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?"