Unicornucopia

by Some Some Unicorn

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    In 6 panel digifile with original artwork by Ruth Green

    Includes unlimited streaming of Unicornucopia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

Some Some Unicorn has evolved from an online collaborative project into a free flowing collective of improvising musicians, poets and artists who value shared experience and community. The band is led by composer and improviser Shaun Blezard and started during his time as New Voice Composer with Sound and Music. The first SSU album was Some Some Unicorn and The Golden Periphery.

Since the debut album SSU has evolved into a remarkable live experience. Live the outfit is between 8 and 14 strong and is always different, drawn from many genres but with a focus in free improv, jazz and ambient drone. Touching points for the SSU sound are Alex Cline Ensemble, Talk Talk, Spontaneous Music Ensemble and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble.

The second SSU album Unicornucopia was the result of a successful crowd funding campaign and features tracks recorded live in the studio, with limited overdubs. Studio sessions were held in Salford, London, Lancaster and Ulverston. Unicornucopia is released in September 2016 and features over 50 players.

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released September 3, 2016

Nadeem Ashraf: Piano (1) :: Lou Barnell: Vocals (1) :: Melaina Barnes: Vocals (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Shaun Blezard: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) - Banjo (1) - Electronics (All) - Hand Bells (4) :: Dan Brassington: Holy Cymbals & Voice (1) :: Maja Bugge: Cello (1, 4, 7, 9) :: Chris Bywater: Miniak & Voice (1) :: John Cameron: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) :: Paul Clark: Tenor & Alto Sax (1, 4, 7, 9) - Hand Bells (4) :: Nick Cooper: Drums (1) :: Graham Dowdall: Electronics (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Simon Fox: Trombone (1, 8) - Bass (2) - Guitar (5) - Banjo (6) - Musical Saw (9) :: Gus Garside: Double Bass (1) :: Ann Grant: Words (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Andrew Greaves: Electronics (1) :: Stephen Grew: Piano (1, 3, 4, 7, 9) - Hand Bells (4) :: Phil Hargreaves: Baritone Sax (1,2,3,7) - Tenor Sax (5,6,9) - Flute (4,10) - Soprano Sax (8) :: Anton Hunter: Guitar (1, 2, 3, 7) :: Keith Jafrate: Tenor Sax (1, 2, 3, 7) :: Stephen Kerfoot: Trumpet (1) :: Annie Kerr: Violin (1) :: Steve Lewis: Vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9) - Hand Bells (4) :: Christine Lim: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) :: Daniel Mackenzie: Electronics (1) :: Stuart Metcalfe: Guitar (4) :: Alexx O'Shea: Saxophone (1, 2, 3, 7) - Shaker (3) :: Chris Parfitt: Reeds (1) :: Diane Parsons: Bass (1) :: James Parsons: Drums (1) :: Hervé Perez: Shakuhachi (1, 4) - Alto Sax (3, 4, 5, 7) - Dorje Bell (6) :: Judith Petty: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) :: Mariam Rezaei: iPad & Voice (1) :: Ali Rigg: Vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9) - Hand Bells (4) :: Matt Robinson: Clarinet (1, 4, 9) Hand Bells (4) :: Daniel James Ross: Electronics & Piano (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Richard Sanderson: Melodeon (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Dirk Serries: Guitar (1, 2, 3, 6) :: Stephen Shiell: Objects (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Ian Simpson: Guitar (1, 2, 3, 7) :: Becca Snow: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) :: Jake Stoddart: Trumpet (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Alistair Strachan: Flugelhorn (1) :: Jamie Sturrock: Shakuhachi (1) :: Thee Alex: Dulcimer (1) - Vocals (2) - Singing Bowls (4) - Electronics (5) :: Ian Thompson: Cello (1, 6, 8, 10) :: Dave Tompkins: Double Bass (1, 3, 7) :: Kath Tyldesley: Electronics (1, 2, 3, 7) :: Mike Tyldesley: Alto Sax (1, 2, 3, 7) :: Steve Varden: Electronics & Percussion (1, 4, 9) - Hand Bells (4) :: Keith Washington: Vocals (1, 2, 5, 8) :: Hannah White Vocals ( 1, 6, 8, 10) :: Richard Wilson: Percussion (1) :: Arthur Wrennall: Guitar (1) :: Phoebe Wright-Spinks: Vocals ( 1, 6, 8, 10)

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Shaun Blezard is a composer and improviser working with digital technology.

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