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  1. Unwoundpart. pass. and pret. of unwind.


    Thatchers tie with withs, but old pitch’d ropes unwound are more lasting. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. Unwound

    Unwound is an American post-hardcore band. The band was formed in 1988 in Tumwater and Olympia, Washington by vocalist/guitartist Justin Trosper, bassist Vern Rumsey and drummer Brandt Sandeno. Sandeno was replaced in 1992 by drummer Sara Lund, who performed on their debut album in 1993. Unwound was largely based in Olympia throughout the 1990s. The trio recorded another 8 albums, plus numerous singles, and toured relentlessly until the band's dissolution in 2002. Often classified as noise rock in addition to post-hardcore, Unwound played a sharply dissonant and angular style that made use of unusual guitar tones, and garnered attention locally for their relentless touring schedules, favour towards "all ages" venues and their strong DIY ethics. Unwound was largely associated with the independent record label Kill Rock Stars throughout the 1990s, with the band's debut album, Fake Train (1993), being the first non-spoken word release from the label. Unwound's wider stature grew with the release of the band's fifth and sixth studio albums Repetition (1996) and Challenge for a Civilised Society (1998), which saw the band experiment with their sound beyond noise rock. Unwound's self-produced seventh album, Leaves Turn Inside You (2001), was the band's only double album, and saw the band stylistically shift into post-rock and avant-garde territory; it was critically acclaimed and later appeared on several best-of album lists of the 2000s.Following a disastrous U.S. tour in support of Leaves Turn Inside You, Unwound announced their disbandment in 2002, citing the bandmembers' geographical differences and Vern Rumsey's worsening alcoholism, caused by the stress of touring. Plans for a reunion were repeatedly brought up and shot down throughout the 2010s due to Rumsey's continuous health struggles, and ultimately never occurred before his death in August 2020. In July 2022, Trosper and Lund reformed Unwound for a 2023 tour in Rumsey's memory, with Jared Warren filing in on bass.Unwound was well respected during their initial existence, with Kerrang! calling the band "one of the most prolific American underground bands of recent years" in 1998, although unlike several of their contemporaries from the Pacific Northwest, the band failed to break into the mainstream, in part due to their strong DIY stance. Since their 2002 disbandment, Unwound has frequently been seen as one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, with The A.V. Club labelling Unwound as "the best band of the 90s" in 2013. Unwound spawned numerous side projects in the wake of their disbandment.


  1. Unwound

    Unwound was a United States noise rock band based in Tumwater/Olympia, Washington. Formed in 1991, the band consisted of Justin Trosper, Vern Rumsey, and Brandt Sandeno, all of whom had previously been in a band called Giant Henry. Brandt Sandeno quit Unwound in 1992 and was replaced by Sara Lund. This line-up would remain in place until the band's dissolution in 2002. The group was strongly associated with the label Kill Rock Stars throughout the 1990s. Unwound was sharply dissonant and angular, often resorting to unusual guitar tones, and associated with post-hardcore and noise rock. The band toured frequently, preferring "all ages" clubs. The group spawned numerous side projects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unwound in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

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    The numerical value of unwound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Edward Daniels:

    We are very pleased to have been part of this historic delegation. Clearly Iran remains under sanctions with time before sanctions will be unwound and clearly we will be absolutely adhering to all sanctions, having said that, when sanctions are removed we will look to examine possible options to work in Iran.

  2. President Francois Hollande:

    We unwound the contract we had with Russia, on good terms, respectful of Russia and not suffering any penalty for France, yesterday, I agreed the price and conditions of this sale with (Egyptian) President (Abdel Fattah al-)Sisi and so France will ensure the delivery of these ships without losing anything, while helping protect Egypt.

  3. Kristina Hooper:

    The US central bank's being unwound rather quickly. The US central bank, of course, is adding to the fear.

  4. Ben Le Brun:

    We are seeing a bit of a recovery now with maybe some short positions being unwound. It is certainly going to be a wild ride for investors and traders going into the June 23 decision.

  5. Hargreaves Lansdown analyst Keith Bowman:

    The company's prior push to reduce earnings volatility and surprises looks to have been completely unwound, with investors today suffering another shock.

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