Johnathon Ford’s instrumental rock outfit enters its third decade with its heaviest and most assured album to date.
Unwed Sailor’s latest EP is particularly ambitious in scope and sonic diversity.
So when I say I had no idea what to expect when I slipped Circles into the player, I really mean that.
It’s uncanny how Unwed Sailor is able to convey emotion through a simple melody, a brush of a cymbal, a rolling bassline.
There are some hints of Tortoise’s more relaxed jams, but without the art-school edge