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Uone & Western – Odyssey 9000
Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey muses on our relationship with technology and the potential pitfalls laying ahead. This is the theme laying at the heart of ‘Odyssey 9000’. Giving in to the melancholic arpeggiator driving the track is therapeutic and introspective all at once, beautifully accentuated by the soft, grooving beat. There is restrained touch to it all, and with the introduction of bright rising strings and choir-sounding vocals this is more than just painting a picture, this is a tonic for emotional clarity.
THE LONE WRANGLERS LP:
We are all the product of our influences. This is a mantra Uone and Western honours on their debut full length ‘The Lone Wranglers’. The ten track release is a bricolage of various media: the pulp fiction of Quentin Tarantino films; the drama of Ennio Morricone scores; the psychedelia of The Doors and Pink Floyd; and a healthy nod to the spectacle of spaghetti westerns.
Uone is veteran of a decade’s worth of international club and festival performances, and over the last 5 years the Australian has been honing his studio skills with impressive precision. His epic 2018 Balance Presents compilation was a sprawling 2CD event featuring his deft production touch across 22 tracks. Western AKA Nick West is an extremely accomplished music professional servicing high profile clients in TV, movies and advertising from his Sydney-based Smith & Western studio. His talents are illuminated throughout with live vintage-sounding keys, introspective guitar recordings and other organic instrumentation.
‘The Lone Wranglers’ sounds like no other, and flourishes of psychedelia and tribal deep house conceals a futuristic interpretation on the classic American frontier. Across the release live guitars and tribal drums envelope the listener, like you are experiencing it in person at the most absorbing concert ever performed. This is by design: every instrument on the album has been recorded live, and weaved into the fabric of many tracks are spoken samples taken from an impressive collection of mediums. It is almost like taking a walk into Uone and Western’s combined subconscious.
Release date: Octuber 16th, 2020.