All familiar with his music know a lot of Brian Eno’s music has (or evokes) a cinematic impact. The 17-track “Film Music: 1976 – 2020”, which contains seven newly available pieces, proves his music also works very well without having the visuals to accompany them. Next to that, the music found on this first-ever compilation of film and television soundtrack stuff is not all ambient, as tracks such as “You Don’t Miss Your Water” and the slow “Under” feature Brian’s vocals.
While listening to this set it also becomes clear a lot of the music’s intrinsic power and mellowness is due to the composers keen, sophisticated use of stasis and repetition as can already be heard on the fine album opener, “Top Boy” (Theme). Alongside tracks composed for the movies “Heat” and “Trainspotting”, familiar ground is covered on “An Ending” (Ascent) from the “Apollo” album and the ethereal “Prophecy Theme” from David Lynch’s sf-film “Dune”.
The physical release of this 66-minute retrospective, recorded across five decades, is slated for January 22nd, 2021.
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