Martyn Bates - Unsung


Martyn Bates

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Martyn Bates - Unsung

With Unsung Martyn Bates takes on the more traditional role as a singer-songwriter, armed solely with his guitar for accompaniment, save for the occasional sparse colouring. At this time — when this particular role has been explored and done to death & beyond by long lines of both old and young musicians — one would think that there possibly could not be much to add (not that singer-songwriters generally are out on a mission to add something to the format). But as we know from the past history of Martyn Bates and Eyeless In Gaza, they do invent, they do new things, they sound fresh over and over again.


"Bates is essentially a singer songwriter but his work in Eyeless in Gaza and other collaborations reveal he’s also adept at improvisation and manipulation of sonics..." - The Wire

"There are those voices who stand out. Martyn Bates has just such a quality … its warm, ageless timbre sticks..." - Sonic Seducer

"... his yearning, Mark Kozelek-ish vocal style is surprisingly hypnotic..." - Record Collector


CD Album (A-SCALE 045)
  1. Years
  2. Caustic
  3. Wait and See
  4. All The Days 'Round
  5. Unsung: The Sun Knows
  6. Muted Music
  7. No One
  8. To Read Your Way
  9. Love Came to My Door
  10. And This the Day