Thursday, February 25, 2016

Brian Eno Announces New LP

Brian Eno will release his new album, The Ship, in April.

In a statement about the record, the legendary musician and producer said: "On a musical level, I wanted to make a record of songs that didn't rely on the normal underpinnings of rhythmic structure and chord progressions but which allowed voices to exist in their own space and time, like events in a landscape. I wanted to place sonic events in a free, open space."

He also added: "One of the starting points was my fascination with the First World War, that extraordinary trans-cultural madness that arose out of a clash of hubris between empires. It followed immediately after the sinking of the Titanic, which to me is its analogue. The Titanic was the Unsinkable Ship, the apex of human technical power, set to be Man's greatest triumph over nature. The First World War was the war of materiel, "over by Christmas," set to be the triumph of Will and Steel over humanity. The catastrophic failure of each set the stage for a century of dramatic experiments with the relationships between humans and the worlds they make for themselves."

Take a look at the cover, above, and the tracklisting, below, which includes a cover of The Velvet Underground's "I'm Set Free."

01 The Ship
02 Fickle Sun: (i) Fickle Sun (ii) The Hour is Thin (iii) I'm Set Free