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Brian Eno Announces New Ambient Album
Christian Eede , November 15th, 2016 15:39

Eno's past work has pioneered the ambient sound

Brian Eno has announced a new ambient album, entitled Reflection, for release in the new year via Warp Records.

Writing about the new album, Eno says: "Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975 ( - or did it start with the first Fripp and Eno album in 1973? Or did it start with the first original piece of music I ever made, at Ipswich Art School in 1965 - recordings of a metal lampshade slowed down to half and quarter speed, all overlaid?)"

Eno also says that he does not quite understand what the term 'ambient' means anymore, adding that "it seems to have swollen to accommodate some quite unexpected bedfellow - but I still use it to distinguish it from pieces of music that have fixed duration and rhythmically connected, locked together elements."

Reflection is out on January 1.

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