Marconi Union’s unique fusion of electronica, guitars and strings first came to people’s attention with the release of their highly acclaimed second album Distance (released on Brian Eno’s All saints Records) This album was a hailed in some quarters as “groundbreaking” and “an ambient classic” with it receiving a particularly strong reaction in the US where many of the tracks appeared on the soundtracks to various TV shows.
Following a series of lengthy contractual complications and having amicably parted ways with their previous record company, they decided to pursue a more independent path and are now releasing their third album A Lost Connection as a digital release on their own website http://www.marconiunion.com initial press reactions have been very exciting and it looks set to repeat the success of Distance.
The tracks on A Lost Connection like previous MU releases blend melody and atmosphere to create a haunting and evocative soundtrack to daily life. A number are likely to be appearing on various compilations in the near future and MU have already received some approaches for soundtrack work.
Recently Marconi Union created music for an installation at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in L.A. and are currently remixing a number of name artists.
Despite the low key nature of it’s release, it looks fairly certain that A Lost Connection is set to follow it’s predecessor as a landmark release.
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