Stratosfear

Stratosfear

by Unisex
     
 

Unisex officially came together in 1996, after two former members of the Telescopes -- Stephen Lawrie and Jo (Joanna Doran) -- began working with film music composer Nick Hemming to record soundtrack music for a low-budget U.K. movie, A Room for Romeo Brass. It's this bit of fact which might provideSee more details below

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Unisex officially came together in 1996, after two former members of the Telescopes -- Stephen Lawrie and Jo (Joanna Doran) -- began working with film music composer Nick Hemming to record soundtrack music for a low-budget U.K. movie, A Room for Romeo Brass. It's this bit of fact which might provide you with your first clue as to how to approach this mostly-instrumental effort. There's sonic evidence that this band is delving deeper than most bands who trick up pretty harmonies with ominous crashing waves of distorted guitars and the kind of reverb/echo exploration that My Bloody Valentine or their American-bred space rock brethren (Füxa, Third Eye Foundation, Windy & Carl, et. al) have already explored. Fortunately, there's an underlying, subterranean pop groove throughout each track, a few of which feature Stephen Lawrie's vocals. Along with the vocoder-laden opener "The Full Force Of the Sun" -- which sounds strangely like early Pink Floyd-meets modern day avante-gardists Add 'N' to 'X' -- the rest here also feels similar, stylistically (too much so) to previous recordings by Appliance, Air, and even Portishead.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
Double Agent Records
UPC:
0786851354621
catalogNumber:
16

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Performance Credits

Unisex   Primary Artist
Dan Thompson   Drums
Angus Wallace   Sampling
Stephen Lawrie   Electric Bass,Vocals,Sampling,Vibes,Vocoder,fender rhodes,Casio,Tremolo
Foz   Electric Bass,Double Bass
Nick Hemming   Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Triangle,Cabasa,cowbell,Guiro,spanish guitar,E-bow,Flexatones

Technical Credits

Paul Sullivan   Mastering
Peter Green   Sleeve Design
Angus Wallace   Producer,Engineer
Unisex   Arranger
Joanna Doran   Contributor
Stephen Lawrie   Producer,Contributor
Nick Hemming   Contributor

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