Rough Trade review

Rough Trade’s review of “Rien n’existe”rough-trade_logo

“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.”



Club Integral, 2nd May 2013

Club-Integral-Wire-CropWe 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.
£5 entry

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


Photos from Servant Jazz Quarters

27th March 2013, photos by Ross Hemingway

Matt-cymbal Wide-behind Matt-tabla Nige-lap Nige-stick-close


Rien n’existe vinyl now available

Rien n'existe vinyl edition9 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
(now sold out) £14.

Copies 051-200 (without art print) £12.
Now available from our online shop.



Midnight in a Dark House film

Photographer/film-maker Robin Prime has made this special film to accompany a track from “Rien n’existe”.


London date, Servant Jazz Quarters 27/3/13

Our next live appearance will be at Servant Jazz Quarters, 10a Bradbury St, London N16 8JN (Map) on Wednesday 27th March 2013 – stage time 9.30pm, £5 entry.

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. 



Radio Al Barsha update

Reusealoud logo“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


Shrunken Planet, WFMU


WFMU logoBig thanks to Jeffrey Davison over in New Jersey for featuring tracks from “Rien n’existe” on his excellent “Shrunken Planet” Show on WFMU for the last 3 weeks running.

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.


“Rien n’existe” radio-play

Gideon CoeOur thanks go to Gideon Coe for playing “Ligurian Commune”* on BBC6 Music  on 30/1/13 and to Jeffrey Davison for playing “As Below, So Above” on his Shrunken Planet show on WFMU 2/2/13.

*mistakenly billed as “Midnight in a Dark House” but that’s two for the price of one as far as we’re concerned


Rien n’existe CD bonus tracks

If you’ve bought the CD version of “Rien n’existe” you can download 3 bonus tracks for free from Bandcamp.

Vinyl copies will come with a code to download the album with all bonus tracks.