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Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.16 | 41 ratings

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4 stars If we define music as "sound in time" then this is music by definition. But you won't find here any cadences, any melodic argument and no harmony whatsoever. Instead this album represents an exploration in the latitude of sound, its expansion as a spatial event by means of a series of pitches taken from the phrygian mode (the phrygian mode is mentioned in the liner notes), which is very similar to a natural minor scale. The result is fascinating, a seemingly random Arabic mood which goes nowhere and everywhere, a monotonous repetition that drives the subconscious mind in unison with the also monotonous movement of the air, the dreamy nature of the universe and the relentless movement of atomic particles. The duration aspect of Neroli is also interesting in the exploration of mood: is it long? is it short? Why do I replay the cd each time? Is it too long or too short for what? You may find the 58 minutes of this fantastic exploration a complete bore, as you would find boring any attractive argument but spoken in a language that you don't understand. I believe Neroli has enough merits to be in my "must have" collection.
jameszbn | 4/5 |


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