The Marconi Union made headlines a few years back with their track “Weightless,” which a study supposedly determined to be the most relaxing track ever made. I can vouch for its effectiveness – I found my heart rate had slowed down significantly and I had even begun yawning by the end of it. How much of that is placebo I have no idea, but it’s something I guess. Believe it or not, Marconi Union has plenty more to listen to other than “Weightless.” Departures is a somber, spacious ambient space void of time. Departures is quite evocative of, say, A Winged Victory of the Sullen or Stars of the Lid’s debut album. Each of the titles denotes a sense of longing and the material walks this fine line of teetering off in to this bottomless chasm or floating off in to this place made of dreams. With no filler, Marconi Union gets straight to the point and you get your money’s worth. Listen to Departures below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

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The mighty Marconi Union distill pure timeless ambience across 5 tracks. Departures, leaving now... Destination unknown.
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released 29 June 2015

Written & Produced by Marconi Union.
Published by Just Publishing.

Price $9.36

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