FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021
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
NEXT SHOW IS.. FRIDAY 15th OCT 2021
WE HAVE NOT ONE BUT TWO ALBUMS COMING OU THIS YEAR..
DEUX - 24th SEPTEMBER
SPOMENIK - NOVEMBER
BOTH VERY DIFFERENT, DEUX WEAS WRITTEN IN THE SIMILAR MOOD TO OUR DEBUT ALBUM 'LOST' WHERE AS 'SPOMENIK' IS A SOLID STARK ELECTRONIC ALBUM, STILL MAINTAINING MELODY AMONGST THE MACHINES.
WE ARE SUPER PROUD OF ALL THREE OF THEM AND CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO HEAR THEM..
STAY SAFE, WASH YOUR MITTS AND 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.