* * * * * Uniform Motion * * * * *

2011-10-25 06:16:11 UTC

As with most biographies, this story begins with the utterances of hypnotic phrases being repeated over, and over, and over, again; ricocheting through a developing sensitive mind; with the whispering of bitter-sweet music before the age of reason. The words, the sounds and the looks that a young mind has processed cannot be erased. They can only be stored in different places. Under the influence of Steven Heller’s Monsters and Magical Sticks, the concept of Uniform Motion sees the light.

The principle is that we go through life in a continual straight line and that the trajectory we are on will never change unless something, or someone, hits us.

After years and years of selectively storing data and cruising down the highway of life (and a quick stint with Angle -We’ll Pick Up the Pieces Next Time, 2006), Andrew Richards picks up an old battered guitar. Two of the strings were missing, but that’s how that guitar was meant to me, so she would stay that way.

The 4-string guitar is the backbone of Uniform Motion’s music. Multiplied, duplicated, interlaced, and dissonant – as if there were different personalities trying to jump out of it. The vocals follow the same pattern - when strummed guitar strings become strings of words, or soft utterances that give substance to a subconscious idea. The beating of African percussion can be heard in the background, emanating from an urban soundscape, evoking a primitive nature, an imaginary journey, a calm floating sensation. The guitars hold this all together.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is Uniform Motion’s third studio album. Recorded in a sound engineering school in Paris, mixed and mastered by the band, however, the production of this album is of little importance, more importantly: One Frame Per Second is an adventure. The Story of Little Knight, starting off in life with the kind perils one would expect of a young knight. He gets attacked by a giant, his childhood sweetheart, the Princess, gets kidnapped and he must face his biggest fears in order to save her.

One Frame Per Second details all the hazards the Little Knight faces. The Little Knight begins his journey by going back in time, (not literally of course, that would be impossible!) remembering the first encounter with his noble lady, reminded of how they used to pick apples together and play tricks on wizards at Magic School by placing buckets of sludge above the door.

Nostalgia encourages him to go back to his roots and he reminisces about the innocence of childhood, walking the streets he grew up on, reliving the events that forged his character. This provides him with the strength he needs to embark on his quest. He sets sail and quickly finds the Forty-Foot man who stole his beloved living a cozy life on an island nearby. As most of you probably know, fighting a man 7 times taller than you is not an easy task. He gets beaten up of course but vows to never give up and swears he we will find a way to free the Princess.

The islanders, who have been oppressed by the giant for centuries, are so impressed by the bravery of the young lad that they start to follow him wherever he goes, treating him like a messiah. We’re all used to seeing crowds of people standing, and staring, and acting silly, but when they follow you around like idiots, you have to do something about it! So he flees to the nearby mountains and camps there for a while.

He comes across the devil during his stay, who offers him weapons and magical power so he can defeat the giant, in exchange for his soul of course. Selling one’s soul to the devil for a sword and some magic beans is a small price to pay for a princess, he thinks, so he swiftly shakes on it. He returns to the Island to find the giant in chains. The islanders, so inspired by the courage of the Little Knight, worked together to defeat the tall ogre during the Knight’s absence.

The Little Knight is obviously a little pissed off about this. He figures that the devil had probably been aware of this fact when he swapped the weapons and magic for his soul. Bloody devils, you can’t trust any of them! To add insult to injury, he learns that the Princess had been freed by the giant long before the islanders had defeated him. It appears that he had grown tired of her and put her on a boat, blindfolded, a few days before the young knight had arrived on the island and confronted the giant for the first time. Why on earth did that rude giant not say so in the first place?

Thinking to himself the magic may not be wasted, the Little Knight places the sword in the ground and uses the magic to ensure it doesn’t budge. He attaches some rope to it, and to himself, and magically flies off the find the Princess. A few days later, the rope drops to the ground, as if it had been cut at the other end. The islanders pull on the rope for days, until the end of it reaches them. Attached to the other end of the rope, they find a small bottle. In the bottle, they find a small box. In the small box they find a note. In the note, they find some words. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Forty Foot Man from Uniform Motion on Vimeo.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "One Frame Per Second" is set on [ name your price ] but the actual CD is set at fixed 1 EURO bill and for what awaits you in terms of sound this is MORE THAN just a bargain. Straight 5 out 5 on a vocals point of view, 5 out of 5 on lyrics and 5 out of 5 on all musical instruments. DO NOT SKIP.... STUNNING VOCALS / SINGING. [ Low ] ~ [ Ida ] ~ [ Idaho ] and the likes fans GET ALL albums you can possible get your hand on by [ Uniform Motion ] and I promise they will make you sing along.

I'm not including a streamable track on each and every album on this one but trust me, get all of them starting with [ One Frame Per Second ] followed the predominately instrumental version which is [ OFPS Instrumentals ] and everything else. All titles got a release note on BandCamp be sure to read it as well. TOTALLY WORHTY

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Artist - Uniform Motion Album - One Frame Per Second[ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. The Victory Of Buckets And Doors 03:15 2. Our Hearts Have Been Misplaced In A Secret Location (free) 04:17 3. I Was Crushed By A Forty-Foot Man 03:28 4. There Is No Way There Is No Way 03:31 5. Fools, Don't Listen To A Word I Say 03:29 6. The Rats Dress Nice 03:31 7. We're Hauling Land Through The Air 04:36 8. I Will Put My Life On Tape 04:21 9. An Island 03:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - One Frame Per Second -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Life [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. Saving up for Sundays 04:12 2. Back up your Soul 03:36 3. Roll Over (free) 04:58 4. Storm Eye 04:16 5. Dry Eyes 03:00 6. Oskar 04:33 7. The Black Box 04:18 8. Words run on Ice 03:48 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Life -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Pictures [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2009 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. The Pen Fallacy 03:57 2. Citizen Grave 04:01 3. Rain and Soil 03:50 4. Cast Iron 03:20 5. Fathers of our Homeland 04:20 6. Falling Off Trees 05:30 7. Earthly Diamond 04:31 8. Selling Pictures 03:47 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Pictures -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Uniform Motion [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. Our Hearts Have Been Misplaced in a Secret Location 04:17 2. Roll Over 04:58 3. Rain & Soil 03:50 4. Back Up Your Soul 03:36 5. Earthly Diamond 04:31 6. I Will Put My Life On Tape 04:21 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Uniform Motion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - OFPS Instrumentals [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2011 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. The Victory Of Buckets And Doors (Instrumental) 03:11 2. Our Hearts Have Been Misplaced In A Secret Location (Instrumental) 04:18 3. I Was Crushed By A Forty-Foot Man (Instrumental) 03:30 4. There Is No Way There Is No Way (Instrumental) 03:33 5. Fools, Don't Listen To A Word I Say (Instrumental) 03:31 6. The Rats Dress Nice (Instrumental) 03:32 7. We're Hauling Land Through The Air (Instrumental) 04:36 8. I Will Put My Life On Tape (Instrumental) 04:19 9. An Island (Instrumental) 03:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Uniform Motion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Instrumental Life [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. Saving Up For Sundays (Instrumental) 04:30 2. Back Up Your Soul (Instrumental) 03:40 3. Roll Over (Instrumental) 05:08 4. Storm Eye (Instrumental) 04:16 5. Dry Eyes (Instrumental) 02:58 6. Oskar (Instrumental) 04:31 7. The Black Box (Instrumental) 04:24 8. Words Run On Ice (Instrumental) 03:52 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Instrumental Life -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Without You [ * * * * * ] Release Date -2011 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 01 - Yithout You -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Without You -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - Roll Over 'Single'[ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 01 - Roll Over 'Single' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - Roll Over 'Single' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Uniform Motion Album - A Little Respect[ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Indie, Folk, Lo-fi, Indie-folk [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 01 - A Little Respect -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Uniform Motion - A Little Respect -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Tired Tape Machine | Bedhead | Lo Fine | Alan Sparhawk | Barzin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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