Boomkat Product Review:
Marconi Union have emerged as survivors of the electronic scene, and ‘Different Colours’ is the band’s sixth album, showing they’re in no shortage of ideas. Pushing away the haunted dub of their previous records, this record notches into territory previously explored by Corker/Conboy and Iso68 as the band fuse piano, xylophone and guitar with subtle electronic rhythms and slow moving synthesizers. Everything is treated with a lightness of touch that only comes from experience, and the band’s restraint is something missing from much contemporary electronic music of this ilk. With the mystery and narrative of a Morricone soundtrack fused with the trio’s technical expertise ‘Different Colours’ is a record that stands out of time, and one that’s all the better for it.