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Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 79 ratings

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4 stars It is easy to overlook or keep a strict record of Brian Eno´s vast discography; taking into account; in my experience, besides being huge, not all projects are worth the wait. So it is like random luck. "Sample-Test-Decide-Hold/Unhold", a quiet expensive route.

So feel lucky! This "Small Craft on a Milk Sea" is like a "Greatest, Brian Eno, Musical Languages' Discoveries and Experimentations", through out his entire career, release. If you thought, it is quiet impossible to blend the "primitive electronic-toy language" of lets say "Taking Tiger Mountain.." or the more close to weird-pop music of "Here Come the Warm Jets" to more sober works like "Before and After Science" (which name would have been perfect for this album), and understand in the process, his taste for bands like Ultravox; which 1st record he produced, his closeness with people like Bowie, Robert Fripp, Daniel Lanois, David Byrne, or long time partner John Cale, adding up to a very, very long list of collaborations. And his now new collaborators: Leo Abrahams, whose electric guitar gives this work its rocking nature when needed and Jon Hopkins on the keys. And of course in the middle of all these, his amazing sonic discoveries in the form of his most "famous" known language "Ambient". So don't let me be misunderstood. All here is new material that by chance or intention, establish all his musical language discoveries, which he has absorved, sampled, tested, proven, changed and re-modeled, for this project.

Worth the wait, or however you want to call it. Mostly, AMBIENT a little bit conceptual like "Before and After" and a very kind trip to most of his musical discoveries highlights.

4 "excellent work, worth listening to".. PA stars. To be honest, I even got the "Deluxe Edition". It is worth it.


admireArt | 4/5 |


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