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” (conceived by Eno as an atmosphere, or a surrounding influence: a tint) broke new ground when it came out as it introduced the new term “ambient” to the musical lexicon, its modus operandi formalising the use of steady states as the basis for ambient’s unique kind…

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Brian Eno – Ambient #4: On Land


Release data: Brian Eno – Ambient #4: On Land CD, EG Records, 1982 As a big fan of ambient music for many years, I wondered how I could forget giving some attention to Brian Eno, one of the godfathers of ambient electronic music. In the years preceding “On Land” the idea of making music that in some way related to a sense of place -landscape,…

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Roger Eno & Brian Eno – Mixing Colours


Release data: Roger Eno and Brian Eno – Mixing C0lours CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Deutsche Grammophone, 2020 Roger and Brian Eno’s collaborative debut-release “Mixing Colours” (created out of a back-and-forth process between the two brothers over a 15-year period) is an exploration into sound through pastel-coloured impressionistic, contemplative soundscapes. All but one of the recording’s eighteen soft resonating tracks take their titles from abstract and uncommon shades…

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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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