Mark Unthank is a recording artist, producer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a long and successful track record as a composer. As both a solo artist and collaborator, Mark’s music has appeared in major television and film productions, high-profile YouTube videos and has even been performed on stage at New York City’s prestigious Lincoln Center. Regular readers of The Static Dive will remember recent releases “The Echoes of Our Love” and “Falling in Love on the Dancefloor” from his FunkVoyage project.
With his company CoolNerd Media, Mark Unthank creates entertainment and tech content ranging from streaming video to point-of-sale systems and original music performance and production. The multi-talented creator composes the music for these productions and works with a team of top NYC studio musicians to bring them to life. His latest endeavor is a solo project, with Hollywood in mind.
“Cinematic Moods” is the brand new album from Mark Unthank, released worldwide via all major streaming services on November 25, 2022. The thirteen song collection mixes elements of pop, classical, EDM and jazz to create dramatic moods, suspenseful scenes and celebratory anthems.
From the ambient bookends of “Preamble” and “Epilogue” to the percussive suspense of “Sunset Drive” and the Baroque drama of “Vienna Trap”, Mark creates a unique and otherworldly soundtrack. Trap grooves meet percussive pizzicato strings and classic analog synths to paint broad cinematic soundscapes.
Like the score to an unknown movie, Cinematic Moods tells a (mostly) wordless tale of suspense, conflict, drama and resolution. Along the way, Mark Unthank colors the scenes with flashes of syncopated jazz percussion (“Piccadilly Style”), trip-hop vibes (“Fight for Life”) and dark-pop nuance (“Slow Burn”).
Check out the “Hold the Line” video below, or listen to the album in its entirety on your favorite streaming service. You can also hear the track “Running With The Night” (feat Antonia Marquee) on the Deep Indie Chill playlist. Follow the links below to connect with Mark Unthank.