Enigmatic and reclusive Manchester based musicians Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley have consistently avoided publicity and rarely grant interviews. A Lost Connection, their third album, is shaped around themes of isolation and disconnection, inspired by images of withdrawal from the world, a kind of inward journey in which desolation and remoteness are key factors.
Marconi Union have been credited with some of the finest ambient albums of the past decade, and feature in sound tracks on many blockbuster movies and TV series. By those in the know, the duo are uttered in the same breath as Brian Eno, Boards of Canada and Moby.
This is an extraordinary record, developing the themes of social disconnection whilst bringing a Lynchian psychosis to the proceedings, yet still undeniably uplifting. There is something primal here, unusual in contemporary ambient / electronic music and despite the music's apparent stillness it's stunning 'poetic and almost classical' depth and accessibility always manages to take the listener on a journey.
"Masterfully discreet...Three albums in and Marconi Union still appear to be operating under the radar, which is fitting for an act whose music slinks stealthily but irresistibly around the listener" Uncut