference series which also hosted releases by Miroslav Rajkowski and Rod Summer. The ‘Naj on Naj’ cassette features two tracks of musique concrète made from found objects, turntable, tapes and found sounds (e.g.: film dialog excerpts). No electronics in sight. Track #1, Rightangled Coil, is richly textured and avoids any noisy traps while negotiating its bruitist odyssey. Very listenable and comparable to Small Cruel Party. The B side is more abrasive, yet never indulges into anti- or no- music a la The Haters. Čiuta is definitely an aesthete of the genre.
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Ferumen C90, M&E
Active Spoon C90
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1994 Fixthemeteronthe zeroposition, C60, Tundra Rec.
1995 Resituation Smile, CD, Pure
1996 Naj On Naj, C60, N D
2000 Californian Sketches, CDr, Pasvires Pasaulis
2004 w/ Arturas Raila ‘Baltic Flour Mills’, CD, Autarkeia