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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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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Brian Eno – Thursday Afternoon


Release data: Brian Eno – Thursday Afternoon CD, EG Records, 1985 The long form music on Brian’s Eno’s “Thursday Afternoon” (composed as the soundtrack to an art installation video of the same name) is by many regarded as one of the pinnacles of ambient wallpaper music. It’s also proof of Eno’s theory: slowing things down makes things sound so much nicer. Well, things here are…

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Fripp & Eno – Evening Star


Release data: Fripp & Eno – Evening Star CD, EG Records, 1975/2008 “Evening Star”, the second album by the duo Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, can nowadays be regarded a classic album in the genre of minimal drone ambient. The tape looping system, already featured on their previous release “No Pussy Footing”, has been further improved, while Fripp’s guitar sounds have been further embedded in…

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Brian Eno – Music for Civic Recovery Centre


Release data: Brian Eno – Music for Civic Recovery Centre CD, Opal ltd, 2000 This is another chapter in the series of ambient music Brain Eno is known for. The cd (part of Eno’s “Quiet Club” series) contains a 44:52 minute section from the “Civic Recovery Centre Proposal” installation at the Hayward Gallery in London in May/June 2000. In fact, Eno has recycled some of…

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