SELDOM has isolation sounded so rewarding than on the powerful new material from Unkle Bob. After retreating to a remote barn on the banks of Loch Tay in the Scottish Highlands, the artist otherwise known as Rick Webster has emerged from the shadows with some of his most compelling work to date.
Opening with a shimmering piano melody, new single ‘Try’ is a deeply stirring insight into the upcoming mini album titled The Highest Mountains. Known for his work with other artists around Glasgow such as Breakfast Muff and Mark McGowan, Webster’s deft production skills are immediately identifiable; his haunted vocal is delivered over echoed harmonies and subtle melodies before a burst of electronic fuzz takes the track into unexpected new territory, lush with textures. Drawing influence from Nick Cave’s dark and gothic tendencies aswell as the yearning atmospherics of Sigur Ros and Bon Iver, it is a compelling introduction to his forthcoming release.
‘Try’ is the lead single from The Highest Mountains, due for release on 19th May 2017. Slated as the sequel to last year’s darker mini compilation The Deepest Sea, it is said to document a journey that took him from Ghana, Berlin and the Highlands; resulting in some of his most inspired compositions to date.
Check out the track below.