CD Release Date 5th November
LP Release Date 10th December
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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'vedone 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 thatMarconi 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 TonyAllen 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 withthe 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.