- 08 Nov 19
The piano virtuoso announces small tour to accompany the upcoming release of her new album In The Deep, out on November 29 and launched on December 5th. In the meantime, discover her highy soothing latest single 'Delicate'.
Irish musician Úna Keane has long been acclaimed for her fantastic piano skills, which culminated in the release of various records, such as her most recent 2017's album, As I Wake, Still I Dream. Her compositions have been broadcast on RTE & the BBC, and performed at high-flying events such as Electric Picnic, All Together Now, Féile na Bealtaine and at the National Concert Hall.
The classically trained pianist composed, recorded, mixed and produced the entirety of her upcoming album, which falls into the minimalist, ambient genre, with the single 'Delicate' being a definite highlight.
Ethereal and very evocative, it's the type of deceptively simple, raw sound that gives goosebumps and sends chills down your spine. The single comes with a video featuring decades-old black and white footage, reminiscent of the videos Keane released in 2017 for 'It'll All Be Okay My Darling' and 'Behold The Beauty (of Land and Sea)'. Coming together beautifully, the audio and its accompanying visuals trigger an enchanting feel of nostalgia - a captivating glimpse into what promises to be a sensational album.
"Recorded in an old Victorian Railway worker's cottage in Dublin 8, the record explores themes of connection, communication and flow. Minimalist, ambient in genre, Úna recorded this album on her 100 year old Steck Baby grand Piano using a Tascam DR-44WL hand-held recorder. Each recording was entirely improvised, with no editing. You can even hear the creak of the piano stool.. It's 1848 meets 2019. This was also her first outing as Producer, although she got some help from collaborator Jack O'Donoghue (aka Meas.Tú) on two tracks," says the press release.
"Building on her 2017 Piano Solo LP "As I Wake, Still I Dream", this new work expands to include Electronics, Soundscapes and an old Typewriter. Looping and layering piano, spoken word & field recordings means that every performance is unique and creates a level of intimacy between performer and audience. An accompanying Light Show of her own animated artwork as well as speed-corrected archive film footage has the effect of drawing an audience even further into the music."
The album launch is going to take place at the D-Light Studios on Thursday 5th of December, with BK Pepper as a supporting act. A night which would delight all piano amateurs, and it's BYOD for added fun! This will be followed by a small tour across some of the major cities in Ireland and UK next month - and Keane is already planning extra dates for Spring and Summer 2020!
IN THE DEEP TOUR DATES
Dec 01 Black Box, Belfast
Dec 05 D-Light Studios, Dublin
Dec 08 Black Gate, Galway
Dec 19 Servant Jazz Quarters, London