Permutopia (2010)

Permutopia is an assemblage of found sound — tape loops, turntable manipulations and field recordings combined into textured compositions. Based on 6 different visions of utopia — from techno-agrarian island idylls to anarchic moon colonies — sound is used as an evocation of new forms of living.

Taking its cues from the work of superstudio, Ursula K. Le Guin, Aldous Huxley, Ivor De Wolfe and others, the work is a tribute to past futures.

Permutopia was recorded by cacao, April-July 2009 in Hackney, London. The download comes with six original pieces of artwork.

“A stunningly beautiful piece of work…”
Drowned In Sound

“Glitches & judders work the more obviously pretty into something richer & deeper…”
Lend Me Your Ears

01 Life Without Objects 06:11
02 Kallipolis 09:18
03 For Civilia 02:33
04 Anarres 09:53
05 Circum Europa 03:15
06 Palanese 07:53

Format License Download
MP3 CC-Attribution-SA (.zip, 85MB)