Coldplay and Eno to record in zero gravity 1 April 2009 7:05 am Band to "jam" in weightless conditions
Good morning. It's been announced today that Coldplay are to boldly go where no musicians have gone before, by recording in zero gravity. Later this year, the band will board a modified Boeing 727 aircraft, which can provide zero gravity for periods of 20-25 seconds at a time. Wearing self-designed outfits based on early Russian cosmonaut suits, they will be joined by producer/collaborator Brian Eno, who will use custom-made "heavy" microphones to record the sessions on a 1969 analogue cassette player.
"We've been searching for the right environment to record the perfect snare drum sound for many years now," Chris Martin told Coldplay.com, "and I've just got a gut feeling that zero gravity is the place to do that, y'know?"