MU will be taking part in this years Audioscope Festival which will take place at The Bullingdon, Oxford on November 21st. The one day festival features artists such as Plaid, Gazelle Twin and Part Chimp and aims to raise money for the housing charity, Shelter.
Departures is a new and extremely limited cassette release from Marconi Union, our friends at Chemical Tapes have pressed up just 50 copies (although, it is also available as a download here). Each cassette is produced with the normal Chemical Tapes commitment to quality and are all hand stamped.
*Please note* quantities of the cassette are strictly limited to 50 and there are no plans to repress once they are sold.
For the past few months MU have been working in partnership with American software engineer Raleigh Green and the Marina Abramovic Institute to create an online installation.
The result of these efforts is Weightless / Endless, which at the moment can be found on the homepage of the MAI website. Here’s a helpful clue, try clicking at the centre of the star…
There is also an in depth interview with MU and Raleigh on the MAI site which explains the thinking behind Weightless / Endless as a durational piece of work.
Marconi Union will be closing Saturday night at Deer Shed Festival
The making of Anomic took place over a period of two years. MU had crossed paths with John a number of times and after a while talk had turned to the idea of making a record together, but it actually took quite a while to get started on it.
We had a very clear idea about what we wanted the album to reflect. We were keen to make an “ambient” album that had some grit, the sort of music that might make you think about the wrong side of town. At the same time, we didn’t want to make it doomy and grim.
On 24/06/2013, 30 Hertz will be releasing, Anomic a full length album recorded by Jah Wobble and Marconi Union.
Further information to follow.
In 2012 MU went into Redwall Studios in Manchester to record a live session. DOTCA were on hand to film it and made this short documentary.