unmen are giles perring and nick cash. Their first two albums 'Love Under Water and other motion picture music' and 'Music In Motion' blaze untrod paths through the long grass. Their music is hallmarked by bravura massed drumming, banshee wails of very electric guitar and soundscapes that drip with connotations of spies, religion and insomniac obsession.
'Very unpleasant and frightening...should get music banned from the airwaves' - David Quantick in NME
'unmen are out on their own - they investigate, invent, dazzle and defy description' - MIKE BARNES in The Wire
When they need to augment their sound for live work and tunes like 'Dark Shuffle', unmen bring together the unkestra. The floating multi-bass, multi-drum line-up includes:
Simon King [The Kenny Process Team, Orchestre Murphy] bass gtr
Nic Potter [Van der Graaf, Peter Hammill] bass gtr
Julia Farrington [Echo City] bass gtr
Ivor Kallin [Ya Basta, London Electric Guitar Orchesta] double bass
Guy Evans [Echo City, Van der Graaf] drums
Geraldine Griffiths drums
Chris Silvey [Orchestre Murphy, Grateful Dub] keyboards/trumpet
Paul Mackie [The Scars] keyboards/guitar
James Waite [Kilgore Trout] keyboards
Alan Wilkinson [Ya Basta, Hession/Wilkinson/Fell] saxophones
Rob Mills [Echo City, Big Buddha] saxophones
Mannie Burn vocals
Ian Tregoning [Inky Blackness, Yello] sound.
'love under water - and other motion picture music'
Some Bizzare SBZ CD 010
Dig That Crazy Grave; The Man From The Bomb; Love Under Water; Gay Scene; The Domes Of Mars; The Unsleep Part 1; The Wind From Nowhere; The Soft way; Love Under water [reprise]; Gay Scene [Remix] The Unsleep Part 2; Tomorrow And Tomorrow
'music in motion'
Brief Encounter; Trafic; Fast Trafic; The Swarm; Prepare To Bomb The Countryside; Also With You [Traditional Version]; The Honey Siege; Alive With You.
Vinyl Japan LEBCD34
Gary; The Return Of The Johnson Five; Dark Shuffle
Limited edition numbered mini album featuring the unkestra available by mailorder only
Are you in the USA? Go to the Artistshop to buy unmen records
see also 'Volume 6' - Total Record Co. 6VCD6
'Rhythmworx' - Music Library CD available from The Extreme Music Library [email Extreme], Greenland Place 115-123 Bayham Street, London NW1 0AG. Tel: 44 171 485 0111