Rough Trade’s review of “Rien n’existe”…
“The Untied Knot have, on “Rien N’Existe” constructed a meditative space and slowly poured in slow, unfurling melodic strands and chimes that solidify over time. With some gorgeous acoustic guitar arpeggiation providing a harmonic bed for sailing e-bow and synth, “Rien N’Existe” is an accomplished step into a womb-like sonic existence, warm, enveloping and quietly brilliant in it’s dynamics.”
We will be playing at the excellent Club Integral “Home to the uncategorisable”
Thursday 2nd May 2013, 8.30pm
at The Others, 6-8 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA.
Also playing Smoo, Poulomi and… you me & us – featuring legends of underground rock/jazz: Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Chris Cutler (Henry Cow, Art Bears) & Yumi Hara Cawkwell (The Artaud Beats, Frank Chickens)
Live visuals by Rucksack Cinema
27th March 2013, photos by Ross Hemingway
9 track clear vinyl LP in individually numbered edition of 200 with download code for 13 track 320KBps MP3 version.
Artwork/design by Diane Roberts Design.
First 50 contain an art print by Simon Coates
(nearly sold out) £14.
Copies 051-200 (without art print) £12.
Now available from our online shop.
Photographer/film-maker Robin Prime has made this special film to accompany a track from “Rien n’existe”.
Also playing is Isnaj Dui whose glitchy neo-impressionistic music using flutes, home-made dulcimers and electronics has received extensive play on Radio 3′s Late Junction and BBC 6 Music.
“Microdot -Radio Al Barsha Version” the sound-art deconstruction created by Simon Coates and Zahra Jewanjee using our track “Microdot” as part of its source material will be gathering some exposure in the very near future.
Graham Dunning will feature the track on his show on London’s NTS Radio on Friday 22/2/13.
It will also feature as part of the month long Reuse Aloud exhibition and radio broadcast presented by Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema and The NewBridge Project throughout March 2013.
Reuse Aloud is curated by Will Strong and Rosanna Skett and will examine the art of using old and existing compositions to make something new, and ask questions about originality in the digital age.
Throughout March a radio booth will be installed in the NewBridge Project Space and it will broadcast 24 hours a day on basic.fm.
Rolling Stone Magazine, The Village Voice, CMJ and the New York Press have all at one time or another called WFMU “the best radio station in the country”. In recent years the station has gained a large international following due its online operations and counts Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, film director Jim Jarmusch and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed, among others, as devoted fans of the station.
*mistakenly billed as “Midnight in a Dark House” but that’s two for the price of one as far as we’re concerned