U.V.A.
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U.V.A.

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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Aug
24
U.V.A. @ Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Jan
18
U.V.A. @ The Delancey

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jun
22
U.V.A. @ Chico's House of Jazz

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

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U.V.A.'s latest EP MVMNT is a dreamy electronic wonderland that sounds as though it were recorded at the exact moment between being awake and falling asleep. The group has created a fresh batch of synth pop from the great beyond and its awe inspiring stuff. With wondrous synths, vocals that are reminiscent of Ian Brown at his Roses best, and bubbling beats MVMNT is a lush record whose four songs are not enough quench your thirst.

From sleepy ballads ("Cassidy,") to more upbeat tunes ("Typical Queen,") MVMNT's ethereal and dreamy sounds are something to behold. This is like listening to a classic Creation or 4ad record from the early 90's that never got released. It's absolutely awesome stuff that's lost in a synthetic haze that's opulent and unearthly and U.V.A. have created something that's as close to being a goose bump moment as humanly being possible in music. MVMNT is a synth pop symphony of seductive and sensual sounds that's as lost in the haze as it is found as asleep as it is awake and as amazing as it is unreal; excellent stuff then. - POP! Stereo


UVA are an interesting bunch of musicians who have obviously spent a fair amount of time listening to the 4ad back catalog. Sounding like so many of the early artists that made the British label famous, it's almost impossible to pin down five much less one. With an ethereal almost ghost-like quality to them this group will bring to mind Dead Can Dance as much the Pixies and Gus Gus.

Their album, Ultraviolet Astronomy is truly something that belongs amongst the stars as it's a soaring airy like affair that's expansive and unearthly. Utilizing boy / girl vocals, shimmery synths, and drum machines, this trio manage to create something that sounds much richer than something a normal trio could ever hope to create. The world that is Ultraviolet Astronomy is a special one that once you arrive at you won't want to leave. At home on a dark smoky dancefloor or in a suborbital flight pattern, UVA manage to create an album that's easy on the ears and heart and Ultraviolet Astronomy is an absolute stunning record that you need in your life. - POP! Stereo


UVA are an interesting bunch of musicians who have obviously spent a fair amount of time listening to the 4ad back catalog. Sounding like so many of the early artists that made the British label famous, it's almost impossible to pin down five much less one. With an ethereal almost ghost-like quality to them this group will bring to mind Dead Can Dance as much the Pixies and Gus Gus.

Their album, Ultraviolet Astronomy is truly something that belongs amongst the stars as it's a soaring airy like affair that's expansive and unearthly. Utilizing boy / girl vocals, shimmery synths, and drum machines, this trio manage to create something that sounds much richer than something a normal trio could ever hope to create. The world that is Ultraviolet Astronomy is a special one that once you arrive at you won't want to leave. At home on a dark smoky dancefloor or in a suborbital flight pattern, UVA manage to create an album that's easy on the ears and heart and Ultraviolet Astronomy is an absolute stunning record that you need in your life. - POP! Stereo


Brooklyn electronic avant-agarde dance band Ultraviolet Astronomy have just released their new EP Mvmnt. Andrew Ranaudo, Jill Auckenthaler and Carl Ferrero create catchy and adventurous tunes. - Here Comes The Flood


Brooklyn electronic avant-agarde dance band Ultraviolet Astronomy have just released their new EP Mvmnt. Andrew Ranaudo, Jill Auckenthaler and Carl Ferrero create catchy and adventurous tunes. - Here Comes The Flood


Mvmnt is a pretty wonderful album up at Bandcamp and Cassidy is just one of the delightful as fuck jams found on it. Think Washed Out meets TV On The Radio. Brooklyn’s Ultraviolet Astronomy hits all the right marks. If you start swooning too head on over to Bandcamp to purchase “Mvmnt!” - Dance Yrself Clean


Mvmnt is a pretty wonderful album up at Bandcamp and Cassidy is just one of the delightful as fuck jams found on it. Think Washed Out meets TV On The Radio. Brooklyn’s Ultraviolet Astronomy hits all the right marks. If you start swooning too head on over to Bandcamp to purchase “Mvmnt!” - Dance Yrself Clean


If punchy rock isn’t quite your scene, then you might be interested in the music of minimalistic male-female duo Ultraviolet Astronomy (pictured above). Their Eighties-inspired shy-pop is injected with plenty of synthesized beats and sounds, and it's at once progressive and extremely melodic. Expect the group’s sophomore EP "MVMNT" out on August 2nd. - The Deli Magazine


Best of NYC Submissions, AVANT-INDIE + ELECTRO ROCK: Arpline

We have a strong suspicion that Reverb Nation is "stealing" our musical genres - after incorporating the Deli-invented "Mellow Core", we noticed they are now also using our "Avant-Indie" category. It's all good, as long as we get the credit in the "History of Indie Music Journalism" books to come!
But anyway, with the word "Avant-Indie" we refer to artists like Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear that push the indie "envelop" without venturing in 100% experimental territory (because here the word "experimental" next to "music" makes us think about Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn etc. etc. - not indie artists). Electro rockers Arpline conquered the first position here by some distance, and will therefore join the other nominated artists for the final phase of our Best of NYC Emerging Artists 2010 Poll.

Categories: Avant Indie + Electro Rock
Region: NYC + NJ + Long Island
Jurors: Deli Chicago and SF Editors

1. Arpline - NOMINATED FOR THE NEXT PHASE
2. Home Video
3. Binary Marketing Show
4. Zambri
5. Swingset Committee
6. Kristina Supergenius
7. Great Tiger
8. Mon Khmer
9. Ultraviolet Astronomy
10. PAS - The Deli


Weaving together new wave designs and synthpop sounds, Ultraviolet Astronomy create graceful melodies that soar over dissonant chordal structures; a hard percussive cornerstone ignites dancefloor madness while the dreaminess of the synths inspires introspection; the result is by turns melodious and harsh, agitated and soothing. - The Deli Mag


An excellent triple bill this past Sunday night at Galapagos combining the solo guitar and electronics of White Ribbon Highway, the solo piano and electronica of Toronto John Kameel Farah, and the duo keyboard and vocals of Ultraviolet Astronomy (a.k.a. U.V.A.) More pics on Flickr. - Feast of Music


Also known as U.V.A., this Brooklyn band brings together classically trained pianist Andrew Ranaudo with artists Jill Auckenthaler and Carl Ferrero in bucolic electropop enhanced with multimedia elements. - Time Out New York


Discography

U.V.A. (LP, 2010)
This Is Today (single, 2011)
Mvmnt (EP, 2011)

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Bio

Andrew Ranaudo formed Ultraviolet Astronomy in early 2009 as a solo project, releasing the eponymous album U.V.A. on July 6, 2010, with singer Jill Auckenthaler appearing on many songs. The EP Mvmnt was released August 2, 2011. Their single "Du Du" was used in a promotional spot for MOMA PS1 and as a backdrop for the Bill Blass Spring 2011 Collection at Lincoln Center, and their single "Stay and Jams!" was used in a commercial for cosmetics company Lancôme. Their music bridges a gap between New Wave, electropop, and classical music, and creates an ethereal sound-sensory experience – their compositions combine stylistically diverse dance beats with symphonically layered sounds and politically charged lyrics, resulting in thoughtful songs that sound as if they could have come from a nightclub in the not-too-distant-future. U.V.A. lists among the top 100 electronica acts in NYC in a recent poll by the Deli Magazine, who recommends his "progressive and extremely melodic shy-pop", and has been called “bucolic electro-pop” by Time Out New York. Simultaneously music to dance to and music to float away on, Ultraviolet Astronomy are inspired by OMD, New Order, Saint Etienne, Swell Maps, Stereolab, Young Marble Giants, Spiritualized, Spacemen 3, and more recently The xx, Likke Li, Beach House, Washed Out and Mirrors. For more information visit Ultraviolet Astronomy at www.uvamusic.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ultravioletastronomy, on Bandcamp at ultravioletastronomy.bandcamp.com/, and on Twitter @uvastronomy.