"While there is a timeless nature to these beautifully composed minimalist instrumentals, her use of looped tracks and field recordings give it a modern day perspective, akin to the work of Ólafur Arnalds, while her Max Richter influence is also audible. A simultaneously thought-provoking and mesmerising listen" - Lauren Murphy, The Irish Times "Entrancing" - Hot Press "Consistently beautiful" - Tony Clayton-Lea "Go see / hear her strange, soothing genius" - Michael Smiley "A testament to the wonderful mysteries of sound" - John Kelly "An intriguing artistic statement" - The Sunday Times
Úna released her new Album IN THE DEEP at the end of 2019, with a launch Show at D-Light Studios in Dublin on 5th December. She draws, she works with film and she composes music, and all these elements are combined in this latest work. Recorded in an old Victorian Railway worker's cottage in Dublin 8, the record explores themes of connection, communication and flow. Minimalist, ambient in genre, she recorded this album on her 100 year old Steck Baby grand Piano using a Tascam DR-44WL hand-held recorder. Each recording was entirely improvised, with no editing. You can even hear the creak of the piano stool.. It's 1848 meets 2019. This was also her first outing as Producer, although she got some help from collaborator Jack O'Donoghue (aka Meas.Tú) on tracks 1 & 5. Building on her 2017 Piano Solo LP "As I Wake, Still I Dream" (**** The Irish Times, which she co-produced with long-time friend and collaborator Ben Rawlins / Saso), this new work expands to include Electronics, Soundscapes and an old Typewriter. Looping and layering piano, spoken word & field recordings means that every performance is unique and creates a level of intimacy between performer and audience. Accompanying projections of her own animated artwork as well as speed-corrected archive film footage has the effect of drawing an audience even further into the music.