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The Friday Morning Listen: Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)

by Mark Saleski What is it about a vacation? Let’s say that there’s just the two of you, a house, no kids. Then, you go on vacation, arriving at your destination spot. So now the house has been swapped for a nice hotel room with a view (in our case, a view of the side of an old warehouse, butRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2010 Grammy winners

Something Else! Reviews on the 2010 Grammy winners

Click through the titles below for Something Else! reviews on a few of our favorites from Sunday night’s Grammy Award show, from Byrne/Eno to Corea/McLaughlin, from Derek Trucks to Diana Krall: LEVON HELM, ‘ELECTRIC DIRT’ (Best Americana album): An absurdly beautiful rural evocation, hard-eyed at times but rollicking and vulnerable in the way that the very best Southern soul alwaysRead More

Jon Hassell – Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (2009)

Jon Hassell – Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron Jon Hassell is an inventor of new forms of music – of new ideas of what music could be and how it might be made. His work is drawn from his whole cultural experience without fear or prejudice. It is an optimistic, global vision that suggests not only possible musics but possible futures.” The quote cameRead More

Philip Glass – ‘Low’ Symphony (1993)

Composed in the spring of 1992, and based on the classic David Bowie collaboration with Brian Eno from 1977, Philip Glass’ orchestral interpretation is that oddity that makes sense. Originally an experimental recording of startling depth and complexity, it follows that “Low” would transfer well into the next iteration. Glass — a three-time Academy Award-nominated classical-music composer — took threeRead More

Brian Eno – Eno Box II: Vocals (1999)

It might be best to take Brian Eno — the electronic mastermind behind some of the most important modern rock albums by the likes of David Bowie, Talking Heads and U2 — in smaller doses than this three-disc set allows. A thinker, a tinkerer, he’s always risked much — not least of which was failure. Still, swallowed whole, “Eno BoxRead More

Gimme Five: Producer/musician Daniel Lanois

The Tuesday release by Daniel Lanois of Here Is What Is, a soundtrack to the documentary tour film of the same name, got me to thinking. After all, this one-time New Orleanian had a guiding hand as producer in creating the just-right atmosphere around several of my favorite rock recordings of the 1980s — including memorable efforts from U2, theRead More

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