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APOLLO : ATMOSPHERES & SOUNDTRACKS

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.72 | 74 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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3 stars Not quite comparable to Eno's best works, "Apollo: Atmospheres And Soundtracks" is an excellent album, a little overrated, but still excellent.

We all remember Brian Eno's first ambient album, "Discreet Music", and his perfect ambient masterpiece, "Ambient 1: Music for Airports"; well, the sound and style here is perfected sublimely, and the quality is really impressive, and that's why it got so acclaimed. Minimalism is even more accentuated, we can't even talk about music, since it's basically a collection of different sounds, with some low synths in the background. It might remind "On Land" to some, but it isn't nearly as dark, and not quite that beautiful. Beautiful, in fact, isn't at all a good adjective to use for "Apollo".

"Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks" sounds like a trip to space, to the moon, or towards the never ending stars. A space journey, definitely. The album, like "Music For Films", was intended to be a collection of film scores, that have never been used. This time though, it's more like a collection of space fragments, strange but effectively potent image creator. Many songs here are most definitely worth listening, like "Under Stars", the creepy "Matta", the calm "Drift", the dreamy "Deep Blue Day". Songs that I guarantee will sync into you, in a way or the other.

The album, despite not being one of my favorite Eno albums, is definitely a piece of art that must be collected if you are a true music fan.

EatThatPhonebook | 3/5 |

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