Marconi Union Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Themes of emptiness haunt Marconi Union’s new album Ghost Stations, another fine set of ambient jazz-electronica. For this ninth album of theirs, the group enlisted assistance from Andy Dobson and Girogio Li Calzi on clarinet and trumpet respectively. Ghost Stations, a double LP, is out on Just Music.
The guys from Marconi Union have commissioned a range of remixes from people as diverse as (ambient faves) Biosphere's Geir Jenssen, the violins and electronics of Digitonal, tinkling beauty Antonymes and... New Romantic man Steve Jansen from the band Japan. Each sparkles as they put their spin on original tracks by the 'Union, from their Ghost Stations record released back in the Summer of 2017. Ghost Stations Remixes is a 12" on Just Music.
Marconi Union released this suite of ambient shimmer-groove in 2009, in fairly limited quantities. This reissue of Tokyo makes the excellent music available again, and also adds a live reimagining of the entire album, wherein original loops and parts of Tokyo were organised into new compositions. Tokyo + is a double CD release on Just Music.
All kinds of downbeat, be it conjured through ambient sounds, post-rock soundscaping or IDM-leaning electronica, Marconi Union make a sound that aims to be modest and simplistic -- the tracklist for 'Weightless' attests to that, comprising of a six-part suite with no concepts and no fuss. This time, the group try to keep it really minimalist, occasionally bringing rhythm in other what is ultimately a long ambient slog. With 'Weightless, Marconi Union continue to establish their exceedingly chill vibes.