A suicide cult and a retreat into psychic wilderness

A new Unthunk album will be released on August 5. Unthunk is a musical collective pursuing the intersection between chamber and pop music. The new album, titled Coin, is the fourth full length release from Happy Puppy Records on freemusicarchive.org.

Coin consists of two distinct halves. From the perspective of a make-believe suicide cult, the first half combines functional music-making in support of the Order of Eternal Tranquility’s ceremonies with studies by and about the cult’s key characters.

The second half examines the state of “unaccommodated man”, as expressed by Shakespeare’s Lear. Each piece departs tangentially from the bard’s idea of casting off civility, to experience the resulting isolation and communion.

Notes on the project are available at https://unthunk.ca/item/coin/ and will be available at Free Music Archive after the release date.