Distribution in France: Differ-Ant
Release date: November 12, 2012
LUX is Brian Eno’s first solo album on Warp Records and his first solo album since 2005’s Another Day On Earth. It finds him expanding upon the types of themes and sonic textures that were present on such classic albums as Music For Films, Music For Airports and Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. LUX is one of Eno’s most ambitious works to date; it is a 75-minute composition in twelve sections that evolved from a work currently housed in the Great Gallery of the Palace of Venaria in Turin, Italy. The album is Eno’s third for Warp, following two collaborative albums Small Craft on a Milk Sea (with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams) and Drums Between The Bells (with Rick Holland).
Drums Between the Bells
Distribution in France: differ-ant
Release date: June 20, 2011
The new album resulted from a collaboration between Eno and Rick Holland, a poet who wrote the lyrics to Drums Between the Bells.
Eno has always found great inspiration working with other big thinkers: His long, influential career as an artist, musician and record producer has seen him team up with the top names in rock and pop, including David Byrne, U2, Daniel Lanois, David Bowie and Robert Fripp and most recently, . (Eno’s last album, 2010’s acclaimed Small Craft on a Milk Sea, was collaboration with musicians Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams.). Under all the talking lies a tapestry of pillowy synths, minor-key melodies, chiming guitars, skittering drums and the other sonic touches that define all of Eno’s recent work. The man has a sound — you can spot an Eno track, or at least a very good imitation, with a simple taste of the ingredients. His is a well-defined palette, and one that works.
Small Craft On A Milk Sea
Release date: November 17, 2010
Finally, Warp Records and Brian Eno come together. These two names hold equal footing in the pantheon of electronic music, Eno having charted the way and the Warp Records roster picking up on his cues to continually push the genre forward in the past two decades. The first fruits of this new artistic relationship, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, finds Eno, with his musical accolites Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins, exploring all facets of his previous instrumental work, while maintaining the sense of forward-thinking freshness that has rightfully given him a reputation as one of the most influential and consistent musicians of the last half century. Small Craft on a Milk Sea gives us the classically transportive experience that Brian Eno excels in creating. It begs to be listened to as a whole, so that one can track the emotional trajectory of the album, moving with Eno from mildly stoned contentment to burgeoning paranoia, to explosive frustration and back again. Even a label as enviable as Warp should count itself lucky to have him, as should we.
(extract from an article by Corey Beasley –Pop Matters)
Another day on earth
Release date: January 01, 2005
Not sure what’s happening with me on this one, but it seems like the more I listen to it, the better Another Day On Earth gets. Another Day On Earth simply put is one of Brian Eno’s best CDs to date.
The CD kicks off with a great track, This, that I suspect will be heard on radio stations everywhere, and deservedly so. It’s a really nice track.
Another Day On Earth is a pleasantly varied, mix of 11 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly superb artist. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Seemingly drawing from what I can only imagine are him own personal experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions like love, and the pain of failed relationships can certainly be heard.
I’m of the opinion that Another Day On Earth is certainly Brian Eno’s best work in a few years. A totally enjoyable CD and an outstanding release. What I call must have music. I give it two thumbs up because it’s a collection that even the casual Rock fan can appreciate and enjoy.
While the entire album is really very good some of my favorites are track 2 – And Then So Clear, track 3 – A Long Way Down, and track 11 – Bone Bomb
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 7 – How Many Worlds. This is a great track!
Clyde Lee Dennis