Composer Graham Fitkin’s rhythmic and multi-layered music is performed by Ruth Wall on three harps with live digital manipulation from the composer. The intimate sound of the harp is taken out of its comfort zone into a new world of pixellated timbres and scattered beats.
Manchester's Marconi Union have for the last few years been making waves in the world of melodious electronics filtered through numerous influences from 70's classic ambience and krautrock to current day genre hopping microharmonics ala Robert Lippok. They manage to bring to mind the likes of Pan American and even Ulrich Schnauss without ever openly copying anyone, some tracks even hit a post rock techno stance, as weird as it sounds it's amazingly realised. Their sign off 'A Temporary Life' brings Bohren and Der Club Of Gore / Angelo Badelamanti to mind via the long saxophone tones. Elsewhere emotions kept mostly under wraps, only hinted at, a distanced look at things misunderstood. Operating on electronics with added guitar, keyboards, and hefty bass. Signed to All Saints via the godlike Brian Eno who has since asked Marconi Union to oversee remastering his back catalogue, trust like that doesn't come along everyday.