TIME magazine once said the music of Marconi Union was one of the best inventions of the year. With incredible albums such as WEIGHTLESS and GHOST STATIONS, this synthesizer trio has carved out a niche as one of the top ambient groups in the world. Now they are back with the album DEAD AIR which is a bit of return to basics and a more traditional ambient sound than GHOST STATIONS, for instance. There are less outside sounds and virtually no beats -- just lots of synthesizers playing sinewy, caressing and floating lines that entwine and curve this way and that on a trip to who knows where. But the music enters your heart and soul and bloodstream and takes over your being. The music mesmerizes, enthrals and captivates. This is some of the gentlest and subtlest electronica ever created. Take a listen and give it a chance to do its stuff. If you have trouble listening, try not listening and you may discover that is impossible. Just let the music play, let it work on your psyche. Stifle your expectations and let the moments unfold around and within you. It’s a magical journey to a land just this side of unconsciousness, a place of dreams, relaxation, meditation and psychic exploration. Sail away to freedom.