Big thanks to Modulator records for this thoughtful review, we are so thrilled!!!! Check out their mixtapes and artists, truly a wonderful collection!
"Lush tones radiance with a tremendous power. The production of these geometric sounds feels stunning, as the entire collection washes over the listener. Right in the center of it all are Lucia Ponticas striking vocals, whose commanding presence lends the entire collection such intensity. At times Unknown Land’s work recalls Björk’s early albums, with a perfect balance of industrial edged tenderness. How Unknown Land manages to bring this together, sweeping symphonies of icy synthesizers with neon-hued electro allows for the entire collection to display an incredible range of color."
After nine months of work, we are happy to show the world our third production, the Ep UNO , available for digital download and CDs in Bandcamp from this March 28th and soon on all streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, etc... Stay tuned !!
Check out this great review by SIDE-LINE Magazine :
"Unknown Land is a band you really have to discover. I’m deeply impressed by the very personal approach of the band"
Background/Info: Unknown Land is the meeting between a Chileen singer/producer (Lucia Ponticas) and an Australian producer (Rob Bryant). They last year released the album “33°” which sound as a delicate and artistic music caress and which has been added as extra disc on “Redline”
Content: “Redline” features 5 new songs, which are characterized by sensual female vocals. The slow rhythm patterns create a perfect twist with the singer. The music has been accomplished by delicate treatments and beautiful sequences. You rapidly get the impression joining an ethereal dimension accomplished with electronic space treatments.
Unknown Land is a band you really have to discover. I’m deeply impressed by the very personal approach of the band, which is an original mixture between sensual and somewhat ethereal vocals at one side and refined electronics at the other side. The three first tracks are worthy of examination. “Qualia” reminds me a bit of Elenna Fossi (Kirlian Camera, Spectra Paris) for the sensual and mysterious sound. I also noticed a great evolution in the global production process from the debut album towards this EP.
Both last cuts could have been a bit more elaborated. There clearly is a noticeable difference with the opening cuts, which are more accomplished.
Conclusion: Unknown Land is a real interesting discovery for its original sound and sexy vocals.
Best songs: “Foam”, “Qualia”, “Fractal”.
UKLD are featuring this week on James McGauran's outstanding blog series of Q&As. It's a really in depth interview that covers a lot of ground and includes links to our music and videos along with plenty of information about how we work together. Really excited to be part of it!
This is what music curators are already saying about this work:
"A beautifully constructed blend of electro Creep-Rock with a hefty helping of some extremely beautiful vocals. This EP is full of originality, a skill that's becoming increasingly difficult in the saturated market - UKLD are instantly recognisable in a very large ocean of acts.
The influences are too numerous to mention, from mid- career Depeche, through Nine Inch Nails and on to modern EBM - all infused with uneasy minor chord arrangements and breath-taking production.
UKLD's songcraft is second to none. The final track leaves you spinning in a maze of beauty and closes a truly brilliant release. The only issue here, is that it doesn't go on for another hour - certainly among the best stuff I've heard this year"
"Discovery of the inner self through music, a journey along our internal Nazca lines. Unknown, ancient, calling out to us to far beyond what we know and where we are"
"Unknown Land are a duo that I'm absolutely sure will leave you breathless with their wonderful and atmospheric depth of music. I can guarantee that you will be moved by their incredibly rich and pure electronic tunes and equally the amazingly haunting and magical vocals"
You can already see our second single and video of our new Ep "Redline"
This video graphically shows the idea behind the concept of QUALIA, addressed in this song, to demonstrate what would be the only arguable difference between sentient beings and artificial intelligence, perhaps in a dystopian future, perhaps right now.
Our first single and video of our new Ep "Redline" featuring the art from Julius Horsthuis.
This song uses the fractal landscapes as an aesthetic concept to represent the main idea behind the lyrics of this song.
Which is why we contacted the artist Julius Horsthuis, who provided us with videos specially to accompany "Fractal" with his amazing imagery.
You can also listen to FRACTAL at SoundCloud HERE