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From 1984 until 1986 Colin Murrell formed one half of a performance art duo called The Demolition Company. The other member was Sean Stokes. When Sean and Colin joined The Apostles in 1986, their duo disintegrated into desuetude which I considered rather a shame. I wrote a set of instructions on a sheet of paper and called this The Demolition Company. A couple of weeks before Fritz and Colin were due to arrive in the studio, I was there finishing one of my interminable pop songs when my attention was distracted by a gang of builders outside, employed to execute repairs on the exterior of the building. I recorded 3 minutes of their work, took this home and inflicted it to the rigours of tartism.

When Colin and Fritz arrived a fortnight later, I presented the instructions and the backing tape to them and advised them to convert into their own work, ignoring my instructions if this proved artistically necessary. Ultimately Colin took control of the piece (possibly inspired by the title I gave it) and it became (almost) a solo work, with myself and Fritz adding voices now and then where instructed. The net result is one of the most intriguing numbers of The Workshop, the album on which it appears. Is this the most avant garde work we’ve ever recorded? Wenn Worte Töten Könnten (also available on this site) certainly matches it as do some of the tracks on Rock In Opposition: Phase 3.

The photographs are generously provided by the famous Birmingham poet Andy Nunn.

Colin Murrell – Vocals, Piano, Harmonica, Saxophone,
Mandolin, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums.
Fabian Fritze – Bagpipes, Viola, Vocals.
Andy Martin – Vocals, Tape, Tartism.

Text & Music - Colin Murrell.

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Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

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In 2005 we recorded Science & Magick which combines the music of Cornelius Cardew with my own lyric because while I loved the music, the text (We Sing For The Future) was utterly absurd. For the album The Workshop in 2012 we decided to record another Cardew work but this time with his own text because it was even more absurd than We Sing For The Future, a sanguine appreciation of a world living under Marxist Leninist principles, God help us. Yes, free khaki uniforms and shaved heads for the workers, state sponsored cultural events unified by mediocrity and rectification camps for anyone whose perception of reality differs from the Party line.

I first heard a rendition of this spoken by prose writer and poet Frank Key on his regular programme Hooting Yard On The Air, broadcast on Resonance 104.4 FM. Many of his broadcasts are available as podcasts – go to resonancefm.com and follow the links to Hooting Yard On The Air if you’re interested. He also has at least 6 books currently in print, all of which we can thoroughly recommend. Inspired by the sound of Frank and his wife banging the table in accordance with the score, Fritz, Colin and I went further and arranged planks of wood on the studio floor together with a bag of nails, each of us with our own hammer, then yelled the text as we hammered our nails, presumably in strict Marxist Leninist fashion. We then repeated this process as an overdub...then repeated it again...and again...until we created the sound of a veritable workers choir bashing buggery out of our wood, nails and hammers. Daft I call it.

Andy Martin (vocals, hammer, nails, wood),
Fabian Fritze (vocals, hammer, nails, wood) and
Colin Murrell (vocals, hammer, nails, wood)

Text & Music – Cornelius Cardew. Arrangement – Andy Martin after Frank Key.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
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A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This comes from The Workshop, the first album we recorded after the south east Asian contingent departed from the group after the recording of our previous opus, the double album Civil Disobedience. Colin and I sit out on this one. If you enjoy the work of Herr Fritze then there are plenty of other tracks now available on this site – type UNIT Andy Martin into Bit Chute and search for any title in German!

The photographs are generously provided by the famous Birmingham poet Andy Nunn.

Wortekönnen Schmerzenzufügen
Odermit Glückseligkeitbetrügen
sindwie Balsam oder Säure in der Wunde
der verbale Toddreht seine Runde
Worte und Redewendungenfalschinterpretiert
das letzte Stück Hoffnungvorsichhinkrepiert

ich will keine Textemehrschreibenüber das wie was wo und warum
werimmernochnichtsbegriffen hat erklärichfürdumm
allesschontausendmalvorgekautdurchgenommen und totgeredet
mit Schnörkeln und Parolenaufslächerlichsteveredelt
den bereits Bekehrtenwirdimmernochglühendgepredigt
der Kreisistgeschlossen– die Blödenverewigt

raufdir die Haare
zerreissedeine Kleidung
piss dirselbstans Bein
frissdeineeigene Scheisse
wichse in die Flasche
reibdichmitdeiner Kotzeein
tötedeine Sinne
spritz dir Luft in die Adern
verende an dirselbst

Fabian Fritze – Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitar, Drums.

Text & Music - Fabian Fritze (1998, revised 2011).

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A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

In 2010 I met this Japanese lad called Hidetomo Tanaka. You can hear his voice on Osaka Boy (one of our most popular tracks) and Stillstand (largely written by Fritz with interruptions by me) both of which are available on this site. By the end of the year we all despised him! He proved himself to be one of the most selfish, conceited and utterly arrogant individuals it has ever been my misfortune to encounter. He loves 2 things in life: himself and money. I thought Thanh Trung Nguyen was a selfish bigot but by Christ, he’s a paragon of virtue by comparison.

Tanaka, we later learned, comes from a typically wealthy, middle class family and expects everyone else in the world to serve his whims. How does Hidetomo Tanaka change a screw top light bulb? He doesn’t – he simply inserts the bulb into the socket and waits for the world to revolve around him. This is the final appearance by UJ (Zhang Yao Min) as a performing member of UNIT. He also co-wrote the text and music with me. This comes from the album The Workshop, our first project after the departure of Luc Tran and Wong Yit Sinh. I very quickly had to improve my keyboard skills...which of course I did because I’m so cool, windswept and interesting.

Kobe boy – who have you used today?
Kobe boy – who have you abused today?
Kobe boy – who have you thrown away?
Kobe boy – you had so much to say
but every single word of it was bullshit anyway.

Conceited, egotist, arrogant, coward, hypocrite – you’re all of these.
You think people grow on trees, that you can use them as you please.
You’re a traitor to humanity and an insult to all Japanese.

You used me like a convenient tool,
treated UJ as if he was a bloody fool.
You’re nothing – a waste of space.
The way you treated us was a total disgrace.
You’re selfish – that’s plain to see;
you’re a spoilt little brat and nothing more.
You’ve nothing to say to me
that I have not heard a thousand times before.

Kobe boy – nobody respects you; Kobe boy – do you wonder why?
Kobe boy – do the world a favour: Kobe boy – lay down and die.

Conceited, egotist, arrogant, coward, hypocrite – you’re all of these.
You think people grow on trees, that you can use them as you please.
You’re a traitor to humanity and an insult to all Japanese.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ.
Zhang Yao Min – Guitars.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Text & Music – Andy Martin & Zhang Yao Min.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

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A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This is the first number recorded after the departure of UJ (Zhang Yao Min) from UNIT as a performing member of the group. I wrote it as an act of defiance, to prove to myself we could continue in his absence...even though, frankly, I didn’t really believe it!Colin had only recently joined the group – he made his debut on our previous album, the 2 disc set Civil Disobedience. Fritz began to adopt a more prominent role perhaps to compensate for the absence of UJ and I quickly improved my keyboard technique...although this is definitely not evident here! The track is a rarity among my works because it only uses 2 chords as opposed to my usual 2 dozen. Personally I find the track goes on a little too long – after 2 minutes I find it too repetitive but not everyone agrees and it has garnered radio play.

Although most of the text is by me, 2 lines (milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill, if this is not an exercise, could it be a drill) are by Wire. This signalled a sudden realisation that all 3 current group members possessed the complete recorded studio repertoire of works by Wire. Later we decided to pay homage to this by paying actual tribute to this magnificent group: we each selected one of their tracks and made our own arrangements of them. Thus (also available on this site) you can hear our versions of Used To, Marooned, Song 1, Go Ahead and You Can’t Leave Now, all recorded in 2012.

I’m looking around, awaiting my turn,
like flickering flames that slowly burn –
the more I listen, the more I learn.

Milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill,
thinking of those bastards I’d really love to kill –
if this is not an exercise, could it be a drill?

I’m looking around, awaiting my turn,
like flickering flames that slowly burn –
the more I listen, the more I learn.

Andy Martin (vocals, piano), Fabian Fritze (bass guitar, viola)
and Colin Murrell (drums) + the voice of William Burroughs.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Recorded for the double album Civil Disobedience in 2011, this comes from the 2nd disc and it features the second of my adventures into massed birdsong (the first was Roads Bridges Space) that would soon become a prominent feature in my of the works I wrote for the group (much to the annoyance and irritation of some of our listeners). It is the first album to feature Colin Murrell but the final album to feature UJ, Luc Tran and Richard Wong, all of whom departed from UNIT after the release of this flawed but interesting project.

This track is a close relative of Roads Bridges Space from Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in that it is based entirely upon pre-recorded tapes, samples and massed bird songs with limited live voices and instruments performed simultaneously. Despite the presence of all 6 members of the group during the piece, they are never heard together but only as soloists or in duets.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Tape, Samples, Computer, Birds.
Luc Tran – Vocal, Keyboards.
Zhang Yao Min – Flute.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Percussion.
Colin Murrell – Percussion.

Text & Music - Andy Martin, Zhang Yao Min, Fabian Fritze & Colin Murrell.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

In early 2010 recorded 2 albums – Facta Non Verba and Panem Et Circenses. These translate as Deeds Not Words and Bread & Circuses. Deeds Not Words is ironic: this album contains more spoken poetry and prose than any other UNIT project to date. Even in generally musical numbers, the spoken word imposes itself, occasionally to the detriment of the work in question.

On our album Class War in 2008 we recorded renditions of 2 works by The Pop Group (The Amnesty International Report and We Are All Prostitutes) so for Facta Non Verba we elected to make an arrangement of Where There’s A Will (the 3rd and final single by The Pop Group with an excellent track by The Slits on the other side) but here we interpolated a couple of extra sections I wrote with texts by myself and Herr Fritze.

We decided upon 2 versions of the Pop Group piece – 1 with vocals, keyboards, bass guitar and drums and 1 with vocals, saxophone, flute, bass guitar and drums. Unable to decide which we preferred, we elected to use both of them which is why I decided to add the central section that contains our texts and music. Ultimately, by the time we’d finished with it, not very much of the Pop Group original music actually survives...the usual fate of any group whose work we cover!

Andy Martin – Vocals.
Zhang Yao Min – Saxophone, Flute.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar, Vocal.
Luc Tran – Hammond Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Drums.

Text by Mark Stewart, Andy Martin & Fabian Fritze.
Music by The Pop Group & Andy Martin.
Mixed and produced by Zhang Yao Min.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This has always been a live concert favourite, despite (or perhaps due to) its avant garde idiom. Originally performed by The Apostles in the late 1980s (a rather silly little group I used to bes to be in), this had never been properly recorded...until 2011 when we created this rendition for the album Civil Disobedience.

Zhang Yao Min - Vocal, Flute, Bass Guitar.
Andy Martin - Tape, Electronics, Saxophone.

Text & Music - Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Recorded for our double album Civil Disobedience in 2011, this is a cover of a track by The Gang Of Four in which I participated purely to keep Luc Tran and Richard Wong happy. The group specialised in recording pseudo Marxist balderdash for EMI which is rather like me joining the British National party in order to promote opposition to racial prejudice. Daft I call it.

To be fair, their arrangement is effective and certainly more interesting to me than the dreary original. It is also (probably) the only instance in which Luc arranged a work on which he does not appear as a performer although he did set the effects boxes for the guitars, primarily in order to stop them sounding like guitars – which I endorse, naturally. Oh and the reason Colin plays the drums rather than Richard or Luc is because after Luc modified the drum pattern, he discovered neither he nor Richard could play it.

Andy Martin – Vocals.
Zhang Yao Min – Guitars.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Text & Music – The Gang Of Four.
Arrangement – Luc Tran & Wong Yit Sinh.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Recorded for our double album Civil Disobedience in 2011, this is our attempt to prove avantgarde music need not sound ugly, difficult, eccentric or esoteric. The title is a contraction of a Chinese maxim: tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.

Andy Martin – Matches, Cutlery & Crockery.
Zhang Yao Min – Matches, Cutlery & Crockery.
Luc Tran – Organ, Vibraphone, Marimba.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Drums.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Music – Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Recorded for our double album Civil Disobedience in 2011, this is based on a much earlier piece called Sachin Scores A Century issued on Untied & United: Volume 1 together with phrases from Drained issued on Panem Et Circenses. I sit out on this one.

Luc Tran – Hammond Organ, Keyboards, Casio VL Tone, Vibraphone.
Colin Murrell – Acoustic Guitar.
Zhang Yao Min – Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Drums.

Music – Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Taken from our double album Civil Disobedience, recorded at Redchurch Studio in 2011, this is the final album to feature our Chinese members, all of whom (except Zhang Yao Min) left the group after the project was finished. The album also marks the debut of Colin Murrell so it forms a transition between our old and new groups. This is our tribute to Hackney Chinese Youth Club which provieed UNIT with most of our teenage Chinese members. The tune at the end of The East Is Red, which is to Chinese communist bastards what Rule Britannia is the Britain.

Andy Martin (vocals), Zhang Yao Min (flute, bass guitar), Fabian Fritze (flageolet, bagpipes), Luc Tran (keyboards, vibraphone), Wong Yit Sinh and Colin Murrell (drums).

Text - Kwan Siu Lung & Andy Martin.
Music - Kwan Siu Lung, Andy Martin & Fabian Fritze.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on this site).

This was originally written by Colin Murrell circa 1986 but I added a text by William Burroughs with music in a similar idiom to serve as an introduction to what became a live concert favourite for a while.

Andy Martin – Vocal.
Fabian Fritze – Vocal.
Luc Tran – Vocal.
Zhang Yao Min – Vocal, Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Vocal, Bass guitar, Drums.
Wong Yit Sinh – Vocal, Drums.

Text & Music - Colin Murrell. Arrangement - Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

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Recorded for the album Civil Disobedience in 2011, this is my less than fond farewell to fake friends and people who ridicule anyone in the world who isn't as cool, trendy and smart as they erroneously believe themselves to be. This is the remix which appears on Untied & United: Volume 6. I dedicate it with hardly any respect at all to Gieng San Man, Thanh Trung Nguyen, Luc Tran and Wong Yit Sinh - cunts.

Andy Martin - Vocals, Viola, Keyboards.
Fabian Fritze - Viola.
Zhang Yao Min - Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell - Vibraphone, Drums.

Text & Music - Andy Martin.

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Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are this work and Chinese Youth (which is available on this site).

I had almost completed Faded Fragments Of Distant Dreams, my 3rd book and the first of my 3 autobiographical books and this text is lifted (with hardly any edits) directly from one of its chapters. 6 of my books are now available from Lulu.com if any of you are interested. I dedicate this with monumental respect to Eric Cooper (pictured here in 1977), my mentor and John Cooper, his father and possibly the greatest human being ever to walk on the face of the planet.

Andy Martin – Vocal
Luc Tran – cups, spoons, kettle, matches, cigarettes, crisps.
Zhang Yao Min – cups, spoons, kettle, matches, cigarettes, crisps, door.
Wong Yit Sinh – cups, spoons, kettle, matches, cigarettes, crisps.

Text & Music - Andy Martin.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

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This odd track from Civil Disobedience, recorded in 2011, is one of the few collaborations between UNIT members. Normally each member writes his own music and arrangement which the group then performs in accordance with his instructions. This accounts for much of the variety in our work. This piece commenced life as Ode To Wing Chun (which is also available on this site) although the music is ultimately very different to this formative attempt) but Fritz discarded it, still not satisfied with the result. I decided to rescue it so he hadn't wasted his time and energy on it. This is the result. A Dai Lo is the Cantonese term for the dragonhead (boss) of a Triad society while a Gwai Lo is the pejorative Cantonese term for a white person. The central piano solo is based on the famous Minuet for string quintet by Luigi Boccherini.

Luc Tran - Vibraphone, Piano, Keyboards.
Colin Murrell - Casio VL Tone.
Fabian Fritze - Bass Guitar.
and Wong Yit Sinh - Drums.

Music - Fabian Fritze & Andy Martin.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are this work and Chinese Youth (which is available on this site).

I arranged 2 texts – a poem by Georg Trakl (whose work I have often incorporated into my music since the early days of Academy 23 back in the early 1990s) plus a few lines by Nelly Sachs – as a solo vehicle for Herr Fritze.

Fabian Fritze – Vocal, Bass Guitar, Tin Can, Plastic Foil, Keys.

Text - Georg Trakl & Nelly Sachs. Music - Fabian Fritze & Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made (ctmur[email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on this site).

This work was first recorded by The Apostles in 1987 for our double album Ein Antwort (unreleased). We recorded it again to celebrate the arrival of Colin into the group.

Colin Murrell – Vocal, Saxophone, Drums.
Zhang Yao Min – Saxophone.
Fabian Fritze – Guitar, Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Drums.

Text & Music - Andy Martin. Arrangement - Colin Murrell.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on this site).

This was first recorded in 1986 the day Colin first joined The Apostles and issued on a record called Equinox Screams. This version, though superior to that in every respect, is still a murky, searing bloody mess. There are a few interesting moments in it which is why we’ve transferred it to You Tube but frankly, this 5 minute work is 4 minutes longer than it ought to be. The title is an allusion to the short story by Howard Philips Lovecraft, of course, with whose work I enjoyed a brief dalliance in the 1980s.

Andy Martin – Saxophone, Electronics, Radio.
Luc Tran – Piano.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Zhang Yao Min – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.
Wong Yit Sinh – Viola, Drums.

Music - Fabian Fritze, Zhang Yao Min & Colin Murrell.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on this site).

This work includes a recital by William Burroughs from an obscure and extremely rare audio cassette called Real English Tea Sold Here. Luc and Richard (Wong Yit Sinh) did not appreciate its content!

Andy Martin – Vocal.
Luc Tran – Keyboards.
Zhang Yao Min – Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Drums.
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William Burroughs – Vocal.

Text - William Burroughs. Music - Andy Martin & Zhang Yao Min.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on this site).

This work includes excerpts from 2 different live recitals by William Burroughs.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Saxophone.
Zhang Yao Min – Saxophone, Bass Guitar.
Wong Yit Sinh – Drums.
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William Burroughs – Vocal.

Text - William Burroughs. Music - Andy Martin & Zhang Yao Min.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now c[email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This was recorded in 2011 and released on our double album Civil Disobedience in the same year. It is only album to feature our past (Chinese) and present (European) personnel on the same project...with, I admit, variable success. As with Rock In Opposition: Phase 3 in 2006, we ventured into new, previously uncharted territory, conducting experiments, going into artistic orbits from which we were not always able to land.

On our journey we managed (occasionally) to capture genuinely innovative and aesthetically valid moments...along with more than a few sonic messes which remain an embarrassment to this day. As Mr Beckett said: try again – fail again – fail better...but we prefer to make the journey and fail than stay safe and luxuriate in the comfortable mediocrity of convention, tradition and guaranteed radio play. We may well be accused of absurdity, eccentricity and pretension – we can never be accused of cowardice. The only completely successful examples of our creativity on this huge project are Lament For Mrs Emily Cooper and Chinese Youth (which are available on yhis site).

The text is by a Canadian student, written in 1976. I do not know his name – which is most unfortunate because he deserves to receive a credit both for his clever poem and the passion with which he recites it at a seminar hosted by William Burroughs. I composed music appropriate to the text and added a brief prelude and epilogue (by William Burroughs).

Andy Martin – Vocal.
Wong Yit Sinh – Viola.
Fabian Fritze – Viola.
Zhang Yao Min – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Viola, Electronics.
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Anonymous Canadian Student – Vocal.

Text - Anonymous Canadian Student. Music - Andy Martin & Zhang Yao Min.

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A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Recorded for our double album Civil Disobedience, this is a companion piece to Arroya La Bomba (scored for the same forces) although this is more intricate with its tripartite structure, lively bass guitar and busy drums. This is the only album to feature the old (largely south east Asian) version of the group and its new format simultaneously. For 5 glorious months we were a sextet! Fritz wrote this especially for the project and I enjoyed sitting out on this so I could watch the lads enjoy themselves immensely.

Fabian Fritze - Bagpipes.
Zhang Yao Min - Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell - Drums.

Music - Fabian Fritze.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

Here is another track banned by the hysterical liberals who constitute the You Tube team. This makes it the 8th piece to be attacked, 1 by The Apostles, 2 by Time To Think and 5 by UNIT. One of the TTT tracks was Sick Society, whose verses are an assault on white middle class arty types who try to adopt Robert Burns to serve their own petty concerns – the choruses are a simple celebration of our national bard. Since when did a celebration of Robert Burns constitute an offence?

Evidently we are (yet again) victims of those same 2 or 3 spiteful miscreants who seek to attack us by stealth, with malicious intent and behind the invisible wall of anonymity provided by the internet in general and You Tube in particular. Notice how content providers (such as ourselves) have absolutely no means by which to defend themselves – there is no appeal and no debate. Why do we even continue to bother placing tracks on that increasingly preposterous site? Frankly, I wonder. By contrast, Bit Chute accords us far more respect...thank you, chaps.

This track comes from our double album Civil Disobedience, recorded in December 2011.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Samples, Electronic Sounds.
Zhang Yao Min – Vocal, Saxophone.
Luc Tran – Piano, Keyboards, Vibraphone.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Text – Boyd Rice. Music – Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

This is one of 4 works on Civil Disobedience (2011) that utilises texts by Boyd Rice. The others are Hatesville, Love Won’t Change The World and People, all available on this site.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Viola.
Zhang Yao Min – Moog Synthesiser.
Colin Murrell – Viola.
Fabian Fritze – Viola, Bass Guitar.

Text – Boyd Rice. Music – Andy Martin.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out these works by UNIT on this site

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Barbara's Bridge
Another Faded Fragment
The Quasar
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
A Normal Child

Donations to our finances can be made ([email protected]) if you wish to support our future work.

In 2016 we released our 30th album (Fast – Clean – Cheap) and with it an era passed. We realised it is neither necessary nor desirable to continue to issue our work on compact discs. The process is expensive and time consuming (pressing CDs, printing booklets and tray cards, buying jiffy bags, going to the post office – it’s so 1990s) so now Band Camp exists, an avenue is presented by which we can release our work to the public directly. Our projects will be obtainable from this address:

unit-united.bandcamp.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The paypal address for our Band Camp and Lulu sites is now [email protected].

In addition there are currently 12 books available. These are proper books in print, not fake, ersatz ‘books’ you see advertised on the internet these days as ‘e-books’. They can be purchased from lulu.com. Type ‘Andy Martin – Grange Hill’ to locate them.

[email protected]

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This site is primarily devoted to works by the progressive art group UNIT who released its 40th album in January 2020. We seek to promote the proliferation of science and scientific inquiry along with the abolition of superstition, religion and other absurdities. Due to the confrontational nature of some of our works, most social media forums refuse to allow us the space to present these even though we do not promote armed revolution, race hatred or any other eccentric behaviour based on bigotry or prejudice. In our music we encourage harmonies based upon the European classical tradition and in our texts we adopt satire, irony and humour in addition to the poetic and scientific expressions with which we are usually associated. Our work may be purchased from our Band Camp site: unit-united.bandcamp.com.