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ARTIST
TITLE
Tokyo
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BINE 020CD BINE 020CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/1/2009

This is UK-based Marconi Union's first release for the Binemusic label. Since 2003, Marconi Union have recorded albums for a number of different labels and created pieces for art installations, film and TV in Europe and America. In 2008, Marconi Union established their own label, Mu- Transmissions. Marconi Union's music is an evocative combination of electronica and ambience. Often incorporating organic sounds from field recordings, acoustic instruments and guitars, they create a distinctive sound-world where beautiful melodies are offset by darker undercurrents. In a genre of music that is frequently accused of being clinical and dispassionate, their music is unanimously recognized as having a deep, emotional resonance. On Tokyo, the band wanted to produce an album that had a hi-tech ambience in order to conjure up images of the Tokyo of films, books and TV. This record isn't about creating "authentic" Japanese music, or faithfully documenting the actual city (which neither of the members have visited). Rather, it is an attempt to capture a sense of the imagined and often-iconized version of Tokyo.