Weightless: Ambient Transmissions Vol. 2: Green Vinyl LPTAOLPIN049
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Label: Just Music
Release Date: 7th July
The scientists have spoken and the title track to Marconi Union's 'Weightless' is OFFICIALLY the most relaxing piece of music of all time. We can argue against Bohemian Rhapsody being the top of those 'best songs of all time' lists (it's not, it really isn't) but I ain't going to bat against the boffins when it comes to the ultimate 'chill the f out' song because, they're absolutely right.
First ever time on vinyl for this slice of audio bliss, a real treatment for the mind, body and soul.
'Weightless' topped a scientific list of the most relaxing pieces of music of all
time, research suggesting that it can slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure
and decrease cortisone levels.
Continuous worldwide spotlight on this track sparks new interest daily in Marconi
Union and all their music as the story continues its viral reach across the globe
online and in print, on radio and TV.
Consistently topping the Billboard Digital Song Sales Charts, iTunes Electronic
Music Chart, UK Independent charts, European and Australian charts and the
Amazon Ambient Music bestsellers list, Marconi Union are considered one of the
leading ambient (and electronic- synth) acts in the world, continuously topping
many lists as the most important contemporary ambient artists around
today. They have released 12 albums on the Just Music label since their 2003
debut, continually refining and developing a unique musical identity that
seamlessly blends elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronic music.
Originally released in 2014 and their most successful album to date, the band's
7th studio album Weightless (Ambient Transmissions Vol 2) is now to be
released on vinyl.
The album includes the now iconic and seminal track Weightless together with 5
more tracks, the latter derived from the ideas of the former, simply entitled Part 1
– Part 6. The tracks are minimal, combining warm drones and drifting sounds
with occasional sparse rhythms. The inspiration for the album came after the
band were commissioned to collaborate with a sound therapist from the British
Academy of Sound Therapy and write a piece of relaxing music, the first
"Weightless" track. When scientifically tested for its effectiveness scientists
reported that their research indicated that the music slowed the heart rate,
reduced blood pressure and decreased levels of cortisol, a steroid hormone that
is released in response to stress. When the research was made public there was
an instant and intense media reaction which continues to this day.
"Minimal, introspective, ethereal electronica – gorgeous" The Guardian
"Exquisite, subtle soundscapes, an essential purchase for ambient addicts" DJ Mag
"Amongst today's most talented musicians" The Sunday Times
- Weightless Part 1
- Weightless Part 2
- Weightless Part 3
- Weightless Part 4
- Weightless Part 5
- Weightless Part 6