Metavari is the moniker of American composer and graphic artist, Nathaniel David Utesch. Metavari’s dark, cinematic records make extensive use of nostalgic electronics and sampling—referencing a patchwork of electronic genres; new wave and industrial, modern electronica, and the voltage-controlled film scores that raised Generation X.
The project was conceived as a post-rock oriented full band (2008-2012), but transitioned to electronic music at the release of ‘Moonless’ in 2015. Metavari has since produced two records with Mind Over Matter (distributed by Deathwish, Inc.); ‘Oh Diane’ (2015) and ‘Tetra A.D.’ (2017); and two international releases with One Way Static (distributed by Light in the Attic); ‘Metropolis’ (2017) and ‘Symmetri’ (2017).
Metavari has toured widely in the US; sharing the stage with notable acts such as This Will Destroy You, Maserati, Tortoise, El Ten Eleven, Early Day Miners, Digitalism, Alex Cameron, Mexican Institute of Sound, Titus Andronicus, and Small Black.