Marconi Union - Dead Air (2xLP)
The new album offers ample evidence of a band in its prime. Marconi Union still sound vital and original, enthused by the possibilities that music has to offer. 'We've never wanted to repeat ourselves,' states Talbot. 'We've made ten albums and have been going for 17 years, but it still feels fresh. That's been so important for us all the way through. We're looking to do new things all the time' co-founder Richard Talbot says.
Indeed, the exquisite Dead Air bears only a passing resemblance to its 2016 forerunner, Ghost Stations. The trio have dispensed with beats, brass and guest musicians this time around, opting instead for a more intimate and textural approach, a constantly evolving soundworld of tones and sensory impressions.
Dead Air also bears little resemblance to the trio's initial vision for it. 'The album we set out to make had far more of a rhythmic element,' explains Talbot, 'but fairly late in the process, we decided to completely change direction.' This is entirely in keeping with Marconi Union's guiding methodology. Ideas remain fluid throughout the writing process, until Talbot and bandmates Jamie Crossley and Duncan Meadows ultimately settle on what feels right to them.
As such, Dead Air is a sublime testament to their collective instinct.
Marconi Union's most successful album to date is Weightless (Ambient Trans-missions Vol. 2). 'Weightless is widely considered to be 'the most relaxing track in the world'
'Marconi Union are amongst today's most talented musicians' - Sunday Times
'Marconi Union have steadily released albums of pristine, clinical electronic music...continuing to refine their art in minimalist fashion and placing them firmly in the vanguard of acts making atmospheric, ambient music' - Music OMH
'Marconi Union have always excelled at the creation of a sonic space in which
to shelter' - The Quietus
'Marconi Union always find beauty in the bleakest places' - Uncut
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