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ANOTHER GREEN WORLD

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.94 | 219 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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4 stars With this amazing third album, Brian Eno shows us an abstract world, sounds that resemble an extraordinary universe, so distant from this one.

Eno reaches his highest peak with "Another Green World", and definite maturity. Stylistically speaking it's very far from the first two albums; in here the experimentation breaks in roughly, and all of the quirky, eccentric songs are gone. Here we have or brief, electonic songs, or sophisticated, calm, ,melancholic Pop/Rock songs, sung by Eno with such depth that it's hard to imagine how he reached this level in one year. Basically, "Another Green World" is a first approach to that genre that Eno himself will be precursor, Ambient. In this way, this album , as well as the 1977 album "Before And After Science", can be considered a bridge between two periods; the first two album will form the first one, all the Ambient-Electronic releases form the second one. Once again the guest musicians are plenty, from Fripp, to Manzanera, to Phil Collins. Basically the usual ones.

Once again, Eno uses the same writing down lyrics method; singing first nonsense syllables to himself, write them down and find a sense in them. As a results, the few lyrics we find in this album (five out of fourteen songs are sung) are quite bizarre and eccentric, and it's not always easy to find a sense in them. The other nine songs don't need lyrics; the titles of the songs perfectly resemble with the music, like in "the Big Ship", or "Little Fishes". In this way, "Another Green World" is a journey through a world that can be imagined only thanks to the hearing of the music, an abstract universe that lives only within the person who truly listens and appreciates this piece of art.

This journey gives us many, memorable episodes; from the strange "Sky Saw" , to the beautiful "St.Elmo's Fire", to the odd title track. Then again, the underrated "Golden Hours", "In Dark trees", "Sombre Reptiles". All of these songs have an atmosphere, character, and unquestionable fascination. I could easily mention all of these songs, since there is absolutely no mediocre one.

An essential masterpiece, a landmark album that if you appreciate music you must listen to, more than once. 5 stars.

EatThatPhonebook | 4/5 |

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