Video Premiere: “Temperature Drop” by Marconi Union
We’re very pleased to premiere the live studio version of ‘Temperature Drop’ from UK ambient collective Marconi Union, taken from the recently released double album ‘Tokyo+’ (via London-based imprint Just Music).
‘Tokyo +’ by Marconi Union, the original ‘Tokyo’ album together with a new accompanying EP ‘+’ of Live Studio Remixes was released last week by London-based imprint Just Music for the first time as a double album.
Originally released as the single album ‘Tokyo’ by the German record label Bine in 2009, ‘Tokyo’ was only made available as a CD in Germany and then only in a very limited number of copies.
The Manchester-based group create introspective ambient soundscapes that evokes the far-reaching ambient works of Brian Eno, Harold Budd and Biosphere. The hypnotic synthesizers and soothing warmth of guitars radiates throughout ‘Temperature Drop’, recalling the early 70’s Krautrock movement as well as legendary Chicago ensemble Tortoise and the experimental German label Denovali Records’ output.
“The original idea (and title) for Tokyo stemmed from a chance comment. We had just finished recording a track and after playing it back one of us (we can’t remember who) said that it reminded them of Tokyo. Neither of of us had ever been to Tokyo and we realised that our entire conception of the city originated from films, TV and books. We liked this idea of creating music for a place that only existed in our minds. We weren’t interested in faithfully representing the reality of Tokyo and had no wish to make “authentic” Japanese music, we really just liked the images of Tokyo we’re regularly exposed to. We thought of this music as a form of Hi-Tech Ambience.”
‘Tokyo +’ by Marconi Union is available now on Just Music.