Pink Floyd’s new album ‘The Endless River’ is set to become Amazon’s most pre-ordered ever, a title which is currently held by One Direction’s ‘Midnight Memories.’ The release, which comes out 10th November, will be the band’s last ever. Amazon last week released a statement which confirmed that the album had already overtaken Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ to become 2014’s most pre-ordered album so far.
Steve Bernstein, Amazon’s EU Digital Music Director, said "That Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' could become the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon.co.uk, following other artists like One Direction and Robbie Williams who have held that top spot, is a testament to the strength and diversity of the UK music scene."
It must surely also be testament to a resilient affection for the album format amongst a large portion of today’s music lovers.
In a recently released interview (see below), David Gilmour and Nick Mason talk about the it’s coming to fruition and why it took so long to put together. “There was a period of time when we were endeavouring to be purist about it and to keep what we had and not add to it,” he said. “But, you know, we thought, ‘Well, if we were continuing with these pieces 20 years ago, we would have added to them’…So we changed our tack a little bit and thought, ‘Let’s just make them sound great.’”
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A compilation of amazing HD footage from space edited together and put to music. Features the track 'North' from Blind Theatre.
Digitonal will be playing Daylight Music alongside Rachael Dadd and Dean McPhee on Saturday 1st November at Union Chapel, London. Doors open at midday at entry is free, although suggested donation is £3.50. See more here.
How to dance to math rock.
The video is a rip from Mayer Hawthorne's video for 'A Long Time,' over-layed audio is 'Soar Mill Cove' from the album 'Blind Theatre.'
Blind Theatre is out now.
Richie Johnson, the director for Marconi Union's 'Weightless' video, talked to ITV news about the project and how it came to be. The video, which has already seen more than a quarter of a million hits, features real footage of a drone flying over a lake as Richie explains in the clip. See the interview here.
Marconi Union - Weightless
Marconi Union stopped by the studio at BBC Radio Jersey today to talk about Weightless, the video, the history of the band and 'natural soundscapes' amongst other things. Go to 2.34.05 mins to hear it.
Hear the first track from the new Jon Hopkins EP 'Asleep Versions' due for release 10th of November. Recorded at Sundlaugin Studio, Mosfellsbær, Iceland in February 2014.
You can hear the new mix by Just Music's in house DJ Ben Mynott, aka Fluidnation.