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Big Bam Boom

by UNI

Genre: Rock: 90's Rock
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1. Submarine
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2. Cure Me
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3. Intrepidus Fugit
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4. A Lemur's Tale
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5. Pied Spider
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6. Bump and Grind
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7. Sawblades
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8. Go Deep
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9. Cha Cha Yo Mama
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Sinister electronic bachelor pad music" is one description of the unique acid jazz-style music produced as part of UNI's show. Beginning in 1997, the band has rapidly won a following for its unique sound and floor show including background videos and belly dancing. UNI provides a potent mixture of rich textural backdrops underneath a mist (or hailstorm) of spontaneous improvisation, mutation, and groove. The audience of an Uni show is not cheated from witnessing the music, as the musicians create and experience it for the first time with them.

Sinister electronic bachelor pad music" is one description of the unique acid jazz-style music produced as part of UNI's show. Beginning in 1997, the band has rapidly won a following for its unique sound and floor show including background videos and belly dancing. UNI provides a potent mixture of rich textural backdrops underneath a mist (or hailstorm) of spontaneous improvisation, mutation, and groove. The audience of an UNI show is not cheated from witnessing the music, as the musicians create and experience it for the first time with them.

Acid Jazz

Sinister electronic bachelor pad music" is one description of the unique acid jazz-style music produced as part of UNI's show. Beginning in 1997, the band has rapidly won a following for its unique sound and floor show including background videos and belly dancing. UNI provides a potent mixture of rich textural backdrops underneath a mist (or hailstorm) of spontaneous improvisation, mutation, and groove. The audience of an Uni show is not cheated from witnessing the music, as the musicians create and experience it for the first time with them.

The latest chapter of UNI reveals that the band has a established a permanent lineup featuring musicians Jon Mattox, Bill Knight, Dave Goode, John Fumo, Howard Ulyate, Bernard Yin. Collectively, these Los Angeles based artists have performed with El Vez, The Young Dubliners, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dread Zeppelin, Bill Ward, and more. Also, Melody White works the stage with her bellydancing, and multimedia enhancements are executed by Aaron Goffman. - Surfer boy, Bernard Yin (guitarist), has left his mark in bands as diverse as Samba Hell, Medicine, Spindle, Sex With Lurch, Loud Boy Barnes, The Glitter Panthers, Permanent Green Light and the Migs. His versatility is uncanny. Bernard sez: "UNI is chance for me to decrease the involvement that the brain and intellec takes in creating music and let the gambler take over. Otherwise I'd seek a band with better haircuts. Despite this, I have grown fond of this mutant team. The years have kept me away from such approaches and I am in the process of a certain redemption". Bill (keyboards/KAOSS pad) sez: "Playing with Uni is like floating down a winding river that is vaguely familiar, but the scenery is always strange, exciting, and ever shifting. Even the performers aren't certain what is about to happen. The mystery keeps the performers on edge and the crowd interested." Here's the evolution of UNI: A version of UNI first appeared in November 1997. Jon Mattox talked his way into performing a show at Lumpy Gravy's 'alternative' music night in Los Angeles. Mind you, this was without a band, music, or a name. He calls up fellow drummer Shawn Nourse and says "Hey Shawn, you know how we've been wanting to be in a band together all these years... well... I booked us a show two weeks from today". That was it. UNI was born. "Sinister electronic bachelor pad music" was one description of the pieces that were performed. The instrumentation was unique with Jon Mattox performing on analog & digital synths, samplers, tapes, and various percussion and Shawn Nourse keeping the groove with Simmons Drums, toy percussion, and playing cards. On the right is the only surviving image from that first performance (courtesy of Mark Wineman). For the next few months of 1997 UNI peformed a handful of shows around Los Angeles as a duo confounding audiences with the little known fact that, yes, drummers CAN perform music. UNI also attracted the attention of L.A. scenesters who made comments like "I've always wanted to be in a band like this..." In July of 1999, more than a year from those initial duo perfomances, UNI was reborn. Again, Jon committed to a performance before a lineup or music was in place. After that initial performance, he mutated the philosophy of uni to become more spontaneous & experimental in nature and open to revolving musicians. He asked former band mate, digital guru and synth comrade, Bill Knight to link up for Uni's return to the stage. Uni provided the perfect vehicle for his twisted style of keyboards. Common creative ground and natural selection moved Bill to return from musical exile in his studio, and join Uni. Several of UNI's tunes stem from ideas recorded by Jon and Bill during past recording studio experimentations. The sound of Uni has become a potent mixture of rich textural backdrops underneath a mist (or hailstorm) of spontaneous improvisation, mutation, and groove. The audience of an Uni show is not cheated from witnessing the music as the musicians create and experience it for the first time with them. UNI has since involved many amazing artists including John Fumo, Mike Watt, David Raven, Dave Goode, Bernard Yin, Bob Boulding, Mark Epting, Brian Cram, Jeff Delisanti and the ever graceful Melody White whos belly dancing gives the performances some serious eye candy. Now that we're in the year 2000, UNI has found itself with a permanent lineup of 6 creative musicians, 1 sexy belly dancer, and 1 multimedia artist. They have all joined forces to bring an energetic and entertaining show to the stage.

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