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Written by Guillermo Escudero   
domingo, 28 julio 2019

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UnicaZürn | “Sensudestricto” | Touch | 2019
  UnicaZürn | “Sensudestricto” | Touch | 2019
“Sensudestricto”, último trabajo de UnicaZürn, compuesto por el ex COIL Stephen Thrower y David Knight. Knight toca la guitarra y sintetizadores y Stephen Thrower, saxofón, lengüeta y teclados.
UnicaZürn emergió en 2009 a partir de The Amal Gamal Ensemble, un grupo de improvisación en vivo.
También en UnicaZürn hay improvisación, aunque finalmente la música entra al estudio en donde se hace un trabajo muy riguroso.
UnicaZürn tiene una historia que data de 1980. Knight fue guitarrista y co-compositor de la influyente banda de pop art Danielle Dax y contribuyó con su guitarra a la poesía oscura de Karl Blake en Shock Headed Peters. También trabaja como Arkkon, un proyecto en solitario que se concentra en la música electro-minimalista. Los créditos de Thrower incluyen ocho años en Coil, con quien grabó los álbumes seminales “Scatology”, “Horse Rotorvator” y “Love's Secret Domain”.
Actualmente es la mitad del dúo electro-psicodélico Cyclobe junto a Ossian Brown. En solitario, sus créditos incluyen partituras para las películas “Hell's Ground” (2007) y “Down Terrace” (2009).
Su último álbum “Sensudestricto”, cuarto disco del dúo y segundo para Touch, editado en abril de este año despliega una atmósfera intrigante que se mueve por las aguas del ambient experimental con un matiz oscuro y orgánico.

“Into Burning Labyrinths (Fuse-Fire-Seed)” con su órgano envolvente e hipnótico se abre paso por los laberintos sombríos. Mientras “Stems of the Shadowmind” tiene varias capas, un manto que cubre la superficie con lavados de ambient, los teclados formando un loop y el saxo sinuoso de Thrower que pone la nota de calidez a la penetrante atmósfera. En las profundidades emerge “A Gulp of Moss, a Breath of Stone” con sus viñetas abstractas de espirales de sinstetizadores. A medida que avanza esta pista, nos adentramos a un tunel oscuro que asemeja a la banda sonora de una película agonizante e intrigante.
“Frozen Scars and Laudanum” con su carácter épico y su forma clásica despliega una belleza sin límites.
UnicaZürn con “Sensudestricto” muestran su luz creativa y sensibilidad nuevos horizontes de la música de avanzada.

Guillermo Escudero
Mayo 2019
 
"Sensudestricto" is the new album release of English duo UnicaZürn, composed by former COIL Stephen Thrower and David Knight. Knight plays the guitar and synths and Stephen Thrower is on saxophone, reed and keyboards. UnicaZürn emerged in 2009 from The Amal Gamal Ensemble, a live improvisation group. Also in UnicaZürn there is improvisation, although finally the music goes into the studio where a very rigorous work is done. UnicaZürn has a history dating back to 1980. Knight was guitarist and co-composer of the influential pop art band Danielle Dax and contributed with his guitar to the dark poetry of Karl Blake in Shock Headed Peters. He also works as Arkkon, a solo project that focuses on electro-minimalist music. The credits of Thrower include eight years in COIL, with whom he recorded the seminal albums "Scatology", "Horse Rotorvator" and "Love's Secret Domain". He is currently half of the electro-psychedelic duo Cyclobe with Ossian Brown. Alone, his credits include scores for the films "Hell's Ground" (2007) and "Down Terrace" (2009). Their latest album "Sensudestricto", the duo's fourth record and second album for Touch, released in April of this year, displays an intriguing atmosphere that moves through the ambient waters with a dark and organic nuance. "Into Burning Labyrinths (Fuse-Fire-Seed)" with its enveloping and hypnotic organ makes its way through the shady labyrinths. While "Stems of the Shadowmind" has several layers, a mantle that covers the surface with ambient washes, the keyboards shapes a loop and the sinuous saxophone of Thrower puts the note of warmth to the penetrating atmosphere. In the depths, "A Gulp of Moss, a Breath of Stone" emerges with its abstract vignettes of synthesizers spirals. As this track advances, we go into a dark tunnel that resembles the soundtrack of an agonizing and intriguing film. "Frozen Scars and Laudanum" with its epic character and its classic form unfolds a beauty without limits. UnicaZürn with "Sensudestrict" shows its creative light and sensitivity which gives new horizons to advanced music. 

Guillermo Escudero
May 2019
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