One Unique Signal
"...crater-like moments of relative calm amid a sea of noise."
“Grab your headphones and play this very, very loud.”
- Prog Magazine
“...tighter than a hipster's jeans.”
“...an outfit making considerable waves...”
- Drowned in Sound
One Unique Signal returned with their second album Aether, in November 2013, released via Genepool - a hypnotic ten track journey that effortlessly travels between noise, prog, psychedelia and stoner rock.
This second offering feels like the band’s most focussed to date. Although it is only their second full length, it is their eight release overall, making them clear contenders as one of the most hard working bands in the underground scene. ‘Luna Attractions’ packs a punch as the first track on the album, with hints of hectic Sonic Youth rock, crescendoing into glorious noise. This slides effortlessly into ‘A Beginning’ and that in turn takes a darker turn as you reach the middle of the album. ‘Amplitude’ feels like Metz, slowed down, given The Cure treatment and a Slint-esque post-rock edge. It’s quite a mix and a testament to the band’s varied influences. Aether was mastered by Sonic Boom who’s worked for MGMT as well as mastering records for Wooden Shjips and Red Krayola.
Although the band have remained an underground staple since 2002, their music has not gone unnoticed amongst the music press with Drowned in Sound hailing them as one of the capital’s best alternative bands and plays on XFM, BBC 6Music (Introducing) and Resonance FM.
Live, the band have supported Girls Against Boys, Spectrum (ex Spacemen 3), Trumans Water and Part Chimp plus many more. Members of One Unique Signal have also played in bands with Damo Suzuki (Can) and Eat Lights Become Lights alongside their well documented and ongoing association with shoegaze legends The Telescopes.
Aether is the sound of a band able to transcend their scene and wield a sound that effortlessly blends the best of their influences old and new.
The album is available via Genepool now.