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Anomic [Import]

Jah Wobble & Marconi Union Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (27 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 30hertz
  • ASIN: B00CM1S28W
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,334 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. WealthJah Wobble, Marconi Union 7:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Reality CrashJah Wobble, Marconi Union 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. AnomicJah Wobble, Marconi Union 6:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Love in the BanlieuesJah Wobble, Marconi Union 6:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Times of DespairJah Wobble, Marconi Union 6:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Rain Has StoppedJah Wobble, Marconi Union 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. TerminusJah Wobble, Marconi Union 6:340.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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Over the last couple of years Marconi Union have been getting rave revues. They ve had no less than two albums of the week in the Sunday Times and Mojo Magazine described them as "frighteningly accomplished, making elegant, expertly constructed pieces with tangible beginning and ends, melded from seemingly amorphous motifs and phrases of guitars, synths and percussion" . Things developed to the point that the great deity of ambient music Brian Eno invited them to play the famous Punkt Festival in Norway When this record was made Marconi Union were a duo; Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley being the sole members. Similar to Jah Wobble Richard Talbot is a denizen of Stockport in Cheshire. Their paths crossed and the two of them thought it would make a great deal of aesthetic sense for Jah Wobble to add his sublime velvet bass lines to Marconi Unions ambient orchestrations. The sum of the (musical ) parts ended up being far greater than of the parts themselves. Anomic is truly stunning! That it is of a cinematic and romantic temperament is more immediately apparent than it being ambient in its character. For me it has echoes of John Barry at his best. The music is more redolent, at least to my ears, of European cities such as Berlin, Geneva, Tallinn, Helsinki, Vienna et al, than it is of the windswept rain lashed North West of England, where the record was created. Harry Palmer "My name isn't Harry, but in this business it's hard to remember whether it ever had been."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely collaborators produce an excellent album 19 July 2013
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This unlikely collaboration have produced an album that's got some excellent tracks and is well worth a listen. Four and a bit stars from me - I like all of it and love some of it.

I've listened to, and like, a lot of what Marconi Union have done. Though I've been aware of Jah Wobble and what he's done, I'm a good deal less familiar with his music. So I came to this wondering just what the purveyors of superior ambient soundscapes would get from a collaboration with someone the previous reviewer has described as a 'post-punk dub bassman'. And yes, I did think it an unlikely match.

I shouldn't have worried though as what's here is always listenable. Though some of the tracks sound as though they've been put down by one part of the collaboration and the other has just chipped in with a contribution, even then the tracks are decent and very listenable. But the album contains some gems - the second, fourth and last tracks - that sound much greater than the sum of their perhaps unlikely parts. And here's the real surprise, for me; neither the bass-led dub nor ambient soundscapes for which the collaborators are rightly famous are what you'd call up-tempo, but the tracks that work best here are the faster ones. That's something I certainly wasn't expecting.

The product description mentions that the album has a feel of continental Europe about it and yes, it does. That may not make sense until you've heard it, of course but should I ever find myself with a long trip down an autobahn this would be the perfect soundtrack to it.

Try it. It's unlikely, but it works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious! 1 Oct 2013
By MikeF
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The decision to work together on this album was absolutely inspired on the part of both Jah Wobble and Marconi Union. Delicious music, superbly recorded on Wobble's own 30 Hertz label, rewards being played over and over again (on the best speakers or headphones you can afford). Each time, new subtleties reveal themselves, especially in Wobble's sinuous grooves, where his patterns evolve often so gradually that you'd be hard put to be sure how he actually gets from point A to point B. The Marconi Union sound is unmistakably their own, yet the addition of this extraordinary electric bass playing from Jan Wobble opens up a dimension that was probably always there, but which remained largely unheard. This is a truly essential album, and I truly hope it will be the first of many from this collaboration.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wobble does what Wobble does 6 Sep 2013
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Being a long-term Wobbler I was looking forward to listening to this and have not been disappointed. I must admit to preferring his more dub-orientated work, but this will do just fine. Hadn't heard of Marconi Union before but they dovetail in nicely with the man's sinuous basslines. 'Reality crash' and 'Terminus' are highlights for me. Could have done without the spoken poem on 'The rain has stopped' however; it spoils the flow of an otherwise interesting instrumental album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mr W never disappoints 29 July 2013
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Well , what can I say , soaring , melancholy , uplifting , intricate yet quite simple . Love it

Just buy it - you wont regret it and play it loud !
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