New Music Monday: Brian Eno

“Ambitious yet intimate” is how the Wall Street Journal describes The Ship, Brian Eno’s second solo album this decade.

Mr. Eno cites as inspiration his belief that “the hubris of our ever-growing power contrasts with the paranoia that we’re permanently and increasingly under threat.”
-Wall street Journal

We urge you to check out the title track, The Ship. It uses synthetic orchestral sounds to  open the mind’s eye and create an experience rather than a song. This more than compliments the dark imagery created by his droning throaty vocals that swell and recede with the music.

Further stimulus, [Eno] adds, was provided by his fascination with World War I and interest in the Titanic, at one time “the apex of human technical power.” He focuses on human suffering in vast settings—the blood-soaked fields of Belgium and the desolate North Atlantic Ocean. -Wall Street Journal

The Ship is an explorative work of art that captures the experience of human suffering in an almost post-modern fashion.

Let us know what you think in the comments!


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