Long time friends of Tru Thoughts, Unforscene have always been of interest to us at the label. Whether that be musically or needing a sofa to stay on in Bristol! However it wasn’t until 2007 that we perked our ears up to the new direction of their music.
Unforscene were formed 10 years ago by brothers Will and Benji Bower. Benji Bower has been composing/producing music since 1996 and has featured as a session musician for various artists of differing musical styles. He has also worked on several productions as a Musical Director at The Bristol Old Vic, including ‘‘Papa Get Me the Moon’,’ ‘‘Were Going on a Bear Hunt’‘, and “Aessops Fables”, which has been recorded for BBC Radio 4. All gaining nationwide acclaim. Will Bower, a Drummer/Percussionist, has performed various session work specializing in Latin, Indian, West African and Contemporary styles for the likes of Appliance, 100 Strong and other UK and international acts.
Prior to signing to Tru Thoughts, back in 2000 saw the release of their first EP, “The Sulston Connection”, Unforscene produced their debut album ‘‘Pacific Heights’‘ in 2001 to critical acclaim, gaining support and respect from some of the worlds top music producers, including Jazzy Jeff, LTJ Bukem, Laurent Garnier and Gilles Peterson.
The second album ‘‘New World Disorder’‘ was released in 2003, and was followed by a BBC Maida Vale session, recorded for Radio One and broadcast on Gilles Petersons Worldwide Show. This gained them a nomination for the Worldwide ‘‘Single of the year’‘ and ‘‘Session of the year’‘ awards.
Since 2003 Unforscene have been joined by Ben Muscat, an established Musician/producer and Head Engineer at ModernWorld Studios. Ben has also worked as a session artist, working for people such as Ben Westbeech, DJ Die, DJ Clipz and Krust (Full Cycle).
UFS Productions was set up as a company to produce music for Film/TV. Unforscene continue to release music as Unforscene. Since then UFS have been involved in various production projects ranging from remixing and artist collaborations to establishing themselves as TV and film production composers. Recent projects include: Comics Britannia (3×60) for BBC 1, 3 and 4, The Emmy nominated ‘‘Cult of a Suicide Bomber 2’‘ Channel 4 Worldwide, ‘‘Depth Charge’‘ Keystone Endeavors Worldwide, ‘‘A Road Less Traveled’‘ Independent Worldwide and “Five Life Xmas Idents 2006’’ Channel 5.
Unforscene’s music encompasses Cinematic funk, nu jazz, broken beats, contemporary classical and acoustic sounds. UFS is producing music of all types, on demand. They also continue to use live musicians, high end production and talent from around the world, ultimately to keep music real.
They will self-release their next album, ‘Return of the Wob’ on March 14th 2011. You can download a track for free now from unforscene.bandcamp.com.
Tru Thoughts and Full Thought Publishing look after the masters and publishing for Unforscene. For licensing or music use please contact firstname.lastname@example.org