Unknown Land is a unique artistic collaboration between Lucia Ponticas (Chile) and Rob Bryant (Australia), two musicians on opposite sides of the earth, making music through satellites in space.
The project was conceived in 2015 after Lucia and Rob met on twitter, promoting their respective solo projects Lucia Fenix and Bare Island. Very quickly they realised their styles complimented eachother perfectly, and Unknown Land was born.
Despite living in two different cultures, speaking different languages and even when one's days are the other's nights, their passion for music prevailed.
The result is a completely unique sound that travels between modern dark-synthpop and a powerful indie-electronica. Dark electronic rhythms support Lucia's haunting vocals and Rob's wailing guitar.
After the success of Unknown Land's debut album 33° they are now preparing to launch the highly anticipated follow up EP "REDLINE" in May 2017, with a more consolidated, fully realised and still completely original sound.
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Lucía Fenix is the alter ego of Lucía Ponticas, singer, songwriter and producer, from the most southern extreme of Latin America.
Fenix is a project that pays tribute to passion and introspection. With particular attention to unique and intense lyrics and vocal lines.
Lucía Ponticas has a background as a member of several Industrial and Synthpop bands as a keyboardist and singer, and later as a sound engineer and a solo artist since 2009.
Her sound is dark and sultry with really strong vocals with an electronic backing. Cold, machinelike, but so passionate at the same time.
Bare Island is the music project of Sydney producer and multi-instrumentalist Rob Bryant. Drawing influence from artists as diverse as Massive Attack, Blonde Redhead, Sígur Ros, Radiohead, Joy Division, Talk Talk, and pretty much the entire early catalog of 4AD, Bare Island is a destination of blissful, sweet oblivion and melancholy isolation.
Rob Bryant has a background playing keyboards and bass guitar in seminal Adelaide post-punk band the Bacchae, bass guitar for hardcore legends Grunter, and keyboards for Sydney industrial trio Sterile.
Bare Island represents a change of direction to a far more introspective place, where the ghosts of post-punk and new wave crystalise into something new but familiar.