Brian Eno – Reflection


Release data: Brian Eno – Reflection CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Warp Records, 2017 It’s time to submerge in some tranquil soundscapes again. Fans that enjoyed Mr Eno’s long form ambient bliss such as “Thursday Afternoon” and “Neroli” will encounter a similar aural excursion on the 54-minute “Reflection”, Brian’s 19th studio album to date. The thoughtful, patiently crafted one track composition sounds overtly sober, contemplative, dreamlike and minimal….

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Brian Eno – The Shutov Assembly


Release data: Brian Eno – The Shutov Assembly CD, Opal Records, 1992 Dedicated to Russian artist Sergei Shutov and his fine art installations, the outcome on this album hails back to Eno’s thoughtful ambient explorations from the mid ’70’s. On “The Shutov Assembly”, a lush and elusive charm is key in each of the ten slightly experimental flavoured and quite minimal moodscapes. I for one…

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Harold Budd & Brian Eno – Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror


Release data: Harold Budd & Brian Eno – Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror CD, EG Records, 1980 I thought it time to lift out another ambient classic out of the collection. Being the second in Eno’s ambient series, “The Plateaux of Mirror” is an album where Budd would indulge in lots of live improvisation on electric and acoustic piano to Eno’s quiet, ethereal sound…

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Brian Eno – Lux


Release data: Brian Eno – Lux CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Warp Records, 2012 “Lux” is a pastoral work by Brian Eno, marking a return to his earlier focus on ambient sound collage, while also being his first solo album since 2005’s “Another Day On Earth”. The release features four generative, long-form tracks of cohesive, contemplative ambient, or intellectual/emotional sound collage, as Brian likes to call it. The…

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Brian Eno – Ambient #1: Music for Airports


Release data: Brian Eno – Ambient #1: Music for Airports CD, Editions EG, 1978 “Ambient 1: Music For Airports” is another classic album with “wallpaper music” by Brian Eno, which merges simple piano sounds with the phasing of tape loops, creating a tapestry of gliding, smooth sounds. The created sonic aura is one of repetition and minimalism, not meant for attentive listening. The music was…

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Harold Budd & Brian Eno – The Pearl


Release data: Harold Budd & Brian Eno – The Pearl CD, Editions EG, 1984 For many years, the album “The Pearl” by Brian Eno and Harold Budd is considered a classic in the tranquil ambient genre. The music is simple and but effective, pairing a pleasant sense of melancholy with spaciousness by aptly mixing treated Satie-kindred piano with electronics. The outcome is timeless music moving…

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