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Brian Eno — The Ship (29 April 2016)

Brian Eno — The Ship (29 April 2016)

                     Brian Eno — The Ship (29 April 2016) Brian Eno — The Ship (29 April 2016)♠°♠  Brian Eno covers The Velvet Underground on new album The Ship.
Born: 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
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Expected Release: 29 April 2016
Format: Collector’s Edition, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Record Label: Warp Records
Duration:     47:30
Tracks:
01. The Ship
02. Fickle Sun (I)
03. Fickle Sun (II) The Hour Is Thin
04. Fickle Sun (III) I’m Set Free
RELEASE DETAILS
•   Collectors Edition CD: CD, 8 page booklet and 4 art cards in case bound CD wallet
with spot gloss UV and cloth bound spine
CD: CD and 8 page booklet in wallet
LP: 2LP in printed inners in gatefold with 4 art prints
Coloured vinyl LP: Ltd Edition 2LP on transparent vinyl in printed inners in gatefold with
°   4 art prints (Bleep, Enoshop and other participating stores only)
°   The Ship is Eno’s first solo record since 2012’s Grammy–nominated LUX. Originally conceived from experiments with three dimensional recording techniques and formed in two, interconnected parts, The Ship is almost as much musical novel as traditional album. Eno brings together beautiful songs, minimalist ambience, physical electronics omniscient narratives and technical innovation into a single, cinematic suite. The result is the very best of Eno, a record without parallel in his catalogue. This is the deluxe CD with 8 page booklet and 4 art cards in case bound wallet with spot gloss UV and cloth bound spine.
°   Humankind seems to teeter between hubris and paranoia:
the hubris of our ever–growing power contrasts with the paranoia that we’re permanently and increasingly under threat.
°   At the zenith we realise we have to come down again...
we know that we have more than we deserve or can defend, so we become nervous.
°   Somebody, something is going to take it all from us:
that is the dread of the wealthy.
°   Paranoia leads to defensiveness, and we all end up in the trenches facing each other across the mud.
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.
°   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.
°   I was thinking of those vast dun Belgian fields where the First World War was agonisingly ground out;
and the vast deep ocean where the Titanic sank; and how little difference all that human hope and disappointment made to it.
°   They persist and we pass in a cloud of chatter.
°   Written in the late sixties, Lou Reed’s song ‘I’m Set Free’ seems even more relevant now than it did then.
°   Perhaps anybody who’s read Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens’ will recognise the quiet irony of “I’m set free to find a new illusion”...
and its implication that when we step out of our story we don’t step into ‘the truth’ — whatever that might be — but into another story.
°   This album is a succession of interleaved stories.
°   Some of them I know, some of them I’m discovering now in the making of them.
°   Wave. After. Wave. After. Wave.
Review
BY BEN KAYE ON FEBRUARY 24, 2016, 5:25PM
°   Inspired in part by the sinking of the Titanic (hence the title), The Ship is composed of two tracks running 47–and–a–half minutes. The album’s 21–minute title track, full off ominous sea–chanting, highlights the first half of the album. The second half is titled “Fickle Sun” and features three distinct movements.
°   The first movement finds British actor Peter Serafinowicz reading a poem “created by a Markov Chain Generator (software written by Peter Chilvers) into which we fed accounts of the sinking of the Titanic, some First World War soldiers songs, various bits of cyber–bureaucracy and warnings about hacking, some songs of mine, some descriptions of machinery, and so on,” explains Eno. “The Generator produced thousands of lines of text from which I extracted a few and then put them into this order.”
°   The finale of The Ship is a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free”. In a press release, Eno says the song “seems even more relevant now than it did” when it was written in the late ‘60s. “Perhaps anybody who’s read Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens will recognize the quiet irony of ‘I’m set free to find a new illusion’… and its implication that when we step out of our story we don’t step into ‘the truth’ — whatever that might be — but into another story.”
°   Below, read Eno’s entire statement on the inspiration behind the record. The cover art and tracklist follows.
°   “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.
°   “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.
°   “I was thinking of those vast dun Belgian fields where the First World War was agonisingly ground out; and the vast deep ocean where the Titanic sank; and how little difference all that human hope and disappointment made to it. They persist and we pass in a cloud of chatter.”
°   http://consequenceofsound.net/
Website: http://brian-eno.net/the-ship/
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Brian Eno — The Ship (29 April 2016)

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