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Brian Eno


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5 stars "No Pussyfooting" of the album that had been announced by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp will have been a challenge to the field where one genre that had been certainly expressed with a purpose as a certain kind of experimental part was not specified. However, the album by which my title had concretely shown the method of the expression to the music as "Non-Musician" as talked by Eno was announced in 1975 would "Discreet Music" it.

An initial work by which he had been expressing his doing the activity of Solo might have been in the part where Music who established an original route where the part where a loop and various sounds of an electronic sound in addition to Pop and Rock had been often irregularly piled up had been taken had been pursued. However, it was an album of the content composed with shape that the element of those Pop and Rock is almost excluded for above-mentioned "Discreet Music". This "Discreet Music" announced from "Obscure label" that he started up would have been exactly a start of the meaning and the meaning that he advocated as "Ambient Music".

It is said that he was being hospitalized due to the accident at time when "Discreet Music" is announced. It is said that his friend passed music with the harp of the 18th century to Eno in hospital. And, Eno listened to the record after the friend had returned. However, revel of the stereo is set low and the channel is made remarks that one was broken. Eno kept listening to Music without having vigour that mended the broken machine parts. And, it is said that he discovered a new interpretation of music through the music. It is therefore because of the remark that it will obtain a new interpretation that music merges in the environment as well as the thing and the color, etc.He will pursue the music for the environment by this discovery. And, this event will inform the world of the purpose of his "Ambient Music" and the definition of the meaning etc. further.

Music that actually merges in environment. Therefore, it is musical that can be completely disregarded at the same time as being able to listen seriously. The existence of "Ambient Music" advocated by Eno will reach this album from "Discreet Music" and achieve one purpose.

The title is exactly "Ambient 1" in this album. In a word, the music that Brain Eno thinks about is advocated in this series with a complete purpose and the meaning. As for music with this purpose, the work with various purposes as a series is announced. And, it will not be an exaggeration to say that this album is the first work of a real album of the ambient music that Eno thinks about. And, the title that is called "Music for the airport" as a sub-title has adhered. The content of this album that started from the part where the music to actually purify the air of the airport is offered is produced with a complete meaning and the meaning exactly as music for the environment. And, this music was actually used in the LaGuardia airport that existed in New York in 1980.

In "1/1", the regular piano melody that Robert Wyatt plays is a subject. It is existence in one space. Or, a sense of existence of the wave that flows quietly and drifts. And, the idea of Eno that glances and is calculated perfectly in the flow in which it thinks including the element of inorganic. Eno and Wyatt had already had acquaintance at time when the album of Matching Mole was produced. And, the life of the wheelchair is done through necessity as for Wyatt due to the accident. Wyatt produced the Solo album and after 1975, had stopped the activity of music temporarily. Wyatt participates for the production of this album within that time frame. This tune might be expressed as an element that completely puts the definition of ambient music.

"2/1" is a tune composed of the chorus. It might be a tune with the impression that only the voice flies about a grand space to the length and breadth mutualfinancing association. And, taking charge of this chorus is three people (Christa Fast, Christine Gomez, and Inge Zeininger). The interval of seven is said that the part of singing silent will have been being added for five seconds. And, one sound is assumed to be length for about 20-30 seconds and the tape has been looped. The unified part regularly becomes a big wave and invites the listener to a mysterious space.

"1/2" adopts the method for the detailed resolution of a piano sound and mixing it with the chorus. The part of the loop with the tape is done along with a silent part. The technique might adopt a method near the method of unifying "1/1" and "2/1". The piano in close relation to the chorus is always kept beauty silent and twines. The essence of ambient music is included enough as for this tune.

As for "2/2", the tune is composed by the synthesizer that Eno plays. The impression of the sound in which the wind instrument and the orchestra are reminiscent might be given to the listener. The work of the tape arbitrarily done might function completely here. The music of the float in the space always merges completely in the environment.

The definition of "Ambient music" that Brian Eno advocated is known well in the world now. It is not an exaggeration to say that the music of this series might have become one culture though exactly considers from a historical viewpoint of music as music for the environment and. The zeal of Eno that recites advocacy and the meaning of ambient music in all Music's genres might be blocked in this album.

Kazuhiro | 5/5 |


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