We're going on tour with our chums Turin Brakes in March 2023
2nd March - Liverpool Arts Club
3rd March - Birmingham Town Hall
4th March - Manchester Cathedral
9th March - Newcastle Boilershop
10th March - Cambridge Junction
11th March - Cardiff Tramshed
12th March - Bristol - St Georges
16th March - Southampton 1865
17th March - London O2 Shephers Bush
18th March - Brighton Concorde 2
*End of tour bash as well*
Come along and say 'Hi!'
Why not pick up a badge, buy the vinyl or simply listen..
See you there!
OUT NOW ON SPUN OUT OF CONTROL
An album inspired by Cold War era concrete and steel monoliths, constructed from sounds that echo the likes of Kraftwerk, OMD and the Hacienda classics. ‘Spomenik’ is the third LP from electronic duo UNE – broadcaster Mark Radcliffe and electronic musician Paul S. Langley – following Lost and Deux. It’s a very different beast compared to its predecessors, taking largely an instrumental route. Presented as a continuous musical mix spread over two sides of limited edition vinyl – choose from ‘Spomenik Silver’ or ‘Permafrost’ clear with ice blue splatter – its sounds weave through pioneering late 70s and early 80s electronica, while being informed by 90’s and 00’s club culture. Truly monumental…
FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021
BUY IT ON GATEFOLD HEAVY WEIGHT VINYL: www.monr.co.uk
The highly anticipated sophomore album from electronic pioneers UNE Released 24th September 2021
Boutique Scottish independent label Middle of Nowhere Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Deux’ - the new album from electronic conceptualist duo UNE.
Consisting of broadcaster and writer Mark Radcliffe and techno-head and remix master Paul S Langley, this is the follow up to 2019’s debut album ‘Lost’ which received rave reviews and national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6music.
The inspiration for ‘Lost’ was phrases in foreign languages that have no equivalent in English.
Once again ‘Deux’ has an over-arching concept at its heart.
Obviously it is appropriate because UNE are a duo and this is their second album.
But there is more to it than that.
Lyricist Radcliffe became intrigued by partnerships and pairings of many different kinds.
There are songs here about bluesman Robert Johnson meeting the devil (‘Devilled’), the mythological twins Castor and Pollux (‘Gemini’), chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov taking on the BMI computer Deep Blue (‘Grandmaster’) and a sea slug that is both animal and plant (‘Half’). Mark also delves into the personal to explore his obsession and relationship with David Bowie (Kwest).
The hypnotic and elegant soundtracks of Langley are this time embellished with additional vocalists, including special guest Dr. John Cooper Clark (‘Devilled’), and guest musicians not least Gary Kemp on lead guitar (‘Kwest’).
Like its predecessor the album was mixed and mastered by Jim Spencer (New Order, The Charlatans, Doves).
The artwork features custom built robots, or automatUNEs, created by master modeller and fantasy artist Tim Olsen.
Each album also includes an exclusive modernist postcard painted by Mark and digitally enhanced by Michael Tickle.
Available on vinyl with extended versions on download, ‘Deux’ takes the listener on a journey into the magical world of UNE once more.
Oh, and the next album will definitely NOT be called ‘Trois
Mark Radcliffe, UNE
LOST - Out now on www.monr.co.uk
The Old Woollen
Thursday 8th September 2022
We're thrilled to be playing at the amazing Old Woollen venue in Farsley, Leeds.
We'll be playing tracks from Lost, Deux and Spomenik. Expect the usual banter, great tunes and a thoroughly enjoyable night, we'll even throw in a few classics that you'll know..
In the words of Leslie Crowther..
COME UNE DOWN!
We'll have all three albums available to buy:
Buy Spomenik: SPOMENIK | UNE | Spun Out Of Control (bandcamp.com)
Both very different, Deux was written in the similar mood to our debut album 'Lost' where as 'Spomenik' is a solid stark electronic album but still maintaining melody amongst the machines.
We are super proud of all three albums and can't wait for you to hear them ..
For those interested in what machines we used to make each album:
Noises: Korg M1, Roland MC505, TB303, Juno 201,
Drums: Roland TR808, TR909
Sampler: Akai S3200 XL
DAW: Logic Pro X
Noises: Korg Wavestation, Synthtrom Deluge, Arturia Microfreak
Drums: Roland TR808, TR909, Deluge and Alesis SR16
Strings: 12 part recorded live in Chester
Sampler: Akai S3200 XL, Deluge
DAW: Logic Pro X and Deluge
Noises: Arturia V Collection, ARP Odyssey, Roland TB303, NI Maschine +, Arturia Microfreak
Drums: Roland TR808, TR909, Kaoss (IOS version)
Sampler: NI Maschine +, Korg
DAW: Logic Pro X, Maschine +
SEE YOU VERY SOON X
The men from the m-UNE bring you a new-age electronic sound formed from machines and guitars.
WE ARE UNE
Two people working on a single concept
UNE are BBC 6music and Radio 2 broadcaster, musician and author Mark Radcliffe and electronica tech head Paul S Langley (Robs Records/Yeti-MusicMan/SonyBMG)
UNE is electronic music spanning many styles with a plaintive lonely voice at its heart. A happy accidental collision of man and machines.
These UNE songs are inspired by words from other languages that have no literal translation into English: Boketto, Waldeinkamseit, Saudade, Komorebi.
The music and lyrics have therefore tried to convey the feelings those words invoke.
UNE is two people working on a single concept.
UNE means one-word titles.
UNE is about being alone.
UNE is an anagram of NEU (and very nearly of ENO).
UNE is pop music for dreamers.