6 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Weightless is a scientific exploration of music's relaxing capabilities. Over six nameless and blended tracks, Marconi Union gently move reverberant, twinkling sounds through soft banks of synths and gently pulsing heartbeat bass. They add touches like gamelan percussion—“Pt. 2”—to create a dreamlike ambient environment. And it’s far from a static experience: “Pt. 5” is awash with white noise and portentous piano chords, while “Pt. 4” throws in throbbing stabs of Fender Rhodes and light swaths of waspish feedback.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Weightless is a scientific exploration of music's relaxing capabilities. Over six nameless and blended tracks, Marconi Union gently move reverberant, twinkling sounds through soft banks of synths and gently pulsing heartbeat bass. They add touches like gamelan percussion—“Pt. 2”—to create a dreamlike ambient environment. And it’s far from a static experience: “Pt. 5” is awash with white noise and portentous piano chords, while “Pt. 4” throws in throbbing stabs of Fender Rhodes and light swaths of waspish feedback.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

MusicManCompany ,

MORE TOP-SELLING, CUTTING-EDGE AMBIENT TRANSMISSIONS FROM MARCONI UNION

MARCONI UNION is considered one of the top ambient (and electronic-synth) acts in the world. They have taken another giant step forward with their seventh album, WEIGHTLESS (AMBIENT TRANSMISSIONS VOL. 2). The first track, WEIGHTLESS PART 1, was named “the most relaxing song EVER” by the British Mindlab Institute. TIME MAGAZINE called that track “aural bliss” and placed it at No. 11 on their list of Top 50 Inventions of the year.

That first track is the most traditional ambient, but some of the other five tunes have pulses and rhythmic touches which pushes the music into a slightly different realm. The music takes your mind and body into deep immersion.

Marconi Union counts Brian Eno, Steve Reich and Kraftwerk among their inspirations. While the Marconi Union name references the Italian engineer known for his pioneering work with long-distance radio transmissions, this musical group is transmitting on an even broader scale -- throughout the world and possibly even to the cosmos. Remove any unnecessary weight in your life, tune in and float on.

SeattleMoose ,

My Sleep Album

I first heard this artist on Comcast soundscape channel and was hypnotized by the music. I knew I had to have it and bought the whole album and now I play it every night. It helps me go into a very deep sleep. I'm a huge fan of ambient music and like artists like Steve Roach and Robert Rich. I can hardly wait to explore other albums by this artist.

Verybigsmile ,

Love all but one track on this album

Fantastic for relaxation, except for track 2. Downloaded this for my son who has high anxiety, especially at night when scared of everything! This album really helps reduce his anxiety, except for tracks 2, which is creepy and scary sounding. I just made a playlist with all but track 2 and problem solved.

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