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Thanks to the generosity of our pledgers in 2012, we were able to release our second album “Rien n’existe” on clear vinyl and CD. This resulted in radio play on BBC6 Music (amongst others), a description from Rough Trade as “quietly beautiful” and even an appearance in Harper’s Bazaar Art magazine.
We’re back in 2015 with a new album “Description of a Flame” which we’d love you to help us bring to life. We will also donate a percentage of the amount raised by this project to Médecins Sans Frontières to assist their vital emergency medical work around the globe.
In July 2014 we went into the studio for what turned out to be a particularly fruitful day of musical improvisation with Andy Ramsay of Stereolab on recording duties. We made additional recordings at home (including special guest Shane Gilliver on lap steel guitar) and after extensive editing, found that we still had enough material to comprise a double album.
It’s fair to say that we’re both pretty excited about the results and think they represent a very positive evolution of our sound – it’s a markedly different proposition to our previous releases. You can watch the video on this page for a preview of one of the new album tracks.
The mixes have once again been mastered to a high standard by Mark Beazley (Rothko, Low Bias, Rome Pays Off). Diane Roberts who made the artwork/design so special for our previous albums will do so again for this release. Photography was carried out enthusiastically by Robin Prime for which we are very grateful.
We have a handful of special items on offer for this campaign but the main aim is to make the new album available to you before its wider release. Your valued pledge will enable us to bring this album to completion and out into the world in a physical form.
“Description of a Flame” will be released as:
• a 15 track double-vinyl album in gatefold sleeve with the first 10 copies in a special die-cut sleeve signed by Matt & Nigel.
• a 15 track single CD in vinyl replica gatefold with the first 10 copies in special flammable artwork
• a high quality MP3 download (320Kb) with digital artwork
Numbers for the physical release will be strictly limited so we would advise you to pledge now to guarantee a copy. CDs and vinyl will reach you approximately 2-3 months from now (sooner if possible, depending on production time). Please note that postage is included in the pledge price for all items.
Particularly generous contributors will be rewarded with a special thank you credit on the album artwork. All pledgers will receive exclusive MP3 out-takes from the album sessions.
Please share our project on Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, if you enjoy our music then please spread the word.
We’d like to say a massive thank you for your generosity. By choosing to support us you are allowing us to keep making our music totally independently and release it in exactly the way we intend – entirely for the benefit of the listener, not the profit of a record company.
Nigel & Matt
The Untied Knot
15 track album on hi-quality 320kb MP3 with digital artwork.
15 track album on double vinyl in gatefold sleeve. Price includes postage.
15 track album in vinyl replica gatefold sleeve. Price includes postage.
First 10 copies of 15 track album on double vinyl in special die-cut gatefold sleeve signed by Matt & Nigel. Price includes postage.
Our first album as heard on BBC6 music – 14 tracks in deluxe fully recycled packaging. Price includes postage.
Limited to 10 copies only – an exclusive companion CD-R of out-takes from the album sessions in unique hand-painted artwork. Price includes postage.
Our second album – 10 track CD in deluxe packaging featuring a bonus track not available on vinyl version. Price includes postage.
Add this to your CD or vinyl pledge and we will give you a named credit on the artwork of both the CD and vinyl editions.
First 10 copies of CD with special, flammable artwork. 15 track album in vinyl replica gatefold sleeve. Price includes postage.
Our second album – 9 track clear vinyl album with different artwork to CD.
Only 4 copies produced on black vinyl with plain white label. Package includes album sleeve (un-numbered), artwork proof, Simon Coates’ print from sold out edition, production sheet. Price includes postage.
Stylophone used on “Description of a Flame” – boxed and in full working order.
The classic portable electronic instrument as used by David Bowie and many others. Price includes postage.
All 3 albums by The Untied Knot on CD – includes “Description of a Flame”. Price includes postage.
“Description of a Flame” double album in gatefold sleeve + “Rien n’existe” on clear vinyl. Price includes postage.
For the über-fan, a complete discography of The Untied Knot.
“Description of a Flame” on special die-cut vinyl and flammable artwork CD + a contributor credit on artwork (added free of charge to this package).
“Rien n’existe” clear vinyl, black vinyl test pressing and CD
“Sketches for a Lost Summer” CD
Price includes postage.
Have your life savings at the ready.