02 agosto 2012

Il primo volume delle digressioni dal loro tradizionale repertorio fu quello dedicato alle canzoni di Robert Wyatt e di Antony & The Johnsons; oggi The Unthanks espandono la serie documentando la collaborazione e i concerti dal vivo dello scorso anno con la Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band: Diversions Vol. 2.

Diversions Vol. 2 constitutes perhaps the most daring and accomplished of musical adventures to date for The Unthanks. Their paradoxical marriage of staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure continues in the shape of brand new collaboration with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, known as the best public subscription band in the world, celebrating their second successive year as National Champions of Great Britain. The record is the culmination of a project that began as a commission from Brass: Durham International Festival, with Unthanks pianist, composer and producer Adrian McNally writing The Father’s Suite, a four movement piece in celebration of Rachel Unthank and McNally’s first child, born four weeks before the sold-out premiere in Durham Cathedral.