Out now on Stranger Records
Google ‘Uquine’ and you’re asked, “Did you mean unique?” The creator’s identity is encoded into pretty much the music alone. Space expands. Constellations rewind. Words flow like mercury. Evidence of a restless mind with one foot in this world and the other in another dimension, eyes seem firmly fixed firmly on the stars.
First offering ‘Voyager’ was featured as Lauren Laverne’s MPFree on 6 Music today. Influenced by the NASA space probe – a reoccurring motif for Uquine – it channels human preoccupations with love and longing. Inner journeys are played out against the backdrop of deep space. The universal and the personal fold into one another continually.
Uquine has created ‘Deconstructed’, a set of ambient variations, deconstructions and exploded parts of ‘Voyager’ and another track ‘Soul Effigy’. Download the intriguing collection for free here.
Shares ‘Deconstructed’ set
Uquine mixes self-taught guitar, bass and keyboards with electronica, as well as found sounds and voices that range from the heavenly blast of a battered pump organ (inherited from an eccentric grandmother) and the voice of the Dalai Lama, to a striking match and the clunk of the Mario Brothers coin drop FX.
While little is known about this sonic explorer, we do know that the artist was born in 1995, some twenty years after Voyager 2 exited earth’s atmosphere. Incredibly most of his music to date was written between the ages of 15 and 18 in the attic bedroom of his terraced family home in Penzance.
Like the depressed economy that exists behind the sun-kissed façade of Cornish holiday brochures, a darkness lurks at the heart of this music like the abandoned mine shafts that pepper the landscape like black holes.
Wander round inside his head and find out a little more at uquine.com/mind
‘Voyager’ is out now on Stranger Records
Watch the visual for ‘Voyager’ here