06 March, 2012

Summa Theologica

Brian Eno - Discreet Music (1975)

"The inspiration for this album began when Eno was left bed-ridden by an accident and was given an album of eighteenth century harp music. After struggling to put the record on the turntable and returning to bed, he realized that it was turned down toward the threshold of inaudibility and he lacked the strength to get up from the bed again and turn it up. Eno said this experience taught him a new way to perceive music."
These next two weeks will be the most stressful weeks of my life, and thus I need to offset that with some relaxing compositions. Discreet Music is Eno's first foray into ambient music as a solo artist. Definitely not his most accessible work (there are only four tracks with average length of 10 minutes), but the combination of synth layering and classical ensemble distinguish it as one of his best.

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