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BEFORE AND AFTER SCIENCE

Brian Eno

 

Progressive Electronic

3.79 | 196 ratings

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5 stars While I truly love "Another Green World," I give "Before and After Science" the edge. To some degree, it works better as an LP as side 1 (tracks 1-5) play off on a more energized, frequently frenetic pace while sid 2 (tracks 6-10) are more subdued and may come as close to Ambient Music as vocals can. An added bonuson several tracks is Percy Jones on fretless bass. The Brand X/Tunnels bassist is completely locked in to a funky groove on "Kurt's Rejoinder." Eno's vocals are a seemingly impossible combination of detachment and passion. There is a consistent feeling of dread throughout the album (esp. Backwater, No One Receiving & the last 4 tracks). The first 5 tracks hooked me back in the early 80's when I first heard it. Now the (dis)quieting last 5 tracks completely entrance me. The tracks are gorgeous yet brooding. If we are all doomed, I can't think of a better way to embrace it.
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