Hats off to the Unsound programming department – their latest brace of additions is typically excellent.
The festival now boasts a veritable Modern Love supergroup in the form of Andy Stott & Demdike Stare, presenting a bespoke collaborative composition. Eutectic has been written with Unsound’s “interference” theme in mind, and will be performed by the trio entirely on hardware. They’ll be given a run for their money by another charmed collaborative project, The Mulholland Free Clinic – aka Juju & Jordash, Move D and Jonah Sharp. Their live show promises freeform house and techno, cooked up on the fly using analogue apparatus and other non-laptop kit.
Downwards head honcho Regis will present Necklace Of Bites, a disordered and resequenced journey into the producer’s extensive back catalogue. Forest Swords – the man responsible for 2010’s essential Dagger Paths, which claimed the No. 1 spot in our favourite albums of 2010 list – will also be presenting a slew of new material. Hessle Audio’s Pearson Sound is confirmed, as are racket-maker Pete Swanson and skewed Norwegian singer Jenny Hval.
Further additions include: Oren Ambarchi, performing his fine ‘Knots’ piece with Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia; a White Material showcase; RADIAN offshoot Innode; and Polish act Stara Rzeka. They join the likes of Robert Rich, Porter Ricks, Monolake, King Midas Sound, Karenn and Tropic Of Cancer.
Unsound will run from October 13-20 in Krakow – head here for tickets and further information. More names are, of course, yet to be announced.