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MARCONI UNION - Signals - Clear Vinyl LP

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MARCONI UNION - Signals - Clear Vinyl LP

Signals is the latest addition to Marconi Union's highly acclaimed discography. Despite

having released twelve albums in the last eighteen years they continue to

experiment and push boundaries. 


'In some respects Signals is a more traditional songwriting album than anything we've

done before, but it draws on the same techniques we've used on our previous albums' 


After their previous album, the largely beat-less Dead Air, one might think that

Marconi Union would be primarily influenced by synth players or guitarists. However,

it turns out that Signals was actually informed by the bands' admiration of a number of

different drummers and this played a significant part in helping shape its sound. 


'We were quite inspired by various players like Jaki Liebezeit, Clive Deamer and Tony

Allen and tried to imagine what our music would sound like with them playing on it.' 


Signals combines synthetic textures with organic sound, and merges the familiar with

the unknown, transporting the listener deep into their imagination. The one-word title

is both mysterious and evocative, suggesting a multitude of images that range from

high-tech electronic messaging to ghostly abandoned radio stations and even that

most basic level of human expression, body language. 


It Is both ironic and yet somehow so right, that a group so regularly described as 'enigmatic'

should make an album that alludes to communication. Although, long-term fans will be

relieved to note that Marconi Union decline to enlighten us on what all this means.



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4. Strata

5. A Citizen's Dream

6. Breaking Point

7. Looking Through The Ilex

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