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This is the final track from Roads – Bridges – Space, our 43rd album, recorded in February 2021. Note: all tracks recorded under the names Academy 23 or UNIT are the property of DNA Records and protected by copyright, regardless of who wrote the works concerned.

Every 47 years the world population doubles,
so it hardly takes a genius to see that we have troubles:
insufficient food combined with insufficient sense
and I don’t consider ignorance a feasible defence.
Every time you make a baby you insult your race and nation
by laughing in the face of international starvation.

Despite the growth in population, people continue this insanity;
so if you practise procreation then you’re a traitor to humanity.
I shall say again what I know I’ve said before;
it’s easy to explain but it’s harder to ignore:
unless you cease to make babies anymore,
the Earth will be one huge Hong Kong by 2554.

This is the reality behind all market forces:
America consumes over half the worlds’ resources,
a formidable indictment of a sick and selfish nation
that has only one sixteenth of the global population.
The other fifteen sixteenths would use fifteen times as much.
Do they share responsibility? Well, no, not as such.

To Americas’ level of affluence, you see, the rest aspire,
any concern for effluence subservient to desire.
They’d plunder every fossil fuel they could if they were able,
but even if the population’s relatively stable,
by eight times would increase the production of oil,
coal, metal and minerals: they’d see the planet boil
just to drive a car and park it at another supermarket.

The USA, I hear them say, is the land of plenty:
yes, there’ll be twice as many people there by 2020;
there’ll be plenty of people, there’ll be plenty of pollution
so nothing short of genocide will offer a solution.

Tag des zornes, tag der zahren, wird die welt in asche kehren,
wie Sibyll und David lehren.
Welch ein graus wird sein und zagen, wenn der richter kommt, mit fragen
streng zu prufen alle klagen!
Laut wird die posaune klingen, machtig in die graber dringen,
hin zum throne alle zwingen.
Schaudernd sehen tod und leben sich die kreator erheben,
rechenschaft dem herrn zu geben.

“It will be impossible for the Earth to sustain a population of 50,000,000,000. Since the world population doubles once every 47 years then () 2 x / 47 = y where x is the number of years required to attain a world population of y, if we assume the rate at which doubles remains constant. If we solve for x and we know is approximately equal to 3,500,000,000 then x = 156 (log y 954). So, how many years are required to elapse before = 50,000,000,000? If y = 50,000,000,000 then log y = 1070 so x = 182 years = 50,000,000,000 by the year 2181.”

How long will it take the human race to attain
the total mass all animal life can possibly sustain?
Just 585 soul destroying years.
That’s five and a half centuries of turbulence and tears,
all animals consigned to complete annihilation,
sacrificed at the altar of human procreation.

‘Was werd ich armer sagen, welchen anwalt mir erfragen,
wenn gerechte selbst verzagen?
Mit zerknirschtem herzen wende flehend ich zu dir die hände:
steh mir bei an meinem ende!
Tag der tränen, tag der wehen, da vom grabe der mensch voll sunden:
lass ihn, Gott, erbarmen finden!’

Despite the growth in population, people continue this insanity;
so those who practise procreation are all traitors to humanity.
I shall say again what I know I’ve said before;
it’s easy to explain but it’s harder to ignore:
unless you cease to make babies anymore,
the Earth will be one huge Hong Kong by 2554.

Tamen omnis contendere debet recordationem marere!

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, ARP 2600, Tape.
Keilan Knight – Guitars.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone.
Colin Murrell – Drums, Vibraphone, Mini Moog.

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
Amery Hill School
The Algebra Of Greed
The Square Root Of Minus One
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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

We recorded a rendition of this as the ‘a’ side of our 8th single (with Fade Away as the ‘b’ side) in 2019 but decided to record a new version earlier this year for our proposed 43rd album, Roads – Bridges – Space. The lyric refers to the night I realised the true nature of my obsession with another boy in school, Paul Novak (pictured in the photographs that accompany this track). He was 13 at the time; I was 14. As a consequence of the horror and disgust I experienced when I knew, beyond any doubt, that I was a freak of nature, ultimately I attempted to kill myself. This resulted in my incarceration in Springfield Psychiatric Hospital for 11 months in 1980 to 1981.

I came home one night from a frightening event, devastated, my energy spent;
I cried the night before in a room, going mad, infatuated by a dark haired lad.

I tried to tell myself it couldn’t be true, that it was a phase I was going through.
I really wanted to tell him, honestly, but if I did, what would he think of me?

This is the love, the forbidden love, careful what you say: don’t give yourself away.
This is the love, the forbidden love, hide your love away – survive another day.

I want to hold him near me, can you understand? God help me, this isn’t what I planned.
I’m well aware, of course, I’m doomed to fail: such hopes are thin and frail.

Should I tell him how I feel? I wish I could. Can he read my mind? I wish he would.
I know that he prefers female company and God forbid he should ever be like me.

This is the love, the forbidden love, careful what you say: don’t give yourself away.
This is the love, the forbidden love, hide your love away – survive another day.

I lay awake. I can’t sleep. “What am I to do, isolated by my feelings for you?”
Even so, I was careful of what I said. Later I cried...alone in bed.

“I don’t want to cause you any pain although I know this feeling’s here again.
If you were a girl, I’d know what to do, but instead I fall in love with you.”

This is the love, the forbidden love, careful what you say: don’t give yourself away.
This is the love, the forbidden love, hide your love away – survive another day.

Text & Music – Andy Martin.

Andy Martin – Vocals, ARP 2600.
Keilan Knight – Guitars.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
The Algebra Of Greed
The Square Root Of Minus One
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
The Stoke Newington 8
Barbara’s Bridge
Another Faded Fragment Of A Distant Dream

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.

This is the 5th track from Abusus Non Polit Usus, our 19th EP, recorded in January 2021. It is inspired by a series of geology lectures delivered by John Renton of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When I survey the petty squabbles that afflict mankind,
I realise stupidity infects the human mind
with such ubiquity it is amazing they survive
and frankly I’m not certain they deserve to stay alive.
I ponder all their paltry struggles over wealth and power,
their manic desperate compulsion occupies each hour.
From Wall Street to The City, from Hong Kong to Singapore
their teeming millions fuss and fight yet still they yearn for more.

I’d like to shout from forests, fields and misty mountain tops:
religion and philosophy are artificial props
available to every person when their thinking stops.

Meanwhile the Appalachian Mountains occupy a place
that signifies the presence of a noble state of grace.
The Andes and the Himalayas offer silent proof
that no amount of human greed will ever learn the truth.
Ridiculously trussed up tourists ski the Alpine Range
quite ignorant of laws of nature they can never change.
To them a mountain merely sets dramatic scenery
against which they can photograph their bland vacuity.

I’d like to shout from forests, fields and misty mountain tops:
religion and philosophy are artificial props
available to every person when their thinking stops.

Kilimanjaro...Ben Nevis...Mattahorn...
Parnassus...Olympus...Fuji...Everest (ad libitum).

The internet provides a web to link the human race;
its brightly flashing lights disguise a mechanistic face
devoid of all significance, a cipher for the mind,
an avatar of idiots for us to hide behind.
Our technology dangles by a single slender thread,
one solar flare too many and our satellites are dead.
Each empire we contrive to build rises and falls again
while all the mountains in the world majestically remain.

I’d like to shout from forests, fields and misty mountain tops:
religion and philosophy are artificial props
available to every person when their thinking stops.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, ARP 2600, Mini Moog.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone.
Keilan Knight – 4 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell Drums.

Text & Music – Andy Martin © 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 3rd track from Abusus Non Polit Usus, our 19th EP, recorded in January 2021. It is inspired by a series of geology lectures delivered by John Renton of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andy Martin – Hammond Organ, Moog VR, ARP 2600.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone.
Keilan Knight – 4 String Bass Guitar.
Ciolin Murrell – Drums.

Music – Andy Martin © 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 1st track on our 19th EP (Abusus Non Polit Usus) which also translates as Vous Aves Terminé or Du Äe Klar. It is dedicated to an especially nasty creep who, aware his life is a dreary failure, jealous of the people with whom, briefly, he was in a pop group, decides to try to sabotage their work. The group in question was Academy 23. The nasty creep I shall call Ann R Sole because it is a far more appropriate name than his real one. How does he feel to know the final act in his sad and sordid little life was to try to spoil the work of genuinely creative individuals? His failure is a source of amusement to us – after all, nobody pays to go and see him.

You are a poxy pervert; you’re a nasty little nonce,
a sick and sordid sorry prick, a pitiful old ponce.
Your life amounts to less than nothing; isn’t it a shame?
Disgusted I was once associated with your name,
when you left Academy 23 in 1992,
I gave a sigh of gratitude to see the back of you.
What a sad and lonely individual you must be
to exert such time and effort in your hate campaign on me.

Yet now you’ve all the time to spend on nothing very much,
so desperate to be noticed, you grab any straw you can clutch.
Jealous of our success and our creativity,
you try to wreck and ruin what you know you’ll never be.
Firing off abusive emails – that’s all you can do.
Thank God that, despite my faults, I am nothing like you.
What a sad and lonely individual you must be
to exert such time and effort in your hate campaign on me.

You’ve nothing to contribute. You have nothing to say.
The world would be a better place if you’d just go away.
You could have been creative, an independent soul,
yet you’re not even a footnote on the page of rock and roll.
You are so full of hate and spite – God alone knows why.
My advice to you, pal is HURRY UP AND DIE.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Alto Saxophone.
Fabian Fritze – Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Text & Music – Andy Martin © 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 3rd track from Wissenschaft, our 18th EP, recorded on 1st January 2021. Lau Tak Wah, Cheung Hok Yau and Tze Ting Fung are popular Hong Kong actors and singers. This ballad is an assault upon the Hong Kong media machine and not intended as an attack on the actors, actresses and singers involved.

If Lau Tak Wah is where you are, you’ll never have a life of your own.
Cantopop is only tinsel and glitter, confectionery wrapped in a song.
If Cheung Hok Yau is your life now, you’ll die, forgotten and alone.
There are film stars, pop stars, hookers and fast cars, idiocy all night long
but at the end of the day, I’m sorry to say,
there’s still no rock and roll in Hong Kong.

This is the sound of reality: this is the voice of the B B C.
British Born Chinese youth: sing for honesty, sing for truth,
sing for what we want to be and sing for the people like you and me!

Tze Ting Fung did a Lee Siu Lung on an innocent man in a bar
but the court let him go with a caution so it’s a mockery of the law.
You can lie, you can cheat, you can piss in the street
if you’re a Hong Kong superstar
yet if you or I kick a man in the eye, we go to prison, that’s for sure,
but though there is injustice, corruption and poverty,
there’s still no rock and roll in Hong Kong.

This is the sound of reality: this is the voice of the B B C.
British Born Chinese youth: sing for honesty, sing for truth,
sing for what we want to be and sing for the people like you and me!

If TVB is all you see, you’ll never be the leader of a band.
Tacky little game shows, every famous name knows
yesterdays hero’s dead.
If Media Asia fills your days you’ll never comprehend or understand
party frocks, tower blocks, brain washing goggle box
killing every thought in your head,
but even if this song turns out all wrong,
there’s still no rock and roll in Hong Kong.

This is the sound of reality: this is the voice of the B B C.
British Born Chinese youth: sing for honesty, sing for truth,
sing for what we want to be and sing for the people like you and me!

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Text & Music – Andy Martin © 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 4th track from Wissenschaft, our 18th EP, recorded on 21st January 2021. Julie Travis sent me 5 photographs of the rusted remains of the tracks that once carried trains on the Penlee narrow gauge railway in Devon. The pictures are almost unbearably plangent. However, she also reported her encounters with a Merlin and a Peregrine on her journey there...so this piece started as a tribute to that derelict railway but ultimately became a celebration of one of our most magnificent birds of prey.

Andy Martin – Hammond Organ, Mini Moog, ARP 2600, Peregrine Falcon.
Keilan Knight – 4 String Bass Guitar.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

Music – Andy Martin & Colin Murrell © 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 5th track from Wissenschaft, our 18th EP, recorded on 15th January 2021. Horst and Graben are the names of topographical features associated with faults and joints in geology. The text is directly inspired by the series of geology lectures delivered by Professor John Renton for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Horst...graben...horst...graben...horst...graben,
solution sinkhole...solution sinkhole...solution sinkhole.

Normal...thrust / reverse...strike / slap...transform
a tension joint...shear joint...columnar joint.

Faults and joints in divergent plate margins:
layers of solidified basaltic magma
render a level of low viscosity;
layers of solidified andesitic magma
render a level of moderate viscosity;
layers of solidified granitic magma
render a level of high viscosity.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog, Ptarmigan.
Keilan Knight – Guitar.
Fabian Fritze – 5 String Bass Guitar, Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums, Guitar, ARP 2600.

Text – Andy Martin © 2021.
Music – Fabian Fritze, Keilan Knight & Colin Murrel l© 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

In January 2021 pStan Batcow (The Cermaic Hobs, Howl In The Typewriter) asked me to record an unaccompanied vocal on a text he prepared for his next compilation album, Gods Punk 22. I responded with a 3 part harmony of approximately 40 seconds duration. However, Fritz and Colin thought it might be fun to finish the track ourselves (we had scant idea what pStan intended to do with my original vocals) so we added further vocals and for the instrumental accompaniment we restricted ourselves only to bass guitars. Even I play one of the bass guitar parts (an excessive rarity – my bass guitar playing is generally abysmal). It is not our intention to issue this on a single, EP or album...it’s simply too daft.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Easy 5 String Bass Guitar.
Keilan Knight – Difficult 4 String Bass Guitar.
Fabian Fritze – Difficult 5 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Vocals, Easy 4 String Bass Guitar.

Text – pStan Batcow© 2021. French and German translations – Andy Martin.
Music – Andy Martin, Fabian Fritze, Keilan Knight & Colin Murrell© 2021.

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This curious work is derived from a series of marches, military signals and drum calls used by the French army during the 16th and 17th centuries. Andre Danican Philidor was active in the early 18th century and is one of no less than 10 composers of this family who were active from 1580 to 1795. He is the best known of the family through his association with King Louis 14th as his composer for military music (le grandee curie). Performed by the Collegium Musicum De Paris under Roland Douatte. This work has yet to be issued on CD.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This curious work is derived from a series of marches, military signals and drum calls used by the French army during the 16th and 17th centuries. Jacques Philidor was active in the late 17th century and is one of no less than 10 composers of this family who were active from 1580 to 1795. Performed by the Collegium Musicum De Paris under Roland Douatte. This work has yet to be issued on CD.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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 ctmurrel[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.

This curious work is derived from a sinfonia by John Eccles (18th century English composer) for his masque The Judgement Of Paris to which the English trumpeter John Shore (1 of 3 brothers during the early 18th century, all of whom were trumpet virtuosi) has added 2 of his own pieces to form a miniature suite for 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and timpani.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This is a movement from The Shores Suite by the 17th English composer Jeremiah Clarke, written for the 3 Shore brothers, each of whom was a virtuoso trumpet player...but trumpets are absent here, their place taken by bassoons and continuo. Performed by the Joachim Ensemble.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This is one of 8 keyboard sonatas by the English late baroque composer Thomas Arne (of which this is the 2nd movement). They constitute his only works for solo keyboard. We invite listeners to compare this with the orchestrated version available on this channel, used as the interlude music for Television For Schools during the 1960s and early 1970s. Performed by Roger Kirkpatrick.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This is the 2nd track from our 18th EP. Aside from the single and album artwork by Wire, we feature 3 additional photographs - these show the remains of the Penlee narrow gauge railway in Devon, taken by Julie Travis. Note: if you type 'UNIT' followed by 'Wire' you will discover over a dozen covers we recorded of various tracks by Wire from 2013 to 2020.

I first discovered your music in 1979,
instantly impressed by the variety I heard,
4 talented people whose creativity combined
to produce a kind of pop music I certainly preferred.

Throughout the 1980s you provided for us all
a soundtrack to our lives that we could all appreciate.
It seemed you possessed inspiration at your beck and call,
which is why for each single and album we’d eagerly wait.

What happened to your excellent variety
once your group entered the 21st century?
I think it is really such a shame
that all your modern tracks now sound the same.

One...two...three...four...and stop.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ.
Fabian Fritze – Alto Saxophone, 5 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.
Keilan Knight – admirable restraint.

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
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is the 1st track from our 18th EP, recorded on 1st January 2021.

Yesterday I believed I had answers to all the questions that you could ask me.
Now I am no longer certain where the true facts reside anymore.

Yesterday I could tell you for certain what should be done and then how to do it;
Now I question every action, which to applaud and which to deplore.

Yesterday I believed in solutions to every problem that lay before me.
Now I look back so wistfully at a morning when I could be sure.

Yesterday it was really so easy: never an obstacle to torment me.
There were never doubts or queries; my course was simple, day after day.

Where is certainty? Who do I turn to? No-one and nobody wants to listen.
Shouting in an empty building, listening but there is nobody there.

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ.
Fabian Fritze – Alto Saxophone, 5 String Bass Guitar.
Keilan Knight & Colin Murrell – admirable restraint.

Text – Andy Martin. Music – Fabian Fritze
based on a hymn by Michael Praetorius (1612).

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

A Study Of Alkaline Metals
Amery Hill School
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

The Sonata For 2 Trumpets is probably the only work by this late 17th century Italian that has acquired any fame or familiarity. It is featured on this channel. However, an arrangement of it was made by Joachim Schäfer for trombone, horn and an expanded orchestra that includes woodwind in addition to the string ensemble. It is tastefully executed (there is no Stokowski / Harty attempt to transform it into a 19th century slice of romantic sludge) and I have come to love this as much as its originator.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

The anonymity of the title of this work by 17th century Italian Vincenzo Albrici belies its sumptuous score of trumpets, trombones, strings and timpani. Albrici, though a minor composer, often features unusual harmonic shifts in his works that sets him apart from most of his contemporaries, a feature he shares with Giovanni Valentini whose own Sonata A 5 is featured on this channel.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This work for trumpets, trombones and timpani by 17th century Italian Girolamo Fantini is one of a series of pieces composed for similar forces primarily for use in ecclesiastical events.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Francesco Barsanti – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

It is rare for Italian baroque works to feature timpani; it is even less often we find timpani accompany horns rather than trumpets, their usual companions. Barsanti is a minor Italian composer of the early 18th century yet he wrote a large number of concertante works of which this is the finest. It is the 4th in a series of 6 published as his Opus 3, largely based on models set earlier by Giuseppe Sammartini. Performed by members of the New Symphony Orchestra, an American ensemble.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

It is rare for Italian baroque works to feature timpani; it is even less often we find timpani accompany horns rather than trumpets, their usual companions. This is the only known concerto by Vivaldi to feature timpani and it is a ‘concerto grosso’, i.e. a work for multiple soloists and orchestra, in this instance violin, 2 oboes and 2 horns.

If you have enjoyed this track we recommend you check out other baroque music videos on this site

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto For Horns & Timpani
Johann Sebastian Bach – Sinfonias (Volumes 1 – 10)
Jean Philippe Rameau – Acanthe & Cephise
Marc Antoine Charpentier – various works
Johann Schmelzer – various works
Heinrich Biber – various works
Henry Purcell – King Arthur (the complete 1989 Jacques Grimbert recording,
separated into 5 videos for each act)

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.

This is 1 of 5 tracks that will comprise our 17th EP, a project called Railway Tracks, due for release in February 2021. The other pieces are Lines Converge, The Mallard, Night Mail and From Stockholm To Eskilstuna, all available on this site.

When our transportation was run by British Rail
it comes as no surprise that it was doomed to fail.
Semaphors and junction boxes lay in disrepair;
stations shut down, lines closed and chaos everywhere.

The only way to run a service, you must realise,
is to be reliable and efficient...so privatise!

Lord Beeching was an idiot, an empty headed fool
who never comprehended economics while at school.
Like all unions everywhere, ASLEF was a farce,
every public sector minion speaking from his arse.

The only way to run a service, you must realise,
is to be reliable and efficient...so privatise!

Liberals, democrats and socialists insist that government is the engine of economic growth. It is not – not at all. Only when governments move aside, cease to interfere in our lives and instead remain firmly in the background can economic growth prosper. Free men, free women, free markets, free trade, free enterprise and private property are the factors that unleash the potential for entrepreneurial activity and opportunities for people to work, save and produce, to take a risk and make a profit. That is the single greatest engine of economic growth the world has ever known and it is successful wherever it is tried.

In schools and universities the evidence is plain:
government expenditure is money down the drain.
When private institutions are encouraged to succeed,
the population benefits and this is what we need.

The only way to run a service, you must realise,
is to be reliable and efficient...so privatise!

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Piano, Yamaha Keyboard.
Fabian Fritze – Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone.
Keilan Knight – 5 String Bass Guitar.
Colin Murrell – Drums.

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
Amery Hill School
The Algebra Of Greed
The Square Root Of Minus One
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This is 1 of 5 tracks that will comprise our 17th EP, a project called Railway Tracks, due for release in January 2021. The other completed pieces are Lines Converge, Night Mail and From Stockholm To Eskilstuna, all available on this site. The Mallard was a British Pacific class locomotive (number 60022) that broke the speed record for a steam traction engine on 3rd July 1938 with a speed of almost 126 miles per hour.

Andy Martin – Hammond Organ, Moog Synthesiser, ARP 2600.
Fabian Fritze – Alto Saxophone, 5 String Bass Guitar.
Keilan Knight – 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
Amery Hill School
The Algebra Of Greed
The Square Root Of Minus One
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

This atmospheric piece is the consequence of a strange dream I had in November 2020. The 4 members who comprise the Mischief Managers (a cosplay quartet from Sweden largely devoted to a bizarre interpretation of the Harry Potter mythos) were in a train – blizzard outside, distant mountains shrouded in snow et cetera – and I knew they were leaving their real lives behind forever and that on arrival at their destination they would enter the world of Harry Potter and never be allowed to return to their previous reality. It is featured on our 17th EP ‘Railway Tracks’.

It started innocently enough: they took a train from Stockholm to Eskilstuna
via Flemingsberg, Södertalje, Nykvarn, Läggesta and Strängnäs.
Eskilstuna is situated west of Strängnäs and south of Västerås;
on their diverted journey they should have passed Huddinge and Stuvsta...
yet instead they saw mysterious lakes, open fields and tall forests
with only charred, skeletal remnants to remind them
where those towns once stood.

Sara, Matthias, Robin and Chris did not anticipate this:
everything they thought was true, now replaced by something new.

Gone are buildings near and far; gone is every motor car;
lakes and castles stand instead, lifted from the books they read.

What has Mrs Rowling done? Is this her idea of fun?
There before them Hogwarts stands, built again by Swedish hands.

Ronald Weasley and his mates greet them at the iron gates.
With sudden fear they realise their future lays before their eyes.

In the great hall they heard the Symphony No.9 by Anton Bruckner,
completed by the composer, finish quietly, as he originally intended
und jetzt ich habe Vorgefühle für ein grosse coda,
divested of my fearful final gesangsperiode:
Ich fühlen luft von anderen planeten!

Andy Martin – Vocals, Hammond Organ, Mini Moog.
Fabien Fritze – Bass Guitar, Alto Saxophone.
Colin Murrell – Vibraphone, Drums.

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
Amery Hill School
The Algebra Of Greed
The Square Root Of Minus One
An Exercise In Futility
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
The Quasar
Sports Day
Barbara’s Bridge
A Normal Child
Asperger’s Boy

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.

Cantata BWV 100 in G is one of 4 sacred cantatas scored for horns, supported by oboes, bassoon, strings and timpani. The others are BWV 79, BWV 91 and BWV 143, all available on this channel. This one alone adds 2 flutes to the ensemble which creates a richly sonorous texture in the chorus. Performed by the Munich Bach Soloists, Choir & Orchestra under Karl Richter. If you wish to hear the complete cantata, please purchase the CD – our classical musicians deserve support and finance!

We invite you to investigate the other Johann Sebastian Bach videos on this channel.

J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 1)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 2)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 3)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 4)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 5)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 6)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 7)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 8)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 9)
J S Bach – Sinfonias (Volume 10)
J S Bach – Aria from Cantata BWV 4
J S Bach – Aria from Cantata BWV 140
J S Bach – Duet from Cantata BWV 78
J S Bach – Cantata BWV 143

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 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.