Minco Eggersman and Theodoor Borger started collaborating under the moniker UNIFONY some years ago. For this project they're invisiting guest musicians to find the pure essence of music with them. Together, they wander off the beaten track and rediscover purity by experimenting. They do not compose music based on musical notes but they're using carefully crafted layered sounds instead. For their first album they invited Norwegian trumpet player Mathias Eick. He released several albums on the renowned jazzlabel ECM Records and has worked with several other artists like Thomas Dybdahl, Jaga Jazzist & Motorpsycho.
The album has been mixed by the British studio engineer Phill Brown. He has worked with a wide range of artists like Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, David Bowie & The Rolling Stones. The main reason for Eggersman & Borger to work with him though, is the important part he played on the 2 latest Talk Talk albums, 'Spirit of Eden' and 'Laughing Stock'. The groundbreaking sound of these albums influenced them deeply. Although officially retired, Brown decided to give it a go one more time, since he was truly impressed with the UNIFONY album. He called it 'a labour of love'.
The UNIFONY artwork is another reference to Talk Talk since it has been designed by James Marsh, who is a.o. responsible for the iconic Talk Talk album covers. To top it off, the album has been mastered by none other than 11x Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig. He has worked with artists like Radiohead, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Madonna and many, many others.
The UNIFONY project once started when Minco and Theodoor worked together on Minco's album 'RESERVOIRS' and found out they shared a love for this specific music and sound from the 80's. Later on, this album found its way to James Marsh which in turn led to Minco writing an essay for the 'Spirit Of Talk Talk' project. UNIFONY is a tribute to the work ethic of those days; being able to spend time in an inspiring studio, using great instruments and recording equipment without constant pressure. Theodoor's studio was the place for them where these unique UNIFONY songs could grow. This method was recognized and appreciated by others which in the end led to Mathias, Phill, James and Bob joining forces. In the end, UNIFONY is the end result of all this talent.
Minco Eggersman is a Dutch musician, producer & composer. Apart from being singer and drummer for at the close of every day, he's been focusing on writing scores the last few years. Last year he released the critically acclaimed 'KAVKASIA'. Theodoor Borger is also a Dutch producer, musician, composer and engineer. He's the owner of a recording studio and has worked on albums by artists like Kim Janssen, Larus Sigurosson and How to throw a christmas party.