“I can’t remember a point in my life when I wasn’t playing music – it’s always had a hold on me,” says Marconi Union’s Richard Talbot, “Sometimes I wish it hadn’t.”
The Marconi Union sound has quietly whispered its way into the consciousness of those searching out ambient music. Their music is continuing to develop a style of its own with each release, yet across all of their albums there are streaks of black humour and pools of shimmering beauty revealed in their slow undulating groove. And however bleak things might sometimes sound, there’s always a glimmer of hope, a faint glint on the horizon.
After fourteen years of writing and performing and eight studio albums, most notably Weightless and Ghost Stations, the reclusive trio from Manchester– founder members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with keyboard player Duncan Meadows – are thought to be “amongst today’s most talented musicians” The Sunday Times. They have continually steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity, evoking emotions from gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic composition